Research Center Fellowship

Research Center Fellowship

I serve as the writing member of a research collaboration team. The principal investigator is Ken Sherman. Title and abstract included here. The Effect of Audio-Visual Feedback on Learning Outcomes of Post-Graduate Online Students Abstract The proposed study will apply a sequential explanatory mixed methods design where quantitative data will be collected first to identify any differences in student achievement of learning outcomes as an effect of membership within the experimental or control group. In the second or qualitative phase of the study, data will be gathered to explain further the quantitative data from phase 1. During phase 1, the mixed method approach will define the relationship between the dependent variable (student progress in writing and organization and critical thinking as assessed by a validated rubric) and the independent variable (participation in the experimental or control cohort). The experimental group will receive Snagit software supported audio and visual feedback on assignments. The control group will receive traditional print based feedback. Two covariates that might have an effect on findings are GPA and self assessed familiarity with technology. During phase 2, students from both groups will be interviewed to understand the statistical findings in more depth. Research Limitations: The intent is to assess the potential of a software application that may provide enhanced learning opportunities for students in online contexts. Findings and recommendations may be generalizable to larger populations.