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Jennifer C. Richardson

Professor
Learning Design and Technology
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Research

Dr. Richardson's research focuses on distance education, in particular online learning environments. Specific areas of research and practice related to online learning include social aspects of online learning, the Community of Inquiry (CoI), best practices in distance learning, and gauging learning in online environments. Dr. Richardson is also interested in the integration of technology to improve learning at the K-12 and higher education levels.

Awards

  • OLC Fellow, The Online Learning Consortium, for significant contributions to the areas of scholarship, teaching and service. (2016-17)
  • Best Research Paper Award, EDEN Conference (2016), How social networking experience relates to social presence and attitudes of using social networking sites in education".
  • 2015 AECT Division of Distance Learning (DDL) Journal Article Award for York, C. & Richardson, J.C. (2012). Interpersonal interaction in online learning: Experienced online instructors’ perceptions of influencing factors. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 16(4), 83-98.
  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship, College of Education (2015)
  • Curriculum & Instruction Outstanding Faculty Discovery Award (2015)
  • Fellow, Study in a Second Discipline, Purdue University (2014-15)
  • AECT Division of Distance Learning (DDL) Distance Education Book Award for, Online Learning: Common Misconceptions, Benefits, and Challenges (2014)
  • Teaching for Tomorrow Fellowship Award, Senior Resource Faculty, Purdue University (2011-2012)
  • Curriculum & Instruction Outstanding Faculty Discovery Award, Scholarship of Teaching (2010)
  • AERA SIG Instructional Technology Leadership Award (2009)
  • Sloan-C Effective Practices in Online Education Award for “Using the Community of Inquiry Framework Survey for Multi-Level Institutional Evaluation and Continuous Quality Improvement” (2009)
  • Teaching for Tomorrow Fellowship Award, Junior Faculty, Purdue University (2007-2008)
  • Purdue University Exemplary Distance Education Course Award (2008)
  • Purdue University Award for Excellence in Distance Learning (2006).


Education

Ph.D. University at Albany/SUNY, 2001, Curriculum and Instruction
C.A.S. University at Albany/SUNY, 2001, Educational Research and Program Evaluation
M.S. University at Albany/SUNY, 1999, Curriculum Design & Instructional Technology
M.S. University at Albany/SUNY, 1997, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
M.S. University at Albany/SUNY, 1996, Educational Administration and Policy Studies
B.A. Russell Sage College, 1993, Political Science and History


Selected Publications

  • Richardson, J.C. & Kozan, K. (in press). Digging deep into Communities of Inquiry at Purdue. Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, Volume 40. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-45001-8_6
  • Richardson, J.C., Besser, E., Koehler, A., Lim, J. & Strait, M. (2016).  Instructors’ perceptions of instructor presence in online courses. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 17(4), 82-104.Available online at: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2330/3800
  • Lim, J. & Richardson, J.C. (2016). Effect of online learners’ social networking experience and perceived social presence in online learning. The Internet and Higher Education, 29(2), 31-39. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2015.12.001
  • Watson, S., Watson, B., Richardson, J.C. & Loizzo, J. (2016). Instructor’s use of Social Presence, Teaching Presence and Attitudinal Dissonance: A case study of an attitudinal change MOOC. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 17(3), 54-74. Available online at: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2379
  • Yu, T.  & Richardson, J.C. (2015). Examining the reliability and validity of a Korean version of the Community of Inquiry instrument using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. The Internet and Higher Education, 25, 45-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2014.12.004
  • Richardson, J.C. & Alsup, J. (2015). Moving from the classroom to the keyboard: How seven teachers created their online teacher identities. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 16(1), 142-167. Available online at: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1814
  • Richardson, J.C., Koehler, A., Besser, E., Caskurlu, S. Lim, J. & Mueller, C. (2015). Conceptualizing and Investigating Instructor Presence in Online Learning Environments. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 16(3), 256-297.  Available online at: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2123
  • Yu, T & Richardson, J.C. (2015). An exploratory factor and reliability analysis of the student online learning readiness (SOLR) instrument. Online Learning (formerly the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks), 19(5). Available online.
  • Kozan, K. & Richardson, J.C. (2014). New exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis insights into the Community of Inquiry survey. The Internet and Higher Education, 23, 39-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2014.06.002
  • Kozan, K. & Richardson, J.C. (2014). Interrelationships between and among Social, Teaching and Cognitive Presence. The Internet and Higher Education, 21, 68-73. doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2013.10.007
  • Lowenthal, P., York, C. & Richardson, J.C. (Eds). (2014). Online learning: Common misconceptions, benefits and challenges. Nova Science Publishers, NY.
  • Richardson, J.C., Sadaf, A., Ertmer, P. (2012). Relationship between types of question prompts and critical thinking in online discussions. In Z. Akyol & D.R. Garrison (Eds.), Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice (pp. 197-222). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-2110-7.ch011
  • York, C. & Richardson, J.C. (2012). Interpersonal interaction in online learning: Experienced online instructors’ perceptions of influencing factors. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 16(4), 83-98. Available online.
  • Richardson, J.C., Arbaugh, B. Cleveland-Innes, M., Ice, P., Swan, K. & Garrison, D.R. (2012). Using the Community of Inquiry framework to inform effective instructional design. In L. Moller & J. Huett (Eds.), The Next Generation of Education (pp. 97-125). New York: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-1785-9_7
  • Richardson, J.C., Maeda, Y. & Swan, K. (2010). Adding a web-based perspective to the self-assessment of knowledge: Compelling reasons to utilize affective measures of learning. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 9(2), 321-328. https://doi.org/10.5465/amle.2010.51428555
  • Richardson, J.C. & Ice, P. (2010). Investigating students’ level of critical thinking across instructional strategies in online discussions. The Internet and Higher Education, 13(1-2), 52-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2009.10.009
  • Boston, W., Diaz, S., Gibson, A., Ice, P., Richardson, J., & Swan, K. (2009). An exploration of the relationship between indicators of the Community of Inquiry framework and retention in online programs. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, (13)3, 67-83. Available online.
  • Swan, K., Richardson, J.C., Ice, P., Garrison, D.R., Cleveland-Innes, M. & Arbaugh, J.B. (2008). Validating a measurement tool of presence in online communities of inquiry. E-mentor, 2(24).
  • Arbaugh, B., Cleveland-Innes, M., Diaz, S. Ice, P., Garrison, D.R., Richardson, J.C, Shea, P. & Swan, K. (2008). Developing a Community of Inquiry instrument: Testing a measure of the Community of Inquiry framework using a multi-institutional sample. The Internet and Higher Education, (11) 3-4, 133-136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2008.06.003
  • Richardson, J. C., & Newby, T. (March 2006). The role of students' cognitive engagement in online learning. The American Journal of Distance Education, 20(1), 23-37. http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15389286ajde2001_3
  • Richardson, J. C., & Swan, K.P. (2003). An examination of social presence in online courses in relation to student’s perceived learning and satisfaction. Journal of Asynchronous Learning, 7(1), 68-88. Available online.

Experience

2016-Present             

Professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2008-2016

Associate Professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2006-Present

Project Co-Director, Increasing Access to Quality Learning Through Effective Use of Peer Feedback in Online Discussions , FIPSE Comprehensive Program, USDOE

2002-2008

Assistant Professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2002-2008

Program Convener
Computer Education, Department of Curriculum and Education
College of Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2002-2004

Assistant Project Director
P3T3 Project
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN



Courses

EDCI 566

Educational Applications of Hypermedia

EDCI 575

Foundations of Distance Education

EDCI 627

Special Topics (e.g. Researching Online Learning Environments, Advanced Distance Education, Consulting with Faculty in Online Course Development)

EDCI 660

Seminar in Learning, Design and Technology

EDCI 673  

Issues and Methods in Educational Technology Research