Research

Research Mission Statement

My mission is to explore existing and innovative models of teaching and learning with technology (especially online and blended) that support learner engagement and empowerment; and disseminate my findings globally.

Educational Framework and Research Values

  • Supporting K12 educators and higher education faculty in the area of learning design and technology
  • Innovation in learning design and technology, current emphasis areas:
    • Online, Blended, and HyFlex course design
    • Participatory course design, democratic classrooms
    • Demonstrating learning through digital publication including podcasting and class texts
    • Using digital and cultural phenomenon to engage learners
    • Heutagogy and Connectivism
    • Digital Literacy/Fluency, Critical Digital Literacy/Pedagogy, Socio-Technical Literacy
    • Culturally Responsive/Relevant Teaching
    • Maker-based learning
    • TPACK
  • Pragmatic research methods

Research Objectives

I am committed to furthering my research in the areas of:

  • Innovative and transformative design for teaching and learning particularly in online and blended environments;
  • Supporting Young Leaders in New Mexico (Due to my participation with the New Mexico Leadership Institute); and
  • Developing a strong positionality statement.

Current Research Foci

  1. Innovative, transformative and culturally-responsive learning design with technology for online and blended learning environments such as MOOCs, Identity-based experiential learning in STEM, Cyberlearning, Personal Learning Networks and Social Media in Education, Digital Democracy, digital games such as NMSU Math Snacks & TPACK, and Participatory Course Design with outcomes including digital publication
  2. Supporting Young Leaders in New Mexico

Key Words/Phrases/Specializations

participatory design, online teaching and learning, blended or HyFlex teaching and learning, learning design and technology, innovative learning design and technology, culturally-responsive teaching with technology, digital democracy, Heutagogy, Connectivism, maker-based learning, Quality Matters Rubric, ADDIE, ELVIS, identity-based experiential learning, online collaboration, learner engagement, learner empowerment, emerging technology, social media, web 2.0, personal learning networks, MOOC, high school leadership, leadership and technology, faculty and teacher professional development,

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