Welcome. This blog is somewhere to think out loud and share ideas about education in its widest sense, considering the development of schooling, teaching, learning and assessment through an academic lens. It is the story of my journey into academia via my Ph.D. in Education as I attempt to rethink what education is and how … Continue reading Welcome
I realise that more-and-more researchers are using social media as data sources or training resources, hence it seems useful to be able to extract the text from the video. There are tools out there that will do this, but all you really need are Excel and Word. YouTube provides transcripts of videos for you, but … Continue reading Transcribing YouTube videos simply.
The purpose of this post is to introduce the way I’m going to use Zotero, Zotfile and Scrivener for my PhD research. It follows from my searches online for hints and tips, so there is nothing really new here but I hope it will save others some time. This is not a technical tutorial (save … Continue reading Using Zotero, Zotfile and Scrivener to carry out research, annotate PDFs and extract the annotations as notes.
So, before embarking on this new adventure it occurred to me who or what am I? With my role as a senior leader in education, it was easy to say "I'm the Director of Quality"....I had an identity. I think I knew who I was. However, how do I introduce myself to different people now … Continue reading Developing an identity as a new academic through a PhD.