Publications

Ron has authored numerous papers in a variety of journals and presented papers at various national and international conferences. Below is a sampling of them:

2016

Evaluating e-learning accessibility by automated and student-centered methods.
Educational Technology Research & Development
Complexity pedagogy and e-learning: Emergence in relational networks.
International Research in Higher Education

2014

Investigating a blending of classroom instruction with online learning environment in undergraduate education: Students’ perspectives. 
AERA paper.

2013

Student perceptions and achievement in a university blended learning strategic initiative. 
Internet & Higher Education.
Blended learning policy and implementation: Introduction to the special issue.
Internet & Higher Education.

2012

Computer games and the quest to find their affordances for learning. 
Educational Researcher.
Student perceptions and achievement in a university blended learning strategic initiative. 
Internet and Higher Education.
Enabling learning with user-created web video in higher education.
AERA paper.

2011

Lecture capture in large undergraduate classes: Student perceptions and academic performance. 
Internet and Higher Education.
Lecture capture in large undergraduate classes: What is the impact on the teaching and learning environment?.
AERA paper.
Web video project as an instructional strategy in teacher education.
SITE conference proceedings.

2010

Teacher professional development: Blending the traditional with web-based learning environments.
AERA paper.
Literacy@School: Enhancing professional learning through demonstration classrooms in Canada.
AERA paper.
“Voulez-Vous Jouer?” [Do you want to play?]: Game Development Environments for Literacy Skill Enhancement.
EdMedia proceedings paper.
Computer game development as a literacy activity (draft).
Computers & Education.
Digital immersion, teacher learning, and games (temporary link). 
Educational Researcher.

2008

Blended teacher professional development: A synthesis of three program evaluations.
Internet & Higher Education.
Blended learning for professional development in diverse urban settings: Findings from three project evaluations.
AERA paper.
Blended learning for professional development: An evaluation of a program for middle school mathematics and science teachers.
Teacher College Record.
Preparing teachers to implement computer game development as a literacy activity in the classroom: Lessons learned from a research study.
Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE) paper.

2007

Blended Professional Development for Literacy and Numeracy Teachers: An Initial Evaluation of the Learning Connections Project; and Transforming Teacher Practice Through Blended Professional Development: Lessons Learned From Three Initiatives
Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE) papers.
Unpacking the potential of educational gaming: A new tool for gaming research.
Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

2006

The World Wide Web Revisited.
Mid-Western Educational Researcher.

2006

Contextual factors that sustain innovative pedagogical practice using technology: An international study. Journal of Educational Change.
Journal of Educational Change.
Evaluation of a blended learning professional development program for middle-school mathematics and science teachers
AERA Paper.

2005

A Blended Model for Professional Development in Mathematics: Impacts on Teacher Practice and Student Engagement and Improving the Design of Web-based Games and Simulations through Usability Research
EdMedia Papers.

2004

Contextual factors that sustain innovative pedagogical practice using technology: An international study.
AERA Paper.
Transforming teacher professional practice through broadband technologies (Owston, Wideman, Morbey, & Murphy, 2004; paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Atlanta, March 2004).
SITE Paper.

2003

Communities of practice in professional development: Supporting teachers in innovating with technology (Wideman & Owston)
AERA Paper.

2001

Evaluating Web-based teacher development projects: Models, methods, and outcomes
AERA Paper.

2000

A Meta-evaluation of Six Cases Studies of Web-based Learning
AERA Paper.

1999

Strategies for Evaluating Web-based LearningThe Differential Effects of Computer Access Level on Student Achievement in the Early School Years
AERA Papers.

1999

Strategies for Evaluating Web-based LearningThe Differential Effects of Computer Access Level on Student Achievement in the Early School Years
AERA Papers.

1997

The World Wide Web: A New Tool for Teaching and Learning?
Word processors and Young Children’s Writing in a High Computer Access Setting