The following research interest areas were derived from a survey conducted with faculty and staff at FLVS, along with our desire to continually review the research areas outlined in the Keeping Pace Study.
While these ideas represent our primary areas of interest, other suggestions will be considered. ALL research submissions go through a review process at FLVS. Please note that due to the number of research requests, we normally don't take course-assignment level requests.
- The development of information literacy in the online curriculum.
- Curriculum effectiveness strategies, all areas.
Interaction in the Online course
- Studies that test "edge of technology" multimedia, such as using Flash, Podcasts, Gaming, Blogs, Wikis, etc.
- Interactions within the course, whether student to student or teacher to student.
- Diagnostic assessments that direct or re-direct students based on their understanding of content, and/or initial systems that screen the student's ability to achieve online, with follow- up tutorials for areas of need.
- Support and communication systems online that keep student persistence rates high.
- Studies that look at motivation and varying ways of assessing student achievement via performance.
- More research that shows online learning connections to FCAT, college success and success in the home school environment.
- Action research in the area of student assessments and evaluation.
- Post-FLVS course graduation, college participation and careers.
- Teacher development across the curriculum. What have FLVS teachers gained from our training, and how do we evaluate this?
- Teacher Training and real time technical support.
- What teaching techniques would work well with middle school students? Will ESE techniques work online with some types of students?
- Studies that overlap with the Keeping Pace Study (Pages 86-87).
- Digital Divide studies to ascertain how we are reaching students in areas of poverty or rural pockets.
How To Submit a Research Request:
Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions about how to go about completing a research study at FLVS before proceeding
1) Click here to SAVE the Research Request Proposal form to your computer, then complete.
2) Submit your application by following these instructions.
Research Request Proposals are accepted through 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) on the third Friday of each month; any proposals received thereafter will be reviewed the following month. The FLVS Research Committee meets the fourth Friday of each month.