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Anatomy of an unworkshop

This is partly a rant, and partly a reference to an interesting blog piece I read earlier today.I was reading this blog article about the anatomy of an unworkshop. Now the content within the blog post is pretty interested, what I take issue with is the naming convention: the unworkshop.Sometimes I feel like academics have nothing better to do than come up with silly names to describe a slightly different
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Modest Program Recommendations

OK, so it's the end of the semester, I've completed two whole classes in applied linguistics and I have spoken to many people about the program - classmates and faculty alike. I've gotten to find out what my classmates' plans are post graduation and so on. Some of my classmates are going into teaching (or remaining in teaching) while others like me are considering a PhD route.Now, the program is structured
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If it's free, why pay for it?

Back to instructional & educational technology during the winter break.Over the past few months a number of things have happened:1. We've seen IT departments bitten by the budget shortfall bug, and IT departments are looking at how they can be lean and mean.2. We've seen colleges contemplating stopping services like email that students can get for free and often have prior to entering college.3. Boston
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Another semester done!

Another semester is done!I completed my final and handed it in for grading (I think I did well).With Linguistics (Apling 601) under my belt, I feel confident that things will make more sense from now on ;-)In any case, in retrospect this semester was not bad. I only had one class which I did well in. I did spend a boatload of time working on GIDA (graduate instructional design alumni association) with
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Quiet again...

Paper due in one week.The paper is kind of, sort of done. It just needs two or three rounds of editing. I guess I will be silent on here until next week :-)
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Kids blame technology for homework hand-in failures

I was reading this article on the Register a week or so ago.I think that this is pretty interesting because one of my friends is having problems (technological ones) with his kids' assigned homework and the electronic aspect of things.‘My dog ate it’, ‘I left it on the bus’, and ‘someone stole it’ – they were the classic excuses in our day for not handing in homework. But modern youth
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