How to teach swarming?
Mon, Aug 24 2015 04:00 | #rhizo14, #rhizo15, #rhizoANT, EDDE801, EDDE802, INSDSG601, instructionalDesign, swarm, writing
The other day I came across a post on someone's blog on group work, and I saw this funny (but true, at least to most of my experiences) graphic on group work. One of the soft skills required to graduate in the MEd program I teach in is to be able to demonstrate the ability to work with others on projects and joint efforts. This is quite broad as it doesn't specify whether someone is cooperating
Attack of the untext - my own stumbling blocks
Thu, Nov 20 2014 17:00 | #ccourses, #remixthediss, #rhizo14, cMOOC, collaboration, dissertation, MOOC, MRT, research, writing
It's been a while since Rhizo14 ended, but the community is going strong! Facebook may not be as active (or maybe facebook is hiding most Rhizo posts from my timeline...that could be it...anyway), but we are still chugging along with the collaborative *graphy. I can't call it an ethnography, or autoethnography because variables have changed. Some of us decided to get together and write
Time flies when you are having fun
I just realized that it's been a while since I've posted something on here. I guess compared to other blogs I am still a regular poster, but I'd like to post more often. Well, here I am! I guess time flies when you are having fun, and getting over a cold (have we found a cure for that yet?)This month has been a crazy month, in addition to the day job, and my part time teaching gig (which
Academic writing - collaborator or lone wolf?
One of the things I've been thinking about recently is the topic of research, writing, and publishing. If you want to be in academia research and publishing is a must while if you want to be in the private sector it may not be as important (I am guessing it's not - but if you are of differing opinion leave a comment!) In thinking of research and publishing one of the questions that comes to mind is
end of mobiMOOC, and other writing
MobiMOOC ended last week, but the list is still going, much to my surprise! Granted it's not as active as it was before when it was in session, but a bunch of us interested people do continue to contribute - as a matter of fact we're planning on co-authoring a collaborative paper on the whole thing! I don't really know what the progress of that will be since I am not the team leader on it, but
It's been about a month since I finished reading all the books, articles, news-items and non-print media items for my research on Digital Natives. I also went through and I classified everything, took notes and in general just got prepared to write, but I have not done so. Part of it is that I can't bear to rehash the sheer amount of bullshit and "common wisdom" that's been mindlessly reproduced
Cut....and Paste. Cut!....and Paste!
The title of this blog post should be read with the same annunciation as the 'iron and sulfur' skit in Strindberg and helium. I need to find a way to incorporate Utterli into the blog.Anyway, I digress. I saw this follow up PhD comic strip and it reminded me very much about how I go about writing papers. First I go to TextEdit and I outline my sections. Then I got into word and I create styles for
What is "good writing"
I came across this article the other day on the issue of Good Writing.While I do believe that most people skim read, is this a good thing or a bad thing? Should we really be teaching people to write for skim readers?In my opinion, good writing in contextual. Good writing for the web, is not necessarily good writing for a business journal, which is not necessarily good writing for a research report