EDDE 806 - Post VI.II - Attack of the Greeks!
Wed, Oct 19 2016 14:00 | EDDE805, EDDE806, MOOC, open, open access, open learning, open scholarship, open teaching, openEd, PhD
Now that I am back from vacation (was off to Spain, but spent a little time in Istanbul on the way to and from), it's time to catch up a bit on EDDE 806. On the day that I was flying out to begin my vacation Alec Couros was presenting....D'oh! I missed the opportunity to be live in that 806. Not only was Alec on, but there was also a fellow EDDE student who is also Greek. It would
Abstract Art Forms...
Back from vacation and I feel like there is so much to do by December 10th ;-)Here is a most recent PhD comic that reminds me a lot of real life...
Thinking about the literature review...
This week, one of the discussion forums in my doctoral seminar had this question (well, it was part of the question, but I just pulled out this part):How are you deciding what literature to review for your lit review? What determining factors direct you?I think that my literature review is probably going to be a little challenging. My overall question is “why do people in MOOCs collaborate on non-assigned
Schoolwork during vacation, and access to the web
It's amazing how much access to the internet is really woven into our daily lives. For the past 2 weeks I've been away on vacation in Spain. Before we left home I tried to be proactive, I scanned some of the book chapters that were due for my class while I was away, I got Assignment 1 done before I left, and I downloaded articles onto my Surface Pro so that I had reading material to go
EDDE 805 - Dissertation Critique
Well, the semester is rockin' and rollin'. Thanks to @merryspaniel, and the fact that AU posts their syllabi on the web, I knew that I had an assignment early on where I had to critique a couple of dissertations that were already published. This was also a perfect opportunity to read a dissertation the colleague George M. had send me a while back as an exemplar of a good dissertation in
Pondering assigning groupwork...
Mon, Sep 19 2016 04:00 | assignment, Design, groupwork, INSDSG601, instructionalDesign, open teaching, teaching
The summer semester is over! Well, it's been over for several weeks now and the fall semester is in full swing, but I am not teaching this semester (focusing more on projects that have been on the back-burner for a while). Taking a break from teaching actually makes me think more about teaching in an odd way (I guess out of sight, but not out of mind).One of the courses that I teach is an intro
EDDE 806 - Post VI - A new semester
And so, this week, another school season kicks off! This week we had both the kick-off for EDDE 805 (dissertation seminar I) and EDDE 806 (dissertation seminar II). I decided that last to start attending EDDE 806 regularly (or as regularly as I can) so that my final class-based semester (next spring) can be focused more on getting my dissertation proposal done.In this first session of EDDE
Recently I came across a post by Josh Kim on whether LinkedIn will replace the traditional academic CV. My short answer to that is "no". This isn't because I think LinkedIn is bad (it's not), or that the CV is awesome (it's not). I've got a bone to pick with the traditional, paper-based, academic CV.The common wisdom, as Kim alludes to, is that a resume is short and targeted, while a CV
Academic literacy in another language
Tue, Aug 23 2016 02:30 | assignment, corpusLinguistics, dissertation, EDDE802, EDDE805, linguistics, MOOC, PhD
These past couple of weeks, along with some projects I am working on with colleagues, I am also trying to make some headway for my fall class, EDDE 805, which is the first of two doctoral seminars. From what I can see from the abbreviated syllabus (love that it's just posted on the web!) one of the assignments is an analysis of dissertations of people who are already doctors in our field. The
Long time vBuddy, first time sBuddy
It took a while for me to get this post started. Conferences are great, but between being physically tired, and having to catch up on other work (that wasn't done while at the conference), it means that some things that require more bandwidth get kicked a little further down the road :-)In any case, I thought I would write a little bit about my first time being an onsite Buddy (sBuddy - "oBuddy"