The Whole 30

So, let’s talk about this. One of the biggest benefits, THE BIGGEST BENEFIT of working at Penn State is access to its library. I can ask for ANY book in the world, and within days to weeks, I can have it at my fingertips. There are nights when I surf the Internet, find books, request them,…

Faith

The year is 1987. I’m living in State College, Pennsylvania, a sophomore at Penn State, sitting in my friend Bernadette’s apartment. That ass. That ass comes on TV. Those boots! The leather! The stubble! The guitar! How can you miss it? How can you not bounce around, shake your own ass and sing along with…

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,…

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…

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…