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Practice….practice

First pass coding becomes more efficient with practice, but it is the discourse, feedback, and comparison process of coding with peers that has been beneficial to my understanding of the procedure. I have discovered that my low inference coding has...

Coding Attempts

My understanding of the processes of emic compared to etic coding has increased through group and course collaborative efforts. The first group attempt at CMDA coding utilized emic coding. It was my assumption that we were undertaking etic coding this...

Coding and Subjectivity

Emic and etic coding are two types of coding used in computer-mediated discourse analysis. In etic coding, the coder is an observer of the discourse and codes neutrally. Pulling key phrases and key words straight from the discourse or data...

Discourse Analysis

My first discourse analysis was similar to an approach I have applied before. Identifying keywords, terms and phrases in each sentence is also utilized when developing an index, found at the back of a book. Analyzing an item or sentence...

Worldview and Research

A learner brings a unique set of experiences and beliefs about the world into the constructivist epistemology (Smith & Ragan, 2005; Tam; 2009). A learner cannot be directed or led to expand their understanding, the learner gains understanding “in” the...

The Online Classroom

The important takeaways from each course I participate in are those I can apply to my work. I currently teach online. I am an adjunct instructor for two institutions. These two jobs are very different in terms of the flexibility...

MOOCs and M-Learning

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) continue to be a popular discussion topic in higher education. Large institutions (those with over 15,000 students) are more likely to offer a MOOC than smaller institutions (Allen & Seaman, 2014). This is much different...

Social Media and Open Source

The changing tempo is a challenge for instructors as they attempt to integrate new technologies in a meaningful way that fosters learning, but recognizes that further technological advances are inevitable.  The rapid rate of technology change requires teachers to jump...

Web 2.0 for Learning

Web 2.0 tools are being integrated into education and learning in recent years. Open source, cloud-based tools are an essential part of my collaborative writing efforts and learning. A common use for cloud-based applications in the recent years is for...

Literature Review

My review of literature is progressing and I have located additional resources in the past week. I have received some verbal feedback on a portion of my literature review and once detailed written feedback is received, I will make revisions....