Friday, September 21, 2007

Designing an online study questions program

I have been working for the past 6 months or so on developing and building a program that has the potential to present online study questions to students for use when preparing for exams. Not only will this serve as a resource for my students, but also as a research tool for myself. I also plan to incorporate data gathering tools within this system.

I am using Macromedia Authorware for this project. This program is a pretty flexible program to build interactive educational software. It requires little formal programming knowledge, but allows programmers to build interactive games, simulations, animations, tutorials, and the like.

This is a long-term project that I hope will be successful and allow me to investigate different aspects of such tools and to investigate what the best design and use of such a tool would be.

Reanalysis and Writing of Dissertation Publication

I successfully defended my dissertation in time for May 2007 graduation and have received my PhD from the University of North Dakota. The next step in this process is for me to formulate a means to mine some data from the large data set from this project and write up my results for a publication in a journal.

Currently I am still attempting to find a set of analyses that will be appropriate for publication and after that is accomplished I intend to submit the final manuscript to Teaching of Psychology.


The purpose of this blog is for a convenient place to list the projects (professional and community) that I am involved in.