Meet the APPaL3D Consultants:

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Patricia (Penny) Barker
Career & Technical Business Ed/Instructional Technology Teacher Ashe County Middle School

Education:

MA Educational Media/Instructional Technology (2010)
Appalachian State University
BS Business Administration (2003)
Gardner-Webb University

Experience in 3D Worlds:

Assist in creating and utilizing 3D worlds for collaboration and instruction.  Assist in developing and delivering student/teacher STEM-ICT 3D Summer Academy curricula and activities. Supervise student technology team. (K-12 environment)

Areas of Expertise:

Support teachers in understanding 3D virtual world learning.  Assist in creating and utilizing 3D worlds for instruction specific to need. User manipulation and tech support.  (K-12 environment)
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Dr. Kim Becnel
Assistant Professor, Library Science Appalachian State UniversityReich College of Education: Dept of Leadership & Educational Studies

Education:

Ph.D. American Literature (2005)
University of South Carolina
MLIS (2004)
University of South Carolina
MA American Literature (1999)
University of Southern Mississippi
BA English (1997)
Western Carolina University

Experience in 3D Worlds:

Teaching graduate courses in Teleplace

Areas of Expertise:

Management, Public libraries, Staff training, Service-learning, Distance and Online education and course design
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Dr. Amy Cheney
Associate Professor & Program Coordinator, Instructional Technology Appalachian State UniversityReich College of Education: Dept of Leadership & Educational Studies

Additional Positions:

Executive Director, Virtual Worlds Consortium

Education:

Ed.D. Educational Leadership (2005)
Appalachian State University
University Instructional Technology Specialist Certification (1999)
Appalachian State University
MA. Ed. Secondary Education (1994)
Wake Forest University
B.A. English (1989)
Wake Forest University

Experience in 3D Worlds:

Teaching in ActiveWorlds and Teleplace

Areas of Expertise:

Presence Pedagogy, Virtual Communities of Practice, Constructivist Teaching and Learning in Virtual Environments
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Lori Dean
Director LES Online and Student Services Appalachian State UniversityReich College of Education: Dept of Leadership & Educational Studies

Education:

  MA Instructional Technology (2010)
  Appalachian State University
   
   BA English (1990)
   Appalachian State University
   

Experience in 3D Worlds:

  Technical/faculty/student support in Open QWAQ/Teleplace and ActiveWorlds

Areas of Expertise:

  Building/Designing 3D learning environments to enhance instruction
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Kathy Furr
STEM-ICT Project Manager Appalachian State UniversityReich College of Education: Dept of Leadership & Educational Studies

Education:

  MA Educational Media/Instructional Technology (2006)
  Appalachian State University
   
  BSBA, Information Systems (1982)
  Appalachian State University
   

Experience in 3D Worlds:

  I attended an ASU graduate program in AETZONE and I manage the STEM-ICT 3D project in Teleplace.

Areas of Expertise:

  Administrative, financial, and technical support; Programming; Management; User training
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Julie Marklin
Instructional Technology Specialist Davie County Schools

Education:

  NC Endorsement in Instructional Technology (2011)
  Appalachian State University
   
  MS Library Science (1996)
  University of North Carolina, Greensboro
   
  BA Elementary Education (1992)
  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
   

Experience in 3D Worlds:

  Instructor for the Summer STEM ICT-3D Student/Teacher Academies in 2009, 2010, and 2011

Areas of Expertise:

  Forum layout; Lesson logistics; Spatial organization
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Dr. Nita Matzen
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator, Library Science Appalachian State UniversityReich College of Education: Dept of Leadership & Educational Studies

Additional Positions:

  Principal Investigator of STEM and ICT Instructional Worlds: The 3D Experience (STEM-ICT 3D), a National Science Foundation ITEST grant project.

Education:

  Ed.D., Educational Leadership (2003)
  Appalachian State University
   
  MLS, Library Science (1995)
  Appalachian State University
   
  BSEd Middle Grades, Mathematics (1985)
  Western Carolina University
   
  BS Social Work (1978)
  Western Carolina University
   

Experience in 3D Worlds:

  Teaching in ActiveWorlds and QWAQ/Teleplace

Areas of Expertise:

  Presence Pedagogy, Virtual Communities of Practice, Service-Learning, Staff Development/Training, Use of 3D Virtual Worlds in K-12, Project Evaluation
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Dr. Terry McClannon
Assistant Professor, Instructional Technology Appalachian State UniversityReich College of Education: Dept of Leadership & Educational Studies

Education:

Ed.D. Educational Leadership (2006)
Appalachian State University
Ed.S. Higher Education Administration (2002)
Appalachian State University
MA Educational Media/ Instructional Technology Specialist, Computers (1997)
Appalachian State University
BS Technology/ Electronics and Computer Science (1992)
Appalachian State University

Experience in 3D Worlds:

Developing and teaching in ActiveWorlds and QWAQ/Teleplace

Areas of Expertise:

Presence Pedagogy, Virtual Communities of Practice, Instructional Design, Universal Design for Learning, Technology Systems
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Dr. Patrick O'Shea
Assistant Professor, Instructional Technology Appalachian State UniversityReich College of Education: Dept of Leadership & Educational Studies

Education:

  Ph.D. Urban Studies with a concentration in Educational Technology (2002)
  Old Dominion University
   
  MS General Secondary Education (1998)
  Old Dominion University
   
  BA History (1994)
  Old Dominion University
   

Experience in 3D Worlds:

  Teaching in ActiveWorlds and Teleplace, including forum design and building

Areas of Expertise:

  Instructional Design, Games-based Learning, Augmented Reality Curriculum Design
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Heather Ratledge
Instructional Technology Facilitator Davie County Schools

Education:

  MA Educational Media, Instructional Technology/Computers (2010)
  Appalachian State University
   
  BA Middle School Education (1996)
  Concentration in Math and Science
  Catawba College
   

Experience in 3D Worlds:

  Participant, Mentor, and Instructor at the STEM-ICT 3D Summer Academy.  I have created and used a 3D virtual space with students and have attended graduate classes in this type of learning environment.

Areas of Expertise:

  I enjoy helping/teaching people how to set up, organize, and build forums
Sara Rhyne
District Curriculum and Technology Facilitator Davie County Schools

Education:

  MLS (2011)
  Appalachian State University
   
  MA Instructional Technology/Computers (2007)
  Appalachian State University
   
  BA in Literature (1996)
  University of North Carolina, Asheville
   

Experience in 3D Worlds:

  ASU Salt grant project participant, STEM-ICT 3D participant, both degrees were taught combined in 3D Worlds, Poland project training teachers in Teleplace

Areas of Expertise:

  Training teachers how to use 3D environment, modeling and explaining best practice for lesson and space design, PD design in a 3D world
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Dr. Brian Richard
Business and Marking Technology Instructor Pickens County SchoolsGettys Middle School: Exploratory Arts Department Head

Additional Positions:

  Adjunct Professor of Instructional Technology at Southern Wesleyan University-Master of Education program

Education:

  Ed.D. Instructional Technology and Distance Education (2008)
  Nova Southeastern University
   
  MS Educational Technology (2004)
  Nova Southeastern University
   
  BA Economics (1992)
  Clemson University
   

Experience in 3D Worlds:

  Participant, Mentor, and Instructor at the STEM-ICT 3D Summer Academy

Areas of Expertise:

  Cognitive Efficiency and Interactive Multimedia Learning Environments
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Dr. Richard (Dick) Riedl
Professor Emeritus Appalachian State UniversityReich College of Education: Dept of Leadership & Educational Studies

Education:

  Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction (1975)
  Arizona State University
   
  MA Education (1972)
  Akron University
   
  BA Biology (1967)
  Cornell College
   

Experience in 3D Worlds:

  Initiated the use of 3D environments at Appalachian State University. Developed multiple teaching and learning environments in ActiveWorlds and QWAQ/Teleplace

Areas of Expertise:

  Presence Pedagogy, guiding teachers in effective uses of 3D worlds
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Dr. Edward Roberts
Assistant Professor New York City College of Technology-CUNYDepartment of Career and Technology Teacher Education

Education:

  Ed.D. Technology Education (2009)
  North Carolina State University
   
  MA Technology Education (2004)
  Appalachian State University
   
  BS Industrial Technology/Electronics (2003)
  Appalachian State University
   

Experience in 3D Worlds:

  Provide 3D modeling/programming and day-to-day 3D modeling instructional and programmatic support for the NSF grant funded project STEM and ICT InstructionalWorlds: The 3D Experience (STEM-ICT 3D).

Areas of Expertise:

  3D modeling/Building/Designing 3D learning environments to enhance instruction
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Dr. Robert Sanders
Department Chair Appalachian State UniversityReich College of Education: Dept of Leadership & Educational Studies

Additional Positions:

  Associate Professor, Library Science

Education:

  Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Design and Technology (2000)
  University of Cincinnati
   
  MSLS. Library Science (1995)
  University of Kentucky
   
  BS Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Education (English/Language Arts) (1990)
  Indiana University
   

Experience in 3D Worlds:

  Developing and teaching in 3D virtual worlds (ActiveWorlds and QWAQ/Teleplace)

Areas of Expertise:

  Presence Pedagogy, Virtual Communities of Practice, Action Learning, Service-Learning, Virtual Reference Services, Instructional Design
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Dr. John Tashner
Professor, Instructional Technology Appalachian State UniversityReich College of Education: Dept of Leadership & Educational Studies

Education:

  Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction (1973)
  University of Virginia
   
  MA Education (1970)
  Old Dominion University
   
  BA Biology (1967)
  Old Dominion University
   

Experience in 3D Worlds:

  Participated in the early development of 3D worlds for teaching and learning at Appalachian State University. Developed interactive teaching and learning environments/methodologies in ActiveWorlds and QWAQ/Teleplace.

Areas of Expertise:

  Educating teachers in effective uses of 3D worlds for teaching and learning
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Dr. Krista Terry
Assistant Professor, Instructional Technology Appalachian State UniversityReich College of Education: Dept of Leadership & Educational Studies

Education:

  Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Design and Technology (2002)
  Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
   
  MA English (1995)
  Radford University
   
  BA English & Communication Arts and Sciences: Graphic Design (1992)
  Lyndon State College
   

Experience in 3D Worlds:

  Research and teaching in 3D virtul worlds (ActiveWorlds and QWAQ/Teleplace)

Areas of Expertise:

  Cognition and learning, instructional design, training and development, community and collaboration in virtual worlds
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Dr. Paul Wallace
Assistant Professor, Instructional Technology Appalachian State UniversityReich College of Education: Dept of Leadership & Educational Studies

Education:

  Ph.D. Instructional Technology (1998)
  University of Tennessee, Knoxville
   
  MS Curriculum and Instruction (1992)
  University of Tennessee, Knoxville
   
  BA in Philosophy (1989)
  University of Tennessee, Knoxville
   

Experience in 3D Worlds:

  Teaching in virtual worlds to support online and blended learning courses; experience with the design of learning spaces and activities within Teleplace, Active Worlds, and Second Life.

Areas of Expertise:

  Training and development of multimedia and web content integration within virtual worlds; design of 3D learning spaces within popular 3D environments for education (Open Wonderland, Second Life, Teleplace, etc.). Social interaction and communication, particularly within cross-cultural and multiethnic collaborative learning groups