Dissertation Update

I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve been able to post an update about my dissertation, so here it is!

  1. My first article, a literature review comparing online and blended teaching competencies, was reviewed by a journal and asked for some revisions before publication. I don’t yet know if it will be published by the journal, but I have revised it and re-submitted. Here’s to hoping!
  2. My second article, which takes a subset of the literature from the review and coded competencies based on whether they were (1) online/digital in nature, (2) in-person, (3) blending online & in-person, or (4) generic. That has been accepted, pending a few revisions! Should be published in March, and I will post a link on this blog so you can read it.
  3. My final research article just got approved by BYU’s IRB office. We are sending out the test of blended teaching skills, knowledge, and understanding to blended and online schools and teachers across the country. I am looking forward to seeing how people perform on the test and analyzing the results. This is what I am partnering with The Learning Accelerator to do. This test may or may not end up being posted on their website as a resource for schools.

I still need to hold a formal prospectus meeting with my committee, but today I am actually having a pre-prospectus meeting with 4 members of the committee to discuss details and get their feedback before I launch into the formal prospectus.

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