Here are a few topics for a paper that I would have an interest in being involved.
- I work for an institution that talks about educational technology, but is not committed to fully incorporating. Teachers were given Promethean Boards, basic training and left to their own. We desperately need an Edtech department created to support our instructors, provide training and develop material. Thus, a paper detailing the value of such a department that I can present to my corporate office and hopefully spur action.
- My teaching credential is in Mathematics and I believe in the use of video. However, there are not many math videos available that aren’t rote in nature. While they help with procedures, they do not engage the students. I would like to detail ways to develop Math videos that excite the students and develop an inquisitive nature about the subject.
- I currently teach GED classes. Thus, anything about using technology to increase success on the GED test.
- If anyone is planning a paper on educational technology and would like assistance, please post your topic and, if a good fit, I would love to join.
I would be interested in collaborating.The first topic you mentioned could be interesting. Perhaps developing an integration plan that really supports teaching and learning. I have been thinking about developing a program that identifies teachers on a scale. Then builds personalized support toward their success. We could engage in initial conversations and build an outline.
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Glad to see you received a reply to your post.
I was going to follow up Joe and say that if you don't get any replies to flush out these ideas a little more and then follow up directly with a faculty member that you think is doing similar work. It often helps to see more detail on what a student wants to write / research about and what roles you see each collaborator taking. For instance, do you plan to take the lead and just need the faculty as a sounding board and some writing assistance or will it be a larger commitment of the faculty members time?
Book chapters or conference presentations are sometimes a good way to start a writing relationship with a faculty member (even though we ultimately prefer peer-reviewed journal articles) because they typically have a call for proposals in which you have weeks or months to flush out an idea in a proposal. The bottom line is that some people write together better than others. Once faculty and students establish a good working relationship together, it is that much easier to keep writing together.
Keep these conversations going!