Research Summit Part 1: The Great Online Migration: Lessons Learned from Online Learning Journal Researchers
Concurrent Session 1
What are we seeing in digital, blended, and online learning research? Join the Online Learning Journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Peter Shea, as he facilitates a panel of researchers sharing findings and insights from their latest work around the pandemic and quality online teaching practices.
This panel will provide perspectives on the sudden shift to online learning due to COVID, its impact, and possible avenues for addressing resultant deficiencies in educational quality. The panel features three recently published authors in the OLC journal Online Learning. Dr. Barbara Means of Digital Promise will discuss findings from the Survey of Student Perceptions of Remote Teaching and Learning, which was administered to a random national sample of 1,008 U.S. undergraduates and found that course satisfaction levels were much lower after courses moved online. Dr. Benjamin Motz, of Indiana University will provide additional insights as to why this might be the case with results from his study, A Pandemic of Busywork. To round out this session we will also hear from Florence Martin of the University of North Carolina who will discuss research she and her colleagues conducted in Award-Winning Faculty Online Teaching Practices. The panel will be moderated by OLJ Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Peter Shea of the University at Albany, SUNY.