Coursework: PhD in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology

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

Summer 2016
Instructors: Dr. Cary Roseth, Dr. Matthew Koehler

Historical, theoretical, empirical, methodological, and philosophical issues. Research literature on learning, teaching subject matter, and social-cultural contexts.

CEP 901b: Proseminar in Educational Technology

Spring 2017
Instructor: Dr. Christine Greenhow

Historical, theoretical, empirical, methodological, and philosophical issues. Research literature on technology in education.

CEP 916: Intellectual History of Educational Technology

Spring 2018
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.

Research Methods

CEP 930: Educational Inquiry

Summer 2016
Instructors: Dr. Cary Roseth, Dr. Matthew Koehler

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

Summer 2017
Instructor: Dr. Christine Greenhow, Dr. Spencer Greenhalgh

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

Fall 2016
Instructors: Dr. Auðbjörg Björnsdóttir, Brooke Quisenberry

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

Spring 2018
Instructors: Dr. Auðbjörg Björnsdóttir, Brooke Quisenberry

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

Fall 2018
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

Summer 2017
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

Fall 2018
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

Fall 2017
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

Fall 2017
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

Summer 2018
Instructors: Dr. Matthew Koehler, Dr. Christine Greenhow

Supervised research practicum. Design, execution, analysis, presentation, critique, and revision of research projects.

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