Many of the reflective essays collected here offer excellent advice for nascent academic writers. Even as a more experienced writer, I found myself highlighting passages of advice or techniques to include in an upcoming workshop on academic writing I am teaching for graduate researchers. This kind of self-reflection about academic writing is always rewarding and rich.
Prof Virginia Langum
Umeå University, Sweden
Dianne Conrad has spent her post-secondary career firstly in adult education, specializing in prior learning assessment; and after that, in online, open and distance education, with an emphasis on learning, community, and assessment. Since retirement from Athabasca University, she has published five books (including this one) on several topics dear to her heart: online assessment, open learning, online doctoral potential, and seniors’ learning in today’s digital age. She has taught all manner and levels of distance education courses, published many journal articles, and served as co-editor of the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL). She hopes to keep going.