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SLN SOLsummit 2010
February 25, 2010
Peter Shea, Senior SLN Researcher, SUNY Albany
New Directions in SLN Research
The SLN Research Agenda is in a state of dynamic change. Following on more than a decade of survey research chronicling the rise of online learning in higher education and responding to the expressed interests of the SLN community we are now moving to new research questions and methods. This presentation will provide an overview of lessons learned and present a variety of new research approaches that investigate how people learn online (HPLO). The new HPLO framework seeks to address the changing nature of teaching and learning in technology mediated environments through the application of quantitative content analysis, action research, design experimentation and other quantitative and qualitative methods. This session will conclude with a discussion of needs for local research projects and services that can be provided including research design, data collection, analysis, reporting, publication, and presentation opportunities.