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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    • 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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