In 2005 at the start of the new study year took it a very long time before some students and I had access to the Virtual learning Environment of the Institute. I decided to use the space of my own homepage to communicate with them (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences).
This course was meant to introduce students of the first year of
the study Educational Theory of the Amsterdam
University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) in research
Most of the the course material is in Dutch. This pages provides alternative English material.
Wikipedia provides a good start for your search, but may never be the base for your thesis in Higher Education.