​"Covid-19 and Connectivism: Ontario College Communications and Language Instruction Faculty’s Perspectives on Remote Teaching" - Janna Holmes - Algonquin College

 

You are invited to participate in a study exploring faculty perspectives on remote teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic, titled Covid-19 and Connectivism: Ontario College Communications and Language Instruction Faculty’s Perspectives on Remote Teaching. The aim of this research is to explore issues, concerns and best practices from a faculty perspective and interpret these perspectives through a connectivist framework.

Connectivism is a learning theory that specifically addresses learning in an online environment. As the Covid-19 pandemic has demanded more teaching and learning to occur in an online space, connectivism becomes a learning framework in need of more attention. This study will explore faculty perspectives on methods of engagement and tools that are meaningful to a connectivist understanding of teaching and learning.

Your participation in this study is voluntary. You have the right to withdraw from the study at any time. If you wish to withdraw from the study, you can stop participating in the study and close the survey before submitting. Should you choose to withdraw, any information you completed will not be saved. There are no consequences attributed to a participant who chooses to withdraw from the study. A report of the research findings will be presented at the CALL 2022 conference.

The semi-structured interview will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. All interviews will take place through the Zoom platform and will be recorded for transcription and thematic analysis. All data will remain strictly confidential and stored on a password protected computer.

 

This project has been approved by the Algonquin College Research Ethics Board (2021-DEC-HOLMES). If you have any questions or concerns regarding the project, please contact the project lead, Janna Holmes, at holmesj@algonquincollege.com. If you have any questions regarding your rights as a participant in this research, you may contact the Research Ethics Board at rebadmin@algonquincollege.com .

 

If you are interested in participating in a semi-structured interview, please reply to Janna Holmes at holmesj@algonquincollege.com to express your interest, and an interview date and time will be scheduled.

 

Thank you for considering your participation in the study.

 

Best regards,

 

Janna Holmes

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​"Covid-19 and Connectivism: Ontario College Communications and Language Instruction Faculty’s Perspectives on Remote Teaching"

Invitation to Participate in a Semi-Structured Interview