2021 Week 36


⚙️ Work

Alan shared a link1 to a tweet by Robin DeRosa, about our Teaching Squares Guide:

Kevin’s last day was Friday. He’s leaving some huuuuge shoes to fill. I’ll be posting for an edtech developer/designer position as soon as possible…

🤔 PhD

Scheduled the first interview for the course design study project (Tuesday, the first day back after the long weekend), and will schedule the rest asap.

📚 Reading

Pat Thomson, in patter: “showing” and “telling” in the thesis

Jim Salter, in Ars Technica: Linux/BSD command line wizardry: Learn to think in sed, awk, and grep

Veletsianos, D. G., VanLeeuwen, D. C. A., Belikov, O., & Johnson, D. N. (2021). An Analysis of Digital Education in Canada in 2017-2019. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 22(2), 102-117. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v22i2.5108

Wendy Molyneux, in McSweeney’s: OH MY FUCKING GOD, GET THE FUCKING VACCINE ALREADY, YOU FUCKING FUCKS

Brené Brown, Appendix To Daring Greatly. Trust In Emergence: Grounded Theory And My Research Process

  1. Acknowledging that it is virtually impossible to understand grounded theory methodology prior to using it,
  2. Developing the courage to let the research participants define the research problem, and
  3. Letting go of your own interests and preconceived ideas to “trust in emergence.”

Karen Blaha, in Faculty Focus: Instructional Practices that Support Virtual and Online Learning Environments

Martin, F., Bolliger, D. U., & Flowers, C. (2021). Design Matters: Development and Validation of the Online Course Design Elements (OCDE) Instrument. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 22(2), 46-71.

🧺 Other

Kicked off the long weekend with a ride after work.

Bearspaw Long Weekend Kickoff


  1. very, very occasionally, I miss out on things by not being on twitter. still, my mental health is about 3500% better without wading into that hellsite regularly, so it’s worth it… ↩︎


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