Fall 2019 semester has officially started, and I’m ready! I’m quite excited for the courses I’m taking this semester. Looking through the coursework, it seems like a lot of work, but also manageable with the rest of my work commitments. Ask me in December if this is still the case…
What I’m taking:
EDTECH 603 – Global/Critical and Cultural Perspectives in Educational Technology
“Explores the implementation of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in educational contexts outside of the United States. Considers the promises and challenges of such ICT integration in both developed and developing countries. This course has recently been renamed, using the term “Critical” used in place of “Global.” However, for the time being, the course makes connections both terms, looking critically at ICTs in education in relationship to global processes of development and modernization.” (From syllabus / course catalog)
EDTECH 650 – Research in EdTech
“During this course, we will review quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research approaches in education, and focus on research studies and methodologies in Educational Technology. We will discuss preliminary elements that are necessary before designing a research proposal such as reviewing the literature, deciding on to use a theory, selecting an appropriate research methodology, and employing good writing and ethical practices.” (From syllabus)
EDTECH 698 – Seminar in Ed Tech
This is a brand new course in the EdD program and will last 4 semesters. This one unit seminar will be a way to interact with our faculty advisor, other students in our cohort and in the program, and access necessary resources.
Overall, I am super excited for this semester! I am grateful that my cohort members will be in 604 and 698 with me. Many are also in 650, with the exception of those who have already completed the Boise State EdS program.
Goals for Fall 2019:
My big goal for this semester is to make sure I am on top of my due dates. I haven’t quite figured out how I am going to track them. Google Calendar? My Passion Planner? I need a system in place quickly. I’m not much of a procrastinator; however, knowing how many other things are going on in my life, I need to be in control of my time.
By being on top of my assignments and a master of my time, I will have time to relax and do fun things. I am hoping I can make my goal of reading 52 books, with no more than half as audiobooks–it’s hard when I have so much school reading too. As of 8/31/19, I am at 39 books, including 14 audiobooks.
I’d love your advice for how you manage multiple classes and due dates. Please leave a comment with your tips!