HEP Doctoral Student Receives CHSS Summer 2019 Research Award

HEP Doctoral Student Receives CHSS Summer 2019 Research Award

Allison Sauveur, a doctoral candidate in HEP's DA degree, has been awarded a $5,000 research award from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to conduct summer research. Her dissertation research addresses the views of an instructor and students of a blended learning (BL) language environment.  The research explores the BL community college (CC) setting from the perspectives of an instructor and students on how the fostering and action of social presence impacts the course. The aim of the study is to understand how ESL instructors currently foster social presence, so that ideas might be developed for the successful implementation of BL environments in the future that will support English language learning.