Academia, Distance Education, Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Research, Teaching

The Book [Work In Progress]: Research Methods in Learning Design & Technology

I am currently on the early stages of a book project. The title of this edited volume is “Research Methods in Learning Design and Technology.” The book is anticipated to be released in 2020. Currently, there are 11 confirmed book chapters. I am now in the process of seeking authors for a few additional chapters that will complete the line up for the book (link to the full Call For Proposals). 

Introduction: This edited volume serves to combine knowledge related to research methodologies in the instructional design and technology (IDT) field. It will address questions such as: How has our research methodologies evolve? What are the methodologies that can be used to investigate traditional and new research environments? How can we apply innovative research methodologies to address questions related to learning, design, and technology? This edited volume will provide IDT scholars with a solid foundation of the different methods that can be taken to investigate a research problem. This knowledge aids researchers in the understanding of the rationale for the application of specific procedures or techniques used to identify, select, process, and analyze information applied to understand a research question.

Objectives of this Book:

  • Present a historical overview of how different methodologies have adapted to the new and changing learning environments
  • Illustrate how different methodologies can be used to investigate topics related to IDT
  • Explore benefits and drawbacks to different types of research methodologies in research related to the IDT research
  • Discuss the future of research methodologies in the IDT field

Target Audience: 
There is a wide range of individuals that can serve as the audience for this book. Any individual (research faculty, teaching faculty, and graduate students) interested in research in instructional design, educational technology, instructional technology, and learning sciences would serve as an audience for this book. This book would also be appealing to instructional design practitioners who conduct research within their workplace. The chapters in this book will also be of benefit to educational researchers, in general, who at some point within their careers would like to focus on research related to instructional design, educational technology, instructional technology, and learning sciences.

Again, if this project is of interest to you and you feel that you would like to learn more about the call for proposal please: click here

Important Dates
Proposal Submission Deadline:
March 1, 2019
Full Chapters Due: August 30, 2019

Academia, Higher Education

Counternarratives of WOC Academics

I recently finished reading the book “Counternarratives of WOC Academics” and I just want to share how much I enjoyed it. Love the autoethnography approach used in the book. I also like the diversity of the authors and the stories shared (faculty members, graduate students, and even those who decided to leave academia). Higher education is a complex environment and it truly requires bravery, vulnerability, and resistance to make an impact.

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We often equate bravery and resistance with “disrespect,” I was happy to read how these women were able to accomplish their goals while truly being brave and still respectful. Similarly, in higher education “vulnerability” is often equated with “weakness.” It is very sad when I see scholar ashamed to share signs of weakness as if were are always strong and powerful. Reading about others sharing their vulnerable side, expressing their fears and doubts, is something I wish we did more often.  I think their is beauty in showing we are still “human.”

I am so excited for my next book. It should arrive next Tuesday!



Academia, Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Research

[Chapter] #SocialMedia in HigherEd: Enriching Grad Students’ Prof Growth Outside the Classroom

Received notification today that the book chapter I wrote for the book “Digital Tools for Seamless Learning” published by IGI Global is now available. The title of the book chapter is: Social Media in Higher Education: Enriching Graduate Students’ Professional Growth Outside the Classroom. Here is a copy of the abstract:

“This chapter discusses the current use of social media for professional growth, focusing on a case study that uses social media to increase instructional design graduate students’ awareness and participation in professional growth opportunities. Social media metrics were analyzed from three social networking tools (Facebook Page, Twitter account, and/or Google+ community) that are used to communicate with the students in the program. Additional data was collected using an electronic questionnaire with open and closed-ended questions. The results show that graduate students’ participation in the social media initiatives for professional growth provided awareness of self-directed, voluntary, and informal learning opportunities; engaged students in conversations with their peers and the instructors; and allowed the learners to expand their learning experience outside the traditional classroom format.”

If you are interested in reading the rest of the book chapter, please feel free to contact me. I will gladly share it privately so that I do not break any “copyright” rules. Here is my email:


Academia, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Research, Writing

#UTampa ID&T Library Resources — Books

  • Cognitive Load Theory [Hardcover]
  • Handbook of Distance Education [Paperback]
  • Handbook of Human Performance Technology, 3rd Edition [Hardcover]
  • Educational Psychology [Paperback]
  • Learning and Cognition: The Design of the Mind [Paperback]
  • Encyclopedia of Terminology for Educational Communications and Technology
  • Task Analysis Methods for Instructional Design
  • Trends and Issues in Distance Education (International Perspective, Second Edition)
  • Real-Life Distance Education: Case Studies in Practice
  • Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology
  • Empowering Online Learning
  • The ID CaseBook (Case Studies in Instructional Design)
  • Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds
  • E-Learning and the Science of Instruction
  • Handbook of Educational Research for Educational Communications and Technology
  • Design Alchemy
  • Design in Educational Technology: Design Thinking, Design Process, and Design Studio
  • Design Learning for Tablet Classrooms
  • Distance Education: Definition and Glossary of Terms
  • Educational Technology: A Definition with Commentary
  • Educational Media and Technology Yearbook
  • The Next Generation of Distance Education (Unconstrained Learning)
  • Instructional Design that Soars: Shaping What You Know Into Classes That Inspire
  • Emerging Technologies in Distance Education (Issues in Distance Education)
  • No One Is Too Old To Learn: Neuroandragogy
  • Motivation to Learn: Integrating Theory and Practice (4th Edition)
  • Classic Writings in Instructional Technology, Vol 1
  • Classic Writings in Instructional Technology, Vol 2
  • Interactive Evaluation Practice
  • Planning and Conducting Formative Evaluations
  • Surviving Change
  • The Design of Everyday Things
  • Instructional Design for the Corporate Trainer
  • Flow the Psychology of Optimal Experience
  • Finding Flow