Author: Becca Tarsa

My dissertation is the first project I’ve done involving qualitative analysis of data – specifically, the coding and analysis of 30+ student interviews. So when it came time to choose a program with which to do all that analysis, I felt somewhat at a loss.¬† I’d had a few recommendations from fellow grads and professors, but since I’m A) a Mac user and B) on a pretty tight budget, I found none of the recommendations fit my practical limitations. On top of that, trying to understand the features and capabilities of all the available choices was pretty intimidating, since I…

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Incorporating digital tools and ideas into our teaching comes with many rewards – but also with surprises and a fair amount of work, particularly for those of us who don’t feel especially “in the know” technologically speaking. And that’s a bigger group, I think, than many of us would expect or admit. For all I’m a digital rhetoric fellow, I frequently feel intimidated by the prospect of pulling popular or emerging digital tools and concepts into my classroom. While I’ve had some great success implementing some types of digital lessons, I continue to feel intimidated about using things I’m not…

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