Date Course Activities Learning Outcomes Assessed Value %
Ongoing Contribution to the learning community   10%
Unit 1: What is academic research and why is it important?
June 22 – July 13, 2020
Jun 22 – Jul 13 Complete all required readings and view all required videos for the unit    
Jun 24 – Jun 29 Complete Unit 1 Activity 1: Padlet check-in. You should upload your photo and written contribution by no later than June 26. Your comments on colleagues’ posts should be complete by June 29. A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jun 30 – Jul 6 Complete Unit 1 Activity 2: Reflection on your academic writing. Complete and submit by July 6. A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jun 30 – Jul 6 Complete Unit 1 Activity 3: What makes a good research question? Complete your blog posts by July 6. A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jun 30 – Jul 6

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 3. Complete your responses to colleagues by July 6.

A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jul 7 – 13 Complete Unit 1 Activity 5: Practice drafting an overarching research question. Complete your post in the wiki by July 10, and respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by July 13. A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jul 14 Begin Unit 1 Activity 6: Mini Team Charter Exercise in preparation for Unit 2 A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jul 13 Complete and submit Assignment 1: Role and importance of research (individual) A B D 20%
Unit 2: Theoretical frameworks
July 14 – August 3, 2020
Jul 14 – 27 Complete all required readings and required videos for the unit    
Jul 20 Complete Unit 1 Activity 6: Mini Team Charter. Upload your charter to the Activity 6 dropbox in Moodle by July 20. A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Jul 16 – Jul 27 Teamwork for Assignment 2 B C D Part of Assignment 2
Jul 27 Complete and submit Assignment 2: Part A B C D 25%
Jul 27 Complete and submit Assignment 2: Part B B C D Part of contribution to learning community
Jul 28 Complete and submit Assignment 2 Part C: Peer and self assessment B C D 5%
TBD Research Panel (attend online or review audio) B C D Part of contribution to learning community
Jul 28 – Aug 2 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 3 – August 23, 2020
Aug 3 – 23 Please select your articles for Assignment 3 and begin reading and reviewing in preparation for Assignment 3.    
Aug 3 – 10 Complete Unit 3 Activity 2: 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 10. A C D Pass required
Aug 3 – 9 Complete Unit 3 Activity 2: Padlet re: ethics, research integrity, validity, reliability. Post your padlet response by August 7, and respond to at least two of your colleagues’ posts by August 9. A B C Part of contribution to learning community
Aug 16 Complete and submit Assignment 3: Critical analysis of research literature A C D 40%
Aug 18 – 23 Research dissemination Collaborate sessions with the Research Panel, Library and Dr. George Veletsianos. Listen to the sessions. Complete at least two blog posts regarding the sessions by August 23. A B C D Part of contribution to learning community
Aug 18 – 23 Complete Unit 3 Activity 3: Padlet reflection by August 23   Part of contribution to learning community