Strengthening Dissertation and Thesis Proposals through the Creation of Online Theory and Method Modules

TitleStrengthening Dissertation and Thesis Proposals through the Creation of Online Theory and Method Modules
Faculty/College/UnitEducation
StatusActive
Duration2 Year
Initiation04/01/2018
Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2018/2019
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorDeirdre Kelly
Year 1: Funded Amount21,465
Year 1: Team Members

Deirdre Kelly, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education
Tamara Baldwin, EdD student, Educational Studies, Faculty of Education

Year 1: Summary

This project aims to create 12 online theory and research method modules, building on best practices from the blended learning literature and incorporating mixed-media methods of engagement. This set of modules will inaugurate an online resource library to be housed within the Department of Educational Studies but open to any UBC student with a campus-wide login. The modules will be designed to aid in strengthening the learning experience of students, particularly those at the critical stage in their graduate programs when they have completed most of their coursework and are writing their research proposal. To that end, for example, each module will include activity and assignment suggestions that draw upon the specific tasks involved in thesis proposal and dissertation writing. The project aims to provide students with an opportunity to define their research and identify theories and methods that will assist them in timely dissertation/thesis completion.

Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2019/2020
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorDeirdre Kelly
Year 2: Funded Amount24,356
Year 2: Team Members

Deirdre Kelly, Professor, Educational Studies, Faculty of Education
Tamara Baldwin, EdD Student, Educational Studies, Faculty of Education

Year 2: Summary

This project aims to complete the current TLEF project of designing the final 4 of 12 total online theory and research method modules, building on best practices from the blended learning literature and incorporating mixed-media methods of engagement. This set of modules will inaugurate an online resource library to be housed within Educational Studies but open to any UBC student with a CWL. The modules are designed to strengthen the learning experience of students, particularly those at the critical stage in their graduate programs when they have completed most of their coursework and are writing their research proposal. To that end, for example, each module will include activity and assignment suggestions that draw upon the specific tasks involved in thesis proposal and dissertation writing. The project aims to provide students with an opportunity to define their research and identify theories and methods that will assist in timely dissertation/thesis completion.