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LDT 597: Week 2

Week two came and went and we are already over 100 pages into the book. This week, we wrapped up our preliminary considerations for our research, covering “Chapter 3: The Use of Theory” and “Chapter 4: Writing Strategies and Ethical Considerations.” The author starts out by saying that theories are what situates your research. So,…

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LDT 597: Week 1

Our textbook for LDT 597A is Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches (4th edition) by John Creswell. Each week, we are assigned readings and must write a 1-page paper summarizing the main topics and following up with inquiry that is due before class. It’s sort of a flipped classroom concept, where we come…

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LDT 597: Research Traditions in LDT: Foundations for Educational Research

This semester, I am taking LDT 597. LDT 597 is designed to familiarize students with the set of research perspectives used in Learning, Design, and Technology research. It will cover design research, experimental perspectives, qualitative studies, user design studies, and mixed methods approaches. The course is a review of educational research traditions and foundations that are used…

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Moments of Impact

My ex-employee, Michael (#2), stopped in my office last week to talk. He was stopping in before he went to his old office to co-work with my new employee, Michael (#3), for a few hours or so. I guess you’ve got something good going when your old employees come back to work with your new…

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Every Time That It Rains

They say there is a difference between being lonely and being alone. It didn’t matter. She was both. She couldn’t say that she didn’t cry because she did. Heaving sobs that racked her body leaving her empty… limp… sad… It wasn’t like one fetus was ripped from her More like twenty-three. Twenty-three reasons to smile; Twenty-three reasons to cry; There’s some summer…