I am getting lots of comments, suggestions of resources, some offers help, etc., coming in from just the first two posts on the Open PhD blog. There appears to be a lot of interest in this idea and whether we can make it work. I say “we” meaning the collective blogosphere, Twittersphere, and edusphere since, collectively, you all know more than I do, and you will be my teaching assistants in this process, along with a myriad of websites, and other resources.
You are in my PLN! (Should we make T-shirts?) 😉
Some of you are beginning to tweet your suggestions and questions to me as well – and you have great questions! I want to be sure everyone gets to see them. However, I use Twitter for a variety of reasons – most of them academic – but for various different aspects of my academic career. To help make it a little easier to track which tweets apply to this project, I’ve registered a Twitter hashtag #openphd.
If you are replying to me or tweeting original content about my pursuit of a “D-I-Y PhD” (a nod to @paul_bone for that term), please include the #openphd hashtag. Other interested readers will then be able to search the topic out more easily. (If you are unfamiliar with using hashtags in Twitter, you can find out about it here).