explore, evaluate, synthesize, and apply methods of inquiry to enhance
and improve performance
780- Research Seminar Educational Technology, Summer 2018 with Dr.
this brief Research Seminar, we summarized and critiqued a research
we then proposed a follow-up research study. In a collaborative group,
with my partner to anticipate some of our methodologies and results.
Ultimately, we crafted a digital presentation of our proposed research
created my first Powtoon which summarized the literature review of our
paper, and my partner Toni summarized the methodologies and procedures.
This was a
challenging course for me. I had just taken a learning theory class,
number of research papers. It was my custom to skip over the three to
pages of research methodologies, thankful that there were fewer pages
for me to
read! In this course, this was the content that we were actually
love projects where I can imagine new products, design learning
develop instructional plans. This class, however, focused on research
processes for conducting responsible research.
With the help of my
partner, we incorporated the essential elements of research papers in
research paper proposal. We used my research on Situated Professional
Development to propose a study of the efficacy of teaching
technology to teachers in communities of practice. We used the methods
that had been
described in the course to imagine our participants, design, materials,
procedures, and analysis of the study. In our final presentation, we
incorporated a PowToon, Power Point, and screencast tools to present
research paper proposal. Now when I read research papers, I realize the
importance of the research methodologies. This truly adds to the
of a study.
I am glad to be
revisiting this paper and presentation, as it inspires me to send this
presentation to the Director of Accountability and Assessment at my
district. The district does not currently have an technology
Situated Professional Development might just be the next way we train
to use technology to transform their classrooms in Aiken County!