An Exploration of Faculty Members’ Student-centeredness in the Field of Instructional Design & Technology

Dear instructional design & technology colleagues, friends, and students,

I’m Michael Grant, a faculty member at the University of South Carolina, and I am conducting a research study titled, “An Exploration of Faculty Members¹ Student-centeredness in the Field of Instructional Design & Technology.”  This study is for **both faculty members and graduate students** in instructional design and technology (e.g., educational technology; technology integration; learning, design & technology; learning sciences; etc.).

The purpose of this study is to describe the extent to which higher education faculty members in instructional design and technology employ student-centered teaching methods and how they define student-centered teaching.

This study will take approximately 20 minutes of your time. You will be asked to complete an online survey about the pedagogical practices you or your professors implement.

If you are interested in participating, please continue to this site https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4HqTIF0N1ebzo8Z to read more details, give your consent to participate, and begin the survey.

If you have any specific questions about this study, please contact me at michaelmgrant [at] sc [dot] edu.

Thank you and I hope to work with you on this potentially beneficial study.

Take care,

~michael
:::: Michael M. Grant, Ph.D. ::::
michaelmgrant@sc.edu
Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator, Educational Technology
University of South Carolina

This study has been approved for exemption by the University of South Carolina Institutional Review Board (USC IRB). If you have questions, contact Arlene McWhorter at arlenem@sc.edu or (803) 777-7095.

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I wanted to let everyone know (and please share this, too) that I will be hosting a short webinar for folks who are interested in finding out more about submitting a proposal to the Research & Theory Division of AECT.  This webinar is co-sponsored with the AECT Graduate Student Assembly!  The Research & Theory Division curates and promotes the most rigorous research throughout AECT, and we provide an outlet to discuss theory and research methodologies.

This short 30-minute presentation will focus on the four (4) proposal categories Research & Theory are considering as part of our call for proposals, and I will highlight some of the best advice for submitting a proposal.  I will also briefly discuss the new direction for featured research within AECT.  Opportunities to ask questions will certainly be included, and I will hang around for all of the questions.  Here are the details below.

Presenter:  Dr. Michael Grant, RTD Past President and Associate Professor in the Instructional Design & Technology program at the University of Memphis

Date/Time: January 30, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. (EDT)

Topic:  RTD Information Session—Submitting an AECT Conference Proposal to Research & Theory

Register: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/pqrqgeqjpe1f&eom

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The Research & Theory Division of AECT is hosting our next professional development seminar.  Here are the details, and I hope you’ll plan to attend.

Scheduled on Feb 6, 2014 at 1:30pm (EST)

Invited speaker: Dr. Ryan Baker (http://www.columbia.edu/~rsb2162/)

Topic:  Learning Analytics – Potential and Principles

Abstract
Increasingly,  students’  educational  experiences  occur  in  the  context  of educational technology, creating opportunities to log student behavior in a fashion that is both longitudinal and very fine-grained. These data are now available to the broad education research community through large public data repositories such as the Pittsburgh  Science of Learning Center (cf. Koedinger  et  al,  2008). In this talk, I will discuss how the emerging Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining communities are combining these data sources with data mining methods in order to scalably use this data to make basic discoveries about learners and learning. In this talk, I will both discuss learning analytics methods in general, and some of their key applications in studying and supporting learners.

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I would like to encourage you to read through the slate of awards that the Research and Theory Division of AECT will be hosting this year.  Overall, the awards receive few submissions.  So, if you feel that you fit one of the categories, I would highly recommend you submit for one of the awards.  This is great recognition for you and your university’s program.  The deadline for most of the awards is June 1st, 2012.  However, check the individual awards and contact Zeni Colorado with the email at the bottom for more info.


Dean and Sybil McClusky Research Award

This award is presented to honor the most outstanding doctoral research proposal in educational technology, as selected by a jury of researchers from the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). For more information, go to http://bit.ly/yv42II.

Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes outstanding service and commitment to the Research and Theory Division.  Awardees are nominated by the Research and Theory Board and recognized at the Awards Luncheon at the annual convention.

Outstanding Research and Theory Division-Sponsored Accepted Proposal

This award is given annually to honor a Research and Theory Division-sponsored convention proposal that demonstrates quality research and contributes to the educational communications and technology field.  All accepted Research and Theory sponsored concurrent proposal presentations will be considered. The recipient will be recognized at the Awards Luncheon at the annual convention.  Awardees are nominated by the Research and Theory Division Convention Planner and confirmed by the board.

Research and Theory Division Outstanding Journal Article Award

An outstanding published article that demonstrates rigor in research on an important aspect of the educational communications and technology field.  Articles nominated must have been published in the last three years in a regularly published journal relevant to our field, and should be relevant to the broad field of instructional design. Additionally, articles nominated should bring insights to either empirical research or theory development in instructional design. Anyone may submit a nomination; however, To be eligible for the award, a nominee must be a member AECT in good standing at the time of nomination.  For more information, go to http://bit.ly/ybnJAI.

Research and Theory Division Outstanding Book Award

The Research and Theory Division established this award for the best book-length publication in educational communications and technology. To be considered for the Award, a book must be concerned with the field of educational communication and technology through research or scholarly inquiry, must have a research base, and must have a copyright date of the past two years in the year in which the award is to be given.  To be eligible for the award, a nominee must be a member AECT in good standing at the time of nomination.  For more information, go to http://bit.ly/zlulZ8.

All calls for applications or nominations will be posted at the following sites:

All inquiries and applications for these awards should be submitted by email to Zeni Colorado at jcolorad@emporia.edu.

 

The Research and Theory Division is now accepting nominations for the following awards:

Dean and Sybil McClusky Research Award

This award is presented to honor the most outstanding doctoral research proposal in educational technology, as selected by a jury of researchers from the Research and Theory Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). For more information, go to http://bit.ly/yv42II.

Research and Theory Division Outstanding Journal Article Award

An outstanding published article that demonstrates rigor in research on an important aspect of the educational communications and technology field. Articles nominated must have been published in the last three years in a regularly published journal relevant to our field, and should be relevant to the broad field of instructional design. Additionally, articles nominated should bring insights to either empirical research or theory development in instructional design. Anyone may submit a nomination; however, to be eligible for the award, a nominee must be a member AECT in good standing at the time of nomination. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/ybnJAI.

Research and Theory Division Outstanding Book Award

The Research and Theory Division established this award for the best book-length publication in educational communications and technology. To be considered for the Award, a book must be concerned with the field of educational communication and technology through research or scholarly inquiry, must have a research base, and must have a copyright date of the past two years in the year in which the award is to be given. To be eligible for the award, a nominee must be a member AECT in good standing at the time of nomination. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/zlulZ8.

The Deadline for all award nominations is June 1, 2012. All inquiries should be directed to Research and Theory Division Past-President, Zeni Colorado at jcolorad@emporia.edu.

via AECT R & T Division.