This introductory workshop will introduce you to the community of teacher-researchers who identify problems worth investigating in their classroom and systematically study them. In addition to gathering tools to plan a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) study and contrasting different types of SoTL studies, you’ll identify conferences and journals for sharing SoTL research regionally, nationally, and internationally. It is recommended that participants review this webpage before attending the workshop: http://www.ctl.uga.edu/Getting-Started-SoTL.
Designing a high-quality survey that meets your research needs is key to a successful classroom research project, but so is getting students to take those surveys. This workshop will cover research-based recommendations for both the design and implementation of online surveys. The first hour will focus on survey basics and question design for those somewhat new to survey methodology. After a brief break, the second hour will focus on reducing barriers and perceived “cost” of taking—and analyzing—the survey for students and researchers using motivational techniques and Qualtrics options. Details