Let the conference presentations and workshops begin!

It’s going to be an eventful week, starting Friday 23rd November, I’ll be co-facilitating a writing workshop at the Australian Learning Analytics Summer Institute (ALASI), presenting at the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) conference, and sharing my research at the Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALLS) – Halliday Symposium. In the ALASI…

Overview: Instant feedback to students on their research writing (using Swales CARS)

In my last job, I was an Academic Language & Learning Educator at an Australian university. My role involved working with students from the Science, Engineering and IT faculty, from undergraduates and masters coursework students to higher degree research students (HDR). (In Australia HDR includes PhD students and Masters by research students.) While I worked…

The online profile/web presence battle. Results: Sophie 0 – Supervisors 1

I started my PhD a little over 6 months ago and I still remember my first supervision meeting. We discussed the usual things: research questions, lit review, milestones etc. But, the one question I didn’t expect was “Sophie, do you have your own website?” To which I replied “ummm noooo” thinking to myself – why…