Moving from Planning to Action

Action Research involves four steps: the planning stage, the acting stage, the developing stage, and the reflecting stage. My topic is to re-structure my radiography class into a flex model of blended learning (half online, half face-to-face) and research whether this model can increase collaboration among dental hygiene students. The planning stage is going to continue until I can implement the course in the fall of 2017. action-clapboardOne of the most important aspects of planning is reviewing the literature. As the course proceeds, I can develop it by changing and building on the course as needed. Surveys will be given to students to assess their perceptions of the course’s impact on collaboration halfway through and at the end of the course. Once the 10-week course is complete, I can reflect on what worked and what needs improvement. My outline for implementation can be found here.

Author: cruzconnect

I'm a dental hygiene instructor in San Antonio, TX. I want to share my passion for dental hygiene with other hygienists and create a place where hygiene educators can meet and collaborate. I received my A.S. Dental Hygiene from Southwestern College in San Diego, CA in 2003. After ten years of clinical practice, I returned to school to earn my B.S. Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University. I'm currently working on my Master's in Education with an emphasis in Digital Learning and Leading from Lamar University in Texas. I have an amazing husband and three kids: Matt (15), Chloe (10), and Silas (21 months). When I'm not fighting plaque and gingivitis, I like to hang out with friends and family (a little BBQ here and there), garden, play with the kiddos, travel, and remodel our house (a never-ending project!). I ride horses, speak a little French, and I'm a great shot with a bow and arrow (must be the Cherokee in me!). Most of all, I love to learn and share ideas. Thanks for stopping by!

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