Year for Productivity: Session 24: Characteristics of a Vibrant Personal Learning Network

We’ve talked at length about what Personal Learning Networks (PLN) are, ruminated upon what makes up our own network right now and we’ve hopefully even explored  a few new sources for connections. We’ve also recognized the need for participation and identification … Continue reading

Tuesday Tool Tip: Using Scrivener for Complex Academic Writing Projects

I became aware of Scrivener, an alternative writing tool, several years ago, and have been intrigued ever since.  At first glance, the benefit for creative writers is clear, but numerous scholars also use Scrivener.  Here’s part of the description from … Continue reading

Year for Productivity Session 23: Productive Meetings; or, Oh, No, Not Another %$*&%^& Meeting!

Most people at least profess to hate meetings.  They do, however, seem to be a necessary evil at this point, and they are a more confusing topic than ever, given that now, besides the traditional kinds of meetings, we now … Continue reading

Links Roundup #14

Academic Blogging Since my last post was on academic blogging, the post A New Science Blogging Scandal:  Deja Vu All Over Again from the Scholarly Kitchen blog points to a problem I did not have room to cover, the difficulties … Continue reading