How To Write A Thesis 070918

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How To Write A Thesis 070918

  1. 1. How to Write a Thesis: An [Online] Social Simulation Andrew J. Peterson, Ph.D. RTS Virtual Campus
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>NexLearn Trailer </li></ul><ul><li>“The Client” </li></ul><ul><li>“The Vendor” </li></ul><ul><li>“The Problem” </li></ul><ul><li>RFP’s and Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Show and Tell, “How to Write a Thesis” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who is here and why? <ul><li>Corporate </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 Education </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Experience with Immersive Simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Business and Educational Decisions? </li></ul>
  4. 4. RTSV Thesis Course Teaser
  5. 5. RTSV Overview <ul><li>Traditional School </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Education </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Campus </li></ul><ul><li>Accredited MA from a Distance </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing Innovation </li></ul>
  6. 6. Who is NexLearn? <ul><li>Academic and business education software developer </li></ul><ul><li>Immersive Learning Simulations (ILS) Pioneer </li></ul><ul><li>NexLearn SimWriter ™ authoring tool developer </li></ul>
  7. 7. Client Problem <ul><li>Scalability (500 to 5000?) </li></ul><ul><li>Retention (60 to 80%?) </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Quality ( kudos from peers?) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Request for Proposals Process <ul><li>Brandon Hall database of 200+ vendors </li></ul><ul><li>15 requested proposals </li></ul><ul><li>5 on-site demonstrations </li></ul><ul><li>2 finalists </li></ul>
  9. 9. NexLearn Responds to RTSV <ul><li>Found project interesting and cutting-edge </li></ul><ul><li>Fit well within experience and capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Realized opportunity to create something unique and groundbreaking </li></ul><ul><li>Recognized synergy with RTSV goals </li></ul>
  10. 10. NexLearn Development <ul><li>Focused on Creating: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High quality, real-world environments to engage distance learners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting and interactive opportunities to promote learner participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solid, andragogic model design to appeal to adult learners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Premium completed course to meet high standards of RTSV </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Tutorial Show and Tell Using Your “Moodle” for Online Simulations
  12. 12. Sample thesis topic <ul><li>From the Audience? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Q & A <ul><li>What do you think??? </li></ul><ul><li>What about those decisions for next steps? </li></ul>

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