Monthly Archives: April 2012

Famous statement by Pastor Niemoller

This was mentioned in class tonight and here are the details — Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group. “First They … Continue reading Continue reading

Tips on how to find a good mentor

I found the following notes on how to find a good mentor. I think this also gives hints on how to be a good mentor from a different perspective. In other words it shows what type of mentors the students look for. The … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in PFP 2012

So where so we go from here?

As this class winds down to an end, I find myself struggling with what to do with all of the information that I’ve gathered. I don’t teach currently, won’t teach during my tenure at Virginia Tech, won’t begin a PhD … Continue reading Continue reading

Exposure, Disclosure, and Promotion

Recently in my course on Contemporary Pedagogy we had a guest speaker.  Jon Udell came in to talk to us about “web thinking” and his career working in a collaborative web environment.  In reading a bit of the prolific material that Mr. Udell … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Blogging, communicating science, Grad School, instruction, research, transportation, virginia tech, web presence

Exposure, Disclosure, and Promotion

Recently in my course on Contemporary Pedagogy we had a guest speaker.  Jon Udell came in to talk to us about “web thinking” and his career working in a collaborative web environment.  In reading a bit of the prolific material that Mr. Udell … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Blogging, communicating science, Grad School, instruction, research, transportation, virginia tech, web presence

21st Century vs. 20th Century Education

Know your past, enhance your future.   Continue reading

Time management – private sector vs grad school

How effectively are we using our time as graduate students? When I was pursuing my master’s degree a while back I wasn’t too concerned with this issue because I was less aware of the pool of knowledge surrounding me. My … Continue reading Continue reading

The Future…..

… the chances are very good that … you have never taken a course in futures studies; never met a person who teaches it at the university level; teach or study on a campus where futures studies is not offered; … Continue reading Continue reading

putting it all together

At the end of the semester there is usually some sort of rush to the finish, some sort of final dash where students seem to become overwhelmed with the impending finals and deadlines for final projects and research papers.  Is this a problem? What is happening in the first 12 weeks of classes that leads […] Continue reading

The World as we see fit

It is no hidden fact that we judge people based on our impressions of them. We tend to classify them of being of a certain “type” / “fit”. However, what is of deeper concern is that these ideas are so-inbuilt … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in GEDI Spring 2012