Virtual Workshops Presented during the
AECT Virtual International Convention
'Towards Culturally-situated Learning Design and Research'


Virtual Workshops Recordings

The workshops listed below were presented during the 2020 AECT Virtual International Convention. Registrants for the workshops can login here to have access to the recordings.

You can still registered can giving you access any or the all workshops listed below.
The 2020 AECT Full Access Workshop Package ($150.00) registration gives you full access to all the workshops below. - OR - The 2020 AECT Workshop Access Registration will allow to select individual workshops for $25.00 each.



Workshop Listings:

A Step-by-Step Situative Approach to Online and Hybrid Instruction, Motivation, and Assessment
Presented: Thursday, October 29, 2020 9AM - 11AM Eastern

Attendees will learn about situative online course development for their own instructional goal and context. In a mix of activities, attendees will apply core steps to (a) problematize student learning, (b) maximize public peer and instructor interactions, (c) minimize private instructor-student interactions and grading, (d) efficiently assess engagement, and (e) reposition underrepresented learners. Attendees will also learn about applying the remaining steps as presented in a forthcoming paper in ETR&D. Attendees should bring a laptop.

Presented by:
Daniel Hickey, Indiana University
Grant Chartrand, Indiana University

A primer on the application of meta-analysis to educational technology research: Examples using open-source software
Presented: Thursday, October 29, 2020 9AM - 4PM Eastern

This workshop is designed to introduce the meta-analysis research method using datasets from the field of educational technology in a friendly and interactive environment. The workshop focuses on the conceptual knowledge for conducting a meta-analysis using the open-source packages JASP and JAMOVI, instead of focusing on the mathematical equations. Participants will explore existing datasets to learn fundamental statistical concepts and their interpretation. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas for conducting their own meta-analysis for discussion.

Presented by:
Albert Ritzhaupt, University of Florida
Matthew Wilson, Kennesaw State University

Building the Plane Mid-Flight: Navigating the tumultuous skies of Design-Based Research
Presented: Thursday, October 29, 2020 9AM - 12PM Eastern

Come earn your wings as you learn the essential why’s, what’s, and how’s of design-based research (DBR). Over the last two decades, DBR has seen unprecedented growth as an attempt at creating powerful partnerships between educational researchers and practitioners. These partnerships result in symbiotic findings that help build upon educational theories and practices. Bring your device and discover the essential knowledge, skills, and resources needed to get your design-based research agenda off the ground.

Presented by:
Heather Leary, Brigham Young University
Cecil Short, Brigham Young University
Rachel Wadham, Brigham Young University
Jiahui Zhang, Brigham Young University

Visual Thinking Strategies: a way to build discussion and critique skills
Presented: Thursday, October 29, 2020 12PM - 2PM Eastern

This workshop will present and introduce participants to the use of Visual Thinking Strategies. VTS is a way to learn to facilitate discussions of works of art, developing a set of thinking skills and behaviors that transfer to oral, written, and cognitive skills in other fields. How this method is used in other fields will be demonstrated. Workshop participants will be able to actively practice the process in the session.

Presented by:
Brad Hokanson, University of Minnesota

Embodied Cognition and Learning: Understanding and Analyzing Embodied Interactions with Technology
Presented: Thursday, October 29, 2020 1PM - 4PM Eastern

This workshop will to equip educational researchers, practitioners, and graduate students with strategies for designing and analyzing multimodal transcripts as part of research on learning with technology from an embodied perspective. After a brief introduction to embodied cognition, participants will explore both macro- and micro-approaches to studying embodied cognition through multimodal data. The workshop will include examples from ongoing research and time for participants’ to work with their own data using the multimodal analysis strategies.

Presented by:
T J Kopcha, University of Georgia
Ceren Ocak, PhD Student

Mixed Methods Research Techniques: A Step by Step Approach for Instructional Design Researchers
Presented: Thursday, October 29, 2020 1PM - 4PM Eastern

Identifying yourself as a quantitative or a qualitative researcher may limit your ability to explore a broader range of research questions. Where qualitative researchers report on how and why of the research questions, the quantitative researchers inform about how many, who, where, and when. Either can give only a part of the complete picture. Then, why not consider using mixed method research design? Learn how to decide if mixed methods approach is the correct paradigm to apply, develop mixed methods research questions, explore the role of sampling, compare and contrast the mixed methods approach with quantitative and qualitative research approach.

Presented by:
Zahira Merchant, San Francisco State University

Getting Started with AR/VR/MR
Presented: Thursday, October 29, 2020 1PM - 4PM Eastern

Curious about augmented and virtual reality but not had enough time or funding to fully explore this emerging technology? Getting Started with AR/VR/MR will provide participants a hands-on opportunity to interact with a broad spectrum of software and hardware readily available to use with your students, staff, or faculty. In this 3-hour sandbox, you'll get everything you need to get started with immersive technologies including suggestions for the implementation of software and hardware.

Presented by:
Eric Stauffer, James Madison University

UX4LX Workshop - User Experience Methods for Evaluating and Improving Learning Experience with Technologies
Presented: Thursday, October 29, 2020 2PM - 5PM Eastern

The goal of this half-day workshop is to introduce user experience (UX) methods for designing a positive learner experience (LX) with digital technologies, an area in which UX is under-utilized. Participants will develop an understanding of UX for LX through hands-on projects. As editors of the edited volume Learner and User Experience Research: An Introduction for the Field of Learning Design & Technology, we will invite prospective chapter authors for potential publication.

Presented by:
Isa Jahnke, University of Missouri-Columbia
Matthew Schmidt, University of Florida
Andrew Tawfik, University of Memphis
Yvonne Earnshaw, University of Memphis

5 Star Course Design: Applying Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction
Presented: Friday, October 30, 2020 9AM - 4PM Eastern

Participants of all cultures will learn to redesign or design a course using Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction. We teach participants the 5 Star process, then they will design their own course. Keen participants will leave with completed design documents, confidently prepared to tackle redevelopment tasks. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops and/or printed syllabi of the course they want to redesign or design.

Presented by:
Max Cropper, Five Star Performance Solutions
Joanne Bentley, The Abreon Group
M.David Merrill, Retired Utah State University
Reo McBride, Full Sail University

How to be the Most Organized and Efficient Person You Know! A Hands-On with Productivity Planning Systems
Presented: Friday, October 30, 2020 9AM - 4PM Eastern (PART 1)

Are you struggling under the weight of all that you have going on? With ever-increasing demands on our time and attention, improving the ability to manage informal everyday projects, complete and deliver critical deliverables, remember appointments, dates, and deadlines, review past actions, plan our time, and engage our tasks proactively becomes an essential competency. In this workshop, participants will explore hands-on methods for dominating the many obligations faced each day through productivity and planning systems.

Presented by:
Fredrick Baker III, University of West Florida
Angelia Bendolph, University of South Alabama

How to be the Most Organized and Efficient Person You Know! A Hands-On with Productivity Planning Systems
Presented: Friday, October 30, 2020 9AM - 4PM Eastern (PART 2)

Are you struggling under the weight of all that you have going on? With ever-increasing demands on our time and attention, improving the ability to manage informal everyday projects, complete and deliver critical deliverables, remember appointments, dates, and deadlines, review past actions, plan our time, and engage our tasks proactively becomes an essential competency. In this workshop, participants will explore hands-on methods for dominating the many obligations faced each day through productivity and planning systems.

Presented by:
Fredrick Baker III, University of West Florida
Angelia Bendolph, University of South Alabama

Considerations for Conducting Needs Assessments to Improve Instructional Design Practices
Presented: Friday, October 30, 2020 9AM - 12PM Eastern

The purpose of this workshop is to provide instructional designers with strategies to integrate needs assessment throughout their design process in order to ensure alignment between project needs, instructional solutions, and design strategies. It will address how validating needs and contextual factors influencing learner performance can be accounted for in instructional design to ensure the transference of learning in real-world contexts.

Presented by:
Jill Stefaniak, University of Georgia
Meimei Xu, University of Georgia
Enid Truong, University of Georgia
Xigui Yang, University of Georgia

Designing Digital Escape Rooms: A Beginner's Guide for Educational Settings
Presented: Friday, October 30, 2020 9AM - 12PM Eastern

The escape room phenomenon recently swept the nation with groups of people paying to be locked in a room to collaboratively solve a series of puzzles to escape. The phenomenon ignited a spark for educators interested in creatively engaging students of all ages in brick-and-mortar and online settings. This workshop will explore the phenomenon and engage participants in developing a digital escape room for educational purposes.
This workshop is being done as a fundraiser for the Teacher Education Division of AECT.

Presented by:
Kalianne Neumann, Oklahoma State University
Tracy Russo, Ferris State University
Craig Shepherd, University of Memphis
Ya-Huei Lu, East Carolina University
Christine K. Sorensen Irvine, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Jacob Hall, SUNY Cortland
Cecil Short, Brigham Young University

Implementing Open Educational Practices
Presented: Friday, October 30, 2020 12PM - 2PM Eastern

This workshop will provide attendees with 1) an informational session on open educational resources (OER), open educational practices (OEP), and various types of creative commons licenses; 2) a hands-on experience on designing and revising OEP, e.g., renewable assignments and open scholarship activities, to overcome the existing barriers of implementing OEP in teacher education and preparation effort. Educational researchers and practitioners investing in teacher education, K-12 education, and instruction design will benefit from attending this workshop.

Presented by:
Hengtao Tang, University of South Carolina

Crafting Writing Spaces: Insights from Educational Technology Scholars Around the World
Presented: Friday, October 30, 2020 1PM - 4PM Eastern

This session will (a) offer insights and recommendations for crafting supportive physical and digital writing spaces, tools, and practices; (b) engage participants in exploring themes using “Writing Space Inspiration Cards” as well as visual images of the writing spaces of the presenters and prominent authors and editors of over two dozen educational technology books; and (c) guide participants to “Design Your Own Writing Space” for productive and creative scholarly writing in educational technology.

Presented by:
Susie Gronseth, University of Houston
Curtis J. Bonk, Indiana University
Thomas C. Reeves, The University of Georgia
Tiffany Roman, Kennesaw State University
Meina Zhu, Wayne State University

Simple Collection and Powerful Analysis of Twitter Data Using R
Presented: Friday, October 30, 2020 1PM - 4PM Eastern

In this workshop, we introduce participants to a simple but powerful workflow for Twitter-based research: setting up Twitter Archiving Google Sheets (TAGS) to collect tweets over time, collecting more information with the rtweet R package, and analyzing the data with our own R package, tidytags. Participants will leave with greater confidence to conduct their own Twitter research, new practical skills, and a collection of resources for continuing social media research in learning design and technology.

Presented by:
K. Bret Staudt Willet, Michigan State University
Spencer Greenhalgh, University of Kentucky
Joshua Rosenberg, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Immersive Books: How to Create AR Materials that Flourish
Presented: Friday, October 30, 2020 2PM - 4PM Eastern

This two hour workshop will introduce the participants to a platform for creating interactive books with Augmented Reality (AR). Our goal is to help participants gain skill sets in integrating AR into their professional lives. Participants will create their own AR books that they can use in their classrooms.

Presented by:
Sarinporn Chaivisit, Oklahoma State University
Younglong Kim, Oklahoma State University
Thanh Do, Oklahoma State University
Ayodeji Ibukun, Oklahoma State University


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