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Review Of Quantitative And Qualitative Methodologies, Richard E. Cleveland Nov 2016

Review Of Quantitative And Qualitative Methodologies, Richard E. Cleveland

Leadership, Technology, and Human Development Faculty Presentations

This presentation was given during the Georgia Southern University SoTL Academy.


Hopscotch Building: A Model For The Generation Of Qualitative Research Designs, Iván M. Jorrín Abellán Jul 2016

Hopscotch Building: A Model For The Generation Of Qualitative Research Designs, Iván M. Jorrín Abellán

Georgia Educational Researcher

In this article we describe the process followed in the creation of the “Hopscotch Model,” a tool to help novice researchers thoroughly design qualitative research studies while learning the philosophical underpinnings of this particular form of research. The model helps to incorporate the theoretical background behind any qualitative study, as well as the intrinsic complexity of the multiple technical procedures that could be followed within the many different traditions in the field. Hopscotch is supported by an easy to use web-tool that drives potential users through the design of qualitative studies. In this article we describe the phases followed to ...


Irb Processes And Guidelines, Richard E. Cleveland Jun 2016

Irb Processes And Guidelines, Richard E. Cleveland

Leadership, Technology, and Human Development Faculty Presentations

This session is for Students who have completed some coursework in their EdS or EdD program and want to get oriented to the research process and/or students who are about ready to start their action research projects (EdS) or dissertations (EdD).

Dr. Richard E. Cleveland will present an introduction and overview of IRB processes and guidelines. The session will facilitate both small- and whole-group interaction. Students are encouraged to bring current IRB materials (at whatever stage of completion) for peer collaboration.


Qep Process Writing Survey: Process And Results, Xiaomei Song Apr 2016

Qep Process Writing Survey: Process And Results, Xiaomei Song

Georgia Southern University Research Symposium

Goals and Objectives: Our institution, Georgia Southern University, has selected a Quality Enhanced Plan (QEP) focusing on fostering effective student writing and associated thinking skills across all college and in the disciplines. In addition to the 1st Student Learning Outcome (SLO) of demonstrating argumentation, analysis, and synthesis skills through writing, the 2nd SLO in our QEP highlights students’ engagement in process writing. In this presentation, we will describe how the qualitative technique, along with the quantitative method, have been used to capture students’ engagement in process writing through a pre-post design.

Theoretical Framework: Since the 1980s, writing pedagogy has expanded ...


Beyond Navel Gazing: The Evidence Base For Employing Reflective And Metacognitive Practices In Our Teaching, Sarah Leupen Apr 2016

Beyond Navel Gazing: The Evidence Base For Employing Reflective And Metacognitive Practices In Our Teaching, Sarah Leupen

SoTL Commons Conference

Most of us work hard to build our students’ discipline-specific skills, content knowledge, and even that elusive goal, critical thinking. Rarely, though, do we train our students in how to reflect on their learning practices and current level of understanding, or how to change their practices to deepen understanding. Lacking such skills, they often exhibit shocking (to us!) failures to make connections among what they have learned, improve ineffective study behaviors, or see what they’re learning in a broader context. The research in cognitive science now demonstrates the importance and value of metacognition and reflection in formal learning, and ...


Using Social Media To Build Your Sotl Research And Profile: The “What” “Why” And “How”, Josephine M. Csete Dr Mar 2016

Using Social Media To Build Your Sotl Research And Profile: The “What” “Why” And “How”, Josephine M. Csete Dr

SoTL Commons Conference

Technology has caused huge changes in how academic work is accessed and measured. The advent of social media has also changed the way academic works are found and discussed.

This session will present a range of popular social media tools and foster discussion on how various tools may be useful for SoTL, as well as for wider research purposes. Throughout the session participants will first be exposed to a number of multi-functional tools and then, through discussion, be encouraged to consider which of these might be most applicable to their own practices and interests. In addition, alternative metrics (which often ...


Measuring College Learning, Lendol Calder Mar 2016

Measuring College Learning, Lendol Calder

SoTL Commons Conference

What are college students learning? Informed by SoTL, instructors can use a variety of assessment techniques to answer this question. But as questions about learning move into governance and policy circles, challenges of scale, expense, and public intelligibility make academic leaders chiefly open to the idea of standardized assessment. While faculty tend to view standardized assessment tools with distaste, college professors will not turn back the tide of demands for accountability armed only with brooms. A better response to the coming of standardized assessment would view the design of such tools as an intellectual problem to be tackled with the ...


Social Justice Through Sotl: Establishing Authentic Communities Of Learning, Delores D. Liston, Regina Rahimi, Erin Peters-Burton, Giuseppina Kysar Mattietti, Karen S. Meaney, Mary R. Moeller Mar 2016

Social Justice Through Sotl: Establishing Authentic Communities Of Learning, Delores D. Liston, Regina Rahimi, Erin Peters-Burton, Giuseppina Kysar Mattietti, Karen S. Meaney, Mary R. Moeller

SoTL Commons Conference

SoTL: Establishing Authentic Communities of Learning

This panel session examines collaborative experiences drawing together SoTL with concepts of social justice to develop authentic communities of learning. Each author in this panel explores how engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning leads us closer to transformational teaching and learning.

This opportunity to explore our personal interactions with students, the sociology behind teaching, and the diverse perspectives explored through teaching and learning relationships is perhaps the most powerful promise of SoTL. The authors in this panel session examine social justice and opportunity for equity in the work of SoTL.

The guiding ...


A Method To The Madness: Infusing Critical Thinking Strategies Into Online Courses, Randall E. Osborne, Paul Kriese Mar 2016

A Method To The Madness: Infusing Critical Thinking Strategies Into Online Courses, Randall E. Osborne, Paul Kriese

SoTL Commons Conference

We have incorporated a critical thinking model into our course on “hate” using Kuhn’s (1999) work on meta-knowing skills, Paul and Endler’s (2002) emphasis on how critical thinking integrates emotions into one’s thinking, and Smith’s (2002) characteristics of critical thinking.

By integrating these approaches into our online classroom, we encourage students to discuss what they know, how they know it, and how those thoughts fit into the broader range of what people know. Additionally, we emphasize that critical thinking is developmental in nature. Smith’s characteristics of critical thinkers shows what critical thinkers would be able ...


Creating Opportunities For Institutional And Disciplinary Sotl Advocacy And Growth, Jennifer Friberg Mar 2016

Creating Opportunities For Institutional And Disciplinary Sotl Advocacy And Growth, Jennifer Friberg

SoTL Commons Conference

This presentation will focus on advocacy for and support of SoTL at the institutional and disciplinary levels to highlight successful initatives for the advancement of SoTL. Initiatives discussed will be used as a springboard for interaction among attendees to share “next steps” for SoTL advocacy in a manner which acknowledges differences in both institutional and disciplinary structures and priorities.

At the institutional level, steps taken to enhance understanding of SoTL and support SoTL research at Illinois State University will be highlighted:

  • establishment of a SoTL blog to share information, resources, and reflections on SoTL
  • publishing of a multi-media SoTL research ...


Overcoming Challenges Of Common Core Implementation Using An Online Tool, Aslihan Unal Mar 2016

Overcoming Challenges Of Common Core Implementation Using An Online Tool, Aslihan Unal

SoTL Commons Conference

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a clear set of shared goals and expectations for the knowledge and skills students need in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level so they can be prepared to succeed in their educations, careers, and lives. The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare the impact of two strategies (lesson design with Microsoft Word & lesson design with an online tool) on improving in-service teachers’ knowledge, skills and practices with the CCSS. Half of the master’s degree seeking in-service teachers in two different graduate level courses completed their lesson ...


Empathy In Experiential Learning: Universal Design Problem Solving, Lilia Gomez-Lanier Dr. Mar 2016

Empathy In Experiential Learning: Universal Design Problem Solving, Lilia Gomez-Lanier Dr.

SoTL Commons Conference

Interior designers as designers of the built environment are tasked with improving the overall lives of their clients, specifically safety, health and welfare of clients. Certain design projects may feature older or disabled individuals, but the focus in those situations tends to be on special needs rather than lifestyles and aspirations. Using the concept of universal design problem solving this qualitative research study explores the role that empathy may have on the experiential learning of interior design students in a residential design studio. Specifically, empathy's role on the knowledge, action and reflection components of experiential learning. Research participants as ...


A Pilot Study Of Instructional Alignment In College Teaching, Mike Metzler Mar 2016

A Pilot Study Of Instructional Alignment In College Teaching, Mike Metzler

SoTL Commons Conference

Every course starts with some statement/s of intended learning outcomes to be achieved over the span of the term. To promote those outcomes, an instructor plans for and directs students through any number of course components (readings, lectures, discussions, assignments, quizzes, tests, projects, etc.). Each component can lead to a certain type of learning outcome (recall, analysis, understanding, prediction, evaluating, etc.). When course components are out of alignment with intended learning outcomes, the possibility of students achieving those outcomes is greatly reduced. A protocol was developed to assist instructors to look for and find course components that are out ...


Learning Vlogs: Achievement In Engineering Graphics Through Self-Regulation, Kari L. Jordan Mar 2016

Learning Vlogs: Achievement In Engineering Graphics Through Self-Regulation, Kari L. Jordan

SoTL Commons Conference

Through a series of prompts that challenge students to reflect on their learning, Learning Vlogs (video blogs) are proposed to provide a medium for students to explore their learning styles in the Engineering Fundamental’s Graphical Communications course. The course is designed to familiarize students with the basic principles of drafting, engineering drawing, three dimensional visualization skills, and the fundamentals of a computer aided design program. This qualitative study will be conducted during the first half of the spring semester. Each of the 23 students enrolled will create short videos upon completing nine homework assignments, reflecting on the assignment and ...


Learner-Centered Mathematics Instruction: Effects On Student Achievement And Perceptions, John J. Weber Iii Mar 2016

Learner-Centered Mathematics Instruction: Effects On Student Achievement And Perceptions, John J. Weber Iii

SoTL Commons Conference

In this session, the presenter will describe the R.L. Moore method of learner-centered mathematics instruction along with its three goals in which students: independently develop a solution, communicate the solution, and defend the solution. The presenter will discuss how this method was modified to have students collaboratively develop solutions in group investigations. Specific examples of class materials will be illustrated with a discussion on how the materials may be adapted to other STEM disciplines. Benefits and challenges in using the modified Moore method (MMM) as well as the lessons learned from using this method will be discussed. The results ...


The Efficacy Of A Model Rubric To Enhance Experiential Learning In An Entrepreneurship Course: A Case Study, Douglas W. Glass, Earl Wayne Freeman Mar 2016

The Efficacy Of A Model Rubric To Enhance Experiential Learning In An Entrepreneurship Course: A Case Study, Douglas W. Glass, Earl Wayne Freeman

SoTL Commons Conference

Current research suggests that college entrepreneurship courses tend to be abstract and lack concrete experiential elements that encompass the total entrepreneurial experience. Using an 18-point model rubric, this case study will detail how to incorporate semester-long functional small businesses, within limitations, that enhance and stimulate the learning experience. Important to this rubric has been an integrated business program in which previous courses teach needed skills in the areas of economics, accounting, finance, marketing, and management. The rubric is used as a tool against which learning is measured and pushes the students toward discovery of entrepreneurial engagement. Appropriate models/ systems per ...


Giving Voice To Sotl, Trent W. Maurer Mar 2016

Giving Voice To Sotl, Trent W. Maurer

SoTL Commons Conference

SoTL scholars know well the value of SoTL–to student learning, to faculty teaching, to institutions specifically, and to higher education generally. However, outside the small circle of SoTL scholars, it seems that attitudes toward SoTL range from obliviousness to hostility. As educators, it would seem to be an easy task to “educate” others about SoTL, yet these efforts have met with limited success for decades. For SoTL to survive, we must move beyond attempts to educate others about its value; we must advocate for SoTL, vigorously and unapologetically. We must give voice to SoTL, to tell its story and ...


Role Play In Large Enrollment Stem, Mary Kay Cassani, Andrew Wilkinson Mar 2016

Role Play In Large Enrollment Stem, Mary Kay Cassani, Andrew Wilkinson

SoTL Commons Conference

Higher education is increasingly focused on raising class sizes as a point of economy. Engaging non-science majors in STEM courses can be challenging in large enrollment classes. Active learning strategies such as role playing can be particularly effective in large classes. Role playing is a familiar activity for students, from video games to Ren fairs, from tabletop games to cosplay. Using role playing activities that employ small-group collaboration can humanize complex topics, immerse students in the learning process, and help create ownership of knowledge. While more common in business, medical and social sciences, role playing can easily be incorporated in ...


Facilitating Advanced Thinking Skills Through Problem-Based Learning, Charles T. Wynn Sr., Richard S. Mosholder Mar 2016

Facilitating Advanced Thinking Skills Through Problem-Based Learning, Charles T. Wynn Sr., Richard S. Mosholder

SoTL Commons Conference

We will present a problem-based learning model (PBL) designed to promote postformal problem-solving skills among college students in a U.S. history survey course/first-year learning community and we will review results from two studies in which the outcomes of the PBL model were compared to the outcomes of the same course taught with traditional lecture/discussion. The PBL model was more effective in scaffolding students to recognize and practice postformal thinking dynamics and in facilitating self-reported student perceptions of increased course engagement and content relevance. A procedural overview of one of the PBL activities and the metacognitive reflection guide ...


Integrating Teaching Literature And Writing, John J. Hobe Mar 2016

Integrating Teaching Literature And Writing, John J. Hobe

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Brief Description: Come and learn how we can better understand each other through reading and writing about literature. Participants will see demonstrated and participate in integrated literature and writing lessons for all age students. They will receive references and lessons for integrating literature and writing lessons. Participants will discuss teaching literature and writing in schools.


Information Literacy And Critical Thinking: The Power Of Success, Cheryl A. Clayton-Molina Dr. Mar 2016

Information Literacy And Critical Thinking: The Power Of Success, Cheryl A. Clayton-Molina Dr.

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Students and adults cannot just be excellent learners, but lifelong learners to keep pace in today’s world. Information literacy and critical thinking presentation provides skills for individuals to grow and develop as a person and professional. Individuals will learn:

Higher-Order Thinking

Problem solving

Effective and Positive Communication Skills

Setting Realistic Goals

Self-Development/Growth (Who are you)

Building Confidence


Building Successful Academic And Behavioral Programs For At-Risk Youth: Low And No Cost Options, Jeannette Hallam Mar 2016

Building Successful Academic And Behavioral Programs For At-Risk Youth: Low And No Cost Options, Jeannette Hallam

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

In order to effectively educate all students and make progress in closing the achievement gap, we must look at two areas for school improvement: positive relationships, and school policies and procedures. Participants in this group will walk away with strategies for building positive relationships, reducing the drop-out rate, and assisting students in meeting their goals. Participants will also learn how to evaluate current policies and procedures that may be restricting student growth or achievement through data awareness.


The Kaleidoscope Program: Early Intervention Program For Students With Behavior Challenges, Tianqian Wang, Heidi Renee Cornell, Jeffrey A. Anderson Mar 2016

The Kaleidoscope Program: Early Intervention Program For Students With Behavior Challenges, Tianqian Wang, Heidi Renee Cornell, Jeffrey A. Anderson

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

The Kaleidoscope program is an early intervention program for students at-risk for school failure because of behavioral challenges. This presentation will highlight findings from a mixed method study exploring how the program functions, the types of services and supports it provides, and broad program outcomes. Implications are important for school professionals designing programs to address the needs of at-risk students.


From Reflection To Employment: Using Digital Portfolios In School Counselor Education, Richard E. Cleveland, Catherine Hammond Mar 2016

From Reflection To Employment: Using Digital Portfolios In School Counselor Education, Richard E. Cleveland, Catherine Hammond

Leadership, Technology, and Human Development Faculty Presentations

Many counselor education programs utilize digital portfolios for students to archive assignments. Such portfolios can also be used when students exit the program interviewing for employment. This presentation highlights how one counselor education program implemented digital portfolios as a means for fostering student reflection, and subsequently evolved the portfolios towards satisfying both comprehensive exam and student employment goals.


Honors @ Georgia Southern, University Honors Program Students And Staff Jan 2016

Honors @ Georgia Southern, University Honors Program Students And Staff

Honors@Georgia Southern

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Presenters Affiliations, Sotl Commons Jan 2016

Presenters Affiliations, Sotl Commons

SoTL Commons Conference

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Sotl Commons Conference Program [2016], Sotl Commons Conference [2016] Jan 2016

Sotl Commons Conference Program [2016], Sotl Commons Conference [2016]

SoTL Commons Conference

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