Karen Weller Swanson

Karen Weller Swanson is a Chair and an Associate Professor at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. Her research encompasses transformative education, faculty professional development and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Karen has been teaching higher education for 14 years. She has an Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction all from Northern Arizona University.

Publications

International Journal of Adult Education and Technology (IJAET)
Viktor Wang, Judith E. Parker, Geraldine Torrisi-Steele. Est. 2020.
The International Journal of Adult Education and Technology (IJAET) provides a global look at educational technologies for adult learners in higher education with content drawing...
Designing Engaging Instruction for the Adult Learners
Karen Weller Swanson, Geri Collins. © 2019. 11 pages.
Instructional design for the adult learner is a growing field of study in higher education. Engaging instruction for adult learners will be defined in this chapter in two ways...
Cognitive Apprenticeship for Dissertation Writing
Karen Weller Swanson, Jane West, Sherah Carr, Sharon Augustine. © 2019. 23 pages.
The purpose of this chapter is to make explicit how faculty members at one institution adopted the cognitive apprenticeship model as a way to support doctoral students'...
Designing Engaging Instruction for the Adult Learners
Karen Weller Swanson, Geri Collins. © 2018. 9 pages.
Instructional design for the adult learner is a growing field of study in higher education. Engaging instruction for adult learners will be defined in this chapter in two ways...
Fieldwork in Developing Countries: Preparing Pre-Service Teachers
Michelle Vaughn, Karen Weller Swanson. © 2018. 20 pages.
Twenty-first century teachers can become more culturally competent through thoughtfully planned opportunities designed to develop global perspectives. Cultural competence can be...
Teacher Directed Instruction for Student Engagement
Karen Weller Swanson, Geri Collins. © 2012. 11 pages.
This article will define teacher directed instruction in light of a trend toward more learner-centered classroom experiences for 21st century students. The authors will identify...
Delightfully, Difficult Work: Transformation through Teaching and Learning
Karen Weller Swanson. © 2011. 15 pages.
Many times students enroll in courses with the sole intention of learning new content or skills. While this is a reasonable goal, a longer term vision for students towards one of...
Blended Learning: The Best of Both Worlds
Karen Weller Swanson, Mary Kayler. © 2011. 15 pages.
As institutions look for ways to increase enrollment and students seek greater flexibility in their learning environments, blended learning is emerging as the best of both...
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology (IJAVET)
Victor Wang, Judith E. Parker, Geraldine Torrisi-Steele. Est. 2010.
The International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology (IJAVET) provides a global look at educational technologies for adult learners in higher education with...