Organizational and Existence Systems for the Transformative Scholar

Yesterday (Saturday, Oct 20) I did a workshop on using technological tools in scholarship. Here's the link to the resources:

The program write-up:


Organizational and Existence Systems for the Transformative Scholar


Each of us uses a “system” to keep ourselves organized, to collect and analyze literature, and remind ourselves of deadlines. In this combination roundtable/workshop session, a space will be created to share about technologies, tools, and frameworks that work to help accomplish our goals and keep us centered and sane - all at the same time. In the sharing, you will find new ideas to reinvigorate your scholarship as we discuss ways new technologies are transforming what we know and who we are as scholars. Possible topics of conversation could include: Google Apps (Drive/Docs, Calendar, Sites, Reader), Mendeley (and other Reference Management tools), and other “technologies” that can assist us along our journeys. Come ready to discuss and engage as we find ways to keep our work in existence for ourselves and for the world.

The topic of the session

Using Web 2.0/open source tools to facilitate research, literature reviews, writing, meeting deadlines, and keeping our work “in existence” for ourselves and others

Presentation format

Combination roundtable and workshop

Key points to help us understand your topic focus

This is a combination roundtable and workshop. I am not interested in forcing onto other students my own systems for organization and existence but am interested in sharing my experience and encouraging others to share their own experiences. In this sharing, my aim is for an organic workshop to develop where we can discuss and analyze what works and doesn’t work in our journeys towards becoming transformative scholars. Key technologies/tools that I anticipate will be discussed: Google Docs/Drive, Google Calendar and Reminders, Mendeley (and other Reference Management Tools), journaling, reflection, discussion groups, writing groups, collaborative technologies, etc.


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