I have included links to all the mini projects that I have done so far. I do apologise for having cut out a huge chunk of this particular mini project from the critical evaluation section – I considered that I had been rather too critical of the report’s author and want to redraft before final submission. However, I think you will get the gist of my argument from what remains. Feel free to comment constructively.
It was ambitious of me to commit to a weekly update for my blog as so far I have only blogged as the tasks have dictated! Any-who (as they say), I have been tormented by a week of no internet connection for my ‘book’ during the half term school holiday whilst up in Northumberland – where I thought I would get at least two mini projects completed as there is very little to do after you have tired the family out with the miles and miles of beach walking. Alas, in ‘cyber world’ the network is the computer and I achieved absolutely nothing!! (Please note that I have not named any particular provider and attach no criticism or blame to any such provider for my lack of progress with the mini projects).
I am not used to blogging but have been quietly impressed with the possibilities. My aim is to blog about once each week as I have to set time aside from everything else I’m doing and make the effort to get logged in and ‘blog’ something. I find the writing style a bit like writing in a diary but could adopt a style of speaking to a particular audience, eg. students.
The ability to insert images is useful and makes the blog more readable and alluring. I’m still getting familiar with the organisation of blogs and things like including links to other websites etc. I think the value of the blog for me is a really useful way of connecting with fellow students to share ideas and to share resources through links – this is still in the developmental stage. It is interesting to see how other students have developed their blogs and it seems apparent that I’m not the only new blogger – I think it is hard for a busy person to adjust their schedule to make time to blog and to give this any sort of priority. However, for the reasons outlined above, I think it will ultimately be worth the effort to keep up to blogging and looking for interesting links, etc, say once each week.
Firstly, to introduce myself. I’m Caroline and I’ve just started an MA Education course, which I intend to complete within 1 year!
My background is in Law and I have been at the ‘coal face’, so to speak, since 2000. I am now looking to continue my education and develop my skills to allow me to develop a career in higher education, professional tutoring and possibly research, maybe a combination of all three. I am particularly interested in distance and online learning.
I am going to use this blog as a means of reflecting on my experiences as I progress through the course and hope to engage with fellow blogging MA/MSc students to keep in touch and mutually support each other.
Outside of work/study, I have a family and a dog (springer spaniel!!) so I expect that I should be a lot fitter than I actually am. We love entering our dog into fun dog shows and my special category is the ‘lookalike pairs’ – me and the dog plus a little imagination!
That’s all for now. I shall blog again later in the week as I intend to complete my first mini project and no doubt will have much to blog about!!