Rebecca J. Hogue

Pondering the PhD

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, one of my first decisions was to put my PhD on hold. I had the opportunity to take a one year (maybe longer) leave of absence in the program (that is, to stop the clock). This was a pretty clear decision as my data collection was not complete, and…

Does Ed Tech have a ‘man problem’ too?

A New York Times article ‘Technology’s Man Problem’  cross my stream today. As a women with a computer science degree who used to work in telecommunications (verification analyst, post-sales engineering, and product management), I found it depressing to hear stories of it being worse than it was 15 years ago when that was my primary…

When teaching online doesn’t mean ‘at a distance’

I was introduced to the study of education through an online masters degree. My masters was an excellent program, and as such, it has set my context for what good Masters level online education should look like. When I have had the opportunity to design and teach online courses, I took many of the lessons…

What digital literacy skills do adjuncts need? #adjunctchat

Tomorrow (Tuesday, 4 pm EDT) I will be hosting a twitter discussion at #adjunctchat. #AdjunctChat is a weekly gathering of adjunct, contingent, part-time, visiting, and non-tenure track instructors, along with their supporters and allies, in higher education (see http://adjunctchat.wordpress.com/about/). This week, we shall be discussing “What digital literacy skills do adjuncts need?” The discussion will be built…

Preliminary Report on My Hour of Code Experiment

This is a preliminary report on my Hour of Code experiment. I am exploring the option of a formal evaluation of the entire EDU 5287 Emerging Technologies and Learning course. If I get approval to complete the evaluation, and ethics approval for the research, I shall update this post with more detailed learner reflections and…

Creating Living Curriculum #ccme14 #dcm

Today I attended a session entitled “Does Curriculum Matter?” Unfortunately, the panel was asked the wrong question – as there were too much agreement. A better question would have been “how do we effectively create/manage curriculum?” or “how do we create living curriculum?” As an eLearning developer, I have been involved in several projects to…