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Convergence

I stepped aside from my struggles with the incredible amount of homework taking six graduate course credits in six weeks entails long enough to look at what I was learning about research.  I’ve a long way to go yet, but … Continue reading

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The Price of Open

Early in our LRNT 502 Introduction to Research course we received an invitation to visit Academia.edu.  My first impression was not a positive one.  Faced with a login screen, I signed in with my Google account and immediately began receiving … Continue reading

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Knowing the Author

They asked, “How do you feel about research now?” I answered cheekily, “I’m open to offers of a cease-fire.” That was a week ago after a brilliantly executed research panel discussion at Royal Roads University.  Today I discovered that the … Continue reading

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Place for My Voice

Two-weeks of face-to-face classes (residency) in my Graduate Diploma in Learning and Technology program at Royal Roads have ended.  A year of online challenges begins. One of my challenges is reading scholarly research journal articles.  The dry objectivity of academic … Continue reading

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Back to School

I was tempted to call this “What Was I Thinking: Part II”. I’ve enrolled in grad school – well, a 1-year graduate diploma program actually. Royal Roads University has a flexible admissions policy that let me squeak into their blended … Continue reading

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Adaptive Challenges

I keep promising myself, “I’ll do it tomorrow. “ I suspect blogging for me must be something like dieting or giving up smoking or maybe meditating is for some people. Or like any of the  other good things we want … Continue reading

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Pithy Gems and Lousy Weather

Before I get to complaining and excuses, let me plug a G. K. Chesterton novel I hadn’t discovered before.  Gems like, “…our democracy has only one great flaw; it is not democratic.” and “As mistaken lovers might watch the inevitable … Continue reading

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Virtual Altar – Real Awe

Aldon Hynes caught my attention with his title, “an altar in cyberspace ” I’m trying to imagine what that could be. What first comes to mind is the Old Testament style altar especially a the Levitical altar made of 12 … Continue reading

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On Compartmentalization

Unedited (mostly) dictation for DigiWriMo from-my-mouth-to-the-page writing experiment I left a comment on someone’s excellent #altCV blog post about our “pathological ability to compartmentalize” (edit essential here – it was Mitra Emad’s Stuff that Matters post) The blog post focused … Continue reading

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DigiWriMo CV (counting valuables)

The things that count may or may not be easy to count (Dictated with minimal editing – forcing myself into uncomfortable territory for DigiWriMo) I think it counts I am somewhat of a computer geek although I don’t know how … Continue reading

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