Dr. Ionas has more than 30 years of experience in teaching in education, business, and engineering as well as designing and developing web-based software solutions for education and industry in the United States and abroad. Among others, Dr. Ionas worked on projects for the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the University of Missouri. He has a Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Learning Technologies from the University of Missouri (US), a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Sibiu (Romania), a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri (US), and a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Cluj (Romania). He is passionate about exploring what happens when mind meets technology. His is currently interested in research design and qualitative research methods, causality and causal reasoning, the impact of technology use in educational practice, and instructional design for online education. Outside academia, Dr. Ionas works as a technology consultant for research teams to help develop workflows and web and mobile application resources for data collection, participant interaction, analysis, and reporting.
EDUC 8090 - Doctoral Study Intensive
EDUC 8081 - Completing the Prospectus
EDDD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus
PhD, University of Missouri - Columbia
PhD, University of Sibiu
MBA, University of Missouri - Columbia
BS, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
Awards / Honors
ECT Foundation 2009 Dean and Sybil McClusky Research Award, AECT, 2009
Ionas, I. G. (2019). Quantitative Research by Example.
Ionas, I. G., Easter, M., Miller, W. H., Neumeyer, G. M. (2012). Using Open-Source Tools to Design and Develop the Online Component of a Blended-Learning, Instructor-Led Course. International Journal of Designs for Learning
Easter, M. A., Ionas, I. G. (2016). The design and development of an online tool to strategically support knowledge acquisition for improved educator practice. International Journal of Innovation in Education
Cernusca, D., Ionas, I. G., C., E. L., J., W. W. (2014). Design-Based Research as Form of Action Research.
Jonassen, D. H., Ionas, I. G. (2008). Designing effective supports for causal reasoning. Educational Technologies Research and Development
Ionas, I. G., Mathew, E. A., B, N. (2015). ElevatEd: An Innovative Web-Based Solution for Strategic Planning and Continuous Improvement in Schools.