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Michael DeSchryver, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor

Director, Doctorate of Educational Technology (DET) 

Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development

EHS Building 460
 ​989-774-1456
 desch2m@cmich.edu​​​​​​​​​​​​



  • ​Education
  • Ph.D. 2012, Michigan State University
  • Program Areas
  • Teacher Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Courses Taught
  • EDU 800 - Educational Technology Research
    EDU 870 - Higher Order Learning and New Literacies
    EDU 708 - Distance Education
    EDU 707 - Issues in Education Technology
    EDU 653 - The Read/Write Web
  • Research Interests
  • New literacies and creative thinking, increasing essential skills and strategies needed to teach, learn, and work successfully in a largely Web–mediated world. 
  • Author of the theory of Web-Mediated Knowledge Synthesis: How advanced learners used the Web to construct knowledge about climate change behavior.
  • ​​​Publications
  • DeSchryver, M. (2017). Using the web as a higher order thinking partner: Case study of an advanced learner creatively synthesizing knowledge on the web. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 55(2), 240-271.
  • Plevinski, J., Weible, J., & DeSchryver, M. (2017). Anchored annotation to support collaborative knowledge construction. Philadelphia, PA: International Society of the Learning Sciences. 
  • DeSchryver, M. (2016). The Web as a creative thinking partner. eLearn, 2016(12), 1. 
  • DeSchryver, M. (2015a). Higher-order thinking in an online world: Toward a theory of web-mediated knowledge synthesis. Teachers College Record, 117(3), 1-44. 
  • DeSchryver, M. (2015b). Web-mediated knowledge synthesis for educators. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 58(5), 388–396. 
  • DeSchryver. M., Yadav, A. (2015) Creative and computational thinking in the context of new literacies. Working with teachers to scaffold complex technology-mediated approaches to teaching and learning. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 23(3), 411-431. 
  • Henriksen, D., DeSchryver, M., & Mishra, P. (2015). Transform and transcend: Synthesis as a trans-disciplinary approach to thinking and learning. TechTrends, 59(4), 5-9. 
  • Spiro, R. J., DeSchryver, M., Hagerman, M. S., Morsink, P. M., & Thompson, P. (Eds.). (2015). Reading at a crossroads? Disjunctures and continuities in current conceptions and practices. New York, NY: Routledge. 
  • DeSchryver, M., Leahey, S. Koehler, M., Wolf, L. (2013). Technology, learning, creativity, and design: The habits of mind necessary to generate new ways of teaching in a career of constant change. Tech Trends, 57(3), 40-46.
  • Additional Presentations and Publications.

  • Additional Documents
  • Vitae
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