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Assessing Affective Characteristics in Schools

Another book summary in partial fulfillment of my independent reading assignment for graduate school. Brief Review I was assigned to read Assessing Affective Characteristics in Schools by Lorin Anderson and Sid Bourke.  I found the text to be less technical than Summated … Continue reading

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Summated Rating Scale Construction: An Introduction

A summary of Summated Rating Scale Construction: An Introduction by Paul E. Spector.  This summary is provided in partial fulfillment of the requirements for my independent reading course this semester.   Brief Review Spector uses the Work Locus of Control Survey throughout … Continue reading

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A Whole New Mind

Image via Wikipedia Another of the books that I finished toward the end of last year was A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future byDaniel Pink.  The central argument of A Whole New Mind was that our … Continue reading

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The Long Tail

Image via Wikipedia It’s Friday night and my poor, sick husband fell asleep before 9:00 PM.  Not wanting to waste time, but also not wanting to violate my long-standing (dating back to high school) personal rule of no homework (or … Continue reading

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The Social Life of Information

Image by pumicehead via Flickr I recently read the  The Social Life of Information by Brown and Duguid.  Compared to the technology-related books that I have read lately, Brown and Duguid are less enthusiastic about the promised blessings of technology. … Continue reading

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Focused Conversations for Schools

The Art of Focused Conversation for Schools describes a questioning method for facilitating classroom (or faculty meeting) discussions.  I found the book pretty light-weight. It only takes a few pages to describe the method, which revolves around four levels of … Continue reading

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Learning Networks

During the winter semester of this year, I took a course on distance education and discovered Learning Networks: A Field Guide to Teaching and Learning On-Line by by Linda Harasim, Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Lucio Teles, and Murray Turoff.  I finally … Continue reading

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