EDU-581 Educational Research in the Digital Environment
4 semester credits
Just as teaching and learning are changing in the digital environment, how research is conducted and the educational topics being researched are changing. This course is designed to provide students with a broad foundation of knowledge relating to research design and methods.
Qualitative and quantitative research is covered, along with action-oriented research. Additional topics include: using digital tools in research; researching the digital environment itself; using the Internet for research purposes; and the use of big data/data mining as research techniques. Through this course, students will develop the skills and tools needed to critically assess and conduct educational research in the digital age.
Delivery Method: Online
Grading Default: Letter
3a. Develop and demonstrate communication competencies necessary for teaching in a digital environment, including professional etiquette and interpersonal communication skills.
3b. Demonstrate fluency with social networking.
3c. Demonstrate differentiation in contact methods and frequency based on student needs.
3d. Demonstrate the ability to produce original digital content for use in a presentation, instruction or social media distribution.
6a. Identify the cultures of research inquiry used in education.
6b. Interpret and apply current research in the field of education.
6c. Demonstrate scholarly writing.
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