Top Ten Links Coming Across my Socials… Language Log » Synchronicity (upenn.edu) Language Log » Equal representation in the halls of quackery (upenn.edu) How a Hybrid Education Could Shape the Future | World of Better Learning (cambridge.org) Interview with Kris Jagasia, CEO of Off2Class | EFL Magazine The Grammarphobia Blog: Ask, and it shall beContinue reading “Newsletter Issue #1”
Thesis Manuscript Checklist As you begin the semester, copy-and-paste the checklist below to your personal page in . As you complete your thesis paper throughout the semester, 1) leave comments (notes) regarding questions or concerns about the section and then 2) check off each item as you complete it. [ ] Title page (Unit III)Continue reading “Sections of a Thesis Manuscript”
When do I decide if I need to adapt my data collection process? Advice to those taking Thesis Seminar.
Closed vs. Open A slide I created for a talk presented back on May 25, 2018 at UPTC 2018. The talk was related to teaching practice in the English language learning classroom, using my own definition of flipped learning: Flipped learning is a framework in which interactive learning environments involve both synchronous and asynchronous communicationContinue reading “Flipped Learning”
What if the data I’m collecting do not answer my research questions?
Summary In this episode, I discuss triangulation when doing qualitative research. Newsletter: How to Triangulate Data Sources – Benjamin L. Stewart (substack.com) — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/benjamin-l-stewart/message Adding Validity to Qualitative Studies For those who are taking Thesis Seminar, the topic today relates to triangulating your data sources. Triangulation applies to qualitative and mixed-method studies andContinue reading “How to Triangulate Data Sources”
Summary In this episode, I discuss three ways I assess literature reviews: comments posted to a Word document linking to pages in Notion.so, Grammarly, and a (provisional) grade. Newsletter: Assessing Literature Reviews – Benjamin L. Stewart (substack.com) — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/benjamin-l-stewart/message For those taking Thesis Seminar, I have completed feedback for yourContinue reading “Assessing Literature Reviews”
Summary In this episode, I discuss paragraph development using the acronym, M.E.A.L. (plan). Paragraph Types When writing a thesis paper, there are three different types of paragraphs to consider: an Introductory Paragraph, a body paragraph, a Transitional Paragraph, and a conclusion paragraph. When writing a typical five-paragraph essay, the same types of paragraphs apply exceptContinue reading “Thesis Seminar: M.E.A.L. Plan (paragraph development)”
Summary In this episode, I recap the main points from weeks one and two. Essential Question How can I determine a researchable topic for Thesis Seminar considering a problem that I can relate to as either a student and/or teacher, considering the current literature, and considering possible participants who would be willing and able toContinue reading “Thesis Seminar: Recap for Weeks 1 and 2”