I am an assistant professor in the Instructional Psychology & Technology department at Brigham Young University. Besides this, I am a:
Researcher (Scholar Profile), studying learning communities and how to assess/evaluate learning, performance, and innovation within a given community. Currently, I am most actively researching Communities of Innovation, a framework for understanding group innovative processes, as well as techniques for improving online collaborative learning. I have also done research on K-16 technology integration strategies.
My work has been published in Educational Technology Research & Development, Instructional Science, Internet and Higher Education, Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, American Journal of Distance Education, Creativity Research Journal, Handbook of Educational Communications Technology, and Handbook of Distance Education. I have received scholarship awards from the American Educational Research Association, Association for Educational Communications and Technology, and the McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University.
Teacher (at Brigham Young University), of instructional design, research writing, program evaluation, and K-16 technology integration.
Evaluator, offering consultation for a variety of programs in K-12 school districts, higher education, grants, and health care. For more information on how to hire me for your evaluation needs, look at my portfolio under the “evaluation” tab and contact me at rw – AT – byu.edu.
I post short thoughts, not yet ready for publishing on this website, on Twitter (@richardewest).
If you are a current student in the BYU IP&T department, or are considering applying to this department, I have created a page to explain briefly what work I do and opportunities for paid research and teaching assistantships.