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Dr. Patricia J. Slagter van Tryon

Associate Professor
East Carolina University
USA

Career, Research Areas, and Projects

Dr. Patricia J. Slagter van Tryon is an Associate Professor at East Carolina University, in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology where she teaches 100% online graduate courses in the Master of Arts in Education and Master of Science in Instructional Technology programs. Patricia completed her doctoral work in Educational Technology with a concentration in Instructional Design and Development at Lehigh University, Bethlehem Pennsylvania, USA. Patricia is currently the Vice President of Communications for the Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), Design & Development Division. Patricia also serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Distance Education. Her research interests and publications include social cognition and schema revision strategies through instructional e-mmediacy in online learning environments as well as research in instructional design and development in online learning environments.

Selected Publications

  • Slagter van Tryon, P.J., Hirumi, A., & McDonald, J. (2018) Preparing the next generation of instructional designers: a cross-institution faculty collaboration. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 30(1), 125-153.
  • Sugar, W. & Slagter van Tryon, P. J. (2014) Development of a virtual technology coach to support technology integration for K-12 educators, TechTrends
  • Slagter van Tryon, P. J. & Bishop, M. J. (2012). Evaluating social connectedness online: The design and development of the social perceptions in learning contexts instrument, Distance Education, 33(3), 347-364.
  • Slagter van Tryon, P. J. & Schwartz, C. S. (2012). A pre-service teacher training model with instructional technology graduate students as peer coaches to elementary pre-service teachers. TechTrends, 56(6), 31-36.
  • Slagter van Tryon, P.J., & Bishop, M.J. (2009) Theoretical foundations for enhancing social connectedness in online learning environments. Distance Education, 30(3), 291-315. [Nominated in consideration for the ETR&D 2008 Young Scholar Award]
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