Friday, January 30, 2009

Did nothing yesterday

Sadly, during my regulated "work" time, I ended up chatting with a friend on Skype instead. Darn you instant messangers!!! Although I did work a little on my instructional hierarchy for the the summer course, and I helped a friend out with her personal statement who is trying to get into grad school. Hopefully today will be much better in regards to getting work done.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"Oversold and Underused" by Larry Cuban

Off the topic of my dissertation, my doctorate cohort has a book club where we read an Ed Tech related book every month and then discuss, usually over some very good food :)

Currently, I am reading Oversold and Underused: Computers in the Classroom by Larry Cuban. So far, I read the intro and Ch.1. I read fast don't I? LOL. Anyway, the first chapter is about the state of California and how as the tech hub of the nation (since it has Silicon Valley) its schools are affected by being in the midst of the nation's center of computer technology. Also, how racial inequality still exists, and how technology seems non-existent in such schools. Very interesting read so far. I'll tell you more once I read more.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Dissertation Prospectus

Well, now I have submitted my dissertation prospectus to my committee members. I plan to post it up here soon. Please check back frequently for more info.