Andrea Zellner is a Phd student in the Ed Psych/Ed Tech program at Michigan State University. She can be found on Twitter @AndreaZellner.
I have recently dedicated myself to learning R, a programming language and environment for focusing largely on statistical analysis and computing. The benefit of using R over other statistical computing […]
Open Thread: Should You Blog Your Dissertation Research?
Emily VanBuren is a PhD student in history at Northwestern University. You can find her on Twitter at @emilydvb or at her blog, dighistorienne.
I’m wrapping up the second year of my PhD in history, and it’s been a big one. This year, I figured out what I’m writing my dissertation about. […]
Preparing Presentations with PowerPoint
Erin Bedford is a PhD student in Nanotechnology Engineering at the University of Waterloo and the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI) in a co-supervised program. You can find her on Twitter at @erinellyse.
Love it or hate it, PowerPoint is everywhere. “Preparing a presentation” has become synonymous to “preparing […]
7 Things I Learned from Teaching with Twitter
Natascha Chtena is a PhD student in Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. You can follow her on Twitter @nataschachtena
Social media is like teen sex. Everyone wants to do it. No one actually knows how. When finally done, there is surprise its not better. – Avinash […]
Outside the Classroom: 8 Ways to Make Class Blogs Useful Conversation Spaces
Kelly Hanson is a PhD candidate in English at Indiana University, Bloomington who uses class blogs in her writing class on James Bond. You can find her on Twitter at @krh121910
A big focus here at Gradhacker is how to use technology to facilitate teaching, writing, and research. We’ve written in […]
Reassessing My Digital Identity
Katy Meyers is a PhD student in Anthropology at Michigan State University. She blogs as Bones Don’t Lie, and you can follow her on twitter @bonesdonotlie.
I’ve been highly visible online since I started my PhD at MSU. Within my first month of grad school here I developed the ‘Bones Don’t […]
5 Strategies for Organizing Notes for Comprehensive Exams
Emily VanBuren is PhD student in History at Northwestern University. You can find her on Twitter at @emilydvb or at her blog, dighistorienne.
Preparing for comprehensive examinations is daunting. There is no way around it. Here at GradHacker, we’ve featured tips regarding studying for comps, tackling the written exam format, […]
Lessons from the Maker Movement
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.
Making things is fun. The Maker movement, as it’s commonly known, is centered on the idea that when it comes to technology especially, it’s better and more […]
3 Reasons Every Grad Student Should Learn WordPress
Justin Dunnavant is a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Florida. You can find him on Twitter @archfieldnotes or at his blog AfricanaArch.
Every semester I try to find new ways to improve the way I write and teach. In previous years I’ve committed to learning Photoshop to create better […]
7 Productivity Apps for the New Year
Liz Homan is a PhD candidate in English and Education at The University of Michigan. You can find her on Twitter at @lizhoman or on her blog, Gone Digital. Emily VanBuren is a PhD student in History at Northwestern University. You can find her on Twitter at @emilydvb or at her […]
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