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    PhD Ed Technologies & Learning Design
  1. This is my take on it as well. My undergrad was in English/writing, and I am grateful on a daily basis for it. Have been a college writing instructor as well. I unintentionally set myself up with some serious advantages, I believe. Good luck, btw. I highly recommend SFU.
  2. I can't imagine waiting so long to even start the thing. Nope, I turned it in yesterday. Done for the semester!
  3. Hi all! I'm in my first semester and doing well. I am curious though about the writing process of other people. My classmates seem extremely stressed about the lit review we have as a final assignment. Without trying to backdoor brag, I have to say writing comes fairly easily to me. There are, of course, other areas that I'm weak in -- public speaking, for example -- but writing isn't one of them. I don't want to ask my classmates about it because I want to be sensitive to their distress. I'm interested to know if writing is as difficult for others as it seems to be for my fellow students.
  4. Technology

    I still really only want to use it for reading and taking notes on pdfs. I have a laptop, but like I said, since I'll be doing a significant amount of reading, I want to make that easier than is possible on my computer. That is my only real reason for wanting to use a tablet. It's not going to be something I rely on as my primary device.
  5. Technology

    What do you mean by my backup plan? I don't intend to store anything on it. I just want to make the concentration of my work easier to do.
  6. Technology

    I'm considering buying a iPad and pencil to use to take notes on pdfs and other research. Plus, an iPad will be so much easy for reading that my laptop. I'm wondering if this sounds like a good idea, or if I'm just looking for an excuse to buy more technology. Thoughts?
  7. What's a good amount for funding?

    This feedback is helpful. Tuition is only $1700 a semester, but I think it does come out of my funding. I'm pretty sure I don't have to pay international fees, but I'm going to double check on that right now. Appreciate the help. Update: Tuition is actually nearly $1800 a semester, but after four years it's reduced to $900. I love Canada.
  8. My dept. at Simon Fraser only recommends students for funding; there is no application process. So my advisor is recommending me for 18k for the first two years with an additional 21k for the first four years. This is an exorbitant amount of money for funding, isn't it? I feel like I'm missing the small print or something.
  9. Online PhD in Education

    Mich State (where I got my MA) is an excellent school. New Mexico State has an online program as well as Central Michigan. There are lots more, but I was looking for schools that didn't require the GRE -- MSU does. Boise State is another one.
  10. Word from Michigan State University?

    I got my Master's from MSU. Such, a great school. Good luck!
  11. UW Madison PhD

    I live not too far from Madison. It's a great town. I would prefer to live there than where I currently do. Any news?
  12. Fall 2017 Education Acceptances/Interviews/Rejections

    I got into Simon Fraser (and heard back from New Mexico State today but not accepting)! It's been a few days, so the excitement has worn off somewhat. I wanted to share my news and was just on some of the Reddit subs, which is always a mistake. I hope to share the journey with positive, like-minded people here.
  13. Fall 2017 Education Acceptances/Interviews/Rejections

    Me too. It's nice to know I'm not alone.