Research Database

Backward Design

  • Reynolds, H. L., & Kearns, K. D. (January 01, 2017). A planning tool for incorporating backward design, active learning, and authentic assessment in the college classroom. College Teaching, 65, 1, 17-27.
  • Richards, J. C. (April 01, 2013). Curriculum Approaches in Language Teaching: Forward, Central, and Backward Design. Relc Journal: a Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 44, 1, 5-33.

Blended Learning

  • Alammary, A., Sheard, J., & Carbone, A. (2014). Blended learning in higher education: Three different design approaches.Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 30(4).
  • Eagleton, S. (2017). Designing blended learning interventions for the 21st-century student. Advances in physiology education, 41(2), 203-211.
  • Huang R., Ma D., Zhang H. (2008) Towards a Design Theory of Blended Learning Curriculum. In: Fong J., Kwan R., Wang F.L. (eds) Hybrid Learning and Education. ICHL 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5169. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Course Community

  • Annand, D. (2011). Social presence within the community of inquiry framework. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 12(5), 40-56.
  • Akyol, Z., Garrison, D. R., & Ozden, M. Y. (December 23, 2009). Online and blended communities of inquiry: Exploring the developmental and perceptional differences. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 10, 6, 65.
  • Pearson. (2016). Teaching Presence. (White Paper). Pearson Higher Education Services.

Learner-Centered Instruction

  • An, Y. J., & Reigeluth, C. (2011). Creating technology-enhanced, learner-centered classrooms: K–12 teachers’ beliefs, perceptions, barriers, and support needs. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 28(2), 54-62.
  • McCombs, B. L., & Vakili, D. (2005). A learner-centered framework for e-learning. Teachers college record, 107(8), 1582-1600.
  • McCombs, B. (2015). Learner‐centered online instruction. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2015(144), 57-71.

Learner-Centered Syllabus

  • Johnson, C. (January 01, 2006). Best Practices in Syllabus Writing: Contents of a Learner-Centered Syllabus. Journal of Chiropractic Education, 20, 2, 139-144.
  • Slattery, J. M., & Carlson, J. F. (December 07, 2005). Preparing an Effective Syllabus: Current Best Practices. College Teaching, 53, 4, 159.

Learning Motivation

  • Cheng, Y.-C., & Yeh, H.-T. (July 01, 2009). From concepts of motivation to its application in instructional design: Reconsidering motivation from an instructional design perspective. British Journal of Educational Technology, 40, 4, 597-605.
  • Keller, J.M. (2010). Motivational Design for Learning and Performance: The ARCS Model Approach. New York: Springer.

Learning Theory & Instructional Design Theory

  • Dick, Walter, Lou Carey, and James O. Carey (2005) [1978]. The Systematic Design of Instruction (6th ed.). Allyn & Bacon. pp. 1–12. (Dick and Carey ISD Model) 
  • Keller, J. M. (1979). Motivation and instructional design: A theoretical perspective. Journal of Instructional Development, 2(4), 26 - 34. (ARCS Model - Learner Motivation)
  • Sweller, J. (April 01, 1988). Cognitive Load During Problem Solving: Effects on Learning. Cognitive Science, 12, 2, 257-285. (Cognitive Load Theory)

Lecture Capture, Screen-Capture, & Video Production

  • Andrei, E., & Buckley-Marudas, M. (2019). It Does Not Need to Be Perfect! Two Teacher Educators' Quest to Enhance Online Instruction with Videos. Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research, 21(2).
  • Fiorella, L., & Stull, A. (June 01, 2020). Five Ways to Increase the Effectiveness of Instructional Video. Educational Technology Research and Development, 68, 3, 837-852.
  • Dev, D.A., Blitch, K.A, Hatton-Bowers, H., Ramsay, S.A., & Garcia A.S. (2018). How to create videos for Extension education: An innovative five-step procedure. Journal of Extension. 56 (2). 
  • Ibrahim, M. (September 06, 2012). Implications of Designing Instructional Video Using Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning. Critical Questions in Education, 3, 2, 83-104.
  • Leggett, D. (n.d.). 10 Best Practices for Creating Quality Education Videos. 
  • Norman, M. K. (January 01, 2017). Twelve tips for reducing production time and increasing long-term usability of instructional video. Medical Teacher, 39, 8, 808-812.
  • Schroeder, N. L., & Traxler, A. L. (June 01, 2017). Humanizing Instructional Videos in Physics: When Less Is More. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 26, 3, 269-278.
  • Swarts, J. (August 01, 2012). New Modes of Help: Best Practices for Instructional Video. Technical Communication, 59, 3, 195-206.

  • Boettcher, J.V. & Conrad, R.M. (2019). The Online Teaching Survival Guide: Simple and Practical Pedagogical Tips, Second Edition.
  • Clark, R. C., & Mayer, R. E. (2016). E-learning and the science of instruction: Proven guidelines for consumers and designers of multimedia learning.
  • Darby, F., & Lang, J. M. (2019). Small teaching online: Applying learning science in online classes.
  • Dick, W., Carey, L., & Carey, J. O. (2022). The systematic design of instruction.
  • Dirksen, J. (2016). Design for how people learn.
  • Fink, L., & Safari, an O'Reilly Media Company. (2013). Creating Significant Learning Experiences, Revised and Updated.
  • Johnson, A. (2013). Excellent online teaching: Effective strategies for a successful semester online.
  • Keller, J.M. (1983). Motivational design of instruction. In C. M. Reigeluth (ed.) Instructional Theories and Models: An Overview of Their Current Status. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers, pp. 383 - 434.
  • Keller, J. M. (1999). Using the ARCS motivational process in computer-based instruction and distance education. In M. D. Svinicki (Series Ed.) & M. Theall (Volume Ed.), New Directions for Teaching and Learning: Motivation from Within: Approaches for Encouraging Faculty and Students to Excel (Number 78, pp. 39 – 47). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Keller, J. M., & Deiman, M.. (2012). Motivation, volition, and performance. In R. A. Reiser & J. V. Dempsey (Eds.). Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology, 3nd Edition. Boston, MA: Pearson Education
  • In Linder, K. E., In Hayes, C. M., & Thompson, K. (2018). High-impact practices in online education: Research and best practices.
  • Mayer, R. E. (2021). Multimedia learning.
  • Nilson, L. B., Goodson, L. A., & John Wiley & Sons. (2018). Online teaching at its best: Merging instructional design with teaching and learning research. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass A Wiley Imprint.
  • Wenger, E. (2018). Communities of practice: Learning, meaning, and identity.
  • Wenger, E., McDermott, R. A., & Snyder, W. (2010). Cultivating communities of practice: A guide to managing knowledge. Boston, Mass: Harvard Business School Press.
  • Wiggins, G. P., & McTighe, J. (2008). Understanding by design. Alexandria, Va: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.