Caroline M. Crawford

Caroline M. CrawfordCaroline M. Crawford is a Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Houston, Texas, USA. Dr. Crawford has designed, developed and taught several courses during her tenure at UHCL, including the following: Trends and Issues, Advanced Applications of Technology; Multimedia design; Multimedia Development; Analyzing Emerging Technologies; Applications of Technology; Training Practicum; Advanced Grant and Proposal Writing; Applications of Java, Multimedia for Educators; Change Leadership, Creating Digital Resources; Project Management and Grant Writing; Web Development; Teaching and eLearning; Learning Theory and Instruction; and, Performance Technology. Further, she is in the process of designing and developing Systematic Design of Technology-Based Instruction. She has designed, developed, implemented and continuously redesigned no fewer than twelve online and hybrid courses over the past twelve year period, with strong formative and summative feedback from the learners within the courses and subject matter experts in the field. Crawford’s scholarly pursuits are varied, including a minimum of 60 international, national and regional refereed and non-refereed journal articles, as well as edited book chapters. Further, Crawford has presented a minimum of 160 professional conference-focused presentations and thirteen poster sessions, with several invited presentations and a keynote presentation at a regional technology-focused conference, with a history of honored positions as a Managing Editor for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) refereed review of conference manuscript proposals, Review Editor for six international refereed journals, and reviewer for innumerable regional, national and international refereed journals. As well, Crawford’s book chapter titled Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’s Recognition of Industry Applications within Virtual Words: A Meta-Analysis of Distance Learning Instructional Achievements within Virtual World Architectural Environments, and Potential Implications for Higher Education, recently published in the book Distance Learning Technology, Current Instruction, and the Future of Education: Applications of Today, Practices of Tomorrow, has been nominated by the book editor for the IGI-Global’s first annual Excellence in Innovative Research Award for Outstanding Book Chapter. The book chapter was nominated, based upon the following criteria: Innovativeness; Practicality of research/results; Potential impact on the field; Thoroughness of the research; Thoroughness of the references; and, Style or clarity of prose. Further, Crawford was awarded the prestigious University of Houston-Clear Lake 2009 Outstanding Professor Award. At this point in Crawford’s professional career, her main areas of interest focus upon communities of learning and the appropriate and successful integration of technologies into the learning environment. The learning environment may be envisioned as face-to-face, hybrid and online (virtual or text-driven) environments.

Publications

International Journal of eSports Research (IJER)
Sharon Andrews, Caroline M Crawford. Est. 2021.
The International Journal of eSports Research (IJER) provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to share leading-edge knowledge in eSports. IJER is a peer-reviewed...
Supporting Community Engagement Through Real-World Instructional Learning
Caroline M. Crawford, Janice Moore Newsum, Sharon Andrews White, Jennifer Young Wallace. © 2021. 17 pages.
The ability to attain knowledge for implementation within real-world environments is a shift in understanding within many instructional environments. Shifting from...
Creativity and Impactful Learning Through Implicit Cognitive Vulnerability
Caroline M. Crawford, Janice Moore Newsum, Sharon Andrews White, Jennifer Young Wallace. © 2021. 18 pages.
Creating an instructional environment in which the learners can be cognitively vulnerable with the information learned, with learner colleagues, as well as with the instructional...
Preface
Noran L. Moffett, Nancy Reese-Durham, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2020. 10 pages.
This Preface is included in the book Creating a Framework for Dissertation Preparation: Emerging Research and Opportunities.
The Distance Education Phenomena: From Initial Interactive Activities to a Full Onslaught of Multimedia Instructional Support
Caroline M. Crawford. © 2020. 33 pages.
The Instructional Design field has been significantly impacted by the distance education phenomena. With the strengthening of the distance education presence, more focus has been...
In the Midst of the Maelstrom: Struggling Through the Revulsions of Academic Mobbing While Maintaining One's Ethical Compass
Caroline M. Crawford. © 2020. 26 pages.
Academic mobbing's impact upon the target and the target's professional world can throw one's world off kilter to the point that the target has difficulty maintaining...
The 10 “C”s Towards Authentically Supporting Doctoral Students: Gracefully and Successfully Supporting Doctoral Students Towards Completing the Capstone Experience
Caroline M. Crawford. © 2020. 30 pages.
Doctoral candidates progressing through their dissertation capstone requires not only research and scholarly support, but also engagement towards supporting the doctoral...
Showcasing Dreams, Desires, Vision, Whimsy, Illusion, and Anxious Uncertainty: Understanding Aspects of Perseverance and Determination Towards Doctoral Capstone Successes
Caroline M. Crawford, Noran L. Moffett. © 2020. 23 pages.
Personalized journeys that reflect the development of deep-seated perseverance and determination characteristics evolve from stresses and traumatic events that may be short-term...
Fiero and Flow in Online Competitive Gaming: The Gaming Engagement Framework
Sharon Andrews, Robert E. Bradbury, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2020. 15 pages.
This paper explores the concept of fiero as it relates to online competitive gaming, resulting in a framework focused upon levels of fiero and flow, labeled as the gaming...
Instructional Real World Community Engagement
Caroline M. Crawford. © 2019. 15 pages.
The impact of the instructional real-world community engagement upon the learner's cognitive understanding and subject matter attainment is recognized as a viable and...
Implicit Cognitive Vulnerability
Caroline M. Crawford. © 2019. 10 pages.
Through the concept of implicit cognitive vulnerability, the learner develops a “comfortableness” within the instructional environment that engages the learner in a creative...
Instructional Real World Community Engagement
Caroline M. Crawford. © 2018. 13 pages.
The impact of the instructional real world community engagement upon the learner's cognitive understanding and subject matter attainment is recognized as a viable and...
Implicit Cognitive Vulnerability
Caroline M. Crawford. © 2018. 9 pages.
Through the concept of implicit cognitive vulnerability, the learner develops a “comfortableness” within the instructional environment that engages the learner in a creative...
Teacher Presence
Caroline M. Crawford. © 2018. 13 pages.
Teacher presence refers to the fully engaged instructional facilitator within a learning environment. Within this specific discussion of teacher presence, the focus is upon...
Instructor Immediacy and Authenticity: Engaging in Cognitive Vulnerability within the Online Instructional Environment
Caroline M. Crawford. © 2016. 22 pages.
Online instructors necessitate the implementation of immediacy and authenticity on a continuous basis within an instructional endeavor. Towards more fully understanding the...
Addressing Online Student Learning Environments and Socialization Through Developmental Research
Ruth Gannon Cook, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2013. 33 pages.
Keywords: Developmental Research, Distance Learning, Instructional Technology
Meaningful Connections: “Going the Distance” in Distance Learning Through the Design and Generation of Community Building Online Learning Interactions
Terri Edwards Bubb, Denise McDonald, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2012. 31 pages.
This chapter explores the importance of collaborative and authentic learning in online distance learning environments. It focuses upon the interactive activities between the...
Foreword
Caroline M. Crawford. © 2011. 3 pages.
This Foreword is included in the book Cases on Building Quality Distance Delivery Programs: Strategies and Experiences.
Classroom-in-a-Box: Rethinking Learning Community Classroom Environment Needs within Three-Dimensional Virtual Learning Environments
Caroline M. Crawford, Virginia Dickenson, Marion S. Smith. © 2010. 20 pages.
This discussion focuses upon a theoretical understanding of the instructional architecture that supports learning communities within three-dimensional virtual world environments;...
Classroom-in-a-Box: Rethinking Learning Community Classroom Environment Needs within Three-Dimensional Virtual Learning Environments
Caroline M. Crawford, Virginia Dickenson, Marion S. Smith. © 2010. 20 pages.
This discussion focuses upon a theoretical understanding of the instructional architecture that supports learningcommunities within three-dimensional virtual worldenvironments;...