Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
I possess an Ed.D. degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and I've been involved in the field of instructional technology since 1992. I have been an instructional designer in industry and I've given presentations and papers at regional and national conferences. My research interests are in the areas of hypermedia and multimedia-based learning environments and how they can assist and enhance the acquisition of ill-structured, arcane subject matter. I am interested in not just the usage of such environments but also their design and implementation. My focus is on the cognitive aspects of learning environments such as dissonance, New Media-based pedagogy, learner-driven instruction, authoring languages, software supported scaffolding, constructivism and cognitive flexibility. I published a book in 2016 about developing reusable learning objects. In 2017, I published a book about visualization tools for learning environment development. I am currently writing a book about learning object interface development. I am a member of the editorial review boards of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education's Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, Journal of Educational Hypermedia and Multimedia and Journal of Interactive Learning Research.