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Richard E. Ferdig, Ph.D.

Summit Professor of Learning Technologies &
Professor, Instructional Technology
Research Center for Educational Technology
School of Lifespan Development & Educational Sciences
Kent State University
321 Moulton Hall
800 Hilltop Drive
Kent, OH 44242-0001
rferdig ( at ) gmail . com


Education

  • Ph.D.: Educational Psychology (2000); Michigan State University
  • Master of Arts: Educational Psychology (1996); Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Arts: Psychology (1994); Calvin College

Honors and Awards

  • 2017     President’s Faculty Excellence Award; Kent State University
  • 2017     College of Public Health Dean’s Fellowship; Kent State University
  • 2016     Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award; Kent State University
  • 2015     ELTon Award Finalist; Cambridge English, British Council
  • 2014     Honorable Mention (Best Paper); 2014 IEEE Virtual Reality Conference; Minnesota, MN
  • 2014     Learning to Lead Mentor; Kent State University
  • 2013     Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute Fellow; Michigan Virtual University
  • 2012     Summit Professorship in Learning Technologies; Kent State University
  • 2012     Visiting Professorship; Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Italy)
  • 2009     RCET Research Professorship; Kent State University
  • 2008     UFRF Research Professorship; University of Florida
  • 2007     University Scholars Program Mentor; University of Florida
  • 2005     University of Florida Distinguished International Educator
  • 2004     University of Florida International Educator of the Year Nominee
  • 2002     ORAU Ralph E. Powe Award Nominee; University of Florida
  • 2002     University Scholars Program Mentor; University of Florida
  • 2000     Governor’s Technology Showcase, 2nd Place, State of Michigan
  • 1999     Spencer Foundation Fellowship (Research Training Grant); Michigan State University
  • 1999     Best Research Paper, Society For Information Technology & Teacher Education Conference (SITE99)
  • 1998     Multimedia Training Award, Brandon Hall & Associates
  • 1998     Spencer Fellowship (Research Training Grant), the Spencer Foundation & Michigan State University
  • 1996     Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Michigan State University
  • 1996     Recruiting Fellowship, Michigan State University
  • 1994     State of Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Calvin College
  • 1994     Alumni Volunteer Scholarship, Calvin College

Publications & Presentations

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Ferdig, R.E., Pytash, K.E., Kosko, K.W., Memis, R., Ryan, K. & Dunlosky, J. (2017). The impact of eWriters on literacy motivation, self-efficacy, and the real-virtual-relationships between parents and teachers. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 28(4), 341-357.
  • Fernandez, H., Ferdig, R. E., Thompson, L. A., Schottke, K., & Black, E. W. (2016). Students with special health care needs in K-12 virtual schools. Educational Technology & Society, 19(1), 67–75.
  • Kosko, K.W. & Ferdig, R.E. (2016).  Effects of a tablet-based mathematics application for pre-school children.  Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 35(1), 59-77.
  • Pytash, K.E., Annetta, L., & Ferdig, R.E. (2016). The use of apps to integrate writing into science education. Science Scope, 39(8), 21-26.
  • Pytash, K.E. & Ferdig, R.E. (2016). Understanding technology-based young adult literature. The ALAN Review, 43(3), 49-60.
  • Pytash, K.E., Hicks, T., & Ferdig, R.E. (2016). Connecting and collaborating within and beyond a Massive Open Online Course. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 60(2), 195–205.
  • Ferdig, R.E., Blank, J., Kratcoski, A., and Clements, R. (2015).  Using stereoscopy to teach complex biological concepts.  Advances in Physiology Education, 39(3), 205-208.
  • Nigh, J., Pytash, K.E., Ferdig, R.E., Merchant, W. (2015).  Investigating the potential of MOOCs in K-12 teaching and learning environments.  Journal of Online Learning Research, 1(1), 85-106.
  • Sadler, T. D., Romine, W. L., Menon, D., Ferdig, R. E., & Annetta, L. (2015). Learning biology through innovative curricula: A comparison of game‐and nongame‐based approaches. Science Education, 99(4), 696-720.
  • Fang, Z., Ferdig, R.E., Wang, Z., & Trutschel, B. (2014). Middle school students’ reading responses: A linguistic perspective. Writing & Pedagogy, 6(3), 531-553.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2014).  Developing a framework for understanding the relationship between religion and videogames.  Online – Heidelberg Journal of Religions on the Internet, 5 (2014), 68-85.
  • Pytash, K.E. & Ferdig, R.E. (2014). Using The ALAN Review to explore YA literature. The ALAN Review, 41(3), 6-18.
  • Rivera-Gutierrez, D., Ferdig, R.E., Li, J., Lok, B. (2014).  Getting the point across: Exploring the effects of dynamic virtual humans in an interactive museum exhibit on user perceptions.  IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 20(4), 636-643.
  • Pytash, K.E., Ferdig, R.E., Kist, W., & Kratcoski, A. (2013).  21st century literacies: Stories from visionary classrooms.  OJELA, 53(1), 8-15.
  • Ferdig, R.E., Schottke, K., Rivera-Gutierrez, D., & Lok, B. (2012). Assessing past, present, and future interactions with virtual patients.  International Journal of Games and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 4(3), 20-37.
  • Ferdig, R.E. & Pytash, K.E. (2012).  Technology and emotion:  Playing for the love of the game.  Well Played, 1(4), 1-22.
  • Thompson, L.A., Ferdig, R.E., Black, E. (2012).  Online schools and children with special health and educational needs: Comparison with performance in traditional schools.  Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(3), e62.
  • Bendixen, R., Elder, J., Donaldson, S., Kairalla, J., Valcante, G., & Ferdig, R.E. (2011).  Effects of a father-based in-home intervention on perceived stress and family dynamics in parents of children with autism. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 65 (6), 679-687.
  • Elder, J., Donaldson, S., Kairalla, J., Valcante, G., Bendixen, R., Ferdig, R.E., Self, E., Walker, J., Palau, C., & Serrano, M. (2011). In-home training for fathers of children with autism: A follow up study and evaluation of four individual training components. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 20 (3), 263-271.
  • Black, E.W., DiPietro, M., Ferdig, R.E. & Poling, N. (2009). Developing a survey to measure best practices of K-12 online instructors. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration [Online Serial], 12(1), 26 manuscript pages. Available: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/spring121/black121.html
  • Black, E.W., Ferdig, R.E., DiPietro, J.C., Liu, F. & Whalen, B. (2009). Visual analyses of the creation of avatars. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 1(1), 90-107.
  • Ferdig, R.E., Amberg, H.G., Elder, J.H., Donaldson, S.A., Valcante, G., Bendixen, R. (2009). Autism and family interventions: The use of the Internet to train fathers of autistic children. International Journal of Web-based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 4(3), 55-69.
  • Ferdig, R.E., Cavanaugh, C., DiPietro, M., Black, E.W, & Dawson, K. (2009). Virtual schooling standards and best practices for teacher education. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 17(4), 479-503.
  • Beck, D. & Ferdig, R.E. (2008). Evolving roles of online and face-to-face instructors in a lecture/lab hybrid course. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 7(1), 5-17.
  • Black, E.W., Ferdig, R.E., DiPietro, M. (2008). An overview of evaluative instrumentation for virtual high schools. American Journal of Distance Education, 22, 24-45.
  • DiPietro, M., Ferdig, R. E., Black, E.W. & Preston, M. (2008). Best practices in teaching K-12 online: Lessons learned from Michigan Virtual School teachers. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 7(1), 10-35.
  • Ferdig, R.E., Dawson, K., Black, E.W., Paradise-Black, N.M., Thompson, L.A. (2008). Medical students’ and residents’ use of online social networking tools: Implications for teaching professionalism in medical education. First Monday [Online serial], 13(9). Available from http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/viewArticle/2161/2026
  • Moran, J., Ferdig, R.E., Pearson, P.D., Wardrop, J., Blomeyer, R. L. Jr. (2008). Technology and reading performance in the middle-school grades: A meta-analysis with recommendations for policy and practice. Journal of Literacy Research, 40(1), 6-58.
  • Thompson, L.A., Dawson, K., Ferdig, R.E., Black, E.W., Boyer, J., Coutts, J.B. & Black, N.P. (2008). The intersection of online social networking with medical professionalism. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 23(7), 954-957.
  • Davis, N.E., Roblyer, M.D., Charania, A., Ferdig, R.E., Harms, C., Compton, L., & Cho, M. (2007). Illustrating the “virtual” in Virtual Schooling: Challenges and strategies for creating real tools to prepare virtual teachers. The Internet and Higher Education, 10(1), 27-39.
  • DiPietro, M., Ferdig, R.E., Boyer, J., Black, E.W. (2007). Towards a framework for understanding electronic educational gaming. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 16(3), 225-248.
  • Drexler, W., Dawson, K., & Ferdig, R.E. (2007). Collaborative blogging as a means to develop elementary expository writing skills. Electronic Journal for the Integration of Technology in Education, 16, 140-160.
  • Ferdig, R.E., Coutts, J., DiPietro, J., Lok, B., & Davis, N.E. (2007). Innovative technologies for multicultural education needs. Multicultural Education and Technology Journal, 1(1), 47-63.
  • Black, E.W., Dawson, K. & Ferdig, R.E. (2006). Forgotten alumni: Online learners as donors. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 10(1), 43-47.
  • Dawson, K. & Ferdig, R.E. (2006). Commentary: Expanding notions of acceptable research evidence in educational technology: A Response to Schrum et al. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 6(1), 133-142. Available: http://www.citejournal.org/vol6/iss1/general/article2.cfm
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2006). Assessing technologies for teaching and learning: Understanding the importance of technological-pedagogical content knowledge. British Journal of Educational Technology, 37(5), 749-760.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2006). Technology, narrative, and teacher education: Helping teachers learn technology through story. Florida Journal of Teacher Education, IX, 61-70.
  • Ferdig, R.E. & Dawson, K. (2006). Faculty navigating institutional waters: Suggestions for bottom-up design of online programs. TechTrends, 50(4), 28-34.
  • Hartshorne, R. & Ferdig, R.E. (2006). Hypermedia applications in web-based teaching and learning environments: The role of databases as intermediaries. Electronic Journal for the Integration of Technology in Education, 5, 63-76.
  • Lok, B., Ferdig. R.E, Raij, A., Johnsen, K., Dickerson, R., Coutts, J., Stevens, A, Lind, D.S. (2006). Applying virtual reality in medical communication education: Current findings and potential teaching and learning benefits of immersive virtual patients. Virtual Reality, 10(3), 185-195.
  • Papanastasiou, E. C. & Ferdig, R. E. (2006). Computer use and mathematical literacy: An analysis of existing and potential relationships. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 25(4), 361-371.
  • Stevens, A., Hernandez, J., Johnsen, K., Dickerson, R., Raij, A., Harrison, C., DiPietro, M., Allen, B., Ferdig, R.E., Foti, S., Jackson, J., Shin, M., Cendan, J., Watson, R., Duerson, M., Lok, B., Cohen, M., Wagner, P., Lind, D.S. (2006). The use of virtual patients to teach medical students history taking and communication skills. The American Journal of Surgery, 191, 806-811.
  • Dawson, K. & Ferdig, R.E. (2005). Experiences in promoting an intercultural perspective in an educational technology program. Interactive Educational Multimedia (IEM), 10, 23-37.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2005). Towards implementing technologies in education: Exploring the pedagogy and people of good innovations. Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology, 4(2), [Online Serial]; 17 manuscript pages.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2005). Using multimedia and hypermedia to promote intercultural education and an appreciation for pedagogical and student diversity. Interactive Educational Multimedia (IEM), 10, 38-49.
  • Ferdig, R. E., & Dawson, K. (2005). Technology and the deep play of intercultural teacher education: A reflection on two seminal writings of Clifford Geertz. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 4(4), 489-503. Available: http://www.citejournal.org/vol4/iss4/seminal/article1.cfm
  • Hartshorne, C.R., Ferdig, R.E., & Dawson, K. (2005). Preparing current and future teachers to teach with technology: An examination of school-university collaborations. Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 21(3), 109-117.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2004). Teaching technology through story: Learning to make sense of the story developer. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 12(4), 475-490.
  • Ferdig, R.E. & Mishra, P. (2004). Emotional responses to computers: Experiences in unfairness, anger, and spite. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 13(2), 143-161.
  • Ferdig, R.E., Mishra, P., & Zhao, Y. (2004). Component architectures and web based learning environments. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 15(1), 75-90.
  • Trammell, K.D. & Ferdig, R.E. (2004). Pedagogical implications of classroom blogging. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 8(4), 60-64.
  • Chen, M., Ferdig, R.E., & Wood, A. (2003). Understanding technology-enhanced storybooks and their roles in teaching and learning: An investigation of electronic storybooks in education. Journal of Literacy and Technology [Online serial], 3(1), available online: http://www.literacyandtechnology.org/v3n1/chenferdigwood.htm
  • Cilesiz, S. & Ferdig, R.E. (2003). Expressiveness and conformity in Internet-based polls. First Monday [Online serial], 8(7). Available from: http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue8_7/cilesiz/index.html
  • Ferdig, R.E., Fields, C., Lee, Y., & Hartshorne, C.R. (2003). Thoughtful creation of online course content: Implications of SCORM for educators. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 7(1), 158-162.
  • Ferdig, R.E. & Roehler, L.R. (2003). Student engagement in electronic discussions: Examining online discourse in literacy pre-service classrooms. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 36(2), 119-136.
  • Ferdig, R.E. & Weiland, S. (2002). A deeper psychology of technology: A case study of a girl and her eMate. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 10(3), 423-430.
  • Ferdig, R.E. & Hartshorne, C.R. (2002). Web and database network environments for educational supply and demand. Campus Wide Information Systems, 19(3), 92-98.
  • Ferdig, R.E., Roehler, L., Pearson, P.D. (2002). Scaffolding preservice teacher learning through web-based discussion forums: An examination of online conversations in the Reading Classroom Explorer. Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 18(3), 87-94. (PDF)
  • Zhao, Y., Byers, J., Mishra, P., Topper, A., Chen, H., Enfield, M., Ferdig, R.E., Frank, K., Pugh, K., Tan, S.H. (2001). What do they know? A comprehensive portrait of exemplary technology-using teachers. Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 17(2), 25-37. (PDF)
  • Zhao, Y., Englert, C.S., Jones, C.S., Chen, J., & Ferdig, R.E. (2000). The development of a web-based learning environment: A Dialogue between innovation and established practices. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 32(4), 435-454.
  • Zhao, Y., Worthington, V. L., & Ferdig, R. E. (2000) Understanding the dialogue between technological innovations and established practices: A two-year study of the development and implementation of an electronic proposal processing system. International Journal of Educational Telecommunications, 6(2), 159-178.
  • Zhao, Y., Mishra, P., Worthingon, V.L., & Ferdig, R.E. (1999). A socio-technical perspective on web-based manuscript management and publishing: A two-year case study. Vine: Journal of the Library Information Technology Center, Special issue on Electronic Journals and their management, 111, 23-30.
  • Ferdig, R. E., Hughes, J. H., Packard, B. W., Pearson, P. D. (1998). Expanding resources in teacher education: The reading classroom explorer. Journal of Reading Education, 23 (4), 30-31.

Publications of Editorials in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Chenowith, N.H. & Ferdig, R.E. (2017). Editorial: What we learned about technology and teacher education in 2017. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 25(4), 365-375.
  • Ferdig, R.E. & Chenowith, N.H. (2017). Editorial: Submissions and publication data from the 2016 volume of the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.  Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 25(2), 125-129.
  • Ferdig, R.E, Pytash, K.E., & Muschert, G.W. (2017).  Editorial: The recursive relationship between virtual and real in relationshipsJournal of Virtual Worlds Research, 10(2), 1-4.
  • Pytash, K.E. & Ferdig, R.E. (2017). Editorial: How real-virtual-relationships impact learning. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 28(4), 309-313.
  • Bull, G., Thompson, A.D., Schmidt-Crawford, D., Garofalo, J., Hodges, C.B., Spector, J.M., Ferdig, R.E., Edyburn, D. & Kinshuk (2016). Evaluating the impact of educational technology. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 32(4), 117-118
  • Chenowith, N.H. & Ferdig, R.E. (2016). Editorial: What we learned about Technology and Teacher Education in 2016.  Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 24(4), 373-382
  • Ferdig, R.E. & Chenowith, N.H. (2016). Editorial:  Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education: Recommendation and strategies based upon 2015 submission data.  Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 24(2), 117-126.
  • Gandolfi, E., Ferdig, R.E., Bedesem, P., & Lu, C.C. (2016).  A call for a deeper understanding of the relationship between mobile learning and special education.  Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal – IxD&A, 28, 3-7.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2013).  Leading and leaving with the right questions about the impact of games and simulations. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 5(4), iv-vi.
  • Coppock, P. & Ferdig, R.E. (2013).  Special issue on ludic simulations: Part II.  International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 5(2), iv-viii.
  • Coppock, P. & Ferdig, R.E. (2013).  Special issue on ludic simulations: Part I.  International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 5(1), iv-vii.
  • Weber, R. & Ferdig, R.E. (2012).  The use of HFACS in game and simulation development, implementation, and assessment.  International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 4(1), i-iv.
  • Davis, N. & Ferdig, R.E. (2010). What is special about teacher education for virtual schooling? Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 17(4), 425-435.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2010). Mentoring gaming and simulation graduate students for life outside academia (Part II). International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 2(2), i-vii.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2009). Mentoring gaming and simulation graduate students for life outside academia. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 1(4), i-vi.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2009). International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Games and Virtual Worlds. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 1(2), i-ii.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2009). Developing a strong research foundation in gaming and computer-mediated simulations. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 1(1), i-ii.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2007). Examining social software in teacher education. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 15(1), 5-10.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2007). Learning and teaching with electronic games. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 16(3), 217-223.
  • Ferdig, R.E., Sprague, D., Maddux, C., & Albion, P. (2007). Publishing data evidence to support educational technology claims. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 15(4), 429-437.
  • Sprague, D., Maddux, C., Ferdig, R.E., & Albion, P. (2007). Online Education: Issues and Research Questions. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 15(2), 157-166.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Monographs & Reports

Publications in Books, Books Chapters, & Book Reviews

  • Book Chapters
    • Davis N.E., & Ferdig R.E. (2018) Virtual schools: A global perspective. In: Voogt J., Knezek G., Christensen R., Lai KW. (eds) Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education (pp. 701-718). Springer International Handbooks of Education. Springer, Cham
    • Ferdig R.E., Gandolfi E., & Immel Z. (2018) Educational opportunities for immersive virtual reality. In: Voogt J., Knezek G., Christensen R., Lai KW. (eds) Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education (pp. 955-966). Springer International Handbooks of Education. Springer, Cham.
    • Gandolfi E., Ferdig R.E., & Immel Z. (2018) Educational opportunities for augmented reality. In: Voogt J., Knezek G., Christensen R., & Lai, KW. (eds.) Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education (pp. 967-979). Springer International Handbooks of Education. Springer, Cham.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2016). Helping parents understand the positives and negatives of video game use. In K. Schrier (Ed.), Learning, education and games. Volume two: Bringing games into educational contexts (pp. 55-72). Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2015).  Social media and networking.  In J. Michael Spector (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of educational technology (pp. 657-659). Sage Press.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2015).  Social media in higher education.  In J. Michael Spector (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of educational technology (pp. 661-663). Sage Press.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Cavanaugh, C., & Freidhoff, J. (2015).  Research into K-12 online & blended learning.  In T. Clark and M. Barbour (Eds.), Online, blended and distance education in schools: Perspectives on policy and practice (pp. 52-58).  Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2014).  Education.  In B. Perron & M. Wolf (Eds.), The Routledge companion to video games studies  (pp. 317-323).  New York: Routledge.
    • Ferdig, R.E., & Pytash, K.E. (2014). The use of video games for literacy acquisition and studying literate practices.  In K. Schrier (Ed.), Learning, education and games. Volume one: Curricular and design considerations (pp. 55-72). Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press.
    • DiPietro, J., & Ferdig, R.E. (2012). Web-based games. In M. Wolf (Ed.), Encyclopedia of video games [2 volumes]: The culture, technology, and art of gaming  (pp. 689-691). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2012). Addiction. In M. Wolf (Ed.), Encyclopedia of video games [2 volumes]: The culture, technology, and art of gaming  (pp. 9-11). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2012). Education (general). In M. Wolf (Ed.), Encyclopedia of video games [2 volumes]: The culture, technology, and art of gaming (pp. 178-180). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2012). Serious games. In M. Wolf (Ed.), EEncyclopedia of video games [2 volumes]: The culture, technology, and art of gaming (pp. 564-566). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
    • Ferdig, R.E., & DiPietro, J. (2012). Will Wright. In M. Wolf (Ed.), Encyclopedia of video games [2 volumes]: The culture, technology, and art of gaming (pp. 699-700). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
    • Ferdig, R.E., & Wolf, M.  (2012). Virtual reality. In M. Wolf (Ed.), Encyclopedia of video games [2 volumes]: The culture, technology, and art of gaming (pp. 679-681). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
    • Wolf, M., & Ferdig, R.E. (2012). Education (job-training). In M. Wolf (Ed.), Encyclopedia of video games [2 volumes]: The culture, technology, and art of gaming (pp. 180-181). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
    • Barbour, M. K., & Ferdig, R. (2011). Online learning (virtual schools). In S. McLeod & C. Lehmann (Eds.), What school leaders need to know about digital technologies and social media (pp. 53-66). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
    • Black, E. W., Ferdig, R. E., DiPietro, J. C., Liu, F., & Whalen, B. (2011). Visual analyses of the creation of avatars. In R. Ferdig (Ed.), Discoveries in gaming and computer-mediated simulations: New interdisciplinary applications (pp. 284-300). Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Amberg, H.G., Elder, J.H., Donaldson, S.A., Valcante, G., Bendixen, R. (2011). Autism and family interventions through technology: A description of a web-based tool to educate fathers of children with autism.  In Ng, E.M.W, Karacapilidis, N., & Raisinghani, M. (Eds.), Dynamic advancements in teaching and learning based technologies: New concepts (pp. 232-246). Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing.
    • Hartshorne, R., Ajjan, H., & Ferdig, R. E. (2010). Faculty use and perceptions of Web 2.0 in higher education. In H. Yang, & S. Yuen (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in E-Learning: Issues and Trends (pp. 241-259). Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing.
    • Ajjan, H., Hartshorne, R., & Ferdig, R. E. (2010). Student and faculty use and perceptions of Web 2.0 technologies in higher education. In S. Murugesan (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Web 2.0, 3.0, and X.0: Technologies, Business, and Social Applications  (pp. 593-612).  Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing.
    • Black, E.W., Dawson, K. & Ferdig, R.E. (2009). Forgotten alumni: Online learners as donors. In Pierson, M.R., Stang, K.K. & Varner, B.(Eds.), Sound Instruction – Ready to use classroom practice volume II (171-175). Academic Exchange Quarterly, Stuyvesant Falls, NY.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2009). Education. In B. Perron and M. J. P. Wolf (Eds.), The video game theory reader 2 (pp. 346-348). London and New York: Routledge.
    • Hartshorne, R., Ajjan, H., & Ferdig, R. (2009). Faculty use and perceptions of Web 2.0 in higher education. In Yang, H. H., & Yuen, S. C. (Eds.), Handbook of research on practices and outcomes in e-learning: Issues and trends (pp. 241-259). Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing.
    • Dana, T. & Ferdig, R.E. (2008). The virtual science classroom. In R. Bell, J. Gess-Newsome, & J. Luft (Eds.), Technology in the secondary science classroom (pp. 83-90). Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association Press.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2007). Teaching and learning literacy and language arts online. In C. Cavanaugh & B. Blomeyer (Eds.), What works in K-12 online learning (pp. 49-66). Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Roehler, L.R., & Pearson, P.D. (2006). Video and database-driven web environments for pre-service literacy teaching and learning. In M.C. McKenna, L.D. Labbo, R.D. Kieffer, & D. Reinking (Eds.), International handbook of literacy and technology (vol. 2, pp. 235-256). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
    • Davis, N.E., Brown, A., & Ferdig, R.E. (2005). Developing international leadership in educational technology: Strategies to promote intercultural competence. In P. Nicholson, J.B. Thompson, M. Ruohonen, & J. Multisilta, (Eds.), E-Training practices for professional organizations (pp. 247-254). Boston: Kluwer Publications.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2004). Cognitive Psychology. In A. Kovalchick and K. Dawson (Eds.), Educational Technology, An Encyclopedia (pp. 118-120). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2004). Hypertext. In A. Kovalchick and K. Dawson (Eds.), Educational Technology, An Encyclopedia (pp. 313-317). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Roehler, L.R., Boling, E.C., Knezek, S., Pearson, P.D., & Yadav, A. (2004). Teaching with video cases on the web: Lessons learned from the Reading Classroom Explorer. In A. Brown & N. Davis (Eds.), Digital technology, communities and education: World Yearbook in Education 2004 (pp. 164-175). London: Routledge.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Pearson, P.D. (2001). Negotiating a syllabus for a doctoral course in the psychology and pedagogy of literacy. In Joyce E. Many (Ed.), Handbook of instructional practices for literacy teacher-educators (pp. 339-349). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. (Accompanying Website)
  • Book Reviews
    • Ferdig, R.E. & Boyer, J. (2007). Review of the book Ubiquitous Computing. Journal of Technology & Teacher Education, 15(4), 555-561.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2005). Review of the book Humanizing information technology. British Journal of Educational Technology, 36(30), 580-581.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2004). Review of the book Learning through storytelling in higher education: Using reflection and experience to improve learning. British Journal of Educational Technology, 35(1), 123-124.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2004). Review of the book Philosophy of technology: The technological condition. British Journal of Educational Technology, 35(3), 387-388.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2003). Review of the book Breaking down the digital walls: Learning to teach in a post-modem world. Journal of Interactive Online Learning [Online serial], 2(1). Available from: http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/archives/2003/summer/5/index.asp. (PDF) (5 manuscript pages)

Other Publications

Publications in Annuals & Proceedings

  • Albion, P., Ferdig, R.E., Johnson-Leslie, N., Kayler, M. & Willis, J. (2014). Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (pp. 1376-1377). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Ferdig, R.E. & Pytash, K. (2014). Massive Open Online Courses in Teacher Education and Professional Development. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (pp. 2494-2495). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Pytash, K. & Ferdig, R.E. (2014). Implementing Digital Badges in a Teacher Education Program. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (pp. 1779-1780). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Pytash, K. & Ferdig, R. (2014). Preservice teachers’ perceptions of technology during a Massive Open Online Course. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (pp. 2006-2007). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Albion, P., Ferdig, R.E., Maddux, C., Johnson-Leslie, N., Kayler, M. & Willis, J. (2013). Transitions to Academia: Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (p. 1219). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Sprague, D.R., Albion, P., Ferdig, R.E., Maddux, C. & Katradis, M. (2012). Transitions to Academia: Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (p. 1259). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Sprague, D., Albion, P., Ferdig, R.E., Maddux, C. & Leins, J. (2011). Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 1680-1684). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Elder, J.H., Donaldson, S., Kairalla, J., Valcante, G., & Ferdig, R.E. (2010).  Training fathers of children with autism.  Nursing Outlook, 58(2), e10.
  • Sprague, D., Albion, P., Ferdig, R.E., Maddux, C. & Bohnstedt, K. (2010). Transitions to Academia: Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (p. 1014). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Cavanaugh, C., Dawson, K. & Ferdig, R. (2009). Design and Implementation of an Online Ed.D. Program in Educational Technology. In I. Gibson et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (pp. 278-284). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
  • Ferdig, R.E., Dawson, K., Black, E.W., Thompson, L.A. & Paradise Black, N.M. (2008). The intersection of online social networking with medical professionalism. PAS Abstracts2View™: 5130.8. 2008 Pediatric Academic Societies & Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting. Honolulu, HI.
  • Ferdig, R.E., Dawson, K., Black, E.W, Boyer, J., Coutts, J., Paradise Black, N.M. & Thompson, L. (2008). Use of online social networking tools in medical education: Implications for teaching professionalism. Proceedings of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2008 Annual Meeting. New York, NY.
  • Black, E.W., Paradise Black, N.M., Ferdig, R.E., Novak, M.A. (2007). Alternatives to assessing the ACGME core competencies: Incorporating technology to build unique alternatives to standardized assessment procedures. PAS Abstracts2View™: 61116.Toronto, Canada: 2007 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting.
  • Coutts, J., Dawson, K., Boyer, J., & Ferdig, R.E. (2007). Will you be my friend? Prospective teachers’ use of Facebook and implications for teacher education. In Crawford, C., Carlsen, R., McFerring, K., Price, J., Weber, R. & Willis, D.A. (Eds.) Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Annual, 1937-1941. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Davis, N., Roblyer, M.D., Ferdig, R.E., Schoeny, Z., Ellis, R., Demirasian, Y., & Compton, L. (2007). Creating real tools & curriculum to prepare virtual teachers. In Crawford, C., Carlsen, R., McFerring, K., Price, J., Weber, R. & Willis, D.A. (Eds.) Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Annual, 281-285. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Black, E., Dawson, K., Ferdig, R.E. (2006) Technology outcomes in post-secondary online education classrooms. In Crawford, C., Carlsen, R., McFerring, K., Price, J., Weber, R. & Willis, D.A. (Eds.) Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Annual, 253-256. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Black, E., Dawson, K., Ferdig, R.E. (2006) Predicting the success and failure of online education students. In Crawford, C., Carlsen, R., McFerring, K., Price, J., Weber, R. & Willis, D.A. (Eds.) Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Annual, 248-252. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Ferdig, R.E., Dawson, K. (2006). A meta-analysis of JTATE publications (2000-2005): Where have we been and where are we going? In Crawford, C., Carlsen, R., McFerring, K., Price, J., Weber, R. & Willis, D.A. (Eds.) Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Annual, 889-890. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Sprague, D., Albion, P., Ferdig, R.E., & Maddux, C. (2006). Transitions to academia: Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). In Crawford, C., Carlsen, R., McFerring, K., Price, J., Weber, R. & Willis, D.A. (Eds.) Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Annual, 1060. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Ferdig, R.E. & Topper, A. (2004). The role of interaction and discourse in distance education: the STTAR model of teaching and learning online. In Ferdig, R.E., Crawford, C., Carlsen, R., Davis, N., Price, J., Weber, R. & Willis, D.A. (Eds.) Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Annual, 2865-2871. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Hartshorne, R. & Ferdig, R.E. (2004). Hypermedia Applications in Teaching and Learning Environments: Exploring the Role of Databases as Intermediaries. In Ferdig, R.E., Crawford, C., Carlsen, R., Davis, N., Price, J., Weber, R. & Willis, D.A. (Eds.) Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Annual, 1729-1734. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2003). Technology and teacher education through narrative: Storytelling and the importance of teleographies. In Crawford, C., Davis, N.E., Price, J., Weber, R. & Willis, D.A. (Eds.), Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Annual, 1775-1778. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Haltiwanger, G. & Ferdig, R.E. (2003). Cohorts, e-learning, and technology integration: Technology diffusion in three pre-service literacy classrooms. In Crawford, C., Davis, N.E., Price, J., Weber, R. & Willis, D.A. (Eds.), Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Annual, 953-956. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Papanastasiou, E. C. & Ferdig, R. E. (2003). Computer use and mathematical literacy. An analysis of existing and potential relationships. Proceedings: Third Mediterranean conference on mathematical education, 335-342.
  • Ali, N. & Ferdig, R.E. (2002). Why not Virtual Reality?: The Barriers of Using Virtual Reality in Education. In Willis, D.A., Price, J., & Davis, N.E. (Eds.) 2002 Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual: Proceedings of SITE2002, 1119-1120. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Ali, N., Ferdig, R.E., & Ring, G. (2002). Virtual reality in education: Exploring QTVR as a tool for teaching and learning. In Willis, D.A., Price, J., & Davis, N.E. (Eds.) 2002 Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual: Proceedings of SITE2002, 1116-1118. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Brown A., Davis N.E., Bull G., Shoeny Z., Dawson K., Ferdig, R.E., Sorensen E., Rodriguez, J.L., Gros, B., & Preston, C. (2002). International Leadership for Educational Technology: A Transatlantic Bridge for Doctoral Studies. In Willis, D.A., Price, J., & Davis, N.E. (Eds.) 2002 Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual: Proceedings of SITE2002, 1022-1023. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Chen, M. & Ferdig, R.E. (2002). Understanding technological narratives and their roles in teaching and learning: An investigation of electronic narrative tools in education. In Willis, D.A., Price, J., & Davis, N.E. (Eds.) 2002 Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual: Proceedings of SITE2002, 1885-1886. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Cilesiz, S. & Ferdig, R.E. (2002). The design of electronic learning environments in teacher education. In Willis, D.A., Price, J., & Davis, N.E. (Eds.) 2002 Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual: Proceedings of SITE2002, 2485-2486. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Davis, H., Ring, G., & Ferdig, R.E. (2002). Integrating Technology into the Study of Teaching and Learning. In Willis, D.A., Price, J., & Davis, N.E. (Eds.) 2002 Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual: Proceedings of SITE2002, 1306-1307. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Ferdig, R.E. & Davis, H. (2002). How and when do students become ‘invested’ in online collaboration? In Willis, D.A., Price, J., & Davis, N.E. (Eds.) 2002 Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual: Proceedings of SITE2002, 1319. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Ferdig, R.E., Oliver, S., Yadav, A., Roehler, L.R., Pearson, P.D. (2002). Video, database, and web-based learning environments as tools for preservice education: The case of the Reading Classroom Explorer. In Willis, D.A., Price, J., & Davis, N.E. (Eds.) 2002 Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual: Proceedings of SITE2002, 1320-1321. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Farmer, S., Ferdig, R.E., Chaplow, M., Banghart, R., Zhao, Y. (1999). Technology adoption at the college level: Multiple representations of technology integration. In Price, J.D., Willis, J., Willis, D.A., Jost, M, & Boger-Mehall, S. (Eds.) 1999 Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual: Proceedings of SITE99, 1631-1633. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Ferdig, R.E., Weiland, S. (1999). A deeper psychology of technology: A case study of a girl and her eMate. In Price, J.D., Willis, J., Willis, D.A., Jost, M, & Boger-Mehall, S. (Eds.) 1999 Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual: Proceedings of SITE99, 1334-1337. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Ferdig, R.E., Zhao, Y., Englert, C.S. (1999). Constructivist teacher education practices: Teaching teachers through TELE-Web. In Price, J.D., Willis, J., Willis, D.A., Jost, M, & Boger-Mehall, S. (Eds.) 1999 Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual: Proceedings of SITE99, 645-646. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Mishra, P., Farmer, S., Zhao, Y., Ferdig, R., Alvarez-Torres, M., Lindsey, T. & the Evolution, Technology and Cognition Group. (1999). Old Brain and New Media: Extending the Media Equation through Theory and Research. Proceedings of the Cognitive Technologies ’99 Conference. San Francisco / Silicon Valley. Online version available at http://www.added.com.au/cogtech/CT99/mishra.htm
  • Byers, J. L., Topper, A., Pugh, K., Ferdig, R.E., & Zhao, Y. (1999). Technology and innovation in Michigan K-12 schools: Findings from the NextDay teacher innovation research project.” In Price, J.D., Willis, J., Willis, D.A., Jost, M, & Boger-Mehall, S. (Eds.) 1999 Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual: Proceedings of SITE99, 1699-1700. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Ferdig, R. E. (1998) Teaching a teacher about technology: A narrative approach. In McNeil, S., Price, J.D., Boger-Mehall, S., Robin, B., & Willis, J. (Eds.) 1998 Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual: Proceedings of SITE98, 738-740. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Ferdig, R.E., Hughes, J. H., Pearson, P. D. (1998). Reading Classroom Explorer: Video streaming models of excellence. In Maurer, H. & Olson, R.G. (Eds.) Proceedings of WebNet 98: World Conference of the WWW, Internet & Intranet [CD-ROM]. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Ferdig, R.E., Worthington, V.L., Zhao, Y. (1998). TIGER: The web as a site to examine decision-making processes. In Maurer, H. & Olson, R.G. (Eds.) Proceedings of WebNet 98: World Conference of the WWW, Internet & Intranet [CD-ROM]. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  • Zhao, Y., Worthington, V. L. & Ferdig, R.E. (1997) TIGER: Educational research in the age of the Internet. In Lobodzinski, S. & Tomek, I. (Eds.) Proceedings of WebNet 97: World Conference of the WWW, Internet & Intranet [CD-ROM]. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Presentations

  • 2018
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2018, September).  NTLS editors panel- Conceptual drift.  Invited panelist at the National Technology Leadership Summit.  NTLS:  Washington, D.C.
  •  2017
    • Ferdig, R.E. & Kratcoski, A. (2017, October). Technology and the classroom.  Invited discussants at the Annual Educator Conference.  GAR Foundation:  Akron, OH.
    • Pytash, K.E. & Ferdig, R.E. (2017, October). Creating Connections: Digital Tools, Writing, and Relationships.  Invited presentation at the 2017 4T Virtual Conference on Digital Writing. http://www.4tdwvirtualcon.com
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2017, September).  NTLS editors panel.  Invited panelist at the National Technology Leadership Summit.  NTLS:  Washington, D.C.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Lorch, P.D., Pytash, K.P, Mulvey, B., Kosko, K., Lu, C.C. (2017, May).  The use of mobile applications for informal science learning in parks.  Video presentation for the 2017 NSF Stem For All Video Showcase; available online at: http://stemforall2017.videohall.com/presentations/964
    • Geschke, J.M., Lorch, P.D., Pytash, K.E., & Ferdig, R.E. (2017, May).  NE Ohio ParkApps: Development of a mobile app as a method of encouraging informal science learning.  Paper presentation at the Citizen Science Association Conference; Twin Cities, MN.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (March, 2017).  Recommendations and Support for Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE).  Panel presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference; Austin, TX.
    • Kennedy, K., Archambault, L., Ferdig, R.E…(March, 2017).  SITE Joint SIG Symposia: A Collaboration Between the K-12 Online Learning SIG and Distance Learning SIG: How Higher Education and K-12 Online Learning Research Can Impact Each Other.  Facilitator for symposium presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference; Austin, TX.
    • Willis, D., Albion, P., Bell, L., Bull, G., Crawford, D.A., Ferdig, R.E., Liu, L., Thompson, A., Kennedy, K., & Archambault, L. (March, 2017). Meet the editors: Journal editors in our field. Invited panel presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference; Austin, TX.
  •  2016
    • Ferdig, R.E. (April, 2016).  Explorations within Cognition, Technology, & Learning.  Keynote presentation at the 2016 EHHS Gallery of Research (Kent State University), Kent, OH.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (March, 2016).  Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE): A 2015 Review with Recommendations for Researchers and Authors, Savannah, GA.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (March, 2016). The Use of Mobile Applications for Informal Science Learning in Parks.  NSF AISL PI Meeting 2016, Washington, D.C.
  •  2015
    • Pytash, K.E., Ferdig, R.E., and Rasinski, T. (October, 2015).  Digital Tools for Writing Instruction.  Webcast for Student Success Week 2015 | Exploring the Intersection of Writing with Technology (online).
    • Ferdig, R.E., Albion P., Johnson-Leslie, N., Kayler, M. & Willis, J. (March, 2015). Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). Panel presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
    • Ferdig, R.E. & Kennedy, K. (March, 2015). Explorations and evolution within the Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning. Panel presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
    • Willis, D., Albion, P., Bell, L., Bull, G., Crawford, D.A., Ferdig, R.E., Liu, L., Thompson, A., Kennedy, K., & Archambault, L. (March, 2015). Meet the editors: Journal editors in our field.  Invited panel presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
  •  2014
    • Albion, P., Ferdig, R.E., Johnson-Leslie, N., Kayler, M. & Willis, J. (March, 2014). Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE).  Invited panel at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
    • Ferdig, R.E. & Pytash, K. (March, 2014). Massive Open Online Courses in Teacher Education and Professional Development. Roundtable presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
    • Pytash, K. & Ferdig, R.E. (March, 2014). Implementing Digital Badges in a Teacher Education Program. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
    • Pytash, K. & Ferdig, R. (March, 2014). Preservice teachers’ perceptions of technology during a Massive Open Online Course. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
  • 2013
    • Ferdig, R.E. (October, 2013).  Understanding MOOCs and their Potential in K-12 Online and Blended Instruction.  Invited webinar.  iNACOL SouthEastern Committee.
    • Devane, B.M., Johnson, M.C., Buhler, A., Leonard, M., & Ferdig, R.E. (June, 2013). Frames at play: Situated engagement with research ethics games. Paper presented at the Games, Learning & Society 9.0.   Madison, WI.
    • Devane, B.M., Johnson, M.C., Leonard, M., & Ferdig, R.E. (April, 2013). Frames at play: Situated engagement with research ethics games. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2013 Conference.  San Francisco, CA.
    • Albion, P., Ferdig, R., Maddux, C., Johnson-Leslie, N., Kayler, M. & Willis, J. (March, 2013). Transitions to Academia: Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). Invited panel at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, Austin, TX.
  • 2012
    • DeVane, B. M., Johnson, M., Leonard, M. F., & A.Buhler (June 2012). Designed Controversies: Creating teachable moments about research ethics through games. Paper presented at Games+Learning+Society 8.0, Madison, WI.
    • Fang, Z., Ferdig, R.E., Trutschel, B. (March, 2012).  Evaluating middle school students’ reading responses from a functional linguistics perspective.  Paper presentation at the 2012 American Association for Applied Linguistics annual conference.  Boston, MA.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (March, 2012).  Educators as the critical link in K-12 online and blended instruction.  Invited presentation at the WVIZ/PBS Ideastream Advisory Council Meeting.  Cleveland, OH.
    • Sprague, D., Albion, P., Ferdig, R., Maddux, C. & Katradis, M. (March, 2012). Transitions to Academia: Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). Invited panel at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, Austin, TX.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (February, 2012).  Understanding research on K-12 online and blended learning.  Invited Presentation at the Ideastream SMART Consortium.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Cavanaugh, C., & Freidhoff, J. (January, 2012).  K-12 online and blended learning: Stories of exemplary practice.  Paper presentation at the 2012 Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC). Orlando, FL.
  • 2011
    • Ferdig, R.E. (December, 2011).  Asking the right questions about the past, present, and future of K-12 online and blended learning. Invited presentation to the Ohio Digital Learning Task Force.  Cleveland, OH.
    • Ropp, M.M, Ferdig, R.E., Mellott, J., & Schottke, K. (November, 2011).  Mission possible:  Exploring the impact of Regional Data Initiatives (RDI) implementation in Michigan.  Report presented at the MDE and MAISA Regional Data Initiatives Research Symposium.  Lansing, MI.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (April, 2011).  Exploring the role of K-12 online learning to support student retention and dropout recovery.  Invited paper presentation at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2011 Conference. New Orleans, LA.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (April, 2011).  K-12 online learning.  Discussant for the SIG-Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning invited  session at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2011 Conference. New Orleans, LA.
    • Sprague, D., Albion, P., Ferdig, R., Maddux, C. & Leins, J. (March, 2011). Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). Invited panel at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • 2010
    • Ferdig, R.E. (October, 2010). Building a Successful District E-Learning Programs.  Invited Panelist at the Education Week Leadership Forum:  Boston, MA.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (August, 2010).  Continuous quality improvement through professional development for online K-12 instructors.  Keynote presentation at Michigan Virtual University’s fifth annual “Collaboration of the Minds conference.  East Lansing, MI.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Srinivasan, V., & Guynup, S. (June, 2010).  Meet the IJGCMS editors: Academic publishing on games.  Fireside chat presented at Games, Learning & Society 6.0.  Madison, WI.
    • DiPietro, J.C., Ferdig, R.E., Cao, L., Blackwelder, E., Halan, S., Lok, B. (May, 2010). Mixed-reality simulations for education: Teaching and learning through virtual character interactions. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2010 Conference. Denver, CO.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (May, 2010). IJGCMS Meet the Editor. Roundtable presented at ARVEL Workshop at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2010 Conference. Denver, CO.
    • Sprague, D., Albion, P., Ferdig, R.E., Maddux, C. & Bohnstedt, K. (March, 2010). Transitions to academia: Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). Invited panel at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • 2009
    • Hopper, J.E., Lapish, D., DeGrow, D., & Ferdig, R.E. (December, 2009).  Attacking the dropout challenge:  An innovative online approach in St. Clair County.  Session presentation at Connecting With Youth in a Media-Rich World: 6th annual MVU Online Learning Symposium, East Lansing, MI.
    • Elder, J.H., Donaldson, S.,  Kairalla, J., Valcante, G., & Ferdig, R.E. (November, 2009).  Training fathers of children with autism.  Poster presented at the American Academy of Nursing 36th Annual Meeting and Conference, Atlanta, GA.
    • Donaldson, S., Elder, J.H, Kairalla, J., Bendixen, R., Valcante, G., Ferdig, R.E., Self, E.H., Mutch, P.J., Murphy, T.K., Walker, J., Palau, C., Serrano, M., Galante, T. (May, 2009). Differences in Perceptions of Mothers and Fathers of Children with Autism in Regards to Stress, Family Cohesion and Adaptibility. Poster presented at the 8th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research, Chicago, Il.
    • Elder, J.H, Donaldson, S., Kairalla, J., Bendixen, R., Valcante, G., Ferdig, R.E., Self, E.H., Mutch, P.J., Murphy, T.K., Walker, J., Palau, C., Serrano, M., Galante, T. (May, 2009). A Comparison of Mother-Child and Father-Child Interactions during in-Home Play Sessions for Children with Autism. Poster presented at the 8th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research, Chicago, Il.
    • Cavanaugh, C., Dawson, K., & Ferdig, R. (March, 2009). Design and implementation of an online Ed.D. program in educational technology. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2009, Charleston, South Carolina.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (March, 2009). Chair of the Virtual School Retention Seminar national conference, Orlando, FL.
    • Sprague, D., Albion, P., Ferdig, R.E., Maddux, C. & Johnson, C. (March, 2009). Transitions to academia: Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). Invited panel at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, Charleston, South Carolina.
  • 2008
    • Ferdig, R.E. (December, 2008). Challenges, implications, and next steps. Panel presented at the Michigan Virtual School Symposium, East Lansing, Michigan.
    • Ferdig, R.E. & Black, E.W. (December, 2008). Surprises in online learning: What the data show. Paper presented at the Michigan Virtual School Symposium, East Lansing, Michigan.
    • Dawson, K., Cavanaugh, C. & Ferdig, R.E. (2008, November). Design of an online education doctoral program in educational technology. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Orlando, FL.
    • Cavanaugh, C. & Ferdig, R.E. (Chairs). (2008, October). Lessons from state virtual school leaders. Panel presented at the Virtual School Symposium, Glendale, AZ.
    • Mulkey, K., Polling, N., Ferdig, R.E., & Black, E.W. (October, 2008). Improving virtual schools: A collaborative research partnership. Symposium presented at the 2008 Virtual School Symposium. Phoenix, AZ.
    • Black, E.W., Thompson, L.A., Dawson, K., Ferdig, R.E., & Paradise Black, N.M. (May, 2008). The intersection of online social networking with medical professionalism. Paper presented at the 2008 Pediatric Academic Societies & Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting. Honolulu, HI.
    • Elder, J.H, Donaldson, S., Valcante, G., Bendixen, R., Ferdig, R.E. (May, 2008). In Home Training for Fathers of Children with Autism: A Summary of Year 3 Findings. Poster presented at the 7th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research, London, England.
    • Black, E.W., Paradise Black, N.M., Thompson, L., Ferdig, R.E., Dawson, K., Boyer, J. & Coutts, J. (April, 2008). Use of online social networking tools in medical education: Implications for teaching professionalism. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2008 Conference. New York, NY.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (March, 2008). Presenter in N.Davis (Chair), Virtual schooling and K-12 online learning goes into preservice teacher education, part 1. Symposium presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (March, 2008). Presenter in N.Davis (Chair), Virtual schooling and K-12 online learning goes into preservice teacher education, part 2. Symposium presented at Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
    • Sprague, D., Albion, P., Ferdig, R.E., Maddux, C. (March, 2008). Transitions to academia: Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). Invited panel at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (February, 2008). Exploring the role of electronic gaming in education. Paper presented at the Michigan Virtual School Symposium, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
    • Boyer, J., Ferdig, R.E., & DiPietro, M. (January, 2008). Why game development matters. Paper presented at the 2008 Florida Educational Technology Conference, Orlando, FL.
    • DiPietro, M., Ferdig, R.E., & Boyer, J. (January, 2008). Using educational games to develop student content knowledge. Paper presented at the 2008 Florida Educational Technology Conference, Orlando, FL.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Boyer, J., & DiPietro, M. (January, 2008). Videogame play and videogame making for teaching & learning. Workshop presented at the 2008 Florida Educational Technology Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • 2007
    • Black, E., DiPietro, M. & Ferdig, R.E. (November, 2007). Paper presented in S. Lowe (Chair), Recent research on online teaching and learning: Implications for Practice. Symposium presented at the 2007 Virtual School Symposium, Louisville, KY.
    • DiPietro, M. & Ferdig, R.E. (November, 2007). Paper presented in C. Cavanaugh and R. Blomeyer (Chairs), Works works in K-12 online content area teaching. Symposium presented at the 2007 Virtual School Symposium, Louisville, KY.
    • Ferdig, R.E., DiPietro, M., Black, E. & Boyer, J. (November, 2007). Instructional perspectives of best practices: Successful strategies in virtual school courses. Paper presented at the 2007 Virtual School Symposium, Louisville, KY.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Mulkey, K., DiPietro, M., Black, E. & Boyer, J. (November, 2007). Improving virtual schools: A collaborative research partnership. Paper presented at the 2007 Virtual School Symposium, Louisville, KY.
    • Elder, J.H, Donaldson, S., Valcante, G., Seung, HK, Ferdig, R.E., Mutch, P.J., Murphy, T., Bullard, M., Hilliard, E., & Walker, J. (May, 2007). Novel approaches and technology in training for fathers of children with autism. Poster presented at the 6th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research, Seattle, Washington.
    • Ferdig, R.E. & DiPietro, M. (April, 2007). Research on education in collaborative virtual schools. Paper presented in T.A. Clark (Chair), Online teaching and learning: Findings from applied educational research. Symposium presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
    • Elder, J.H, Donaldson, S., Seung, HK, Valcante, G., Mutch, P.J., Ferdig, R.E. (March/April, 2007). In-home training for fathers of children with autism: A 4-year continuation. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Annual Conference, Boston, MA.
    • Coutts, J., Dawson, K., Boyer, J., & Ferdig, R.E. (March, 2007). Will you be my friend? Prospective teachers’ use of Facebook and implications for teacher education. Brief paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, San Antonio, TX.
    • Davis, N., Roblyer, M.D., Ferdig, R.E., Schoeny, Z., Ellis, R., Demirasian, Y., & Compton, L. (March, 2007). Creating real tools & curriculum to prepare virtual teachers. Panel presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, San Antonio, TX.
    • Sprague, D., Albion, P, Ferdig, R.E., Maddux, C., Pixley, C. (March, 2007). Participant in Transitions to academia: Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). Invited panel presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • 2006
    • Ferdig, R.E. (November, 2006). Facilitator in R. Blomeyer & M.D. Roblyer (Chair), Research on virtual schools: What we know now and what we need to know going forward. Symposium presented at the 2006 Virtual School Symposium, Plano, TX.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Beck, D., & Coutts, J. (November, 2006). Challenges and benefits of moving large-scale classes online. Paper presentation at the 2006 Faculty Technology Showcase, Gainesville, FL.
    • Ferdig, R.E., DiPietro, M., Black, E. & Mulkey, K. (November, 2006). A Collaborative partnership aimed at improving virtual schooling. Symposium presented at the 2006 Virtual School Symposium, Plano, TX.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (November, 2006). Paper presented in C. Cavanaugh and R. Blomeyer (Chairs), Works works in K-12 Online Learning. Symposium presented at the 2006 Virtual School Symposium, Plano, TX.
    • Elder, J.H, Valcante, G., Seung, HK, Ferdig, R.E., Donaldson, S., Bullard, M., Mutch, P.J., Murphy, T. (June, 2006). In-home training for fathers of children with autism: A 4-year continuation. Poster presented at the 5h Annual International Meeting for Autism Research, Montreal, Canada.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (April, 2006). Teacher Education Goes Into Virtual Schooling: The University of Florida Collaboration. Panelist in A. Thompson & D. Niederhauser (Chair), Preparing Teachers for the Distance Learning Classroom: Evaluation of the Teacher Training Goes into Virtual Schooling (TEGIVS) Project. Symposium presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
    • Black, E., Dawson, K., Ferdig, R.E. (March, 2006). Predicting the success and failure of online education students. Paper presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, Orlando, FL.
    • Black, E., Dawson, K., Ferdig, R.E. (March, 2006). Technology outcomes in post-secondary online education classrooms. Paper presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, Orlando, FL.
    • Ferdig, R.E. & Dawson, K. (March, 2006). A meta-analysis of JTATE publications (2000-2005): Where have we been and where are we going? Paper presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference International Conference, Orlando, FL.
    • Sprague, D., Albion, P., Ferdig, R.E., & Maddux, C. (March, 2006). Transitions to academia: Publishing in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE). Panel presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • 2005
    • Ferdig, R.E. (November, 2005). Technology and polymodal learning environments. Invited presentation at the UF College of Education Grand Guard Lecture Series, Gainesville, Florida.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Papanastasiou, E., Radtke, C., Steiner, S., & DiPietro, M. (October, 2005). Research findings from a project in collaborative virtual high schools. Invited panelist in R. Smith, R. Watson, and R. Blomeyer (Chair), Research in K12 Online Learning: Eight Case Studies. Panel presentation at the 2005 Virtual School Symposium, Denver, CO.
    • Radtke, C., Steiner, S., Ferdig, R.E., Papanastasiou, E., & DiPietro, M. (August, 2005). Teaching and learning in collaborative virtual high schools. 22nd annual conference on Distance Teaching and Learning. Madison, WI.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Brown, A., Schoeny, Z., Dana, T., Sorensen, E., Smith-Jorgensen, J., & Davis, N. (July, 2005). International leadership in educational technology. Invited panel presentation at “el V Congreso Multimedia Educativo.” Barcelona, Spain.
    • Davis, N.E., Ferdig, R.E., Compton, L., Ortiz-Rodriguez, M., Hewitt, J., & DiPietro, M. (June, 2005). Doctoral study and intercultural education. Invited keynote presentation at the University of London Institute of Education’s Doctoral Conference. London, England.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (March, 2005). Pedagogy, technology, and a deeper psychology of advanced technologies. Invited presentation at the Advances in Learning Technologies ODU-NASA Training Workshop. Hampton, VA.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (February, 2005). Technology and magic: Intercultural education in polymodal learning environments. Invited presentation at the UF College of Education Alumni Lunch and Lecture Series, Gainesville, Florida.
  • 2004
    • Ferdig, R.E. (December, 2004). Panelist in M. McKenna (Chair), The Potential of Technology in Principal Dimensions of Literacy Instruction. Double symposium presentation at the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.
    • Trammell, K.D. & Ferdig, R.E. (September, 2004). Blogging from the pedagogical perspective. Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers annual conference, Sussex, England.
    • Ferdig, R.E. & Oliverio, J. (June, 2004). The pedagogy and psychology of online learning: Exploring the tools behind modularized online education. Invited address at the Partnership For Global Learning’s (PGL) Workshop On E-learning Objects and Systems, Orlando, FL.
    • Kretchmer, S.B. & Ferdig, R.E. (April, 2004). Information access and information literacy : Strategies for organizing E-learning systems. Invited address at the First International Congress on E-Learning and Social Inclusion, Barcelona, Spain.
    • Ferdig, R.E. & Topper, A. (February, 2004). The role of interaction and discourse in distance education: the STTAR model of teaching and learning online. Poster presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, 2004, Atlanta, GA.
    • Hartshorne, R. & Ferdig, R.E. (February, 2004). Hypermedia applications in teaching and learning environments: Exploring the role of databases as intermediaries. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, 2004, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2003
    • Ferdig, R.E. (November, 2003). Research in educational technology. Invited panelist in S. Kretchmer (Chair), Reaching Out/Reaching In to Explore the Interdisciplinary Vistas of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Research, Policy, and Practice—Session I. Panel presentation at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Miami, FL.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (November, 2003). Research, policy, and practice in educational technology. Invited panelist in S. Kretchmer (Chair), Reaching Out/Reaching In to Explore the Interdisciplinary Vistas of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Research, Policy, and Practice—Session II. Panel presentation at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Miami, FL.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (October, 2003). First year on the job: Transitioning from graduate student to faculty. Invited panel discussion at the Career Resource Center’s Discussion Series for Graduate Students; University of Florida.
    • Davis, N., Brown, A., & Ferdig, R.E. (July, 2003). Leadership in eLearning for teacher education: Promoting knowledge sharing and professional development across the Atlantic. Paper presented at eTRAIN2003: E-Training Practices for Professional Organisations, Pori, Finland.
    • Fields, C.A. & Ferdig, R.E. (July, 2003). Communication in the age of technology. Invited workshop presented at the 2003 Florida 4-H Congress, Gainesville, Florida.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (June, 2003). Information technology for Master Gardeners. Invited paper presented at the Florida State Horticultural Society 2003 Meeting, Orlando, FL.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (May, 2003). Towards implementing technologies in higher education: Understanding the components of good innovations. International invited paper presented at the International Conference on Innovations in Higher Education, Kiev, Ukraine.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Eley, E.K., Ceballos, E., & Wood, A. (April, 2003). Teaching and learning with technology: An analysis of best practice in Florida schools. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Mishra, P., & Schmoyer, M. (April, 2003). Telling stories with technology: Theories of narrative in commercial storytelling software. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Roehler, L.R., & Handley, J. (April, 2003). Student engagement in electronic discussions: Examining the psychological relationships, roles, and scaffolding in online discourse. In C. Bonk (Chair), Researching Computer-Mediated Discussions to Improve Teaching and Learning in E-Space: An Interactive Symposium. Symposium presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (March, 2003). Technology and teacher education through narrative: Storytelling and the importance of teleographies. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    • Haltiwanger, G. & Ferdig, R.E. (March, 2003). Cohorts, e-learning, and technology integration: Technology diffusion in three pre-service literacy classrooms. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    • Papanastasiou, E. C. & Ferdig, R. E. (January, 2003). Computer use and mathematical literacy: An analysis of existing and potential relationships. Paper presented at the Third Mediterranean conference on mathematics education, Athens, Greece, January 3-5, 2003.
  • 2002
    • Ferdig, R.E., Love, J., Boling, E., & Fang, Z. (December, 2002). Technology and pre-service literacy methodology courses: Understanding the role of the teacher as implementer. In D. Mike (Chair), Exploring the Use of Video and Web-Based Tools in Literacy Pre-Service Instruction: The Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Two Federally Funded Literacy Projects. Symposium conducted at the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.
    • Yadav, A., Knezek, S., & Ferdig, R.E. (December, 2002). Overview of the Reading Classroom Explorer project: Video-based cases of exemplary literacy instruction. In D. Mike (Chair), Exploring the Use of Video and Web-Based Tools in Literacy Pre-Service Instruction: The Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Two Federally Funded Literacy Projects. Symposium conducted at the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (April, 2002). Developing the teacher-scholar model: Teaching to tenure. Invited presentation at Teach-in 2002, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
    • Oliver, S., Pearson, P.D., Suh, Y., Park, H., Ferdig, R.E, & Yadav, A. (2002, April). Examining the Development of Teacher Knowledge in a Hypermedia Learning Environment. In S. Oliver (Chair), Assessing the Impact of the Reading Classroom Explorer (RCE) on Literacy Learning. Symposium conducted at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
    • Zhao, Y., Tan, S., Ongaga, K. & Ferdig, R.E. (2002, April). Submitting and reviewing proposals to AERA electronically. Mini-courses held at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
    • Ali, N. & Ferdig, R.E. (2002, March). Why not Virtual Reality?: The Barriers of Using Virtual Reality in Education. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Ali, N., Ferdig, R.E., & Ring, G. (2002, March). Virtual reality in education: Exploring QTVR as a tool for teaching and learning. Interactive session presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Brown A., Davis N.E., Bull G., Shoeny Z., Dawson K., Ferdig, R.E., Sorensen E., Rodriguez, J.L., Gros, B., & Preston, C. (2002). Planning to Develop an Intercultural Dimension for Teacher Education? Panel presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Chen, M. & Ferdig, R.E. (2002, March). Understanding technological narratives and their roles in teaching and learning: An investigation of electronic narrative tools in education. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Cilesiz, S. & Ferdig, R.E. (2002, March). The design of electronic learning environments in teacher education. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Davis, H., Ring, G., & Ferdig, R.E. (2002, March). Integrating Technology into the Study of Teaching and Learning. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Ferdig, R.E. & Davis, H. (2002, March). How and when do students become ‘invested’ in online collaboration? Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Oliver, S., Yadav, A., Roehler, L.R., Pearson, P.D. (March, 2002). Video, database, and web-based learning environments as tools for preservice education: The case of the Reading Classroom Explorer. Interactive session presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 2001
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2001, December). A deeper psychology of literacy technologies: A case study of eMates and virtual friends. In D. Schallert (Chair), Brilliant talk, brilliant technologies: Second-generation analyses of mediated learning. Symposium conducted at the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2001, December). Assessing the impact of the Reading Classroom Explorer (RCE) on literacy learning. Symposium chair at the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2001, December). Cooperative creation of technology enhanced learning environment for literacy acquisition: A case study of third graders getting milk. In S. Florio-Ruane (Chair), Merging technology, teaching, and learning: Developing and using learning environments supported by technology. Symposium conducted at the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
    • Roehler, L.R., Boling, E.C., Oliver, S., Ferdig, R.E. (2001, December). Creating and sustaining literacy learning through social interactions. In R. Ferdig (Chair), Assessing the impact of the Reading Classroom Explorer (RCE) on literacy learning. Symposium conducted at the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
    • Roehler, L.R., Oliver, S., Ferdig, R.E. (2001, November). The two faces of diversity: Enhancing teachers’ knowledge of pedagogical and student diversity through the use of hypermedia. Poster presented at the FIPSE Project Directors’ Meeting, San Diego, CA.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2001, April). Psychological investigations of educational explorations with technology: Understanding what makes a ”good innovation”. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
    • Oliver, S., Hughes, J., Norman, P., Pearson, P.D., Roehler, L.R., Ferdig, R.E. & Yadav, A. (2001, April). Reading Classroom Explorer: Using hypermedia to showcase exemplary teaching practices. Demonstration presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
    • Zhao, Y., Ferdig, R.E., & Tan, S. (2001, April). Submitting and reviewing proposals to AERA electronically. Mini-courses held at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
    • Ames, C., Banghart, R., Bird, T., Ferdig, R.E., Gallagher, J., Melnick, S., Rosaen, C. & Zhao, Y. (2001, February). Faculty development in the use of technology. Pre-conference workshop conducted at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Meeting, Dallas, Tx.
  • 2000
    • Ferdig, R.E., Oliver, S., & Roehler, L. (2000, November). Scaffolding through multiple conversations: A case study of elementary education teacher candidates. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Yadav, A., & Pearson, P.D. (2000, November). The potential and demands of a technology supported scaffolding environment: Examining scaffolding in the Reading Classroom Explorer. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
    • Roehler, L., Ferdig, R.E., Pearson, P.D., Oliver, S., & Yadav, A. (2000, November). Teaching literacy instruction through new media: A discussion of the past, present, and future of the Reading Classroom Explorer. Poster presented at a special CIERA meeting at the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2000, April). Emotional responses to computers: Experiences in unfairness, anger, and spite. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.
    • Zhao, Y., Ferdig, R.E., & Tan, S. (2000, April). Submitting and reviewing proposals to AERA electronically. Mini-courses held at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (2000, February). Narrative and mathematics in technology development. In S. Melnick (Chair), Faculty development in the use of technology. Pre-conference workshop conducted at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Meeting, Chicago, Il.
  • 1999
    • Brenner, D. G., Hughes, J.E., Ferdig, R.E., McVee, M.B., Norman, P.J., Packard, B. W., Pearson, P.D., Roehler, L. (1999, December). Exploring a literacy hypermedia environment: Learning from your own journeys through the Reading Classroom Explorer. Alternative Format Session presented at the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.
    • Ferdig, R.E, Englert, C.S., Zhao, Y. (1999, December). TELE-Web: An electronic update. Poster presentation at a special CIERA meeting at the National Reading Conference (NRC), Orlando, FL.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Roehler, L., Pearson, P.D., (1999, December). Building electronic discussion forums to scaffold teacher learning: A pilot study of the reading classroom explorer. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference (NRC), Orlando, FL.
    • Reading Classroom Explorer Group. (1999, December). RCE: Video-streaming models of excellence. Poster presentation at a special CIERA meeting at the National Reading Conference (NRC), Orlando, FL.
    • Mishra, P., Farmer, S., Zhao, Y., Ferdig, R., Alvarez-Torres, M., Lindsey, T. & the Evolution, Technology and Cognition Group. (1999, August). Old brain and new media: Extending the media equation through theory and research. Paper presented at the Cognitive Technologies ’99 Conference, San Francisco, CA.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Alvarez-Torres, M., Mishra, P., Zhao, Y. (1999, June). The media equation: A theoretical perspective for understanding educational media. Paper presented at Ed-Media ’99, Seattle, WA.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (1999, April). The experiences of a developer. In Y. Zhao (Chair), The electronic network in scholarly communication: The case of the AERA Annual Meeting proposal submission and Processing. Invited panel conducted at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Worthington, V.L., & Zhao, Y. (1999, April). Examining statistical trends in AERA Annual Meeting electronic proposal submissions. Round table to be conducted at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    • Zhao, Y., Ferdig, R.E., Worthington, V.L., & Tan, S. (1999, April). Submitting and Reviewing Proposals to AERA Electronically. Mini-courses held at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    • Zhao, Y., Worthington, V.L., & Ferdig, R.E. (1999, April). To whose problem is this a solution? The politics of technological innovations. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
    • Farmer, S., Ferdig, R.E., Chaplow, M., Banghart, R., Zhao, Y. (1999, February). Technology adoption at the college level: Multiple representations of technology integration. Poster presented at SITE99: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, San Antonio, Texas.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (1999, February). Pedagogical uses of ‘all-in-one’ browsers. Hands-on presentation held at MSU College of Education’s 15th Annual Teaching with Technology Conference, East Lansing, MI.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (1999, February). Social and cultural norms in technology and literacy. Presentation in A. Topper’s panel entitled “Technology and innovation in Michigan K-12 schools: Findings from the NextDay teacher innovation research project.” Presented at SITE99: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, San Antonio, Texas.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Weiland, S. (1999, February). A deeper psychology of technology: A case study of a girl and her eMate. Paper presented at SITE99: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, San Antonio, Texas.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Zhao, Y., Englert, C.S. (1999, February). Constructivist teacher education Practices: Teaching teachers through TELE-Web. Round table presented at SITE99: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, San Antonio, Texas.
    • TELE-Web Team (1999, February). TELE-Web: Literacy on the Computer. Hands-on presentation held at MSU College of Education‰s 15th Annual Teaching with Technology Conference, East Lansing, MI.
  • 1998
    • Englert, C.S., Zhao, Y., Ferdig, R.E. (1998, December). TELE-Web: A communication medium to support the learning of at-risk students. Poster presentation at a special CIERA meeting at the National Reading Conference (NRC), Austin, Texas.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Hughes, J.E., Pearson, P.D. (1998, December). Developing personal philosophies about teaching literacy: The role collaboration in a technology-rich environment. Paper presented as part of a symposium on Teacher Learning, Collaboration, and Teaching Philosophies at the National Reading Conference (NRC), Austin, Texas.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Hughes, J.E., Packard, B.W.L., Pearson, P.D. (1998, December). Reading Classroom Explorer: Video-streaming models of excellence on CD-ROM and over the Web. Poster presentation at a special CIERA meeting at the National Reading Conference (NRC), Austin, Texas.
    • Zhao, Y., Ferdig, R.E. (1998, December). Creating and sustaining reflective discourse communities over the Internet. Poster presentation at a special CIERA meeting at the National Reading Conference (NRC), Austin, Texas.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Hughes, J.E., Pearson, P.D. (1998, November). Reading Classroom Explorer: Video streaming models of excellence. Paper presented at WebNet98: World Conference of the WWW, Internet, & Intranet, Orlando, Florida.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Worthington, V.L., Zhao, Y. (1998, November). TIGER: The web as a site to examine decision-making processes. Poster presented at WebNet98: World Conference of the WWW, Internet, & Intranet, Orlando, Florida.
    • Worthington, V.L., Ferdig, R.E., Zhao, Y. (1998, November). TIGER: The role of the proposal process in the norms of an educational organization. Paper presented at WebNet98: World Conference of the WWW, Internet, & Intranet, Orlando, Florida.
    • TELE-Web Team (1998, October) TELE-Web: Developing literacy on the web. Hands-on presentation held at MSU‰s K-12 Professional Development Conference, East Lansing, MI.
    • Zhao, Y., Englert, C.S., Chen, J., Jones, S. C. & Ferdig, R.E. (1998, April). Supporting Writing on the Internet: A Dialogue Between Technology and Pedagogy. Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
    • Zhao, Y., Ferdig, R.E., Worthington, V.L., Chen, X. & Secada, W. (1998, April). Submitting and Reviewing Proposals to AERA Electronically. Mini-courses held at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
    • Ferdig, R.E. (1998, March). Teaching a teacher about technology: A narrative approach. Paper presented as part of a Technology and Teacher Education Symposium for SITE98: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Washington, D.C.
    • Ferdig, R.E., Farmer, S., Rich., W. T. (1998, March). Supporting teaching with technology: Theoretical and practical considerations in a teacher education process. Poster presented at SITE98: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Washington, D.C.
    • Krause, M., & Ferdig, R.E. (1998, March). The TELE Scoop. Short paper presented at The 22nd Annual Michigan Association for Computer-related technology Users in Learning (MACUL) Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.
    • Pearson, P. D., Hughes, J., Packard, B., Ferdig, R.E. (1998, February). The Reading Explorer: Encountering models of excellence on the Internet. Hands-on presentation held at MSU College of Education‰s 14th Annual Teaching with Technology Conference, East Lansing, MI.
    • TELE-Web Team (1998, February). TELE-Web: Literacy on the Computer. Hands- on presentation held at MSU College of Education’s 14th Annual Teaching with Technology Conference, East Lansing, MI.
  • 1997
    • Zhao, Y., Worthington, V. L., Ferdig, R.E. (1997, November). TIGER: Educational research in the age of the Internet. Paper presented at WebNet97: World conference of the WWW, Internet, & Intranet, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    • TELE-Web Team (1997, October) TELE-Web: Developing literacy on the web. Hands-on presentation held at MSU’s K-12 Professional Development Conference, East Lansing, MI.
  • 1994
    • Ferdig, R.E. (1994, Spring). Externalization, Problem Resolution, and Locus of Control. Paper presented at the Michigan Undergraduate Research Conference.

Professional Experience

  • Summit Professor of Learning Technologies, Kent State University, College of Education, Health & Human Services, 2012 – Present
  • Professor, Kent State University, College of Education, Health & Human Services, 2009 – Present
  • Visiting Professor, Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia (Reggio Emilia, Italy), 2012
  • Associate Professor, University of Florida, College of Education, 2006-2009
  • Assistant Professor, University of Florida, College of Education, 2001-2006
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, College of Education, 2000-2001
  • Instructor, Michigan State University, College of Education, 1996-1997; 2003; 2004
  • Visiting Lecturer, Wyzsza Szkola Pedagogiczna: Krakow, Poland, 1995-1996
  • Teaching Assistant, Calvin College, Psychology Department, 1993-1994

Recent Community Engagement

  • City of Hudson Business Leadership Advisory Board (2017 – Present)
  • Cornerstone Community School Board Member (2016 – Present)
  • Hudson Presbyterian Church
    • Session Elder (2012-2017)
    • Early Childhood Center Board Liaison (2012-2017)
  • Boy Scouts of America
    • Pack 3322 Den Leader (2013-2016)
    • Pack 3322 Pack Chaplain/Religious Emblems Coordinator (2014-2016)

Doctoral Graduates

  • Ali, Naglaa Ahmed (2004; member) – Effects of split attention on using electronic tools
  • Amiruzzaman, Md (2016; member) – Exploring preservice teachers’ understanding of measures of central tendency
  • Beck, Dennis (2008; chair) – Effects of detailed customization of student avatars on teacher expectations of students
  • Black, Erik W (2009; chair) – An evaluation of familial involvements’ influence on student achievement in K-12 virtual schooling
  • Demirbilek, Muhammet – (2004; member) – Effects of interface windowing modes and individual differences on disorientation and cognitive load in a hypermedia learning environment
  • DiPietro, Meredith (2008; chair) – Virtual school pedagogy: Beliefs, goals, and practices of K-12 virtual school teachers
  • Ertem, Ihsan Seyit ( 2009; chair) – Investigating the effects of electronic cd-rom storybooks and traditional print storybooks on reading comprehension of fourth grade struggling readers
  • Hartshorne, Charles Richard (2004; co-chair) – Integrating hypermedia into elementary teachers’ science professional development opportunities : the effects on content knowledge and attitudes toward science
  • Haugaard, Joy Felice-Stryker (2005; member) – Critical elements of beginning teacher induction: An analyses of support contributing to professional development
  • Johnsen, Kyle John (2008; member) – Design and validation of a virtual human system for interpersonal skills education
  • Lefsky, Evan Brian (2005; member) – Relationship of teacher change to frequency of teacher interaction with a reading coach
  • Li, Zhuo (2011; co-chair) – Adolescent English language learners’ second language literacy engagement in World of Warcraft
  • Mayne, Dina L. (2007; member) – Conceptions of and orientation to teaching science of beginning secondary science teachers
  • McFarland, Maureen R. (2017; chair) – Student pilot aptitude as an indicator of success in a Part 141 colleagiate flight training program
  • Nail, Daniel Allan (2008; member) – An exploration of preservice teachers’ experiences in an online writing partnership
  • Ortiz-Rodriguez, Madeline (2008; member) – In search of a mathematics discourse model: Constructing mathematics knowledge through online discussion forums
  • Raij, Andrew Brian (2008; member) – Perspectives on the analysis of human-virtual human interactions
  • Sessums, Christopher Davis (2008; member) – The path from insight to action: The case of an online learning community in support of collaborative teacher inquiry
  • Schmoyer, Michael Wayne (2007; member) – The relationships of handheld computer use, anxiety, and self-efficacy among public health employees
  • Spencer, Kristin Taylor (2008; member) – Preservice elementary teachers’ two-dimensional visualization and attitude toward geometry: Influences of manipulative format
  • Stoyle, Keri L. (2016; co-chair) – Supporting mathematical explanation, justification, and argumentation through multimedia: A quantitative study of student performance
  • Trammell, Kaye D. (2004; member) – Celebrity blogs: Investigation in the persuasive nature of two-way communication regarding politics

Creative Works and Activities


Funded Grants

  • Haridakis, P., Clements, R.J., Gandolfi, E., Farmer, M.J., Ferdig, R.E., Lu, C.C., Kratcoski, A.L, Boes, L.A, Bracher, M., Clewell, T., Syed, I.K. (2018).  Co-PI for funded grant proposal ($75,000) titled “Layers of History: Experiencing May 4, 1970, and Its Legacy.” National Endowment for the Humanities: Digital Projects For the Public.
  • Pytash, K.E., Ferdig, R.E., Kratcoski, A., & Wisdom, S. (2016).  Co-PI for funded grant proposal ($14,997) titled “Women and Minorities in the Workforce: A Case Study in Arboriculture.”  The Davey Institute of Tree Sciences of The Davey Tree Expert Company.
  • Ferdig, R.E., Bedesem, P., Harjusola-Webb, S., Sansosti, F., and Lu, C.C. (2015).  Principal Investigator for funded grant proposal ($198,432) titled “Exploring Mobile Apps for Special Education STEAM Teaching and Learning.” AT&T Foundation.
  • Marhefka, D. & Dunlosky, J. (2015).  Investigator for funded grant proposal ($732,044) titled “STTR Phase II: Digital eWriter for The Classroom.”  National Science Foundation: STTR PHASE II (#1534669).
  • Ferdig, R.E., Lu, C.C., Lorch, P. & Kratcoski, A. (2014).  Principal Investigator for funded grant proposal ($951,808) titled “Innovations in Development: The Use of Mobile Applications for Informal Learning in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.” National Science Foundation: Advancing Informal Science Learning (#1422764).
  • Kosko, K.W. & Ferdig, R.E. (2014).  Co-PI for funded grant proposal ($30,725.49) titled “Making Mathematics Mobile (M3): Collaborating with K-12 Schools to Explore Mathematics Apps.”  Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.
  • Cook, D., Ferdig, R.E., Kovalik, C., Kratcoski, A. (2011).  Co-PI for funded grant proposal ($100,000) titled “Increasing collaboration among teachers for information communication technologies project (ICT2).”  eTech Ohio’s Teacher Planning Grant.
  • Espe-Sherwindt, M., Duby, J., Brotman-Domoracki, S., Krumm, M, Ferdig, R.E., Rowan, L. (2010). Investigator for funded grant proposal ($29,991) titled: “Assessing telehealth readiness of families of young children with hearing loss.” Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation.
  • Lok, B., Ferdig, R.E., Lind, D. (2008). Co-Principal Investigator for funded grant proposal ($599,000) titled, “Mixed Reality Humans for Training.” National Science Foundation Human-Center-Computing Medium program.
  • Sadler, T. D., Annetta, L., Koroly, M. J., Ferdig, R. E., Snyder, R. O. (2008). Co-Principal investigator for funded grant proposal ($1,489,596) titled, “OUTBREAK: Opportunities to use immersive technologies to explore biotechnology resources, career education and knowledge.” National Science Foundation ITEST program.  NSF#0848089.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2007). Principal Investigator for funded grant proposal ($3,000) titled, “Understanding olfaction and learning.” University of Florida College Research Incentive Fund.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2007). Principal investigator for funded grant proposal ($5000) titled, “International Leadership in Educational Technology in Africa”. Center for African Studies; University of Florida.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2006). Principal Investigator for funded grant proposal ($600,000) titled, “Establishing a framework to strengthen virtual high schools: A collaborative initiative to improve student performance and quality of instruction.” BellSouth Foundation.
  • Elder, J., Ferdig, R.E., Lewis, M.H., Mutch, P.J., Seung, H., Star, J.E. & Valcante, G. (2005). Co-Investigator for funded grant proposal ($1,052,145) entitled, “Fathers as in-home trainers of autistic children.” National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  • Davis, N. (2004). Principal Investigator for funded subcontract grant proposal ($574,730) titled, “Teacher education takes on virtual schooling.” Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE). UF Subcontract: $21,000.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2004). Principal Investigator for funded grant proposal ($8,750) titled, “Teaching teachers about technology online.” Faculty Innovation Grant, University of Florida.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2004). Principal Investigator for funded grant proposal ($76,344) titled, “Teaching and learning in collaborative virtual high schools.” North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, a subsidiary of Learning Point Associates (LPA), for the LPA K–12 Online Learning Research Initiative.
  • Dieker, L.A., Lane, H.B. & Allsopp, D.H. (2003). Consultant for funded grant proposal ($216,782) titled, “The learning stream: A web-based video library to promote teacher and student learning.” The Multi-University Reading, Mathematics, and Science Initiative; Learning Systems Institute, Florida State University. UF Subcontract: $63,355.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2003). Principal Investigator for funded grant proposal ($6,000) titled, “Handheld teaching and learning devices for education: Innovations for curricular change, teacher professional development, and student discovery.” University of Florida Faculty Research Award.
  • Dawson, K. & Ferdig, R.E. (2002). Co-Principal Investigator for funded subcontract grant proposal ($194,516) titled, “International Leadership for Educational Technology: A Transatlantic Bridge for Doctoral Studies.” A three-year initiative led by Iowa State University. Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE). UF subcontract: $48,730.
  • Ferdig, R.E. (2002). Principal Investigator for funded grant proposal ($3,500) titled, “Technology in Florida Schools: An analysis of Best Practice.” University of Florida College Research Incentive Fund.
  • Reading Classroom Explorer Group (2000). Researcher for funded grant proposal ($82,000) titled, “The Reading Classroom Explorer project: Using hypermedia to support preservice teachers’ learning about literacy, diversity, and technology.” Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE).
  • Ferdig, R.E. & Mishra, P. (1999). Co-Principal Investigator for funded grant proposal ($1,680) titled, “Telling stories with technology: Theories of narrative in commercial storytelling software.” Michigan State University College Research Fund.
  • Reading Classroom Explorer Group (1998). Funded grant proposal ($9,983) titled, “The Reading Classroom Explorer project: Using hypermedia to support preservice teachers’ learning about literacy, diversity, and technology.” Michigan State University College Research Fund.

Editorial Service

  • Anatomical Sciences Education – Reviewer (2016; 2017)
  • British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET)
    • Book Reviewer (2003-06)
    • Refereeing Panel (2003-2014)
  • Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA) – Reviewer (1998-2002)
  • Children and Youth Services Review (2017)
  • Communication Yearbook, Edited by Charles Salmon – Reviewer (Vol 34; 2009)
  • Computers & Education – Reviewer (2011; 2015)
  • Contemporary Educational Psychology – Reviewer (2007)
  • Digital Simulations to Improve Education, Edited by David Gibson & Young Kyun Baek – Chapter Reviewer (2008)
  • E-Learning and Digital Media – Reviewer (2012)
  • Education Research International – Reviewer (2011)
  • Educational Technology Research & Development
    • Consulting Editor (Development; 2012-present)
    • Editorial Review Board (Development; 2009-2012)
  • English Education – Reviewer (2010)
  • Family Relations – Reviewer (2015-2018)
  • Information, Communication and Society – Reviewer (2018)
  • Instructional Science – Reviewer (2007-2008; 2011-2013)
  • Interacting with Computers – Reviewer (2014; 2017; 2018)
  • Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A) – Special Issue Guest Editor on Mobile Learning and Special Education (2016)
  • Interactive Learning Environments – Reviewer (2011-2018)
  • Interdisciplinary Models and Tools for Serious Games: Emerging Concepts and Future Directions – Editorial Advisory Board (2010)
  • International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations – Founding Editor-in-Chief (2008-2013)
  • International Journal of Human-Computer Studies – Reviewer (2010)
  • International Journal of Information and Learning Technology – Reviewer (2017)
  • Journal for Multicultural Education – Editorial Review Board (2014-present)
  • Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL) – Reviewer (2008; 2012-2016)
  • Journal of Educational Computing Research (JECR) – Reviewer (2005; 2007; 2009; 2011; 2013-15; 2017; 2018)
  • Journal of Educational Multimedia & Hypermedia (JEMH) –Special Issue Guest Editor on Games and Learning (2007)
  • Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR) – Special Issue Guest Editor on “Real-Virtual-Relationships and Learning” (2017)
  • Journal of Interactive Online Learning (JIOL) – Editorial Review Board (2003-Present)
  • Journal of Literacy Research (JLR) – Review Board (2001-2004)
  • Journal of Online Learning Research (JOLR) – Executive Advisory Board (2014-Present)
  • Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) – Reviewer (2002-2003)
  • Journal of Teacher Education – Reviewer (2008; 2017)
  • Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE)
    • Editor-in-Chief (2015-Present)
    • Associate Editor-in-Chief (2012-2015)
    • Associate Editor (2005-2012)
    • Editorial Review Board (2002-2015)
  • Journal of Virtual Worlds Research (JVWR) –  Special Issue Guest Editor on “Real Virtual Relationships” (2017)
  • Multicultural Education & Technology Journal – Editorial Review Board (2006-2013)
  • National Reading Conference (NRC) – Co-eEditor (2002-05)
  • New Educator – Reviewer (2004-2005)
  • Reading Research Quarterly – Reviewer (2012-2018)
  • Remedial & Special Education – Reviewer (2011)
  • Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) – Conference & Proceedings Managing Co-Editor (2003-04)
  • Teaching and Teacher Education – Reviewer (2012-2018)

Professional Service

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    • Annual Meeting Policies and Procedures Committee (1997-1999)
    • Annual Meeting Session Chair & Discussant
      • Computer Applications in Education SIG: 2003
      • Division C7 (Technology Research): 2003
    • Annual Meeting Proposal Reviewer
      • Advanced Technologies for Learning SIG: 2003
      • Computer Applications in Education SIG: 2001, 2002
      • Design & Technology SIG: 2002
      • Division C1 (Literacy & Language Arts): 2002, 2003
      • Division C6 (Cognitive, Social, and Motivational Processes): 2003
      • Division C7 (Technology Research): 2002, 2003, 2006
      • Division K1d (Technology & Teacher Education): 2001
      • Division K3 (Teaching and Teacher Education): 2006
      • Instructional Technology SIG: 2003
      • Narrative & Research SIG: 2001, 2003
      • Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning (TACTL) SIG: 2003, 2006, 2010, 2011
  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
    • Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Editor-in-Chief Search Committee (2016/17)
  • CSEDU – International Program Committee
    • 2013 – 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
    • 2014 – 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
    • 2015 – 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
    • 2016 – 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
    • 2017 – 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
    • 2018 – 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
  • GAMEON – Serious Games Committee (2007-2010)
  • Games, Learning & Society (GLS) Discussant (2010)
  • Institute of Education Sciences (IES)    (Years not included as blind review)
    • Instructional Technology Center Review Panel
    • Mathematics and Science Education Review Panel
    • Social and Behavioral Review Panel
  • International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
    • iNACOL National Standards For Quality Online Courses Update Committee (2011)
  • International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa)
    • Advisory Board (2005-2009)
    • Technical Papers Co-Chair (2004-2005)
  • International Reading Association
    • IRA Director of Research Search Committee (2010)
    • Technology, Communication, and Literacy Committee (2010-2013)
  • Kent State University
    • CIO Search Committee (2017-18)
    • College of Public Health – Health Policy and Management Advisory, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (2013)
    • Digital Sciences
      • Affiliate Faculty (2012-Present)
      • Interdisciplinary Advisory Committee (IAC) (2012-Present)
      • Task Force (2010-2011)
    • Faculty Senate Commission Established  to Evaluate Current Methods of Assessing Teaching Quality at Kent State University  (2011)
    • Health Policy and Management Personnel Committee (2013)
    • ITEC Search Committee
      • Chair (2014-15)
      • Member (2015-16)
      • Member (2017-18)
    • Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences Advisory, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (2009-Present)
    • Outstanding Research and Scholar Award Review Committee (2014)
    • Ph.D. Taskforce (2011)
    • Provost Promotion Advisory Board (2012-2013)
    • Strategic Opportunity for Academic Reach and Success (SOARS)
      • SOARS Interprofessional Healthcare Workgroup (2017-18)
    • Vice President for Research Advisory Committee (2012-2013)
    • Vice President for Research Search Committee (2010-2011)
  • Michigan State University
    • College of Education Faculty Appreciation Award Committee (1997-1998)
    • College of Education Task Force on Online Education (2000-2001)
    • MSU Enhance Your Future Conference Host (2000)
  • Meaningful Play Conference
    • Program Committee (2008, 2010)
  • National Reading Conference (NRC)
    • Area Co-Chair for “Literacy, Technology, and Media” (2005-2007)
    • Oscar Causey Award Committee (2002-2005)
    • Proposal Reviewer, Conference Session Chair, & Discussant
      • Area 2 – In-service Teacher Education/Professional Development in Literacy (2003-2006)
      • Area 7 – Social, Cultural, and Political Issues of Literacy Practices In and Out of School (2004-2006)
      • Area 10 – Literacy, Technology, and Media (1998-2006)
    • Technology Standing Committee (2002-2005)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)    (Years not included as blind review)
    • Advancing Informal STEM Learning Review Panel
    • Cyberlearning DIP Review Panel
    • Cyberlearning EXP Review Panel
    • Cyberlearning Resource Center Review Panel
    • Informal Science Education Review Panel
    • iTEST Review Panel
    • STEM+C Review Panel
  • Next Generation Learning Challenge Grants – Team Leader for Reviews(2011)
  • Society of Information Technology & Teacher Education
    • Conference Reviewer (2003, 2004, 2007)
    • Consultative Council (2015-Present)
    • Executive Board (2015-Present)
    • Session Presider (2003)
  • United States Congress
    • Congressional App Challenge Judge (2016)
  • University of Florida
    • College of Education Curriculum Committee Chair (2007-2008)
    • College of Education Faculty Policy Council Agenda Committee
      • Chair (2008-2009)
      • Member (2007-2008)
    • College of Education Faculty Policy Council Chair (2008-2009)
    • College of Education Faculty Policy Council Secretary (2007-2008)
    • College of Education Graduate Fellowship Selection Committee (2003)
    • College of Education Technology Committee (2003-2005; 2006-2007)
    • College of Education Webmaster Search Committee (2002)
    • Digital Worlds Institute Search Committee Chair (2006-2007)
    • International Media Union Planning Committee (2001-2007)
    • PT3 Mini-Grant Review Chair (2001-2003)
    • School of Teaching and Learning Director Search Committee (2002-2003)
    • School of Teaching and Learning Educational Technology Search Committee
      • Chair of Assistant/Associate Tenured Search (2006-2007)
      • Member of Clinical Assistant Professor Search (2008-2009)
      • School of Teaching and Learning Science Search Committee (2004; 2005)
    • Supervisor, EME 2040 “Introduction to Educational Technology” (2002-2009)
    • University Charitable Contribution Campaign Representative (2002-2003)
    • University Graduate Student Forum Judge (2003)
    • University RGP Opportunity Fund Proposal Reviewer (2005)
    • University Scholars Program Faculty Mentor (2002-2003; 2007-2008)
  • University of London, Institute of Education
    • Doctoral School Summer Conference Discussant (2003)

Past & Present Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
  • Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society
  • International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
  • Michigan Association of Computer-related technology Users in Learning (MACUL)
  • National Reading Conference (NRC)
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • Socio-Cultural Research Group (SCRG)
  • Society for Information technology & Teacher Education (SITE)

 

Ferdig, R.E. (2010).  Continuous quality improvement through professional development for online K-12 instructors.  Lansing, MI: Michigan Virtual University.

Ferdig, R.E. (2010). Understanding the role and applicability of K-12 online learning to support student dropout recovery efforts.  Lansing, MI: Michigan Virtual University.

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