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Learning, Design, and Technology Faculty at the University Park Campus

Marcela Borge


Assistant Professor of Learning, Design and Technology, University Park

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Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2007, Education Cognition and Development: Education in Math, Science and Technology
  • M.A, University of California, Berkeley, 2004, Education Cognition and Development: Education in Math, Science and Technology
  • B.A.,University of California, Berkeley, 2001, Psychology

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Sociometacognition: How small groups understand and regulate collective thinking processes in online and blended learning environments
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: (1) Design and evaluation of tools and learning environments to support collaborative learning and (2) Development of online communities of learners.
  • Student-Centered Educational Design: How educational designs affect students and impact their activities.




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Department Head, Professor of Learning, Design and Technology, University Park

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Education

  • Ed.D. Memphis State University, 1990, Curriculum & Instruction - Instructional Design and Technology
  • M.S. Ed. University of Central Arkansas, 1979, Biology Education
  • B.S. University of Central Arkansas, 1975, Biology

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Knowledge structure (KS), theory and application
  • KS measures of group cognition
  • KS measures of L1L2 (e.g. Chinese, English, Korean)
  • Enhancing engagement in online learning




Hollett_Tyler

Assistant Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology, University Park

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Education

  • Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, 2015 Learning, Teaching and Diversity: Language, Literacy, and Culture.
  • MEdT University of Hawaii, 2010
  • M.A. The Pennsylvania State University, 2008 English
  • B.A. DePauw University, 2005 English Literature

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Digital media and learning (e.g. gaming, youth affinity spaces, virtual worlds, participatory culture).
  • Learning across settings (including formal settings, like schools, and informal settings, like libraries and museums).
  • Learning and mobility (including the movement of things, ideas, people).
  • Qualitative research methods, especially those that move with and follow learners.




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Professor of Learning, Design and Technology, University Park

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Education

  • Ph.D. Penn State University, 1989, Instructional Systems
  • M.Ed. Penn State University, 1985, Mathematics
  • B.S. Penn State University, 1983, Secondary Education

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Interaction design
  • Data-based decision making
  • Information visualization




Kirby_Joshua

Assistant Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology, University Park

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Education

  • Ph.D. Penn State University, 2010 Instructional Systems
  • M.S. Penn State University, 2007 Educational Pschology
  • B.A. SUNY College at Brockport, 2001 Communications Studies

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Nonformal and informal learning design
  • Volunteer training in community and youth organizations
  • Educational program design and administration




Susan Land

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Education

  • Ph.D. Florida State University, 1995, Instructional Systems
  • M.A. Florida State University, 1990, Instructional Systems
  • B.S. Florida State University, 1989, Psychology

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Frameworks for the design of technology-enhanced, student-centered learning environments
  • Design of learning environments for everyday, informal, or classroom contexts that utilize technologies such as social media and mobile devices.
  • Mobile technology-enhanced learning in outdoor, informal settings




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Professor of Learning, Design and Technology and Co-Director of the Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL), University Park

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Education

  • Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder, 1987, Educational Psychology / Educational Technology
  • M. A. University of Colorado, Boulder, 1981, Elementary Education/ Reading
  • B. A. Occidental College, 1974, Psychology

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Massive Open Online Courses
  • Digital Badges
  • Competency-based Learning and Prior Learning Assessment
  • Emerging Technologies and the Future of Higher Education
  • Reforming/re-inventing schools and educational systems design



Assistant Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology, University Park



Education

  • Ph.D. New York University, 2014, Educational Communication and Technology
  • M.P.S., New York University, 2005, Interactive Telecommunications 
  • B.S., New York University, 2001, Media, Culture and Communication

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Computer supported collaborative learning, particularly in communities of practices and affinity spaces (formal and informal learning in gaming, gaming communities, maker spaces, hackathons, competitions and e-sports)
  • Digital media and emerging technology design for learning (game design, tangible design, wearable design and electronic textiles)
  • Sociocultural learning and socioculturally responsive design (historically marginalized groups, gender and sexuality, race/ethnicity, culture, identity, empowerment and equitable/inclusive design)
  • Interdisciplinary Methods and Mixed Methods




Priya Sharma, associate professor of education

Associate Professor of Learning, Design and Technology, University Park

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Education

  • Ph.D. The University of Georgia, 2001, Instructional Technology
  • M.S. Bloomsburg University, 1996, Instructional Technology
  • B.S. Mt. Carmel College, 1989, Chemistry, Botany, & Zoology

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Design and evaluation of learning within technology mediated learning environments, including social media and ubiquitous computing devices 
  • Learning in online social networks, both formal and informal 
  • Individuals’ technology appropriation and use in formal and informal learning contexts
  • Social network analysis and discourse analysis methodologies




Heather A. Zimmerman

Program Coordinator, Associate Professor of Learning, Design and Technology, University Park

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Education

  • Ph.D. University of Washington, 2008, Learning Sciences
  • M.A. University of Washington, 1996, Museology
  • B.S. Cornell University, 1993, Science Communication

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Learning across contexts (including informal science learning institutions, homes, libraries, and schools)
  • Young people´s uses of emergent digital technologies
  • Video-based ethnography, design-based research, and analyses of naturally-occurring talk and activity
  • Design of science learning experiences within and across formal and informal settings