LABORATORIES AND OTHER RESOURCES
The Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning, and Culture program supports student research through research labs that offer research equipment, software, and training on how to use operate it at no costs. Equipment such as voice recorders and pedals for transcribing interviews and software such as NVivo and SPSS for analyzing interviews is available.
The labs also help coordinate important events such as colloquia that bring in special guest speakers and a variety of subject areas. Students also have the opportunity to share and present preliminary findings
Under the direction of Katherine Mortimer, Ph.D., assistant professor of teacher education, this research and teaching laboratory provides technology and space to support cutting-edge ethnographic research on biliteracy education, English language learning, and educational language policy by faculty and students. It houses a suite of digital tools for the collection and analysis of ethnographic data, and space for the collaborative exchange and advancement of ideas, research methods, and grant writing activities.
Located in room #201 of the Education Building, the College of Education MAKERSPACE is a wonder-driven learning environment where people come together to use their hands and minds to frolic, tinker, explore, create, invent, and discover. It is founded on the guiding principle articulated by Albert Einstein that: “Play is the highest form of research.” This holds true for the young children who come to the MAKERSPACE to engage in hands-on, creative problem-solving, as well as the adults who visit to explore and design transmedia-based ways of teaching and learning. More than just a physical place, the MAKERSPACE represents a collective mindset that celebrates humans as naturally being life-long builders and tool users, who learn best by creative doing.
Under the direction of Arturo Olivarez, Ph.D., professor of teacher education, the REL provides services to all College faculty and students with the advice, guidance, and instruction in the design of quantitative research studies, the selection and development of research instruments, the design of statistical analyses and support of the use of statistical software. Dr. Olivarez also is responsible for conducting research seminars for groups of faculty and/or students (e.g., use of statistical software such as SPSS and SAS, conducting program evaluations, and qualitative research methodology).
The Graduate School also provides training and seminars as part of its Professional Development program that includes workshops. Mentoring, and research expos. https://www.utep.edu/graduate/PD/workshops-and-events.html