Now we move into the phase where you will outline a research plan for an SoTL project in your area of interest.

You will be doing your work in a document that will be used for the remaining activities in this module, and eventually shared in a SoTL Research Plan Folder with the ones done by previous participants.

If you want to work in Google Docs, you make a copy of the  SoTL Research Plan template that is saved in your own Google account. When the copy is made, edit the file name to include your name. Or, if you prefer to edit in another format, you can view the document now and use the File -> Download menu to save it as a MS Word document.

  • Examine each of the practice resource links provided in the Considerations section of the Scholar Module and the UBC SoTL Explorer.
  • For more ideas in this step, review the planning documents in the SoTL Research Plan Folderby colleagues who completed this module.
  • Edit your SoTL Research Plan (Google Doc or MS Word) to describe your thinking about an area of research interest and a potential framework you are considering.
  • 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 as a response to this activity. If you are using MS Word, you can upload your file as a response to this activity.

This activity is part of the Considerations for your SoTL Project section of the Scholar Module.

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26 Responses for this Activity

  • Refine Your SoTL Plan
    by Radica Bissoondial (@rbissoondial)

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KpVgBHdMlxXqcqg8GuQbzQaQ-N3yEJ_cgdkf8Bk1sNU/edit?usp=sharing

  • Refine your SoTL plan – Jenn Harren
    by Jenn Harren (@j_harren)

    I’ve chosen to look at having multiple choice questions on my exam along with long and short answer questions vs. just short and long answer questions and how that affects the final grading.

  • Plan for a SoTL project – Jenn Harren
    by Jenn Harren (@j_harren)

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1o5mrnAktCr8a4mqa4MUWVBR75HIvTuq3koSvDK0aICY/edit?usp=sharing

  • Refine my plan
    by amy taylor (@amytaylor)

    My SoTL plan may be complicated but I am going to start out with this and then work through the other modules to see if it comes together…I at this stage, I am almost wondering if I am tackling too many thoughts.. As I want to engage participation and build and encourage the relational connections more… »

  • Refine your SoTL Project
    by Valerie Watts (@vwatts)

    I focused my plan on using flipped classrooms to teach mathematics.

  • Refine Your SoTL Plan-Anahita Khazaei
    by Anahita Khazaei (@Ana)

    Please see attached the link to my google doc. The first draft of my SoTL in in blue font. Thank you!

  • Refine Your SoTL Plan
    by Gary Danner (@gdanner)

    Like some other folks have done, I have used different coloured fonts for each of the activities of the plan/project. My response for this activity is in red on the attached PDF

  • Refine my SoTL PLan
    by Mona Abou Taka (@maboutaka)

    I focused my plan on peer feedback and assessment. I attached a link to my Google doc.

  • Engaging Students with APA
    by jessica srivastava (@Jessica)

    I decided to look at how to engage students more effectively with APA and found a very interesting article in The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning which could provide a framework to look for new approaches and strategies. See the link for more information.

  • Plan for SoTL Research – HyFlex as an alternative delivery format
    by Alissa Bigelow (@alissabigelow)

    Due to the significant disruption to post-secondary education due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many institutions are exploring ways to offer the most flexibility for students with how and when they receive their education. This draft of my SoTL plan outlines the research question “Is HyFlex an effective method of delivery for students when courses are more… »

    4 Resources for this Activity

    • SoTL Explorer (UBC)
      shared by Alan Levine (@cogdogblog)

      “SoTL Explorer is a tool that allows instructors and administrators to identify trends and patterns in SoTL projects at UBC, and to identify related efforts as a project planning aid.”

    • SoTL Research Plan Folder (Ontario Extend)
      shared by Alan Levine (@cogdogblog)

      Our collection of shared research plans by people who have completed the Extend Scholar Module

    • SoTL Research Plan Template (Ontario Extend)
      shared by Alan Levine (@cogdogblog)

      Make a copy of the planning document that you can edit in your own Google Drive. At the end of the Scholar Module, you will share your plan back to the shared drive folder.

    • The Impact of Complex Presentations on Cognitive Load
      shared by Christopher Rowe (@ChristopherRowe)

      I’ve recently read an article about the impact that complex presentations have on learners’ cognitive load. I frequently use animation and multimedia in my presentations to encourage student engagement. Is it possible that while increasing engagement, I’m decreasing learning? I hope not!

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