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Christopher Devers

University of San Diego http://www.sandiego.edu

United States of America - Marion

Areas of interest

  • cognition and learning
  • technology
  • scholarship of teaching and learning
  • diversity
  • sociocultural theory
  • critical pedagogy

Biography

Christopher Devers received a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a MS in educational administration and a BS in engineering and technology education from Purdue University. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education and the Director of Research for the Center for Learning and Innovation at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). Prior to joining IWU, Dr. Devers was a professor at the University of San Diego, where he taught graduate courses on learning, cognition, and technology. Broadly, Professor Devers’ research focuses on how and when technology promotes learning. Past research on the integration of technology has focused on the simple question of whether or not a particular technology increases learning. Instead of asking whether or not it works, Dr. Devers’ research asks “how and when does it work?” Specifically, his research explores the optimal components that impact learning and matching those to the right situations. Overall, the broader questions regarding how and when technology is effective are applied to Professor Devers’ lines of research -- online education, online video learning, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Currently, his research focuses on using self-explanation to improve online video learning. To learn more about his research, courses, and students visit: http://www.edprofessor.com