I DID IT. I HAVE A PROPOSAL THAT MY ADVISER IS SIGNING OFF ON. THAT IS HAPPENING. TODAY.
So if you’re interested in what the Big Scary Research Project is (more or less) going to be about, read on! The short version is that I’m going to be picking apart what makes ds106 such a unique educational experience, connect and juxtapose it to larger trends within edtech and online education, and from there wax poetic (or wax critical, I guess?) on where I see edtech/online ed heading as the field continues to evolve. I’ll be framing my critique and discussion from the perspective of a student participant, and using the University of Mary Washington’s edtech initiatives as a starting point.
Once a week I’ll also be writing a 500-1,000 word commentary on what I’m currently reading here on aetherbunny.com. Hopefully I’ll solicit at least a little feedback from people actually working in these fields, so if you’re at all interested in a highly passionate and equally ignorant undergrad trying to teach herself The Meaning of Edtech, stay tuned!
Independent Study Proposal: Edtech Boogaloo…