Club-Admiralty

v6.2.3 - moving along, a point increase at a time

The right to read

Recently I came across and article called the right to readIt's not long, and it's a short sci-fi story.With all the talk about ebooks this year being the in thing for 2009, and my own experiences with ebooks, I think that it's worth while to read.Now while this story is rather bleak and it points to a possibility, an unintended consequence of DRM on our media and its effects on education.Excerpt:For
Read More....
View Comments

Abstract Madlib

A little beginning-of-semester humor from PhD
Read More....
View Comments

Convicing others to blog - or not

I recently came across a blog post on engaged learning dot net called convincing others to blog.I read it and I found it quite interesting. As someone how's got four blogs already, I know that there is value to speaking about things you like and topics where you may be a subject matter expert. The time commitment to blog is not very taxing. If you know what you are talking about you can write a blog
Read More....
View Comments

Ning versus the Campus Portal

I came across this Educause North Atlantic conference presentation file relatively recently. As someone who has created a Ning social Network for one program (and helped develop a Ning network for another), I thought this presentation was interesting. I really wish there were an associated podcast with this powerpoint file because the powerpoint alone does this presentation little justiceOne of the
Read More....
View Comments

Librarianship is dead. Long live librarianship.

OK, now that I've got your attention, I decided to create a complimentary post to this blog entry called instructional design is deadMuch discussion has been had on publib recently about the downgrading of librarianship as a profession.One comment says: I certainly wouldn't suggest that we should make our catalogingsystems deliberately arcane or complex simply to justify our existence(s). But there
Read More....
View Comments

Podcasts and language learning

Recently I listened to a podcast version of this video-blog.It appears that Steve and I have the same interest in language - learning language in order to communicate :-)While I agree that podcast-only methods of learning a language are not sufficient, I disagree with Steve's thesis that a podcast that has a dialog in a foreign language followed by explanations in the native language is not a good
Read More....
View Comments

Start of a new semester

Back to classes!This semester I am back to my norm of three classes a semester. After last semester's relatively relaxed atmosphere (because I only had one class), I wonder how I will cope with being back to full speed.This semester, again, I am focusing on applied linguistics, taking two core courses (one for the core of the program, and one for the concentration), and an elective course on English
Read More....
View Comments

Teaching Terminology

Recently, while clearing out my Google Starred Items, I ran across this article on the Linguist that I meant to read - but it slipped through my radar.I do have to agree with Steve on some points. If you are strictly a linguist, the teaching terminology is jargon that just doesn't make sense. This is one of the reasons I decided to do a dual master's degree in Instructional Design and Applied Linguistics.
Read More....
View Comments

Presentations & the grad student

I've been a graduate student now longer than I was an undergraduate. One of the hallmarks of graduate education are presentations, many, many presentations.Granted my first presentations stunk royally, but I've made it my personal goal to be a good presenter by the time I am out of grad school. Blogs like Presentation Zen and classes like Visual Literacy do help, but there is also an element of posture,
Read More....
View Comments

The role of grammar in language study

Recently I had posed an open question to people out there to see how much they remember from their intro language courses. I then stumbled upon two relatively recent starred items in my google reader that I had not read yet:The role of grammar in language studyandMore on grammar.I have to say that I agree with Steve on both his posts, and this comes from personal experience. As an undergrad I spent
Read More....
View Comments
See Older Posts...