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RIA #25: Dr. Patsy Moskal on Research on Distributed Learning and Teaching Effectiveness


Dr. Patsy Moskal

Dr. Patsy Moskal

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Patsy Moskal, the Associate Director for the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida (UCF).  Since 1996, she has served as the liaison for faculty research of distributed learning and teaching effectiveness at UCF. Patsy specializes in statistics, graphics, program evaluation, and applied data analysis. She has extensive experience in research methods including survey development, interviewing, and conducting focus groups and frequently serves as an evaluation consultant to school districts, and industry and government organizations. She has also served as a co-principal investigator on grants including the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Gates-Foundation-funded Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC). She frequently serves as a reviewer for conferences and journals and also for Department of Education and National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR proposals. Patsy has co-authored numerous articles and chapters on blended and online learning and frequently presents on these topics. In 2011 she was named a Sloan-C Fellow in recognition of her groundbreaking work in the assessment of the impact and efficacy of online and blended learning. Patsy’s most recent book, with co-authors, Dziuban, Picciano and Graham, Conducting research in online and blended learning environments: New pedagogical frontiers was published in 2015.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Distance Education Research [00:00-12:25]

In this first segment, Patsy shares about her experiences with research on distance education.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 2: Research Productivity [12:26-23:26]

In segment two, Patsy talks about staying productive with research and learning how to say no to new projects.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Segment 3: Exploring Gaps in Distance Education Research [23:27-33:33]

In segment three, Patsy shares some of her ideas for future research areas in distance education.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

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