Sun, Aug 27 2017 01:30 | dissertation, EDDE802, EDDE805, ethics, MDDE702, methodology, proposal, reliability, research, validity
It's been a crazy few days! If it weren't for my brother coming down to hangout for a while I probably would have more in common with Nosferatu than a regular human being😹 (having been stuck indoors for most of the weekend). When I started off this summer I gave myself a deadline to be done with my methods chapter by August 30th (chapter 3 of my proposal). After reading...and
Rubber, meet Road: On starting the dissertation process
Wed, Jun 15 2016 02:30 | collaboration, dissertation, EDDE805, epistemology, journey, MDDE702, methodology, motivation, novelty, PhD, research
So. It is finally upon me! The time to put pen to paper (or in my case tap some keys on the keyboard to throw some stuff called text into a Google Doc) in order to start putting together my dissertation proposal. In some respects I am doing this backwards. I am taking a Research Methods course this summer as a way of getting re-acquainted with some things, and to get better acquainted
Social Research and community informing
In my quest to finally catch up with everything that I've saved in Pocket for the last month, I came across a post written by Rebecca (luckily not that long ago) where she asks:Should those who study social media communities be required to inform the community of the research results?I think that this is both an easy, yet a very complicated question! I believe that the ethical thing
One more assignemnt down... One to go...
I am starting to feel like Jack Bauer in 24 as EDDE 802 progresses. 60 days down in the semester, and 25 left to go. I can hear the clock ticking down...Assignment 3 was completed this weekend, a few days before it was actually due (thank you to Lisa for the peer review!). It's a small assignment describing the conceptual frameworks that we are going to use for researching a specific research
It's hard to believe, but this week we are commencing unit 4 (of 5) in EDDE 802 - which is all about data collection, thus leaving behind the research methodology unit. This past week has been particularly difficult due to the amount of reading. Now, I should say that my MA in Applied Linguistics has prepared me for a lot for the amount of reading an MA and a PhD student should be
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
You are being watched, every minute of every day... (research ethics)
Thu, Apr 17 2014 09:45 | #edcmooc, #et4online, #rhizo14, ethics, lurker, methodology, open, research, SloanC
Last week I was somewhere between work, teaching, the NERCOMP symposium I co-facilitated and the annual Sloan Consortium Emerging Tech for Online conference. It was nice to see some familiar MOOC faces on both twitter and on the live stream presentations.I think it was in Jen Ross's presentation (of EDCMOOC fame) that a Rhizo14 participant was quoted anonymously. I really didn't think much
Confessions of a MOOC connoisseur
Mon, Apr 7 2014 07:23 | #oldsmooc, #OpenBadgesMOOC, #rhizo14, CCK11, cMOOC, coursera, EdTech, eduMOOC11, edx, LAK11, methodology, mobiMOOC, MOOC, pMOOC, research, udacity, xMOOC
Well, it's the end of the week (or the beginning if you are following Western conventions with the odd behavior of calling "Sunday" the beginning of the week), grading for my course, for this week, is done, and it's time to see what I missed on Rhizo14 while I was tending to other things. One of the things that we are putting together (in addition to the long autoethnography for #rhizo14) is this
Instructional Strategies: What Do Online Students Prefer?
Thu, Jan 15 2009 06:13 | instructionalDesign, InstructionalTechnology, LMS, methodology, onlineLearning, preferences, study
I read this study on the Journal of Online Teaching and Learning recently and it brought back memories of my two online classes last summer, and of the courses that friends of mine had to take online at other colleges and universities.Based on this input, I know what my preferences are for online learning:1. The class needs to be asynchronous. If I have to be in Wimba (or other teleconferencing tool)