New book chapter: ‘Using Mobile Devices to Support Formal, Informal & Semi-formal Learning’

Following up on my work with mobile learning and mobile computing devices, I’m proud to announce that I will have a new book chapter coming out soon. Here’s the title and abstract info. Using Mobile Devices to Support Formal, Informal & Semi-formal Learning Uses and Implications for Teaching & Learning Abstract Mobile devices are ubiquitous.




Resources for ‘Sound Pedagogies’ at Cengage Learning Computing Conference

I’m proud to be presenting at the Cengage Learning Computing Conference in Phoenix, AZ, this week.  I have culled together a number of resources, recommendations, and best practices for designing and teaching blended, synchronous, and synchronous online courses, and so I’ve included those links below for the participants and my followers to have those all




Invitation to Research for Faculty & Students

An Exploration of Faculty Members’ Student-centeredness in the Field of Instructional Design & Technology Dear instructional design & technology colleagues, friends, and students, I’m Michael Grant, a faculty member at the University of South Carolina, and I am conducting a research study titled, “An Exploration of Faculty Members¹ Student-centeredness in the Field of Instructional Design




New article: Teaching and learning with mobile computing devices: Case study in K-12 classrooms

I’m excited to share about a new manuscript that was just accepted for publication.  “Teaching and learning with mobile computing devices: Case study in K-12 classrooms” was accepted by TechTrends today.  But what is special about this publication is that it was a collaboration among a doctoral course where we planned, conducted, analyzed, and wrote




Congratulations to Dorian Brown

I wanted to give a quick shout-out to a doctoral student of mine, Dorian Brown.  She has been selected by our IDT faculty as the outstanding doctoral student for this year.  She will be presented with the award at our university’s annual honors assembly in April. If you happen to know Dorian, please give her


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A special thank-you to some gracious former students

I have awesome students.  It’s a simple truth.  I will admittedly get bogged down and discouraged along the road during a semester about what my students aren’t learning, aren’t accomplishing, or aren’t living up to, blah, blah, blah.  But there are times when I am poignantly reminded that my students are great and they are


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Research & Theory Division of AECT will host a short webinar on submitting a conference proposal

I wanted to let everyone know (and please share this, too) that I will be hosting a short webinar for folks who are interested in finding out more about submitting a proposal to the Research & Theory Division of AECT.  This webinar is co-sponsored with the AECT Graduate Student Assembly!  The Research & Theory Division



Free webinar: Learning Analytics – Potential & Principles

The Research & Theory Division of AECT is hosting our next professional development seminar.  Here are the details, and I hope you’ll plan to attend. Scheduled on Feb 6, 2014 at 1:30pm (EST) Invited speaker: Dr. Ryan Baker (http://www.columbia.edu/~rsb2162/) Topic:  Learning Analytics – Potential and Principles Abstract Increasingly,  students’  educational  experiences  occur  in  the  context


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Here’s something I wouldn’t expect: Slideshare’s 1%?

I received an email yesterday that I didn’t ever expect:  I was notified by Slideshare.net that my content on Slideshare is among the top 1% of most viewed on SlideShare in 2013. Wow! I continue to be surprised by how many folks have viewed and appreciate my slide decks and handouts that I have put




AERA SIG-IT awards extended to January 24

The Instructional Technology SIG of the American Educational Research Association is pleased to extend the deadline for our awards submissions. So, you’ve still got time to submit an application for one of the AERA SIG IT awards, including: Best Paper Award, Early Career Award, and Best Student Paper Award. The deadline has been extended to