Dr. Kritskaya received her doctorate in 2003 from Michigan State University in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education. She has been teaching at Towson since 2004. Dr. Kritskaya regularly teaches ISTC 677 Cognition, Hypermedia, & Learning, ISTC731 Integrating Digital Resources into Teaching & Learning, and EDUC 765/770 Qualitative Research Methods. Dr. Kritskaya’s research interests include: the design of the activity-based, multi-media learning environments; the contribution of multi-media and hypertext to cognition and learning; video inquiry in learning and professional development; visual communication and information exchange; and cultural influences on learning and cognition. Dr. Kritskaya has made several presentations at the local and national levels and has authored many articles for publication, of which the most recent include:
Kritskaya O. (2010, April). A multimedia instructional system for teacher inquiry. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
Song, L., Lohnes Watulak, S., Kritskaya, O., and Elmendorf, D. (2010, March). Understanding undergraduate students’ use of and beliefs about technology. Poster presented at the International Conference of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE), San Diego, CA.
Laster, B., Blummer, B., & Kritskaya, O. (2009, September). Psychosemiotics and libraries: Identifying signways in library informational guides, games, and tutorials. Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA.