If it's free, why pay for it?
Back to instructional & educational technology during the winter break.Over the past few months a number of things have happened:1. We've seen IT departments bitten by the budget shortfall bug, and IT departments are looking at how they can be lean and mean.2. We've seen colleges contemplating stopping services like email that students can get for free and often have prior to entering college.3. Boston
Another semester done!
Another semester is done!I completed my final and handed it in for grading (I think I did well).With Linguistics (Apling 601) under my belt, I feel confident that things will make more sense from now on ;-)In any case, in retrospect this semester was not bad. I only had one class which I did well in. I did spend a boatload of time working on GIDA (graduate instructional design alumni association) with
Thu, Dec 4 2008 06:02 | apling601
Paper due in one week.The paper is kind of, sort of done. It just needs two or three rounds of editing. I guess I will be silent on here until next week :-)
Kids blame technology for homework hand-in failures
Mon, Dec 1 2008 07:36
I was reading this article on the Register a week or so ago.I think that this is pretty interesting because one of my friends is having problems (technological ones) with his kids' assigned homework and the electronic aspect of things.‘My dog ate it’, ‘I left it on the bus’, and ‘someone stole it’ – they were the classic excuses in our day for not handing in homework. But modern youth
Mon, Nov 24 2008 08:16
Running on silent mode this week.Working on paperWorking on Thanksgiving prepLooking forward to weekend
Education via Wiki
Over the summer I took INSDSG 605, a course which is all about new media. As a way of experimenting with a wiki, I started a course called Greek4Travelers on wikidot.com.I really didn't get far with the wiki because as most course and content creators know, creating curriculum does take up a lot of time. I would love to revisit the topic though at some point because my moodle implementation of the
Picked my topic!
OK, so I did some searching on our wonderful library databases and I found an article in the Harvard Business Review on customer service. Since my observation paper was of customer service interactions, it makes sense that I pick a written text that deals with customer service.I've read the article, reviewed the observation data, and outlined what I am analyzing, now I just need to do the analysis.
'Digital Dark Age' May Doom Some Data - if you don't prepare
I think this article is pretty interesting (direct link: click)I personally think that this isn't just a standards issue, and a proprietary vs. open issue, but it is also an issue of proper practices and quality storage media. Recently I read a blog post of one of my blogging colleagues in Greece that irretrievably lost his valuable data (from ten years ago) that was residing on CD-Rs.Luckily my insistence
Paper #2: Indecision 2008
OK, so now I've got something to keep me going in my linguistics class - as much as I bemoan homework at times, I feel like I am a masochist for it!Anyway, I've got my paper assignment for paper number two. With this paper I've got options, many options! One, obvious, option is to compare the text of a conversation that I observed to the text of an article and note differences in morphology and other
I dream of PhD
The issue of a PhD (or EdD, or D.B.A.) has come up many times in recent years. After I graduated with an M.B.A. and I applied for the M.Sc. program the question was "why don't you go for a PhD?" I thought about it, but I didn't really find something that satisfied my intellectual curiosity.Once I got my M.S., and I applied for an M.A. and an M.Ed. the same question became even louder from friends,