Virtual School Meanderings

January 26, 2015

Posting Notice For Invitation To Participate In A PhD Dissertation Study

Re-posting this notice…

Posting notice for invitation to participate in a PhD dissertation study

by Rozella G. Clyde, a PhD candidate at Capella University, School of Education

in the field of Instructional Design for Online Learning

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

A Capella University PhD candidate is seeking research participants for a telephone based study concerning the use of Instructional Strategies in the development of virtual courses designed for a high school audience.

The study is entitled, “Understanding Ways Instructional Designers of High School Level Virtual Courses Bridge Transactional Distances Between Learners and Course Content”.

Instructional designers who are currently involved in the development of virtual high school level courses in the United States and Canada and who have already designed at least two previous courses currently in use by high school level students are invited to contact Rozella G. Clyde, the researcher, at rozella.clydedissertation@gmail.com or at 917-355-4451. If you meet the preliminary requirements, you will be invited to complete a brief questionnaire describing your work context and the type of course you are currently working on. It is hoped that at least 14 Instructional Designers working in a variety of contexts and a range of content matter can be identified. The interview process will require less than an hour of the participant’s time. Each participant will receive a transcript of the interview to edit and approve. The research will be offered as guidance on current practices and approaches for others developing new virtual high school courses.

As a token of appreciation, upon receipt of the approved transcript, a $ 25.00 Amazon gift card will be sent to you.

Thank you for considering this opportunity.

December 30, 2014

Posting Notice For Invitation To Participate In A PhD Dissertation Study

Posting on behalf of a colleague…

Posting notice for invitation to participate in a PhD dissertation study
by Rozella G. Clyde, a PhD candidate at Capella University, School of Education
in the field of Instructional Design for Online Learning

 CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

A Capella University PhD candidate is seeking research participants for a telephone based study concerning the use of Instructional Strategies in the development of virtual courses designed for a high school audience.

The study is entitled, “Understanding Ways Instructional Designers of High School Level Virtual Courses Bridge Transactional Distances Between Learners and Course Content”.

Instructional designers who are currently involved in the development of virtual high school level courses in the United States and Canada and who have already designed at least two previous courses currently in use by high school level students are invited to contact Rozella G. Clyde, the researcher, at rozella.clydedissertation@gmail.com or at 917-355-4451.  If you meet the preliminary requirements, you will be invited to complete a brief questionnaire describing your work context and the type of course you are currently working on.   It is hoped that at least 14 Instructional Designers working in a variety of contexts and a range of content matter can be identified.  The interview pr`ocess will require less than an hour of the participant’s time.  Each participant will receive a transcript of the interview to edit and approve.  The research will be offered as guidance on current practices and approaches for others developing new virtual high school courses.

As a token of appreciation, upon receipt of the approved transcript, a $ 25.00 Amazon gift card will be sent to you.

Thank you for considering this opportunity.

March 13, 2014

[CNIE-L] Seeking Study Participants

From Tuesday’s inbox…

Seeking Study Participants

Title of Study: Competencies and skills for designers-by-assignment creating online interventions.

Sample needed:
1.  Instructional design experts
2.  Administrators
3.  Designers-by-assignment (also known as faculty designers)
4.  Professionals who work with designers-by-assignments

Contributions to this survey are important and greatly appreciated.  All participant information will be confidential, data protected, and anonymity maintained.  Personal data will not be associated with this research or included with any research documents.

If you are interested in this study, please click on the link: http://goo.gl/yNPiUJ and fill out the survey to determine eligibility.

Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at nwillsespinosa1@capellauniversity.edu

Thank you,
Nicola Wills-Espinosa

February 23, 2014

Request For Participants – Survey

From the iNACOL Research in Review blog.

Request For Participants – Survey

A Grounded Theory Study of Best Practices for K12 Virtual Teacher Professional Development is in progress.  In this research context, virtual education consists of both online and blended instruction and using virtual tools including social media technology.

The purpose of this qualitative grounded theory study is to explore practices utilized for K12 virtual teacher professional development that may lead to the creation of a best practices model for K12 virtual schooling.

Request assistance of U.S. K12 administrators, teachers, and curriculum developers involved in online education complete the survey.  The 30-40 minute survey consists of the informed consent form, five demographic questions and nine open-ended questions to obtain your perspective on K12 virtual teacher professional development experiences.  Participant privacy will remain safeguarded as I am the only individual with access to the raw survey data.  If you are interested in completing the survey, please click the following link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VIRTUALED

Thank you for taking time to assist me and if you have any questions please feel free to email me.

Respectfully,
Janet Peterson
Doctoral Candidate
Northcentral University
Janetpeterson2@cox.net

February 22, 2014

REMINDER: Rural Education SIG Dissertation due Feb 28

Note that this SIG has been receptive to K-12 online learning submissions…

Colleagues:

Nominate yourself or another for the 2014 Dissertation Award in Rural Education to be awarded at this year’s AERA conference in Philadelphia. Electronic only copies are acceptable. Send by Feb 28 to Caitlin Howley at Caitlin.Howley@icfi.com

Regards, Kim Jones
Chair, Rural Ed SIG of AERA

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