Now comes the interesting part: designing a SoTL project of your own.

  • Based on the Scholar module and its consideration and design links, continue to build your own SoTL plan using the document created in the Refine Your SoTL activity (a copy of the template as a Google Doc or downloaded MS Word file).
  • Include considerations of any ethical concerns with the research you are planning.
  • If you are using a Google Doc, click the Share button in the top right, then Get Sharable Link to find the web address for sharing your document for others to view. Use this address when you add your response to this activity or upload the current version of your MS Word document version.

This activity is part of the Designing Your SoTL Project section of the Scholar Module.

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38 Responses for this Activity

  • Importance of Industry Vocabulary in Technical courses
    by Elizabeth Stanley (@Penny123)

    My students are international students and graduate engineers who are studying in a post graduate program that includes courses in Project Management and Supply Chain management.  They struggle to memorize industry vocabulary as most engineering course take a more analytical or problem solving approach.

  • Wesley Butler – Design Your SoTL Project
    by Wesley Butler (@wbutler925)

    Please find attached my “Design Your SoTL Project” response, including my ethical considerations.

  • Design Your SoTL Plan Hybrid Course
    by Karen Burns (@karen.burns)

    Please see attached

  • Design Your SoTL Project
    by Brian Percheson (@bpercheson)

    With my plan for my SoTL project, for ESL learners to read maps and ask questions for directions, I designed my plan in the Saturday Extender, based on our ESL students’ identifying their learning goal, which was map reading and asking questions, and creating collaborative group activities such as role play, to achieve their learning more… »

  • Design Your SoTL Project + Ethical Concerns
    by Maria Romios (@MariaR)

    I added a section for ‘Ethical Concerns’ at the end of the document. I think ethnical approval is necessary depending on what type of information will be included in the publication. If quotations from student work is included then consent will need to be given by the student, but if feedback from students is provided more… »

  • Designing my SoTL
    by Diana Spear (@Diana S)

    Please see the attached file for my plan using Poll Everywhere to help students understand calculations in chemistry. Ethical considerations are written in blue at the end of the document.

  • SoTL – step 2
    by Julie White (@JulieSLC)

    Additional text is in colour.

  • Design you SoTL project
    by Anahita Khazaei (@Ana)

    Please see the link for information on the design of my SoLT project. Green font is used for stage 2 revisions.

  • Step 2: Design Your SoTL Project
    by Jennifer Shelswell (@Jennifer.Shelswell)

    Please refer to the link, which contains Step 2: Design Your SoTL Project for my Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) project.

  • Design Your SoTL Project Activity
    by Charlotte de Araujo (@cdearauj)

    Please see the link which contains the attached file corresponding to the “Design Your SoTL Project” Activity.”

    6 Resources for this Activity

    • Designing the SoTL Plan
      shared by Jane Carr (@jscarr)

      This activity was somewhat challenging for me because I forgot to submit this design document before moving to the next activity. I was so eager to move along in my reading and analyzing and writing that I completely forgot to stop and share. The activities really did flow in a continuum for me. The document more… »

    • Engaging in SoTL (University of Guelph)
      shared by Alan Levine (@cogdogblog)

      “If you are interested in engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), there are many ways to get started or to develop if you’ve already begun.”

    • Researching Teaching and Student Outcomes in Postsecondary Education A Guide (Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario)
      shared by Alan Levine (@cogdogblog)

      This guide “provides a concise and reader-friendly introduction to research methods and techniques that encourage innovation and evaluation of practices to improve student success.”

    • Student/Educator Power Imbalance
      shared by Christopher Rowe (@ChristopherRowe)

      I’m happy to see this module included in the course, as I was immediately concerned about the ethical considerations of using one’s students in any research project… and there hadn’t been any mention of it until now.

    • Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (Government Of Canada Panel on Research Ethics)
      shared by Alan Levine (@cogdogblog)

      Canada’s “official human research ethics policy of the federal research granting agencies.”

    • Working on the SoTL Design
      shared by Jane Carr (@jscarr)

      In this exercise, I became more aware of the TOOLs that could be used for my research topic. Initially, I was really stressed about WHAT in particular I would need to facilitate the students’ ability to learn independently. I was rather unclear of any tools in technology that would achieve the goal of keeping students more… »

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