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Good Work Deserves a Good Presentationpaul20130429-080336.jpg

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:04:58 +0000

Once again i find the AERA annual meeting engaging and worthwhile. I gladly yield to the seductive pull of passionate people sharing what they know and do. And, as usual, i have seen some really smart people give some really bad presentations. Speakers talking at onehundredmilesanhour to squeeze in everythingtheywant tosay. Speakers going substantially over […](image)

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Designing a Research Exchangepaulwill this thing fly?the design team meetsour facilitator takes notes

Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:50:46 +0000

The Wright Brothers finally designed something that could fly, so maybe we could too. We want to create an exchange, or a collaboration, that would more closely knit research conducted in our School of Education with the teachers and organizations that could feed into it and benefit from it. After two years of fact finding […](image)

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A Research Exchangepaul

Thu, 08 Nov 2012 05:10:00 +0000

Educators:   We solicit your input for a proposed ‘research exchange’ that would serve the needs of practitioners, administrators, and researchers.   Adam Gamoran (Wisconsin Center for Education Research) and Jack Jorgensen (UW-Madison Education Outreach and Partnerships) have signed a formal agreement proposing ways to strengthen the connection between the research conducted at WCER and […](image)

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Social media for researchers and academicspaul

Sat, 21 Apr 2012 18:29:26 +0000

Here’s my presentation for the AERA 2012 communication workshop i cohosted with friend and colleague Ron Dietel of UCLA CRESST. I suggest things to consider when planning to use social media to share research findings with non-specialist audiences and the media.(image)

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Academics can work with education reporterspaulImage

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:31:58 +0000

Educators and researchers often would like to see their work covered in the media more often, and more accurately. Here Education Week reporter Sarah D. Sparks discusses how to contact reporters and maintain relationships and how to rewrite academic papers for publication as news stories and Op-Ed pieces.  (image)

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Blogging, pre- and post tenurepaulImage

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:25:14 +0000

Academics who blog about their work must walk a fine line between being candid and forthright, on the one hand, and being sensitive to the priorities and goals of their department and institution, on the other. Sara Goldrick-Rab is Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology at the U of Wisconsin-Madison. She discusses how […](image)

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Improve Communication: Think Visuallypaulblah blah blah

Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:23:23 +0000

Book Review Blah Blah Blah: What to Do When Words Don’t Work. By Dan Roam. Portfolio/Penguin Books, 2011.  350 p. Nothing helps us see a vague idea more clearly than trying to draw it out. Dan Roam is all about clear communication, and his two previous books make that very clear. His previous two books, […](image)

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Only as good as my editorpaul

Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:16:44 +0000

Thank god for editors. In our research shop, the editor helps faculty researchers package their proposals to funding agencies. That requires knowing the APA style manual inside out, whipping into shape chapter-length text narratives, checking complex budgets, gathering dozens of resumes, cleaning up lists of scholarly publications, and having official permission documents signed and stamped […](image)

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Drawing to a solutionpaulunfolding the napkin

Fri, 03 Jun 2011 18:16:32 +0000

Book Review Unfolding the napkin: The hands-on method for solving complex problems with simple pictures. By Dan Roam. Portfolio/Penguin, 2009. 280 p. “If we work at it, we can imagine our way past anything thrown in our way. And once we’ve seen the solution in our mind’s eye, all we have to do is make […](image)

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Profiles of bloggers in training and developmentpauledubloggers

Fri, 03 Jun 2011 17:59:29 +0000

Book Review Edublogging: a qualitative study of training and development bloggers Kristina Schneider Acorda Press, 2009. 160 p. Here Kristina Schneider takes an academic look at the process bloggers go through when deciding what to blog, when and why they blog, and their relationship with their readers. Schneider is a performance technologist, merging instructional and […](image)

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