As part of ongoing efforts to promote research culture and inclusive excellence by the College of Professional Education, COPE promotes the annual Research, Inclusion & Innovation Speaker Series.
In this installment, Anne Ittner, PhD, an assistant professor at St. Cloud State University presents Using Design-Based Research to Advance Social Presence in Online Learning Communities.
Her research interests include promoting linguistically and culturally sustaining literacy education for multilingual students in elementary grades, professional learning and literacy coaching, and topics related to working alongside teacher education programs to create equitable and inclusive experiences for all students.
Inspired by the challenges of online learning during the pandemic, a small group of faculty began a peer review process to innovate and study engagement and equity in their online learning environments. As a member of the faculty group, Ittner will explore in her presentation how they used Design-Based Research (DBR) with the pedagogical goal of creating equitable online learning for pre-service teachers through attention to social presence.