Fine Arts Applications: Integral Art forms and experiential learning in Virtual Reality

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Patricia Steele, EdD

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Patricia Steele

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7 years 9 months
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(678) 908-5777
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Scholarly interests include student retention and attrition at the University level, curriculum design and instruction to account for differing learning styles and intelligences (Gardner), enhancing learning through technology

Working with group to publish.  01/2017 Article on exploring pedagogical foundations of virtual reality and education passed IRB.

Publications: 
Exploring pedagogical foundations of existing virtual reality (VR) educational applications: A content analysis study
Arts-Based Instructional and Curricular Strategies for Working With Virtual Educational Applications
Virtual Reality Pedagogical Considerations in Learning Environments, Chapter 2
University of Phoenix Courses: 
DOC/722
DOC/733
DOC/734
Professional Bio: 
50+ years in education. Education includes a BM from UGA, MA and EdD from ORU. Since July 2009, I have served as a Dissertation Chair and Committee Member at UoPX. Involved with Research Hub (CEITR) since 2016. Currently serve as Associate faculty working with teams writing scholarly articles for publication. As co-author, publications include five articles featuring virtual reality (VR) and education (2017-2020)and one book chapter (2018). Currently, in light of COVID, two articles are being prepared regarding PD and higher learning. Published article in Phoenix Scholar. Presentations at educational conferences include AECT, TQR, and KWB. Previous educational experience includes: teacher, lower school principal, administrator, curriculum coordinator and writer, research analyst, educational consultant, and flute instructor. Research interests include: curriculum design and instruction, with emphasis on student-centered learning, particularly with emphasis on information technology (IT), VREs, curriculum design and instruction, academic readiness, whole person education, strategic planning, and VREs. In 2013, participated in a committee to consider the set-up and use of IRBnet in SAS. Preferred research methodology is qualitative, phenomenology, case study, directed content analysis, and qualitative narrative inquiry (thanks to Jim Lane). Technological skills include: database search, word processing, spreadsheet, PPT, online instruction and testing, communications, acquainted with Vision, Banner, Blackboard Ultra, NVivo, deDoose. Technological skills include: database search, word processing, spreadsheet, PPT, online instruction and testing, and communications. Personal note: I would have loved integrating virtual educational applications into curricula during my earlier educational teaching experiences.
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Doctoral Degree
Educational Leadership
Oral Roberts University
2009
Masters Degree
Christian School Administration
Oral Roberts University
1994
Bachelors Degree
Music Education
University of Georgia
1964
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Kappa Delta Pi
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Elizabeth Johnston, Ed.D.

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Elizabeth Johnston

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7 years 10 months
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(925) 988-0450
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I am interested in learning more about how the arts open learning potentials.

I am interested in developing better learning opportunities for students in online or CSCL environments.

I am interested in how visual, auditory, and kinesthetic materials might improve learning in general and particularly an online learning experience.

I am interested in learning more about qualitative research, particularly content analysis.

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The CEITR has accepted my research fellowship proposal for 2016-17.  The article was accepted for publication in August, 2017.  I am currently developing a special interest group: The Arts: Teaching and Learning.  A call for research participants will go out during September, 2017.  Several other research projects are nearing completion and will be submitted for publication.  I will present three papers at the AECT conference in Jacksonville, Florida in November, 2017.

Elizabeth Johnston, Ed.D.

 

 

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The power of images: Exploring the edges of an alternative paradigm
May the odds be ever with you
Symposium Introduction (to Design)
Appreciative surprise: A strategic approach to generating reflexive responses to meet the challenges of 21st-century corporate citizenship
Appreciative inquiry: Researching greatness
Emancipating Reflexive Voice in Developing Contemporary Graduate Identity: Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management
Making Sense of Differing Experiences of Identity in America
Still Alice
Exploring pedagogical foundations of existing virtual reality (VR) educational applications: A content analysis study
Witnesses to transformation: Family member experiences providing individualized music to their relatives with dementia
Virtual Reality Pedagogy Considerations in Learning Environments
University of Phoenix Courses: 
DOC/733
DOC/734
DOC/721R
DOC/722
DOC/721R
DOC/740R
DOC/736A
DOC/737
DOC/731R
DOC/732R
RES/711
RES/722A
EDD/731
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Elizabeth is the Associate Chair for the Center for Educational and Instructional Research (CEITR) and faculty member at the School for Advanced Studies (SAS) at University of Phoenix. Co-leader of Teaching and Learning with the Arts Research (TLAR) Special Interest Group (SIG) and the Diversity Research Labs (1 and 2). Qualitative researcher interested in online education, technology and the arts. Currently working on Arts based instructional and curricular strategies for working with virtual educational applications and the narratives of artists. The goal is to provide useful new knowledge for a wide audience of educators, policy makers, and researchers. Elizabeth has been teaching in Higher Education for 21 years and at University of Phoenix® for 14 years, including successfully chairing over 40 dissertations. Passionate about education, Elizabeth spent 25 years in K-12 education where she was a teacher, department chair, principal, and central office administrator. At the University of Phoenix, Elizabeth has worked as a member of the Global Council (serving the School of Advanced Studies (SAS) and the Academic Cabinet (serving the entire University). Elizabeth was an editor for the Media Symposium at the Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture for the years 2015-2016 and a peer reviewer for the Journal of Leadership Studies, Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture. Elizabeth earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Loyola, Chicago, and an MA and BA from Michigan State University in Fine Arts and Education. She earned a Type 75 certificate in Leadership (Superintendent's level) from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
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Doctoral Degree
Educational Leadership
Loyola of Chicago
1994
Masters Degree
Art Education and Special Education
Michigan State University
1982
Bachelors Degree
Double major in Fine Arts and Psychology
Michigan State University
1976
Leadership: Type 75 Leadership Certificate
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, IL
1986
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Senior Research Fellow
School of Advanced Studies: Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research (CEITR)
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Global Council, School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix
Subject Matter Expert for ACCESS (incoming doctoral learner course sequence) curriculum development
Academic Cabinet, School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix
Research Fellowship in Teaching & Learning, University of Phoenix
Top Ten Dissertation chairs
Research Faculty of the Year
Research Hub: KWB conference
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2018
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Andrew Lawlor, PhD

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Andrew Lawlor

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7 years 10 months
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(215) 666-1631
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I am currently participating in a research community through the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research on the arts. The working title is Fine Arts Applications: Integral Art forms and experiential learning in Virtual Reality.

The purpose of the proposed qualitative, directed content analysis was to provide educators and virtual reality educational application
designers with insights about how the student-centered virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) pedagogies incorporate various diverse strategies for thinking and learning and how educators could integrate various applications into existing curricula. The aim is to complete the research paper and submit it for publication.

 

Publications: 
Native American cultural identity exploration in their postsecondary education: A narrative inquiry
American Indian cultural identity exploration in their postsecondary education: A narrative inquiry
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LDR/711A
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EDD/714
EDT/731
DOC/722
DOC/733
DOC/734
EDT/722
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Dr. Lawlor's career has encompassed K-12 education, educational technology services, academic program management, institutional research support, and the role of Chief Information Officer. Currently, he is a consultant for CampusWorks, Inc., and most recently served as the Chief Information Officer at an eastern community college. Previously, he was the VP for Information Technology Services & CIO at Bucks County Community College, where he led a dynamic organization seeking to transform the lives of students, faculty, and staff through the strategic application of information technology. Prior to that, Dr. Lawlor served in several capacities at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, culminating as the Chief IT Officer. Since 2004, Dr. Lawlor has also been an adjunct online faculty member for the University of Phoenix's College of Doctoral Studies, teaching courses on leadership and educational technology, and directing doctoral dissertations. Dr. Lawlor has focused his scholarly activity on student and faculty use of technology, the use of technology for improving institutional processes, and leadership development.
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Educational Administration
Kent State University
1995
Masters Degree
Education
Gannon University
1985
Bachelors Degree
Education
University of Pittsburgh
1982
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Online Faculty
University of Phoenix
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Thursday, January 1, 2004
School Teacher
St. Joseph School, Erie, PA
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Wednesday, September 1, 1982 to Friday, March 1, 1985
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Dissertation Chair Training and Review
University of Phoenix
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2018
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Cassandra Smith, Ed.D

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Cassandra Smith

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6 years 3 months
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(267) 454-3366
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Associate research faculty with the University of Phoenix’s Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research (CEITR) and adult education practitioner desiring to transform theory into practical application through research for individual and organizational improvement. Experienced learning and development leader with the ability to deliver content that integrates business processes with skills and knowledge required for employees to optimize their performance and deliver organizational results.
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Doctoral Degree
Educational Leadership in Education Technology
University of Phoenix
2015
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Adult Education and Training
University of Phoenix
2010
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Adult Education in the Distance Learning Environment
University of Phoenix
2004
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Sonja Lamppa

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Sonja Lamppa

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Little is known about how the student centered VR and AR educational application pedagogies incorporate various strategies for diverse thinking skills.  Lacking a clear understanding of the pedagogies means that educators are missing an opportunity to access the full power of the new VR and AR applications for learning (Fowler, 2015) and missing the potential of an educational innovation (Hadjileontiadou, Dias, Diniz, & Hadjileontiadis, 2015).  The directed content analysis research will analyze a purposeful selection of virtual and augmented applications for incorporation of the skills taught in a visual arts curriculum as described by Winner and Hetland (2007). The purpose of the proposed qualitative, directed content analysis was to provide educators and VR educational application designers with insights about how the student centered VR and AR pedagogies incorporate various diverse strategies for thinking and learning and how various applications might be incorporated into existing curriculums.

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Project in Development
virtual reality
pedagogies
21st century teaching and learning