WCET's 29th Annual Meeting
 
Outcomes of Sponsoring Faculty Engagement in Online Learning Research

Speaker
Speaker: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, Assistant Director - Ecampus Research Unit, Oregon State University
Moderator: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, Assistant Director - Ecampus Research Unit, Oregon State University
Speaker: Stephanie Jenkins, Assistant Professor, School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, Oregon State University
Speaker: Brenda Kellar, Anthropology Online Advisor, Oregon State University
Speaker: Andrew Olstad, Instructor, Oregon State University


Description
This panel presentation will include a discussion with three faculty Ecampus Research Fellows from Oregon State University, moderated by the Assistant Director of the Ecampus Research Unit. The Ecampus Research Fellows Program (ECRF) in its second year of supporting faculty research. Fellows are funded for one year to complete an independent research project on a topic related to online teaching and learning. Attendees will hear from faculty panelists from three different disciplines about their research on teaching and learning. Panelists will also discuss the professional benefits they gained from the fellows program, and how their research connects to the outcomes of students in their courses. Attendees to this session with leave with the following takeaways: 1) an example of how to structure a research fellows program for faculty, 2) an awareness of the scope of distance/online research projects that could be supported by a research fellows program, 3) an understanding of some of the professional benefits that faculty may gain from a research fellows program, and 4) examples of how fellows research impacts students in their courses.
 
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