Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

The latest blogs from all of our authors are compiled below. To search for specific topics, use the keyword search field below.

Four Steps to Help Avoid Publishing Pitfalls

The purpose of this blog is to share some of my publishing experiences as a means of providing practical yet motivati

Use Questions to Develop an Outline

I find that to really understand something, I must ask and answer questions.

Pecha Kucha At AECT - Something Different In The World Of Peer Reviewed Presentations

In late October I and two of my colleagues had the opportunity to present at the annual convention for the Associatio

Has Your Research Study been Approved?: Five Approval Items to Consider Before Conducting Research

Program Dean for the School of Advanced Studies Diane Gavin, Ph.D. discusses the approvals needed to successfully and ethically complete your research.

AECT 2016

I would like to echo the comments of my fellow colleague,

Scholarship Activities

Alignment: Tools to Strengthen Your Project

This week we complete our Research Alignment series with discussion of tools to strengthen alignment during your research project. 

Raising the Bar on Data Transparency in Healthcare Research: Sharing Data Is Imperative

Since our discussion about the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines, the chorus for greater data transparency in research is growing louder with another dimension to the conversation.

Impressions of the 2016 AECT Convention "Learning from Las Vegas"

Last week, I attended the 2016 AECT Convention "Learning from Las Vegas" held at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Ca

Securing an Academic Book Publisher

Associate University Research Chair Erik Bean discusses finding the right academic book publisher for your scholarly manuscript.

Selecting the Right Statistical Analysis Tool for Your Research

Review this statistical analysis decision tool developed by Scott W. M. Burrus, Research Chair for the Center for Learning Analytics Research.

How to Identify a Predatory Publisher

Spotting a predatory publisher can be difficulty even for experienced research. We’ve gathered our best suggestions to make it easy for new and experienced researchers alike.

Develop a Research Interest Early in Your Doctoral Program

Doctoral students can read with purpose if they develop a research interest during early classes. 

October Scholarly Activities

The Cultural Conflict and Society is actively involved in presentations, workshops, articles, chapter in books, and p

Professional Development/Continuing Education in the Workplace

Many organizations use continuing professional development (also called continuing education) to help their employees

Competencies of Online Doctoral Chairs

Have you as a chair or committee member of doctoral learning ever wondered what research-based competencies you need in aiding your dissertation learners? Have you as a dissertation learner wanted to tell your chair and committee members what competencies you would like them to have? In order to answer these questions, I devised a study based on competencies for dissertation chairs by Schichtel (2010).

Alignment: Supporting Your Research Questions with Methods

This week we continue with our Research Alignment series and discuss the importance of aligning your research question and methods.

Question as You Read

Paul and Elder (2000) claimed that answers are privileged above questions in our society - witness every textbook that contains assertion after assertion, each of which is actually the answer to a question. The answers are published, but not the questions. Asking the right questions while reading can be very helpful to learners in advanced social studies.

D2L: 2016 Competency-based Education Summit

This time of year in Chicago, the weather is what I consider to be the best.

Understanding Secondary Data in Research

Secondary data – or “second-hand analysis” – can be and is often used for valuable research contributions. Learn more about what it is, why it matters, and more.