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PhD student in Art Education

Descriptions taken from University of Missouri course catalog.


Spring 2011

LTC 8900: Doctoral Seminar in Art Education
Seminar in Learning Teaching and Curriculum

ESC PS 9620: Qualitative Methods in Educationa Research II
The focus of each section of this course would be in-depth study of a specific method (e.g., case study, ethnographic, grounded theory) and various approaches (e.g., critical theory, dialogical). Students will be expected to undertake a substantive pilot study and prepare a qualitative text.

LTC: 8750: Review of Research in Art Education
Studies appropriate research methodologies and reviews research and selected readings in art education.

JOURN 7510: Visual Communications
How to communicate through pictures. Topics: visual perception, vocabulary, the role of words, picture editing, design and layout, printers, taste and judgment, camera mechanics.

Photo Journal Web Site


Fall 2010

LTC 8900: Doctoral Seminar in Art Education
Seminar in Learning Teaching and Curriculum

ESC PS 8630: Qualitative Methods in Educational Research I
An introductory course intended to provide a broad understanding of the foundations, purposes, and principles of qualitative research in education, as well as an introduction to a variety of qualitative research designs, data collection methods, and analysis strategies.

IS LT 7364: Flash Authoring
Plan, develop, and evaluate a multimedia project using digital authoring software. Emphasizes scripting and user interface issues for web-based animations. Course is production-based.

Interactive Color Wheel

JOURN 7226: Strategic Design and Visuals I
Course gives students a foundation in visual communication in areas such as typography, balance, eye flow and layouts.


Summer 2010

LTC 8740: Curriculum in Art Education
Advanced study of art education curricula, with option for elementary or secondary emphasis. Study of exemplary art programs, standards of quality, curriculum models, curriculum design and construction, concomitant instructional methods and evaluation.

Design Intergration for the K-12 Classroom
Design as a Conceptual Tool


ESC PS 8020: Overview of Research Methods
Survey of research design and methods of data collection for masters, educational specialists, and doctoral students.

How Technology Affects Art Education


Spring 2010

ESC PS 7110: Introduction to Applied Statistics
Introduces statistical techniques including descriptive statistics, correlation, simple regression and hypothesis testing.

Critical Statistic Review 1 of Scholarly Article
Critical Statistic Review 2 of Scholarly Article


- Received Master of Education with emphasis in Educational Technology -
Cummulative Master's GPA 4.0


Summer 2002

Q366: Technology Leadership in the Schools - Grade Received A
Skills, knowledge, values to provide leadership. Characteristics of leaders focusing on staff development. Technology and school reform, technology integration, current issues.

Q410: Electronic Portfolio Development - Grade Received A
Enables candidates for certification to personal evidence of his/her learning experiences

Professional Portfolio


Winter 2002

Q410-22: Seminar: Learning with the Internet - Grade Received A
The Internet offers a distributed environment for communication and inquiry through collaborative activities, information seeking, research, authoring, and publishing. This course will explore the potential of the Internet to support learning for both students and teachers. Goals and strategies for learning with the Internet will be investigated. Learning theories and models of teaching/learning will be examined in relation to selected Internet activities for K-12 students.

This course provided numerous resources for technology integration into the classroom. It also explored strategies, researching and planning for student projects involving technology in great depth. In it I was able to produce a "Typography WebQuest" that my students found extremely beneficial. We were also introduced to "Zoomerang" and "Tapped In" , fantastic online resources for educators. The most fascinating thing about Tapped In is the synchronous capabilities and meeting rooms complete with slide shows. I believe Tapped In will take online education to new heights with these types of innovations.

Reflection Paper

Q450: Research in Information Science and Learning Technologies - Grade Received A
Research methodologies applicable to library and information phenomena and education technology, including defining of research problems and their contexts.

This course was a great introduction to the world of educational research. The many articles explored, as well as the projects completed were very eye opening and the reviews and results of them gave cause to reflect personally, critic analytically, think creatively and find personal relevance. The course also presented research strategies, various problems and implications of research projects and how to develop a plan of action. Even funding strategies for research projects was discussed. The topic I chose to follow throughout the course "Technology and the Creative Process" is still of great interest to me and there is a likelihood I will pursue it further.

Article Critique
Research Proposal

Q480: Internship - Grade Received A
Under supervision in advanced levels of practical experience in information science and learning technologies research and teaching.

Being able to work with the Technical Support Center at the Art Institute of Houston was a great experience. The knowledge I gained from this internship was immeasurable. I learned about the various equipment, printers, scanners, computers, servers, etc. Working at TSC was extremely beneficial to my students also. I was able to talk with my students in the computer labs about technical issues I would have had no knowledge of otherwise. While developing the TSC web site I became familiar with, among other things, resource allocation within the school, student use guides and most importantly the support crew. All of this knowledge I subsequently shared with my students and a more team-like environment now exists between the TSC crew and the students.

Internship Learning Plan


Fall 2001

Q370: Intermediate Web Development - Grade Received A
Development of design and web authoring skills. Interactivity through use of cgi scripts and java script. Design capabilities using Style Sheets. Gain expertise required for the production of HTML documents incorporating these advanced techniques.

Learning HTML was an exciting experience for me, so I was very glad to be able to take this course. In it we took HTML further and learned about style sheets, borders, frames and numerous other applications. We were also introduced to java script and it's many functions. This makes a world of difference in presentation and page setup for web pages. Now, whenever one of my students has a question about HTML or java script code, even if I can't answer the question, I know where to look and we can solve the problem together.

Reflection Paper

Q471: Instructional Systems Design - Grade Received A
Skills, knowledge of systemic instruction design. Content analysis, instructional strategies, formative evaluation.

This course was very beneficial in helping me to identify need in the classroom, formulate a comprehensive approach to filling the need and develop a plan of implementation. Moreover it provided insight on evaluating utilization and strategies for improvement. All these things have been extremely important for my development as a teacher. The structuring tools presented in this course are invaluable to my students. With the tools and methods presented in this course I am now able to provide coursework based on sound strategy and good design.

Needs Assessment
Design Document
Implementation Plan
Evaluation Report


Summer 2001

Q360: Introduction to Web Development - Grade Received A
Basic web design and HTML. File transfer and UNIX/LINUX server management. Web graphic formats. User interface, navigation, instructional design in building web sites.

Being a graphic designer and design instructor, learning HTML is essential. I had been putting it off for a long time before starting this program. I had learned some HTML through my previous courses, but this class opened up a whole new world for me. I now do not fear HTML and often engage my students in it's use and application for various design projects and portfolio development.

Reflection Paper


Fall 2000

Q377: Foundations of Educational Technology - Grade Received A
Theories, practices of educational technology. Analysis, design, evaluation, implementation, management of hardware and processes.

This course was a great introduction to the online program. It was very useful in demonstrating the structure of the online classroom and learning to work with others in an asynchronous environment. I was introduced to educational planning, designing and implementation of technology based instruction. I learned the basics of HTML, FTP as well as the Tiger server and the Blackboard platform. Because of these experiences my teaching has been enriched. One small example is that I have since incorporated Internet research assignments in most of the courses I teach.

Needs Assessment for Online History of Graphic Design Course
Final Reflective Paper

Q410: Using Technology to Enhance Learning - Grade Received A
Effects of Technology use on learning, performance. Leading research in educational technology. Instructional design models, their uses and methods of successfully integrating technology use.

This course was extremely helpful in demonstrating methods of planning for and structuring technology in the classroom. Although I had been using technology in many of my classes in the past this course showed me how to enhance these resources by researching, identifying and planning standards implementation. A couple of the things I feel my students have gained most from my taking this course is that now I am now more structured relative to presentation and classroom resource utilization and that I am aware of the need for effective communication strategies.

Technology Integration Plan
Integration Summary
Social Navigation Web Page

Q475: Diffusion of Educational Innovations - Grade Received A
In-depth analysis of innovation development, adoption processes in educational organizations: schools, universities, training centers.

"Change" was a big topic at our school when I was taking this course and because of it I was able to participate in numerous activities regarding change and new technology implementation. One of the big side benefits of this class was that I was able to meet many individuals at the school that I never would have worked with or talked to otherwise. Although my project of establishing faculty e-mail has reached critical mass, I found that I am less of a change agent and more of an opinion leader. The key for the diffusion in this case was by all means the authorities at the proprietary institution I taught at. An executive saw the relative advantage of the innovation, took it to corporate and it is now system wide. By next semester all students, faculty and staff will be receiving most school information via e-mail.

Levels of Use Interviews
Innovation Configuration Checklist


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