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Exploring Self-Care

Shivani and Brantly reflect on self-care conversations in the research family.

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Creating a Research Family

Challenges for graduate students (and faculty!) Enculturation into academic life requires acquiring tacit knowledge of norms, traditions, expectations, and behaviors that may not be as accessible outside of the program or department (Becher & Trowler, 2001; Golde, 2008) Getting used to culture of the program, college, and university Creating a new social network Creating a […]

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Our Vision

Cultivate a holistic, inclusive, and culturally responsive environment for learning, professional, and personal growth – a diverse scholarly family, in which each member’s needs are met. What we do when we meet: Check in and share progress on individual goals and challenges as well as team initiatives Read and discuss readings on a range of […]

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Interdisciplinary Course Design

Why We Explore This Topic Developing high-quality educational software is a complex task, and typically requires a team of professionals with diverse expertise, including software engineering (SE), software development (SD), instructional design (ID), user experience design (UX), computer graphics (CG), and other specialists, based on goals and complexity of the design. While each discipline has […]

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Transdisciplinary Studies in Technologies

Project Title Evaluation of the Transdisciplinary Studies in Technology Program at Purdue Polytechnic About This Research Project The Transdisciplinary Studies in Technology Program is a state-of-the-art program that involves use of combinations of educational approaches, including competency-based education, transdisciplinary education, active learning, and project-based learning. The goal of the current project is to provide program […]

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Interdisciplinarity in Education

Why Interdisciplinarity in Higher Ed? Interdisciplinary education can help students develop 21st century skills, and a wide range of cross-cutting professional skills. It enables students to look at the world through multiple lenses; synthesize disciplines to better understand phenomena; identify and connect interdependencies among disciplines or topics; and understand larger systems in which individual disciplines […]

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Ideation & Writing

Every other week, we meet as a group of peer writers and reviewers to provide each other support for our writing projects through formal and informal ideation, peer critiques, or just encouragement. There are many different types of writing circles or writing groups based on location, style of writing, or format. Current Projects: Design Case […]

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Formation of Graduate Students and Scholars

Faculty plays an important role in the enculturation of graduate students and scholarsinto the field. Mentoring in research and research methods allows students to develop more comprehensive understanding of research (Humble et al., 2006). However, the actual engagement in such research allows the transfer of tacit knowledge, like problem solving and decision. What We Explore: […]

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Competencies in ID and EdTech

Project Title Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Instructional Designers and Educational Technologists About This Research Project We are exploring competencies needed on the job for professionals working as an instructional designer, educational technologist, technology integration coach/specialist, or related roles. Mixed methods exploratory research Research Threads Roles of instructional designers and educational technologists across settings Lifelong […]

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Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education

Project Title Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education: Administrator and Faculty Perspectives About This Research Project The study explores aspects and challenges of interdisciplinary program design, and how they align with considerations at each level of the university, including the institutional and college/department and program levels.  Methodology Exploratory mixed-methods study