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Keep Calm and Carry on the Phd Sue

Self motivation!

I had a great time at the Blackboard #BbWorld15 conference last week. Now I’m back ‘ome in ‘ull and this is the plan. I’m taking annual leave to work on my PhD. With no plans to break another bone, and no dedicated space for this since the pot came off in February, the time has come to make some serious PhD decisions. After three years of development and data collection, to withdraw simply isn’t an option so I’m using my leave for getting on with it instead. The whole Phd journey is about so much more than wearing a silly hat – my research is validation of everything I believe in with regard to online education. The TELEDA courses show the value of evidence based digital practice and now I have to show it to the world – or at least those who share my passion for virtual learning opportunities.

So hello laptop – we’re going to get close-up and personal – not to mention the possibility of over-emotional and over-heated again – during the next few weeks.

To keep up the momentum I’ll be blogging and tweeting using the hashtag #phdsummer (and any other one which might be followed by fellow doctoral researchers). I can’t be the only person stuck in the Phd doldrums this summer and it would be great to feel part of a community rather here on my own – with my laptop – and the rain…

What ever happened to Summer? No, don’t answer that Sue – get back to your conceptual frameworks instead.



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