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Fall 2012: Concepts in STEM Education Research
This course consists of three distinct phases of STEM Education research. Students first gain understanding of STEM education literature and of sound educational research techniques, writing meaningful research questions. Students design a methodology to study these research questions in their own instructional settings. Finally, students implement their study, and disseminate/share findings, contributing to the research base in college-level STEM education.
- Course type: Online web-conference, synchronous graduate seminar
- Instructor: Dr. Ann Cavallo, Professor of Science Education and Associate Dean for Teacher Education, University of Texas at Arlington
- Meeting Dates: TBA
- Meeting Times: TBA
- Credits: Three credits. Students may participate with or without credit, as they prefer.
- Format: This course will use interactive web and teleconferencing technology.
This course will use interactive web and teleconferencing technology.
- Individual access to a computer in a quiet location with a high-speed internet connection
- Hardware: http://www.cirtl.net/courses/equipment
- Skype: Skype is used as a back-up connection system. If students have problems connecting to the Blackboard Collaborate room they can then contact the instructor or other facilitators to troubleshoot. Instructors may also require that students meet outside of class in Blackboard Collaborate to complete assignments (varies from course to course)
- This course will use Blackboard Collaborate to connect students via web-conference. Blackboard Collaborate requires that your computer have a compatible Java software version installed on your computer. Click here to test your system's compatibility
Once registration begins, we will accept applications on a first-come first-served basis with students from STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and Network institutions given priority. In order to accommodate as many institutions as possible, we will only accept one applicant from each institution. Subsequent applicants will be placed on a waiting list. We will accept people from the waiting list, as space allows.
View a sample of the course registration form.
We strive to be inclusive of anyone interested in participating in our activities, programs, and courses. If you have specific accessibility needs, please let us know in advance so that we may make the necessary accommodations.
Students may participate with or without credit, as they prefer. The course work is equivalent to a 3 credit course. Students are expected to complete all work regardless of the number of credits they receive for the course. Graduate students are encouraged to work with their local CIRTL Network campus leaders or advisors to receive independent study credit. Credits offered by the host campuses will vary. Students taking the course for credit will be required to submit a grade report form to the instructor early in the semester.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this course, contact Robin Greenler: rgreenler AT wisc.edu