On this site, I’ve been creating a Research Development Portfolio as part of my coursework for the doctoral program in Ed Psych, Ed Tech at Michigan State University. This is my first semester, so I am tasked with beginning my journey as an academic and researcher. For this particular assignment, I was asked to utilize the genre of Digital Storytelling to create a compelling introduction to my research interests. What I attempted to do with my research statement is to boil it down to its essence, pulling from the genre of poetry to do it. I was thinking of how, in poetry, no word is wasted–it seems almost antithetical to the world of academic compositions. I tried to play with the genre, the ideas, and the task to create something compelling. I am also under enormous pressure and deadlines this week, so I was limited in the time I had to dedicate to the task. Isn’t this usually the nature of composition though? That the writing is never finished, it is just due?
Comments welcome: I am hoping to revise once the semester is over.
POST EDIT: Since I am having issues with the youtube embed and my theme, the direct link is http://youtu.be/dhS_P1wHb7E