My research is focused on robotics, drones, online course design for students with disabilities, and the impact of K-12 online learning on college success. Here are some example projects from 2016:
Robotics | Drones
High School Students
My post-dissertation research has focused the use of robotics. I organized a robotics day with a local High School, which featured over seven types of robotics and drones. Students were broken into groups and rotated through stations where presenters demonstrated the technology and gave the students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with some of the latest technologies.
Elementary School Students
Another large research project included the use of NAO robots to reinforce third and fourth grade math skills. I investigated the student benefits of applying their newly learned skills to a hands-on project. Often students do not see the true connection between math and real-life applications and this research project looked at the implications of utilizing robotics during this process.
Cyber Charter Schools
One of my research projects that focus on online K-12 education include looking at students’ ability to undertake college after they have graduated from a K-12 cyber charter school. There are a lot of unanswered questions about how students compare to their traditional brick and mortar counter parts in academic and social situations.
Students with Disabilities
My other research project that centers on K-12 online education examines the best practices in designing and delivering online courses for students with learning disabilities.
2010 - present
2010 - present