School Media & Technology
Board Member at Large

Holly Ellis
University of West Florida

Dr. Holly Ellis, an Associate Professor in the Department of Instructional Design and Technology, has conducted research on several aspects of technology, education and communication.

One field of interest is hypermedia, a nonlinear medium of information that includes graphics, audio, video, plain text and hyperlinks. Her research has studied how student responses in online threaded discussions change over time; the effects of gender and dominant mental processes on hypermedia learning; how females perform in online debates; and ways to capitalize on studentsí sensory rich media experiences in arcades to develop discipline-based learning.

Publications carrying her work include International Journal of Instructional Technology, Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, International Journal on E-Learning, and College Student Journal. She also has made conference presentations on teacher education, educational technology and student learning in reading.

Ellis received a Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Development from the University of South Alabama in 2008. She received both a bachelorís degree and a masterís degree at UWF. She also worked for several organizations that focus on education and innovation.

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