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Just like the horse whisperer – but with more pages

Just like the horse whisperer – but with more pages
Warning: this post contains pictures of spiders. Big ones. Please close this post now if this is going to totally freak you out. One of the fun things about being Australian, especially when you travel overseas, is freaking out non Australians with stories of the huge spiders, lizards and snakes which occasionally wander into your […] Judy Robertson is the co-editor of the free to download academic recipe book “BITE: Recipes for Remarkable Research” which is published by Sense this month. I was privileged to take part in this project and contribute a recipe and case study to the book.

Research Statement *Note: This is an archived letter from my tenure case from 2009-10. Dear Provost Everts: In 1998, not yet knowing the protocol for enacting change on a university campus, I wrote a letter and mailed it to the president of Virginia Commonwealth University, where I was studying for my MFA in poetry. I requested him to consider implementing Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) in the graduate school because our in-state peers had already done so. (My hope was to get permission to compose a digital, interactive, multimedia-rich poetry thesis based on poetic and rhetorical theories of hypertext, and to have that work count under the ETD aegis.) Home - Research Paper Management - LibGuides at Rice University EndNote has all the functionalities of the free tools in managing references and creating citations. It is a desktop application, and is available offline, but it also has a web aspect to allow you to access references from any computer. EndNote is more often used by professional researchers and academics Since it operates outside of the browser it operates faster than Zotero.

The Rapid eLearning Blog - Practical, real-world tips for e-learning success. Creating great interactive learning experiences requires a few core building blocks: relevant content, pull versus push, and real-world decisions. With those building blocks you're able to structure effective learning scenarios that are meaningful to the learner and helps meet the objectives of the course. One of those building blocks in creating relevant content or content that is placed in a meaningful context. Essentially, you want to recreate the types of scenarios that are similar to the ones the learner has in real life. This allows them to see the content in ... Read the full article

Assignment Calculators The University of Minnesota Libraries has created an enhanced version of the Assignment Calculator currently in beta (January 2009). It allows faculty and students to adapt their own assignments from a bank of existing assignments (e.g. research paper, speech, video, etc.) or create their own from scratch. This new version of the Calculator is tied to University of Minnesota internet ID's; therefore you will need a password to access it. Please contact us if you need a username and password to allow you access to the beta. We hope to make the source code for the beta available late spring 2009

Helping Doctoral Students Write: Pedagogies for Supervision (9780415346832): Barbara Kamler, Pat Thomson On To The Conference Interview! (This post is an update of an earlier post, “How Not To Fuck Up Your Conference Interview.” ) You have submitted your cover letter, your c.v., and your recommendations. And lo! You’ve been long short-listed, and invited for a conference interview! Congratulations. Now what? How to Dress for Your Interview Elbowing my way through the crowded lobby of a conference hotel, I couldn't help noticing — not for the first time — that even exceptionally smart people aren't always adept at matching skirts and blouses, or knowing which tie goes with which shirt. In fact, at times, the relationship between intelligence and fashion sense seems to be an inverse one. I'm not saying most academics dress badly. Well, OK, I am kind of saying that.

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