Category: …in Academia

Doing research, like making music?

How can we strive for emergence when doing research? The Twitter-verse reflects.

Using Constructive Alignment for Academic Writing IV – Workflow

In Part III, I presented some general writing tools.

In this part, let’s see how to bring these together to realise a workflow for arriving at a constructively aligned piece of writing.

Using Constructive Alignment for Academic Writing III – Tools

In the previous part, I elaborated on how we can use the abstract to define the learning objectives/outcomes of our paper. In this part, I present four tools you can use to ensure your writing is constructively aligned to these learning outcomes

Using Constructive Alignment for Academic Writing II – Getting started

In Part I, I drew a parallel between academic writing and the constructive alignment framework used for course design. Essentially, I showed how we may view our academic peers as learners, trying to construct meaning, or in the broader sense, knowledge from our presented results. Now, let’s see where to start.

Using Constructive Alignment for Academic Writing I – the philosophy

This is the first in a series of 4 blogs based off a 6-hour workshop I designed for early career researchers. I recast the framework of Biggs’ constructive alignment for academic writing.

Bar-time Dynamics II – Making waves

Of Fourier transforms and spectro-temporal dynamics In my previous blog Bar-Time Dynamics, I had taken an audio file of a song, and applied my methods of laser analysis – spatio-temporal dynamics – to it. It became a visual representation of the song structure, and with a nifty phase-flip also revealed the differences in the way…
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Bar-time Dynamics

Spatio-temporal dynamics… of an ARR song?

What could a Space Colonisation-101 course look like?

The prospect of colonising space is no longer a pipe dream. But, are we prepared for it?

This is Photonics.

The endeavour of measurement is integral to the construction of knowledge in the natural sciences. The finer and more reliable our measuring ruler is, the more confident we can be about the evidence we present and the worldview we construct. Light provides us with such a precise ruler. It is an established fact that the…
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What Andrew Ng’s Machine Learning course teaches about Online Course design

I had been wanting to do Andrew Ng’s foundational course on Machine Learning for quite some time. I was mostly indoors over Christmas, so I thought it was good time to finally dip my toes in it. My primary apprehension was whether I would be able to complete the three-month long course given my existing…
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