Jeff has 10+ years experience in the digital learning and media industry. Currently he is Founder and Trainer at Learning Dojo, a company dedicated to training you to become a software ninja in a variety of eLearning, web and mobile related software applications. Jeff often speaks on technologies such as xAPI, HTML5, Augmented Reality, Mobile Development, Camtasia, and More.
Dr. Bob Bodily is a Senior Data Scientist and Educational Researcher at Lumen Learning. He focuses on building educational data pipelines, creating actionable reports, and generating insights to improve teaching and learning. His interests include using data to continuously improve course materials, building nudges to influence student and faculty behavior, and crowdsourcing educational content improvements and assessment items. He is currently working on educational technologies to improve teaching and learning at wadayano.com and statstest.com.
Elizabeth Boling is professor of instructional systems technology and Interim Executive Associate Deans in the School of Education at Indiana University. Prior experience includes 10 years in design practice, five with Apple Computer, Inc. Her research interests include visual design for information and instruction, and design theory, pedagogy and practice. She is past editor-in-chief of TechTrends, founding editor and current editor-in-chief of International Journal of Designs for Learning, lead editor of the 2016 Routledge title Studio Teaching in Higher Education: Selected Design Cases and a co-editor of the forthcoming Handbook of Research in Educational Communications and Technology, 5th Edition.
Cheryl Calhoun is the Dean of Access & Inclusion at Santa Fe College where she taught information technology for over 20 years. Her experience spans higher education, non-profit administration, and several entrepreneurial ventures. The highlight of her entrepreneurial ventures includes fourteen years as co-owner of Wild Iris Books, an iconic feminist bookstore in Gainesville, Florida. Her research interests focus on educational technology, broadening participation in computing, and challenging gendered norms in gendered fields. She has a passion for empowering a diverse and equitable society through education, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Conklin is an Assistant Professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). She earned her Ed.D. in Educational Technology from Boise State University. Prior to moving into this role, she worked as the Director of eLearning over a team of Instructional Designers and multimedia developers. She also worked as an Instructional Designer in higher education for nine years. Prior to joining higher education, she was a special education teacher in K-12 schools. Her research interests include online course design and instructor social presence. She is also interested in eservice learning and community outreach.
John H. Curry
John H. Curry is an Associate Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Idaho State University where he teaches in the Instructional Design and Technology Master’s program and in the EDD in Educational Leadership program. He teaches courses in instructional design, multimedia design and development, foundations of Instructional Design and Technology, and trends and issues in Instructional Design and Technology. His research interests include the design, development and implementation of online learning and instruction; emerging learning technologies; and the mentoring of graduate students. He has published multiple journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, and book reviews. He has also given over 50 peer-reviewed conference presentations, as well as over 35 invited presentations and workshops. Dr. Curry served on the AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology) Board of Directors multiple terms and has also served on the Executive Committee, the division leadership for the Division of Emerging Learning Technologies, had numerous committee assignments, and has been a member of the Leadership Development Committee. He was the conference co-planner for the 2019 AECT International Convention in Las Vegas. He holds a PhD in Instructional Technology and a MA in the Theory and Practice of Writing, both from Utah State University. He also earned a BA in English from Brigham Young University.
Bucky J. Dodd
Bucky Dodd, Ph.D. is the Chief Learning Innovation Officer and Director of the Institute for Learning Environment Design at the University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. Dodd is an innovator, master teacher, and visionary of the future of education. He holds a Ph.D. in Education from Oklahoma State University and graduate and undergraduate degrees in Adult Education and Corporate Communications and maintains an active research and development agenda in these areas. As a prolific writer, teacher, and speaker on the future of education, his research focuses on visual planning and collaboration systems, innovation, and the design of learning environments. Dr. Dodd is the creator of Learning Environment Modeling™, an award-winning visual collaboration system for the design and evaluation of learning experiences, and has been recognized internationally for his research and design expertise. He has a proven record of leading innovation initiatives in corporate, government, and education organizations and is consistently sought out as a thought leader on the future of learning.
Susie L. Gronseth
Dr. Susie Gronseth is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Learning, Design, and Technology program area in the College of Education at the University of Houston (Houston, Texas, USA). She specializes in learning technologies, teaching strategies, instructional design, health sciences education, and applications of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to address diverse learner needs in online, face-to-face, and blended contexts. Her research interests involve learner engagement, accessibility, inclusive instructional design, distance education, and self-directed learning. She has a background in primary education, specializing in supporting students with disabilities, and coordinated educational technology programs at middle school and college levels. She completed her Ph.D. in instructional systems technology at Indiana University, honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award. She has received recognition for her course design and university teaching, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Online Learning Network Award and the University of Houston College of Education Teaching Excellence Award. Her recent book, Universal Access Through Inclusive Instructional Design: International Perspectives on UDL (Routledge, 2020), addresses inclusive instructional foundations, policies, design approaches, technology applications, accessibility challenges, curricular quality issues, research, and case studies from around the world. More information is available at https://bit.ly/SGronseth.
Lisa Harris is an associate professor in the Education Core Department at Winthrop University and is the program coordinator for the Master of Arts in Teaching degree. She teaches courses in educational technology for pre-service teachers, social science research methods, and assessment for classroom teachers. She also works closely with South Pointe High School, a Professional Developement School in the Winthrop University-School Partnership Network. Prior to her current position, she was the Director of the Instructional Technology Center in the College of Education at Winthrop University for 14 years. She also has experience as a middle school media specialist and an elementary school computer teacher. Her research interests include teacher data literacy, Universal Design for Learning, and school/ university partnerships.
Brad Hokanson is the Mertie Buckman Professor of Design Education in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. He has a diverse academic record, including degrees in art, architecture, and urban design, and he received his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology. He teaches in the area of creative problem solving and visual literacy. He publishes in the fields of creativity and educational technology.
Peter C. Honebein
Dr. Peter C. Honebein, Co-founder and Principal, Customer Performance Group has focused his career on researching, designing, and developing innovative employee and customer performance improvement solutions in wildly different contexts for high priority, high visibility initiatives. He is retained by C-level executives, seasoned managers, and visionary entrepreneurs who appreciate creative evidence-based methods, systematic process, collaborative engagement, influential thought leadership, and speed. As a thought leader in the field, Peter was editor-in-chief from 2016 to 2018 of ISPI’s monthly journal, Performance Improvement, and is or has served as an adjunct professor at Indiana University, Boise State University, and University of Nevada, Reno, teaching graduate classes in instructional theory, instructional strategy, human performance technology, evaluation, marketing, and customer experience. He has published in both peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed journals, received AECT/ETR&D's Outstanding Research Reviewer Award in 2016, and was the author of the books Strategies for Effective Customer Education and Creating Do-It-Yourself Customers, both published by the American Marketing Association. Peter received his Ph.D. in instructional systems technology from Indiana University and currently resides in Reno, NV.
Jacquelyn Claire Johnson
Dr. Jacquelyn Johnson is a product development and user experience researcher. She graduated with degrees in Instructional Psychology and Technology from Brigham Young University. She has experience designing and evaluating products and programs, including apps, websites, curriculum, and museum exhibits. She is passionate about creativity and innovation. Her skills include needs analysis, idea generation, iterative prototyping, usability testing, implementation evaluation, design thinking, and experience design. She has used these abilities in her work as a researcher for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and as a museum exhibit designer.
Dr. Sacha Johnson is a Senior Instructional Technologist at Idaho State University working in the Instructional Technology Resource Center (ITRC). She enjoys helping faculty with the learning management system as well as supporting their design and development of multimedia materials and selection of instructional technology-oriented tools. She also helps facilitate faculty professional development designed to empower faculty to design and develop quality online courses at Idaho State University using the Quality Matters rubric. Her research and instructional interests include self-directed and scenario-based e-learning, learner motivation, adaptive instruction, and virtual laboratory simulations. Her work can be seen on Google Scholar.
Ben Kohntopp is an ID at CCCOnline and has 6 years of instructional design experience. He started his career at Colorado Christian University before moving to CCCOnline, where he has designed courses of multiple disciplines.
Dr. Florence Martin is a Professor in the Learning, Design and Technology program at University of North Carolina Charlotte. She received her Doctoral and Master's degrees in Educational Technology from Arizona State University. Prior to her current position, she was a tenured Associate Professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington. She has also worked on instructional design projects for Shooolini University, Viridis Learning, Maricopa Community College District, University of Phoenix, Intel, Cisco Learning Institute, and Arizona State University and taught online for North Carolina State University and Walden University. She teaches courses on Learning, Design and Technology 100% online. Dr. Martin engages in research focusing on the effective design of instruction and integration of digital technology to improve learning and performance. Dr. Martin served as the President of Multimedia Production Division in 2012-2013 and as the President of the Division of Distance Learning in 2017-2018 for Association for Educational Communications and Technology. She serves on the advisory council for North Carolina Virtual Public Schools and on the board for International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and instruction. For her detailed bio visit, https://www.florencemartin.net
Jason K. McDonald
Dr. Jason K. McDonald is an Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology & Technology at Brigham Young University and the program coordinator of the university’s Design Thinking minor. He brings twenty years of experience in industry and academia, with a career spanning a wide-variety of roles connected to instructional design: face-to-face training; faculty development; corporate eLearning; story development for instructional films; and museum/exhibit design. He gained this experience as a university instructional designer; an executive for a large, international non-profit; a digital product director for a publishing company; and as an independent consultant.
Dr. McDonald's research focuses around advancing design practice and design education. He studies design as an expression of certain types of relationships with others and with the world, how designers experience rich and authentic ways of being human, the contingent and changable nature of design, and design as a human accomplishment (meaning how design is not a natural process but is created by designers and so is open to continually being recreated by designers).
At BYU, Dr. McDonald has taught courses in instructional design, media and culture change, project management, learning psychology, and design theory. His work can be found at his website: http://jkmcdonald.com.
Currently a PhD student at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Esther is exploring issues of accessibility, empathy, Universal Design for Learning, and student interaction in the context of instructional design. A former special education teacher, she received a M.Ed in the Mind, Brain, and Education program from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an M.S in Instructional Psychology and Technology from Brigham Young University.
Beth Oyarzun is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She teaches fully online LDT technology courses and her research interests involve identifying effective instructional methods in the asynchronous online learning environments. Her Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology was awarded by Old Dominion University in 2016. Prior to working in higher education, Beth was an instructional designer for 11 years and Nationally Board Certified high school Mathematics teacher for nine years.
Rebeca Peacock is an Instructional Designer and Assistant Professor, Librarian at Boise State University. She has an MEd in Instructional Design and Technology from Wayne State University, an MSLIS from Syracuse University, and is currently working on her EdD in Ed. Leadership/Instructional Design & Technology at Idaho State University. She has been involved in instruction and instructional design, with a focus on online learning, for a decade. Her current research interests include microcredentials, motivational design, and teaching for transfer in higher education settings.
Charles M. Reigeluth
Charles M. Reigeluth is a distinguished educational researcher and consultant who focuses on paradigm change in education. He has a B.A. in economics from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in instructional psychology from Brigham Young University. He taught high-school science for three years, was a professor at Syracuse University for 10 years, was a professor at Indiana University for 25 years, and is currently a professor emeritus in the School of Education at Indiana University. While at Indiana University, he facilitated a paradigm change effort in a small school district in Indianapolis for 11 years. His latest books are Instructional-Design Theories and Models, Volume IV: The Learner-Centered Paradigm of Education (www.reigeluth.net/volume-iv), Vision and Action: Reinventing Schools through Personalized Competency-Based Education (www.reigeluth.net/vision-and-action), and Merging the Instructional Design Process with Learner-Centered Theory: The Holistic 4D Model (www.reigeluth.net/holistic-4d). They chronicle and offer guidance for a national transformation in K-12 education to the learner-centered, competency-based paradigm. He offers presentations and consulting on this topic..
Albert D. Ritzhaupt
Albert D. Ritzhaupt is Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at the University of Florida. His primary research areas focus on the development of technology-enhanced instruction and technology integration in education. His publications have appeared in multiple venues, including the Journal of Computing in Higher Education, Computers & Education, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, Behavior Research Methods, Journal of Educational Computing Research, and Computers in Human Behavior (e-mail: email@example.com).
Justin Sentz is the Deputy Chief Information Officer & Executive Director of Academic Technology and User Services at Shippensburg University. His research interests focus on the management of cognitive load by instructional design practitioners as they select and implement instructional strategies, message design, content sequencing, and modes of delivery in multiple domains for learners with varying levels of expertise. Justin is a member of AECT, ISPI, and QM IDA. He completed his doctorate in instructional design and technology at Old Dominion University.
Kathy Sindt is a Senior Instructional Designer at Colorado Community Colleges Online, where she designs online courses for the Colorado Community College System. She brings 30 years of experience to the job, with a career mostly focused in higher education. Her career spans several aspects of the field, including designing and teaching both face-to-face and online courses, working to improve the use of technology in the classroom by educators, and creating effective online courses. Kathy’s current interests focus on exploring ways to add more inclusive and engaging content into the online courses at CCCOnline.
Jill Stefaniak is an Assistant Professor in the Learning, Design, and Technology program in the Department of Career and Information Studies at the University of Georgia. Her research interests focus on the professional development of instructional designers and design conjecture, designer decision-making processes, and contextual factors influencing design in situated environments.
Dr. Vanessa Svihla is an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico with appointments in the learning sciences and engineering, and she directs the Interaction and Disciplinary Design in Educational Activity (IDDEA) Lab. Her research has been supported by the NSF and USDA, and she was selected as a 2014 National Academy of Education / Spencer Postdoctoral Scholar. Dr. Svihla received her MS (Geology) and PhD (Science Education) from The University of Texas at Austin. She served in the Peace Corps and was a post-doctoral scholar at UC Berkeley. She draws inspiration from her own practice in fashion design and instructional design, as her research focuses on how people learn when they design. She is particularly interested in how people find and frame problems, and how these activities relate to identity, agency and creativity.
Lee Tran is an e-Learning Technologist at Colorado Community Colleges online, where he designs online courses, creates digital assets, and provides support to the instructional design team for the Colorado Community College System. Lee has 5 years of instructional design, web design, and multimedia experience. His interests include gamification and how to utilize current trends to engage online learners.
Lydia Oluchi Ugwu
Lydia Oluchi Ugwu is a PhD student of curriculum and instruction at the University of Houston. Her doctoral research focuses on teaching strategies for diverse learners, teaching skills and competencies for online learning, and blended learning. She has a Masters in human resource education from Louisiana State University and a bachelors in culture, media and communication from the University of Surrey.
Richard E. West
Dr. Richard E. West is an associate professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University. He teaches courses in instructional design, academic writing, qualitative research methods, program/product evaluation, psychology, creativity and innovation, technology integration skills for preservice teachers, and the foundations of the field of learning and instructional design technology.
Dr. West’s research focuses on developing educational institutions that support 21st century learning. This includes teaching interdisciplinary and collaborative creativity and design thinking skills, personalizing learning through open badges, increasing access through open education, and developing social learning communities in online and blended environments. He has published over 90 articles, co-authoring with over 80 different graduate and undergraduate students, and received scholarship awards from the American Educational Research Association, Association for Educational Communications and Technology, and Brigham Young University.
Dr. David Wiley is the chief academic officer of Lumen Learning, an organization offering open educational resources designed to increase student access and success. Dr. Wiley has founded or co-founded numerous entities, including Lumen Learning, Mountain Heights Academy (an open high school), and Degreed. He was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, currently serves as Education Fellow at Creative Commons, and leads the Open Education Group in Brigham Young University’s instructional psychology and technology graduate program. He has been a Shuttleworth Fellow, served as a Fellow of Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and was a Fellow of Social Entrepreneurship at BYU’s Marriott School of Management.
Dr. Matthew L. Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology in the Department of Instructional Technology for the Bagwell College of Education at Kennesaw State University. He graduated of the University of Florida with a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction focusing on Educational Technology and a minor in Research and Evaluation Methodology (REM). His areas of interest include educational technologies, including courses of human computer interactions, media and design, and games & simulations for teaching and learning. He currently teaches teacher preparation courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels focusing on technology integration and research methodology. Prior to higher education, Dr. Wilson taught for over 11 years of internationally. Beyond teaching, his current research investigates the use of technology for teaching and learning, and he recently received a grant to explore the application of pedagogical avatars for writing instruction in upper elementary settings.