Date Course Activities Learning Outcomes Assessed Value %
Ongoing Contribution to the learning community A B C 10%
Unit 1: What is academic research and why is it important?
June 21 – July 12, 2021
Jun 21 – Jul 12 Complete all required readings and view all required videos for the unit    
Jun 23 – Jun 28 Complete Unit 1 Activity 1: Padlet check-in. You should upload your photo and written contribution by no later than June 25. Your comments on colleagues’ posts should be complete by June 28. A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jun 30 – Jul 5 Complete Unit 1 Activity 2: Reflection on your academic writing. Complete and submit by July 5. A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jun 30 – Jul 5 Complete Unit 1 Activity 3: What makes a good research question? Complete your blog posts by July 5. A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jun 30 – Jul 5

Complete Unit 1 Activity 4: Padlet research discussions.

  1. quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research;
  2. primary and secondary research.

Complete your responses by July 2. Complete your responses to colleagues by July 5.

A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jul 6 – 12 Complete Unit 1 Activity 5: Practice drafting an overarching research question. Complete your post in the wiki by July 9, and respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by July 12. A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jul 13 Begin Unit 1 Activity 6: Mini Team Charter Exercise in preparation for Unit 2 A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jul 12 Complete and submit Assignment 1: Role and importance of research (individual) A B D 20%
Unit 2: Theoretical frameworks
July 13 – August 2, 2021
Jul 13 – 26 Complete all required readings and required videos for the unit    
Jul 19 Complete Unit 1 Activity 6: Mini Team Charter. Upload your charter to the Activity 6 dropbox in Moodle by July 19. A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jul 15 – Jul 26 Teamwork for Assignment 2 B C D Part of Assignment 2
Jul 26 Complete and submit Assignment 2: Part A B C D 25%
Jul 26 Complete and submit Assignment 2: Part B B C D Part of Assignment 2
Jul 27 Complete and submit Assignment 2 Part C: Peer and self assessment B C D 5%
TBD Research Dissemination (attend online or review audio) B C D Part of contribution to learning community
Jul 27 – Aug 1 Complete Unit 2 Activity 1: View and discuss the presentations A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Unit 3: Critical analysis of research literature
August 2 – August 22, 2021
Aug 2 – 22 Please select your articles for Assignment 3 and begin reading and reviewing in preparation for Assignment 3.    
Aug 2 – 9 Complete Unit 3 Activity 1: TCPS Tutorial Course on Research Ethics. Complete Unit 3 Activity 1: TCPS tutorial course on research ethics (CORE) and upload certificate of completion by August 9. A C D Pass required
Aug 2 – 9 Complete Unit 3 Activity 2: Padlet re: ethics, research integrity, validity, reliability. Post your padlet response by August 6, and respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by August 8. A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Aug 15 Complete and submit Assignment 3: Critical analysis (Individual) A C D 40%
Aug 16 – 22 Listen to Collaborate sessions on Copyright and Research. Complete one blog for each reflecting on what you learned by August 20. A B C D Part of contribution to learning community
Aug 16 – 22 Complete Unit 3 Activity 4: Padlet reflection by August 22   Part of contribution to learning community