Dr. Sadera earned his doctorate from Iowa State University in 2001 in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Instructional Technology. Dr. Sadera is the Director of the Instructional Technology Doctoral Program and has been teaching at Towson since 2000. Dr. Sadera regularly teaches ISTC 717 Distance Education in Theory and Practice, ISTC 718 Critical Perspectives of Technology in Education, ISTC 731 Theory and Practice for Integrating Digital Resources into Learning and Teaching, ISTC 741 Research Foundations of Instructional Technology, and ISTC 501 Integrating Instructional technology (M.A.T.). He has research interests in the areas of distance education and online learning, in-service and pre-service teacher technology preparation, and effective classroom technology integration. Dr. Sadera has presented at both local and national conferences and has authored several articles for journal publication. Some of Dr. Sadera’s most recent research publications include:
Sadera, W. & Robinson, D. (2010). Teaching across cultures: Factors for consideration in teaching students a world away. In Edmundson, A. (Ed.), Cases on globalized and culturally appropriate e-learning: Challenges and solutions.
Liu, L., Jones, P., & Sadera, W. (2010). An investigation of experienced teachers’ knowledge and perceptions of instructional theories and practices. Computers in the Schools, 27(1), 20-34.
Sadera, W., Robertson, J., Song, L. & Midon, N. (2009). The role of community in online learning success. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 5(2).