OLC Research Summit - Part 1: Research is for Everyone!

Concurrent Session 3
Streamed Session Research

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Brief Abstract

Research is foundational for a variety of roles and practices across the online learning landscape. This session will focus on talking about what ‘research’ is and means, the current state of research and emerging trends, and a panel discussion about professionals’ experiences, engagement, with, and use of research in a variety of roles. 

 

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Dr. Jessica Knott is Assistant Vice President of Community Strategy, Experience, and Management. In this role, Jessica manages outreach activities and strategies, including environmental scanning, experience design, communications and planning, based on a deep understanding of our community and member interests. Prior to the OLC, Jessica led a team that supported faculty and academic staff in creating quality, caring and exemplary digital experiences at Michigan State University.
Seth Porter joined Princeton University Library in the summer of 2018 as Head of the Stokes Library. Seth holds a Master of Arts in Public Affairs from University of Alabama, a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Wyoming, and a Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. He is currently working on a Ph.D. at the University of Georgia. His scholarly interests include teaching and learning, program evaluation, and project management.
Jeremy Dean, Director of Education, Hypothesis Jeremy was previously the Director of Education at Genius where he facilitated educational applications of their interactive archive of literary and historical texts. Jeremy is a scholar-educator with fifteen years of experience teaching at both the college and high school levels. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin where he worked as a Project Leader in the Digital Writing and Research Lab for four years developing units and lesson plans around a variety of digital tools. He also worked as a Program Coordinator at the University of Texas Humanities Institute, overseeing their education initiatives.
B. Jean Mandernach, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching at Grand Canyon University. Her research focuses on enhancing student learning in the online classroom through innovative instructional and assessment strategies. In addition, she has interests in the development of effective faculty evaluation models, perception of online degrees, and faculty workload considerations. Jean received her B.S. in comprehensive psychology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, an M.S. in experimental psychology from Western Illinois University and Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

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