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Learning Research

Our Learning Research experts are available to collaborate with you in your efforts to generate evidence of student learning and teaching effectiveness, deploy scholarly teaching approaches, or contribute to the body of knowledge on teaching and learning. With a goal of describing, explaining, predicting, and improving student learning, we focus on student-centered active learning across a range of modalities. We can work with you to measure improvement at all levels: learner, course, program, and institutional. 

The Learning Research team conducts and supports applied learning research on campus through the fields of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL), Discipline-Based Educational Research (DEBER), Learning Sciences, and Learning Analytics.  To reduce barriers for educational research on campus, the lab has an Institutional Umbrella IRB for low risk pedagogical studies.  We can also work with you on survey design, administration, analysis, and visualization; focus group and interview support; and learning analytics with data access, analysis, and visualization.

We also support the Learning Research Lab, a hub to connect researchers, designers, educators, and scholar-practitioners who are interested in studying, designing, and building learning ecosystems that maximize learning. Our network includes faculty (tenure-track, teaching, and professor of the practice across the disciplines), staff (OIT, instructional designers, and advisors), and students (undergraduate and graduate research assistants). 

To view some recent faculty collaboration examples see the projects and publications index on our research blog. For more details see “Improve your Teaching & Student Learning with Research from the Classroom.”