Research Blogs/GroupID=4.htmla collection of graduate blogs.Text Version 0.95.2004.102Welcome/tandlonline/archive/2004/06/30/380.htmlWed, 30 Jun 2004 21:06:00 GMT/tandlonline/archive/2004/06/30/380.html/tandlonline/comments/380.html/tandlonline/comments/commentRss/380.html/tandlonline/archive/2004/06/30/380.html#comment6/tandlonline/services/trackbacks/380.htmlTeaching and Learning Online<P>In this BLOG we will share ideas on Teaching and Learning Online.<BR><BR>The first thing I'd like to recommend is the book <EM>The Tipping Point</EM>. Although this is not an education book, it certainly speaks to change!<BR><BR>Here's some educational "tipping points" to consider as you read the book:<BR>&#8226; What makes learning &#8220;real&#8221; for students? <BR>&#8226; How would school look differently if we really focused on learning? <BR>&#8226; What emerging or existing technologies support this focus? <BR>&#8226; How can educators collaborate to support this transformation?<BR></P><img src ="/tandlonline/aggbug/380.html" width = "1" height = "1" />Kristine DienerInspiration Software - Check it out/CAS_Tech/archive/2004/05/21/282.htmlFri, 21 May 2004 16:49:00 GMT/CAS_Tech/archive/2004/05/21/282.html/CAS_Tech/comments/282.html/CAS_Tech/comments/commentRss/282.html/CAS_Tech/archive/2004/05/21/282.html#comment2/CAS_Tech/services/trackbacks/282.htmlCAS-Tech Knowledge Base<P><A href="http://www.inspiration.com">www.inspiration.com</A></P> <P>Check it out for mapping tools.</P><img src ="/CAS_Tech/aggbug/282.html" width = "1" height = "1" />Ilona ParkanksyWELCOME!/CAS_Tech/archive/2004/05/21/280.htmlFri, 21 May 2004 15:53:00 GMT/CAS_Tech/archive/2004/05/21/280.html/CAS_Tech/comments/280.html/CAS_Tech/comments/commentRss/280.html/CAS_Tech/archive/2004/05/21/280.html#comment0/CAS_Tech/services/trackbacks/280.htmlCAS-Tech Knowledge BaseHi guys - I promised a blog and I deliver<img src ="/CAS_Tech/aggbug/280.html" width = "1" height = "1" />Ilona ParkanksyToday's Trials and Tribulations of being ABD/synchronicity/archive/2004/05/06/249.htmlThu, 06 May 2004 20:28:00 GMT/synchronicity/archive/2004/05/06/249.html/synchronicity/comments/249.html/synchronicity/comments/commentRss/249.html/synchronicity/archive/2004/05/06/249.html#comment4/synchronicity/services/trackbacks/249.htmlTeaching Online Synchronously - A Research Study<P>The last few days have given me joys and frustrations.&nbsp; Joys: I am closer to a finished proposal, I have found additional resources for discussion about my topic, and, a few good meetings are encouraging me to keep going.&nbsp; Frustrations: I should have learned how to use the bibliography software a long time ago, why does&nbsp;IRB really need 4 copies of the whole proposal when I will just have to give them a revised version in a few days and if the rest of world could be put on hold, this would be a whole lot easier.</P> <P>OK, now that my rant is over for the day I really have made some significant progress.&nbsp; I feel that the writing of my proposal is coming along nicely.&nbsp; I have chapter 1 , the Introduction, finished and ready to be examined by my committee.&nbsp; Chapter 2 is shaky as I am not sure how much or how little to include when talking about all the others who have studied technology in synchronous on-line environments.&nbsp; Although no one has looked directly at what I am examining, there is a lot of literature to review on many of the older technologies and theoretical concepts that support what we are doing.&nbsp; When is enough, enough?&nbsp; When do I stop and say I have sufficiently covered the field? </P> <P>Another ABDer asked me yesterday how I was organizing all the materials that I read and what the best approach was as you start.&nbsp; I just laughed a bit and told her when I figured that out I would let her know.&nbsp;I am on my third approach, hopefully this one will really work for me.&nbsp; I think it may be a very personal thing that you have to work into your way of working in a way that fits your personality.&nbsp; I am currently trying to use RefWorks as a bibliography software and repository for all the references I have collected and read.&nbsp; I need a few additoinal fields to arrange everything the&nbsp; way I want/need, but it seems to be helping.&nbsp; I will know more after the weekend as I plan to tackle chapter 2 once again :-).</P><img src ="/synchronicity/aggbug/249.html" width = "1" height = "1" />Shauna SchulloAn Introduction - Day ?/synchronicity/archive/2004/05/03/238.htmlMon, 03 May 2004 18:19:00 GMT/synchronicity/archive/2004/05/03/238.html/synchronicity/comments/238.html/synchronicity/comments/commentRss/238.html/synchronicity/archive/2004/05/03/238.html#comment5/synchronicity/services/trackbacks/238.htmlTeaching Online Synchronously - A Research Study<P>I started a while ago journaling my progress through the dissertation process by creating my own web journal by hand.&nbsp; This was one way for me to keep myself on track, but it became too time consuming. So, I am leaning toward this approach.&nbsp; In addition, I will be keeping a researchers journal during the data collection stage of my research to make sure I do not miss something important.&nbsp; So, I thought this might be a good day to start.&nbsp; </P> <P>Here is the beginning of my journal.</P> <P>Today, I will finish the paper work for IRB. This will get me ready to start taking data for my pilot study which I hope to begin next week.&nbsp; The topic of my dissertation is <A name=_Toc71262422></A>&#8220;<A name=_Toc71261961><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: _Toc71262422"><FONT color=#006400><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 16.0pt">A Case Study on the Use of Synchronous Web-Based Course Systems in the On-line Classroom</SPAN></SPAN></FONT></SPAN></A>&#8221;.&nbsp; I will be looking at the ways in which university faculty use synchronous web-based course systems to teach on-line.&nbsp; I will also look at the perceptions both the students and the instructors have when they are finished with the semester. </P> <P>As the study progresses, so will this blog.</P><img src ="/synchronicity/aggbug/238.html" width = "1" height = "1" />Shauna Schullo