I (Lisa) should have posted last week, but after 3 full days of travel (still not sure why I had to fly to Minneapolis to get to San Antonio) and back to back conferences, I was tired.
I presented at the first conference (Quality Matters) and got great feedback and made some new connections. At the second conference (AECT) I competed as a grad student in the 3MT competition - explain your research in less than 3 minutes without any fancy language. I'm really glad I did it. Mostly because it got me to really think about my dissertation research.
I was extremely nervous during the first round, and slotted to go last. I did try to pay attention to the others, but found it very difficult.
The end result? I won! Interesting to note that the runner up and people's choice winner was a grad student from BYU. I love all the BYU (Provo, Idaho, and Hawaii) connections at the AECT conference.
So, if you want to know about my research, I had a friend record me during the finals round - it is only 2 1/2 minutes - and hopefully I didn't get too technical.
I (Patrick) am really glad that Lisa did well. Winning the 3mt is not a small thing. She also did a book signing with her co authors for the book that she's got a chapter in.
I do have some news to talk about on my front but I will wait to talk about it so as to not detract from Lisa's post.