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DIRKIN, KATHRYN

Professor

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Biography

Dr. Kathryn Dirkin is a Professor in the Teacher Education and Professional Development Department at Central Michigan University. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology/ Educational Psychology. She has multiple conference presentations and publications focusing on the role of an instructor’s pedagogical beliefs and values in online teaching. Dr. Dirkin has also presented or published on such topics as helping faculty integrate technology in methods courses and using authentic and collaborative projects in an educational technology course. Her current research interests focus on integrating technology for systemic change.

Bond, J., Dirkin, K., Tyler, A.J., & Lassitter, S. (2021). Ladders and Escalators: Examining Advancement Obstacles for Women in Instructional Design. The Journal of Applied Instructional Design, 10(2). https://edtechbooks.org/jaid_10_2/examining_advancemen

Sutter, T. & Dirkin, K. (2021). The Convergence of Triple E Framework Components and Michigan Secondary Teachers’ Perceptions of Technology Affordances. In E. Langran & L. Archambault (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1336-1345). Online, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 9, 2021 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/219290/

Dirkin, K., Hain, A., Tolin, M. & McBride, A. (2020). OMMI: Offline MultiModal Instruction. In E. Langran (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE Interactive 2020 Online Conference (pp. 24-28). Online: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 13, 2020 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/218115/ 

Dirkin, K., Roberts, S. & Plevinski, J. (2017). Powerful Voices: Podcasts, History, & Social Justice. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2179-2184). Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).Retrieved August 28, 2017 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/177510/.

Dirkin, K. & VanDeusen MacLeod, E. (2015). Collaborative Experiences for Preservice Teachers in Authentic Activities. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015-Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3127-3132). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).Retrieved August 28, 2017 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/150437/.

Dirkin, K. (2013). Grounding online course design in Bloom’s revised taxonomy. In Jan Herrington et al. Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2013,(pp. 176-178). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Dirkin, K. H., & Francis, R. W. (Spring 2013). Supervising outside the textbox. The Field Experience Journal, 11(1). 

Dirkin, K. (2012), Teaching with technology in authentic contexts. The Scanner. 3(2), 22-23. Yadav, A., Phillips, M. M., Lundeberg, M. A., Koehler, M. J., Hilden, K., & Dirkin, K. H. (2011). If a picture is worth a thousand words is video worth a million? Differences in affective and cognitive processing of video and text cases. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 23(1), 15-37. 


Bachelor of Arts in American Culture, 1992 University of Michigan

Masters of Arts in Educational Technology, 2001, Michigan State University

Ph.D. in Educational Technology/Educational Psychology, 2008, Michigan State University

Integrating technology for systemic change. The role of an instructor’s pedagogical beliefs and values in online teaching. Helping faculty integrate technology in methods courses and using authentic and collaborative projects in an educational technology course.

Courses Taught

EDU 842 - Mobile Learning
EDU 814 - Differentiated Instruction in Online Learning
EDU 709 - Innovative Uses of Technology
EDU 708 - Distance Education
EDU 707 - Issues in Educational Technology
EDU 660 - Methods of Educational Research
EDU 653 - Read/Write Web
EDU 643 - Instructional Design
EDU 642 - Multimedia
EDU 590 - Advanced Technology in Education
EDU - 566 - Independent Study
EDU 343 - Social Studies Methods in Education
EDU 280 - Education of Children
EDU 290 - Technology in Education