Dear IDT student,
You should follow this blog, to see announcements like below. Very handy to be able to read past abstracts (methodology, etc.) from all COE dissertations (including IDT).Â
A few years ago I convinced our College of Ed. staff that a blog would be more effective for announcing defenses than our traditional practice of tacking up paper announcements on a bulletin board by the Deanâ€™s Office. Â They were initially resistant. Turns out the web is not a passing fad. In other words, if it isnâ€™t on the web, it didnâ€™t happen.Â
Next logical step â€” broadcasting proposal defenses and final defenses via videoconference. Iâ€™m going to try to make this happen, but you should be demanding it (respectfully, of course). These are supposed to be public events â€” at least the presentation part. Unfortunately they are usually attended only by the studentâ€™s committee. A healthy department/college/faculty has broader participation in scholarly events than we currently have.
Dissertation Defense Announcement for Tracy McAllister
Major field of study: Instructional Design and Technology
Major Professors: Dr. Clif Mims and Dr. Carmen Weaver, co-chairs