Iowa Distance Learning Symposium (IDLA)
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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8:45 am – 4:00 pm at Grand View University’s Student Center
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About the Keynote
Ana-Paula Correia, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Education and a faculty member with the Human-Computer Interaction program at Iowa State University. Correia has been involved in online learning, curriculum development and program evaluation for more than 20 years. She is currently the inaugural faculty fellow for Engineering-LAS Online Learning. This unit oversees online education efforts of two colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering at Iowa State University. Her work on online teaching and learning has been published in top-tier journals, such as, Teachers College Record, the British Journal of Educational Technology, and Distance Education.
While teaching graduate courses at Iowa State University for the last 10 years, Correia strives to offer students both opportunities to learn new knowledge and to apply knowledge and skills through project-driven experiences in instructional design. She has also a great interest in leveraging e-learning as an entrepreneurial activity among her students. As a result, she created Learning Design Solutions at Iowa State University, which operates as an educational consulting center and represents an alternative for entrepreneurship and instructional design education.
Correia serves currently as the Chair for American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group in Design and Technology. She was the President for Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Research and Theory Division between 2010 and 2013. She received AECT Division of Distance Learning 2015 Best Practice award for her work on “Peer Facilitation of Online Discussions.”
Correia’s current research agenda encompasses three interrelated themes: online & mobile learning, collaborative learning, and curriculum development. She investigates these issues with her research group in Learning Design at Iowa State University.