The focus of my EdD research was exploring how to make online learning more interactive and engaging, in particular within the higher education sector.
Lack of time, online pedagogical competency and technical skills has caused many teachers to simply dump large tracts of information into online courses. This information delivery model has led to student boredom and isolation, resulting in high dropout rates and pleas for richer and more engaging learning experiences (Kim & Bonk, 2006, p. 22; Reeves, Herrington, & Oliver, 2002).
- Kim, K.-J., & Bonk, C. J. (2006). The future of online teaching and learning in higher education: The survey says… EDUCAUSE Quarterly Magazine, 29(4), 22-30.
- Reeves, T. C., Herrington, J., & Oliver, R. (2002). Authentic activities and online learning. Paper presented at the Research and Development in Higher Education: Quality Conversations: 25th HERDSA Annual Conference, Perth, Western Australia. http://www.herdsa.org.au/wp-content/uploads/conference/2002/papers/Reeves.pdf