Monday, January 2, 2012

New year more studying!

Happy New Year Everybody! I've been away for a few weeks but now I'm back. This time I'm not blogging about web applications, but about Sheffield Hallam University. I'm finishing my MA in TESOL with them and so I just wanted to also take advantage of this blog to talk a little about my very positive experience with them.

I'm in the final module of the MA, the dissertation module and so I'm busy reading and researching for my thesis. This is a distance learning program so the online web-based content is present - and thinking of this, it's not a totally irrelevant entry in my blog anyway! I'm really enjoying this module as the support given asynchronously is very good. We're using Blackboard for the online interaction and discussion boards and although I have not been as present as i would like to in the last month, I'm using every single application available through it. I think that the Library gateway and the possibility to have access to so much information on the web e.g. only articles and even books is just fantastic.  Likewise, RefWorks is a truly wonderful tool for compiling your bibliography and not only! I've been using it for that but also to make and keep my notes on my reading and I can clearly see how this is going to make my life easier when it comes to the final writing.

Anyways, if any of you are interested in growing professionally and are thinking about doing a post grad course, it does not have to be an MA!  You can do lots of post grad work which is not as demanding as an MA.

Do take a minute to check SHU out! It's worth it!

Robert

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