Piano Man

  No workout music this morning; continued reading “The Happiness Project” instead. This morning’s first car tune was Jim Croce’s “You Don’t Mess Around with Jim.” Penned in 1972, I was only 4 years old, and living in Scottsdale, Arizona, driving around in the back of my mom’s brown Ford Pinto. So, in a previous…

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 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…