I am currently in the midst of completing my coursework for a PhD in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology through Michigan State University’s College of Education. For now, I want to list each course, and hopefully down the road I’ll get chance to write about my experience in each.
Theory and History
CEP 900: Proseminar in Learning, Technology and Culture
Historical, theoretical, empirical, methodological, and philosophical issues. Research literature on learning, teaching subject matter, and social-cultural contexts.
CEP 901b: Proseminar in Educational Technology
Instructor: Dr. Christine Greenhow
Historical, theoretical, empirical, methodological, and philosophical issues. Research literature on technology in education.
CEP 916: Intellectual History of Educational Technology
Instructor: Dr. Rand Spiro
History of technology and learning in formal and informal settings. Historical, theoretical, empirical, methodological, and philosophical issues in the study of technology in education. Teachers’ use of educational technology.
CEP 930: Educational Inquiry
Multiple sources of inquiry. Critical assessment of common assumptions about research. Relationship between data and theory. Objectivity, validity, and causal inference across research traditions. Research ethics. Relationship among researcher, researched, and audience. Question formation.
CEP 931: Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
Concepts and assumptions underlying multiple traditions of qualitative research methods in education. Relationship between research questions and qualitative research design. Epistemology, methods, and ethical issues of ethnography, case study research, grounded theory, oral history and discourse analysis. Criteria for appraising and critiquing qualitative research designs, claims, and evidence
CEP 932: Quantitative Methods in Educational Research I
Techniques in data collection and data analysis used in educational and psychological research. Graphical and tabular representation of data. Concepts of statistical inference in educational contexts.
CEP 933: Quantitative Methods in Educational Research II
Advanced techniques of data analysis and statistical inference used in educational and psychological research. Multiple regression, analysis of variance, and basic principles of experimental design in educational applications.
CEP 991b: Theory and Method of Social Networks
Instructors: Dr. Ken Frank
Special topics in educational statistics and research design. Integrate statistical methods that help address the dependencies inherent in social network data and graphical techniques for representing social structure with theory from organizational studies, communications, social psychology, etc.
Research Area Concentration
CEP 953: Teachers and Technology
Instructor: Dr. Emily Bouck
Impact of new technologies on teacher knowledge and practices of teaching. Teachers’ use of technology, teacher knowledge, teacher education, and changing roles of teachers.
CEP 956: Mind, Media, and Learning
Instructor: Dr. Christine Greenhow
Philosophy, psychology, and sociology of new media. Media effects and learning with media. Issues of gender, identity, culture in technologically mediated environments, including Internet, virtual reality, computer games, simulations, artificial intelligence (AI) systems, and pedagogical agents.
WRA 891: Culture, Rhetoric, and User Experience Design
Instructor: Dr. Ben Lauren
Theory and research that comprises and informs User Experience Design in the context of writing studies, or what we call Experience Architecture (XA) here at MSU. Explore the interplay between XA theory, research, and practice for a range of applications, paying close attention to the rhetorical and cultural conditions and infrastructures that influence the work of XA.
Personal Research Development
CEP 955: Research Design and Methods for Educational Psychology an Educational Technology
Instructor: Dr. Ralph Putnam
Research design and methods for studying learning, development, technology, and culture in educational contexts: classrooms, computer-mediated environments, homes, communities, and workplaces.
CEP 995: Practicum in Research Design and Data Analysis
Supervised research practicum. Design, execution, analysis, presentation, critique, and revision of research projects.