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Gayle Davidson-Shivers

University of South Alabama

United States of America - Mobile


My status as a retired faculty member has changed to Professor Emeritus. My program is/was Instructional Design and Development (IDD) program at the University of South Alabama (USA) in Mobile, AL. My MA and PhD are in Curricular and Instructional Systems (aka Instructional Design) with related fields of management, I/O psychology, and evaluation from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. My BS degree is in education with course have two sections: F2F and online sections to accommodate international students and US students who enjoy/need to be in a classroom setting. Additionally, I developed two graduate certificate programs: Human Performance Improvement and Instructional Design and Development, which the IDD program continue to offer.

I continue to consult, write, present, and serve on committees for international and national organizations. My publications and presentations focus on online & blended learning, instructional design and strategies. I co-authored a second edition of Web-based learning: Design, implementation, and evaluation (with Rasmussen & Lowenthal) along with various book chapters and journal articles.I am also on the editorial boards of British Journal of Educational Technology (BJET) and Open Education Studies (OES) and as a consulting editor for ETRD. As an update on my retirement -- The two doctoral candidates, whom I supervised) have now earned their PhD degrees. I'm teaching only 1--maybe 2-- course per year, which leaves me to focuse more on writing. Cheers, gvds