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Dissertation Themes

As I’ve wrapped up numerous cycles of qualitative coding of interview data for my dissertation, Into the edu-verse: New teachers seeking induction support on social media, I used geom_tile() in {ggplot2} to create heatmap plots to help me quickly visualize how thematic codes varied by interview participant. Heatmap Comparison of Thematic Codes by Interview Participant Note. Columns have been computationally reordered using principle components analysis (PCA) so that side-by-side columns are more similar than non-adjacent columns.

Comparisons in Twitter #Edchat during COVID-19

I am in the midst of two projects looking at how Twitter #Edchat tweets may have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The first project is primarily comparing tweets in Spring 2020 to those in the same timeframe a year earlier. The second project focuses on Spring 2020 but compares tweets from U.K. and U.S. users. I used geom_tile() in {ggplot2} to create heatmap plots to help me quickly visualize and compare a large number of data points.

Bret's Project Landscape (hosted on Trello)

Projects of Bret Staudt Willet

Dissertation Proposal

Into the Edu-verse: Early-Career Educators Seeking Induction Support on Social Media On November 26, 2019, I successfully defended my dissertation proposal for my PhD in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology through Michigan State University’s College of Education. I have shared the full text of my proposal here: https://bretsw.github.io/dissertation-proposal-text/ You can scroll through my presentation slides for the defense below (use the arrow keys) or view them here. At the end of the defense, I asked my committee for advice on sustaining a project as large as the dissertation, and they offered some great wisdom.

CV

K. Bret Staudt Willet Ph.D. Candidate, Michigan State University Email - Twitter - Github - LinkedIn - Google Scholar Keywords: networked learning, online communities, social media Download a PDF copy of my CV Download a PDF copy of the 2-page resume version Interests Networked Learning in Online Communities: Social media: online learning environments, affinity spaces, learning ecologies Educational data mining: digital traces, big data Learning analytics: social network analysis, discourse analysis, natural language processing Related Projects:

Coursework: PhD in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology

I have completed the coursework for my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology through Michigan State University’s College of Education. Course department guide: * CEP = Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, & Special Education * TE = Department of Teacher Education * WRA = Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & American Cultures Theory and History CEP 900: Proseminar in Learning, Technology and Culture Summer 2016 Instructors: Dr. Cary Roseth, Dr.

Coursework: Master of Arts in Educational Technology

In 2015, I completed a Master of Arts degree in Educational Technology through Michigan State University’s College of Education. Here I offer a bit of my experience in each course. The “CEP” before the course number stands for “Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education,” the name of the department in the College of Education.” CEP 800: Psychology of Learning in School and Other Settings Summer 2013 Instructors: Dr. Hannah Klautke, Dr.

Coursework: Graduate Certificate in Serious Game Design and Research

In 2014, I completed a 3-course Graduate Certificate in Serious Game Design and Research through Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences. Here I offer a bit of my experience in each course. The “TC” before the course number stands for “Telecommunications,” the old department name in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences before they changed it to “Media and Information.” TC 831: Theories of Games and Interaction for Design Fall 2012