I am glad that my thesis has been in the White Rose Etheses Online now.
22 Apr 2009
23 Feb 2009
Those speeches were one/two years ago, but Randy Pausch's ideas are everlasting. Randy Pausch was a computer-science professor at Carnegie Mellon University. I adore him as a good computing scientist and an excellent educator. I like his speeches very much, for example, the sentence below,
"But remember, the brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something."
Here is his last lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams in both English and Chinese.
Posted by Jin at 19:58
5 Feb 2009
I haven’t blogged for quite a while because firstly, my job is something new and not very relevant to the original purpose of this blog; secondly, I am still thinking a direction of this blog.
Posted by Jin at 21:09
29 Dec 2008
As I moved to a new city, I started to discover it. I like to lounge about the city when I finish my work, and see it's differences and similarities. I also like to ask questions about locations on local forums. However, I got some responses recently, like 'Google it, find the answer yourself'.
Yes, Google can help me find a place, seek for some information I want, however, I suddenly feel that Google is a good searching tool for getting information easily rather than a Q&A tool for exchanging life experiences on the forum. If everybody is good at searching information by Google, do they need to ask questions on a forum?
I suppose some people may say 'Google it first. If yu can not find an answer, going to forum and ask.'
A silly idea: Someday, we might not talk to each other any more or often because we all get information from the Internet or Google it. Just using the online huge information database...
Posted by Jin at 19:46
24 Dec 2008
Hi my friends,
Thank you for all the support and encouragement you have given to me all year long. It is a pleasure to be able to work with you and have lots of good memories in 2008.
Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas holiday. Happy New Year!
Boundless blessings to you all. Miss you all.
Posted by Jin at 17:55
4 Dec 2008
It was lucky that I got much better from the flu and got cough relief before the viva. It was nice to see a best of luck card on my desk before the viva. It was nice to see many of my colleagues in the common room waiting for me and to get their full-hearted hugs when I finished the viva. It was nice to get friends’ blessings from far distance. It was nice to celebrate with you all.
Thanks a lot to many people who help me and are with me during the three years. What I can do now is to share my viva preparation list. Here is a long list of viva questions that I collected and prepared. I hope it’s useful for you. Best of luck for you all too!
Posted by Jin at 23:08
2 Dec 2008
- The Learning Technologies Group at Oxford University Computing Services announced its eighth annual one-day conference on educational technologies: Shock of the Old 2009. It calls theoretical or position papers on new academic literacy in areas such as modelling, collaborative working, computer gaming, mash-ups, co-creation and open content.
- The nomination for the annual Edublogs Awards of 2008 has been shortlisted.
Posted by Jin at 17:49
30 Nov 2008
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24 Nov 2008
I know that Juliet Corbin has finished the 3rd version of “Basics of Qualitative Research”.
In the literature, arguments between Glaserian and Straussian are continuing. I come across this article “Interview with Juliet M Corbin” wrote by Danny D. Meetoo. Through the interview, we may know a bit about Juliet Corbin, her work with Anselm Strauss, their view of ground theory and Barney Glaser’s view of grounded theory.
Posted by Jin at 15:15