The ABCs of Online Learning Research

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The ABCs of Online Learning Research

Learn how to get started doing research on online learning in this active, applied three-week online workshop. Using QM and the QM Research Library as a point of reference, this workshop covers the steps necessary for developing a quality research study related to online learning.
Course Length:
Three weeks
Delivery Mode:
Online (Asynchronous)
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In this workshop, participants are asked to come with a general idea/topic that they’d like to research. Through the course of the workshop, they will grow and refine that idea into a quality research proposal. Whether you’re new to researching online learning or are an experienced researcher, the learning activities in this workshop, along with the feedback and guidance of your facilitator and peers, will help you avoid some of the pitfalls in online learning research and develop a quality research project to meet stakeholder needs.

Learning Objectives
  1. Recognize the foundational concepts of Quality Matters.
  2. Choose a topic of interest for developing your research question.
  3. Construct an annotated bibliography from a review of the literature to guide you in refining your research topic.
  4. Choose a framework for your research topic that will support the development of a doable research question.
  5. Select outcome measures that match your research question.
  6. Design a doable methodology for data collection and analyses.

Successful completion of the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop. 

What Participants Need

Approximately 8-10 hours per week

Offered as Online Dedicated
Offered as F2F Dedicated