Maryalice Wu and Dawn Owens, both Sociology PhD graduates, receive UPCEA Research and Scholarship Award. For more information and to view the video that features their work, click the title link above, then click the More Information link.
As researchers from the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning they received the UPCEA Research and Scholarship Award. The work of the team, led by Maryalice Wu, Sara Shrader, Dawn Owens, and Kathleen Santa Ana, has been recognized as an innovative model to measure and evaluate online learning and assessment. Their recent published work, “Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS): Participant Activity, Demographics, and Satisfaction” was published in the Journal of Online Learning Consortium. Also on the research team is Dawn Owens and Kathleen Santa Ana. Their findings suggest that in order for MOOCs to reach their full potential in higher education, they must implement pathways for students that are flexible enough to support the full spectrum of learner intent.