Julia Lynn Parra

Assistant Professor, Learning Design & Technology

College of Education, New Mexico State University

juparra at nmsu.edu, http://juliaparra.com

 

ACADEMIC HISTORY

May 2010            

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Learning Technologies, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, Education and Psychology, Learning Technologies  

Dissertation Title: A Multiple-Case Study on the Impact of Teacher Professional Development for Online Teaching on Face-to-Face Classroom Teaching Practices

 

May 2002            

Master of Arts, New Mexico State University, New Mexico State University (NMSU), Las Cruces, NM, Education, Educational Learning Technologies Endorsement            

                            

May 1996            

Bachelor of Arts, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, Elementary Education, Language Arts Endorsement

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

                                                           

Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, August 2010 – Present

Program Developer and Course Instructor, College of Extended Learning, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, January 2007 – July 2010

Instructional Designer & Facilitator of Foundation Course & Workshops, Online Learning Consortium, http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/, September 2009 – 2015

Project Coordinator/Web-based Curriculum Developer, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, June 2000 – July 2010

Educational Technology Consultant, Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) Program, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, August 1996 – Jan 2001

Teacher, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies, Sierra Middle School, Las Cruces, NM, August 1996 – May 2000  

 

SCHOLARSHIP & CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

                       

Research Areas: Learning Design, Technology, and Innovation; Online/Blended/HyFlex Teaching & Learning; Emerging Technologies; Intersections of Technology, Pedagogy, and Content Knowledge (TPACK)

Publications: Edited Book

  1. Parra, J., Thomas-Brown, K. Bond, G, Chatterjee, S. & Wall, F. (Eds.) (2017). We Are Superheroes!  Taking Flight with Critical Digital Literacy. CreateSpace Independent Publishing, Charleston: CA. ISBN-13: 978-1975610180 ISBN-10: 1975610180. Amazon
  2. Wiburg, K., Parra, J. Mucandanyi, G., Green, J., & Shaver, N. (Eds.). (2016). The little book of learning theories: Second Edition. Learning Design & Technology, College of Education, New Mexico State University.

Publications: Refereed Articles

  1. Woodley, X., Hernandez, C, Parra, J., and Negash, B. (2017). Celebrating Difference: Best Practices in Culturally Responsive Teaching Online.TechTrends, 61(5), 470-478.
  2. Abdelmalak, M., Parra, J. (2016). Expanding learning opportunities for graduate students with Hyflex course design. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD), 6(4), 19-37).  DOI: 10.4018/IJOPCD.2016100102
  3. Parra, J. (2016). Moving beyond MOOC Mania: Lessons from a faculty-designed MOOC. Current Issues in Emerging eLearning (CIEE), 3(1), 173-204.
  4. Aruajo, B., Carmona, J. F., Parra, J., & Chávez Chávez, R. (2014). Digital explorations along the Borderlands: Transfronterizo youth, testimonio, and personal learning networks. International Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD), 6(2), 16-31. DOI: 10.4018/ijicthd.2014040102.

 

Publications: Refereed Book Chapters

  1. Parra, J. (Accepted). Searching, curating and networking: Develop three skills to make the modern web work for you! (Formerly titled Developing Personal Learning Networks to Increase Educator Digital Literacy.) Accepted for a book chapter for Technology for Principals and Other School Leaders, Edited by Dana Christman and Gary Ivory.
  2. Parra, J. (2016). Phases, scaffolds, and technology: Cloud-based student collaboration model for online and blended course design. In B. Gurung & M. Limbo (Eds.), Integration of Cloud Technologies in Digitally Networked Classrooms and Learning Communities. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. ISBN13: 9781522516507 | ISBN10: 1522516506 | DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1650-7
  3. Wiburg, K., Trujillo, K., Chamberlin, B., & Parra, J. (2016). Transforming mathematics teaching through games and inquiry. In M. Neiss, S. Driskell, & K. Hollenbrands (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Transforming Mathematics Teacher Education in the Digital Age. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0120-6.ch003.
  4. Parra, J. (2013). Developing technology and collaborative group work skills: supporting student and group success in online and blended courses. In P. Blessinger (Ed.), Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education, Volume 6 Part G – Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in e-Learning Environments: Web 2.0 and Blended Learning Technologies. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. DOI: 10.1108/S2044-9968(2013)000006G013.
  5. Bovard, B., Bussmann, S., Parra, J., & Gonzales, C. (2010, first published 2007). Transitioning to E-Learning: Teaching the teachers. In Web-Based Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (pp. 259-276). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. DOI:10.4018/978-1-61520-963-7.ch019.

 

Publications: Non-Refereed Article/Chapter

  1. Minotti, J. Sheehan, R., & Parra, J. (2011). Online course design for individuals with and without disabilities: Pedagogy, tools, and universal design for learning. Learning Technology publication of IEEE Computer Society’s Special Theme Section: Advanced Learning Technologies for Disabled and Non-Disabled People, 13(2).
  2. Parra, J., Bulger-Tamez, Gomez, C., Ozer, M. (2016). Chapter 5 – Experiential Learning. In W.Wiburg, K., Parra, J. Mucandanyi, G., Green, J., & Shaver, N. (Eds.), The little book of learning theories: Second Edition. Learning Design & Technology, College of Education, New Mexico State University.

 

Publications: Conference Proceedings

  1. Wiburg, K., Parra, J., Mucandanyi, G., Torres, R., & Latorre, J. (2017). Using emerging design models to develop mathematics games. Submitted for Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Access at https://www.learntechlib.org/pv/177497 
  2. Bontly, S., Khalil, S., Mansour, T., & Parra, J. (2017). Starting the conversation: A working definition of critical digital pedagogy. Accepted for Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Access at https://www.learntechlib.org/pv/177311 
  3. Parra, J. & Bontly, S.W. (2016). Transforming learning environments: Co-constructionism in higher education classrooms. In Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2016 (pp. 726-730). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Access at https://www.learntechlib.org/p/173024 
  4. Parra, J. (2016). The Twitter top 5, PLN 3-point reflections, the great debate, and deconstructing monument valley: Innovative activities in online and blended graduate courses. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 755-761). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Access at https://www.learntechlib.org/p/172320 
  5. Wiburg, K., Tellez, K., Altamirano, A. & Parra, J. (2015). Digital democracy:  Panelists will share technology-based projects for empowering marginalized populations in K-12 and adult education. Attendees will be invited to discuss uses of technology for addressing a deepening digital divide in the U.S. In D. Slykhuis & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 2122-2124). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Access at https://www.learntechlib.org/p/150293 
  6. Parra, J.L. (2009). A multiple-case study on the impact of teacher professional development for online teaching on face-to-face classroom teaching practices. Ph.D. thesis, Pepperdine University. Parra, J. (November 17, 2009). Paper presented on panel for Recent Research on Online Teaching and Learning: Implications for Practice, at Virtual School Symposium 2009: Creating New Solutions through Online Learning, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). Austin, Texas. Access at https://www.learntechlib.org/p/124857 
  7. Card, D. (Author Only), Polin, L. (Author Only), Parra, J. (Author Only), Rhoads, J. B. (Presenter & Author), Sartori, T. M. (Author Only). (January 2006). Can you hear me now: The return of voice to distance learning. In Proceedings published WBE’06 Proceedings of the 5th IASTED international conference on Web-based education (pp.137-140). Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Access at http://www.actapress.com/Content_of_Proceeding.aspx?proceedingID=331 
  8. Gonzales, C., Parra, J., Bovard, B. & Holsombach-Ebner, C. (2003). Facilitating Online Teaching and Learning using Centra and WebCT. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (pp. 761-763). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Access at https://www.learntechlib.org/p/13872 

  

Presentations and Workshops: Peer Reviewed

Regional, National and International

  1. Parra, J., Chatterjee, S., & Alsuwaida, N. (accepted, November 15-17, 2017). Recommendations from international students for culturally responsive design and teaching in online courses. Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate 2017 Conference. Orlando, Florida.
  2. Parra, J. (accepted, November 15-17, 2017). We are ALL superheroes! Taking flight with participatory course design & digital publication. Submitted to Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate 2017 Conference. Orlando, Florida.
  3. Wiburg, K., Parra, J., Mucandanyi, G., Torres, R., & Latorre, J. (March 5-9, 2017). Using emerging design models to develop mathematics games. Paper presented at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2017. Austin, Texas.
  4. Bontly, S., Khalil, S., Monsour, T. & Parra, J. (March 5-9, 2017). Starting the conversation: A working definition of Critical Digital Pedagogy. Paper presented at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2017. Austin, Texas.
  5. Armstrong, A. & Parra, J. ( June 26-29, 2016). Blended Learning for Culturally Responsive Teaching and TPACK Development. Workshop delivered at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) International Conference 2016. Denver, CO.
  6. Parra, J. (March 23, 2016). The Twitter top 5, PLN 3-point reflections, the great debate, and deconstructing monument valley: Innovative activities in online and blended graduate courses. Paper presentation for Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2016. Savannah, GA.
  7. Wiburg, K., Tellez, K., Altamirano, A. & Parra, J. (2015). Digital democracy:  Panelists will share technology-based projects for empowering marginalized populations in K-12 and adult education. Attendees will be invited to discuss uses of technology for addressing a deepening digital divide in the U.S. Panel and paper presentation for Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2015. Las Vegas, NV.
  8. Aruajo, B., Carmona, J. F., Parra, J., & Chávez Chávez, R. (November 8, 2014). Digital explorations along the Borderlands: Transfronterizo youth, testimonio, and personal learning networks. Paper presented at the 24th Annual International NAME Conference, Tucson, AZ.
  9. Parra, J. (July 8, 2014). Adventures in innovative learning design & technology. 3-hour workshop delivered at the 2014 Online Learning Consortium Blended Learning Conference. Denver, CO.
  10. Parra, J. (June 17, 2014). Innovative models and strategies for designing learning environments. 3-hour workshop delivered at New Media Consortium 2014 Summer Conference. Portland, OR.
  11. Parra, J. (February 23, 2012). Collaboration and technology: scaffolding for online student success. Virtual Presentation for EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference 2012, Portland, OR.
  12. Bemis-Schurtz, H. R., Greenfield, M., Junco, R., Oakley, B., & Parra, J. (February 23, 2012). The truth is out there: Social media for teaching and learning. Virtual Panel Presentation for EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference 2012, Portland, OR.
  13. Parra, J. (July 13, 2011). Technology & collaborative learning: Scaffolding for student success. Virtual Presentation for 2011 SLOAN-C 4th Annual International Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Online Learning. Newburyport, MA.
  14. Parra, J. (November 17, 2009). A multiple case study on the impact of teacher professional development for online teaching on face-to-face classroom teaching practices. Panel presenter for Recent Research on Online Teaching and Learning: Implications for Practice, Virtual School Symposium 2009: Creating New Solutions through Online Learning, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). Austin, Texas.
  15. Parra, J., Bussmann, S. C., & Bemis-Schurtz, H. R. (November 16, 2009). A model for maximizing your professional development through webinars. Virtual School Symposium 2009: Creating New Solutions through Online Learning, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), Austin, Texas.
  16. Parra, J., Bemis-Schurtz, H. R., & Bussmann, S. C. (October 28, 2008). nurturing a professional development ecosystem. Virtual School Symposium 2008: Bridging the Gap through Online Learning, North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL), Phoenix, Arizona.
  17. Parra, J. (Presenter & Author), Gonzales, C. L. (Presenter & Author), Bovard, B. A. (Author Only), Holsombach-Ebner, C. (Author Only). (June 25, 2003). Facilitating online teaching and learning using Centra and WebCT. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2003, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  18. Gonzales, C. & Parra, J. (1998). A Professional Development Model, 1998 National Educational Computing Conference, San Diego, CA. June 20-24, 1998.
  19. Parra, J. (1998). Designing and Leading Effective Workshops. 1998 National Educational Computing Conference. San Diego, CA. June 20-24, 1998.

 

Presentations: Non-Peer Reviewed

Regional, National and International

  1. Parra, J. & Thomas-Brown, K. (August 1, 2015). An Effective STEM+C Model of Teaching and Learning: What is the role of Geography in this model? Paper presented at the 2015 National Conference on Geographic Education, Washington, D.C.
  2. Parra, J. (April 25, 2014). Adventures in innovative learning design for blended & online learning environments, Quality Matters Southwest Regional Conference 2014, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM.
  3. Parra, J., DeMers, M. N., Carr, R. (October 6, 2012). Designing for engaged learning in GIS courses through online, hybrid, and collaborative models. Paper presented at the 2012 National Conference on Geographic Education, San Marcos, Texas.
  4. Strawn, D., Parra, J., Bernal, M., Gaylord, L., & Lujan, S. (May 24, 2012). Educating the HEART through service learning! CCNCCE 2012 Annual National Conference: Leaders Leading Leaders in Service Learning and Civic Engagement, Community College National Center for Community Engagement, Scottsdale, Arizona.

State & Local

  1. Parra, J., Kozel-McDonald, K. & Adams, R. (November 18-20, 2015). Highlights from the 1st annual NewMexicoDLA conference. New Mexico Technology in Education (NMTIE) 2015 Conference. Albuquerque, NM.
  2. Wilson, M & Parra, J. (October 2, 2015). Finding the melody in course design: The impact of learning to teach online on a music teacher’s teaching practice. NMSU University Research Council’s Fifteenth Annual URC Research and Creative Activities Fair. Las Cruces Convention Center, Las Cruces, NM.
  3. Parra, J. (April 10, 2015). Supplementing professional development with PLEs and PLNs. New Mexico Society for Technology in Education (NMSTE) & CTO Clinic “Leading Digital Learning” Spring Conference 2015. Las Cruces, NM.
  4. Parra, J. (November 21, 2014). Adventures in Innovative Learning Design. New Mexico Technology in Education (NMTIE) 2014 Conference. Albuquerque, NM.
  5. Parra, J. (October 3, 2014). Adventures in learning design and technology and innovation. Breaking Boundaries in Teaching and Learning, Academic Technologies Summit, University of Texas. El Paso. El Paso, TX.
  6. Parra, J. (April 12, 2014). Adventures in learning design and technology. New Mexico Society for Technology in Education (NMSTE) 2014 Mini Conference. Albuquerque, NM.
  7. Parra, J. (April 29, 2011). Collaborative learning & technology: Scaffolding for group work in online courses. New Mexico Society for Technology in Education (NMSTE) 2011: Going Mobile, New Mexico Society for Technology in Education. Albuquerque, NM.
  8. Parra, J. (April 22, 2010). Teaching science online & virtual labs. New Mexico Society for Technology in Education (NMSTE) 2010 Innovate-Educate New Mexico Virtual Conference. Online.
  9. Parra, J. (October 23, 2009). Transforming face-to-face teaching practices with professional development for online teaching, New Mexico Technology In Education (NMTIE) 2009 Conference. Ruidoso, NM.
  10. Parra, J. (October 22, 2009). Learning communities: Practical applications, New Mexico Technology In Education (NMTIE) 2009 Conference. Ruidoso, NM.
  11. Parra, J. (April 30, 2009). Increasing engagement and interaction in your classes with audio/video tools. The K-12 Educational Technology Summit and Innovate-Educate NM Conference 2009. Albuquerque, NM.
  12. Parra, J., Bemis-Schurtz, H. R., & Bussmann, S. C. (October 16, 2008). Nurturing a professional development ecosystem. New Mexico Technology In Education Conference (NMTIE) 2008. Albuquerque, NM.
  13. Parra, J. (October 15, 2008). A guided tour of web 2.0 technologies, New Mexico Technology In Education (NMTIE) 2008 Conference. Albuquerque, NM.
  14. Parra, J. & Bock, M. A. (October 10, 2008). Evaluating online courses. New Mexico State University - Community College Round-Up. Doña Ana Community College. Las Cruces, NM
  15. Parra, J., Bock, M. A., & Turner, C. (September 19, 2008). Evaluating the quality of distance education teaching. Western Region Teaching Symposium. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
  16. Parra, J. (April 30, 2008). What's the Buzz About Web 2.0? NM K-12 Educational Technology Summit, New Mexico Public Education Department. Albuquerque, NM
  17. Parra, J., Bemis-Schurtz, H. R., & Bussmann, S. C. (October 5, 2007). Designing programs for eTeacher professional development. New Mexico Technology In Education Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  18. Parra, J., & Bussmann, S. C. (October 4, 2007). Social networking & Internet safety, New Mexico Technology In Education (NMTIE) 2007 Conference. Albuquerque, NM
  19. Parra, J.  & Lalla, S. (September 29, 2006). It takes a village: A training program that works. New Mexico Technology In Education (NMTIE) 2006 Conference. Albuquerque, NM.
  20. Parra, J. (September 29, 2006). Supporting eLearning with Web-based collaborative tools. New Mexico Technology In Education (NMTIE) 2006 Conference. Albuquerque, NM.
  21. Sharp, M & Parra, J. (June 5-7, 1997). Teaching from the sidelines with one to four computers. Center for Teaching Excellence: Fifth Annual Action Research Conference. Taos, NM.
  22. Sharp, M & Parra, J. (November 4-5, 1996). Computers in the classroom. Southern New Mexico Technology Conference. Las Cruces, NM.

 

Invited

  1. Parra, J. (March 12, 2016). Adventures in learning design, technology, and innovation. Invited Speaker for Nepalese Students’ Association (NeSA) 8th International Conference: Role of Diaspora for Sustainable Homeland. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  2. Parra, J. (April 23, 2016). Adventures #BeyondBorders in learning design, technology, and innovation. Invited Speaker for NMSU College of Education 2016 Education Beyond Borders Workshops. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  3. Parra, J. (May 15-16, 2013). Trends in technology impacting education & learning design. Invited paper presented at the Education Quality Improvement International Research Conference, Mongolian State University of Education, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Proceedings in The International Conference Papers on Teacher Education Reform.
  4. Parra, J. (July 13, 2011). Facing the future: technology use in education. Invited Speaker for Dona Ana Community College Retreat. Las Cruces, NM.

 

Selected Instructional Materials, Products, and Creative Works

Parra, J. (Fall 2014). (Instructional Designer and Content Developer). Adventures in learning design, technology, and innovation #LDTIMOLO (Massive Open Online Course [MOOC] in collaboration with NMSU and Canvas Learning Network). MOOC published at https://learn.canvas.net/courses/367

Ludgate, H., Becker, S., House, N., Katz, G., Ohler, J., Parra, J., Poulin, P., & Shapiro, W. (April 9, 2014). NMC On the Horizon, 2014 NMC Summer Conference Highlights. New Media Consortium (NMC) on the Horizon Project, online panel information at http://www.nmc.org/events/horizon-2014-summer-conference-highlights.

Parra, J. & Udermann, B. (January 30, 2014). Supporting Online Students. SLOAN Consortium YouTube and Hangouts for Online & Blended Faculty, online panel recording at https://plus.google.com/events/cm5scs9f2itrpf69u64qp24dbc0.

Parra, J. (Aired December 17, 2010). Public Square: The Media and Our Children, Discussant for NM PBS KNME New Mexico In Focus production filmed at NMSU, Las Cruces, NM. View at http://portal.knme.org/video/1701469538/

 

Scholarship Under Review

Parra, J., Woodley, X., Lucero, L. (submitted October 15, 2017). Practice-based teacher education in hybrid, blended, and online environments. Submitted to Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE), special edition Technological Supports for Practice-based Teacher Education.

Abdelmalak, M.M.M & Parra, J. (submitted September 15, 2017). Case study of HyFlex course design: Benefits & Challenges for Graduate Students. Invited to revise and submit HyFlex article for publication as chapter in book.

Wiburg, K., Parra, J., Mucandanyi, G., Torres, R., & Latorre, J. (submitted September 2017). Constructivist instructional design models applied to the design & development of digital mathematics game modules. Submitted to International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning.

Rajbanshi, R. & Parra, J. (submitted September 2017). Middle school science teachers’ technology use. Submitted to Journal of Research in Science Teaching.

Osanloo, A. F., Parra, J., Pedraza, C. A. A. (submitted June 2017). “Los olvidados” - A historical review of the forgotten ones in intercollegiate athletics. Submitted for special issue of the Journal for the Study of Sports & Athletes in Education.

 

Scholarship Under Development

College of Education & Computer Science collaboration. NSF Innovative Graduate Education Grant.

Alsuwaida, N., Woodley, X., Parra, J., Wiburg, K. Technology and fashion design.

Wiburg, K., Parra, J., Mucandanyi, G., Latorre, J., Torres Castillo, R. Learning what matters.

Parra, J. Working Title: Exploring Critical Digital Literacy Using Digital Publication.

Parra, J. Working Title: Exploring Blended Participatory Course Design. Continuation of Bontly, S. & Parra, J. Working Title: Theoretical foundations of Participatory Course Design in a Blended Learning Environment.

Parra, J. Working Title: Pokemon Go, Monument Valley and We are all Superheroes! Using Today’s Digital Cultural Phenomenon to Engage Learners.

Parra, J. #Pedagogy.

Parra, J. Revisiting dissertation topic - Outcomes of professional development for OTL on F2F teaching practices.

Telles, K. & Parra. J. Working Title: “I Don’t Want to Clean Houses Anymore”: Engaging English Learners towards Successful Transition Into College Level Coursework. To be submitted for publication to the Community College Review.

Johnson, S., Parra, J., & Bussmann, S. (submitted October 8, 2016). Case study of a professional development program for the improvement of online course design in higher education. Submitted to the Journal of Research on Technology in Education, not accepted, under revision.

Parra, J. & Guillaume, R. O. Working Title: Online Learning and Educational Leadership: Adding Synchronous and Collaborative Activities to Undergraduate Educational Leadership Course.

Rios, S., & Parra, J. Working Title: Culturally Responsive Research Design: Comadreando and Portraiture.

 

Sponsored Projects

Funded

DeMers, M. N. (Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), Sponsored Research, "New Mexico Geographic Alliance Project", Sponsoring Organization: National Geographic Society, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, PI Total Award: $27,500.00, Current Status: Pending.  (September 1, 2016- November 1, 2017).

DeMers, M. N. (Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), Sponsored Research, "New Mexico Geographic Alliance Project", Sponsoring Organization: National Geographic Society, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, PI Total Award: $27,500.00, Current Status: Pending.  (September 1, 2015- November 1, 2016).

DeMers, M. N. (Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), Sponsored Research, "New Mexico Geographic Alliance Project", Sponsoring Organization: National Geographic Society, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $17,000.00, PI Total Award: $34,000.00, Current Status: Closed. (September 1, 2012 - November 1, 2014).

DeMers, M. N. (Principal), Carr, R. A. (Co-Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), Sponsored Research, "New Mexico Geographic Alliance", Sponsoring Organization: National Geographic Society, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $8,000.00, PI Total Award: $32,000.00, Current Status: Closed. (January 27, 2012 - March 31, 2013).

Bussmann, S. C. (Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), Sponsored Research, "Blackboard for eBlended Online Learning Development (BeBOLD)", Sponsoring Organization: NM Public Education Department, Sponsoring Organization Is: Local, Research Credit: $39,999.75, PI Total Award: $79,999.50, Current Status: Funded. (October 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011).

Bussmann, S. C. (Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), Sponsored Research, "On-Line Teaching and Learning Opportunities", Sponsoring Organization: Deming Public Schools, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $38,500.00, PI Total Award: $77,000.00, Current Status: Closed. (October 8, 2008 - June 30, 2010).

Bussmann, S. C. (Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), Sponsored Research, "Open Light Lordsburg Partnership", Sponsoring Organization: Lordsburg Municipal Schools, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $65,000.00, PI Total Award: $130,000.00, Current Status: Closed. (July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009).

Bussmann, S. C. (Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), Sponsored Research, "Online Teaching and Learning Opportunities", Sponsoring Organization: Animas Public Schools, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $32,500.00, PI Total Award: $65,000.00, Current Status: Closed. (November 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008).

Parra, J. Center for Teaching Excellence Award, to attend and present at the National Educational Computing Conference in San Diego, California. $700. (February 1998).

 

Not Funded

Guzman, W. (Principal) & Parra, J. (Co-Principal). (submitted December 5, 2016). Measurement In Makerspace Modules (MIMMs), $450,000, submitted to NSF DRK-12. Current Status: Not Funded.

Parra, J. (Principal), Pontelli, E. (Co-Principal), Sponsored Research, "Discover STEM+C", Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $625,000.00, PI Total Award: $1,250,000.00, Current Status: Not Funded. (January 1, 2016 - January 31, 2016).

DeMers, M. N. (Principal), Carr, R. A. (Co-Principal), Campbell, C. (Co-Principal), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), Dugas, D. P. (Co-Principal), Sponsored Research, "Benchmarking a Limited MOOC Critical Spatial Thinking Course", Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $49,985.90, PI Total Award: $499,859.00, Current Status: Not Funded. (August 16, 2014 - January 31, 2015).

Tran, S. C. (Co-Principal), Manshad, S. J. (Co-Principal), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), Pontelli, E. (Principal), Sponsored Research, "Evaluating the Impact of Automated Assessment and Constructivism in Non-Visual", Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $66,287.90, PI Total Award: $662,879.00, Current Status: Not Funded. (January 1, 2013 - January 31, 2015).

Rutledge, D. W. (Principal), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), Sponsored Research, "EXP: Collaborative Research: Continuous Assessment for Students and Teachers (C.A.S.T.)", Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $274,998.00, PI Total Award: $549,996.00, Current Status: Not Funded. (August 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014).

Cao, H. (Principal), Tran, S. C. (Co-Principal), Pontelli, E. (Co-Principal), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), Sponsored Research, "EXP: Effective Learning and Teaching of Computer Science through Knowledge-Based Question-Answering System", Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $137,469.25, PI Total Award: $549,877.00, Current Status: Not Funded. (July 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014).

Pontelli, E. (Principal), Brown, S. W. (Co-Principal), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), Sponsored Research, "ITEST Strategies: Project CARES - Computing with Authentic Relevant Experiences", Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $233,950.70, PI Total Award: $935,802.78, Current Status: Not Funded. (June 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014).

Rutledge, D. W. (Principal), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), Sponsored Research, "Continuous Assessment for Students and Teachers (CAST)", Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Sponsoring Organization Is: Other, Research Credit: $1,499,957.72, PI Total Award: $2,999,915.44, Current Status: Not Funded. (August 1, 2012 - January 31, 2014).

Rutledge, D. W. (Principal), Stanford, T. B. (Supporting), Stanford, T. B. (Supporting), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), Sponsored Research, "CAST: Continuous Assessment for Students and Teachers", Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Sponsoring Organization Is: Federal, Research Credit: $1,750,000.00, PI Total Award: $3,500,000.00, Current Status: Not Funded. (June 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011).

 

Professional Development

FABLEARN 2016: 6th Annual Conference on Creativity and Making in Education, October 14-16th, 2016 – Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

Cyberlearning 2016: Designing for Deeper, Broader, and More Equitable Learning, Arlington, VA, June 5-6, 2016

National Science Foundation (NSF) Day at Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas, May 20, 2015    

 

College Funding Awards

NMSU College of Education Scholarly Travel Program for Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty, $1000 Travel Funding, 2016

Untenured/Tenure Track Faculty Research Mini-Grant, College of Education, NMSU, $2000 awarded, March 2011          

 

TEACHING AND MENTORING

                                                                 

New Mexico State University Courses

Graduate Courses

Note that EDLT courses are taught for the Learning Design and Technology concentration in the College of Education. CEL courses were previously designed for the Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning for the College of Extended Learning; with the dissolution of CEL in Spring 2013, these have transitioned to EDLT pre-fixed courses.

EDLT/CEL 560 Fostering Online Teaching and Learning: Fall 2008/2009/2010/2011/2102/ 2013/2015/2016; 100% online

EDLT 578/CEL 571, Designing Webinars and Webconferencing: Fall 2010/2011, Summer 2015/2016; 100% online

EDLT 580 Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching and Learning: Spring 2010; 100% online

EDLT/CEL 581, Emerging Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching and Learning: Spring 2010/2011/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017, 100% online except Spring 2015 was taught HyFlex to accommodate for International students who are not allowed to take online courses.

CEL 590, Assessing and Evaluating Online Learning: Spring 2010; 100% online

EDLT 592/CEL 595, Directed Study: Online Teaching Practicum: Summer 2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2013/2014 (co-designed and continuous revision of the course); 100% online

EDLT 520, Introduction to Authoring and Multimedia: Spring/Summer 2011, Spring/Summer/Fall 2012, Spring/Summer 2013, Spring/Summer 2014, Fall 2015 (cross-listed with EDLT 620); Summer versions taught 100% online; Fall 2016 (cross-listed with EDLT 620)

EDLT 528, Designing Educational Resources for the Internet: Spring/Fall 2011 (cross-listed with EDLT 628)

EDLT 570/572, Advanced Instructional Strategies: Learning Design, Technology & Innovation: Fall 2013/2014, Spring 2016/2017 (cross-listed with EDLT 672)

EDLT 620, Advanced Authoring and Multimedia: Spring/Summer 2011, Spring/Summer/Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2015 (cross-listed with EDLT 520), Fall 2016 (cross-listed with EDLT 520)

EDLT 628, Designing Educational Resources for the Internet: Spring/Fall 2011 (cross-listed with EDLT 528)

EDLT 607, Current Research in Learning and Technologies: Spring 2012, Spring 2013

EDLT 615, Applications of Computer Tools for Research: Fall 2012

EDLT 672, Advanced Curriculum Development: Learning Design, Technology & Innovation: Fall 2013/2014, Spring 2016/2017 (cross-listed with EDLT 570)

EDUC 700, Dissertation Hours, 129 credit hours

 

Courses Co-Taught

EDLT 592/CEL 595, Directed Study: Online Teaching Practicum: Summer 2010/2011/2012/2013; 100% online

EDLT/CEL 561, Educational Uses of Social Media in Online & Blended Learning: Fall 2012; 100% online

EDLT 368, Fall 2010

 

Workshops and Continuing Instruction

Invited Guest Lectures, Workshops & Classes

  1. Parra, J. (June 22, 2016). Learning Design, Technology, & Research. Presentation for Dr. Pierre Orelus’ class, College of Education, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  2. Parra, J. (June 22, 2016). Community and expertise exchange network. Invited presenter for NMSU School Turnaround Development Program, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  3. Parra, J. (July 12, 2016) Tech Trends & Digital Citizenship. 3-hour workshop for New Mexico Leadership Institute (NMLI) Summer Academy at College of Education, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  4. Parra, J. (June 16-17, 2016). Digital Storytelling. 4-hour Workshop for New Mexico Leadership Institute (NMLI) Summer Academy at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
  5. Parra, J. (May 31, 2016). Online, blended, and Hyflex course design. Invited Brown Bag Guest Presenter for the 2016 Online/Blended Summer Institute. NMSU Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP), New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  6. Parra, J. (May 3, 2016). Searching, curating, and networking: make the modern web work for you! Invited presenter for NMSU School Turnaround Development Program. New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  7. Parra, J. (July 13-18, 2015). Tech Trends & Digital Citizenship. 3-hour workshop for New Mexico Leadership Institute (NMLI) Summer Academy at College of Education, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  8. Parra, J. (Spring 2015). NMSU CEP 199. Co-taught 1-credit leadership class with NMSU Faculty, workshops titled, The Twitter Top 5 and Developing Your PLN, College of Education, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  9. Parra, J. (October 2, 2014). Discover Your Digital Day. Freshman workshop for New Mexico Leadership Institute (NMLI) at College of Education, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  10. Parra, J. (July 27, 2014). Tech Trends & Digital Citizenship. 3-hour workshop for New Mexico Leadership Institute (NMLI) Summer Academy at UNM, Albuquerque, NM.
  11. Parra, J. (September 18, 2014). Learning Design, Technology, & Research. Presentation for Dr. Thea Hand’s class, College of Education, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  12. Parra, J. (June 12, 2014). Learning Design, Technology, & Research. Presentation for Dr. Judith Carmona’s class, at College of Education, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  13. Parra, J. (July 15-20, 2013). Basics of Online Learning and Social Media. Provided this and participated in other workshops for New Mexico Leadership Institute (NMLI) formerly Rosemont Leadership Institute, Summer Academy at NMSU, Las Cruces, NM.
  14. Parra, J. (November 15, 2012). Using Technology as the Means for International Exchange of Information. Presented to NMSU College of Education Hosts Mongolian State University of Education (MSUE) Delegation. Las Cruces, NM.
  15. Parra, J. (April 9, 2012). Technology for classrooms. Presented to NMSU College of Education Board of Advocates. Las Cruces, NM.
  16. Parra, J. (January 17, 2012). Report on NMSU going mobile with iPad 2 summer workshop. Presented to NMSU College of Education 2012 Spring Opening Program. Las Cruces, NM.
  17. Parra, J. (March 8, 2011). Instructional Design and Instructional Tools: An Online and Hybrid Perspective. Dr. Charles Townley’s class, College of Education, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

 

Workshops for NMSU Faculty

  1. Parra, J. (July 23, 2012 - July 26, 2012). Going Mobile with New iPad 4-Day Workshop. College of Education, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.
  2. Parra, J. (October 13, 2011). Using Google Docs to Create Content. NMSU Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP), Las Cruces, NM.
  3. Parra, J. (September 22, 2011). Getting Started Module and the Quality Matters Rubric. NMSU Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP), Las Cruces, NM.
  4. Parra, J. (July 25, 2011 - July 28, 2011). Going Mobile with the iPad 4-Day Workshop. NMSU College of Education, Las Cruces, NM.
  5. Parra, J. (March 8, 2011). Let's Talk Online Teaching Follow Up Workshop - Synchronous Tools: Skype Workshop. NMSU Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, NM.
  6. Parra, J. (March 1, 2011). Let's Talk Online Teaching Follow Up Workshop - Synchronous Tools: Adobe Connect Webinar, NMSU Teaching Academy. Las Cruces, NM.
  7. Parra, J. (February 25, 2011). Embedding Web 2.0 Tools in Blackboard. NMSU Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP), Las Cruces, NM.
  8. Parra, J. (February 15, 2011). Let's Talk Online Teaching: Synchronous Teaching: Tips & Challenges. NMSU Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, NM.
  9. Parra, J. (November 12, 2010). Focus on Learning Objectives & Blackboard Goals Tool. NMSU Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP), Las Cruces, NM.
  10. Parra, J. (October 22, 2010). Getting Your Content into Blackboard. NMSU Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP), Las Cruces, NM.
  11. Parra, J. (October 12, 2010). Let's Talk Online Teaching: Community & Engagement Online. NMSU Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, NM.
  12. Parra, J. (September 17, 2010). Fellowship Program Orientation, NMSU Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP), Las Cruces, NM.
  13. Parra, J. (September 7, 2010). Let's Talk Online Teaching: Workload & Time Management Strategies. NMSU Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, NM.
  14. Parra, J. (July 28, 2010). Synchronous Tools for Online Teaching and Learning, NMSU Institute for Technology Assisted Learning (ITAL). Las Cruces, NM.
  15. Parra, J. (July 27, 2010). Increasing Presence and Interaction, NMSU Institute for Technology Assisted Learning (ITAL). Las Cruces, NM.
  16. Parra, J. (July 20, 2010). Embedding Web 2.0 Tools in Blackboard. NMSU Institute for Technology Assisted Learning (ITAL), Las Cruces, NM.
  17. Parra, J. (June 25, 2010). Webconferencing Basics for Online Teaching and Learning. NMSU Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP), Las Cruces, NM.
  18. Parra, J. (June 23, 2010). Synchronous Tools for Online Teaching and Learning, NMSU Institute for Technology Assisted Learning (ITAL), Las Cruces, NM.
  19. Parra, J. (June 15, 2010). Embedding Web 2.0 Tools in Blackboard. NMSU Institute for Technology Assisted Learning (ITAL), Las Cruces, NM.
  20. Parra, J. (June 11, 2010) Embedding Web 2.0 Tools in Blackboard. NMSU Online Course Improvement Program OCIP), Las Cruces, NM.
  21. Parra, J. (May 3, 2010). A Recipe for Learning with Technology & Collaboration. NMSU Webinars, College of Extended Learning and the Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) program, Las Cruces, NM.
  22. Parra, J. (April 19, 2010). Teaching Math Online. NMSU Webinars, College of Extended Learning and the Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) program, Las Cruces, NM.
  23. Parra, J. (April 6, 2010). Let’s Talk Teaching Online – Strategies for Assessing Online Learning. NMSU Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, NM.
  24. Parra, J. (April 5, 2010). Online Pedagogy – Implementing Online Learning Communities. NMSU Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) & Distance Education Committee of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Las Cruces, NM.
  25. Parra, J. (March 9, 2010). Let’s Talk Teaching Online – Strategies for Group Work and Collaboration. NMSU Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, NM.
  26. Parra, J. (February 26, 2010). Online Collaboration and Group Work. NMSU Webinars, Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP), Las Cruces, NM.
  27. Parra, J. (February 20, 2010). What is the Matrix? Designing Learning Using NETS-S. NMSU Regional Educational Technology Assistance, (RETA) Workshop, Las Cruces, NM.
  28. Parra, J. (February 15, 2010). Online Science and Virtual Labs. NMSU Webinars, College of Extended Learning and the Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) program, Las Cruces, NM.
  29. Parra, J. (February 12, 2010). Evaluating Online Learning – Focus on Quality Matters Rubric. NMSU Webinars, Online Course Improvement Program, Las Cruces, NM.
  30. Parra, J. (February 8, 2010). New Learning Communities: Practical Applications. NMSU Webinars, College of Extended Learning and the Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) program, Las Cruces, NM.
  31. Parra, J. (December 5, 2009). What is the Matrix? Designing Learning Using NETS-S, Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) workshop, Las Cruces, NM.
  32. Parra, J. (January 26, 2009). Going Live with USTREAM, NMSU Webinars, College of Extended Learning and the Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) program, Las Cruces, NM.
  33. Parra, J. (January 26, 2009) Educational Uses of Animoto & Moblyng, NMSU Webinar’s College of Extended Learning and the Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) program, Las Cruces, NM.
  34. Parra, J. (May 17-18, 2008) IDEAL-NM eTeacher Preparation - Teaching IDEAL-NM Teachers to Teach Online, Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) program, Las Cruces, NM.
  35. Parra, J. (October 24, 2007). Taking Animation Courses Online, College of Extended Learning, Las Cruces, NM.
  36. Parra, J. (June 2-3, 2007). Web 2.0 for Learning 2.0, RETA Professional Development, Las Cruces, NM, Las Cruces, NM.
  37. Parra, J. (July 17-28, 2006). Synchronous and Asynchronous Uses of Voice in Distance Education: Can You Hear Me Now? 2006 NMSU Institute for Technology Assisted Learning (ITAL), Las Cruces, NM.
  38. Parra, J. (October 14, 2004). Centra Basics and Games, 2004 NMSU Distance Education Conference, Las Cruces, NM.
  39. Parra, J. (November 17, 2001). Innovative Web-Based Curriculum, New Mexico State Learning Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  40. Parra, J. (November 8, 2001). Web Curriculum based on Standards, Las Cruces Regional Roundtable on Teacher Preparation and Professional Development. Las Cruces, NM.
  41. Parra, J. (October 17, 2001). Innovations in Educational Technology, Hispanic Heritage Month, Sponsored by NMSU’s Chicano Programs. Las Cruces, NM.
  42. Parra, J. (September 8-9, 2000). Knowing How to Deal with Media, Teachers Teaching Teachers Conference, Las Cruces, NM.
  43. Parra, J. (September 8-9, 2000). A Video Production Workshop for Educators, RETA Instructor Orientation. Albuquerque, NM.

 

Mentoring

Independent Studies Supervised

EDUC 698, Nouf Alsuwaida, (development of journal article - Women’s Identity and Traditional Veiling), Fall 2016

EDUC 602, Suparna Chatterjee (Current Research in Learning Design & Tech), Fall 2016

EDUC 698, Sandra Johnson (dissertation seminar in research design), Summer 2012

EDUC 495 and 598, Aditya Madhira (design of interactive websites, apps, accompanying documentation), Summer 2012

EDUC 698 Mariam Abdelmalak (dissertation seminar in research design), Fall 2011

 

Doctoral Students Mentored in Research & Teaching

Nouf Alsuwaida and Suparna Chatterjee (Advisor, co-author, of conference presentation submitted and accepted for Online Learning Consortium Accelerate Conference 2017)

Gaspard Mucandanyi, Ruth Torres, and Joanne Latorre (Advisor, co-author, and co-presenter of paper presented at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2017)

Susan Bontly, Samar Khalil, Tahani Mansour (Advisor, co-author, and co-presenter of paper presented at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2017)

Susan Bontly (Advisor and co-author for conference paper presentation submitted and presented by Bontly at EdMedia 2016)

Amanda Armstrong (Advisor, co-author, and co-presenter of conference workshop presented at ISTE 2016)

Megan Lockard (Advisor for IRB preparation and submission to Maestro (12067-S) The Composition Classroom & Democracy)

Melinda Wilson (Advisor, co-author, and co-presenter of presentation at NMSU University Research Council’s Fifteenth Annual URC Research and Creative Activities Fair 2015)

Mariam Abdelmalak (Preparation and support for teaching EDLT 520, Spring 2013 and was my Graduate Assistant that I nominated and she received the Merit-based Enhancement Award from the Graduate School, March 22, 2013).

Doctoral Committees

Chair/Co-Chair

  1. Gema Salcedo Suggs (Chair, coursework just completed)
  2. Brenda Mejia (Chair, coursework just completed)
  3. Valente “Pancho” Saenz (Co-Chair with TBD, Interdisciplinary, coursework in progress)
  4. Tahani Mansour (Co-Chair with Xeturah Woodley, coursework in progress)
  5. Nouf Alsuwaida (Co-Chair with Karin Wiburg, coursework in progress)
  6. Jed Duggan (Chair, comp exam defended March 18, 2014)
  7. Sam Stichter (Co-Chair with Dr. David Rutledge, comp exam defended February 22, 2013)
  8. Jed Duggan (Chair, comp exam defended March 18, 2014)
  9. Gary Bond (Chair, coursework in progress)
  10. Susan Bontly (Chair, coursework in progress)
  11. Roshani Rajbanshi (Chair, Education Ph.D., completed Spring 2017)
  12. Kimberly Rumford (Co-Chair with Dr. Rene Guillaume, Interdisciplinary, completed Spring 2017)
  13. Susana Rios (Chair, Education Ph.D., completed Fall 2015)
  14. Sandra Johnson (Chair, Education Ph.D., completed Fall 2015)
  15. Erica Armijo (Co-Chair with Dr. Loui Reyes, completed Fall 2015)
  16. Jorge Gallegos (Co-Chair with Dr. Loui Reyes, Education Ph.D., completed Fall 2015)
  17. Ken Tellez (Co-Chair with Dr. Karin Wiburg, Education Ph.D., completed Fall 2014)
  18. Mariam Abdelmalak (Chair, Education Ph.D. completed Fall 2013)
  19. Walaiwad Rodchompoo (Co-Chair with Dr. Loui Reyes, Education Ph.D. completed Spring 2012)

 

Member

  1. Samar Khalil (Member, Education Ph.D., comprehensive exam projected for November 2017)
  2. Rebecca Alvarado-Alcantar (Graduate Dean’s Representative, SPED Ph.D.)
  3. Phillip Johnson (Graduate Dean’s Representative, ELA Ph.D., comps exam September 20, 2017)
  4. Tim Hand (Graduate Dean’s Representative, ELA Ph.D., comps exam completed Summer 2017)
  5. Chadrhyn Pedraza (Graduate Dean’s Representative, ELA Ph.D., comps exam completed January 24, 2017)
  6. Nate Shaver (Member, Education Ph.D., proposal defended December, 2016)
  7. Megan Lockard (Member, Education Ph.D., comprehensive exam defended December 2016)
  8. Jennifer Rider (Member, Education Ph.D., comprehensive exam defended December 2016)
  9. Mehmet Ozer (Member, Education Ph.D., coursework in progress)
  10. Laura Oldham (Member, Education Ph.D., comps exam defended December 9, 2015)
  11. Pamela Duncan/Hayward, (Member, Education Ph.D., coursework, comps exam defended September 8, 2017)
  12. Amer Jafar  (Graduate Dean’s Representative, Education Ph.D., completed Spring 2017)
  13. Lizzeth Medina (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Spring 2017)
  14. Loretta Wideman (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Spring 2016)
  15. Valerie Grimley (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Fall 2015)
  16. Lizette Villaneuva (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Fall 2015)
  17. Paula Wallace (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Spring 2015)
  18. Rachel Malloy (Member, English Ph.D. completed Spring 2015)
  19. Rajaa Shindi (Member, Interdisciplinary, completed Fall 2014)
  20. Yolanda Pawielski (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Spring 2014)
  21. Michael Alvidrez (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Spring 2014)
  22. Merjjena Hemp (Emergency backup member for final defense, Spring 2014)
  23. Larinee Dennis (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Fall 2013)
  24. Binod Gurung (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Spring 2013)
  25. Yousef Aurori (Member, Education, Ph.D., completed Spring 2013)
  26. Meghan McGuire (Graduate Dean’s Representative, English Ph.D., completed Spring 2013)
  27. Sarah Fischbach, (Graduate Dean’s Representative, Marketing Ph.D., completed Spring 2013)
  28. Sallie Loftin (Member, Education Ed.S., completed Fall 2012)
  29. Sandra Padilla (Graduate Dean’s Representative, EAD Ph.D., completed Fall 2012)
  30. Irene Chief (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Summer 2012)
  31. Melissa Chavira (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Fall 2011)
  32. Rebecca Adams (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Summer 2010)

 

Masters Committees

  1. Mehmet Ozer (Masters Oral Defense Paper, Passed Spring 2017)
  2. Louriz Soto Roseann Espino (Masters Oral Defense Paper, Passed Spring 2016)
  3. Merdan Zomav (Masters Oral Defense Paper scheduled for Spring 2016)
  4. Khalifa Alshaya (Masters Oral Defense Paper, Passed Spring  2016)
  5. Georgina Barrera de Carmona (Masters Oral Defense Paper, Passed Fall 2015)
  6. Jaime Gonzalez (Graduate Dean’s Representative, Passed July 24, 2014)
  7. Sheng-Lun Cheng (Member, Passed Fall 2013)
  8. Leticia Cahill (Graduate Dean’s Representative, Passed Fall 2012)
  9. Dustin Edwards Graduate Dean’s Representative, Passed Spring 2012)
  10. Hector Segarra (Graduate Dean’s Representative, Passed Summer 2011)
  11. Michael Gandara (Graduate Dean’s Representative, Passed Spring 2011)
  12. Thasha McVey (Graduate Dean’s Representative, Passed Spring 2011)
  13. Ricci Marie Montes (Graduate Dean’s Representative, Passed Spring 2010)

 

Other

Pamela Remstein (ECED Ph.D. Technology Requirement, Passed December 2, 2016)

April Yates (ECED Ph.D. Technology Requirement, Passed September 2, 2016)

Birgit Spies (International Student Faculty Advisor, Ph.D. completed May 2013)

 

Selected Materials Regarding Teaching and Mentoring

EDLT 520/620 Critical Digital Literacy Class Digital Publications. (Class of Fall 2016). Edited book in preparation, Draft Title: From Digital Literacy to Critical Digital Literacy. Learning Design & Technology, College of Education, New Mexico State University (for Amazon book publication); Student team podcasts published to Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/user-636479320.

Parra, J. (2016). (Content Developer and Instructional Designer). Fall 2016, 520/620 Critical Digital Literacy. New Mexico State University. Syllabus published at https://goo.gl/F9aZI9 

EDLT 570/672 Emerging Models for Learning Design & Technology Class Digital Publications. (Class of Spring 2016). Edited book in preparation, Learning design: Topics, challenges, and tools. Learning Design & Technology, College of Education, New Mexico State University (for Amazon book publication); Student team podcasts published to Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/user-636479320.

Parra, J. (2016). (Content Developer and Instructional Designer). Spring 2016, EDLT 570/672 Emerging Models for Learning Design & Technology. New Mexico State University. Syllabus published at https://goo.gl/dAFWvj

Parra, J., Bussmann, S., Johnson, S., & Lalla, S. (2013-2015). (Instructional Designer and Content Developer). NMSU Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate Program (All core courses of this 100% online program are Quality Matters Recognized). See https://otl.nmsu.edu/graduate-certificate/otl-courses/.

Parra, J. (2015). (Instructional Designer and Content Developer). EDLT 560 Fostering online learning communities (peer review by Dr. Richard Oliver).

Parra, J. (2015). (Content Developer and Instructional Designer). EDLT 581 Emerging tools and techniques for online teaching and learning (100% online course passed Quality Matters Peer Review process with three reviewers). New Mexico State University. Syllabus published at https://nmsu.instructure.com/courses/947542/assignments/syllabus

Parra, J. (2014). (Instructional Designer and Content Developer). EDLT 560 Fostering online learning communities (100% online course passed Quality Matters Peer Review process with three reviewers). Syllabus published at https://nmsu.instructure.com/courses/863189/assignments/syllabus

 

Recognition, Awards, & Certificates in Teaching                                                                                                 

Recognition for Quality Matters Recognized Course, NMSU 2nd Innovation and Quality Celebration, November 12, 2015

Recognition for Quality Matters Recognized Course, NMSU 1st Innovation and Quality Celebration, December 4, 2014

Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Education, NMSU, $500 awarded, Fall 2014

Online Teaching Certificate Facilitator Certificate of Appreciation, Online Learning Consortium, July 2014

Nominee for Paticia Christmore Teaching Award, College of Education, NMSU, 2013                  

Quality Matters Rubric Update Certificate, Quality Matters Program, Maryland, August 31, 2011

Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Certificate, Quality Matters Program, Maryland, June 27 - July 5, 2011

Quality Matters Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Certificate, Quality Matters Program, Maryland, June 14 - 26, 2011                         

SLOAN-C Collaboration and Group Work: Using Teams Effectively Workshop Certificate, February 9 - 18, 2011                                      

New Mexico State University’s 2010 Sony Scholarship Grant, Sony Electronics with the support of Intel Corporation, November 5, 2010        

NMSU Teaching Academy Wall of Honor, NMSU Teaching Academy, 2006

 

SERVICE

                                                                               

Service To The Profession

Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for Journal Articles & Edited Book Chapters

Multicultural Perspectives, The Official Publication of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), reviewed manuscript, Fall 2016

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Member of Editorial Board and Reviewer Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE) - Current Practices, Fall 2015-Present

Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, reviewed manuscript, April 3-17, 2016

NMSU College of Education, reviewed manuscript for Border Walking Journal, February 5-29, 2016

IGI Global, Reviewed book chapter for book titled, Integration of Cloud Technologies in Digitally Networked Classrooms and Learning Communities, December 15, 2015-January 31, 2016

Emerald Group Publishing Limited. P. Blessinger (Ed.). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Reviewed three chapters for Increasing Learner Engagement through Cutting-edge Technologies, Spring 2013

Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, manuscript reviewer, Spring 2011, Spring 2012

Journal of Faculty Development, manuscript reviewer, Fall 2010

 

National and International Professional Membership/Service

  1. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference 2016, Reviewed six conference papers and one presentation abstract, October 21, 2015 - February 9, 2016
  2. American Educational Research Association (AERA), reviewed 19 paper submissions for AERA Annual Meeting 2016: "Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies," August 2015

 

National and International Professional Membership

  1. Member since 2014, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  2. Member since 2012, National Geographic Network of Alliances
  3. Member since 2012, National Council for Geography Education (NCGE)
  4. Member since 2009, Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
  5. Member since 2007, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE),
  6. Member since 2006, EDUCAUSE
  7. Member since 2005, American Educational Research Association
  8. Member 2007 – 2011, Western Committee of iNACOL
  9. Research Member January 2007 – 2010, iNACOL Research Committee
  10. Member 2006 – 2011, The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
  11. Member 2005-2009 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

 

State/Local Professional Membership

New Mexico Distance Learning Association (NewMexicoDLA), invited to be a founding board member & elected Co-Treasurer (December 2013 - May 2015) and Co-Chair of Annual Conference Committee (June 2014 – Fall 2017)

Co-Coordinator, 2012 – Present, New Mexico Geographic Alliance (NMGA)

Founding member 2007 – Present, New Mexico Society for Technology in Education (NMSTE)

Member 2006 – 2009, New Mexico Learning Network

Member July 2001 – 2005, Council for Media Literacy

Member April 2003 – 2005, Organ Mountain Student Film Festival Board Member

 

Service To The University

University

Member, NMSU Online Task Force, Fall 2017 - Present

Member at large, 2013-Present; served as Chair/Co-Chair 2013-2015; Member, 2010-2013; and publish FACT Newsletter, NMSU Faculty Advisory Committee for Technology (FACT)

Treasurer 2009 and Member 2009 – 2016, NMSU Hispanic Faculty and Staff Caucus

Program Co-Coordinator, New Mexico Geographic Alliance, July 1, 2012 - Present

Committee Member, Canvas LMS Communications, March 14, 2012 - Present

Faculty Mentor, ENLACE, NMSU, Fall 2008 – Spring 2012

 

College of Extended Learning

Participated in the development of Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate Program; Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP); and Regional Technology Assistance (RETA) Program projects including RETA Webinars, BeBOLD grant and online teacher professional development, and the NMSTE Going Mobile 2011 Virtual Conference Strand

 

College of Education

Faculty Senate Representative, Fall 2017 - Present)

Faculty Reviewer, Early Childhood Education doctoral students technology requirement, Fall 2016

Faculty Participant, Diversity Task Force Retreat, April 22, 2016

Committee Member, College Council, Budget and Technology Committee and or  Student Affairs Committee (Fall 2012 – Spring 2016)

Faculty Member, NMSU Delegation to Mongolia, 2012-2013, (evidence in Tab 33)

CEP 199 Mentor, 2012-2013

Program Development, Applicant Interviewer, Curriculum Developer and Instructor, Scholar Mentor, New Mexico Leadership Institute formerly Rosemont Leadership Institute, 2011 – Present

Co-Facilitated NMSU College of Education Technology Strategic Planning, Fall 2011

 

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Committee Member, Masters Programs Committee, 2014-2016

Committee Member, Learning Design & Technology Faculty Search Committee, January–February 2014

Advisor for the C&I Masters and Doctoral students with Learning Design & Technology Concentration and for the Masters with Online Teaching Certificate, Fall 2012 – Present

Reviewer and Interviewer, Doctoral Intake Process, 2011 - Present

Reviewer, Student Teacher Education Program applicants, Teacher Education Program applicants, Masters Exams, 2010 – Present

 

Learning Design & Technology Program/Concentration Area

Director of Online Teaching & Learning Graduate Certificate program, responsible for OTL budget, administration, advisement, evaluation, etc., Summer 2017 - Present

Coordinator, maintain website and handbooks, facilitate CAFs, facilitate departmental tasks including strategic planning, etc., Fall 2015 – Present

Team Member, participation in the development and program evaluation of the Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate Program including transition of OTL program courses from Blackboard to Canvas in Summer/Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 and transition from College of Extended Learning (CEL) to College of Education after dissolution of CEL in spring 2013, Fall 2012 – Present

 

Service To The Community and Outreach

Educational Activist, Cyberlearning 2016 legislative office visits to promote discussion about Cyberlearning, June 7, 2016

Educational Activist, National Geographic Network of Alliances Hill Day Congressional Meetings to promote geography education and the Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act (TGIF), Washington, D.C., Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012

Officer, Treasurer, AMISTAD Family Services Board of Directors, Las Cruces, NM, September 7, 2011 - Present

 

Consulting and Contract Work

NM School Turnaround Program Planning, NM PED, 2015-Present.

Blended Classrooms Workshop, Las Cruces Public Schools, Middle School, January 6, 2014.

9-Week Foundation Course, Online Learning Consortium formerly SLOAN-C, 2-5 times per year, 2009 – 2015.

Introduction to Collaboration Tools Workshop, Online Learning Consortium, February 27-March 6, 2015; April 18-25 and August 22-29, 2014.

Strategies for Successful Group Work Workshop, Online Learning Consortium, January 24-31 and June 20-27, 2014.

Twitter for Learning Workshop, Online Learning Consortium, March 21-28, 2014.

Successful Online Outcomes: Group Work Workshop, Online Learning Consortium, April 19-26 and October 18-25, 2013.

Learning Environments: Twitter Workshop, Online Learning Consortium, January 18-25, 2013 and July 19-26, 2013.

Quality Matters Online Course Reviewer, October 1, 2012 - November 15, 2012

Quality Matters Online Course Reviewer, September 1, 2012 - October 15, 2012

Qatar National Research Fund Request For Proposals Reviewer, February 16, 2012 - February 20, 2012

Research Advisory Group for Math Snacks member: Using Innovative Media to Fill Conceptual Gaps in Mathematics, October 23-25, 2011

 

LEADERSHIP

Faculty Senator, NMSU Faculty Senate, elected spring 2017

Board of Directors, Online Learning Consortium (OLC), Spring 2017 - Present

Advisory Council, National Geographic Network of Alliances, Fall 2016 - Present

NMSU College of Education, Faculty Leadership Program, Spring 2015

                                                                         Parra Vitae updated 8-28-17