Individualized Learning Program Proposal

It was difficult to choose an area that would interest me.  After taking courses for a year in the Learning Design and Technology Masters program, I have come to learn about a wide variety of emerging technologies to this point, and I wanted to investigate a relatively “new” emerging elearning technology.  My certification and current … Continue reading Individualized Learning Program Proposal

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Week 2 Reflection

It was nice to read my colleagues' blogs about this week's topic on qualitative research and it's relation to classroom research.  They had their own perspective on its importance in education, specifically the classroom teacher.  I have to admit that this week's essential question caught me off guard.  As a math teacher for many years, … Continue reading Week 2 Reflection

Week 2: How is Qualitative Research a good lens through which to view classroom research?

According to Dr. Leslie Curry, qualitative research is “a strategy for systematic collection, organization, and interpretation of phenomena that are difficult to measure quantitatively.” (2015)  We are interested in deep understanding of patterns of behavior, group interactions, and individual perceptions.  Center for Research Quality further describes this as attaining meaning and understanding of complex social … Continue reading Week 2: How is Qualitative Research a good lens through which to view classroom research?

Week 1: Essential Question: What is classroom research and how can it improve technology integration in my classroom?

What is classroom research?  Another phrase that can describe this type of study is action research.  “Action research is any systematic inquiry conducted by teacher researchers, principals, school counselors or other stakeholders in the teaching/learning environment to gather information about how their schools operate, how they teach and how well their students learn. In short, … Continue reading Week 1: Essential Question: What is classroom research and how can it improve technology integration in my classroom?

Week 12: What evidence am I collecting for my final project – and for what purpose?

When I first developed this unit, I made the mistake of administering a pre-made test developed by the textbook company that can be used to assess students on their prior knowledge of the standards I am focusing on (pre-test).  Unfortunately, after careful review of the questions in this test, it didn't quite cover all the … Continue reading Week 12: What evidence am I collecting for my final project – and for what purpose?