We are witnessing a mad rush to pour educational content into games in an ad hoc manner in hopes that players are motivated to learn simply because the content is housed inside a game. A failure to base serious game design on well-established learning theories as proposed by well-respected educators like Robert Gagne and James Keller, increases the risk of… (More)
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Secondary Joint Appointments in the College of Education and Modeling and Simulation. These appointments allowed me to serve on college and program level and dissertation committees. I co-taught graduate courses in Educational Technology and Instructional Systems, as well as served on ten dissertation committees.
Besides occupying chair's position, I currently teach graduate and undergraduate courses in Educational Technology. As chair I also act as program leader for the Educational Technology program. In this role I manage all scheduling, teaching assignments and program updates and reporting. In additional to supporting my service and research agenda, I taught… (More)
Research has shown that quality teacher-student interactions far outweigh all other considerations to produce positive learning outcomes. Although this may be inherently obvious , few teacher preparation programs dedicate much time to training teachers how to create positive interactive, constructivist learning environments. Much can be learned about how to… (More)