This module introduces students to methods with emphasis on critical reading and understanding of a variety of approaches to conduct educational research in authentic contexts. Students will also be expected to be aware of multiple stages of a research process from the development and justification of research questions, the formulation of an appropriate research design including methods of data- gathering and data analysis, to the final stage of writing up, especially, with specific reference to the major research problems, questions and approaches relates to the integration of ICT implementation and educational practices.

Module Learning Outcomes (LO)

  • 1  Identify and critique a small collection of research studies
  • 2  Conceptualize and plan a small empirical study
  • 3  Interpret and communicate research findings
  • 4  Discuss approaches and techniques for research on uses of IT in educational settings
  • Requirements

    None, all are welcome.

    Course Staff

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    Dr HEW, Timothy K.F.

    BASc (NTU, Singapore), PGDE (NTU, Singapore), M.A. (NTU, Singapore), PhD (Indiana, Bloominton, USA)

    Associate Professor Division of Information and Technology Studies

    I have 4 years of software analysis and development in Sony and more than 10 years of designing instruction for learning in Singapore and U.S.A.

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    Estimated Effort

    The module is based on 10 sessions of 2.4 hours duration each, totaling 24 hours as well as an additional 80 hours of additional study time, to be spent on reading, preparing for group work, engaging online discussion, and completing assessment tasks.

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