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    Archive for August, 2012

    What would you want to know about educational research?

    I have an opportunity to teach a course that I’ve never taught before, but that I’ve coveted teaching for awhile. The course is called “Research Methods in Education,” and the university bulletin describes it as: Designed to provide an introductory understanding of educational research and evaluation studies. Emphasizes fundamental concepts, procedures and processes appropriate for […]

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    Hack(ing) School(ing), 1st Edition

    Audrey Watters and I humbly submit for you interest and consideration: http://hackingschooling.com/ There, you will see a bit of a status report as well as a link to what we are referring to as the 1st Edition of the “book.” The 1st Edition (perhaps we’re “hacking” the traditional publishing process a bit here) is in […]

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    A little help, please?

    I’ll be standing for tenure this coming academic year. Part of that process includes an external review, but that only involves three other individuals and they have to be tenured faculty members at an institution of higher education. There are other limitations, too (e.g. the reviewer can’t be a co-author of any paper/book/report/etc.). This has […]

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    Two Updates

    In my most narcissistic moments (which are frequent), I imagine that lots of folks are sitting around thinking, “Why does Jon Becker drop the ball on so many projects he starts?” Then, in my saner moments (which are less frequent), I remember that few people beyond my immediate family actually think of me much (or, […]

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