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.

K-12 Education
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

© 2015 Christopher D. Carnahan, Ph.D.

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