Monday, September 27, 2010

I am studying the PLENK2010 course.

This course about personal learning environments is sponsered by the National Research Council it is a massive online open course with over a thousand students. Here is the web page

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saving my school RefWorks file

I will no longer have access to RefWorks in a few days. I have made a back up RefWorks file but have not been able yet to export my RefWorks references into another format.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The books I borrowed recently from the school library.

Here are the books I borrowed recently from the school library. I used and SAS enterprise Guide to partially automate making this list of books. You will note I did not get the place of publication. does not list place of publication and that is the source for most of these citations.

Deitche, Scott M. Green Collar Jobs: Environmental Careers for the 21st Century (Praeger, 2010).

Hayward, Susan. Nikita: French Film Guide (I. B. Tauris, 2010).

Garner, Roberta. The Joy of Stats: A Short Guide to Introductory Statistics in the Social Sciences, Second Edition (UTP Higher Education, 2010).

James, Jeffrey. Bridging the Global Digital Divide ( Edward Elgar Publishing, 2003).

Taylor, James R. (Renwick) The Computerization of Work: A Communication Perspective (Sage Publications, 2000).

Roy, Sumit. Globalisation, ICT and Developing Nations: Challenges in the Information Age ( Sage Publications, 2005).

Gentzoglanis, Anastassios. Regulation and the Evolution of the Global Telecommunications Industry (Edward Elgar Pub, 2010).

Akerlof, George A. Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being (Princeton University Press, 2010).

Abeles, Harold F. Critical Issues in Music Education: Contemporary Theory and Practice (USA: Oxford University Press, 2009).

The Warwick Org Theory Network. Understanding Corporate Life (Sage Publications, 2009).

Cox, Andrew. The Right Tools for the Job: Selecting and Implementing the Most Appropriate Management Tools for Specific Business Purposes (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

Cramsie, Patrick. The Story of Graphic Design: From the Invention of Writing to the Birth of Digital Design (Abrams, 2010).

Sunday, September 05, 2010

I think my trip is going to happen. I will be able to travel to the Internet Research 11 conference in Gothenburg Sweden in about six weeks.

I have been planning trips to conferences the last few years. One conference the American Sociology Association I did manage to attend on a scholarship, although I only attended a section's graduate student session. I am planning on attending the Association of Internet Researcher's conference in Sweden this fall. This conference is called Internet Research 11 and the hash tag is #IR11. So far I have afforded to pay a student registration fee and saved up over half the money for the airfare to Sweden. It looks like I will, in fact, be able to afford to go to this conference.

Friday, September 03, 2010

The term poor bashing has not really caught on in academia

When I searched Sage journals today, using the Sage Journal's web site and a free access account, I found only one article that used the term "poor bashing". This article is by Canadian scholars suggesting the term did not move out of Canada.

Here is the citation:
Colleen Reid and Allison Tom. "Poor Women's Discourses of Legitimacy, Poverty, and Health" Gender & Society June 2006 20: 402-421.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Planning on attending an Internet research conference in Sweden.

I have been planning on attending an Internet research conference in Sweden later this year. I have paid the registration fee now. I have to find the money for the plane fare now.