So, this time last week I was at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. It is one of the largest conference that you can possibly attend related to education research. About 15,000 education researchers attend every year. This year the conference was hosted in my hometown, the beautiful city of Toronto!
I was really excited for the conference this year. I was planning to present along with an alumni of the UT IDT program who is now a doctoral student at Old Dominion University, Leonor Adams.
Leonor and I presented on the formative assessment of ERAS (an Experiential Role-Playing Aging Simulation). This is work that was conducted along with Megan Osgood (an undergraduate student at The University of Tampa. ERAS is now been re-designed using a different software. I am working with two instructional design interns, Andrea Fonseca and Erika Petersen (graduate students at the UT IDT program) to transition the content to the new platform.
In addition to this presentation, I also presented the design case of ERAS in a roundtable presentation. This was co-author with Dr. Renee Patrick (UT psychology department) and Gul Sahin (alumni of the UT IDT program). The design case of ERAS is now in press in the International Journal of Designs for Learning. We are expecting it to be publish open access in a few months.
Overall, a great conference! It is always wonderful catching up with colleagues. Also, it was great to be Toronto. Look forward to future AERA conferences.
Dr. Enilda Romero-Hall