AERA Offers 2021 Professional Development Courses On Demand in the Virtual Research Learning Center
AERA Offers 2021 Professional Development Courses On Demand in the Virtual Research Learning Center

August 2021

The AERA Professional Development and Training Committee is pleased to announce that the courses offered during the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting and the 2021 Virtual Research Learning Series are available on demand in the AERA Virtual Research Learning Center (VRLC).

These ten courses drew widespread interest and strong reviews from researchers when offered live. The course recordings and related PowerPoint slides and materials are all available through the VRLC. These on-demand courses, like the live courses, are being offered for just $55 each to promote access for scholars at all career stages.

“We were pleased to provide such strong professional development and capacity-building resources to the education research community,” said AERA Professional Development Director George L. Wimberly. “The strong response to the courses from researchers across disciplines, methodologies, and areas of study reflects the quality of instruction and richness of the course content. We are excited to now make the courses available on demand to everyone.” 

The courses feature high-quality lectures tailored for a virtual format from leading experts in the field. An expert faculty of senior researchers and scholars leads each of these courses. The courses cover a substantial breadth of topics and research methodologies through various stages of research. Designed to reach researchers at different skill levels, the courses are intended particularly for graduate students, early-career scholars, and other researchers seeking to build new knowledge or skills.

The courses include:

All courses in the series are in a four-hour format. ASL and closed captioning are provided by AERA to maximize the accessibility of the courses.

Registrants enjoy unlimited access to the course videos and materials. Those already registered for a live course received an email with login information to gain on-demand access to the recorded course and related course materials through VRLC without additional cost.

Questions about the courses should be directed to