Dr. Susan M. Land

Dr. Susan M. Land
Phone: 8148635990
Office Address:
310D Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park

Title

Associate Professor of Education (Learning, Design, and Technology)

Department

Learning and Performance Systems

Programs

Learning, Design, and Technology

Biography

Susan Land is an Associate Professor in the Learning, Design, and Technology Program at Penn State University, University Park. Her research emphasizes emphasizes frameworks for the design of open-ended, technology-enhanced learning environments (see http://sites.psu.edu/susanland). She has studied learning with technology in classroom contexts using methods such as project-based learning, computer game design, ill-structured problem solving, and mobile learning.  Land’s current research investigates the design of learning environments afforded by new media in everyday, informal, or classroom contexts and often utilizes technologies such as social media or mobile devices.  Her research with the Augmented and Mobile Learning Research Group (sites.psu.edu/augmentedlearning) focuses on context-sensitive, place-based learning in outdoor informal environments using mobile technologies and augmented reality 

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Adolescence
Adult
Childhood
Early Childhood

Curriculum Areas

Science Ed

Education Levels

Early Childhood
Middle School/Junior High
Post-Secondary
Primary/Elementary
Professional Education
Secondary/High School

Education Types

Distance Ed
Family Literacy
Minority Ed
Private Ed
Public Ed
Rural Ed
Urban Ed

Educational Studies

Educational Theory
Media Studies

Higher Education

Community Engagement
Higher Education

Individual Difference

Cognition
Collaboration
Family Processes
Gender
Identity
Learning Processes

Learning

Education Access
Instructional Methods and Design
Learning Sciences
Media Literacy/Education

Methodological Research

Discourse Analysis
Interpretive Research
Qualitative Research
Quantitative Research

Social Issues

Civic Engagement

Teacher Preparation

In-service Teachers
Pre-service Teachers

Technology

Computer Technology
Instructional Design
Video/Visual Technology