Danilo M. Baylen
University of West Georgia
Danilo M. Baylen is a tenured Full Professor of Instructional Technology in the Department of Educational Technology and Foundations, College of Education at the University of West Georgia. He received his doctoral degree in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University. Also, he has graduate degrees in Elementary Education (Florida Gulf Coast University) and Counseling (NIU) as well as a graduate certificate in Children’s Literature (Pennsylvania State University). His undergraduate degree was in Economics from the University of the Philippines. His research interests include technology integration across the curriculum, media literacy education, visual literacy, online learning and teaching, and instructional design. His recent research projects focused on faculty readiness for online teaching, use of technology for course transformation, and the role of learner characteristics in e-learning among undergraduate and graduate students. Currently, he is exploring the convergence of emerging technologies and children’s literature through interactive picture books and digital storytelling. Also, he is investigating the use of digital media in enhancing the educational experience of teacher education students and practitioners.
Dr. Baylen has been elected as President-Elect (2013-2014) for the International Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and Chair (2013-2016) of the Executive Board for the Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium. Also, he sits as one of the Board of Directors (2011-2014) for the International Visual Literacy Association (IVLA) and serves as Associate Editor for the association’s annual selected readings publication.
Presenter for the Following Session
- Concept Mapping Web2.0 Tools with Pre-Service Teachers
An overview of the importance of visual elements when working with any audience will be presented. The process of exposing students to web 2.0 concept mapping tools through technology explorations will be covered.
- Visual mapping and student learning: Online students’ perceptions, challenges and reflections
This presentation will describe and discuss how the use of concept or visual maps can support student learning in teaching online courses. Using data collected from online discussions, the author will describe how students perceive visual mapping as an instructional activity. It will discuss the challenges of integrating this tool into the curriculum of an online course.