SIG-DTLR Call for Membership and 2019 Research Projects
SIG-DTLR Call for Membership and 2019 Research Projects
Deadline for Participation
Special Interest Group for Digital Teaching and Learning Resources (SIG-DTLR)
Our group affords interdisciplinary scholars and external partners the opportunity to work together to advance the quality of online learning experiences by leveraging digital teaching and learning resources, specifically video chat technologies and collaborative learning tools.
The mission of the Special Interest Group for Digital Teaching and Learning Resources (SIG-DTLR) is to conduct research that guides the design of effective online programs that enhance the quality of learning experiences in distance education.
The vision of the Special Interest Group for Digital Teaching and Learning Resources (SIG-DTLR) to offer a research space where faculty, alumni, and students will study how to use video chat technologies and collaborative learning tools to create engaging online learning experiences. This Special Interest Group will offer a special invitation for students to participate in research and scholarship activities that advances digital teaching and technology learning resources.
The address of the Special Interest Group for Digital Teaching and Learning Resources (SIG-DTLR) is https://research.phoenix.edu/content/SIG-DTLR
Join Us on the Research Hub!
You may join our group by logging into the Research Hub, navigating to our page, and clicking the button that says “Request Group Membership” on the left hand side of the page. Additional directions/clarification can be found by clicking here.
We Can’t Wait to Meet You!
In addition to joining us on the Research Hub, we ask that you let us know about yourself and your potential for joining one of our research teams for this year. This form can be accessed by clicking here.
Participate on a Research Team
The Special Interest Group for Digital Teaching and Learning Resources (SIG-DTLR) provides research and professional learning opportunities for faculty, alumni, and students that will deepen the impact of the Research and Scholarship Enterprise. For this year, four research teams will be formed which will contain a leader, a writer, a methodologist, and a literature reviewer. Research team members are required to meaningfully contribute to the advancement of the project from the beginning until end of the research project and presenting/publishing the research.
Monthly web-based meetings will be offered to support the research teams. Research team members are required to attend these meetings and additional meetings planned by the team members. Meetings will occur on the third Tuesday of each month from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Phoenix time (6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm CST, and 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm PST). The monthly meeting dates are as follows:
- February 19, 2019
- March 19, 2019
- April 16, 2019
- May 21, 2019
- June 18, 2019
July 16, 2019
Proposed Research Projects
We invite you to participate in one or more of the proposed projects described below. Each project could potentially be divided into additional research projects, depending on interest in the topic. Although potential research questions and methodology options for each project are shared, it is assumed that research teams may modify these as they embark on the project. To share your interest in participating in a project, please submit your information on this form.
Proposed Project 1:
Proposed title/topic: Synchronous and Asynchronous Discussions: Effects on Cooperation and Emotions.
This study can seek to examine the effects of synchronous versus asynchronous interaction on students’ cooperation and emotion.
Potential Methodology: quasi-experimental design.
Suggested Research Questions: Are there differences in cooperation between synchronous and asynchronous modes of cooperative learning? Are there differences in emotion (positive and negative) between synchronous and asynchronous modes of cooperative learning?
Proposed Project 2:
Proposed title/topic: Perceived Effectiveness of Online Professional Development and Scholarship Activities Delivered Through Shindig, an Online Educational Video Chat Platform.
The proposed purpose of this study is to analyze faculty’s perceived effectiveness of online professional development and scholarship activities delivered through the Shindig Educational Video Chat Platform.
Potential Methodology: Case Study.
It is suggested that faculty expectations, perception, comments and suggestions about Shindig be investigated in this study.
Proposed Project 3
Proposed title/topic: A Qualitative Understanding of Methods to Improve Interaction in Online Learning Experiences.
This study can seek to understand online learners’ perceptions about collaboration practices in online learning experiences.
Proposed Methodology: Qualitative.
Proposed Research Question: How can online instructors can enhance interactions in online learning experiences?
Proposed Project 4:
Proposed title/topic: Efficient Instructional Strategies for Maximizing Online Student Satisfaction.
Proposed rationale: Student satisfaction with what they learn and how they learn in an online classroom is an important variable to understand, as it can help instructors and course designers create an environment that fits students’ needs.
Proposed Methodology: Narrative Analysis.
To share your interest in participating in a project, please submit your information on this form.
Questions about this Call for Participation can be made to Dr. David E. Proudfoot at email@example.com