Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Georgia SoTL Research Consortium Rapid Transition to Remote Teaching Study

Led by Mike Metzler, Associate Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Online Education, the Georgia SoTL Research Consortium was formed to study the impact of the Emergency Transition to all-remote/online instruction in our state’s colleges and universities resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Consortium included researchers from Georgia State University and five other USG institutions. Two online surveys were designed and validated; one for instructors and one for students. Each participating institution received local IRB approval. Student and instructor data (choice responses and open-ended responses) were collected from every participating institution during May and June of 2020.

The aggregated data are currently being analyzed in preparation for submissions to refereed academic journals. The reports here include data only from GSU instructors (n = 676) and students (n = 2,271). Please note that these reports highlight key findings, but do not include the full range of survey data collected at Georgia State University.

SoTL Services

Services for individual faculty engaged in research on teaching and learning include:

For more information or to set up an appointment, contact:

Dr. Rachel Gurvitch
[email protected]

Publication Highlights!

Omer Ari (Clinical Assistant Professor, Middle and Secondary Education) examines competencies and conceptual knowledge developed by undergraduates who participated in a 2-month interdisciplinary research project in this study – Undergraduates as Interdisciplinary Researchers: Gains in Competencies and Conceptual Knowledge.

Barbara Robertson (Senior Lecturer, History & Political Science, Perimeter College) and Mark Flowers (Associate Chair, Economics, Perimeter College) published an article in Learning and Teaching that is very timely as instructors prepare to teach this fall. They examined the impact of lecture videos in online courses on student outcomes. You can read the paper here.

Explore SoTL through CETLOE’s – RECURSIVE: SOTL IN PROGRESS – Online Journal

Recursive: SoTL in Progress is an electronic journal and blog devoted to publishing the work of faculty engaged with the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) at Georgia State.

The first issue of Recursive Reviews is live, featuring three great reviews of pedagogy books that will be of interest to GSU instructors.

  • Changes Coming to Recursive - July 6, 2023
    Dear Readers, It’s been a pleasure to write and edit for you these last few years. During our existence, we’ve seen a groundswell of support for and interest in pedagogy, not just at GSU, but across the higher ed landscape, and we’ve been honor [...]
  • Welcome to Our Third Issue of Recursive Reviews! - May 31, 2023
    Welcome to Our Third Issue of Recursive Reviews! I’m really thrilled that these reviewers reviewed these books–each has something to say to us now, in this moment, as we’re all doing our best in and out of our classrooms. In this third issue, y [...]
  • Exploration of STEM Pedagogy in the Literature: A Review Essay - May 11, 2023
    The science of learning is a growing area of research in cognitive neuroscience. Understanding how the brain processes and stores information is critical in developing effective pedagogies for students at all levels. Scientists are particularly inter [...]

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