Judi Simmons Estes

Judi Simmons Estes is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean in the School for Education at Park University. Dr. Estes has a research interest in modeling the integration of technology with instruction within teacher preparation coursework, thus educating teacher candidates how to integrate technology to enhance instruction in K-12 classrooms. Dr. Estes is a certified instructional specialist for e-MINTS (Enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Network Teaching Strategies).

Publications

Current and Prospective Applications of Virtual Reality in Higher Education
Dong Hwa Choi, Amber Dailey-Hebert, Judi Simmons Estes. © 2021. 328 pages.
For the last decade, virtual reality has been utilized in diverse fields such as entertainment, medicine, and industry. Recently, virtual reality has been applied in educational...
This History and Evolution of Virtual Reality
Amber Dailey-Hebert, Judi Simmons Estes, Dong Hwa Choi. © 2021. 20 pages.
Virtual reality (VR) is a continuously evolving technology that is gradually being integrated into the teaching-learning process, within institutions of higher education. VR has...
Creating a Virtual Reality Lab: Using a Student-Centered Approach
Benjamin Zibers, Judi Simmons Estes. © 2021. 25 pages.
Use of virtual reality (VR) has increased in higher education in recent years and is projected to continue to increase. At the same time, there is a growing emphasis for...
Communication as a Retention Factor in Online Course Delivery
Judi Simmons Estes. © 2021. 23 pages.
Online courses have become an integrated aspect of course delivery for institutions of higher education. However, the attrition that occurs in online courses is substantially...
Inspiring Teacher Candidates to Embrace Cultural Diversity
Judi Simmons Estes, Judith Lynne McConnell-Farmer. © 2020. 20 pages.
One of the challenges facing teachers in the United States is providing high-quality education for all students met in the classroom, including those who too often are...
A Call for Teacher Preparation Programs to Model Technology Integration Into the Instructional Process
Judi Simmons Estes. © 2019. 17 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to create a sense of urgency for teacher preparation programs to integrate technology into the instructional process. School administrators expect...
Modeling Technology Integration in Teacher Preparation Programs
Judi Simmons Estes, Amber Dailey-Hebert. © 2018. 16 pages.
Teacher preparation programs are expected to prepare teacher candidates to integrate technology with instruction in meaningful ways to support PK-12 student learning (U.S....
Meeting the Needs of Young English Language Learners
Judi Simmons Estes. © 2018. 23 pages.
From the fall of 2003 to the fall of 2013, the number of Hispanic students in K-12 schools increased from 19 percent to 25 percent; in addition, the percentage of English...
Communication as a Retention Factor in Online Course Delivery
Judi Simmons Estes. © 2018. 23 pages.
Online courses have become an integrated aspect of course delivery for institutions of higher education. However, the attrition that occurs in online courses is substantially...
Teacher Preparation Programs and Learner-Centered, Technology-Integrated Instruction
Judi Simmons Estes. © 2017. 19 pages.
Integrating technology with instruction using a learner-centered pedagogy, enhances student engagement with learning. Effective technology-integrated instruction involves...
Preparing Teacher Candidates for Diverse Classrooms: The Role of Teacher Preparation Programs
Judi Simmons Estes. © 2017. 24 pages.
A majority of PK-12 teachers are White, middle-class woman who speak only English (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2012); many of these teachers report a lack of...
Integrating Technological Innovations to Enhance the Teaching-Learning Process
Judi Simmons Estes, Amber Dailey-Hebert, Dong Hwa Choi. © 2017. 29 pages.
Virtual reality is one of the latest technologies to be integrated into the teaching-learning process and it holds significant potential to enhance instructional processes and...
Integrating Technological Innovations to Enhance the Teaching-Learning Process
Judi Simmons Estes, Amber Dailey-Hebert, Dong Hwa Choi. © 2017. 29 pages.
Virtual reality is one of the latest technologies to be integrated into the teaching-learning process and it holds significant potential to enhance instructional processes and...
A Call for Teacher Preparation Programs to Model Technology Integration into the Instructional Process
Judi Simmons Estes. © 2017. 17 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to create a sense of urgency for teacher preparation programs to integrate technology into the instructional process. School administrators expect...
The Pivotal Role of Faculty in Online Student Engagement and Retention
Judi Simmons Estes. © 2017. 25 pages.
The premise of this chapter is that higher education online faculty have a pivotal role in student retention; faculty participation is key to student engagement and engaged...
Preparing Teacher Candidates for Diverse Classrooms: The Role of Teacher Preparation Programs
Judi Simmons Estes. © 2017. 25 pages.
A majority of PK-12 teachers are White, middle-class woman who speak only English (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2012); many of these teachers report a lack of...
The Pivotal Role of Faculty in Online Student Engagement and Retention
Judi Simmons Estes. © 2016. 23 pages.
The premise of this chapter is that higher education online faculty have a pivotal role in student retention; faculty participation is key to student engagement and engaged...
Emerging Tools and Applications of Virtual Reality in Education
Dong Hwa Choi, Amber Dailey-Hebert, Judi Simmons Estes. © 2016. 360 pages.
Virtual reality is the next frontier of communication. As technology exponentially evolves, so do the ways in which humans interact and depend upon it. It only follows that to...
Integrating Technological Innovations to Enhance the Teaching-Learning Process
Judi Simmons Estes, Amber Dailey-Hebert, Dong Hwa Choi. © 2016. 28 pages.
Virtual reality is one of the latest technologies to be integrated into the teaching-learning process and it holds significant potential to enhance instructional processes and...
The Pivotal Role of Faculty in Online Student Engagement and Retention
Judi Simmons Estes. © 2016. 23 pages.
The premise of this chapter is that higher education online faculty have a pivotal role in student retention; faculty participation is key to student engagement and engaged...
Integrating Technological Innovations to Enhance the Teaching-Learning Process
Judi Simmons Estes, Amber Dailey-Hebert, Dong Hwa Choi. © 2016. 29 pages.
Virtual reality is one of the latest technologies to be integrated into the teaching-learning process and it holds significant potential to enhance instructional processes and...
Moving Beyond a Focus on Delivery Modes to Teaching Pedagogy
Judi Simmons Estes. © 2015. 16 pages.
The use of online methodologies to deliver coursework has become institutionalized in higher education. There is an urgent need to move beyond the question of which delivery...
Mathematics Acquisition and Immigrant Children
Judi Simmons Estes, Dong Hwa Choi. © 2015. 26 pages.
Given that early mathematics education lays the foundation for later mathematics achievement, teachers of young children have the responsibility and challenge of providing...
Moving Beyond a Focus on Delivery Modes to Teaching Pedagogy
Judi Simmons Estes. © 2015. 16 pages.
The use of online methodologies to deliver coursework has become institutionalized in higher education. There is an urgent need to move beyond the question of which delivery...
A Call for Teacher Preparation Programs to Model Technology Integration into the Instructional Process
Judi Simmons Estes. © 2015. 16 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to create a sense of urgency for teacher preparation programs to integrate technology into the instructional process. School administrators expect...
Mathematics Acquisition and Immigrant Children
Judi Simmons Estes, Dong Hwa Choi. © 2014. 26 pages.
Given that early mathematics education lays the foundation for later mathematics achievement, teachers of young children have the responsibility and challenge of providing...