Virtual School Meanderings

February 27, 2017

[AECT] March 8th Webinar

Notice of another webinar.


AECT Webinar
“What are we preparing our students for? An argument for alt-format dissertations”

March 8th at 4:00 PM EST
[Webinar Registration]

     Hosted by: Feng-Ru Sheu, Kent State University
Presented by: Rick West, Brigham Young University

Most scholars agree that the main purposes of the dissertation are to train students in proper research methodology and to contribute original findings to research. However, some worry that the traditional dissertation format is not conducive to either of these goals. Research has shown that dissertations rarely get disseminated into academic journals, and academics rarely cite dissertations that have not been published as articles. Additionally, some scholars argue that the traditional dissertation format is a poor training tool because it does not prepare scholars for future professional pursuits. Many departments, including mine, now offer alternative-format dissertations, including the option of defending a series of articles. In this webinar, Dr. West will share some of the research about alternative-format dissertations and our experience at BYU. He will discuss what lessons we have learned, and engage you in a discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of the alternative-format dissertation and how it might be used to improve scholarship in our field.

Click Here to Learn More and Register.

Free AECT RTD Webinar on April 5 [Dr. Charles Reigeluth]

Note that this webinar may be of interest to some…

The AECT Research & Theory Division would like to invite you to join us for this FREE professional development webinar.

 

Research to Make a Difference

Speaker:

Dr. Charles Reigeluth,

Professor Emeritus,

Instructional Systems Technology,

Indiana University Bloomington (http://www.reigeluth.net)

Time & Date:

2:00pm (EST), Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Registration: http://bit.ly/2lrC7Sg

Description:

Could you improve the kinds of research you are doing?  Your chances of getting published?  Your impact on the real world?

Dr. Reigeluth will discuss a variety of topics that may help you to answer these questions, which may be crucial to the success of your career.

  • Different purposes for your research (e.g., to improve practice or to advance theory),
  • Different kinds of knowledge you may want to produce for each purpose (descriptive theory or design theory) and the appropriate forms of such knowledge (e.g., conditional and probabilistic),
  •  Different kinds of research methods for producing each kind of knowledge (research to prove or research to improve – confirmatory or exploratory),
  •  When in the history of a given focus area each kind of research method is most useful,
  • Different methodological issues for each kind of research (e.g., validity or preferability),
  • Specific methods you might find helpful (e.g., design-based research, formative research, grounded theory development).

This discussion will focus on highly practical issues for improving the research you do – ones that you likely have not encountered in research courses or projects.

 

Questions: Contact Feng-Ru Sheu, Webinar coordinator at fsheu@kent.edu

Enilda Romero-Hall, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

College of Social Science, Mathematics, and Education
The University of Tampa
Department of Education | Plant Hall, Room 439
(813) 257-3372
eromerohall@ut.eduhttp://enildaromero.com/ 

February 23, 2017

[AECT] News & Notes – February 20, 2017

A newsletter from Monday’s inbox.

February 20, 2017
www.aect.org

NEWS&NOTESThe purpose of each weekly issue is to provide information and to engage members in the diverse opportunities and activities of your association.

MEMBER INPUT SURVEY 2017. At this time the AECT Leadership is interested in hearing member feedback and input to consider adjustments to our organizational actions and activities. This survey will remain available until March 31, 2017. Your responses will be aggregated with all others and will not be individually identified.Please help us out!

DON’T GET CAUGHT RED-FACED MISSING AN IMPORTANT DEADLINE!

DEADLINE SOON! MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT. Be sure to take an active role in shaping the future of your professional association. The voting period for AECT and Division elections will end on February 23, 2017. Check your email for balloting details.

SUMMER SYMPOSIUM TAKING SHAPE. A symposium is planned to allow interested writers to participate in a peer-review process related to submissions to the new Journal of Formative Design in Learning. The journal has issued a call for papers, with a deadline for abstracts of March 30, 2017. The symposium will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, July 22-23, in conjunction with the AECT Summer Leadership Meeting. Details can be found on the AECT website.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS. AECT members are invited to submit a nomination for the office of President-Elect. The individual elected in January 2018 will serve as President-Elect (2018-19), President (2019-20), and Immediate Past President (2020-21). For a detailed description see the Call for Nominations on the AECT website. Nominations must be submitted to Kay Persichitte (chair of the Nominations Committee) at kpersi@uwyo.edu no later than March 1, 2017.

RTD WEBINAR. The Research & Theory Division is excited to announce the following webinar – “What Are We Preparing Our Students For? An Argument for Alt-Format Dissertations,” with special guest speaker Dr. Richard E. West, March 8, 2017at 4:00 PM EST. For more information and to register, see the complete flyer

Bookmark the AECT website and make it your go-to place for information about your professional association. Check in often. There’s always something new!


Association for Educational Communication and Technology
320 West 8th Street, Suite 101, Bloomington, Indiana 47404
Toll Free: 877-677-AECT Phone: 812-335­-7675 Email: aect@aect.org

February 16, 2017

AECT RTD Webinar [Wed. March 8 at 4pm EST]

As I know that many of the K-12 distance, online and blended learning practitioners that follow this space are also graduate students who are completing their Master’s or doctoral studies, I wanted to share notice of this webinar that may be of interest to those folks (and the few academics that follow this space as well).

You are invited attend this FREE webinar:

To register click on this link: http://bit.ly/2kDk8ai 

aect-webinar

Best regards,

Enilda Romero-Hall, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

College of Social Science, Mathematics, and Education
The University of Tampa
Department of Education | Plant Hall, Room 439
(813) 257-3372
eromerohall@ut.eduhttp://enildaromero.com/ 

February 13, 2017

[AECT] News & Notes – February 13, 2017

From the inbox earlier today (I suspect this may be a slower blogging week, at least it is starting out like that).

February 13, 2017
www.aect.org

NEWS&NOTESThe purpose of each weekly issue is to provide information and to engage members in the diverse opportunities and activities of your association.

NOTE THE EARLY MARCH DEADLINES

INTERNET RULES IN THE NEWS. Questions about future Internet rules have been popping up in the news recently. AECT published a policy brief on “Net Neutrality” in 2015. Now would be a good time to review it and other AECT policy briefs.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS. AECT members are invited to submit a nomination for the office of President-Elect. The individual elected in January 2018 will serve as President-Elect (2018-19), President (2019-20), and Immediate Past President (2020-21). For a detailed description see the Call for Nominations on the AECT website. Nominations must be submitted to Kay Persichitte (chair of the Nominations Committee) at kpersi@uwyo.edu no later than March 1, 2017.

SUMMER SYMPOSIUM TAKING SHAPE. A symposium is planned to allow interested writers to participate in a peer-review process related to submissions to the new Journal of Formative Design in Learning. The journal has issued a call for papers, with a deadline for abstracts of March 3, 2017. The symposium will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, July 22-23, in conjunction with the AECT Summer Leadership Meeting. Details can be found on the AECT website.

MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT. Be sure to take an active role in shaping the future ofyour professional association. The voting period for AECT and Division elections continues. Check your email for balloting details.

PROCEEDINGS HOT OFF THE PRESS. The proceedings of the 2016 AECT International Convention in Las Vegas are now available in two volumes. Research and development topics compose the first volume; instruction and training the second. Members can access the digital publications on the AECT website. Take advantage of this member benefit—and access proceeding from previous annual conventions as well.

Bookmark the AECT website and make it your go-to place for information about your professional association. Check in often. There’s always something new!


Association for Educational Communication and Technology
320 West 8th Street, Suite 101, Bloomington, Indiana 47404
Toll Free: 877-677-AECT Phone: 812-335­-7675 Email: aect@aect.org

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