How to measure connected success (for academics)
Wed, Feb 11 2015 04:30 | academia, academic, career, connected, network, online, PhD, reputation, twitter
A week or so ago I had read Terry Anderson's blog post asking the question on whether it is worth it for aspiring academics to blog (and tweet, and generally be visible on the interwebs). It's an interesting post and I encourage everyone to read it and post their opinions on twitter, here, on Terry's post. I'd love to know what other newer academics think about this.I am new, but not new, to academia.
Ethically Gray Grounds, with an aftershow featuring the work of Literature Reviews
Remember this prof?This week has felt a bit like a slumber week in my research methods course. I don't know if it's Old Man Winter and the snow he's dumping on us that's making me a little sleepier than usual, or if discussions on research ethics don't particularly float my boat. I sure do understand the importance of ethics in research, but when it comes to internet research ethics (despite
Research: Process, Ethics, Validation, and Technicianship?
Wed, Jan 28 2015 18:14 | #massiveteaching, #moocfail, #remixthediss, #rhizo14, academia, achievement, alt-ac, APLING621, EDDE801, EDDE802, epistemology, ethics, ontology, PhD, ProfDev, professional, research, SLA
Derby Wharf, Salem, MA - Jan 2015 (Storm: Juno)I am sure that last one is a word I just made up on the spot. It's been a slow week in 802. I was reading Lisa's reflection on Lurking in 802 (she is in last year's cohort, so she is two courses ahead of us in Cohort 7), and how she viewed 802 at the time as a make or break experience for the Ed.D. program. While 801 last semester was a whirlwind
Academic writing, but not in English...
One of the nice things about being a language geek and an academic is that you get access to research that has been published in other languages. In addition to English I fare quite well with research written in French, Italian, and Greek. Even though I don't have any formal experience with learning Spanish I could probably get the gist of Spanish articles based on my familiarity of French and
Axiology, Ontology, Epistemology, Researchology...
Alright, I made that last one up (probably). This week (Week 2/14) in EDDE 802 we are tackling knowing, ways of knowing, "valid" knowledge and ways of known, frameworks for research and so on. It's quite a huge topic, and something that even seasoned researchers keep coming back to and analyzing, debating, discussing, and re-evaluating. The prodding question this week to get our mental
I dream of dissertation...
Fri, Jan 16 2015 17:30 | #remixthediss, #rhizo14, autoethnography, cMOOC, coursera, DBR, dissertation, EDDE802, edx, INSDSG684, iversity, methodology, miriadax, MOOC, OLC, PhD, pMOOC, research, rMOOC, xMOOC
Week 1 of 15, of semester 2 of 8, of doctoral work is about to end! The course that my cohort is focusing on this semester is a research methods course. Luckily neither I, nor it seems many of my classmates, are that new to research methods. It's nice to have the group (or at least quite a few members of the group) exposed to the basics so that we can spend some time in critiquing and going
Is our current HigherEd setup encouraging prolonged (academic) adolesence?
In a recent posting about doctoral degrees ("academic" versus "professional") there was one line of thought that I meant to explore, but I really neglected because it didn't quite fit in with the post the way it was ultimately flowed. In the ACM eLearn article that really got my mental gears going, and to which my post was a response to, the professional doctor "is more likely to consume research"
Of MOOCs, online courses, content, and teaching - whoa, that's a lot!
Mon, Jan 5 2015 07:00 | #ccourses, #change11, #rhizo14, cMOOC, engagement, LMS, MOOC, NoSignigicantDifference, onlineLearning, open teaching, Openness, rMOOC, xMOOC
Alright, being now back from my mini vacation, and back into the regular rhythm of work, reading, and very soon classes, I've caught up with a lot of my saved Pocket articles. The one thing I saw is, still, the very schizo nature of MOOC reporting and commentary. This reminds me a bit of the headlines, back in the day on Engadget and other tech sites, about studies on cell phones causing/not
Online Doctorates, degree designation, and misunderstanding of what it all means...
Sun, Jan 4 2015 10:42 | 2cents, administration, alt-ac, higherEd, onlineLearning, PhD, practice, research
Happy new year to all! The other day I was catching up on some reading in my Pocket account when I read an article in eLearn Magazine about online doctorates. I feel like I should have a grumpy-cat image on this blog with a big "no" on it since there were a number of things that seemed really wrong to me about this article. Some of them are probably the author's interpretation, or way of explicating
Connecting the dots...thoughts about working in academia
Tue, Dec 30 2014 05:00 | adjuncts, administration, equity, faculty, higherEd, instructionalDesign, practice, work
[warning: lengthier post than usual] Before I left for December my mini vacation I had a holiday themed catch-up with a number of friends and colleagues on campus. With the semester winding down, and with the holidays as an excuse it was a good opportunity for people to get together and share some news about what had transpired over the past semester, share notes, best practices, and so on. One of