Toastmasters

My coworker, Carly, and I decided to give Toastmasters a try last week. We survived. About 7 years ago, a coworker from IST had asked me to go along with her and a faculty member to a Toastmaster’s meeting. I gave it a try, but I was terrified. Plus, I just didn’t have the motivation…

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…