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Elizabeth (Betsy) A. Baker

Elizabeth (Betsy) A. Baker

Professor

Literacy Education

303 Townsend Hall
(573) 882-4831
E-mail: BakerE@missouri.edu

Research Areas

  • Integration of literacy and technology, new literacies, future literacies, 21st century literacies
  • Multimedia case-based instruction in teacher education
  • Sociocognition in teacher education, literacy, and new literacies

Academic Background

Ed.D. from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University-Nashville, TN, 1995, in Literacy Education

M.Ed. from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University-Nashville, TN, 1990, in Reading Education

B.A. from Furman University-Greenville, SC, 1982, in Elementary Education: Special Education


Published Works

Selected Publications

Baker, E. A. (in press).  Sequential mixed methods:  Examining growth of preservice literacy teachers.  In C. A. Chapelle (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics.  Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley-Blackwell.

Baker, E. A. & Purcell-Gates, V.  (2012, December 3).  Bridging home and school literacy.  Voice of Literacy.  Podcast to be retrieved from http://voiceofliteracy.org

Baker, E. A. & McKenna, M.  (2012, September 17).  U.S. survey of middle school student attitudes toward reading.  Voice of Literacy.  Podcast to be retrieved from http://voiceofliteracy.org

Baker, E. A. & Compton-Lilly, C. (2012, March 5).  Review of scholarship regarding family literacy.  Voice of Literacy.  Podcast to be retrieved from http://voiceofliteracy.org

Baker, E. A. & Coiro, J. (2011, December 19).  How offline reading, online reading, and prior knowledge can help predict students' abilities to understand what they read online.  Voice of Literacy.  Podcast retrieved from http://www.voiceofliteracy.org

Baker, E. A., & Neuman, S. (2011, September 5).  Using categories to teach vocabulary to preschoolers.  Voice of Literacy.  Podcast retrieved from http://www.voiceofliteracy.org

Baker, E. A. & Pearson, P. D (2010, October 18).  Reading First: Hard to Live With—or Without. Voice of Literacy.  Podcast retrieved from http://www.voiceofliteracy.org

Baker, E. A. (Ed.).  (2010).  The New Literacies:  Multiple Perspectives on Research and Practice.  New York:  Guilford Press.

Baker, E. A., Pearson, P. D., & Rozendal, M. S. (2010).  Theoretical perspectives and literacy studies:  An exploration of roles and insights.  In E. A. Baker (Ed.), The New Literacies:  Multiple Perspectives on Research and Practice (pp. 1-22).  New York:  Guilford Press.

Baker, E. A. & Rowe, D. (2010, October 4).  The role of interest and agency for written expression among preschoolers. Voice of Literacy.  Podcast retrieved from http://www.voiceofliteracy.org

Baker, E. A. & Bean, R. (2010, September 20).  Reading First in Pennsylvania: Achievement Findings After Five Years.  Voice of Literacy.  Podcast retrieved from http://www.voiceofliteracy.org

Baker, E. A. & Valencia, S. (2010, September 6).  Examining the validity of oral reading fluency assessments.   Voice of Literacy.  Podcast retrieved from http://www.voiceofliteracy.org

Baker, E. A., & Guthrie, J. (2010, April 5). Reading motivation among African American and Caucasian students.  Voice of Literacy.  Podcast retrieved from http://www.voiceofliteracy.org

Baker, E. A. (2010).  New Literacies, New Insights:  An Exploration of Traditional and New Perspectives.  In E. A. Baker (Ed.), The New Literacies:  Multiple Perspectives on Research and Practice (pp. 285-311).  New York:  Guilford Press.

Baker, E. A., & McKeown, M. (2009, September 7). Comprehension instruction:  Focus on content or strategies.  Voice of Literacy.  Podcast retrieved from http://www.voiceofliteracy.org

Baker, E. A., & Dewitz, P. (2009, March 16).  Comprehension strategy instruction in core reading programs.  Voice of Literacy.  Podcast retrieved from http://www.voiceofliteracy.org

Baker, E. A., & Wohlwend, K. (2009, February 16).  Play with Disney princess dolls and children’s literacy development.  Voice of Literacy.  Podcast retrieved from http://www.voiceofliteracy.org

Baker, E. A. (2009).  Multimedia Case-based Instruction in Literacy: Pedagogy, Effectiveness, and Perceptions.  Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 18(3), 249-266.

Baker, E. A., & Risko, V. (2008, December 1).  Reading teacher education.  Voice of Literacy.  Podcast retrieved from http://www.voiceofliteracy.org

Baker, E. A., & Slavin, R. (2008, October 6).  Effective middle and high school reading programs.  Voice of Literacy.  Podcast retrieved from http://www.voiceofliteracy.org/posts/27155

Baker, E. A. (2008).  Create a classroom web site:  Where can I begin?.  Learning and Leading with Technology, 35(7), 18-21. 

Baker, E. A. (2008).  Support for New Literacies, Cultural Expectations, and Pedagogy:  Potential and Features for Classroom Web Sites.  New England Reading Association Journal, 43(2), 56-62.

Baker, E. A. (2007).  Elementary classroom web sites:  Support for literacy within and beyond the classroom.  Journal of Literacy Research, 39(1), 1-38.

Baker, E. A. (2007).  Reading and Writing in Electronic Environments: An Exploration of New Literacies and Implications for K-12 Literacy Curricula.  In T. Bastiaens & S.  Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of eLearn.  Charlottesville, VA:  Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

Baker, E. A., & Labbo, L. D. (2007).  Preparing preservice teachers to use technology for responsive literacy instruction.  Journal of Reading Education, 32(2), 31-39.

Baker, E. A., & Wedman, J. M. (2007). Developing preservice literacy teachers’ observation skills: Two stories, two technologies. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 7(4).  Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/vol7/iss4/general/article1.cfm

Baker, E. A. (2006).  Design of classroom web sites:  Support for elementary literacy programs.  In C. Crawford, D. A. Willis, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price & R. Weber (Eds.), Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education.  Charlottesville, VA:  Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

Baker, E. A. (2005).  Can preservice teacher education really help me grow as a literacy teacher?:  Examining preservice teachers’ perceptions of multimedia case-based instruction.  Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 13(3), 415-431.

Baker, E. A. (2003).  Integrating literacy and technology:  Making a match between software and classroom.  Reading and Writing Quarterly, 19 (2), 193-197.

Baker, E. A. (2001).  The nature of literacy in a technology rich classroom.  Reading Research and Instruction, 40 (3), 153-179.

Baker, E. A., Rozendal, M., & Whitenack, J. (2000).  Audience awareness in a technology rich elementary classroom.  Journal of Literacy Research, 32 (3), 395-419.

Baker, E. A., & Kinzer, C. K. (1998).  Effects of technology on process writing:  Are they all good?  In T. Shanahan & F. Rodriguez-Brown (Eds.), Forty-seventh National Reading Conference Yearbook (pp. 428-440).  Chicago:  National Reading Conference.

Journals

Baker, E. A. (in press). Promote Literacy: Reasons to Create a Classroom Web Site. Learning and Leading with Technology.

Baker, E. A. (in press). Create a classroom web site: Where can I begin?. Learning and Leading with Technology.

Baker, E. A., & Wedman, J. (in press). Developing Preservice Literacy Teachers’ Observation Skills: Two Stories, Two Technologies. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education.

Baker, E. A. (in press). Support for New Literacies, Cultural Expectations, and Pedagogy: Potential and Features for Classroom Web Sites. New England Reading Association Journal.

Baker, E. A., & Labbo, L. D. (in press). Preparing preservice teachers to use technology for responsive literacy instruction. Journal of Reading Education.

Baker, E. A. (2007). Elementary classroom web sites: Support for literacy within and beyond the classroom. Journal of Literacy Research, 39(1), 1-38.

Baker, E. A. (2005). Can preservice teacher education really help me grow as a literacy teacher?: Examining preservice teachers’ perceptions of multimedia case-based instruction. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 13(3), 415-431.

Baker, E. A. (2003). Integrating literacy and technology: Making a match between software and classroom.Reading and Writing Quarterly, 19 (2), 193-197.

Baker, E. A. (2001). The nature of literacy in a technology rich classroom. Reading Research and Instruction, 40 (2), 153-179.

Baker, E. A. (2000). Integrating literacy and tools-based technologies: Examining the successes and challenges. Computers in Schools, 16 (3), 73-89.

Reprint: Baker, E. A. (2000). Integrating literacy and tools-based technologies: Examining the successes and challenges. In D. LaMont, C. D. Maddux, and L. Liu (Eds.), Integration of technology into the classroom: Case studies (pp. 73-89). New York: Haworth Press.

Baker, E. A. (2000). Case-based learning theory: Implications for software design. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 8 (2), 85-95.

Baker, E. A. (2000). Digital Literacy Portfolio Series: Purpose, development, implementation. The Reading Professor, 22 (2), 8-25.

Baker, E. A. (2000). Instructional approaches used to integrate literacy and technology. Reading Online, 4 (1). Available: http://www.readingonline.org/articles/baker/

Repost: Baker, E. A. (2004). Instructional approaches used to integrate literacy and technology. Available: http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/index.asp

Baker, E. A. (2000). Sociocultural theory, semiotics, and technology: Implications for the nature of literacy.Reading Improvement, 37 (3), 101-109.

Baker, E. A., Rozendal, M., & Whitenack, J. (2000). Audience awareness in a technology rich elementary classroom. Journal of Literacy Research, 32 (3), 395-419.

Chapters

Baker, E. A. (2001). Technology and values: Connecting with classroom literacy learning. In P. Schmidt & A. Pailliotet (Eds.), Exploring values through literature, multimedia and literacy events: Making connections (pp. 112-125). Newark, Delaware: International Reading Association.

Baker, E. A., & Kinzer, C. K. (1998). Effects of technology on process writing: Are they all good? In T. Shanahan & F. Rodriguez-Brown (Eds.), Forty-seventh National Reading Conference Yearbook (pp. 428-440). Chicago: National Reading Conference.

Baker, E. A., & Wedman, J. (2000). Lessons learned while using case-based instruction with preservice literacy teachers. In T. Shanahan & F. Rodriguez-Brown (Eds.), Forty-ninth National Reading Conference Yearbook(pp. 122-136). Chicago: National Reading Conference.

Software

Children As Literacy Kases (ChALK)
A multimedia series designed for case-based instruction in which the case is defined as the child.  Users track 5 elementary children's literacy development for 8 months.  Users are given access to 22 hours of video, 135 samples of children’s writings, and 115 samples of children’s readings.  This series builds on theories of situated cognition, anchored instruction, generative learning, ill-structured problem solving, and reflective metacognition.

Voice of Literacy, podcast (http://www.voiceofliteracy.org)
A bi-weekly (September – April) podcast with the mission of broadly disseminating literacy research in a manner that is readily consumable and accessible. A collaborative effort with the editors of Reading Research Quarterly and the Journal of Literacy Research consists of ten-minute interviews with research authors who discuss how their work informs teachers, parents, principals, and policymakers.  Averaging 200 users daily and 65,000 users annually.

Presentations


Selected Research Presentations

Baker, E. A. (2012, November).  Dragons, iPads, and Literacy, O-My:  Examining the Feasibility of Voice Recognition Apps in a First-Grade Classroom. Paper presented at the meeting of the Literacy Research Association, San Diego, CA. 

Smith, J., Davis, J., & Baker, E. A. (2012, November).  Reconceptualizing Balanced Literacy:  A Phenomenological Analysis of Novice Teachers' Struggles with Balanced Literacy Instruction. Paper presented at the meeting of the Literacy Research Association, San Diego, CA. 

Baker, E. A. (2012, May).  Commodore 64 to iPad 3: Definitions, Explorations, and Prognostications of E-learning.  Invited paper presented at Research Colloquium, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Baker, E. A. (2012, May).  Invited Address:  iPads, Apps, and Literacy Development:  A Naturalistic Study.  Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Chicago, IL.

Smith, J., Davis, J., & Baker, E. A. (2012, April).  Insights from novice elementary teachers struggling to implement mandated literacy curriculum in low-performing rural schools.  Paper presented the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Baker, E. A. (2011, November).  Designing Literacy Lessons Using Digital Media and Online Tools [discussant].  Paper presented at the meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Jacksonville, FL.

Baker, E. A. (2011, November).  A multimodal analysis of narrative worlds: Digital book trailers as sites of persuasion and identity construction [discussant].  Paper presented at the meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Jacksonville, FL. 

Baker, E. A. (2011, April).  Deictic, chronotopic, transitory:  Examining the nature of literacy in a digitally enhanced fourth-grade classroom.  Paper presented the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. 

Baker, E. A. (2011, April).  Impact learning, motivation, and creativity:  Lessons learned from teaching online.  Paper presented at the meeting of the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL.

Menon, D., Baker, E. A., Hanuscin, D. (2011, April).  From professional development to the classroom: A case study of an elementary teacher’s implementation of the learning cycle.  Paper presented at the meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Orlando, FL. 

Baker, E. A. (2011, March).  Pedagogical modeling:  Engaging literacy teachers in transformative online learning.  Paper presented at the meeting of Teachnology Conference, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. 

Baker, E. A. (2010, December).  Invited address:  New times, new literacies:  Examining research and pedagogy.  Research colloquium, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

Baker, E. A. (2010, December).  Traversing Time and Space: An Ontological Analysis of Traditional and New Literacies.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Ft. Worth, TX.

Baker, E. A. (2010, December).  Leveraging "traditional" and "new" literacies to inform policy, research, and practice across learning spaces [discussant].  Paper presented at the meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Ft. Worth, TX.

Smith, J., Davis, J., & Baker, E. A. (2010, December).  Obstacles experienced by novice teachers while implementing a research-based literacy program in a rural school district.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Ft. Worth, TX.

Baker, E. A. (2010, September).  New literacies, new perspectives:  Exploring the potential for research and teaching.  Seminar in Reading, Dr. Rachel Klein instructor.  University of Delaware.  [Invited, Skype presentation]

Baker, E. A. (2010, May).  Sociocultural analysis of literacy in our technological world.  Paper presented the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO. 

Baker, E. A. (2010, May). Disseminating research across media:  The case of RRQ and JLR partnering with the Voice of Literacy.  Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Chicago, IL.

Baker, E. A. (2009, May).  Keynote address:  Taming Pandora:  How to make the most of technology in your literacy program.  Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Minneapolis, MN. 

Baker, E. A. (2008, December).  Explorations of new literacies from multiple theoretical perspectives.  Paper presented at the meeting of the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.

Leu, D. J., & Baker, E. A. (2008, November).  How learning and reading comprehension has changed with the Internet:  Why students who need our help the most, receive the least.  Connecticut Association of Schools, Hartford, CT.

Baker, E. A. (2008, November).  Social and communicative aspects of classroom web sites.  Presentation for the colloquium for communication, computing, and technology, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Baker, E. A., Burgess, M., Castagno-Dysart, D. (2008, May).  Matchmaking.edu:  How to make a classroom web site that supports your literacy program.  Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlanta, GA.

Baker, E. A., & Rozendal, M. (2007, December).  Autonomous Agents:  Considerations for Theoretical Grounding of New Literacies from a Cognitive Perspective.  Paper presented at the meeting of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.

Baker, E. A. (2007, December).  Sociocultural Expectations of New Literacies:  An Analysis of Classroom Web Sites.  Paper presented at the meeting of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.

Baker, E. A., Boling, E. C., Lund, D. M., Kinzer, C. K., & Sanny, R. (2007, December).  Invited Address: Chatting About the Future of Literacy Technologies.  Paper presented at the meeting of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.

Baker, E. A. (2007, October).  Reading and Writing in Electronic Environments: An Exploration of New Literacies and Implications for K-12 Literacy Curricula.  Paper presented at eLearn, Quebec City, Canada.

Baker, E. A. (2007, October).  Anchored Instruction, Situated Cognition, Ill-structured Problem-Solving:  A Cognitive Evaluation of Multimedia Case-based Instruction.  Paper presented at eLearn, Quebec City, Canada.

Baker, E. A. (2007, April).  Multimedia case-based instruction:  Interrelationships among empirical investigations. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Baker, E. A. (2007, February).  Workplace Literacies, Peer Literacies, and Elementary Classroom Web Sites:  A Comparison of New Literacies.  Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research, Nashville, TN. 

Baker, E. A. (2007, April).  Multimedia case-based instruction: Interrelationships among empirical investigation. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Baker, E. A. (2007, February). Workplace Literacies, Peer Literacies, and Elementary Classroom Web Sites: A Comparison of New Literacies. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research, Nashville, TN.

Baker, E. A. (2006, December). Multimedia case-based instruction: Pedagogy, effectiveness, and perceptions. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Baker, E. A. (2006, April). Elementary Classroom Web Sites: An Examination of How They Support Literacy. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Baker, E. A., & Rozendal, M. (2006, April). Fostering Reflective Dispositions among Preservice Teachers: An Examination of Cognitive-based Rubrics. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Baker, E. A. (2006, March). Design of Classroom Web Sites: Support for Elementary Literacy Programs. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Instructional Technology in Teacher Education, Orlando, FL

Baker E. A. (2005, May). I’ve got a web site--does it support children’s literacy? An exploration of Elementary classroom web sites. Paper to be presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, San Antonio, TX.

Baker E. A. (2004, December). Integrating Literacy and Technology: How Classroom Teachers are Using their own Web Pages. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Baker E. A. (2003, December). Matchmaking.com: An Evaluation Framework Designed to Match Literacy Programs with Appropriate Technologies. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.

Baker, E. A. (2003, April). Integrating literacy and technology: A Theory-based Evaluation Framework. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Baker E. A. (2002, December). Digital literacy portfolios, case-based instruction, and teacher education: Evaluation from the perspective of preservice literacy teachers. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.

Baker E. A. (2002, November). Choosing useful software: Exploring and making sense of your options. Invited paper presented at the meeting of the New York State Reading Association, New York, NY.

Baker, E. A. (2002, April). Preservice teachers’ perceptions of factors that contributed to their growth as literacy teachers. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Baker, E. A. (2002, April). Improving Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Kidwatching Abilities: Evaluation of Multimedia Case-based Instruction. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Baker, E. A. (2002, March). Can preservice teacher education really help me grow as a literacy teacher?: Examining preservice teachers’ perceptions of multimedia case-based instruction. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Instructional Technology in Teacher Education, Nashville, TN.

Baker, E. A. (2001, December). Using multimedia cases as a tool for understanding literacy teaching and learning. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Baker, E. A. (2001, April). Examining the theoretical underpinnings of case-based instruction: Investigations with the Digital Literacy Portfolio Series. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.

Baker, E. A., & Wedman, J. M . (2001, April). Lessons learned while using Case-based Instruction with Preservice Literacy Teachers. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.

Wedman, J. M ., & Baker, E. A. (2001, April). The effects of using cases to bring an elementary classroom into a preservice teacher classroom: Learning about literacy and analyzing literacy processes. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.

Baker, E. A. (2001, March). Overcoming challenges in preservice literacy education: Examining kidwatching abilities. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Instructional Technology in Teacher Education, San Diego, CA.

Baker, E. A., & Wedman, J. M. (2000, December). Developing kidwatching among preservice literacy teachers using digital portfolios. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.

Wedman, J. M., & Baker, E.A. (2000, December). What is the relative value of multimedia portfolio cases to a literacy methods course: Who’s learning what and how? Paper presented at the meeting of the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.

Baker, E. A. (2000, March). Preservice literacy teachers, digital literacy portfolios, and multimedia case-based instruction: Examining the theoretical basis for case-based instruction. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Instructional Technology in Teacher Education, San Diego, CA


Research Grants

Selected Grants

Principal Investigator (2012, funded).  Nature of literacy activities among low SES first-grade students using voice recognition software.  Research Council, Office of Provost, University of Missouri

Principal Investigator (2011–2013, funded).  Naturalistic investigation of literacy acquisition among first and second grade students using voice recognition software.  Research Council, Office of Provost, University of Missouri

Co-Principal Investigator (2011–2012, funded).  Helping struggling readers: Using voice recognition software as an intervention.  Co-PI:  T. Hogg.  MPER, College of Education, University of Missouri

Principal Investigator (2011–2012, funded).  Naturalistic investigation of literacy acquisition among first and second grade students using voice recognition software.  Office of Provost, University of Missouri

Co-Principal Developer (2010–2011, funded).  Online program development:  MEd in Reading Education.  Co-PDs:  C. Gilles, L. Kingsley, J. Ostrow. University of Missouri System Office, Department of LTC

Principal Developer (2010, funded).  Online course development:  Survey of Literacy Research.  University of Missouri System Office, Department of LTC

Principal Investigator (2009–2010, funded).  Examining Fidelity and Obstacles to Improving Student Literacy while Implementing a Research-based Literacy Program.  Co-PI, Christi Bergin.  Office of Sponsored Programs Administration, University of Missouri

Director (2008, funded).  Building collaborative relationships regarding New Literacies among University of Missouri, eMINTS, Columbia University, University of Connecticut.  Office of the Provost, Faculty Development, University of Missouri

Principal Investigator (2000–2003, funded).  Production of the Digital Literacy Portfolio Series (Project No. P116B001494).  United States Education Department, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

Principal Investigator (2000–2003, funded).  Production of the Digital Literacy Portfolio Series.  Co-PI, Judy Wedman.  Verizon

Co-Director (2001–2002, funded).  Verizon and MU:  Connection to Literacy.  PI: J. Laffey.  Verizon

Principal Investigator (1999, funded).  Supplemental funding for continued production of the Digital Literacy Portfolio Series.  United States Education Department, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, 6% acceptance rate, $90,121

Principal Investigator (1997–2001, funded).  Interdisciplinary multimedia literacy portfolios in elementary classrooms (Project No. P116B71861).  Co-PI, Judy Wedman.  United States Education Department, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

2000–2003 Principal Investigator: Funded
Funding agency: United States Education Department, Fund for the Improvement of Post-secondary Education ($96,164; 6% acceptance rate)
Grant title: Production of the Digital Literacy Portfolio Series (Project No. P116B001494)

2000–2003 Co-Principal Investigator (with Judy Wedman): Funded
Funding agency: Verizon ($10,000)
Grant title: Production of the Digital Literacy Portfolio Series

2003 Principal Investigator
Funding agency: United States Education Department, Office of Special Education Programs, Steppingstones ($199,788 over 2 years)
Grant title: CHALK--for Children: Improving Access, Participation, and Accountability for Literacy and Technology Education

2001–2002 Co-Director (with Jim Laffey): Funded
Funding agency: Verizon ($94,000)
Grant title: Verizon and MU: Connection to Literacy

2002 Principal Investigator
Funding agency: Q Foundation, University of Missouri ($2,200–$28,000)
Grant title: Digital Literacy Portfolio Project

1997–2001 Co-Principal Investigator (with Judy Wedman)
Grant title: Interdisciplinary multimedia literacy portfolios in elementary classrooms. Project No. P116B71861.
Funded Funding agency: United States Education Department, Fund for the Improvement of Post-secondary Education ($367,789; 3% acceptance rate


Awards and Honors

Selected Awards and Honors

President's Award for Innovative Teaching:  State award presented by the University System President to recognize faculty who are outstanding teachers and who employ innovative teaching methods to achieve success in student learning, 2012

Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology:  International award presented by the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning for her innovative approach to the classroom and the global influence of her work in the fields of teaching and learning, 2011

Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology:  National award presented by the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning for contributions in the most highly creative ways to teaching, learning, and technology in higher education, 2011

Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award for Graduate Teaching:  Campus award presented by the Office of the Provost at the University of Missouri to recognize excellence in the efforts of graduate instructors involved in using educational technologies to meaningfully improve teaching and learning at the University of Missouri, 2010

Computers in Reading Research Award:  International award presented by the International Reading Association to honor reading researchers who have made a significant contribution to research related to classroom literacy instruction and technology integration, 2008

High Flyer for Excellent Teaching (discontinued in 2008):  College award presented by the School of Education of the University of Missouri to faculty for recognition of excellence in teaching as demonstrated by high teaching evaluation scores from students, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Otto C. Bassler Award for Outstanding Research:  Department award presented by Peabody College of Vanderbilt University for outstanding dissertation by a doctoral student in the Department of Teaching and Learning, 1996