May 25, 2004
I have handed off a draft of my dissertation proposal to my committee chair! While I expect some significant revisions, it feels like I am making some progress. Again, my dissertation is a usability-based ID model for using learning objects.
I am taking a grounded approach to the development of the model. Meaning that I am looking to the instructional designers and users of instruction to forge a model out of practice rather than taking a more theoretical approach to creating a model.
This will take longer and be more complicated than a theoretical approach, however, the result will have a more practical foundation. This is quite a bit to bite off for a single dissertation and it might be that only parts of the model will be successfully completed in this initial effort but, we’ll see…
More challenges are ahead, not the least of which is aligning the hectic world of my fulltime, real-world work environment to the academic needs to collect data and take time to analyze the data!
Posted by Rovy at May 25, 2004 11:39 AM