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New comment system

By | November 22, 2013

In case anyone is paying attention, I have just converted the comment feature for posts on this blog over to the Disqus commenting system. Over the past couple of years, as I’ve been increasingly my level of participation in online discussions, I’ve been impressed with the facility with which the Disqus system manages comments

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Finding One’s Way toward the Dissertation

By | November 18, 2013

Every doctoral student has moments of discouragement and occasional feelings of being lost in the process. The important part is not to let these moments become long-term or permanent. It’s not unusual for people to back up several times during the course of the process,

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Back to Life, Back to Reality

By | April 8, 2013

reality2Well, my friends, it is high time that I got back to putting ideas before the public. Grieving for my friend Tora has gone on long enough. She was always one for getting on with things, and not letting oneself get distracted by epiphenomena. So beginning today, I’m going to try to resume a regular schedule of postings to this blog.

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Transfering ideas and skills (Part 1)

By | January 23, 2013

fieldsThere’s an interesting discussion currently underway on one of the Chronicle of Higher Education blogs regarding the issue of students transferring skills and techniques learned in one class to another class. The original article and a lot of the comments support the idea that transferability tends to be pretty low, and that while faculty are sensitive to and generally try to enhance transferability,

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Respecting the data

By | January 20, 2013

ozIn today’s posting on The Conversation, a very interesting Australian blog discussing current issues, there is a very interesting article by Michael Brown, entitled “Faking waves: how the NRA and pro-gun Americans abuse Australian crime stats.” Essentially, his point is that statistics regarding the Australian experience with gun control,

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The new information have-nots

By | January 9, 2013

thinktank4Many thousands of Internet cycles ago – perhaps 15 years in real time – a great deal of social concern was expressed around something called “the digital divide”. The idea was that society was becoming divided into two groups – information “haves”, where access to the Internet was ready and available, where children were trained from infancy in its use,

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A couple of improvements – I hope!

By | January 7, 2013

filmWell, today we’re a little short on content, but that’s mostly because I’ve been trying to jazz things up here a bit. I still haven’t quite solved the problem of how to put titles on the videos, but I have improved them some. I hope to have the titling problem resolved by tomorrow. And we’ll be back with more substantive content then;

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Academic generations

By | December 29, 2012

I’ve just uploaded to my Online Papers page the final version of the study that I did with Ruthann Russo and Stephen Fitzgerald and others, entitled “Improving Physician Clinical Documentation Quality: Evaluating Two Self-Efficacy-Based Training Programs“. I had previously uploaded a semi-final version, but Steve was kind enough to send me the final published version.

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New materials uploaded – have a great Christmas (or holiday of your choice)!

By | December 24, 2012

In view of the approaching holiday, I’m going to make this a brief and largely procedural posting today. I just wanted to let you know that I have uploaded several new items to the online publication list, including a selection of four short essays regarding the process of educating the PhD. These were composed at a time when I directed the PhD program in business administration at my previous all online University.

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Happy 14th Baktun to all!

By | December 22, 2012

memoryofthefutureWell folks, 21 December 2012 has come and gone, and we’re still here. That’s a good sign. This means that we are now in the 14th Baktun of the Mayan calendar, the start of a new age. A new creation. What that means for the overall state of the world, we can only hope –

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