Are you interested in pursuing a research project related to your experience with COVID-19 and remote/online learning? If so, consider joining John Robertson and David Wicks in a 2020-21 faculty research group. The group will meet six times throughout the academic year to discuss and share research projects. Each participant will receive a $1,000 stipend, co-sponsored by the Library and the Faculty Life Office
George Veletsianos, a leading scholar of online learning, says the kind of research we need right now asks questions such as these:
- What made some faculty, students, and institutions successful in achieving the outcomes they defined?
- What institutional supports proved to be helpful to students and faculty in times of crises, and in what ways?
- What roles did instructional designers play in this transition, and what made some more successful than others?
- What vulnerabilities did this shock reveal and how may we address them?
- What are the positive and negative externalities of using emergency online teaching/learning?
- In what ways is this crisis being exploited, to what means, and by whom?
If you would like pursue such research in conversation with your faculty colleagues next year, send a brief explanation of your planned project to the Faculty Life Office at FLO@spu.edu by April 24th. Collaborative projects are encouraged.