I’m spending most of my days writing a grant proposal to do some research about #onlinelearning. Lately, that means reading LOTS of articles about some (new-to-me) research methods and LOTS of articles reporting on studies that were conducted. Most of the latter half are, frankly, crappy studies.

Part of what I’m struggling with from a research methods standpoint is how to deal with my biases that most of what is considered #onlinelearning is, itself, also pretty crappy. Given that I’m spending my days thinking about this, and given that I consider Tressie’s book as a lighthouse for what I want to do, her tweet really resonated. If you’ve ever tried to teach with an online discussion board, particularly one baked in to an LMS, the image Tressie shared is all too funny (as in #lolsob funny).