Irene Chen

Irene L. Chen received her Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology. Dr. Chen has a diverse professional background. She previously served as an instructional technology specialist, and computer programmer/analyst. Her current research interests are: instructional technology, assessment and evaluation, multicultural education, urban education, business education, and curriculum and instruction. She has delivered K-12 in-service professional development activities for both faculty and staff. She is the co-author of Technology Applications for K-12 Teachers and a co-editor of Wired for Learning: An Educator’s Guide to Web 2.0.

Publications

Cybercitizens at Schools
Irene Linlin Chen, Libi Shen. © 2019. 27 pages.
In recent decades, cyberethics, cybersecurity, and cybersafety have been the center of interest at schools. This chapter uses a case study approach to describe the issue of...
Social Presence in Online Dissertation Classes
Libi Shen, Irene Linlin Chen. © 2018. 17 pages.
This chapter reports on the results of a study that explored doctoral learners' perceptions of social presence in online dissertation courses. Seven doctoral graduates were...
Cybersecurity and Data Breaches at Schools
Libi Shen, Irene Chen, Anchi Su. © 2018. 24 pages.
Has anyone considered his/her family information going viral and through his/her trusted, chosen school district? This is an age where a mis-sent e-mail with student data can...
Cybersecurity and Data Breaches at Schools
Libi Shen, Irene Chen, Anchi Su. © 2017. 31 pages.
Has anyone considered his/her family information going viral and through his/her trusted, chosen school district? This is an age where a mis-sent e-mail with student data can...
Social Presence: Communications in Distance Dissertation Courses
Libi Shen, Irene Linlin Chen. © 2016. 18 pages.
Over the years, the advance of technology has changed the ways of instructions in higher education, and new communication trends as well as innovative pedagogy evolved to be...
School Districts Stumbled on Data Privacy
Irene Chen. © 2014. 3 pages.
The story describes how three school institutes are grappling with the loss of private information, each through a unique set of circumstances. Pasadena City Public Schools...
Improving the Online Dissertation Writing Process
Libi Shen, Irene Linlin Chen. © 2014. 20 pages.
Online doctoral programs have been developed rapidly over the years due to the advance of technology, and educators are seeking a new educational paradigm and innovative...
Social Presence in Online Dissertation Classes
Libi Shen, Irene Linlin Chen. © 2014. 17 pages.
This chapter reports on the results of a study that explored doctoral learners’ perceptions of social presence in online dissertation courses. Seven doctoral graduates were...
Best Practices of Distance Dissertation Mentorship through Social Presence
Libi Shen, Irene Linlin Chen. © 2014. 20 pages.
This chapter explores online instructors’ distance dissertation mentorship through social presence. Eight dissertation chairs were invited to answer in-depth interview questions...
Social Presence: Communications in Distance Dissertation Courses
Libi Shen, Irene Linlin Chen. © 2014. 17 pages.
Over the years, the advance of technology has changed the ways of instructions in higher education, and new communication trends as well as innovative pedagogy evolved to be...
Cases on Educational Technology Integration in Urban Schools
Irene Chen, Dallas McPheeters. © 2012. 514 pages.
The complexity of modern urban life has heavily impacted the public school system. The growth of cities and continued advancement of technology have created a unique environment...
School Districts Stumbled on Data Privacy
Irene Chen. © 2012. 4 pages.
The story describes how three school institutes are grappling with the loss of private information, each through a unique set of circumstances. Pasadena City Public Schools...
Budget Woes
Irene Chen. © 2012. 5 pages.
A small group of technology application teachers and campus IT specialists exchanged ideas about how the latest round of budget cuts might impact their jobs and technology on...
Principal’s Letter to Parents: Take Kids off Social Networking Sites
Irene Chen. © 2012. 5 pages.
In recent years Facebook, MySpace, and other social-networking sites have been blamed for the suicides of teenagers in Missouri, Massachusetts, and New York. Parents complained...
Instructional Design Methodologies
Irene Chen. © 2011. 15 pages.
Instructional design (ID) is the systematic process of planning events to facilitate learning. The ID process encompasses a set of interdependent phases including analysis of...
History of Distance Learning Professional Associations
Irene Chen. © 2011. 11 pages.
Most of the distance-learning professional associations were founded in the 1990s, at a time when most Internet backbone speeds were T1 or slower. Although scientists in...
Behaviorism and Developments in Instructional Design and Technology
Irene Chen. © 2011. 23 pages.
The theory of behaviorism concentrates on the study of overt behaviors that can be observed and measured (Good & Brophy, 1990). In general, the behavior theorists view the mind...
Wired for Learning—Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for Education
Irene Chen, Terry T. Kidd. © 2010. 12 pages.
This is an introductory discussion into Web 2.0 technologies for teaching and learning. It is based on a review of the current literature and thinking around Web 2.0 and its...
Wired for Learning—Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for Education
Irene Chen, Terry T. Kidd. © 2010. 13 pages.
This is an introductory discussion into Web 2.0 technologiesfor teaching and learning. It is based on a review of the current literature and thinking around Web 2.0 and its...
Behaviorism and Developments in Instructional Design and Technology
Irene Chen. © 2009. 20 pages.
The theory of behaviorism concentrates on the study of overt behaviors that can be observed and measured (Good & Brophy, 1990). In general, the behavior theorists view the mind...
History of Distance Learning Professional Associations
Irene Chen. © 2009. 9 pages.
Most of the distance-learning professional associations were founded in the 1990s, at a time when most Internet backbone speeds were T1 or slower. Although scientists in...
Social Information Technology: Connecting Society and Cultural Issues
Terry T. Kidd, Irene Chen. © 2008. 496 pages.
An interdisciplinary field, technology and culture, or social informatics, is part of a larger body of socio-economic, socio-psychological, and cultural research that examines...
Technology Application Competencies for K-12 Teachers
Irene Chen, Jane Thielemann. © 2008. 326 pages.
As the pressure on teachers to become technology specialists accumulates, it is critical that teacher educators, current teachers, and preservice teaching professionals pursue...
Instructional Design Methodologies
Irene Chen. © 2008. 14 pages.
Instructional design (ID) is the systematic process of planning events to facilitate learning. The ID process encompasses a set of interdependent phases including analysis of...
Instructional Design Strategies for Business Education
Irene Chen. © 2008. 13 pages.
The purpose of business education is to work cooperatively with the business community to prepare all students to live and work as productive citizens in a changing global...
Distance Education Associations
Irene Chen. © 2008. 18 pages.
Most of the distance learning professional associations were founded in the 1990s, at a time when most Internet backbone speeds were T1 or slower. Although scientists in...
Technology Operation and Concepts for Teachers
Irene Chen, Jane Thielemann. © 2008. 23 pages.
The teacher knows technology terminology and concepts; the appropriate use of hardware, software, and digital files; and how to acquire, analyze, and evaluate digital information.
Teacher Productivity and Professional Practices
Irene Chen, Jane Thielemann. © 2008. 40 pages.
The teacher knows how to use technology tools to solve problems, evaluate results, and communicate information in a variety of formats for diverse audiences.
Using Technology for Learning, Teaching, and Designing the Curriculum
Irene Chen, Jane Thielemann. © 2008. 24 pages.
The teacher knows how to plan, organize, deliver, and evaluate instruction that effectively utilizes current technology for teaching.
The Principles and Applications of Digital Design
Irene Chen, Jane Thielemann. © 2008. 32 pages.
The teacher demonstrates knowledge of the principles of design and their application to digital graphics/animation products.
Desktop Publishing for Schools
Irene Chen, Jane Thielemann. © 2008. 20 pages.
The teacher demonstrates knowledge of the principles of typography and page design, and knows how to use technology tools to create desktop publishing products.
Creating Multimedia for Special Audiences
Irene Chen, Jane Thielemann. © 2008. 20 pages.
The teacher knows how to use graphics, animation, and desktop publishing software to produce products that convey a specified message to an intended audience.
School Multimedia Design Teams and Projects
Irene Chen, Jane Thielemann. © 2008. 15 pages.
The teacher knows general design guidelines and the different roles and responsibilities involved in developing a multimedia project.
Video and Sound in Education
Irene Chen, Jane Thielemann. © 2008. 29 pages.
The teacher demonstrates knowledge of strategies and techniques used in the preproduction, production, and postproduction of video products.
Design, Produce, and Distribute Educational Multimedia Products
Irene Chen, Jane Thielemann. © 2008. 24 pages.
The teacher knows how to design, produce, and distribute multimedia products.
Administration of Educational Web Sites
Irene Chen, Jane Thielemann. © 2008. 28 pages.
The teacher demonstrates knowledge of strategies and techniques for Web site administration.
Web Design Tools for Educators
Irene Chen, Jane Thielemann. © 2008. 28 pages.
The teacher knows principles of Web page design and uses a variety of tools and techniques to design and troubleshoot Web pages for a diverse audience.
Web Communications and Interaction for Teaching and Learning
Irene Chen, Jane Thielemann. © 2008. 15 pages.
The teacher knows how to use Web pages to communicate and interact effectively with others.
Digital Divide Implications and Trends
Irene Chen, Terry T. Kidd. © 2007. 6 pages.
Within the past decade, a growing body of evidence supports the ever-widening technological gap among members of the society and world, in particular children and the elderly...
Behaviorism
Irene Chen. © 2005. 21 pages.
The theory of behaviorism concentrates on the study of overt behaviors that can be observed and measured (Good & Brophy, 1990). In general, the behavior theorists view the mind...
Distance Education Associations
Irene Chen. © 2005. 14 pages.
Most of the distance learning professional associations were founded in the 1990s, at a time when most Internet backbone speeds were T1 or slower. Although scientists in...