Current Projects

The following books are currently in progress and are accepting proposals for chapters.

If you are interested in contributing to any of these books, please contact the author(s) directly or confer with the individual book's call for proposals or contribution guidelines page.

Learner and User Experience Research

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Humans’ responses to experiences are central to the learning process. User and learner experience design (UX and LX, respectively) focuses on designing learning in a human-centered manner so as to provide learners with experiences that intentionally propel them towards learning goals.

The vision of this edited open access book is to create an introductory resource for a variety of audiences–from students who are beginning their program of study to faculty who teach in HCI, usability, and related programs– focusing specifically on the theory and practice of UX and LX in the field of learning design and technology (LDT).

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Instructional Design

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The purpose of this book is to introduce students to the basic skill set and knowledge base used by practicing instructional designers, assisting them to complete a basic instructional design project with minimal assistance. 

Learn how you can contribute here.

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The Students' Guide to Learning Design and Research

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Written by students for students, this book is a continually-evolving class project for students of educational technology, learning, and instructional design.

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Building Democracy for All

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Building Democracy for All is an interactive, multimodal, multicultural, open access e-book for teaching and learning key topics in United States Government and Civic Life. It focuses on the importance of community engagement and social responsibility among middle and high school students—core themes in the Massachusetts 8th Grade History & Social Science Curriculum Framework. 

Keywords: democracy, democratic government, separation of powers, checks and balances, rights and responsibilities of citizens, Supreme Court, freedom of the press, digital/media literacy

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Assessing Wellbeing in Schools

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Traditionally, many schools have focused on academic achievement as the primary end of education. As schools increasingly expand their aims to include wellbeing, some have struggled knowing how to translate the growing body of wellbeing research into their daily practice. The purpose of this book is to help educators understand the research behind wellbeing and select appropriate assessments that will begin fostering wellbeing in their context.


The first part of this book will provide you with a foundational understanding of wellbeing in a school context. With this deeper understanding, you are prepared to become the wellbeing expert in your context. With you as the expert, this book will guide you through the process of selecting a valid and reliable measure to assess the wellbeing of your students, teachers, and cultural environment. Lastly, it will offer additional tips about how to implement the evidence you receive into actionable steps.

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Making Meaning in My Classroom

Principles of Language Acquisition

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This work is currently in progress.

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