Abstract: This research aims to explore the potential of innovative stories within the context of open educational practices and engineered research methods. As technology advances and the availability of digital resources increases, there is a growing interest in understanding how open educational practices can contribute to more effective and engaging learning experiences. Additionally, the field of education research is evolving, and there is a need for new and creative approaches to studying educational phenomena. This study seeks to bridge the gap between these two areas by investigating the use of innovative stories as a means to enhance open education and leverage engineered research methods.
The research will employ a mixed-methods approach, combining qualitative and quantitative methods to gather comprehensive data. In the qualitative phase, interviews and focus groups will be conducted with educators and learners who have experience with open educational practices. These interviews will aim to understand the potential benefits and challenges of incorporating innovative stories into open educational environments. Additionally, an analysis of existing open educational resources will be conducted to identify examples of innovative storytelling techniques.
In the quantitative phase, a survey will be administered to a larger sample of educators and learners to measure the impact of innovative stories on engagement, motivation, and learning outcomes. The survey will also explore the perceived effectiveness of engineered research methods in studying the impact of open educational practices when innovative stories are involved.
The findings of this research will contribute to the existing literature on open educational practices and provide insights into the potential of innovative stories as a tool for engagement and learning. The study will also shed light on the effectiveness of engineered research methods in investigating the impact of innovative practices in educational settings. The results will have implications for both educators and researchers, offering practical guidance for the design and implementation of open educational practices and providing a framework for conducting future research in this area.
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