Vanessa P. Dennen

Vanessa P. Dennen is an Associate Professor of Instructional Systems at Florida State University. She earned a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University. Her research investigates the nexus of cognitive, motivational, and social elements in computer-mediated communication, concentrating on two major issues: learner participation in online activities, and interactions, norm development, and informal learning within online communities of practice. Vanessa’s publications, which have been well cited, have appeared in Instructional Science; Distance Education; Computers in Human Behavior; The Handbook of Distance Education; The Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology; and The International Handbook of Collaborative Learning among others. Additionally, she recently co-edited (with Stefan Hrastinski) a special issue of The Internet and Higher Education on Social Media in Higher Education.

Publications

The Flipped K-12 Classroom: Implications for Teacher Preparation, Professional Development, and Educational Leadership
Vanessa P. Dennen, Jonathan Michael Spector. © 2017. 14 pages.
New technologies are changing how best to support and facilitate learning in primary and secondary education. Many of these new technologies are available through the Internet...
The Flipped K-12 Classroom: Implications for Teacher Preparation, Professional Development, and Educational Leadership
Vanessa P. Dennen, Jonathan Michael Spector. © 2016. 14 pages.
New technologies are changing how best to support and facilitate learning in primary and secondary education. Many of these new technologies are available through the Internet...
Twitter-Based Knowledge Sharing in Professional Networks: The Organization Perspective
Vanessa P. Dennen, Wenting Jiang. © 2014. 15 pages.
Social media provides professional organizations with a new means of distributing information and perhaps even facilitating learning among their members. This study compares...
Virtual Professional Development and Informal Learning via Social Networks
Vanessa P. Dennen, Jennifer B. Myers. © 2012. 364 pages.
People are increasingly engaged in profession-related learning via social networks supported by Web 2.0 tools. Some of these informal online learners are already actively engaged...
Cognitive Apprenticeship and Writing in Distance and Online Learning
Vanessa P. Dennen, Kerry J. Burner. © 2009. 7 pages.
As online learning has matured, it has increasingly used Web-based technologies to support communication and interactions among participants (e.g. students, instructors, and...