Rebecca J. Hogue

Helping grad students succeed #rhizo #ccontect

In the #rhizo community, a struggling masters student asked for some help today. Now my life has been a little crazy lately, and I have hardly spend time focusing on things that were non-essential to either my survival (I am a breast cancer warrior) or just getting my academic and professional lives back on track. But…

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…