United States of America - Winchester
Richard Pierce is an Associate Professor and the Director of Academic Computing Technology (ACT) at Shenandoah University. He leads the classroom technology and video tele-conferencing efforts to support improving teaching and learning in traditional and online settings.
Areas of interest
- Online learning
- Self directed learning
- Students’ Perceptions of Telepresence: A cross-sectional view in health professions
- The beginning or end? iPad Pro 9.7 + Apple Pencil: A Case Study of User Engagement
- Guide on the Side: Reconsidering the faculty role in student-centered online learning
- Exam performance and recorded lecture viewing: A closer look
- Heads in the Cloud: Middle School Goes Digital with Netbooks
- Transforming Interaction and Social Presence through Course Design: Authentic Implementation of Threaded Discussion Tools
- Playing Catch Up 2.0: How a Professional Learning Community Instructional Model Assists Adult Students
- The Millennial Myth: Assessing Information and Communication Technology Self-Efficacy in a Professional Development School Network
Richard Pierce is Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of the Academic Computing Program at Shenandoah University. He earned his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the Texas A&M University School of Education with a graduate specialization designed to prepare technology leaders. Dr. Pierce’s research interests focus on 21st century pedagogy, including strategies and models for the effective integration of technology at all academic levels; online student support needs, engagement, and learning; issues of diversity and digital equity; and the use of digital portfolios for professional development. He serves as the co-director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, and has published numerous journal articles, including in International Journal on E-Learning, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, and the Journal of Applied Learning Technology. He presents frequently at conferences. He began his career in education as a secondary computer information systems instructor in rural Northeast Texas.