Call for Fellows

CEITR Call for Fellows

Welcome and thank you for your interest in applying to become a research fellow for the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research. Please use the links listed below to review the Call for Fellows.

If, after reviewing this guide in full, you have questions, please contact the Research Chair for this Center directly.

CEITR Call for Fellows Overview

The Center will serve as the departmental home for faculty and students who have an expressed interest or have a research agenda associated with a variety of topics, issues, and challenges related to online teaching and learning, global trends in education, and current issues facing K-20 education. As the departmental home for faculty and students, The Center promotes the quality of teaching and learning processes through the use of technology-based tools, learning theories, or instructional strategies in K-20 education and corporate settings, whether through a face to face or online format.

The Center is a place where students and faculty will find the collegiality and socialization necessary for an advanced community of learning. Research will be cultivated and supported in a variety of ways through direct affiliation with the Center and research agenda; including research contributions as one of the selected Research Fellows, an advisory board member, a Grant recipient, or another scholarly contribution.

Chairs are responsible for developing their center’s charter, strategic mission and vision, research goals, operations, and participation. The Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research is chaired by Mansureh Kebritchi, Ph.D.

Opportunities for Involvement

Apply to Become a Center Research Fellow

Center fellows are a critical to the Center’s success. These fellows will serve as lead researchers in the further development of the research agendas emanating from the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research. Selection of fellows will be done via a multi-stage process.

For consideration you will need to submit a one-page proposal as well as your vitae. If selected, you will be asked to submit a full proposal stemming from an interview with the Center Chair. 

Presentation and publication awards are available for those who apply and qualify for the research funding  (with chair approval).

Become a Center Affiliate

  • As a center affiliate you will have access to cutting-edge conversations with expert researchers, dissertation chairs, practitioners, and emerging scholars in the field of educational and instructional technology. We believe that planning, preparing, and producing effective and efficient research studies are key steps toward dissemination. Therefore, we seek to model the way toward creating and disseminating research for the purposes of your professional development and practice
  • As a center affiliate you will have opportunities to develop your research skills and publication abilities. Also, you can contribute to the evolving conversations surrounding the Center’s purpose. The Center welcomes emerging ideas, white papers, and manuscripts from center affiliates aimed at advancing and extending the Center’s mission

Become a Member of the Center Advisory/Editorial Board

Put your experiences and expertise to work on behalf of the Center’s mission. Board members will take an active role in shaping the Center’s agenda, guaranteeing its relevance for advancing the professional lives of center members, and in ensuring the quality of its products and programs.

Research Agenda, Research Design and Methodological Innovations

For a more detailed Agenda, click here

Research Agenda

  • Application of technology integrated-tools and materials to improve teaching and learning in K-12, higher education, and corporate trainings

    • Examples: Social media, virtual interactive platforms, games
  • Application of instructional design and teaching methods

    • Examples: collaborative learning, experiential learning theory, fl w theory, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, inquiry-based learning, narrative and episodic methods
  • Impact of educational technology use to support or increase inclusion and participation of all learners including children, adult, and disadvantaged learners
  • Examination of theoretical and historical foundations of innovative technology-based tools and learning strategies
  • Adoption factors and integration of innovative tools and strategies within various educational settings and with various learners
  • The policy implications of using the new approaches, and how to overcome the issues
  • Design, development, implementation, and evaluation of online and face to face learning modules using established instructional design models such as the Dick and Carrey model, ADDIE model, and Kemp model
  • Issues and challenges related to online teaching and learning including issues related to faculty, learners, and content
  • Issues and challenges related to completing doctoral dissertation research in an online setting including issues related to faculty, learners, and the materials
  • Global trends and issues in education and instructional technology including developing cross-cultural trainings and courses

Shovel Ready Projects

You may select one of these shovel ready projects to begin your research and participate in the center:

  1. Impacts of using learning technology on children or adults with disabilities, pre-school children from disadvantaged backgrounds, children or adults living in remote or rural areas.
  2. Role of educational technology to increase participation of more learners in schooling in developing countries or rural areas.
  3. Role of mobile technology to support or increase students’ inclusion and participation in schools and higher education setting.
  4. The impacts and challenges of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schemes to increase access to technology in schooling. Exploring the ways that learners from disadvantaged families can participate equitably in BYOD schemes.
  5. Improvment of reading and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in K-12 by using innovative design strategies and teaching methods.
  6. Effects of using interactive tools in online courses on students’ learning achievements and satisfactions
  7. Faculty and learners’ perceptions of completing doctoral dissertations in the online learning environment
  8. Issues and challenges for teaching effective online courses: faculty perspectives.
  9. Perceived factors for learners’ retention in undergraduate programs, a quantitative study
  10. Issues and challenges for developing cross-cultural learning modules, a critical literature review

Research Affiliate Application

The Center for Educational and Instructional Technology is seeking research proposals from University faculty interested in examining areas spelled out within the Center’s Research Agenda. The research agenda list potential research topics are not exhaustive in its scope. If you have questions please contact the Center at

Please download the Fellow Application for this Center and then email the completed application to

Fellow Application