It’s on like Donkey Kong: Dissertation update

So here is my little ugly duckling of a dissertation proposal, with data collection planned for this Fall. Wish me luck! Of course my hope is that it grows into a swan that helps push the field forward on theoretical, methodological, and practical levels, but, to be perfectly honest, I’ll be glad even if it… Continue reading It’s on like Donkey Kong: Dissertation update

#MSUepet and #MSUepetReads: 2nd week reading response

Dear blog, Right now I am enrolled in CEP 956: Mind, Social Media, and Society taught by Dr. Christine Greenhow. We have assigned readings each week that we are to post a response to in our ANGEL discussion boards. This week being our 2nd week, I thought I might spice it up a bit and… Continue reading #MSUepet and #MSUepetReads: 2nd week reading response

My Epistemological Leanings: or how I know I know

Recently for my Introduction to Qualitative Methods course, I was asked to identify my own epistemological leanings, specifically in the context of how I design research studies. I thought it would be useful to post those musings here and check back in a bit to see if they still hold. As always, comments and criticisms… Continue reading My Epistemological Leanings: or how I know I know

#openbadges and Motivation

This semester I am taking Dr. Cary Roseth’s Current Issues in Motivation and Learning course. I have also been following the Digital Media and Learning Open Badges competition.  As I’ve been reading and thinking about different motivational theories, I can’t help but wonder about the ways that those theories might explain how the Badges for… Continue reading #openbadges and Motivation

You can’t shoot lasers at children

Right now, I am in the throes of the UGLY WRITING. Namely, I am attempting to craft a research proposal. At the beginning of my writing process, I had a major family medical emergency (everyone is fine now), but it was one of those life-encompassing, make-you-realize-what’s-important kind of moments that make you hug all of… Continue reading You can’t shoot lasers at children