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Conducting Educational Design Research with Prof. Tom Reeves

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thomas C. Reeves, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Learning, Design, and Technology College of Education The University of Georgia, USA

Attendees must register by emailing pam.wyse@aut.ac.nz

Educational design research (EDR) addresses two primary goals:

  1. improving educational effectiveness in specific practical settings, and
  2. identifying empirically grounded and sharable design principles and models for enhancing educational effectiveness beyond specific settings.

A third, but nonetheless important goal, is professional development for all participants, both practitioners and researchers. Since its formalization in the early 1990s, EDR (also known as “design-based research” and by several other names) has become increasingly adopted by educational researchers and collaborating practitioners working in fields such as educational technology, the learning sciences, and healthcare education.

EDR goes beyond “action research” by combining the solution of real world practice problems with the search for reusable/replicable intervention design principles. The emphasis in this workshop will be less on the theoretical aspects of EDR and more on the “nuts and bolts” of how it can be done by all types of educational researchers and practitioners as well as by doctoral students.

The presentation aspects of the workshop will be kept to a minimum to enable sufficient focus on planning exercises and feedback to the participants.


February 18
9:00 am - 1:00 pm