TCU Vita

Richard Curby Alexander

Dayton, OH; February 29, 1972

  1. Courses taught
  1. Courses developed at TCU
  1. Honors projects directed, or committee service
  1. Graduate theses and dissertations directed, or committee service
  1. Internal support for academic work received
  1. Academic Advising
  1. Refereed Publications

Alexander, C., Knezek, G., Christensen, R., & Tyler-Wood, T., (In Press). Piloting innovative learning experiences: Outcomes of digital fabrication activities across five classrooms. Manuscript accepted for publication in Journal of Computing in Mathematics and Science Teaching (JCMST).

Alexander, C. (2019). Using gamification strategies to cultivate and measure professional educator dispositions. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 9(1), 15-29.

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., Alexander, C., Owens, D., Overall, T. & Mayes, G. (2015). Measuring 21st century skills in technology educators. In Liu, L. & Gibson, D.C. (Eds.). Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2015. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/151871.

Alexander, C., Langub, L. W., & Rosen, D. (2014). “Watch it, do it, teach it”: Technology and early childhood field experiences. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 10(2), 133-146. Retrieved from http://sicet.org/web/journals/ijttl/issue1402/4_Richard_Curby_Alexander.pdf

Alexander, C. & Kjellstrom, W. (2014). The Influence of a Technology-Based Internship on First-Year Teachers’ Instructional Decision-Making. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 22(3), 265-285.

Alexander, C. (2014). Student-created digital media and engagement in middle school history. Computers in the Schools Journal: Interdisciplinary Journal of Practice, Theory, and Applied Research, 31(3), 154-172.

Alexander, C., Knezek, G., Christensen, R., Tyler-Wood, T., & Bull, G. (2014). The impact of digital media project-based learning on pre-service teachers’ attitudes and skills. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 33(3), 257-282.

Alexander, C. & Hammond, T.C. (2012). Five-Picture Charades: A Flexible Model for Technology Training in Digital Media Tools and Teaching Strategies. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 12(1), 55-70. AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/34557.

Ferster, B., Hammond, T. & Alexander. C. (2012). Automated formative assessment as a tool to scaffold student documentary writing. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 23(1), 81-99.

  1. Non-refereed publications

Alexander, C. (2018). Teaching with Technology: Promoting Responsible, Safe, and Legal Digital Citizenship. In J. Jimerson and S. Quebec-Fuentes (Eds.) Instructional Leadership in the Content Areas: Case Studies for Curriculum and Instruction. New York: Routledge/UCEA.

Alexander, C. (2018). High-Quality Social Studies Instruction: Meeting Student Needs by Moving Out of Comfort Zones. In J. Jimerson and S. Quebec-Fuentes (Eds.) Instructional Leadership in the Content Areas: Case Studies for Curriculum and Instruction. New York: Routledge/UCEA.

Alexander, C., Huckaby, M.F. & McQueen, J. (2018). Complicated Conversations: Faculty and Graduate Student Perspectives on the Role of Film in Understanding Diverse Field Experiences. In E. Langran & J. Borup (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 337-342). Washington, D.C., United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 2, 2018 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/182545/.

Alexander, C. (2017). Becoming a teaching ninja: Use Google Sheets to increase teaching efficiency. The Best of the 2017 Teaching Professor Conference. Madison, WI: Magna Publications. Retrieved from http://info.magnapubs.com/best-of-the-2017-teaching-professor-conference.

Alexander, C. (2017). Student Perceptions of Gamification in Higher Education. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2017 (pp. 1428-1433). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Alexander, C. (2017, May). Three ways to use Google Drive to improve Teaching Efficiency. Online Classroom: Ideas for Effective Online Instruction. 17(5). p. 5-7.

Alexander, C. (2016). Buy-In and Payoff: Using Gamification Strategies to Increase Pre-Service Teacher Professionalism. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 1761-1768). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Christensen, R., Knezek, G., Alexander, C., Owens, D., Overall, T. & Mayes, G. (2015). Measuring 21st Century Skills in Technology Educators. In D. Slykhuis & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 1130-1136). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Alexander, C. (2015). Fostering student engagement with technology in a BYOD learning environment. TCU Koehler Center for Teaching Excellence: Insights into Teaching and Learning, Spring 2015. Retrieved from http://cte.tcu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/15_insights_spring.pdf

Alexander, C. (2014). Hub or silo? Expanding the LMS with innovative web tools. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (pp. 209-213). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved September 5, 2014 from http://www.editlib.org/f/130743/

Alexander, C., Tillman, D., Cohen, J.D., Ducamp, G.J. & Kjellstrom, W. (2013). Piloting Innovative Learning Experiences: Measuring Outcomes of Digital Fabrication Activities across Five Classes. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 1165-1173). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved September 10, 2013 from http://www.editlib.org/p/48279.

Hammond, T.C., Alexander, C., & Bodzin, A.M. (2012). Measurement in authentic environments: Designing instruments and reporting results from classroom-based research. In R. Ronau, M. Niess, & C. Rakes (Eds.), Educational Technology, Teacher Knowledge, and Classroom Impact: A Research Handbook on Frameworks and Approaches (pp. 32-57). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 

Alexander, C., Mayes, G., Hopper, S., Thiruvadi, S. & Knezek, G. (2012). An Investigation of the Impact of Digital Fabrication Projects on Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes and Skills. In P. Resta (Ed.),Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 1025-1032). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/39711.

Knezek, G., Christensen, R., Tyler-Wood, T., Periathiruvaldi, S., Alexander, C., Mayes, G., Owens, C. & Magoun, D. (2012). Measurement of STEM Dispositions in Elementary School Students. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 1052-1059). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/39715.

Alexander, C. (2011). The Value of Experience: The Influence of Technology-Based STEM Learning Activities on Preservice Teacher Attitudes Toward Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 3789-3795). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Rosen, D., Alexander, C., & Woodham Digiovanni, L. (2011). Technology and Early Childhood Field Experiences. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 4476-4481). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Bull, G., Alexander, C. & Ferster, B. (2010). The Connected Classroom:  Media Engagement Profiles. Learning and Leading with Technology, 37(6), 10-11.

Searson, M.,  Alexander, C., & Rosen, D. (2010). Digital video and informal learning: Turning the lens outside the classroom. In G. Bull & L. Bell (Eds.), Teaching with Digital Video. Eugene, OR: International Society of Technology in Education.

Robin, B., Tillman, D., & Alexander, C. (2010). Creating Digital Video. In G. Bull & L. Bell (Eds.), Teaching with Digital Video. Eugene, OR: International Society of Technology in Education.

Alexander, C., & Hammond, T. (2010). Promoting Student Engagement in History with PrimaryAccess Storyboard. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 3660-3663). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Alexander, C. (2010). Student Engagement with the Authoring of Digital Media in Sixth Grade History. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 3780-3786). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Alexander, C., & Kjellstrom, W. (2010). The Influence of a Technology-Based Internship on First-Year Teachers’ Instructional Decision-Making. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 2132-2137). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Alexander, C. (2010). The Relationship between Two Types of Student Learning Outcomes in Student-Created Digital Media Projects in Sixth Grade History. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 3664-3669). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Alexander, C., & Ferster, B. (2009). Automated Formative Assessment as a Tool to Scaffold Script Writing in PrimaryAccess. In I. Gibson et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (pp. 2422-2428). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Murphy, J., & Alexander, C. (2009). A Situated Learning Partnership: Preservice Teachers in a Technology-Integration Course Create Customized Materials for Local Teachers. In I. Gibson et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (pp. 3092-3095). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Bull, G. & Alexander, C. (2008). Helping Visual Learners. Virginia Journal of Education, 101 (1), 28.

Alexander, C., Broome, J., & Hammond, T. (2008). TPCK and the Wisdom of Practice: The Impact of Field Trials on Digital History Projects Using Primary Access. In K. McFerrin et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 5178-5180). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

           

Charania, A., Davis, N., Wortmann, K., Schoeny, Z., Cohen, S., & Alexander, C. (2008). Assessing preservice teachers' competence as a Virtual Schooling site facilitator. In K. McFerrin et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 267-272). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Davis, N., Ferdig, R., Coutts, J., Charania, A., Schoeny, Z., Alexander, C., Ellis, R., McElroy, D., Compton, L., Wortmann, K., & Rose, R. (2008). Virtual Schooling and K-12 Online Learning Goes Into Preservice Teacher Education, Parts 1 & 2. In K. McFerrin et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 318-322). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Bull, G. & Alexander, C. (2007). Using Digital Video. Virginia Journal of Education, 100 (5), 28.

  1. Materials or activities accepted or scheduled but not yet printed, released, or presented

  1. Papers presented, participation on panels, etc.

Alexander, C. (2018, October). Using Digital Tools to Make Student Thinking Visible. Presented at the annual Teaching with Technology Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Langran, E., Alexander, C., Cohen, J. & Shoffner, M. (2018, March). From Job Postings to New Positions: Navigating the Academic Job Search. In E. Langran & J. Borup (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 542-543). Washington, D.C., United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 2, 2018 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/182578/.

Alexander, C. (2018, February). Using digital tools to make student thinking visible. Presented as session at the Lausanne Learning Institute Southwest Conference 2018 in Arlington, TX.

Alexander, C. (2017, June). Becoming a Teaching Ninja: Use Google Sheets to Increase Teaching Efficiency. Presented at the annual Teaching Professor Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Langran, E., Alexander, C., Cohen, J., & Ochoa, M. (2017, March). Leveraging Graduate Work: Perspectives on Pursuing a Career in Academia. Presented as a panel at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education annual conference in Austin, TX.

Alexander, C. (2016, October). Gamification in education: Assessing dispositions in an introductory course. Breakout session presented at the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE) Fall Teacher Education Conference 2016 in San Marcos, TX.

Langran, E., Alexander, C.,  Cohen, J., Manfra, M., & Shoffner, M.  (2016, March). Beyond the Degree: Navigating Your Search for an Academic Job. Presented as a panel discussion at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) annual conference in Savannah, GA.

Alexander, C. (2016, February). Reflecting on Practice: Using ePortfolios to Help Preservice Teachers Understand the Teaching Profession. Presented at the Western Regional AAEEBL (Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning) Conference in Fort Worth, TX.

Alexander, C. (2016, February). How to thrive in a BYOD learning environment. Presented virtually at the Pennsylvania State System for Higher Education (PASSHE) Virtual Conference.

Alexander, C. & Bauml, M. (2015, October). Hi-Tech, Low Tech, No Tech: Using digital images to teach social studies. Presented as a workshop at the Texas Council for the Social Studies annual meeting in Fort Worth, TX.

Krutka, D., Bauml, M., Payne, K., & Alexander, C. (2015, October). Growing in your craft: Accessing social studies support & resources for K-12 teachers. Presented as a workshop at the Texas Council for the Social Studies annual meeting in Fort Worth, TX.

Fryer, W., Danner-Kuhn, C., Alexander, C., & Mantz, D. (2015, October). Reinventing Pre-Service Teacher Technology Courses. Presented as a panel for the K12 Online 2015 conference. Retrieved from http://k12onlineconference.org/2015/10/26/reinventing-preservice-teacher-technology-courses.

Alexander, C. (2015, October). Gamification On a Shoestring: Implementing Game Mechanics Using Free Tools. Presented as a breakout session at the Teaching Professor Technology Conference 2015 in New Orleans, LA.

Alexander, C. (2015, July). How to thrive in the BYOD learning environment. Presented as a breakout session at the Campus Technology 2015 annual education technology conference. Retrieved from http://events.mediasite.com/Mediasite/Play/77e1ddbe600842d09beecc6b344e3ab11d?catalog=be031b94-c8fd-4c53-abe4-fc245c6e4ecd

Langran, E., Alexander, C., & Cohen, J. (2015, March). The academic job search process: A faculty panel for graduate students. Presented as a panel discussion at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) annual conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Alexander, C. (2015, October). Fostering student engagement with technology in a BYOD learning environment. Presented to faculty as part of the TCU Koehler Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching and Learning Conversations Series.

Alexander, C. (2015, October). Gamification: Badges, challenges, and leaderboards. Presented to faculty as part of the TCU Faculty Interest Group for 21st Century Learners. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/29fNCOt8DS0

Alexander, C. (2014, June). Using digital tools for digital minds. Presented as a poster session at the Teaching Professor Conference (TPC) annual meeting in Boston, MA.

Smith, S., Tillman, D., Mishra, P., Slykhuis, D., Alexander, C., Henriksen, D., Church, R. & Goodman, A. (2014, March). Building Multidisciplinary Connections: Intersections of Content, Creativity, and Digital Fabrication Technologies. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (pp. 2506-2510). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved on September 5, 2014 from http://www.editlib.org/p/130737/

Tyler-Wood, T., Curby, A., Periathiruvadi, S., Knezek, G., Christensen, R. & Dana, A. (2012, March). Middle School Water Conservation Unit: Increasing Middle Schoolers Interest in Pursuing a Career in Environmental Engineering. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 1091-1093). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/39721.

Alexander, C. (2010, April). Student Engagement with the Authoring of Digital Media in Sixth Grade History. Presented as a roundtable session at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, Denver, CO.

Alexander, C. (2010, February). Digital Visual Discovery with PrimaryAccess Storyboard. Presented as a poster at the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) annual conference, St. Charles, IL.

Hammond, T., Alexander, C., & Bull, G. (2008, October). Student Creation of Digital Documentaries in History Classrooms: Research Findings. K-12 Online Conference. Presentation can be retrieved from http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=304

Alexander, C., Hammond, T., Jinks, S., & Pipes, D. (2007, April). The Effectiveness of an Online Collaborative Seminar in Advancing a Research Agenda. Presented as an Individual Paper at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Pipes, D., Murphy, J., Midland, S., Alexander, C., Downey, B., Kelley, M., & Hammond, T. (2007, March). Using Digital Video Across the Disciplines. Presented as a Panel at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) annual conference, San Antonio, TX.

  1. Editorships, consulting, adjudications

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  1. External support received or pending
  1. Internal grants received

  1. Other research or creative activities not included in any of the above

McQueen, J., Alexander, C., & Huckaby, M.F. (In preparation). Complicated Conversations: Faculty and Graduate Student Perspectives on the Role of Film in Understanding Diverse Field Experiences. Will be submitted to the Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education journal.

  1. Departmental (Program) service
  1. College service
  1. University service
  1. Community activities directly related to professional skills
  1. Professional service

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