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Learning Hub

Dominican is partnering with the online course platform Coursera to offer "Understanding Research Methods" this summer 2014. Learn more about the partnership below.



What is a Coursera Learning Hub?

A Learning Hub is a physical space where students meet with a course facilitator for discussion, group work and brief lecture. 


About the Course 

“Understanding Research Methods” is offered through Coursera by the University of London June 2-July 11, 2014. The course enables students to develop their understanding of research methods, gain confidence in designing a research project, and choose and execute appropriate methods.

Prior knowledge or experience in research is not required to take this course, though it will outline the fundamentals of research aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at the postgraduate level.

Students will need internet access and a device between Learning Hub meetings to access the Coursera course content, but laptops and wi-fi will be provided for the Learning Hub meetings at Dominican.

Recommended texts and background reading can be found on the course website, but there are no required supplementary materials.

We are excited to be partnering with Coursera. Our goal is to provide intellectual integration for the student, championing what has been proven to be the best of teaching and learning while embracing new technology.

– President Mary B. Marcy


Learning Hub Facilitator

Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar

Rodriguez-Farrar, PhD, EdD serves as the senior officer responsible for coordinating Dominican's planning process and providing leadership on a broad range of University matters, including data research, campus master planning, external relations, athletics, IT and campus life. She earned her PhD in Art History from Brown University and EdD in Higher Education Policy and Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Rodriguez-Farrar will draw on her expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research to shape classroom discussions.

Where and When to Meet

All sessions will take place in the Garden Room, Edgehill Mansion, on the Dominican campus in San Rafael, California. View campus map. Registration for this Learning Hub is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact

Friday, June 6


Friday, June 13


Friday, June 20

Friday, June 27


Friday, July 11


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