About Me

Education, the knowledge society, the global market all connected through technology and cross-cultural communication skills are I am all about. I hope through this blog to both guide others and travel myself across disciplines, borders, theories, languages, and cultures in order to create connections to knowledge around the world. I teach at the University level in the areas of Business, Language, Communication, and Technology.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

An online support for the dissertation

I know I have not posted anything for a while. Things have been crazy this month as I had to help my daughter get ready for a trip to China (her first time out of the country on a class trip), we traveled around and had many discussions as my son made his decision as to which college (university) he would attend, my semester is coming to a close and I have a mountain of correcting, I try to find a full-time job (my son IS going to college next year) and I am trying to finish my first draft of my dissertation.

I know I have written in the past of the loneliness of the dissertation process. However, thanks to Andy Coverdale, I have found a support group of other Ph.d.'s blogging about their dissertation process. It is not that they are doing the same research that I am, but rather, they are going through the same processes and frustrations as they write their thesis/dissertation.

I especially relate to Ailsa's blog: A musing space; a performance in progress. Her newest account had me laughing and agreeing whole-heartedly about the process. If I ever get to the point where I have my own Ph.d. students to advise, I am going to send them to this posting as a starting point.

Well, I am currently working on my conclusions/implications, so hopefully I'll have something to post in the next few days. Thank-goodness for spring/easter break.

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