Examining the influence of the London 2012 Olympic Games on physical activity in Australian Queensland adults

This post is my presentation from the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) 2013 Conference.

The post contains the abstract, presentation video and slides.

Hodgetts, D., & Duncan, M. (2013). Examining the influence of the London 2012 Olympic Games on physical activity in Australian Queensland adults. Paper presented at the Sport Management Association of Australia New Zealand Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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What’s up Doc?

The Thesis Whisperer

This short post is by Dr Danya Hodgetts, sport manager, lecturer and researcher and reflects on an issue which eventually will afflict us all…

name-tagWe’ve all been there.

Go on, admit it.

You’re working away solidly on your PhD and then starting to daydream… about being a doctor.

About how life-changing those two little letters preceding your name will be. About how cool it will be to add that prefix to credit cards, business card, airline bookings, email signatures…

And then you get there (yes you can, keep up the good work!). Then what do you actually do? Integrating that title into your life might not be as easy as you think. I realise this post is as weighty an issue as has ever been discussed on Thesis Whisperer (right up there with how put together the sexy librarian number), so I’ve given it a bit of…

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The dog ate my MOOC – Week 1 wrap of Fundamentals of Online Learning

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I had set aside some time this morning to do my coursework for the first week of Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application with Georgia Tech.

There’s two new SMAANZers on board: Rob and Mes who are joining Emma, Geoff and myself. Continue reading The dog ate my MOOC – Week 1 wrap of Fundamentals of Online Learning

Taking a MOOC – Week 1

Thomas Rockstar / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA
Thomas Rockstar / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

This week I’m starting study at Georgia Tech. Cool!

I’m studying Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application, through the Coursera learning management system (LMS).

The best part is that it’s free. The course is what’s known as a massive open online course (MOOC). I thought I’d blog about it as we go. Continue reading Taking a MOOC – Week 1

SMAANZ 2012 – Twitter summary

Here’s an archive of the tweets from the Sport Management Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Conference at University Technology Sydney, 28-30 November 2012.

This is the second year that there has been a groundswell of Tweeps attending – adding another channel to the conversation. The tweets started the conversation before the conference and is continuing it afterwards, with some presenters uploading presentations. A notable mention to Olan Scott, for uploading his prior to the conference.

You can read the full Tweetreach report here. Continue reading SMAANZ 2012 – Twitter summary

Social capital as a legacy from a major sporting event

This post is my presentation from the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) 2012 Conference. The post contains the abstract and slides.

Hodgetts, D., & Duncan, M. (2012). Social capital as a legacy from a major sporting event. Paper presented at the Sport Management Australia Association of New Zealand Conference, Sydney, Australia.
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Barriers and Strategies for Recruiting Officials in Victorian Swimming

This post is my presentation from the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) 2012 Conference. The post contains the abstract and slides.

Hodgetts, D., & Tate, C. (2012). Barriers and Strategies for Recruiting Officials in Victorian Swimming. Paper presented at the Sport Management Association of Australia New Zealand Conference, Sydney, Australia.

 

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My pledge for AcWriMo

Big writing time in November 2010

Most of us have heard of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where you go crazy writing and aim to churn out 50,000 for a novel in November. I have been aware of it for the last couple of years and I thought it sounded like a really cool idea. Now there are a whole lot of variations on the theme, including one more relevant for me, which is AcWriMo – academic writing month. Continue reading My pledge for AcWriMo

The researcher’s digital afterlife

The Thesis Whisperer

Recently we lost a friend to suicide.

His death was tragic and shocking to those who knew him, but Linkedin had no idea it had happened. He must created an account there some time back and never got around to making contact with me. Now Linkedin keeps telling me to connect with him.

To the inhuman search engines deep inside the Linkedin server farm we are a perfect match. We went to the same university and have some of the same employers on our resumes. The machines at Linkedin have no idea that my human, feeling self is freshly reminded of his death every time his profile appears on my suggestion list.

It got me thinking – what happens when I die? The other day Thesis whisperer jnr, aged 10, had to do an assignment on ‘digital footprints’. He googled himself and the hits he got were, of course…

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