Woke up in the morning to find an unread email. Opened that email and it was from the second examiner (Prof. Carlos). He asked me submit the thesis! great news indeed. Next step is to proofread it again, apply his annotations and send it back. Hopefully it will be a smooth process. My heart is hardly beating till the … More Last steps before the defense day!
Since 31.October 2016..i was recording how many words I was writing every day. around 2 months and 2 weeks fully dedicated to writing my PhD Thesis. In the image below, you can find my progress.. in total, 68,000 words were written.
Battle has started! Iam currently writing my thesis.Big Challenge..big challenge
Much thanks to Dr. Michael Giannakos for inviting me to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim campus. I also presented a short talk about Learning Analytics and MOOCs: Slides available HERE
This year emoocs 2017 will be in Madrid. We will submit two experience papers. I would love to submit a research article, but because of my dissertation preparations, this can’t happen.
Am proud that our second examiner of my Ph.D. dissertation is Prof. Carlos Delgado Kloos. We are still in the process of managing the exact time of the defense.
This year, am not going anywhere. Am staying in Graz to work and work. As writing my thesis is knocking the door from here or there, I’ve told my family to wait till i finish my defense and have the degree Inshalla. It is a life matter !
Am heading to the innovations for community services conference to present our keynote invited speech. I4CS is located in Vienna in the T-Mobile center. http://i4cs-conference.org/
Added on the right side panel, the time of the Ph.D. thesis writing. It is not major but to remind me always, that a restricted deadline, means jobs to be done at the right time!
We got our paper: “Engaging Learning Analytics in MOOCs: the good, the bad, and the ugly” published in proceedings of the International Conference on Education and New Developments in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 12th. June. 2016. The paper describes our experience in the last 3 years where we list the potential (the good), the problems (the … More New publication with hot title!