Posts & Resources: Online Portfolio

My online portfolio includes links to recent posts and articles, as well as instructional resources for my books.

Writing and Publishing
Editors’ Roles: Relating to Contributors
Editors’ Roles: Selecting Chapters 
Envisioning an Edited Book
Proposing an Edited Book
Reimagining Ancillary Materials for Texts and Academic Books
Research > Publication > Impact (You Might Need a Strategy for That)

 

Emerging Research Methods
Seeing and Hearing the Problem: Using Video in Qualitative Research
Listening to the Sounds of Research 
Autoethnography Stretches Out
Getting Started: More Online Qualitative Research Design Basics 
Online Research: Holistic Thinking and Qualitative Design 

Teaching Research Methods
A Case for Teaching Methods
Creating a Culture of Inquiry in the Classroom
Research to Learn with Class Projects 
Using Inquiry Models to Learn How to Ask Questions 

Doing Qualitative Research Online: Companion Study Site
Qualitative Online Interviews:
Companion Study Site
Cases in Online Interview Research: Companion Study Site

Ethics and Education
Giving Voice to Values in the Classroom

Social Commentary
A Social Scientist Looks at the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Re-Activate: Why Are We Marching?
More Than a Headline: Scholarship on Today’s Hot-Button Issues
Social Media or Social Web? (Part of a special issue: Social Science & Social Futures: Fast Scholarship, Emerging Technologies & the Future of Inquiry)

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Companion Sites & Ancillary Materials

Writing a book doesn’t end with the manuscript!

See Resources and Websites Mentioned in the Webinar. These links offer examples for different kinds of materials and book sites.

1) Authors’ sites-linked from the publisher’s page for the book:

Key questions to discuss with the publisher:

  • Will the publisher agree to including a link that takes the viewer away from the publisher’s website?
  • Are you committed to creating and maintaining the page? Do you have the technical skills needed to do so?

2) Password-protected resources on the publisher’s site (note that you may not be able to view all materials on these sites):

Key questions to discuss with the publisher:

  • Can you as author give input into the site design or format, organization, or presentation of resources?
  • Can readers who are not instructors gain access to the site?

3) Companion sites with interactive features on the publisher’s site and third-party applications:

  • Doing Research in the Real World 
Note: If you create an account in VitalSource, you can request electronic review copies of texts and view interactive features.

Add-on subscription to access technical feature and apps:

4) Special features that won’t work on a page

Key questions to discuss with the publisher:

  • What is the author’s role in designing and producing these features?
  • Can you as author act as the subject matter expert for technical or media features? If not, do you have final approval?
  • If your visuals, diagrams, etc. are being used, can you retain your intellectual property/copyright?
  • If a third party or additional subscription is involved, do you receive payment or royalties?

Visit SAGE Methodspace for an article: “Reimagining Ancillary Materials for Texts and Academic Books.” Visit the Textbook and Academic Authors Association site for a webinar recording. (Not a member? Consider joining this community of writers!)

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Teach with Moodle

You are invited to join our 10th bi-annual Moodle MOOC (MM10) from May 1 – June 4, 2017. The MOOC is completely free with live online sessions via WizIQ and teacher training on Moodle for Teachers Moodle 3.2.2 site.

I will be presenting a session on A Hybrid Moodle Model on Thursday, May 11
11:00 AM EST/3:00 PM UTC. Your time zone is here.

Click to enroll now and on the syllabus for further information. The MOOC is suitable for beginners and current and past Moodle teachers and managers. The badges and a certificate of completion will be awarded to everyone who completes course tasks. The course and badges are free of charge.

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Join a Tweetchat about Publication Strategies!

We now have many options for publishing our work, from blogs to peer-reviewed articles, books with a publisher to self-published e-books, as well as case studies, manuals, or book chapters. Which mix of options aligns with your career goals?

Mark your calendar- and post questions- for a #PubPlan tweetchat w/ @DrHelenKara & me. No registration needed, just log into Twitter and look for #PubPlan. To participate, just add the hashtag to each comment or response, so others in the thread see your posts. You can start now: suggest questions or topics you’d like us to cover!

If you want to focus on your own strategy with a small group of writers, Dr. Kara and myself, consider taking our course! The next session of Create Your Publication Strategy starts February 13. See: www.path2publishing.com to register.

See a related article on SAGE Publications Methodspace http://www.methodspace.com/research-publication-impact-might-need-strategy/

#PubPlan is hashtag! Post your questions now, and join the conversation January 17.

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Social Media or Social Web?

I contributed an article, “Social Media or Social Web?” As part of a special issue of a UK online magazine called Discover Society. The special issue is about “Social Science & Social Futures: Fast Scholarship, Emerging Technologies & The Future Of Inquiry.” You might find the editors’ article of interest: Mark Carrigan is a prolific writer and one of the leading thinkers about social media and academic life.

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Webinars for Academic Writers

Writers, think beyond Academic Writing Month to the 2017 calendar & writing events! See the Text and Academic Authors Association webinars: http://bit.ly/2fJljTq

  • Six Strategies for Using Social Media to Promote Your Writing Wednesday, January 25, 3-4 p.m. ET
  • Texts Plus: Ancillary Materials & Companion Sites Monday, April 24, 3-4 p.m. ET

Not a member? Reasonable membership fees allow access to community of writers, resources on book contracts, and of course free webinars! https://taaa.memberclicks.net/member-benefits

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