Ph.D. Instructional and Curricular Studies, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Guiding Research Questions:
- What are the challenges that teachers face in online environments, what skills do they need to be successful, and how can institutions of higher education work to better prepare educators for online and blended environments?
- What is the nature of technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) and how does this inform preparing teachers for 21st century classrooms, a growing number of which will not have walls?
- How can the use of emerging technologies improve the teaching/learning process and outcomes for both teachers and students, to prepare the next generation of literate citizens, particularly with respect to sustainability isses?
Dr. Leanna Archambault is an Associate Professor in Learning Design and Technology at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. She is the program coordinator for the Educational Technology Masters program at ASU, and she serves as Co-Editor of the Journal of Online Learning Research, an open access journal that publishes research focused on K-12 online and blended learning. Her research areas include teacher preparation for online and blended classrooms, the use of innovative technologies to improve learning outcomes, the nature of technological pedagogical content knowledge, and sustainability literacy among pre-service and in-service teachers.
Dr. Archambault's research has won multiple awards from prominent professional organizations including the College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. In addition, she has been recognized by Arizona State University, winning the Vision Award for Research and Content from Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, the President's Award for Sustainability, and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Excellence in Research Award and Promising Scholar Award. As a former middle school teacher, she seeks a lasting impact on the practice of future and existing teachers throughout the state of Arizona and beyond.