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Action research

Beginning this fall, I will begin conducting Action Research on the courses I teach.  What makes Action Research so well suited for course work is  that it is “less  a  separate  culture  of  inquiry  than it is a statement  of […]

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Descartes walks into a bar …

“Descartes walks into a bar and orders a drink. He sips it for a while, and when he is finished, the bartender asks him if he’d like another. Descartes says, ‘I think not’, and disappears.” For well over 300 years, […]

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The Buddhist, the Professor, and the Tea Cup

I’ve been bumping into a zen koan for several weeks: Master’s level work can be confrontational and most times what I already think I know gets in my way. For example, I was irked by what I perceived as a […]

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Academic Blogging – An Oxymoron?

Given my difficulties writing this blog, it has become obvious I prefer reading blogs. I regularly follow a few advertising and academic related blogs because the bloggers are subject experts who express their thoughts clearly and authentically. They sound like […]

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Why a prof “of a certain age” decided to do a Masters

Why this? Why now? Once I enrolled at Royal Roads University to take my Masters in Learning and Technology, these are the questions I hear. Although usually couched in less overtly ageist terms. I joke that after 20some years of […]

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Changing Directions

I admit it; I have been defeated by the blog. The archived post dates accuse me of laziness (over a year ago!) and the blog’s annual renewal date looms.  Do I pay for another year of not blogging? Marketing and […]

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Just what do you THINK you’re missing?

  The things I don’t know would fill a building. They used to call it a library. I’ve told that joke hundreds of times and got dozens of laughs from it. But the truth is, the world is full of […]

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(Sung to the tune of “Lonely Boy” by Paul Anka)   I’m just a data point Lowly and true I just don’t mean much Unless I’m with you You know everything That I’m made of But all I want Is […]

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Twenty Years of Dire Predictions Later, Internet Bigger than TV

The good folks at IAB recently confirmed internet advertising passed TV for top spot in advertising revenue in the US.  Not exactly a surprise; if it wasn’t this year, it would surely have been next.  My current students, born around […]

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Who’s there? Not who you think!

Opportunity does not knock. Opportunity does not call, nor beckon or even give a friendly wink and a come-hither smile. Nope, Opportunity is just there. It’s everywhere and it just sits there. It’s just a matter of whether you notice […]

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