AERA launches Virtual Research Learning Center

AERA-Virtual Research Learning Center (AERA-VRLC)

The AERA-VRLC will offer live webcasts of select professional development and training courses during the 2013 AERA Annual Meeting. Course participants from anywhere in the world with an internet connection can have full access to these select professional development and training courses. The AERA-VRLC enables live participation in the Annual Meeting activities within the virtual environment. Course participants will see the courses live, join in course discussions, and interact with the instructors and other participants. The courses that will be real-time streamed at the 2013 AERA Annual Meeting include:

  • PDC13: Introduction to the Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database
    Sunday, April 28th; 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
  • PDC20: International Education Research Made Easier: How to Use Several Free Online Data Tools
    Monday, April 29th; 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
  • PDC22: How to Get Published: Guidance from Emerging and Senior Scholars
    Monday, April 29th; 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
  • PDC24: Using the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth for Education Research
    Tuesday, April 30th; 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
  • PDC27: How to Analyze Large-Scale Assessments Data from Matrix Booklet Sampling Design: Focus on Psychometrics behind and Hands-on Analysis Using Actual Sample Data
    Tuesday, April 30th; 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time)

In addition to the live webcasts, you can access web recordings of these four-hour long mini-courses on demand through the AERA-VRLC library following the Annual Meeting. For complete course descriptions, courses fees, and registration information visit For additional questions contact me at