Denied! You can't follow me on twitter!
I was reading this blog post on Donald Clark's blog on the subject of twitter followers. Luckily the incidents that he describes are not happening to me with as much frequency - because my tweets are private. I follow about 50 people, and 40 people follow me. The people I follow I want to follow, and the people that follow me are people that I think are interesting and I would like to interact with.Of
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
Calling it a "science" doesn't make it so...
I was reading this article on the Chronicle of Higher Ed recently. The article is about teaching customer service as a science. Please forgive my naiveté but calling something a science does not make it so!While there are some scientific elements - what is referred to as social science - such as sociology and psychology, trying to make a whole degree program out of customer service is just plain silly.
The first step....
A little humor for your Wednesday.Dedicated to all those that are starting a Thesis or Capstone project (or thinking about it anyway) :-)
Boring Within or Simply Boring?
I was reading this article on insidehighered.com the other day.All I have to say is BRILLIANT! (OK, maybe I am getting a bit carried away here)While the article doesn't point out much new information (for me anyways - sorry, I don't mean to sound like a snob), it manages to point out that a lecture is not an inherent ability that you are either born with or you are not. It's is a skill, an art dare
If TV science was more like real science
Here's some weekend humor for you,courtesy of PhD comics
Attack of the bad powerpoint presenters
I had a good laugh when I read this over at the PowerPoint Ninja. The author goes though a list of the different types of bad PowerPoint presenter types (although I find that sometimes these types intermix).It's no surprise that I've survived a number of bad PowerPoint presentations. The most annoying ones are the Reader, the Apologist and the Wanderer. This tells me that they've spent NO time actually
Traits of a community Manager
I came across this article on Mashable a few weeks ago about the traits of a good community manager. Granted this article is concerned more with commerce rather than academia, however I do think that the traits do translate one-to-one in academia.I encourage people to go to mashable and read the article. Here are a few of my thoughts on it.1. Love your jobWell this is a d'uh for almost any job (otherwise
How to refer to your professor
Here's a nice little comical flow chart for all you students who don't know how to refer to your professors :-)
Knowledge Overload - a response
I was reading an article called Knowledge Overload over at Inside Higher Ed about a month ago. It was quite an interesting article. I've personally experienced information overload in the last few years by discovering new blogs and information sources and it was interesting to see an academic perspective.I won't really go into the whole article, you should head over and read it if academia and academic