PHD Productivity

This is a new to me channel that I came across the other day. So far am finding it really very good.

Here is the link to the full playlist

Establishing Contribution

You know that really frustrating moment when you know you have read something really cool somewhere but you stupidly can’t find your notes on it ? Yep I just had that… the good news is by some miracle I have now remembered that it was in a hand written note. I haven’t quite got around to scanning my handwritten notes in but maybe that is something I need to sort out quite rapidly !

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Any how what I was looking for was a great article that helps you work out how you might be contributing to knowledge. I should have guessed that it would be by Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega @raulpacheco his blog is just so cool. He does some really great twitter threads where he posts stuff and integrates this with his blog.

The blog post in question is called Developing the core elements of a research proposal: Finding a gap in the literature, mapping contributions to scholarship. There is a ton of really helpful stuff in this article include his suggested 5 questions for what PhD Candidates need to be able to answer about their own research and questions that help you identify the gap in the literature.

The bit that I was trying to find is the bit where he talks about the sorts of contributions that might be the end product of the PhD ( at least I think that is what it means).

He suggests things like …

An Innovative Framework

Integration of Literature

Generation of new data or collecting data that wasn’t available in the present form

~ Dr Raul Pachego-Vega June 28 2018

So, food for thought …

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Huge thank you yet again Dr Pacheco-Vega.

References

Pachego-Vega (2018)  Developing the core elements of a research proposal: Finding a gap in the literature, mapping contributions to scholarship.

What Debbie Did ?

So in my head I thought it would be a good idea to have a category that is just to record what I have done – hopefully on a daily basis as I have been trying to do something ( anything) each day for the last couple of weeks. I’ve mostly succeeded in this quest, but honestly I don’t know if it’s my age but I would really struggle to tell you what I have actually done and that is sooooo depressing ..

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So just to kick start things off …

What Debbie did this weekend …

  • Launched my new blog ( this one) and archived my old one
  • Read some reports and papers from UNESCO covering COVID-19 – Web Page and Guidance on Open Educational Practices during School Closures: Utilizing OER under COVID-19 Pandemic in line with UNESCO OER Recommendation Rights and Permissions (Huang et al 2020)
  • Worked on my proposal (again) to try and get it into a bit better shape
  • Updated my new Notion.so database ( honestly this is really cool – I found out about it from Inger ( Thesis Whisperer) I’m gonna write a blog post about this soon ) Check this out – it’s got colour coding and everything !
  • Oh yes I also discovered the Open Library – online e-books and it’s free ! never seen this before – managed to borrow Teaching Community : A pedagogy of hope by bell hooks !! I have 14 days to read it …
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Quick screen grab of my Reference Page … each of these rows link to it’s own page with notes and stuff ..
  • I also attempted to set up a google site – not quite sure why just have the feeling that a lot of my stuff is scattered all over the place ( might have been a bit of procrastination going on there ! )

If you want to know a bit more about Notion.so and can’t wait until I blog about it then check out this video from Sterling Osborne – he also has some templates that are really handy

References

Huang, R., Liu, D., Tlili, A., Knyazeva, S., Chang, T. W., Zhang, X., Burgos, D., Jemni, M., Zhang, M., Zhuang, R., & Holotescu, C. (2020). Guidance on Open Educational Practices during School Closures: Utilizing OER under COVID-19 Pandemic in line with UNESCO OER Recommendation. Beijing: Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University

Bitmoji Photo

So I made a Class Photo with some PLN friends …This is the link to the published Google Slides with the live twitter links to each bitmoji owner … namely the lovely lot below

@suebecks @debbaff @SFaulknerPandO @belld17 @Sarah__wright1 @rachelleeobrien  @LindaKKaye

Inspired by a tweet from @sarah__wright1 featuring some amazingly cool creations by

 
 

 

 

 

Online Learning and Teaching Useful Resources (#COVID19)

There have been so many really helpful resources shared over the last week or so in relation to learning and teaching online.

I’ve put the ones that I have come across on this PADLET as I keep losing track of what I have seen and where in all the noise. I also wanted somewhere to keep track of the compilations that others have made and developed too. Sharing it here in case others find it helpful 🙂

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Email Overload

If you are anything like me you might have up to or even more than 25,000 emails hanging around your inbox !  Oh dear that looks soooo bad written down !

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So I’m on a bit of a mission to declutter my in box and unsubscribe to all the stuff I really dont want anymore ….

I’ve found this really helpful article on decluttering Gmail and I’m currently working through the first couple of steps so I thought I would share it in case it is helpful for anyone else !

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/17/how-to-clear-all-those-old-emails-out-of-gmail-and-reclaim-your-peace-of-mind.html