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Researcher Perspectives

  1. 1. Digital Futures (CRN)Workshop 1 The World of Grant Applications Professor Mike Keppell Executive Director Australian Digital Futures Institute & Director, DFCRN 1Monday, 18 February 13 1
  2. 2. Overview‣ Why do we research? (9:05)‣ David Wright (QUT)‣ Mike Keppell‣ How do we research? (9:30)‣ Katrina Hall‣ Elevator Pitch (9:40)‣ Morning tea (10:15)‣ Elevator Pitch - whole group (10:30)‣ Workshop draft application (10:45)‣ Feedback (12:00)‣ 2Monday, 18 February 13 2
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  4. 4. Using Design-based Research to Solve Real- world Problems 4Monday, 18 February 13 4
  5. 5. Focus Design Educational Technology Innovation Solving Authentic Learning real-world Interactions issues Transformation 5Monday, 18 February 13 5
  6. 6. Defining design-based research ‣ Design-based research is a core strategy and approach that considers how our developments benefit the user, group or society and how our developments provide design principles for future practice and research. ‣ Design-based research advances design, research and practice concurrently (Wang and Hannafin, 2005). ‣ 6Monday, 18 February 13 6
  7. 7. Defining design-based research ‣ Wang and Hannafin (2005) define design- based research as: ‣ “a systematic but flexible methodology aimed to improve educational practices through iterative analysis, design, development, and implementation, based on collaboration among researchers and practitioners in real-world settings, and leading to contextually sensitive design principles and theories” (p. 7). 7Monday, 18 February 13 7
  8. 8. Reeves (2000) 8Monday, 18 February 13 8
  9. 9. Many names ‣ Design-based research ‣ Design science ‣ Development research ‣ Design experiments ‣ Formative research ‣ Educational design research (McKenney & Reeves, 2012). 9Monday, 18 February 13 9
  10. 10. Examples Project Problem Eliciting and conceptualising unfamiliar PhD Focus content from subject matter experts How to reduce anxiety in children going Master of Nursing to hospital Learning Oriented How to change the assessment culture Assessment Project reliant on high stake examinations Spaces for Knowledge How to include student input into the design Generation of next generation learning spaces How to foster innovation in blended and Teaching Fellowship Scheme flexible learning 10Monday, 18 February 13 10
  11. 11. Reducing anxiety in children going to hospital ‣ Analysis/problem: How to reduce anxiety of children going to hospital ‣ Development: CD-ROM and booklet for parents and children ‣ Evaluation/Research: pilot of intervention with families ‣ Reflection: Refined product 11Monday, 18 February 13 11
  12. 12. Reducing anxiety in children going to hospital ‣ Marijke Shanley (2005) - Master of Nursing Thesis entitled: A multimedia approach to preparing children and their families for hospitalisation. ‣ Next step: relevance for childrens hospitals 12Monday, 18 February 13 12
  13. 13. Reeves (2000) 13Monday, 18 February 13 13
  14. 14. Changing a traditional assessment culture 14Monday, 18 February 13 14
  15. 15. Changing a traditional assessment culture ‣ Analysis/problem: How to infuse learning into assessment ‣ Development: learning-oriented assessment ‣ Evaluation/Research: pilot of intervention with several academics ‣ Reflection: Refined assessment for subsequent implementation 15Monday, 18 February 13 15
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  18. 18. Questions? 18Monday, 18 February 13 18

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