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Our Research


Sosulski, K. (2018)
Data Visualization Made Simple
New York: Routledge

Vai, M. & K. Sosulski. (2015)
The Savvy Student’s Guide to Online Learning
New York: Routledge

Vai, M. & K. Sosulski. (2011)
Essentials of Online Course Design: A Standards-based Guide
New York: Routledge


"Using Learning Analytics to Study Student Performance and Engagement in Online Courses"
OLC Accelerate, 2019

“Unfinished By Design: A Forward Thinking Approach for Creating Adaptive, Flexible Media for the Ever-Changing Educational Landscape”
OLC Accelerate, 2018

“Rethinking the Video Lecture for Student Engagement”
OLC Accelerate, 2017

Research: Student performance and engagement in online courses

In the design of digital environments, we make a series of decisions around how learning content and artifacts are organized, displayed, and presented. The decisions around design are rooted in best practices and research from the field of learning sciences and educational technology. In this current research project, we seek to understand the impact of these design decisions for online courses on student performance and engagement. Specifically, the ways in which students engage in the online course, perform on assessments, and participate in activities.