#phdchat, PhD, Reflections

The PhD: Troubles Talk… and Moan… and So On

As a PhD candidate, I am trying to be more cognizant  with my response when asked the following (common) questions: “How’s your dissertation going?” “When are you going to finish your PhD ?” “Where have you been? I haven’t seen you in ages…” For those who are also “dissertating” like me, you understand how easy… Continue reading The PhD: Troubles Talk… and Moan… and So On

#AcWri, #AcWriMo, #phdchat, PhD

#AcWriMo Peer Pressure: Time, Challenge/Support & Cheerleaders

As many of you know, I signed up and successfully completed my first UNT Eagle Dissertation/Thesis Boot Camp over that past few days. What did I accomplish? (you might ask). Here is my summary, in a tweet: After 5423 words, 31 pages, and almost completing 3 chapters of my dissertation – I’m back on Twitter! How… Continue reading #AcWriMo Peer Pressure: Time, Challenge/Support & Cheerleaders

#AcWri, #AcWriMo

#AcAWriMo Reading: The Literature Review

In SAGE’s Doing a Literature Review, Hart (1998) defines the literature review as “The selection of available documents (both published and unpublished) on the topic, which contain information, ideas, data and evidence written from a particular standpoint to fulfill certain aims or express certain views on the nature of the topic and how ti is… Continue reading #AcAWriMo Reading: The Literature Review

#phdchat, Book Review, Higher Education, PhD

I’m “On the [Job] Market”: The Application Process

As academic job postings and other employment opportunities are becoming available, I decided it was time to prepare my own application materials and announce that I’m ON THE JOB MARKET. It should be no surprise to many as I am ABD (not a title), and I have been diligently working on my dissertation— so there… Continue reading I’m “On the [Job] Market”: The Application Process

CCK09, EC&I831, eduMOOC, PLN, Professional Development

Online Learning: More Than Just a MOOC

As a life-long learner, I have appreciated engaging and interacting with a wide variety of educators in a few Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The concept of a MOOC is has been around for a while. In previous blog posts, I have shared the definition of a MOOC and my participation and experience. I have appreciated learning from… Continue reading Online Learning: More Than Just a MOOC

#AcWri, #phdchat, Book Review, PhD, Professional Development

Book Review: How to Write a Lot #SummerReading For #AcWri

In working on my research and dissertation proposal, I have been spending time with literature and #SummerReading. My #SummerReading book stack contains some theoretical works, #acwri support books, #phdchat guides, instructional design tips, and using the social web better for training, learning and development. [There are others, but they are loaded on my Kindle –… Continue reading Book Review: How to Write a Lot #SummerReading For #AcWri

#phdchat, PhD, Professional Development, Reflections

Finding Thoughts and Ideas In [750] Words

After I finished my undergraduate degree from U of Guelph, I was ready to move forward and move fast. I had a few different options and I was accepted into a couple of professional /graduate schools; however I decided to take a break from academics to really sort out what I wanted to while living… Continue reading Finding Thoughts and Ideas In [750] Words

Open Education, PhD, PLE, PLN

This Research is Brought To You By The Letters K, P, H & D

Some of the basics we learned in kindergarten can also be applied to how you learn as an adult. I have been thinking a great deal about how to organize my information and research as a graduate student. I strive to be both an open learner and transparent educator, so let’s see if I can use a… Continue reading This Research is Brought To You By The Letters K, P, H & D

Collaboration, PLE, PLN

Talking About PLNs on #SALive

My good friend/colleague Eric Stoller invited me to join his latest adventure with Student Affairs Live (#SALive) last week to further share my thoughts on PLNs and how to breakdown the silo mentality in higher education. #SALive is an extention the awesome weekly Higher Ed Live (#HElive) video podcasts/shows offered weekly by Seth Odell. Both… Continue reading Talking About PLNs on #SALive