Theory and Practice


EDTC 805 Cross-discipline Studies in Technology

Dr. Zieger: Fall 2017

The focus of the course is exploration and evaluation of advanced and emergent technologies and the means by which education and training leaders learn about them and sustain them in a learning environment. This course assists educational and corporate professionals to develop innovative educational and organization practices across disciplines.




Emerging Technologies Group Project

Our Group Project focused on Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality. We created a multimedia file to share with the class. The group also facilitated the class discussion group for a week. 

Group Members:  Terri Evans, Daniel Ward, and Susan Van Alstyne


DIY Professional Growth Plan (PGP)

Applying a Design Thinking Approach to Improve the Usability of Library Resources

A requirement of this assignment was to submit the white paper to a journal or conference. The white paper applies a design thinking approach to find solutions to increasing and facilitating the use
of library resources, specifically online databases.


Technology Theme Park: SVA: Silicon Vally Alley

The purpose of the theme park is for students to explore general business research & resources such as industry and company analysis, business reports, and case study analysis.


EDTC 807 Implementation and Evaluation of Curriculum

Dr. Amerman: Spring 2018

This course will provide candidates with a comprehensive understanding of the landscape of implementation and evaluation of educational technology programs. The philosophies, methods, and processes of curriculum design in educational technology will provide the framework for curricular models; resources for decision-making; and evaluation methods for educational and corporate settings.




Historical Overview of Curriculum Development 

The paper is a brief analysis of how early theories such as Taylorism,” and social meliorism influence today's education system. 

Conservative and Progressive View

The purpose of this paper was to create a table to summarize different views of education using E.D. Hirsch's view and one of his critics we selected from the literature. I selected Walter Feinberg, Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois



My research about informal learning focused on The research provides a brief history of, the psychology of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, the business side of the online learning trend, and the future of informal learning. 


Curriculum Development Plan

I created a proposal for a  statewide initiative to implement a college credit-bearing technology literacy course for all high school students to support students during the transition to college: Technology Literacy for High School to College Transition.  


EDTC 808 Summer Institute in Educational Technology Leadership II

Dr. Carnahan: Summer 2018

This course is the second five-week intensive summer seminar for Year II doctoral cohort candidates. The course focuses on building the skills, knowledge, understanding, and commitment necessary to become effective leaders in a variety of organizational settings.



Jobs Project

I researched edtech job opportunities in higher education, K-12, and corporate settings. 


Professional Growth Plan

My updated professional growth plan.


EDTC 814 Advanced Effective Models of E-Learning

Dr. Zieger: Summer 2018

At an advanced level, this course focuses on concepts and strategies necessary to step into a leadership role in the integration and application of technology and E-learning. Students explore delivering instruction through multimedia and/or multiple modalities with a focus on matching appropriate technologies to learning outcomes. Students will also explore the role of leadership in balancing the priorities of technology integration and curriculum decisions.



Simulation Case Study

During Summer Institute II, we worked in groups on the following case study.

Higher Ed Case Studies

I completed an analysis of two cases by using a needs assessment. 


Leadership Vision and eLearning Plan

My vision of this initiative is to prepare high school seniors with technology literacy and life skills to become life-long learners.


EDTC 816 Advanced Methods for Building Online Communities

Dr. Zieger: Spring 2019

The course prepares students for roles as online community researchers, designers, managers, and users. It will introduce important concepts, terms, and theories about online communities. Students will gain a better understanding of how social science research can help design interaction spaces that encourage community building.


Online Community Scan

The following webliography presents a scan of online communities devoted to user experience.

​Educational Online Community Analysis (Group Project)

Douglas Koch, Carol Munn, and I analyzed the Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) Integrating Technology Online Community.

Design of an Online Community: DataRater

I created this online community for librarians to rate databases. The rationale of the community is detailed here.

Future Courses

EDTC 817 Advanced Development and Managing Distance Learning Programs

Delivering high-quality distance learning programs requires innovation in program development and delivery. In this course, students will analyze the relevant issues impacting distance education and incorporate an understanding of the historical and current evolution of distance learning into a vision for the future. Students will explore industry best practices in planning, launching, maintaining, and coordinating distance education programs.