Dr. Couros, At Last!

I’ve successfully defended my Ph. D. dissertation, and I’m incredibly happy. It feels absolutely terrific to be done!

I have a few minor edits to do, but I thought I would share the (just about) finished dissertation.

The Open Movement: Possibilities and Implications for Education.

This dissertation reports the results of a two-year long research study focused on describing and coming to understand the perceptions and beliefs of a group of educators immersed in open source culture (OSC)

I was lucky to have the help of great participants throughout this study, many who are mentioned by name in the dissertation. Thanks to all of those who participated and for helping me get through this important stage in my own education. I hope that this document is helpful to others, and I expect to have a LOT to say about my findings in the next few months. And of course, thanks to my committee and my advisor Dr. Cyril Kesten for getting me through this.

Happy holidays everyone!

18 thoughts on “Dr. Couros, At Last!

  1. Congratulations, Alec. I’m looking forward to reading the dissertation (now there’s something you don’t hear everyday). The open movement has made some great strides in education, especially in the last 2 or 3 years. It’s important for it to be the subject of serious academic study.

    And you do realize, of course, that we expect blog activity to go up dramatically now that you are done! ;^)

  2. A hearty congratulations!! Now you get the t-shirt that says, “I survived the doctoral program at…” :-)

    Seriously, you SHOULD be very proud, indeed.

  3. This is great news Alec. I know what I’ll be reading over the holidays now. :)

    Your work is very important to FOSS and education. Thanks for helping to make the world (and cyberspace) a better place!

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