Andrea Zellner is a Phd student in the Ed Psych/Ed Tech program at Michigan State University. She can be found on Twitter at @AndreaZellner.
As Phd students, it is common that we are expected to join the ranks of working academics in peer reviewing for conferences and journals. While the logistics of this [...]
Andrea Zellner is a Phd student in the Ed Tech/Ed Psych program at Michigan State University and the pinner behind GradHacker. She can be found procrastinating on Pinterest and on Twitter at @AndreaZellner.
GradHacker first discussed the social network Pinterest in April of 2012, and we are finally taking our own [...]
I recently had the experience of overhearing a few faculty discussing a particularly annoying grad student habit: the sending of a really bad email to a faculty member. As we are all well aware, the majority of our work is done over email. Figuring out email etiquette is an essential skill as both [...]
Graduate school is an academic, professional and personal learning experience. It is an arduous journey that often takes numerous failures and mistakes to reach our destination. This post finishes our Gradhacker week of reflection in which Katy and I looked back at our old posts and Natascha described [...]
Recently evidence of a massive government surveillance program called PRISM has re-surfaced concerns about individual privacy. Here at Gradhacker, we’ve blogged about the need for a public web presence in grad school, primarily in order to facilitate
Right now I am right smack in the middle of writing my dissertation proposal. Talk to any graduate student at this phase of the process and they will groan in recognition of the long slog it seems to be. At this point in my writing I have successfully organized my closets and my bathrooms have [...]
It is undeniable that we are currently living in the time of the MOOC (Massively Open Online Course, just in case you were catching up on Downton Abbey and missed it). Every day new headlines pop up at Inside Higher Ed and The New York Times discussing the impact of MOOCs, [...]
I’ve found that the end of 2012/beginning of 2013 has brought some changes to a number of services that I rely on for my Grad Student productivity/teaching/ writing/etc. Since it’s always hard to keep up with tech changes (especially when the pace of change seems to be daily, even hourly), I thought I’d share a [...]
I don’t know about you, but when I come back to my work after the holiday break I get a serious case of the winter doldrums. Being in the throes of the Michigan winter, what I really want to do is snuggle up in some warm fleece and read murder-mysteries in between [...]
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