I have been researching and developing online learning for many years, and believe that effective online learning is largely determined by the interactions between the people involved. Thus, I have focused my work in online learning on designing and supporting online learning communities.
2013 — 2nd Place Outstanding Journal Article on Distance Education Practice (IAP-DDL Crystal Awards).
2013 – 1st Place Outstanding Article on Distance Learning – Practice (IAP-DDL Crystal Awards).
Articles & Chapters
The impact of text versus video communication on instructor feedback in blended courses. Published in ETRD (2015).
Cognitive perspectives on online learning environments, published in The Handbook of Distance Education (Ed. by Michael Moore) — Book received the 2013 IAP Distance Education Book Award
Examining the impact of video feedback on instructor social presence in blended courses. Published in IRRODL.
The Adolescent Community of Engagement Framework: A Lens for Research on K-12 Online Learning. Published in Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.
Developing caring relationships in schools: a review of the research on caring and nurturing pedagogies. Published in Review of Education.
The influence of asynchronous video communication on learner social presence: A narrative analysis of four cases, published in Distance Education (2013). Winner of a 2013 IAP-DDL Crystal Award
Improving online social presence through asynchronous video, published in Internet and Higher Education (2012). 2nd Place 2012 IAP-DDL Crystal Award
A student’s guide to strengthening an online learning community, published in TechTrends (2010).
Improving Online Civility, published in McKay Today (2010).
Social learning theory and web-based learning environments: A review of research and discussion of implications, published in the American Journal of Distance Education (2009). 2nd Place 2012 IAP-DDL Crystal Award
Understanding the experiences of instructors as they adopt a course management system, published in Educational Technology Research and Development (2007).
Evaluating the impact on users from implementing a course management system, published in the International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning (2007).
Reflections from the introduction of blogs and RSS feeds into a preservice instructional technology course, published in TechTrends (2006).