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Educational Technology (2)

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Educational Technology (2)

  1. 1. Week 2 Course Title: Seminar Course Credit Hrs.: 3 per week Level: 3 Program: MA in Educational Technology Term: 1st 2015 Instructors: Dr. Noora Al-Malki & Dr. Amal Alshusha Credits of images and online content are to their original owners Copyright (a) noora malki 2014
  2. 2. Presentation Content - Learning Outcomes -Define Research -What can you do with Research? -What are the advantages of doing Research? -What do you have to do as a Researcher? -Research Skills -Research Design -Research Structure -Research Steps and Action Plan -Topic Selection -Research Proposal -NEXT Week 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 2
  3. 3. Learning Outcomes Upon completing the 6-hour session in the first week, students will be able to: 1-define research  and  describe  the  research process  and  research methods. 2-describe the  processes  and  requirements  for  conducting  successful research at KAU (or their college) 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 3
  4. 4. Define Research! 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 4 A research paper is your opinion on a topic, informed by research you have done. It is not a summary of others’ thoughts, a personal essay or a review or critique.
  5. 5. Define Research! 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 5  Research is an activity  Research Methods are techniques Chapter 1 "Research Basics" from Walliman's Research Methods (pgs. 7-14)
  6. 6. What can you do with Research? 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 6 1. Categorize 2. Describe 3. Explain 4. Evaluate 5. Compare 6. Correlate 7. Predict 8. Control Chapter 1 "Research Basics" from Walliman's Research Methods (pgs. 7-14)
  7. 7. What are the advantages of doing Research? 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 7 1. Help you learn about a topic (in which you are interested). 2. Teach you to forge a mishmash of researched opinions into a single, coherent viewpoint. 3. Teaches you the conventions of scholarly writing. 4. Equip you with skills and competences which are essential to your academic and professional development (like time management, etc.): It “is an exercise in logic, imagination, and common sense” Chapters 1 & 2 from Winkler's and Metherell's Writing The Research Paper (pgs. 3-17)
  8. 8. What do you have to do as researcher? 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 8 1)develop professional working relationships with your supervisor and colleagues, 2)meet deadlines, 3)communicate results using a variety of methods. 4)Manage your research project 5)Mange motivation. 6)Observe ethics
  9. 9. Research Skills 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 9 1) Independence 2) Critical thinking 3) Problem solving 4) Contributing as a professional 5) Initiative
  10. 10. Research Design 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 10 Chapter 1 "Research Basics" from Walliman's Research Methods (pgs. 7-14)
  11. 11. Research Structure 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 11
  12. 12. Research Steps and Action Plan 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 12 Extracted from Winkler's and Metherell's pg. 10)
  13. 13. Topic Selection: Research Topic 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 13 “A research topic is an interest defined narrowly enough for you to imagine becoming a local expert on it.” Chapter 3 "From topics to questions" from Booth et al The Craft of Research (pgs. 40-53)
  14. 14. Topic Selection: Idea Sources 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 14 1. Interest (listing) 2. The Library (skimming) 3. The Internet (Do Not go astray!) 4. Supervisor (suggestions) 5. Brainstorming Sessions Chapter 3 "From topics to questions" from Booth et al The Craft of Research (pgs. 40-53)
  15. 15. Topic Selection: Topics to avoid! 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 15 1. Broad topics 2. Single-source topics 3. Trivial topics 4. Hot topics 5. Exhausted topics Chapters 1 & 2 from Winkler's and Metherell's Writing The Research Paper (pgs. 3-17)
  16. 16. Topic Selection: Narrow it down! 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 16 1. Break it down 2. Ask questions 3. Mind mapping
  17. 17. 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 17 NEXT Week Topic The Framework of a Research Project cont., Research Problem, How to define a Research Problem? Research Resources, Research Ethics, How to Handle Quotations? Research Documentation Styles
  18. 18. 09/07/15 Dr. Noora Malki, al (c) all rights reserved 18 Have a super day….

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