Research in Online Teaching & Learning

Center for Online Learning, Research & Service at the University of Illinois Springfield

2017-2019 COLRS Faculty Fellows

COLRS welcomes the following UIS faculty as Research Fellows for the 2017-2019 academic years:

Egbe Egiebor

Dr. Egiebor, Assistant Professor of Public Health, will explore the application of educational technologies in online teaching and learning.




Carol Jessup

Dr. Jessup, Associate Professor of Accountancy, will investigate the Quality Matters design approach to an Auditing course delivered in a blended learning format. In addition, she will use the Community of Inquiry Framework to survey students about the effectiveness of online learning.




Layne Morsch, Senior Faculty Fellow

Dr. Morsch, Associate Professor of Chemistry, will investigate inter-institutional collaborative assignments with a focus on disciplinary language development within the field of organic chemistry. He previously served as a COLRS Faculty Fellow from 2014-2016.




Laurel Newman, Senior Faculty Fellow

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Dr. Newman, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Director of Online Programs, CBM and Campus Ombuds will research the impact of Quality Matters / Community of Inquiry based course redesign on student learning outcomes in management and business courses. She is also interested in the retention of online students and will research adjustment issues for new online students. She previously served as a COLRS Faculty Fellow from 2010-2012.


Kimberly Wiley

Dr. Wiley, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, will investigate the learning outcome similarities and differences between online and on-campus courses in the Graduate Certificate of Nonprofit Management coursework. She will incorporate a goal assessment tool into the courses to appraise the intended outcomes of this program.

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