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LTC Research


A major goal of the LTC is to pilot and evaluate new and emerging technologies intended to facilitate innovative teaching and learning methods. Members of the LTC staff share their knowledge and experience with the UWM teaching community and disseminate this research at conferences and in publications. 

 

Click the links below to find out more about recent publications, presentations, and grants the LTC is involved with:

Publications

Presentations

Grants

 



Publications

 

Joosten, T., & Barth, D. (2013, anticipated). Impact of blended faculty development. In A. G. Picciano, C. D. Dziuban, & C. R. Graham (Eds.), Research perspectives in blended learning. Taylor & Francis.

Joosten, T., Allen, M., Al-Budaiwi, D., England, N., Hawkins, J., McNallie, J., Stache, L. (2012, under review). Student response systems: Impact on learning. Communication Education.

Joosten, T. (2012). Social media for educators. San Francisco, CA: Wiley/Jossey-Bass.

Stoerger, S. (2012, under review). Becoming a digital nomad: Transforming education through mobile devices. In Z. L. Berge & L. Y. Muilenburg (Eds.), Handbook of mobile learning. Florence, KY: Routledge.

Stoerger, S. (2012, in press). Making connections: How students use social media to create personal connections. In S. Wang & S. Yang (Eds.), Cases on formal, non-formal, and informal online learning: Opportunities and practices. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Grajek, S., Pirani, J. A., & the 2011-2012 EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel. (2012, May/June). Top-ten IT issues for 2012. EDUCAUSE Review, 47, 3.

Tamarak, M., Rodrigo, R., & the 2011 EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Committee. (2011, November/December). The future of higher education. EDUCAUSE Review, 46, 6.

Bergtrom, G. (2011). Content vs. learning: An old dichotomy in science courses. J. Asynchr. Learning Networks, 15, 33-44.

Stoerger, S. (2011). Transmedia communication: The virtual classroom experience. In S. Kelsey & K. St. Amant (Eds.), Computer mediated communication: Issues and approaches in education (pp. 15-32). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Stoerger, S. (2011). Breaking away: How virtual worlds impact pedagogical practices. In S. Yuen & H. Yang (Eds.), Handbook of research on practices and outcomes in virtual worlds and environment (pp. 431-450). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Stoerger, S. (2011). Creating a virtual world mindset: A guide for first time Second Life teachers. The Journal of Distance Education.

Bixler, B., Cady, D., Ohmberger, M., Huang, W., Joosten, T., & Karakus, T. (2010). All I really needed to know I learned by playing games. In S. Dikkers, E. Zimmerman, K. Squire, C. Steinkuehler (Eds.), Real time research: Experiments in improvisational game scholarship. Pittsburgh, PA: ETC Press.

Stoerger, S. (2010). In a virtual classroom, who has a voice? A discourse analysis of student-instructor interactions in two Second Life-based courses. In J. Park & E. Abels (Eds.), Interpersonal relations and social patterns in communication technologies: Discourse norms, language structures and cultural variable (pp. 237-255). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Little, J., Page, C., Betts, K., Boone, S., Faverty, P., Joosten, T. (2009, May/June). Charting the course and tapping the community: The EDUCAUSE top teaching and learning challenges 2009. EDUCAUSE Review.

Stoerger, S. (2009). A pedagogical odyssey in three-dimensional virtual worlds: The Second Life model. In S. Yuen & H. Yang (Eds.), Collective intelligence and eLearning 2.0: Implications of web-based communities and networking (pp. 248-267). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Bergtrom, G. (2009). On offering a blended cell biology course. J. Res Center Ed. Tech., 5. Retrieved from http://www.rcetj.org/?type=art&id=91609&

Aycock, A., Mangrich, A., Joosten, T., Russell, M., & Bergtrom, G. (2008). Faculty development for blended teaching and learning: A Sloan-C certificate program. Needham, MA: Sloan Consortium.

Kaleta, R., & Joosten, T. (2007). Clickers in the classroom. ECAR Bulletin. EDUCAUSE.

Kaleta, R., Skibba, K., & Joosten, T. (2006). Hybrid teaching experiences and faculty development. In A. G. Picciano, & C. D. Dziuban (Eds.), Hybrid teaching experiences and faculty development. Sloan Consortium: Needham, MA.

Bergtrom, G. (2006). Clicker sets as learning objects. Int. J. Knowl. & Learn.Obj, 2, 105-110.

 

Conferences, Presentations, and Workshops

 

2012

 

Russell M.R., & Bergtrom G. (2012, November). Building communities of learning via blended course redesign. Workshop presented at the 10th International Conference on Interactive Computer-Aided Blended Learning, Guatemala City & La Antigua, Guatemala.

 

Stoerger, S., & Barth, D. (2012, August). Exploring mobile technologies to improve student learning. 28th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning. Madison, WI.

 

Stoerger, S., & Joosten, T. (2012, August). Faculty development and the impact on education in virtual worlds. 28th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning. Madison, WI.

 

Joosten, T. (2012, June 19). Blended learning. Summer Institute on Mentoring, Teaching and Learning.  Empire State College.  Saratoga Springs, NY.

 

Joosten, T. (2012, May 22). Technology enhanced learning workshop: Social media for educators. Salem, OR.

 

Joosten, T. (2012, May 7). Social media for educators. Keynote presentation. Presented at Ed Tech Academy at Roane State Community College, Harriman, TN.

 

Joosten, T. (2012, May 7). Social media for educators workshop. Ed Tech Academy at Roane State Community College. Harriman, TN.

 

Joosten, T. (2012, May 4). Social media for educators. Wiley Learning Institute. Online.

 

Bergtrom G., & Stoerger S. (2012, April 24). Student group and team building in blended courses.  Unconference facilitated following the 2012 Sloane-C Blended Learning Conference & Workshop: Perfecting the Blend. Milwaukee, WI.

 

Joosten, T., & Bergtrom G. (2012, April 24). Defining and redefining blended learning in 2012.  Unconference facilitated following the 2012 Sloane-C Blended Learning Conference & Workshop: Perfecting the Blend. Milwaukee, WI.

 

Joosten, T. (2012, April 24). Blended Learning: Next Steps. Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop. Milwaukee, WI.

 

Joosten, T. (2012, April 24). Social media: Getting started with Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop. Milwaukee, WI.

 

Joosten, T. (2012, April). Blending with social media.  Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop. Milwaukee, WI.

 

Barth, D., Russell, M. R., Stoerger, S., Mangrich, A., & Bergtrom, G. (2012, April 23). Blended learning: The next steps. Workshop facilitated by LTC staff at the 2012 Sloane-C Blended Learning Conference & Workshop: Perfecting the Blend. Milwaukee, WI.

 

Bergtrom G., Russell, M.R., & Cole, A. W. (2012, April 23). Future faculty development: How do we prepare them for distance teaching and learning? 2012 Sloane-C Blended Learning Conference & Workshop: Perfecting the Blend. Milwaukee, WI.

 

Stoerger, S. (2012, March). Learning to think with our eyes: An examination of visual thinking. 2012 EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference. Chicago, IL.

 

Joosten, T. (2012, February 14). Experience IT: Mobile social media for educators. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual conference. Austin, TX.

 

Joosten, T., & Ritter, S. (2012, February 14). Social media for educators. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual conference.  Austin, TX.

 

Joosten, T. (2012, February 13). Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube: Social media for educators. Pre-conference workshop: EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual conference.  Austin, TX.

 

Joosten, T., (2012, February 1). Pedagogical strategies for the future. State of Wisconsin Department of Instruction Digital Learning Day. Virtual.

 

Pedrick, L., & Joosten, T. (2012, January). Planning for a digital future. Technology, Knowledge, and Society conference. Los Angeles, CA.

 

Stoerger, S. (2012, January). Social media, education, and the language of the eye: Visualizing Twitter data to enhance student learning. Association for Library and Information Science Education. Dallas, TX.

 

Stoerger, S. (2012, January). Creating connections: Using social media to create personal learning networks. Association for Library and Information Science Education. Dallas, TX.

 

Stoerger, S. (2012, January 11). Exploring mobile technologies to increase student learning. 2012 UW-System Southeast Regional Conference. Whitewater, WI

 

2011

 

Joosten, T. (2011, November 10). Access and Opportunity: A Comprehensive Strategy for a Blended Learning Initiative. Pre-conference workshop: Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning.  Orlando, FL.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, October 14).  Mobile learning (part of Evolving Technologies lightning round). EDUCAUSE Annual conference.  Philadelphia, PA.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, October 14).  Social media constituent group. EDUCAUSE Annual conference. Philadelphia, PA.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, October 14).  Mobile learning constituent group. EDUCAUSE Annual conference. Philadelphia, PA.

 

Joosten, T., & Ritter, S. (2011, October 13).  Social media for educators. EDUCAUSE Annual conference. Philadelphia, PA.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, October 12).  "Social Mobile" Learning for Educators. Pre-conference workshop: EDUCAUSE Annual conference.  Philadelphia, PA.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, October 12). Teaching and Learning with Social and Digital Media in Higher Education. Pre-conference workshop: EDUCAUSE Annual conference.  Philadelphia, PA.

 

Stoerger, S., & Joosten, T. (2011, October). “Social mobile” learning for educators. 2011 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, August 3). Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube: Social Media for Educators.  Pre-conference workshop: Distance Teaching and Learning conference.  Madison, WI. Available at

http://professorjoosten.blogspot.com/2011/09/facebook-twitter-and-youtube-social.html

 

Stoerger, S. (2011, August). Creating instructor presence in an online course. 27th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning. Madison, WI.

 

Stoerger, S., & Barth, D. (2011, August). Using social media to foster learning connections. 27th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning. Madison, WI.

 

Russell, M. (2011, July 12). Searching for an ePortfolio Solution Collaboratively. Desire2Learn Annual Conference. Denver, CO.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, July).  Social media for teaching and learning.  Desire2Learn Fusion conference in Denver, CO.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, June 15). Social Media for Teaching and Learning.  Pre- conference workshop: New Media Consortium Summer conference.  Madison, WI.  Available at

http://professorjoosten.blogspot.com/2011/06/social-media-workshop-presented-at.html

 

Joosten, T. (2011, June 10). Social Media for Teaching and Learning.  Post- conference workshop: eLearning Asia. Singapore.  Available at http://professorjoosten.blogspot.com/2011/06/elearning-asia-socialmedia-resources.html

 

Joosten, T. (2011, June 8).  Social Media for Teaching and Learning. Keynote presentation.  eLearning Asia. Singapore.

 

Bergtrom G., & Russel M.R. (2011, June). Blended Learning Workshop.  Presented at Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, WI. 

 

Stoerger, S., Joosten, T., Aycock, A., & Barth, D. (2011, April). Using social media tools to engage your class. University of Wisconsin System President’s Summit on Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Madison, WI.

 

Stoerger, S. (2011, April). Social media and student learning: Using analytics to visualize Twitter communication in the classroom. 6th Plymouth e-Learning Conference – Digital Futures: Learning in a Connected World. Plymouth, UK.

 

Bergtrom G. (2011, April) Writing Exercises in a Science Course: Realities & Possibilities. President’s

Summit, Madison, WI.

 

Pedrick, L., Britz, J.J., Du Plessis, J., Maas, B., Joosten, T & King, P. (2011, April). Planning a digital future. 116th Annual Conference: Higher Learning Commission. Chicago, IL.  

 

Joosten, T. (2011, March 28).  Faculty development for blended.  Pre-conference workshop: Sloan-C Blended Conference. Oak Brook, IL

 

Joosten, T. (2011, March 28). Big issues in blended. Pre-conference workshop: Sloan-C Blended conference. Oak Brook, IL.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, March 28).  Plenary panel.  Blended Learning: Past, Present, and Future.  Sloan-C Blended conference. Oak Brook, IL.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, March 16). Learning spaces roundtable. EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference. Chicago, IL.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, March 14).  Technology boot camp. EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference. Chicago, IL.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, March 14). Social media roundtable. EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference. Chicago, IL.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, March 14).  Exploring Mobile Technologies. EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference. Chicago, IL.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, March 8).  Social Media—Transforming our Digital Future.  University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee: IT’s 4 U!. Milwaukee, WI.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, March). Mobile learning. EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference. Chicago, IL.

 

Barth, D., Bergtrom, G., Joosten, T., & Russell, M.R. (2011, March). Faculty Development for Blended Learning. 8th Annual Sloan C Blended Learning Conference & Workshop- Evidence to Practice: Fulfilling the Promise. Oakbrook, IL.

 

Barth, D., Bergtrom, G., & Russell, M.R. (2011, March). Using Mediated Reflective Writing in Online and Blended Courses. 8th Annual Sloan C Blended Learning Conference & Workshop-Evidence  to Practice: Fulfilling the Promise. Oakbrook, IL.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, February 14). Social media constituent group. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual conference. Washington, DC.

 

Joosten, T. (2011, February 13). Virtual world constituent group. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) Annual  conference. Washington, DC.

 

Stoerger, S. (2011, January). Marching backwards into the future: Library and information science education in Second Life. Association for Library and Information Science Education. San Diego, CA.

 


UWM Learning Technology Center staff often receive grants to conduct research. Below you will find recent grants.

Grants


  • University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Digital Futures Research Grant, 2012, $5,000. Joosten, Principal Investigation.
  • SUNY Global Center, Collaborative Online International Learning Grant, Creating US/Japan International Course Online, 2011-2013, Russell.
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Grant for Providing Mentorship and Faculty Development, June 2012. Russell.
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Digital Futures Grant, Using Mobile Technologies in the Literature Classroom, January-May 2012. Russell.
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Digital Futures Grant, UWM Unconference Planning and Event, Digital Futures Grant, June-August 2012. Russell.
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Instructional and Professional Development Grant, Evaluating Living Learning Center International Courses, June-August 2012. Russell.
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Center for Instructional and Professional Development Grant, Designing a Blended World Theatre Course, June-August 2012. Russell.
  • University of Wisconsin System, Office of Technology, Curricular Redesign Grant, Mobile Learning, 2011-2012, $15,000. Joosten and Stoerger, Principal Investigators.
  • University of Wisconsin System, Office of Technology, Curricular Redesign Grant, Intensive Faculty Development and Virtual Worlds,  2011-2012, $15000. Joosten and Stoerger, Principal Investigators.
  • University of Wisconsin System, Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC), Curricular Redesign Grant, "Beyond Text": Facilitating Student-Centered Learning through ePortfolios and Digital Storytelling. 2010-2011. Mangrich and Russell, Principal Investigators.
  • University of Wisconsin System, Office of Technology, Emerging Technology Grant, Social Media, January, 2010, $4,200. Joosten, Principal Investigator.
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Educational Technology Fee, Second Life for Learning, April, 2009, $2,500. Joosten, Principal Investigator.
  • University of Wisconsin System, Office of Technology, Emerging Technology Grant, Virtual Worlds, January, 2008, $5,000. Joosten, Principal Investigators. 
  • Sloan Consortium, Blended and Hybrid Learning Initiative, December 2007-2010, $500,000. Kaleta and Pedrick, Principal Investigators.
  • University of Wisconsin System, Office of Technology, Curriculum Redesign Grant, Student Response Systems, June, 2005-2006, $98,000. Kaleta and Joosten, Principal Investigators.
  • University of Wisconsin System, Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC), Curricular Redesign Grant, Podcasting, 2006-2007. Mangrich, Principal Investigator.
  • University of Wisconsin System, Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC), Curricular Redesign Grant, Using Digital Content to Build Curricular Consistency and Faculty Collaboration, 2004-2005. Mangrich, Principal Investigator.



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