stick figure holding magnifying glass COLRS Research Center provides leadership for research on online and blended learning at UIS and beyond. It joins faculty and community members from across the institution and the nation in the collaborative pursuit of research which furthers knowledge in the field and improves the quality of education online. In addition, COLRS Research Center identifies and joins educational, institutional, and corporate partners in the support of best practices, emerging technologies, and the effective design of institutional and individual learning.
COLRS Research is a direct result of the leadership and successful development of online learning at the University of Illinois Springfield. It is supported by the UIS Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, and UIS faculty and staff.
What you will find in…
Mission & Goals
Learn about the Research Center Mission and Goals
Get to know our current research fellows and how you might be elligible to participate
Explore the leading peer-reviewed journals for online education and educational technologies; Research resources available at Brookens Library; and the COLRS resource blog, “Presenting and Publishing Research on eLearning”
Community of Inquiry Research
Join the campus-wide effort to study learning effectiveness in online courses
View our repository of faculty research
News & Events
Learn about research news and events at COLRS