Individualized Learning Project

Here is a link to my final ILP report on microlearning. ILP Report Please don't hesitate to comment below!  

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Week 12: What are the characteristics of an engaging Action Research Report?

source: http://www.drhartnell.com/step-by-step-guide.html “Regardless of the audience for which it is written, the final report must engage the reader and stimulate attention and interest. Descriptive narrative, anecdotes, personalized observations, and vignettes make for livelier reading than a long recitation of statistical measures and indicators.” (Silverstein and Sharp, 1997) I sort of hate to repeat myself, but … Continue reading Week 12: What are the characteristics of an engaging Action Research Report?

Week 11: How will you format and disseminate your research?

"There is no standard format for reporting qualitative research."  (Merriam and Tisdell, Kindle) After making such a statement, they do give some suggestions on how to proceed with writing a report of this type, and how to disseminate it.  But first, I have to explain that my research is technically a mixed methods type, specifically … Continue reading Week 11: How will you format and disseminate your research?

Week 10: What primary concerns exist in ethics, validity and reliability in AR? How are you managing these concerns (or how will you) within your study?

Source: https://dragonflytraining.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/what-is-research-for-learning-rfl/ I had to chuckle when I came across this cartoon.  How ironic that I would find this when I am writing about the validity, reliability, and ethics of action research!  It does shed light on how we need to be careful about reporting our own AR results. Action research has some unique characteristics, … Continue reading Week 10: What primary concerns exist in ethics, validity and reliability in AR? How are you managing these concerns (or how will you) within your study?

Week 9: How will you go about making sense of your data?

The study I am conducting is an action research and according to Merriam and Tisdell, most researchers interview their participants at the end of the study. (Kindle)  This precisely what I have done with a Google form that I have emailed my students this week.  The process was quite easy, except for the wording of … Continue reading Week 9: How will you go about making sense of your data?

Week 8: How can data mining assist you in triangulating your research findings?

According to Merriam and Tisdell, documents such as instructors' lesson plans, student  assignments, and official school grade reports and records assist in data mining. (Kindle) In education, there are five categories of data mining, according to Algarni. (2016) Lastly, according to Cheng (2016), there are three applications in educational data mining.  They are Predicting student … Continue reading Week 8: How can data mining assist you in triangulating your research findings?