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Developing a dissertation topic can be overwhelming, especially when feeling on your own and not quite sure where to turn for help. Remember, there are always many resources available, they just may need to be accessed in a new way! Nancy Messina, Director of Reference Services, and Megan Phifer-Davis, Librarian for Outreach and E-Learning, share wonderful ways to find a topic worth researching and is of interest to you, the EdD student, and access resources to find a vast amount of literature to support such a topic. Tune in for developing dissertation topic tips, e-resources, and the other fantastic services available from the library! [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”, widerivermusic.com]
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Staying Motivated

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04/07/20 • 23 min

How is everyone? Drs. Elder and Leavitt take time during their podcast to ask just this question and give advice on how to stay motivated during this unprecedented time. They also discuss online learning and the new online EdD program which will begin in spring of 2021. Further, they ask you the listener for how you are coping and to share your stories as well as offer future podcast topics. Please tune in and share your stories with CapIT! and more importantly, stay safe, stay healthy, and take care. [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”, widerivermusic.com]
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APA 7th Edition

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03/03/20 • 17 min

The American Psychological Association (APA) Manual is a guidebook for social science researchers. Not only does it show correct APA formatting for a variety of references and citations, it gives the keys to writing concisely and accurately. The 6th edition has been the mainstay for over 10 years and the new 7th edition has just been released. The 7th edition offers changes that reflect the APA concise style and also the shift to our technology rich world. Join Drs. Elder and Leavitt as they go through all of the revisions in the new edition together! [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”, widerivermusic.com]
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10/29/19 • 27 min

Turning in a dissertation for the final read process is a day many doctoral students long for and a pinnacle point on the EdD journey. Today Drs. Elder and Leavitt sit down with Dr. Wisdom, Director of Graduate Studies, to discuss this process. Many details are discussed including how the process works from beginning to end, how students can best prepare their dissertations for a final reading, and what defines "final read" ready. You do not want to miss this inside look into the process that makes a finished paper into a published dissertation.
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John R. Porter is not only the new President of Lindenwood University but also an EdD student at Johns Hopkins University. In this special episode of CapIT!, President Porter discusses his experience as a doctoral student and a life-long learner. Porter shares the topic of his dissertation, ways he stays motivated, how he balances a busy schedule, and the importance of the journey while earning a doctorate degree including building and keeping relationships. Listen as he describes his global journey and gives inspiring words of wisdom. [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”, widerivermusic.com]
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09/06/19 • 23 min

A new semester begins, and with it changes, reminders, and tips for starting the semester off on the right foot! Join Drs. Elder and Leavitt as they discuss changes to the EdD Program, reminders for having a successful semester, an overview of the redesigned Comprehensive Exam, and tips for writing the literature review. Much is covered in this fun, engaging, and information filled conversation. Begin the 2019 school year with a new episode of CapIT! [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”, widerivermusic.com]
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CapIT! is on the road this week as Drs. Leavitt and Elder visit Lindenwood's Writing Center located in the LARC, Room 338. They sit down with Susan Edele, Director of Lindenwood's Writing Center, to discuss all the center has to offer EdD students. Many benefits include one on one help with dissertation writing, including APA citation assistance. Edele also offers writing tips during the conversation and advice for making the dissertation a scholarly piece. Join the conversation and book an online appointment for the Writing Center today! [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”, widerivermusic.com]
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CapIT! hosted the first ever Data, Dignity, & Justice Forum on Ethical Issues & Research on April 8, 2019. The panel consisted of two faculty members, Dr. Ted Cohen, Assistant Professor of History, and Dr. Sherrie Wisdom, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Education, one current EdD student, Greg Wagener, Coordinator of Student Discipline and Alternative Student Programs for the Parkway School District, and one EdD graduate, Dr. Leslie Muhammad, Acting Principal and Student Service Coordinator for Confluence Charter Schools. Mike Leary hosted the panel and asked questions regarding data collection, ethics involved in human subject research, risks involved in educational research, and much more. A great deal was discussed and thought-provoking questions were asked from Mr. Leary and the audience. CapIT! looks forward to hosting more forums in the future. Please tune in for this compelling conversation and visit Lindenwood's School of Education's Facebook page for the video. [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”, widerivermusic.com]
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Lindenwood is so lucky to have the Library Academic Resource Center (LARC), and even more valuable than the library itself are the wonderful people there to assist students. One such person is Nancy Messina, Director of Reference Services. Join Drs. Elder, Leavitt, and Mrs. Messina as they discuss all the wonderful services the library has to offer, and more importantly, how to find them! Messina also shares how the library has evolved over the years, and keeps evolving, as well as great databases for EdD students. Many helpful resources are discussed on this episode so tune in to hear beneficial tips from Nancy Messina! [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”, widerivermusic.com]
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Every school across the country is facing the same question: how do we safely prepare for a return to school during a pandemic? Drs. Leavitt and Elder virtually discuss this question with Superintendent of Hancock Place School District, Dr. Kevin C. Carl. He shares how his school handled the start of the pandemic to plans put in place for a safe start to school in August. The conversation also discusses leadership and what skill sets are needed for superintendents, principals, faculty, and others to best guide a school district and help parents and teachers during unprecedented times. Please tune in for inspiring leadership advice and notes of positivity to help start the fall 2020 school year. [Music by Brian Elder, “Gateway City”, widerivermusic.com]
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