Professional Bio

Degrees

  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, specialization in Educational Technology and Instructional Design, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, August 1999
  • Master of Arts, Curriculum and Instruction, specialization in Elementary Education, Instructional Design emphasis, Purdue University, Hammond, IN, August 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, December 1983

Professional Credentials & Memberships

  • Quality Matters Reviewer Recertification, November 2011
  • Quality Matters, Grades 6-12 Reviewer Certification, June 2011
  • Quality Matters, Peer Reviewers Certification, June 2010
  • Applying the Quality Matters Rubric, May 2010
  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
  • American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (AATC)
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
  • Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET)

Academic Experience

  • Regis University, Professor, Master of Education, Department Chair for Post-Initial Licensure & Special Programs, Denver, CO, May 2008-present
  • Regis University, Instructional Designer for distance learning courses, Denver, CO, August 2003-May 2008
  • Regis University, Affiliate Faculty, Education, summer 2004-fall 2007
  • Metropolitan State College, Visiting Professor, Educational Technology, Department of Secondary Education, Denver, CO, January 2002-August 2003
  • ActiveEducation, Consultant, training development and document design, Golden, CO, May 2002-September 2002
  • Boise State University, Online Instructor, Instructional Design, Department of Education, Boise, ID, January 2002-May 2002
  • University of Colorado at Denver, Instructor, Educational Technology, Department of Information Technologies, Denver, CO, June 2001-July 2001
  • Rhythms NetConnections, Instructional Designer, Englewood, CO, January 2001-May 2001
  • Wheeling Jesuit University, Professional Development Coordinator, NASA Classroom of the Future/Center for Educational Technologies, Wheeling, WV, August 1999-December 2000
  • Purdue University, Lead Graduate Teaching Assistant, Educational Technology, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, West Lafayette, IN, May 1997-May 1999
  • Purdue University, Graduate Lab Assistant, Educational Technology, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, West Lafayette, IN, August 1995-May 1997
  • Purdue University, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Elementary Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, West Lafayette, IN, August 1995-May 1997
  • Nathan Hale Elementary School, Elementary Classroom Teacher, Whiting, IN, August 1985-June 1995

Research & Scholarship

Research Studies

  • Boulder Valley and Texas Instruments Pilot 3D Learning Project:  A Qualitative Understanding of the Impact of 3D on Student Academic Achievement, Retention of Content Knowledge, and Student Engagement, September 2010 - present.   
  • Dissertation:  Student Trainers as Resource Technologists (Project START):  A Study on Classroom Interactions and Use of Student Trainers, September 1997 - August 1999.
  • Project START:  Student Trainers as Resource Technologists, August 1995 - June 1998

Refereed Publications

  • Hruskocy, C.*, Cennamo, K. S.*, Ertmer, P. A.*, & Johnson, T. (2000).  Creating a community of technology users:  Students become technology experts for teachers and peers.  Journal of Technology in Teacher Education.
  • Ertmer, P. A.*, & Hruskocy, C. (1999).  Impacts of a university/elementary school partnership designed to support technology integration.  Educational Technology Research and Development, 47(1), 81-96.

ERIC Documents and Conference Proceedings

  • Hruskocy, C. & Rosser, P. (2008). Exploring Assessment in the Online Environment. 2008 Conference Proceedings of the Annual Conference on Distance Learning and Teaching. Madison, WI.
  • Hruskocy, C.*, Cennamo, K. S.*, Ertmer, P. A.*, & Johnson, T. (1998).  Students as technology experts:  A “Bottom-Up” approach to teacher technology development.  (ERIC Reproduction Service No: 411237)
  • Ertmer, P. A.*, Hruskocy, C.*, Johnson, T., & Lai, F-Q. (1998).  START (Student trainers as resource technologists):  An alternative approach to technology integration.  1998 Conference Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Paper Presentations.  St. Louis, MO:  Research and Theory Division, AECT.

Non-Refereed Publications

  • Hruskocy, C. (2007).  Who Should Develop an Online Course? Selecting or Accepting an Invitation to be the Subject Matter Expert.  Distance Education Report, (March 1, 2007).
  • Russell, J. D., Reiser, R., Hruskocy, C., & Ruckdeschel, C. (1999).  Strategies for Teaching Project-Based Courses.  Educational Technology, 39(2), 56-59.

Books
  • Ertmer, P. A.*, Hruskocy, C.*, & Woods, Denise.* (2003).  Education on the Internet The World Wide Classroom:  Access to People, Resources, and Curriculum Connections (2nd ed.).  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice-Hall.
  • Ertmer, P. A.*, Hruskocy, C.*, & Woods, Denise.* (1999).  Education on the Internet The World Wide Classroom:  Access to People, Resources, and Curriculum Connections.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice-Hall.

Interviews

  • Lorenzo, G. (November 15, 2006).  Training online faculty and developing online courses at Regis University’s School for Professional Studies.  Education Pathways (5)10, pp. 1-3, 6. (published interview with Carole Hruskocy and Tina Parscal).

International Meetings – Conference Presentations

  • Foster, S. & Hruskocy, C. (2012, September). The Potential Impact of 3D technology on Teaching and Learning for Students with Learning Disabilities. Presentation at the Learning Disabilities Worldwide Conference. Oviedo, Spain.
  • Foster, S. & Hruskocy, C. (2012, September). 3D Technology: Accessibility to Math and Science for Students with Learning Disabilities. Oviedo, Spain.
  • Hruskocy, C. & Foster. S. (2012, July). Teaching and Learning with 3D: The Impact on Academic Achievement and Student Engagement. Accepted for presentation at the annual conference for International Educational Technology Conference (IETC). Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Hruskocy, C., & Parscal, T. (2011, February). Instructional Design: The Impact of Online Learning. Presentation at the International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Rome, Italy.
  • Billard, J., Hruskocy, C., & Laurincik, J. (1995, June).  Reaching and Teaching Teachers about Hypermedia.  Presentation at the World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, Graz, Austria.

National Meetings – Conference Presentations

  • Hruskocy, C., & Foster, S. (2012, June). Exploring 3D Technology in the Classroom: Strategies and Lessons Learned. Accepted for presentation at the annual conference for International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), San Diego, CA.
  • Hruskocy, C. & Foster, S. (2012, March). Now in 3D – Teaching and Learning. Accepted for presentation at the annual conference for Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Austin, TX.
  • Scrogen, L., Donley, K., & Hruskocy, C. (2011, June). 3D Comes to School: The Story Continues. Presentation at the annual conference for International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Philadelphia, PA.
  • Scrogen, L., Hruskocy, C., Donley, K., & Haas, C. (2011, June). 3D Teaching = Student Engagement in the Classroom. Presentation at the annual conference for International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Philadelphia, PA.
  • Hruskocy, C., Foster, S. L., & Simms, M. (2011, March). Online Course Development: Maximizing Student Learning through Best Practices. Presentation at the annual conference for Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, San Francisco, CA.
  • Parscal, T., & Hruskocy, C. (2010, November). Instructional Design: The Impact of E-learning. Presentation at the annual Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET) Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Parscal, T., & Hruskocy, C. (2010, November). Faculty Members’ Experience with Online Training. Presentation at the annual Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET) Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Foster, S. L., Hruskocy, C., & Simms, M. (2010, March). Assessment of Learning in Teacher Education: Promises and Pitfalls. Presentation at the annual conference for Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, San Antonio, TX.
  • Hruskocy, C. & Rosser, P. (2008, August). Exploring Best Practices for Student Feedback in the Online Environment. Presentation at the Annual Conference on Distance Learning and Teaching, Madison, WI.
  • Parscal, T. J., Hruskocy, C., & Whitesell, B.J. (2007, October). Research-based Faculty Development for Emerging Priorities: Online Facilitation and Course Development. Paper presented at the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) Annual Conference, October 25-28, 2007, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Hruskocy, C., Parscal, T. J., & Whitesell, B. J. (2007, June).  Research-based Faculty Development Program for Online Facilitation and Course Development.  Presentation at the Distance Learning Administration (DLA) Annual Conference, St. Simons Island, GA.
  • Hruskocy, C., Pensa, J., Solomon, K., & Linne, G. (2006, November).  Selecting and Training Adjunct Faculty for Online Instruction and Course Development.  Presentation at the annual Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET) Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Thomas, L., Kelly, M. G., Knezek, D., & Hruskocy, C. (2000, June).  NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) for Teachers:  Foundation Standards and Essential Conditions.  Presentation at the annual National Educational Computing Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Hruskocy, C.*, Ertmer, P. A., & Banta, B. (1999, April).  Project START:  Reflections on a three-year university/elementary school partnership using a student-centered approach to technology integration.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal.
  • Ertmer, P. A.*, Hruskocy, C., Johnson, T., & Lai, F-Q. (1998, April).  START--Student trainers as resource technologists.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego.
  • Russell, J. D.*, Reiser, R.*, Hruskocy, C., & Ruckdeschel, C. (1998, February). Practicing What We Preach in Teaching Introductory ID Courses.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, St. Louis.
  • Ertmer, P. A.*, Hruskocy, C., Johnson, T., & Lai, F-Q. (1998, February).  START--Student trainers as resource technologists:  An alternative approach to technology integration.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, St. Louis.
  • Cennamo, K. S.*, Hruskocy, C., Johnson, T., & Ertmer, P. A. (1997, February).  Creating a learning community for integrating technology in elementary schools.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Hilton Head.
  • Hruskocy, C.*, Cennamo, K. S.*, Ertmer, P. A.*, & Johnson, T. (1997, February).  Students as technology experts:  A “Bottom-Up” approach to teacher technology development.  Paper presented at annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.
  • Hruskocy, C.*, & Last, D.* (1993, October).  Hyper about Hypercard.  Presentation at the Hypermedia National Conference, Indpls.
  • Williams, J., Hruskocy, C., Last, D., & Laurincik, J. (1993, March).  Hypermedia in the Classroom.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the National School Board, Anaheim.

Regional Meetings – Conference Presentations

  • Hruskocy, C.*, Miller, A., & Mandell, S. (1997, February).  Training Students: A Key to Success.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Indiana Computer Educators, Indpls.  February, 1997.
  • Greiner, J.*, & Hruskocy, C.* (1995, January).  Buddy Summer Technology Leadership Camp:  A Summer of Fun!  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Indiana Computer Educators, Indpls.

Local Conferences and Seminars

  • Online Learning and Assessment of Student Work.  Presentation at the Fall Faculty Conference, Regis University, October 2007.
  • Project START:  Reflections on a three-year university/elementary school partnership using a student-centered approach to technology integration.  Presentation at the Vocational Education Seminar Series, Purdue University, February 1999.
  • START:  An Alternative Approach to Technology Integration.  Presentation at the Vocational Education Seminar Series, Purdue University, January 1998.
  • Technology in Education.  Presentation to Purdue Student Education Association (PSEA), Purdue University, October 1997.
  • Murdock Technology Integration Workshop.  2nd Workshop developed and presented to Murdock principal and 13 teachers.  February 1997.
  • Murdock Technology Integration Workshop.  1st Workshop developed and presented to Lafayette School Corporation Superintendent, Murdock Principal, and 28 staff members.  October 1996.
  • What is Instructional Design?  Presentation to students in 204A, Introduction to Elementary Education, September 1996.
  • Literacy on the World-Wide Web.  Presentation for the Alpha Upsilon Alpha Honor Society, “Celebrating Literacy Conference”.  October 1995.

Awards & Recognition

Grants Awarded

  • Steber, K., & Hruskocy, C.  (September, 1999).  Teacher Induction Program:  Professional Development for First through Third Year Teachers.  Funded by the Eisenhower Foundation for $20,000.
  • Ertmer, P. A., Hruskocy, C., & Johnson, T.  (July, 1997).  Project START:  Student Trainers as Resource Technologists:  A technology infusion project.  Funded by the Herrick Foundation for $100,000.
  • Hruskocy, C.  (March, 1997).  Teacher Technology Training and Integration:  Can Students Provide the Missing Piece?  Purdue Research Foundation Grant for doctoral research.  Funded for $11,666.

Community Involvement & Service

Regis University Service

  • University Budget Committee, September 2012-present
  • New Course Development Process Task Force, November 2011-August 2012
  • Desire to Learn Task Force, June 2011-May 2012
  • Learning Design Faculty Partners Committee, April 2011-July 2012
  • Associate Dean of Learning Design Search Committee, May 2011
  • Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence Committee, March 2011-December 2011
  • College for Professional Studies Academic Council member,  November 2007-June 2008
  • Dean of School of Management Search Committee, August 2007-May 2008
  • Ignatian Faculty Scholars, August 2007-May 2008

Peer Reviews

  • Reviewer for Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, October 2005-present
  • Reviewer for American Association for Teaching and Curriculum Journal, October 2011-present
  • Reviewer for Journal of Educational Computer Research, September 2009
  • Reviewer for Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD) conference proposals, April 2009

Professional Service

  • Moderator for Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET) conference presentation, “Effective Online Faculty Development.” November 2010
  • Vice Chair of conference planning committee, Teaching and Learning Success strand, Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET) Conference, 2010
  • Planning committee, Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET) Conference.  November 2006-November 2010
  • Moderator for Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET) conference presentation, “We Won’t Use the ‘Training’ Word … ‘Preparing’ Faculty for Online Teaching: Tools and Processes to Insure Success.” October 2009
  • Moderator for WCET conference presentation, “Pursuing Improved Course Development and Student Learning Outcomes the IDA Way.” October 2008
  • Moderator for Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET) conference presentation, “Astonish Me!  Compelling Online Pedagogy.”  October 2007
  • Professors of Instructional Design and Technology (PIDT) Conference planning team, October 2006-May 2007
  • Volunteer work with computer lab teachers and K-12 students assisting with lessons and lab maintenance at The Colorado Academy, September 2002-May 2003
  • Designed and implemented Murdock Computer Masters (MCM) student technology training program for elementary students, August 1995-December 1997
  • Member of a team of professors, graduate/undergraduate students, and teachers assisting Murdock Elementary, a Professional Development School, with technology initiatives, August 1995-June 1998

Community Service

  • Volunteer, Project Homeless Connect, Denver, CO, August 2011
  • Race for the Cure, Participant, September 2009
  • Avon 2 Day Walk Participant, raised over $3000 for charity, June 2009
  • Tri for the Cure, Participant, raised over $1000 for charity, July 2007
  • Voluntary mission work for Royal Family Kids Camp for Foster Children, June 2007
  • Race for the Cure, Participant, October 2004
  • Developed team leaders’ training website for Denver’s Race for the Cure as a Regis University service project, Spring 2004
  • Participant in Big Brother Big Sisters program, January 1998-July 1999