Sarah North, PhD candidate in Learning Technologies, has been awarded a 2014-2015 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
(DDF) by the University of Minnesota’s Graduate School to support her dissertation work over the upcoming academic year. Dr. Cassie Scharber is her adviser.
Sarah’s dissertation study, “Understanding Students’ Self-Regulation in Asynchronous Online Learning,” will use a mixed methods design to understand the experience and actions of undergraduate students in an asynchronous, online course who possess varying levels of self-regulated learning. In doing so, Sarah’s goal is to shed light on the ways in which instructional methods and the course environment influence the development of self-regulated learning practices.
The DDF program gives the University of Minnesota’s most accomplished PhD candidates an opportunity to devote full-time effort to an outstanding research project by providing time to finalize and write a dissertation during the fellowship year.