Rebecca J. Hogue

#eMOOCs 2015 – hangout w some key people: Virtual Conference Correspondence

This post was written and originally posted on Maha Bali’s blog, and has been adapted by me for me   Would you like a peak into the eMOOCs conference (European MOOCs) that starts today? This is an open invitation to anyone who would be interested in joining this experiment Maha Bali and I are trying out.…

Are we an invasive species? #rhizo15

In this weeks Rhizo15 course, Dave Cormier asks us “Are we an invasive species?” In this, he is asking if the way we have learned to be community in rhizo15 (and rhizo14) is going to choke out other ways of learning – the way a rhizomatic plant is a weed that chokes out the plants…

In search of a path forward …

Yesterday and the day before were filled with emotions, hugs, and visits with so many people. One of the things that happened yesterday was a meeting with my PhD thesis committee and the director of the PhD program. I presented a quick overview of my project (from my proposal seminar) and an update on the…

Changing the conference experience

Last year, I wrote an article for the University of Ottawa Graduate Students Association Journal providing some tips on how to get the most out of conference travel. You can read it here: http://www.egsa-aede.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2014-mar-26-le-the-Journal.pdf Over the last year, I have missed the conference scene. I was diagnosed with breast cancer three days before I was due…

Facebook Page

This website now has an associated Facebook page. That means that my friends will no longer automatically get notification of blog updates unless they chose to Like the Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/rjh.goingeast.ca It also means that those who want to follow my blog on Facebook but are not currently my Facebook friends can also Like the Facebook…

#rhizo15 and the Myth of Content or Not

This week in the #rhizo15 world we are talking about the Myth of Content. Initially, I didn’t feel like I had a lot to say in this area as I have already talked about how my goal for #rhizo15 is in making connections rather than processing content. Of course, in order to have those connections,…

Connections, couches, and scholarship

I was a connected-person before I became a connected-scholar. Which makes me wonder if there is a personality trait or something that makes some of us more connected than others? Is it inherent or teachable? Back in my undergraduate days, I discovered the Internet (before the Web). For first attempted at connection was through Unix…