I have over 20 years’ experience in tuition, examination and marking operations in an international setting. I believe passionately in the value of education, and have a strong sense of fairness.
I started my MA in Online and Distance Education in 2019, and discovered a love of academic research and writing. I began my PhD in October 2021.
Conferences, poster sessions, mini-vivas… oh my! It’s been a busy few months. I’ve written and talked about my research, a lot. I’ve loved it. My most recent conference presentation was at The Open University’s Computer and Learning Research Group 2022 Conference. It was a great opportunity to share my research plans and as it wasContinue reading “CALRG 2022 Conference Presentation”
The time has come to start writing my first literature review as a PhD researcher. That means all this reading I’ve been doing needs to be critically evaluated, on paper, for someone else. If I do it well enough, I get to continue with my studies. It also means I’m reading my notes from theContinue reading “Reflecting on reading”
I feel like I’ve been a PhD student forever, and at the same time I know I have barely started. The pile of reading is certainly not getting any smaller; I have to remind myself daily that it won’t for some time – and that is fine. That is the point. I have 10 yearsContinue reading “(nearly) 3 months in… a short reflection”
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