What Do I Blog About?

Admittedly, coming up with a blog post can be a challenge for me. After years of teaching online and as a student in graduate school (two masters and a doctorate degree), I have a hard time making myself read or write anything that isn’t absolutely required. As I mentioned in my previous posts on blogging, I view it as great way to document what I learn along the way while doing what I do professionally. Since I work in rapidly changing IT areas, it’s essential that I commit time to staying current. And what better way to provide evidence of that than by blogging about it.

Some great sources of inspiration I discovered for this post include Google Trends, Google+ Explore, Hootsuite, and Hubspot, a personal favorite. Google Trends is a fun tool to play with as you can slice and dice what’s trending over time and regionally. On Google+ Explore you can browse by topic or peruse what’s hot and learn what hashtag topics are trending. Hootsuite is a social relationship platform for those who really want to get serious about managing their online social presence. While I’m not ready for Hootsuite, Hubspot, a site that recommends blog titles based on one or more words you enter, is one I plan to use often in conjunction with the what’s trending tools.

Kathleen Marrs, Ph.D.
Kathleen wants to live in a world filled with open books, open source, open hearts, and open minds in which diversity is embraced and creativity flourishes. A long time CPA turned online professor, Kathleen’s life was transformed upon completion of her dissertation An Investigation of the Factors that Influence Faculty and Student Acceptance of Mobile Learning in Online Higher Education.Her statistical analyses was called ”pioneering” by her committee chair Dr. Marlyn K. Littman and brought Kathleen full circle back to her number-crunching roots inspiring her to earn a second master’s in Business Intelligence.Kathleen plans to continue her studies of contemporary issues related to teaching, learning, and technology and loves to help undergrad and grad students achieve their academic and professional goals. As a lifelong learner she also plans on continuing her quest to understand the problems posed by mobile and micro learning formats and find innovative ways of helping people maximize the benefits these emerging technologies afford.

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