VConnecting at NMC17 with Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Jill Leafstedt
Continuing with my virtually connecting documentation activities this week, here is a session with Jill Leafstead and @brocansky. Hey! Got to meet another twitter buddy in person! Woohoo! :-) We were also joined by Eden Dahlstrom the new executive director of the NMC. The thing we learned (too late) was that the Mac defaults to the build-in microphone when turned off, so...the wired microphone
Virtually Connecting at NMC - with Bryan Alexander
A bit of personal documenting this week, posting some videos of virtually connecting sessions from last week's NMC 2017 summer conference. This was my second virtually connecting series with me as one of the onsite buddies, and this was a fun talk with Bryan Alexander. I've been a virtual and an onsite buddy for a while now, and I still haven't gotten the timings right! I guess I have more
Kicking off the lit-review (2.0)
With the summer here, and all of my doctoral coursework behind me, we are firmly in the self-determination area of the game-board. No external pressures, no external timelines (although there is a statute of limitations on the degree), and interim assignments. The dissertation proposal is it! That's the next target (which I am hoping to meet by December 2017).I already have a literature
The doctoral Winchester plan
If you've ever seen the movie Shaun of the Dead, a humorous take on the surviving the zombie apocalypse, you are familiar with the Winchester plan. The Winchester is a local (to the protagonist) pub, and it key to surviving the zombie apocalypse - according to the protagonist, is taking a short skip-and-a-hop to the local pub (after doing a couple of short tasks) and waiting for help to arrive
Networked Learning you say?
Mon, May 15 2017 03:00 | dissertation, education, network, Networked learning, PhD, procrastination, research
Last year, around this time of year, I went on a fun little academic detour. A colleague from overseas (Suzan) invited me to work with her on a conference paper for last year's Networked Learning conference. While we worked on it we came up with the concept of Hybrid Presence which Suzan presented for us (since I could not attend in person) and we worked on an expanded version of the paper which
Are conferences places where we repeat ourselves?
It's been a long time since I last blogged and it wasn't part of a class (or at least it really feels like a long time!) Last week I received informational booklets (more than a triptych, less than an actual program book, and advertising in nature) for a couple of summer conferences that I keep track of, and some of which I have attended in the past.Leafing though these booklets I noticed something
EDDE 806: Epilogue (of reboots and alternative universes)
I guess this is my "806 is dead, long live 806!" post ;-) One of the final requirements for EDDE 806 is to:Create a final blog post linking to the 6 earlier posts and providing a final reflection, feedback and any recommendations on the course as a whole.For those who are keeping score at home, other course requirements included the following:Present a 30-45 minute presentation on their proposal
EDDE 806 - Post XIII - It's the end of the semester, and I feel fine
Alright folks! That's a wrap for EDDE 806 for this semester! The semester went out with a bang with three members of my cohort presenting their dissertation proposal work in progress (and for those on the east coast the session was a little long - after a long day - but well worth it!).The three proposed research projects are Kim's, titled "Student Satisfaction Levels among Canadian
EDDE 806 - Post XII - Of Navigators and Succession...
Last evening we had our penultimate EDDE 806 session for this season. On tap for the evening we had Neera's presentation (originally of Cohort 6, but now firmly "one of our own" in cohort 7), and a presentation by Stephanie.One question that came to mind, outside of the context of these presentations, was how long do EdD students stick around in 806 after they have met the requirements of the course?
Loyalty a one way street?
[Warning: longer than usual post] Recently I came across an article on InsideHigherEd titled In Higher Ed, Loyalty Is a One-Way Street, and the tagline was "Loyalty of students and faculty is often demanded. Is it returned?" The main thesis of the article is that in higher education the job you're in is the job you're in unless you apply for another job and get in, at which point you can