MOOCs as admissions considerations
It's been a while since I've sat down to blog (with the exception of my brief postings last week). I guess I've had my nose firmly planted in books (physical and digital) trying to get through the reading components of my dissertation proposal so I can sit down and write. I tend to find (for me anyway) that having a bit more of a complete picture in my head as to what I want to write about cuts
VConnecting NMC Carol Sharicz Wendy Shapiro Judith Erdman
OK, so here is the final session that I was an onsite buddy for from this summer's NMC summer conference. This session has us join Wendy Shapiro, Judith Erdman, and Carol Sharicz from the UMass Boston Instructional Design Program.
VConnecting at NMC17 Michael Berman & Eden Dahlstrom
What is the NMC? What is its history? Well, see the following virtually connecting session from the NMC summer conference and find out :-)
VConnecting at NMC17 Gardner Campbell & Christina Engelbart
Here is a session with Gardner and Christina. Their session was one of the few that I got to attend and it was really good! The odd thing is that sessions that I wanted to attend were mostly in the same room, and if you didn't get there in time, the door locked behind you (bug or feature?)
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