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Faculty Announcements and Recent Research
Developing Online Courses in Nursing Education Textbook
A collaborative effort from the Department of Learning Technologies, Design & School Library Media at Towson University and The University of Maryland School of Nursing resulted in the publication of Developing Online Courses in Nursing Education. Doctoral student, Matt Rietschel, and doctoral alumna, Professor Cheryl Fisher worked
hard as editors for the fourth edition of the textbook. Doctoral program director, Professor Bill
Sadera, doctoral alumna, Professor Kathy Gould, and current doctoral student, Shannon
Tucker, also contributed to chapters.
Published Chapters from TU Faculty
O’Niel, C., Fisher [SB1], C. & Rietschel, M. (2019). Developing Online Learning Environments in Nursing Education (4th ed.). New York, NY: Springer. doi:10.1891/9780826140579
Rietschel, M. J. (2019). Technical Considerations to Support Learning Environments. In C. A. O’Niel, C. A. Fisher & M. Rietschel (Eds.), Developing online learning environments in nursing education (4th ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
Rietschel, M. J. (2019.). Technology and Online Learning. Developing Online Learning Environments in Nursing Education. In C. A. O’Niel, C. A. Fisher & M. Rietschel (Eds.), Developing online learning environments in nursing education (4th ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
Sadera, W. & Gould, K. (2019). Theoretical applications in continuing education. In C. A. O’Niel, C. A. Fisher & M. Rietschel (Eds.), Developing online learning environments in nursing education (4th ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
Sadera, W. & Gould, K. (2019). Reflections on pedagogy in online learning. In C. A. O’Niel, C. A. Fisher & M. Rietschel (Eds.), Developing online learning environments in nursing education (4th ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
Tucker, S., & Rietschel, M. J. (2019). Flexible Learning Environments. Developing Online Courses in Nursing Education. In C. A. O’Niel, C. A. Fisher & M. Rietschel (Eds.), Developing online learning environments in nursing education (4th ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
The Handbook of Problem Based-Learning
Department chair, Professor Mahnaz Moallem collaborated with faculty from the University
of North Dakota and George Mason University to publish the first Handbook of Problem-Based Learning. The first book of its kind to present a collection of original essays that integrate
the research and practice of problem-based learning in one comprehensive volume. With
contributions from an international panel of leading scholars, researchers, practitioners
and educational and training communities, the handbook is an authoritative, definitive,
and contemporary volume that clearly demonstrates the impact and scope of research-based
practice in problem-based learning (PBL).
Recent Publications and Presentations
Cai, Q. (2019). Designing learning journals to enhance online discussion among in-service teachers in a graduate course. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference (pp. 1137-1142). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.
Robinson, D. (2019). A school library diversity model and assessment guide: Universal Design, best teaching practices and cultural competencies. Knowledge Quest: A Journal of the American Association of School Librarians, 48(2), E1-E5.
Robinson, D. & McFadden, C. (2018). Sexuality in a diverse society: Perspectives on the Quality Matters/Gold Review Process for online course transition. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 14(2), 65-80.
Robinson, D. and McFadden, C. (2019). Designer and peer reviewer perspective on Quality Matters (QM) and a Gold Reviewer. Session presented at The Lilly Conference, Bethesda, Maryland.
Robinson, D. and McFadden, C. (2019). Online course redesign: Impact of Gold Review and Quality Matters (QM). Session presented at The Maryland Distance Leaning Association Conference, Linthicum, Maryland.
Parrish, A. & Sadera, W. (2019) Application of the 1:1 Learning Environment Competencies for Teachers. Paper presented at ISTE 2019 Conference. Philadelphia, PA
Parrish, A. & Sadera, W. (2019) Application of the One-to-One Learning Environment Competencies to Support Teacher Readiness and Technology Integration. Paper presented at the annual international conference for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Las Vegas, NV
Parrish, A., Sadera, W. & McNary, S. (2019) Validation of Teaching Competencies Needed to Facilitate Instruction in Student-Centered, One-to-One Learning Environments. Paper presented at the annual international conference for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Las Vegas, NV
Parrish A. & Sadera, W. (in press). A review of faculty development models that build teacher educators’ technology competencies. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education
Shargel, R. & Twiss, L. (2019). Evidenced-based thinking for scientific thinking. Development of Scientific Thinking in Higher Education. London: Palgrave Macmillan Press. Eds. K. Balloo & M. Murtonin.
Student and Alumni Announcements
- Instructional Technology Master’s alumna, Cynthia Ford accepted a new position as the Instructional Designer/Training Facilitator at Kelly And Associates Insurance Group.
- Current doctoral student Alexis Guethler started a new position as the Curriculum Specialist for Continuing Education and Workforce Development programs at Anne Arundel Community College.
- Doctoral Alumna LaTonya Dyer started a new position as Executive Director of the Instructional Resource Center for Advanced Academic Programs, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.
- Doctoral Alumna, Andrea Parrish started a new position as Director of Development and Learning Systems, at IDEALS Institute, Johns Hopkins University.
- School Library Media Alumna met up in September to attend the School Library Journal Summit for ongoing professional development. Alumna, Ali Schlipp was a featured speaker and led a discussion on equity in the school library setting.
- Doctoral student Heather Swinder accepted a new position as assistant principal at Dundalk Elementary School.
- Doctoral alumna Lisa Twiss started a new position as the Director of Curriculum Design and Development in the Open Studies program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
- Educational Technology Masters Alumna and doctoral student Lauren Zizwarek, started a new position as Spanish teacher at Ridgley Middle School.
Student Scholarships and Awards
- Doctoral student Lisa Carey was the recipient of the Towson University Graduate Studies Terminal Degree Fellowship 19-20.
- Master’s student, Olivia Collison received the College of Education General Scholarship and the Tilly and Sol Strauss Scholarship Endowment.
- Doctoral student, Shannon Tucker received the Burton, Dietz, Jones, Rosecrans Graduate Fellowship in Instructional Technology.