Congratulations to the Academic Partnerships Research Grant Recipients!
Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the largest representatives of public universities’ online learning in the United States, announced that it has awarded nine grants to researchers from eight universities who will be studying the impact and effectiveness of online learning. These grants are part of AP’s commitment to supporting faculty research and increasing understanding about the effect of online learning.
The Summer 2013 AP Research Grant recipients are:
Dr. Steve Bounds, Arkansas State University – “Online Course Retention: Implications For Pedagogy”
Dr. Vance Cortez-Rucker, Lamar University – “Possible Hiring Bias When the Applicant Pool has both Online and Traditional Degrees: A Study of Texas Independent School District Human Resource Department Hiring Practices”
Dr. Debra DeWitte Gibney, University of Texas at Arlington – “Assessment of Technological Tools to Support Studies in the Visual Arts”
Dr. Annette Hux, Arkansas State University – “Is the Market Saturated or Are There Still Career Advancement and Financial Opportunities for Graduates in Online Educational Leadership Programs?”
Dr. Amy Leh, California State University, San Bernardino – “Effects of Innovative Professional Development on Online Course Design”
Dr. Ellen Moore & Dr. Gail Wegner, Purdue University, Calumet – “Exploring Innovative Pedagogical Practices for Implementing Evidence-Based Healthcare in an Online Registered Nurse (RN)-BS Nursing Capstone Course”
Dr. Eugene Rutz, University of Cincinnati – “Increasing Learner Engagement Using Interactive Feedback and Discussion Strategies in Online Learning”
Dr. Joe Valacich, University of Arizona – “The Effects of Gamification of Student Activity and Performance Metrics on Course Engagement and Learning”
Dr. Elisabeth Sherwin, University of Arkansas at Little Rock – “Identifying Fit: Variables that Predict Best Outcomes in Online Teaching”