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Research Shorts In Plain English: Time, Tone, and Value

I have always been a fan of the Common Craft “In Plain English” series of videos that explain concepts like Social Media (circa 2008) or Wikis.Often these videos demonstrate, outline, or explain a complex/novel idea. The concept of explaining ideas or video “how to’s” is not a novel idea, and these are perpetuated today as… Continue reading Research Shorts In Plain English: Time, Tone, and Value

Learning and Performance, Professional Development, Training & Development

Twitter to Enhance Learning & Performance

Twitter provides the opportunity to have micro-conversations in 140 characters or less. This social media platform has been repurposed by a number of educators for workplace learning. Twitter is not the only form of professional development available and you do not have to tweet to learn.  That being said, an increasing number of educators have repurposed and remixed… Continue reading Twitter to Enhance Learning & Performance

AcAdv, PhD, Reflections

PhD Balance & Support: Life as a Doctoral Researcher and Higher Ed Professional

As part of my “Thanks-For-Supporting-My-PhD-Completion” and ways to motivate other doctoral researchers, Melissa and I decided to write an article for NACADA’s Academic Advising Today. This piece shared insights from our #hackPhD Panel at #nacada13 and our own hindsight of what it takes to successfully finish the degree. We are not alone in thinking that being… Continue reading PhD Balance & Support: Life as a Doctoral Researcher and Higher Ed Professional

PhD, Reflections

#Dissertation Thanks and Acknowledgement for my PhD Journey

“Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.” ~ Etienne Wenger My doctoral dissertation research is dedicated to all the members of my personal learning network and communities of practice, who connect, inspire, collaborate,… Continue reading #Dissertation Thanks and Acknowledgement for my PhD Journey

#phdchat, PhD, Reflections

Defending My Dissertation Proposal

#Dissertation Proposal Defense-PASSED! Now to analyze data. http://t.co/Dxzi55cZMX Thx for the support all. #ItDOESTakesAVilliage #phdchat — Laura Pasquini (@laurapasquini) February 25, 2014 Well there you have it. I successfully defended my dissertation proposal to my faculty committee on Tuesday. My proposal represents Chapters 1, 2, & 3 of my dissertation. This slide deck might give… Continue reading Defending My Dissertation Proposal