Nevertheless, I'm reflecting after the fact...and it's pretty cool. Going back to posts my colleagues wrote a couple of weeks ago, and then reading their blog contributions from the week after that, as well as their reflections, paints a fascinating picture of the research process. We are all so mired in the details of each particular aspect of the process that feels nearly impossible, in the process, to see the forest through the trees.
And yet, looking back, it is so clear how breaking the research process into parts the way EDET 636 is organized is nothing short of brilliant. It feels overwhelming and confusing each step of the way, but it's somehow manageable. It's bearable. It can be done. Even by frantically busy educators who pack so much in between dawn and dusk that it would put most Fortune 500 CEOs to shame.
I admit to struggling with the pace of weekly Twitter chats...but during Week 5 I gained a lot from the Thursday chat. Also really enjoyed reading about the themes my colleagues identified in their lit reviews. All of us have identified topics that have similar threads but very different overall patterns. So cool.