Freshman Scholars Program 2012

Institutional Readiness for Online Education

Instructor:  Karl Roeper, Ph.D.


Project Description:

Up to two students interested in education, communications, or instructional technology (Note: Student scholars should be competent with word processing and some ability to interpret numeric information. They must also have transferrable skills for using computer software, as one task will involve conversion of a Word document into an online survey.)

I would like to conduct a regional study of higher education institutions regarding their posture for online learning, possibly targeting several distinct subject pools.  The study would include student scholars in the collection and interpretation of data using an instrument that I prepared for my dissertation.  Program participants can download a PDF summary of that study by clicking the link below.  If time allows, we will compare the new data with that which I collected in the winter of 2011. 

Click Here to Download PDF:  Summary of Research Findings by Karl Roeper


Karl Roeper, Ph.D.

Dr. Roeper received his Ph.D. in Communications Media and Instructional Technology in August 2011.  He had worked as an Instructional Technology Specialist in Pennsylvania, which entailed evaluating and providing workshops on the use of various learning technologies for K-12 school teachers.  Dr. Roeper has been teaching undergraduates for 3 ½ years, and has significant organizational management experience as a retired noncommissioned officer of the U.S. Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserve.

If you have specific questions about this project, please contact Dr. Roeper directly at KRoeper@ferrum.edu.

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