#SocialDiss

#SocialDiss Recap #1: The delightful crowd in the dissertation’s margins

#SocialDiss Recap #1: The delightful crowd in the dissertation’s margins

What happens when you invite the public to review your messy dissertation drafts About four months ago, I launched #SocialDiss, an experimental project in which I’ve committed to “socializing” every chapter of my dissertation draft on a variety of publishing platforms In late February, I posted the working introduction to a public Google Doc, and over the
Announcing #SocialDiss: Transforming the dissertation into networked knowledge production

Announcing #SocialDiss: Transforming the dissertation into networked knowledge production

To what extent can the general public participate in and benefit from the production of a dissertation How might the private and anxiety-ridden processes of education be transformed into a public good and social joy Are the imperfect artifacts of learning to be hidden and disposed of as shameful wasteor might they provide fertile soil for the cultivation of a global learning community Could the form of the dissertation itself blossom into something more vibrant and responsive to today’s world in the process