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Full Vitae

 

About | Teaching | Research | Projects | Presentations & Workshops | Curriculum Vitae Blog | My InterWebs

 

JULIA LYNN PARRA

Curriculum Vitae

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, New Mexico

http://juliaparra.com

 

 

Academic History

 

Degrees Granted

May 2010

Doctor of Education, 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, 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  

 

Honors and Awards

  • College of Education Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, $500 awarded, Academic Year 2014-2015
  • Online Teaching Certificate Facilitator Certificate of Appreciation, Online Learning Consortium, July 2014
  • College of Education Nominee for Christmore Teaching Award, 2013
  • College of Education Untenured/Tenure Track Faculty Research Mini-Grant, $2000 awarded, March 2011 
  • Distinguished Member, NMSU Teaching Academy, May 2011
  • New Mexico State University’s 2010 Sony Scholarship Grant, Sony Electronics with the support of Intel Corporation, November 5, 2010
  • Minority Doctoral Loan for Service – 2004 – 1010
  • Madison Who's Who Registry of Executives and Professionals, Madison Who's Who, Inc., October 2009
  • NMSU Teaching Academy Wall of Honor, NMSU Teaching Academy, 2006

 

Specialized Training

  • Quality Matters Rubric Update Certificate, Quality Matters Program, Maryland, (to be completed before November 30, 2015).
  • 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, 2011 - June 26, 2011
  • SLOAN-C Collaboration and Group Work: Using Teams Effectively Workshop Certificate, February 9, 2011 - February 18, 2011.
  • Web Design 1-Week Course, Stanford Academy for New Media, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA July, 2001

 

Employment History

August 2010 – Present

Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

 

January 2007 – July 2010

Program Developer and Course Instructor, College of Extended Learning, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

 

September 2009 – Present

Foundation Course & Workshop Designer & Facilitator, Online Learning Consortium, onlinelearning.org

 

June 2000 – July 2010

Project Coordinator/Web-based Curriculum Developer, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

 

August 1996 – Jan 2001

Educational Technology Consultant, Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) Program, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

 

August 1996 – May 2000

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

 

TEACHING AND ADVISING/MENTORING

 

Graduate and Undergraduate Courses Taught

New Mexico State University - Note that EDLT courses are taught for the Learning Design and Technology concentration in the College of Education. CEL courses are now EDLT courses but were previously taught for the College of Extended Learning. 

Fall 2014

EDLT 570 Advanced Instructional Strategies: Learning Design, Technology & Innovation (HyFlex Course Design, cross-listed with EDLT 672)

EDUC 700 Hours, 4 students, 18 credit hours

Summer 2014

CEL 595 Directed Study: Online Teaching Practicum (100% online/M70)

EDLT 520 Introduction to Authoring and Multimedia (100% Online/M70, cross-listed with EDLT 620)

EDUC 700 Hours, 2 students, 12 credit hours

Spring 2014

EDLT/CEL 581 Emerging Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching and Learning (100% online/M70)

EDLT 520 Introduction to Authoring and Multimedia (HyFlex Course Design, cross-listed with EDLT 620)

EDUC 700 Hours, 5 students, 30 credit hours

Fall 2013

CEL/EDLT 560 Fostering Online Teaching and Learning (100% online/M70)

EDLT 570 Advanced Instructional Strategies: Learning Design, Technology & Innovation (HyFlex Course Design, cross-listed with EDLT 672)

EDUC 700 Hours, 4 students, 18 credit hours

Summer 2013

CEL 595 Directed Study: Online Teaching Practicum (100% online/M70, co-taught)

EDLT 520 Introduction to Authoring and Multimedia (100% Online/M70, cross listed with EDLT 620)

EDUC 700 Hours, 1 student, 18 credit hours

Spring 2013

EDLT 520 Introduction to Authoring and Multimedia (HyFlex Course Design, cross-listed with EDLT 620)

EDLT 607 Current Research in Learning and Technology (HyFlex Course Design)

EDUC 700 Hours, 2 students, 9 credit hours

Fall 2012

CEL 560 Fostering Online Teaching and Learning (100% online/M70)

CEL 561 Social Media in Education (100% Online/M70)

EDLT 520 Introduction to Authoring and Multimedia (HyFlex Course Design, cross-listed with EDLT 620)

EDLT 615 Application of Computer Tools for Research

EDUC 700 Hours, 1 student, 9 credit hours

Summer 2012

CEL 595 Directed Study: Online Teaching Practicum (100% online/M70)

EDLT 520 Introduction to Authoring and Multimedia (100% Online/M70, cross listed with EDLT 620)

EDUC 700 Hours, 1 student, 18 credit hours

Spring 2012

CEL 581 Emerging Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching and Learning (100% online/M70)

EDLT 520 Introduction to Authoring and Multimedia (cross-listed with EDLT 620)

EDLT 607 Current Research in Learning and Technology

EDUC 700 Hours, 1 student, 3 credit hours

Fall 2011

CEL 560 Fostering Online Teaching and Learning (100% online/M70)

CEL 571 Designing Webconferences and Webinars (100% Online/M70)

EDLT 528 Designing Educational Resources for the Internet (cross-listed with EDLT 628)

Summer 2011

CEL 595 Directed Study: Online Teaching Practicum (100% online/M70)

EDLT 520 Introduction to Authoring and Multimedia (100% Online/M70, cross listed with EDLT 620)

Spring 2011

CEL 581 Emerging Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching and Learning (100% online/M70)

EDLT 520 Introduction to Authoring and Multimedia (100% online, cross-listed with EDLT 620)

EDLT 528 Designing Educational Resources for the Internet (100% online, cross-listed with EDLT 628)

Fall 2010

CEL 560 Fostering Online Teaching and Learning (100% online/M70)

CEL 570 Designing Online Learning Environments (100% Online/M70, co-taught)

CEL 571 Designing Webconferences and Webinars (100% Online/M70)

EDLT 368 Integrating Technology with Teaching (co-taught)

Summer 2010

CEL 595 Directed Study: Online Teaching Practicum (100% online/M70)

Spring 2010

CEL 580 Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching (100% online/M70)

CEL 581 Emerging Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching and Learning (100% online/M70)

CEL 590 Assessing and Evaluating Online Teaching and Learning (100% online/M70)

Fall 2009

CEL 560 Fostering Online Teaching and Learning (100% online/M70)

Spring 2009

CEL 580 Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching (100% online/M70)

Fall 2008

CEL 560 Fostering Online Teaching and Learning (100% online/M70)

CEL 570 Designing Online Learning Environments (100% Online/M70, co-taught)

Summer 2008

CEL 495/595 Directed Study: Online Teaching Practicum (100% online/M70)

Spring 2008

CEL 480/580 Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching (100% online/M70)

Fall 2007

CEL 460/560 Fostering Online Teaching and Learning (100% online/M70)

CEL 495/595 Directed Study: Online Teaching Practicum (100% online/M70)

Summer 2007

CEL 480 Tools and Techniques for Online Teaching (100% online/M70)

Spring 2007

CEL 460 Fostering Online Teaching and Learning (100% online/M70)

 

Workshops and Continuing Education Provided

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

 

Advising/Mentoring

Independent Studies Supervised

Summer 2012

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

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

EDUC 598 Aditya Madhira (continued progress and completion of design of interactive websites, apps, and accompanying documentation)

Fall 2011

EDUC 698 Mariam Abdelmalak (dissertation seminar in research design)

 

Doctoral Students Mentored in Teaching

Spring 2013      

Mariam Abdelmalak (Preparation and support for teaching EDLT 520)

 

Doctoral Committee Membership In Progress

2011-Present

Susana Rios (Chair, comps defended May 26, 2014)

Jed Duggan (Chair, comp exams defended March 18, 2014)

Sandra Johnson (Chair, comp exams defended December 6, 2013)

Roshani Rajbanshi (Chair, coursework)

Kimberly Rumford (Co-Chair, Individualized Studies, coursework)

Sam Stichter (Co-Chair, comp exams defended February 22, 2013)

Jorge Gallegos (Co-Chair, comp exams defended June 21, 2011)

Rajaa Shindi (Member, Individualized Studies, coursework)

Rachel Malloy (Member, comp exams defended April 30, 2012)

Loretta Wideman (Member, comps exam defended April 15, 2014)

Valerie Grimley (Member, comps exam defended October 10, 2014)

Valente (Pancho) Saenz (Member, coursework)

Lizette Villaneuva (member, comps exam defended March 14, 2012)

Paula Wallace (member, pre-comps exam)

 

Doctoral Committee Membership Completed

2014

Ken Tellez (Co-Chair, Education Ph.D., completed Fall 2014)

Yolanda Pawielski (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Spring 2014)

Michael Alvidrez (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Spring 2014)

Merjjena Hemp (Emergency backup member for final defense, Spring 2014)

  

2010 - 2013

Mariam Abdelmalak (Chair, Education Ph.D. completed Fall 2013)

Larinee Dennis (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Fall 2013)

Binod Gurung (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Spring 2013)

Yousef Aurori (Member, Education, Ph.D., completed Spring 2013)

Meghan McGuire (Graduate Dean’s Representative, English Ph.D., completed Spring 2013)

Sarah Fischbach, (Graduate Dean’s Representative, Marketing Ph.D., completed Spring 2013)

Sallie Loftin (Member, Education Ed.S., completed Fall 2012)

Sandra Padilla (Graduate Dean’s Representative, EAD Ph.D., completed Fall 2012)

Irene Chief (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Summer 2012)

Walaiwad Rodchompoo (Co-Chair, Education Ph.D. completed Spring 2012)

Melissa Chavira (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Fall 2011)

Rebecca Adams (Member, Education Ph.D., completed Summer 2010) 

 

Masters Committee Membership 

Jaime Gonzalez (Graduate Dean’s Representative, Passed July 24, 2014)

Sheng-Lun Cheng (Member, Passed Fall 2013)

Leticia Cahill (Graduate Dean’s Representative, Passed Fall 2012)

Dustin Edwards Graduate Dean’s Representative, Passed Spring 2012)

Hector Segarra (Graduate Dean’s Representative, Passed Summer 2011)

Michael Gandara (Graduate Dean’s Representative, Passed Spring 2011)

Thasha McVey (Graduate Dean’s Representative, Passed Spring 2011)

Ricci Marie Montes (Graduate Dean’s Representative, Passed Spring 2010)

 

Other

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

 

Advising Summary

  • Chair one (1) doctoral graduate
  • Co-Chair one (1) doctoral graduate
  • Chair seven (7) doctoral candidates
  • Co-Chair three (2) doctoral candidates
  • Committee Member for twelve (12) doctoral graduates
  • Committee Member for seven (7) doctoral candidates
  • Advise three (3) doctoral students
  • Served on seven (7) Masters oral exam presentations
  • Advise 33 current Masters students
  • Advised 15 past Masters students

 

Classroom Research

Classroom IRB submitted and approved for supporting student research projects in EDLT 570/672 for Fall 2014.

 

Professional Development Activities Attended

Conference Attendance 

    • Breaking Boundaries in Teaching and Learning, Academic Technologies Summit, University of Texas, El Paso, October 3, 2014.
    • Xperience STEM, Experiential Stem Conference, Denver, CO, July 29 – August 1-2014.
    • New Media Consortium 2014 Summer Conference, Portland, OR, June 17, 2014.
    • NMGC Kickoff & NM Celebration of Women in Computing, National Girls Collaborative Project, Las Cruces, NM, November 8, 2012 - November 9, 2012.
    • Jossey Bass 2010 Online Teaching and Learning Conference Online, Jossey Bass, Online, October 19, 2010 - October 21, 2010.

 

Seminars/Workshops/Courses Attended

    • The National Geographic Network of Alliances for Geographic Education Annual Meeting and Workshops, Washington, D.C, February 24 - March 1, 2014, February 26 - March 2, 2013, and April 17 - 21, 2012.
    • Rosemont Leadership Institute Workshop for Teaching w/ CCL Leadership Materials, Rosemont Leadership Institute & Center for Creative Leadership, Albuquerque, NM, January 23 - 25, 2013
    • Writing Successful NSF Proposals, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, October 29, 2012. 
    • National Geographic Network of Alliances Capacity Building Course, National Conference on Geographic Education, San Marcos, TX, October 4-7, 2012
    • Setting Sail with Canvas, Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, NM, November 8, 2011.
    • ADVANCE Transition from Assistant to Associate Professor, Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, NM, October 26, 2011.
    • NMSU Web-based FERPA Training," NMSU, Las Cruces, NM, August 11, 2011.
    • Let's Talk Online Teaching: Recommending a new LMS for NMSU, Teaching Academy and Online Course Improvement Program, Las Cruces, NM, April 14, 2011.
    • Student Engagement and Technology in the Classroom, Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, NM, April 5, 2011.
    • Migration Station: Moving from LMS to LMS, Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, NM, April 4, 2011.
    • Let's Talk Online Teaching: Academic Integrity in Online Learning, Teaching Academy and Online Course Improvement Program, Las Cruces, NM, March 15, 2011. 
    • New Faculty Orientation, Teaching Academy, Las Cruces, New Mexico, January 7, 2011.

 

SCHOLARSHIP AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY

 

Books and Book Chapters

Parra, J. (Invitation to submit chapter, October 21, 2014, expected 2016). Using Google Drive in Higher Education in Support of Student Productivity and Collaboration. For release in the Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series. Book title - Integration of Cloud Technologies in Digitally Networked Classrooms and Learning Communities. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

 

Parra, J. (Accepted September 4, 2014, expected 2015). Developing Personal Learning Networks to Increase Educator Digital Literacy. Accepted as a book chapter for Technology for Principals and Other School Leaders, Edited by Dana Christman and Gary Ivory

 

Parra, J. (2013). Developing technology and collaborative group work skills: supporting student and group success in online and blended courses. In Charles Wankel, Patrick Blessinger (ed.), Increasing Student Engagement and Retention in e-Learning Environments: Web 2.0 and Blended Learning Technologies (Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education, Volume 6 Part G). Emerald Group Publishing Limited. (pp. 287 - 337) http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/S2044-9968%282013%29000006G013

 

Parra, J. (2010). Transforming Teachers and Classrooms with Online Learning: The Impact of Teacher Professional Development for Online Teaching on Face-to-Face Classroom Teaching Practices (pp. 264). Saarbrücken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. http://amzn.to/julzmonograph

 

Bovard, B., Bussmann, S. C., Parra, J., Gonzales, C. (2010). Transitioning to E-Learning: Teaching the Teachers. In Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) (Ed.), Web-Based Education: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (pp. 259-276). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/transitioning-learning-teaching-teachers/41345

 

Gonzales, C., Bussmann, S., Bovard, B., & Parra, J. (2007). Transitioning to E-Learning: Teaching the teachers. In R. Sharma, & S. Mishra (Eds.), Cases on global E-Learning practices: Successes and pitfalls (pp. 52-72). Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing. doi:10.4018/978-1-59904-340-1.ch005. http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/transitioning-learning-teaching-teachers/6243  

 

Journal Articles

Parra, J. (Accepted September 24, 2014, expected 2015). Beyond MOOC Mania: A Practical Perspective on Designing a MOOC that Emphasizes Learner Engagement. Accepted for Current Issues in Emerging eLearning (CIEE) Journal Special Issue titled, Instructional Design of MOOCs (#ID4MOOC).

 

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. http://www.igi-global.com/article/digital-explorations-along-the-borderlands/116753  

 

Peer Reviewed National and International Presentations and Papers

Aruajo, B., Carmona, J. F., Parra, J., & Chávez Chávez, R. (to be presented November 8, 2014). Digital explorations along the Borderlands: Transfronterizo youth, testimonio, and personal learning networks. 24th Annual International NAME Conference, Tucson, AZ.

 

Parra, J. (July 8, 2014). Adventures in innovative learning design & technology. 3-hour workshop presented at the 2014 Online Learning Consortium Blended Learning Conference, Denver, CO. Proceedings at http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/conference/2014/blended/adventures-innovative-learning-design-technology

 

Parra, J. (June 17, 2014). Innovative models and strategies for designing learning environments. 3-hour workshop presented at New Media Consortium 2014 Summer Conference, Portland, OR. http://www.nmc.org/event-manager/2014-nmc-summer-conference-preconference-workshops/

 

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.

 

Parra, J. (May 15-16, 2013). Trends in Technology Impacting Education & Learning Design. Paper presented at the Education Quality Improvement International Research Conference, Mongolian State University of Education, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Proceedings published in The International Conference Papers on Teacher Education Reform.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Parra, J. (February 23, 2012). Collaboration and technology: scaffolding for online student success. Virtual Presentation for EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference 2012, Portland, OR. Proceedings published at http://www.educause.edu/node/241185

 

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 Presentation for EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference 2012, Portland, OR. Proceedings published at http://www.educause.edu/node/242277

 

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. (July 13, 2011). Proceedings published at http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/conferences/2011/et4online/technology-collaborative-learning-scaffolding-student-success

 

Parra, J. (November 17, 2009). Recent Research on Online Teaching and Learning: A Multiple Case Study on the Impact of Teacher Professional Development for Online Teaching on Face-to-Face Classroom Teaching Practices, 2009 Virtual School Symposium: Creating New Solutions through Online Learning, International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), Austin, Texas. Proceedings published at http://vss2009.wikispaces.com/lowes

 

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. Proceedings published at http://vss2009.wikispaces.com/bussman-bemis-shurtz

 

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. Proceedings published at http://vss2008.wikispaces.com/nurturing

 

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, Web-Based Education 2006, International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Proceedings published WBE’06 Proceedings of the 5th IASTED international conference on Web-based education, Pages 137-140.

 

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. Proceedings published at http://www.editlib.org/p/13872/

 

Gonzales, C. & Parra, J. (1998). A Professional Development Model, 1998 National Educational Computing Conference, San Diego, CA. June 20-24, 1998.

 

Parra, J. (1998). “Designing and Leading Effective Workshops.” 1998 National Educational Computing Conference. San Diego, CA. June 20-24, 1998.

 

Peer Reviewed State and Local Presentations

Parra, J. (to be presented November 21, 2014). Beyond MOOC Mania: Design for Learner Engagement (#LDTIMOLO). New Mexico Technology in Education (NMTIE) 2014 Conference. Albuquerque, NM.

 

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.

 

Parra, J. (April 12, 2014). Adventures in learning design and technology. New Mexico Society for Technology in Education (NMSTE) 2014 Mini Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

 

Parra, J. (October 13, 2011). NMSU going mobile with iPad2. New Mexico Technology in Education (NMTIE) 2011 Conference. Albuquerque, NM.

 

Parra, J. (May 16, 2011). Facing the future: Technology use in education. Invited to present at Dona Ana Community College Student Services Staff Retreat. Las Cruces, NM.

 

Parra, J. (April 29, 2011). Collaborative learning & technology: Scaffolding for group work in online courses. NMSTE 2011: Going Mobile, New Mexico Society for Technology in Education, Albuquerque and Virtual.

 

Parra, J. (April 22, 2010). Teaching science online & virtual labs. NMSTE 2010 Innovate-Educate New Mexico Virtual Conference.

 

Parra, J. (October 23, 2009). Transforming Face-to-Face Teaching Practices with Professional Development for Online Teaching, New Mexico Technology In Education Conference, Ruidoso, NM

 

Parra, J. (October 22, 2009). Learning Communities: Practical Applications, New Mexico Technology In Education Conference, Ruidoso, NM

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, NM, Albuquerque, NM

 

Parra, J., Bemis-Schurtz, H. R., & Bussmann, S. C., (October 16, 2008). Nurturing a Professional Development Ecosystem, New Mexico Technology In Education Conference, Albuquerque, NM

 

Parra, J. (October 15, 2008). A Guided Tour of Web 2.0 Technologies, New Mexico Technology In Education Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Parra, J., & Bussmann, S. C. (October 4, 2007). Social Networking & Internet Safety, New Mexico Technology In Education Conference, Albuquerque, NM

 

Parra, J.  & Lalla, S. (September 29, 2006). It Takes a Village: A Training Program that Works, New Mexico Technology In Education Conference, Albuquerque, NM (September 29, 2006).

 

Parra, J. (September 29, 2006). Supporting eLearning with Web-based Collaborative Tools, New Mexico Technology In Education Conference, Albuquerque, NM

 

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

 

Sharp, M & Parra, J. (November 4-5, 1996). Computers in the Classroom. Southern New Mexico Technology Conference. Las Cruces, NM

 

Invited Guest Lectures

  • Discover Your Digital Day, New Mexico Leadership Institute (NMLI) Freshman Workshop at NMSU, October 2, 2014
  • Digital Citizenship, New Mexico Leadership Institute (NMLI) Summer Academy at UNM, July 27, 2014
  • Learning Design, Technology, & Research, NMSU, Dr. Thea Hand’s class, September 18, 2014.
  • Learning Design, Technology, & Research, NMSU, Dr. Judith Carmona’s class, June 12, 2014.
  • Basics of Online Learning and Social Media, New Mexico Leadership Institute (NMLI) formerly Rosemont Leadership Institute, Summer Academy at NMSU, July 15 2013
  • C&I Technology Research Report, NMSU College of Education 2013 Spring Opening Program, January 15, 2013.
  • Technology for Classrooms, NMSU College of Education Board of Advocates, April 9, 2012.
  • Report on NMSU Going Mobile with iPad 2 Summer Workshop, NMSU College of Education 2012 Spring Opening Program, January 17, 2012.
  • Using Technology as the Means for International Exchange of Information, NMSU College of Education Hosts Mongolian State University of Education (MSUE) Delegation, November 15, 2012.
  • Facing the Future: Technology Use in Education, Dona Ana Community College Retreat, July 13, 2011.
  • Instructional Design and Instructional Tools: An Online and Hybrid Perspective, NMSU, Dr. Charles Townley’s class, March 8, 2011.
  • Internet in the Classroom: Focus on WebQuests, NMSU, EDUC 454 - Methods of Teaching Social Studies, Las Cruces, NM, September 28, 2000

 

Technology Newsletters

Parra, J. (Fall 2014). New Mexico State University (NMSU) Faculty Advisory Committee on Technology (FACT) Fall 2014 Newsletter, http://dept-wp.nmsu.edu/fact/

 

Minotti, J. Sheehan, R., & Parra, J. (2011). Online course design for individuals with and without disabilities: Pedagogy, tools, and universal design for learning. Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Learning Technology for IEEE Computer Society’s Special Theme Section: Advanced Learning Technologies for Disabled and Non-Disabled People, 13(2), http://www.ieeetclt.org/issues/april2011/IEEE-LT-Apr11.html#_Toc291778519

 

Online Magazine Publications

Parra, J., Sartori, T. M. (2006). Mobile Device Smackdown: PDAs vs. notebook computers. EdTech K12 Magazine. http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2006/10/mobile-device-smackdown-pdas-vs-notebook-computers

 

Parra, J., Rhoads, J. B., & Sartori, T. M. (2006). Notebook PCs vs. PDAs: Two different one-to-one programs reveal the pros and cons of each type of device. EdTech K12 Magazine. http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2006/10/notebook-pcs-vs-pdas

 

Parra, J., Sartori, T. M., Rhoads, J. B. (2006). Classroom simulations offer a high-tech, low-risk way for preservice teachers to improve their skills. EdTech K12 Magazine. http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2006/10/classroom-simulations-offer-high-tech-low-risk-way-preservice-teachers-improve-their

 

Sartori, T. M., Parra, J., & Rhoads, J. B. (2006). Students react positively to school distributed PDAs. EdTech K12 Magazine. http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2006/10/students-react-positively-school-distributed-pdas

 

Quality Matters Certified Course

EDLT 560 Fostering Online Learning Communities, passed Quality Matters Peer Review, Spring 2014

 

Massive Open Online Course  (MOOC)

Adventures in Learning Design and Technology, submitted proposal April 2014; MOU process was completed June 30, 2014; MOOC delivered via Canvas Learning Network September 8 – October 28, 2014

 

Manuscripts in Progress

Abelmalak, M., Parra, J. (to be resubmitted November 2014). Expanding Learning Opportunities for Graduate Students with HyFlex. To be resubmitted to Journal of Educational Technology and Society.

 

Parra, J. (Submitted article proposal September 1, 2014). Digital Explorations of Social Media for Teaching and Learning. Received the call, and submitted proposal September 1, 2014, to Special Issue of the Journal of Faculty Development on Social Media.

 

Chatterjee, S. & Parra, J. [Working title] Observations of blended course design: The impact of combining HyFlex and MOOC in a graduate level course about learning design and technology.

 

Parra, J. [Working title] Personal Learning Networks: AHA! Moments by Educators Developing PLNs. IRB submitted.

 

Parra, J. [Working title] Increasing Engagement in STEM Education with Experiential Learning, Personal Video Creation, and Blended Learning. Submissions will be completed for IRB and College of Education Mini Research Grant by November 26 as well as for the other Research Grant due December 1.

 

Professional Blog Posts in Progress 

          Parra, J. (to be posted in Spring 2015). Online Identity

          Parra, J. (to be posted in Spring 2015). Summary of Digital Explorations along the Borderlands: Focus on           Personal Learning Networks. 

Parra, J. (to be posted in Spring 2015). eLearning Top 5 Tools.

Parra, J. (to be posted in Spring 2015). [Working title] To Sit or To Stand? That is Definitely a Good Question!

Parra, J. (to be posted in Spring 2015). Dissertation article.

Parra, J. [to be posted in 2015] Phases and Scaffolds for Technology and Collaboration: An online Course Design Model for Student and Group Success.

 

Sponsored Projects

Pending

Parra, J. College of Education Mini Research Grant. $2000. (Fall 2014).

 

Awarded

DeMers, M. N. (Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), New Mexico Geographic Alliance Project, Sponsored by National Geographic Society. $27,000.00. (September 1, 2014- November 1, 2015).

 

DeMers, M. N. (Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), New Mexico Geographic Alliance Project, Sponsored by National Geographic Society. $34,000.00. (September 1, 2013- November 1, 2014).

 

DeMers, M. N. (Principal), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), New Mexico Geographic Alliance Project, Sponsored by National Geographic Society. $34,000.00. (September 1, 2012 - November 1, 2013).

 

DeMers, M. N. (Principal), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), Carr, R. A. (Co-Principal), New Mexico Geographic Alliance, Sponsored by National Geographic Society. $32,000.00. (January 27, 2012 – March 31, 2013).

 

Parra, J. College of Education Mini Research Grant. $2000. (Spring 2013).

 

Bussmann, S. C. (Principal), Parra, J. L. (Co-Principal), Blackboard for eBlended Online Learning Development (BeBOLD), Sponsored by NM Public Education Department. $79,999.50. (October 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011).

 

Bussmann, S. C. (Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), Blackboard for eBlended Online Learning Development (BeBOLD), Sponsored by NM Public Education Department, Local, $79,999.50. (October 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011).

 

Bussmann, S. C. (Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), On-Line Teaching and Learning Opportunities (OTLO), Sponsored by Deming Public Schools, $77,000.00. (October 8, 2008 - June 30, 2010).

 

Bussmann, S. C. (Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), Open Light Lordsburg Partnership, Sponsored by Lordsburg Municipal Schools, $130,000.00. (July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009).

 

Bussmann, S. C. (Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), Online Teaching and Learning Opportunities (OTLO), Sponsored by Animas Public Schools, $65,000.00. (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 Awarded

Parra, J. College of Education Mini Research Grant. $2000. (Spring 2014).

 

DeMers, M. N. (Principal), Carr, R. A. (Co-Principal), Campbell, C. (Co-Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), Dugas, D. P. (Co-Principal), Benchmarking a Limited MOOC Critical Spatial Thinking Course, Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $499,859.00. (August 16, 2014 - December 31, 2014).

 

Rutledge, D. W. (Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), NSF EXP: Collaborative Research: Continuous Assessment for Students and Teachers (C.A.S.T.), Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $549,996.00. (August 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014).

 

Tran, S. C. (Co-Principal), Pontelli, E. (Co-Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), Cao, H. (Principal), EXP: Effective Learning and Teaching of Computer Science through Knowledge-Based Question-Answering System, Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $549,877.00. (July 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014).

 

Pontelli, E. (Principal), Brown, S. W. (Co-Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), ITEST Strategies: Project CARES - Computing with Authentic Relevant Experiences, Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $935,802.78. (June 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014).

 

Pontelli, E. (Principal), Tran, S. C. (Co-Principal), Manshad, S. J. (Co-Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), Evaluating the Impact of Automated Assessment and Constructivism in Non-Visual, Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $662,879.00. (January 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014).

 

Rutledge, D. W. (Principal), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), Continuous Assessment for Students and Teachers (CAST), Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $2,999,915.44. (August 1, 2012 - January 31, 2014).

 

Rutledge, D. W. (Principal), Stanford, T. B. (Supporting), Stanford, T. B. (Supporting), Parra, J. (Co-Principal), "CAST: Continuous Assessment for Students and Teachers," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, $3,500,000.00. (June 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011).

 

SERVICE

Service to the Profession

National and International Professional Societies Membership 

    • American Educational Research Association, Member since 2005
    • United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), Member since 2014
    • Online Learning Consortium (OLC), Member since 2009
    • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Member since 2007
    • EDUCAUSE, Member since 2006
    • National Council for Geography Education (NCGE), Member since 2012
    • Western Committee of NACOL, 2007 – 2012
    • NACOL Research Committee, January 2007 – 2012
    • The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), 2006 - 2011
    • New Mexico Learning Network, 2006 – 2009
    • Association for Computing Machinery, 2005-2009

 

State/Local Professional Societies Membership

    • New Mexico Distance Learning Association (NMDLA), December 2013 – Present
    • New Mexico Geographic Alliance (NMGA), 2012 – Present
    • New Mexico Society for Technology in Education (NMSTE), founding member 2007 – Present
    • Member, Council for Media Literacy, July 2001 to 2005
    • Member, Organ Mountain Student Film Festival Board Member, April 2003 to 2005

 

Reviewer

    • Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, Spring 2011, Spring 2012
    • Journal of Faculty Development, Fall 2010
    • Reviewed three chapters for Increasing Learner Engagement through Cutting-edge Technologies. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. P. Blessinger (Ed.). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

 

Invited Online Panels

 

Service to the University

University

  • Faculty Advisory Committee on Technology (FACT), Serving as Chair and Member-at-Large for 2014-2015, Co-Chair and Member-at-large 2013-2014, Member 2010-2013
  • NMSU Hispanic Faculty and Staff Caucus, Treasurer for 2009 and Member 2009 – Present
  • 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 Education

  • Committee Member, College Council, Budget and Technology Committee, Fall 2012 – Present
  • Program Development, Applicant Interviewer, Curriculum Developer and Instructor, Scholar Mentor, New Mexico Leadership Institute formerly Rosemont Leadership Institute, 2011 - Present

 

College of Extended Learning: Fall 2010 – Fall 2012

  • Participation in the development and assessment of the Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate Program
  • Advisor for the Online Teaching and Learning Graduate Certificate Program
  • Create, present, and deliver original face-to-face, web-based, and hybrid presentations, courses, and workshops for K12 and higher education teacher trainers, teachers, and students in a variety of content areas
  • Help coordinate various Regional Technology Assistance (RETA) Program projects including RETA Webinars, RETA Web Redesign, RETA-Online, OTLO, and BeBOLD, eTeacher Prep
  • Assist NMSU faculty in the development and delivery of distance education courses
  • Facilitator for the implementation of web-conferencing, including Centra Symposium and Wimba Collaboration Suite for the College of Extended Learning
  • Assist in grant writing projects 

 

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

  • Committee Member, Masters Programs Committee, 2014
  • Reviewer, Student Teacher Education Program applicants, 2010 – present
  • Reviewer, Teacher Education Program applicants, 2010 – present
  • Reviewer, Masters Exams, 2010 - present
  • Reviewer and Interviewer, Doctoral Intake Process, 2011 - present

 

Learning Design and Technology Program Area

  • Advisor for the Masters with Online Teaching Certificate, Fall 2012 – Present
  • Advisor for Graduate Learning Design and Technology Studies Programs, Fall 2012 – Present
  • Committee Member, Learning Design & Technology Faculty Search Committee, January–February 2014
  • Team Member, Learning Design & Technology Studies Program, Fall 2012 – Present

 

Service to the Community

  • 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 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
  • Officer, Treasurer, AMISTAD Family Services Board of Directors, Las Cruces, NM, September 7, 2011 - Present
  • President, Committee to Elect Samantha Madrid for Dona Ana County Magistrate Judge, Las Cruces, NM, January – November 4, 2014
  • Discussant, KNME New Mexico In Focus – Public Square: The Media and Our Children, Las Cruces, NM, Aired December 17, 2010, http://portal.knme.org/video/1701469538/

 

Leadership

 

Leadership Positions

  • Faculty Advisory Committee on Technology (FACT), currently serving as elected Chair and Member-at-Large for 2014-2015, elected as Co-Chair and Member-at-large 2013-2014
  • New Mexico Distance Learning Association (NMDLA), invited to be a founding board member & elected treasurer, December 2013 – Present

 

Consulting and Contract Work

  • Blended Classrooms, Las Cruces Public Schools, Middle School, January 6, 2014.
  • 9-Week Foundation Course, Online Learning Consortium formerly SLOAN-C, 3-5 times per year, 2009 – Present.
  • Introduction to Collaboration Tools, Online Learning Consortium, April 18-25 and August 22-29, 2014.
  • Strategies for Successful Group Work, Online Learning Consortium, January 24-31 and June 20-27, 2014.
  • Twitter for Learning, Online Learning Consortium, March 21-28, 2014.
  • Successful Online Outcomes: Group Work, Online Learning Consortium, April 19-26 and October 18-25, 2013.
  • Learning Environments: Twitter, 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

 

 

 

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