Virtual School Meanderings

July 6, 2012

Announcing the PHD 2-minute Thesis Contest! (Virtual Schooling Edition)

This showed up in my inbox on Tuesday…


Want your thesis animated by Jorge Cham?  Here is your chance!

Click on the link above to enter the PHD-TV Two-minute Thesis Contest!

The PHD Team

Since there are a lot of folks – including a lot of practitioners – that have completed Master’s thesis and Ph.D. dissertations on the topic of K-12 online learning, but have never published those studies in academic outlets, this may be a way to get your findings disseminated to a wider audience.

The basic idea is that you need to create an audio file that includes:

  1. Your full name
  2. Your academic institution
  3. Your department or field of study
  4. Your year in graduate school
  5. The title of your thesis
  6. Identity of the speaker (if it’s not you)
  7. A two-minute explanation of your thesis work that a highly educated layperson would be able to understand. Avoid jargon and abbreviations as much as possible, and remember: someone who is not in your field of study should be able to easily understand your explanation!
  8. Please credit any contributors, collaborators and funding sources.

And then go to and submit your information (including the file) by Wednesday, 01 August 2012.

For more information, view their Vimeo video:

Personally, I’m going to give this a try.  Also, anyone out there who wishes to do the same, please send me a copy of the audio file and after the deadline I will begin posting each of the files as individual daily entries to highlight that research.

1 Comment »

  1. […] this month I posted an entry entitled Announcing the PHD 2-minute Thesis Contest! (Virtual Schooling Edition).  Essentially, PhD Comics have asked people to create a two minute video to describe their thesis […]

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