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SoTL Resources

Over the last 3 years, I’ve spent some time curating SoTL resources for colleagues on the MRU Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning’s website.  I thought I’d capture them here as well:   About SoTL Bernstein, D. (2010) Finding Your Place in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, International Journal for the Scholarship of… Continue reading SoTL Resources

ed research · engineering ed · STEM issues

Tutorials in STEM courses: are they useful?

Below, you will see the description of a research study that is being launched this year in the department of Mathematics, Physics & Engineering at Mount Royal University (MRU). Please contact me by email or by leaving a comment on this blog if you have comments or questions, would like references, or would like to… Continue reading Tutorials in STEM courses: are they useful?

ed research · faculty development

Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research Methods in Engineering Education

Borrego, M., E.P. Douglas, and D.T. Amelink. 2009. Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research Methods in Engineering Education. Journal of Engineering Education 98(1): 53-66. This article describes some of the basics of understanding how qualitative and mixed methods approaches can be used in education research.  It is written for engineers – in other words, those of… Continue reading Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research Methods in Engineering Education

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Conceptual Difficulties Experienced by Trained Engineers Learning Educational Research Methods

Borrego, M. 2007. Conceptual Difficulties Experienced by Trained Engineers Learning Educational Research Methods. Journal of Engineering Education, 96(2): 91-102. This paper would be helpful for any STEM faculty member who considering doing educational research, in order to help determine what you need to learn about.  The paper describes two types of “paradigm changes” that engineering-trained… Continue reading Conceptual Difficulties Experienced by Trained Engineers Learning Educational Research Methods