Distance Learning
President Elect

Rob Moore
University of Florida

My name is Rob Moore and I am running for President-Elect of the Division of Distance Learning (DDL).

I am an assistant professor of educational technology at the University of Florida with the School of Teaching in Learning and faculty member in the UF Institute for Advanced Learning Technologies, where I direct the Investigating Digital Ecologies to Advance Transformative Education (IDEATE) Research lab.  I earned my PhD in instructional technology from North Carolina State University (NCSU) and completed my masters in instructional technology at East Carolina University (ECU). My scholarship analyzes digital learning ecologies, focusing on massive open online courses (MOOCs), to identify innovative ways for improving student outcomes. I am interested in leveraging learning analytics to identify patterns in student behavior that can be used to inform learning design.

I have been an active member of AECT since 2015 and have served as conference reviewer and presenter for multiple divisions, including DDL, Design & Development and Division of Emerging Learning Technologies. My collaborative work has been recognized by several AECT Divisions including Best Concurrent Proposal Award (DDL, 2019) and published in educational technology journals including TechTrends, Distance Education, and Educational Research Technology and Development.

COVID-19 has increased the attention on distance learning and instruction, and it is critical that the DDL members are seen as experts in this space. As a division, we have a tremendous opportunity to shape and inform the future of education. As President-Elect of DDL, I will collaboratively work with the DDL Board and DDL members to:

● create a Microcredential Working Group to create an infrastructure and process for developing and delivering microcredentials that benefit the membership;
● create a Peer Reviewer Workshop Series that: 1) demystifies the peer review process; 2) provides training and support that prepares graduate students and early career scholars with the the skills to conduct high quality peer reviews; and 3) formalizes recognition of high quality peer reviewers of AECT DDL conference presentations and DDL-related work submitted to AECT journals;
● expand on the excellent mentoring seminar created by Dr. Sadaf and Dr. Reese;
● identify innovative ways to amplify the scholarship of DDL members; and
● increase opportunities to engage graduate students in DDL work

I am excited about the opportunity to collaborate with the DDL board and membership in this role as President-Elect. Thank you for your consideration and please reach out if you have any questions!

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