C21U explores change-oriented ideas in higher education and engages collaborators in their design and validation.
Research is guided by the C21U Innovation Mindset, a design-based approach to educational research. Student needs in physical and virtual classrooms lead to faculty interests in exploring instructional theories and practices. Those faculty members collaborate with C21U on research questions, which drive the data we collect. Analyses of those data lead to new conclusions about instruction within specific contexts, which are then implemented in the classroom. In turn, those actions often lead to new student needs, and the cycle repeats itself.
The goal of C21U Research is to put our research into action. We apply a startup and agile mindset to research, addressing questions quickly and incrementally while putting each lesson learned into action in physical and virtual classrooms
To learn more about our research projects, please visit our Research Roadmap.