AECT Standard 5...


Candidates explore, evaluate, synthesize, and apply methods of inquiry to enhance learning and improve performance.


S. 5.1. Theoretical Foundations – Candidates demonstrate foundational knowledge of the contribution of research to the past and current theory of educational communications and technology. 

S. 5.2. Method – Candidates apply research methodologies to solve problems and enhance practice. 

S. 5.3. Assessing/Evaluating – Candidates apply formal inquiry strategies in assessing and evaluating processes and resources for learning and performance. 

S. 5.4. Ethics – Candidates conduct research and practice using accepted professional and institutional guidelines and procedures.

S.5.1 Theoretical Foundations

DE Infographic

EME 6457 | Summer 2023| M1 Assignment

This infographic illustrates the history of educational communications and technology which demonstrate foundational knowledge by highlighting key milestones, such as the Correspondence Model, Multi-media Model, Telelearning, Flexible Learning Model, and Intelligent Flexible Learning. It emphasizes the evolution of pedagogical approaches from cognitive-behaviorist to social constructivism and connectivism, showcasing the contributions of research over time.

Competencies and skills learned:

  • Describe characteristics of instructional media
  • Discuss learning theories, instructional design strategies, instructional psychology, and learning styles appropriate to the curricular objectives
  • Identify instructional media options that address training needs
  • Assess the relevant characteristics of the setting
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Tool Used: Canva

I took EME 6457, Distance Learning, in Summer 2023. The course explores theory and practice in distance learning. It covers various forms of distance and distributed learning, not limited to online education. It covers theoretical frameworks, research, and best practices in distance learning.  The class learned about the history, theories, and technology of distance learning, analyzed research, and designed effective distance learning environments. We also gained skills in enhancing learner interactions and evaluating the effectiveness of those environments.

The purpose of the infographic is to visually and concisely convey the historical evolution of distance learning. It serves as an informative and engaging tool to showcase the key developments, theories, time periods, pedagogical approaches, and technological advancements that have contributed to the current state of distance education. This infographic helps viewers grasp the progression and significance of research in this domain over the years.

The text content for the infographic was provided to the class and we were tasked with taking that information and turning it into an infographic. I created this infographic in Canva.  Images and colors were chosen for aesthetics and functionality. The design aimed to make the historical evolution of distance learning visually engaging and easy to understand.

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Tool Used: Google Docs

S. 5.2. Method

Research Proposal

EDF 6481 | Fall 2022 | Final Project

Our research focuses on using research methodologies to understand and address problems related to promoting academic ownership in secondary education. My group and I discuss proposed research methods, data collection, and analysis techniques to study this educational issue.

Competencies and skills learned:

  • Conduct a needs assessment/analysis and collect data
  • Select the target audience characteristics that are appropriate for assessment 
  • Develop a target audience profile
  • Identify appropriate source documentation to support analysis
  • Identify relevant resources, constraints, and context of the development and delivery environments

I enrolled in EDF 6481, Foundations of Educational Research, in the Fall of 2022. The primary goal of the course was to introduce us to the core concepts, methods, and applications of research within the field of education. Throughout the course, we focused on practical aspects related to research planning, execution, and result interpretation. Key topics included research designs, sampling techniques, statistical inference, and the examination of research studies in education. Our aim was to develop our ability to formulate precise research questions, synthesize relevant literature, and effectively utilize search resources. We also learned to comprehend various research methodologies, interpret quantitative data, and tailor our research strategies to specific audiences.

The purpose of our research paper was to explore the concept of academic ownership in secondary education and examine strategies and approaches to promote it. We aimed to investigate the role of motivation, social and emotional learning, and student choice in enhancing academic ownership. It also discusses the potential impact of online homework and proposes a qualitative research method to collect data and develop approaches for improving academic ownership among secondary school students.

The research paper was a collaborative effort involving myself and 3 other group members. We worked together in Google Docs and met via video conferencing. We gathered various resources as reference to develop our paper and support our claims.