It is our pleasure to share that three studies from the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research (CEITR) were presented at the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate Conference, November 16-18, 2016, in Orlando Florida. The studies covered topics in the field of education related to Critical Thinking Strategies, Student Interest in STEM, and Scenario-Based e-Learning in STEM Education.
Each presenter made big gains and created much visibility for the School of Advanced Studies and CEITR. Dr. Barbara Fedock presented a session that highlighted research aimed to compare gender and ethnic distribution for student interest in STEM. Dr. Mansureh Kebritchi provided highlights about a study related to using meditation as a means for engaging in critical thinking in higher education. Dr. Kebritchi's session was one of the select educational sessions that was streamed live and made available for viewing on demand for virtual attendees after the conference concluded. Dr. David Proudfoot shared a study regarding the perceptions of educators about the influence of a first of its kind STEM Mobile Lab that utilizes a scenario-based eLearning approach for generating student interest in STEM and STEM related careers. Below, please see details about each of the three sessions.
Fedock, B. & Kebritchi, M. (2016). Students Interested in STEM: A Comparison of Gender and Ethnic Distribution. Concurrent session presented at Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate on Nov 2016. Orlando, Florida.
Kebritchi, M. (2016). Critical Thinking and Meditation in Online Higher Education.: A Quasi-Experimental Study. Concurrent session presented at Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate on Nov 2016. Orlando, Florida.
Proudfoot, D. & Kebritchi, M (2016). Scenario-based eLearning and STEM Education: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Perspectives of Educators. Concurrent session presented at Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate on Nov 2016. Orlando, Florida.
The OLC Accelerate conference provided an opportunity for professionals to learn more about providing quality online learning, advancing best practices, and accelerating innovation in online learning. Research Fellows in the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research encourage you to start preparing your scholarship for submittal and make your prominent academic mark at national and international prestigious conferences. Stay tuned for further announcements that celebrate the success of our members and events that are designed to support your research for dissemination. In the meantime, please congratulate 2016 OLC Accelerate presenters Dr. Fedock, Dr. Kebritchi, and Dr. Proudfoot!