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

Implicit Cognitive Vulnerability Through Nudges, Boosts, and Bounces
Caroline M. Crawford, Sharon Andrews, Jennifer K. Young Wallace. © 2022. 14 pages.
Implicit Cognitive Vulnerability is a developing theoretical understanding, wherein feeling safe within an instructional environment is of significant impact upon short-term and...
Paths to the Prevention and Detection of Human Trafficking
Sharon K. Andrews, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2022. 320 pages.
Much has already been published to better understand the problems associated with human trafficking such as why it occurs, where it occurs, and the horrendous tolls it takes on...
International Journal of eSports Multidisciplinary Research (IJEMR)
Sharon Andrews, Caroline M. Crawford. Est. 2022.
The International Journal of eSports Multidisciplinary Research (IJEMR) provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to share leading-edge knowledge in eSports. IJEMR is a...
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...
Shifting to Online Learning Through Faculty Collaborative Support
Caroline M. Crawford. © 2021. 375 pages.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most schools had to suddenly shift from traditional face-to-face courses to blended, synchronous, and asynchronous instructional...
eLearning Engagement in a Transformative Social Learning Environment
Caroline M. Crawford, Melissa A. Simons. © 2021. 340 pages.
Distance learning and remote learning have been developing options within the eLearning and talent training realms for over two decades, yet distance learning has become a...
Handbook of Research on Pathways and Opportunities Into the Business of Esports
Sharon Andrews, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2021. 473 pages.
Esports have attracted considerable attention over the past few years and become an industry that is projected to continue to increase rapidly. Intersecting with the esports...
Co-Creative Collegial Communities of Instructional Engagement
Caroline M. Crawford, Sharon Andrews, Jennifer K. Young Wallace. © 2021. 19 pages.
With the rise of the digital age, the concept of anywhere and anytime learning has become a stunning reality, therefore embedding learning within one's daily life more...
Adventures on the Golden Road: A Promenade Through the Roadwork
Caroline M. Crawford, Sharon Andrews White. © 2021. 25 pages.
Two mid-career university professors with quite diverse areas of specialization and expertise come together to discuss their own professional journeys that they describe as the...
Sisyphus Leans Into the Professoriate: Faculty Discuss Careers and the Academic Landscape
Sharon Andrews, Janice Moore Newsum, Caroline M. Crawford, Noran L. Moffett. © 2021. 42 pages.
Four faculty at different points in their professorial careers come together to share their own experiences, from doctoral studies through the current point in their professional...
The Unexpected Online Learning Pivot: Faculty Persistence Through the Swerve and Dangle
Caroline M. Crawford. © 2021. 20 pages.
The COVID-19 pandemic that swelled into an economic maelstrom during the year 2020 also focused a direct hit on higher education. As faculty and students were heading into spring...
Fostering an Attitude of Intentional Collaboration: Building an Environment of Relational, Intellectual Synergy
Melissa A. Simons, Anne Rudnicki, Roger Walters, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2021. 26 pages.
Four professionals in the talent development world come together to better understand the relational working relationship between subject matter experts (SMEs) and instructional...
Social Learning Through a Participative Storytelling Framework: Rethinking the Essence of Course Engagement
Caroline M. Crawford, Melissa A. Simons, Roger Walters. © 2021. 24 pages.
The shift from face-to-face learning and talent development environments into virtual and online learning environments gives an opportunity to rethink what may be described as...
Barriers, Issues, and Similarities Among Women in eSports and Similar Mixed Gender Sports: Ascertaining Common Ground
Sharon K. Andrews, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2021. 22 pages.
eSports provides exciting opportunities for women to compete equally with men within a sex-integrated sport. Examples of sports that are sex-integrated are the three equestrian...
Impact of eSports Upon Higher Education From a Faculty Perspective: Transformational Pathways and Opportunities
Sharon K. Andrews, Timothy B. Michael, Melissa A. Williams, Lisa L. Lacher, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2021. 30 pages.
A multiple case study was implemented, implementing a qualitative open-ended interview that brought forward three different specialization area faculty groups that reflect...
Confronting Academic Mobbing in Higher Education: Personal Accounts and Administrative Action
Caroline M. Crawford. © 2020. 301 pages.
Academic mobbing, a bullying behavior that targets a specific faculty member, is growing in higher education. It is a dangerous phenomenon that often attacks competent...
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;...
What Can Cave Walls Teach Us?
Ruth Gannon Cook, Caroline M. Crawford. © 2007. 22 pages.
The question raised in this chapter, “What can cave walls teach us?” is essential because education is increasingly taught within a ubiquitous global electronic venue. Since much...