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On Initiating Maintaining and Growing an Affinity Based Student Led Research and Design Group

, , , , , University of Texas at Austin, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Record type: PROCEEDINGS

Abstract

This paper recounts and unpacks the two and one half year history of the continuing efforts of a student-initiated, student-led research group at a major university in the Middle US. Begun with a post to a listserv, the Language Learning & Technology, Research and Design Group’s membership expanded from 3 to 10 and has provided its participants with a range of experiences centered on a particular research project. Members include incoming master’s students to with no research experience, prospective Educational Technology students, PhD candidates, and computer science interns. We describe our experience in a way that might provide insight to fellow Educational Technology students interested in starting, growing, and maintaining a student-led, affinity-based research and design group. We explain why we felt starting a group was necessary, how we kept the group going, and what we are getting out of the experience.

Citation

Huang, C.K., Chen, Y.H., Olmanson, J., Sung, W.H. & Kim, Y.S. (2010). On Initiating Maintaining and Growing an Affinity Based Student Led Research and Design Group. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3747-3752). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 16, 2018 from .