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This course is worth six credit hours and will run for 12 weeks. Participants will be invited to the course two days before the scheduled start date, giving them time in advance for organization and planning. Official interactive learning will begin on the first Monday of the month in which the course runs.
Instructor details and contact information are listed in the course announcements on the course landing page. Office hours are available by appointment only.
The Capstone Research course is the culmination of the master’s degree program. In this 12-week course, participants will use knowledge acquired throughout the program, coupled with their professional roles in the field, to create an action research project relevant to their classroom and experience. Participants will be required to complete a formal video proposal, professional paper, and culminating Capstone presentation. A final capstone presentation is a virtual event including faculty, peers, and AOEU leadership.
Prerequisites: Mission of Teaching
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) (ISBN-10: 1433832178)
Action Research in Education: A Practical Guide (2nd edition): Efron & Ravid, (ISBN-10: 1462541623)
See the online course calendar in the LMS for specific due dates.
|Week||Activity||Topic||Point Value||Estimated Workload Hours Per Week|
|Week 1||Discussion Board||Introduce yourself to the class.||30|
|Week 2||Discussion Board||Analyze samples of action research||30|
|Week 2||Assignment||Revise your introduction and literature review||50||22 Hours|
|Week 3||Discussion Board||Select your research methodology||30|
|Week 3||Assignment||Craft a methodology outline||50||42 Hours|
|Week 4||Discussion Board||Select and defend your data collection tool choices||30|
|Week 4||Assignment||Craft your methodology||50||21 Hours|
|Week 5||Discussion Board||Create your proposal slide deck||15|
|Week 5||Assignment||Capstone research proposal presentation||50||36 Hours|
|Week 6||Discussion Board||Evaluate feedback and begin executing your project||30|
|Week 6||Assignment||Design and create capstone project materials||50||19 Hours|
|Week 7||Discussion Board||Dedicated time to work and share your progress||30||25 Hours|
|Week 8||Discussion Board||Dedicated time to work and share your progress||30||9 Hours|
|Week 9||Discussion Board||Research and develop your data analysis strategies||30|
|Week 9||Assignment||Draft and outline of your results section||50||16 Hours|
|Week 10||Discussion Board||Critique your findings related to theories or studies from your literature review||30|
|Week 10||Assignment||Draft your discussion||50||23 Hours|
|Week 11||Discussion Board||Complete final pieces of your capstone research paper||30|
|Week 11||Assignment||Submit your final capstone research paper||120||14 Hours|
|Week 12||Final Capstone||Capstone research presentation and participation in peer presentations||60||19 Hours|
Participants are expected to submit all activities by the due dates and progress through the course content in numerical order. All activities, including discussion board posts, peer responses, and assignments, are evaluated by the instructor using a rubric.
Participant grades are always available in the online grade book inside the LMS. It is the participant’s responsibility to check the online grade book frequently and contact the instructor with questions.
Participants interact, collaborate, and share information on discussion boards. Each participant posts an initial contribution, addressing required discussion board questions, and reads and responds to peer posts as required. Participants have two days after the discussion board due date to read and respond to each other’s posts. All discussion boards are evaluated by the instructor using a rubric.
Assignments are completed by course participants, addressing required criteria detailed in the course. All assignments are submitted to the instructor inside the LMS. All assignments are evaluated by the instructor using a rubric.
It is important for participants to review all of AOEU’s Course Policies. Contact your instructor with questions.
Students are eligible to drop a course and receive 100% tuition refund at any time before 11:59 p.m. Central Time (UTC-5) on the seventh day of a course. See AOEU’s Transfer, Withdrawal, and Tuition Reimbursement policy.
Students are eligible for a 100% tuition refund at any time before 11:59 p.m. Central Time (UTC-5) on the last day of the course. Withdrawal requests made after 11:59 p.m. Central Time (UTC-5) on the seventh day of the course will be documented as a formal withdrawal (W) on the student record. Withdrawal requests after 11:59 p.m. Central Time (UTC-5) of the course end date will not be accepted. See AOEU’s Transfer, Withdrawal, and Tuition Reimbursement policy.
Participants are expected to submit all activities by the due dates. All submissions are time stamped in the LMS. Weekly assignment extensions must be preapproved by the instructor. Unexcused late work will result in a point deduction in accordance with the grading rubric. See AOEU’s Course Progress Policy.
See AOEU’s Grading Policy
The Art of Education University believes academic integrity is essential in order to maintain the validity of all grades earned and to protect the integrity of the university and all of its students and graduates. Therefore, AOEU adheres to the highest standards when it comes to scholarly work.
All work submitted and/or presented by students must be original and must properly cite all outside inspiration. Original cited work includes, but is not limited to, individual and group assignments in written, oral, and electronic forms, as well as any artistic creations. See the Academic Integrity Policy.
The Art of Education University is committed to providing applicable provisions for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. To receive disability services at The Art of Education University, the student must submit an Accommodation Request Form for review. The Dean of Student Services and Head of Compliance will review all applications and respond privately. See the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) policy.
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