Dr. Robert E. Isaacson, Ph.D.

School of Education - Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Multi-term Lecturer
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas
Primary office:
913-897-8428
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 408
University of Kansas - Edwards Campus
1122 W. Campus Road
Lawrence, KS 66045


Summary

Robert Isaacson is a lecturer in educational technology at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas. He has a wide range of professional experience that includes K-12 classroom teacher, staff development trainer, instructional designer, and faculty member at the University of Rhode Island and San Jose State University. Prior to coming to the University of Kansas, he was a faculty development specialist at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California.

Education

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Kansas

M.S., Special Education, University of Kansas

B.S., Education, University of Kansas

Teaching

Dr. Isaacson teaches courses in educational technology and instructional design at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas.

Teaching Interests

  • Instructional design, online instruction, social media, educational technology, learning technologies, media development, organizational development & training

Research

My research interests are in emerging learning technologies and online learning. Currently, my research is focused the effect of phoneme/viseme integration on listening task performance in the context of language learning online via sychronous video conferencing.

Research Interests

  • Educational technology, learning technologies, social media, online instruction, foreign language learning

Service

My service to the University has been focused on serving on the Academic Leadership Council in Spring 2017 that focuses on program development initiatives that the Edwards Campus.

In addition, I have responded to requests to present to local chambers of commerce and invitations to contribute articles to various KC metro area business publications as part of ongoing outreach and community engagement efforts to increase awareness of educational technology masters and instructional design certificate programs at the Edwards campus.

I have also remained in contact with the Chief Learning Officer Forum of Kansas City seeking their ongoing advisement and input on how the educational technology and instructional design certificate programs at the Edwards campus can be made more responsive to the workforce development needs.

In addition, I have maintained ongoing contact with local leaders of the Kansas City Chapter of ASTD/ATD and attended monthly chapter meetings. I also worked with staff at the Edwards campus to host the KC ASTD/ATD fall conference at the Edwards campus which provided an opportunity to promote the educational technology masters degree and certificate programs offered at the Edwards campus.

Selected Publications

Isaacson, R. (2015). Conference proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. https://www.editlib.org/p/150530/

Isaacson, R. & MacDonald, K. (2012). Instructional design considerations for mobile assisted language learning. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012 (pp. 1500-1503). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Isaacson, R. (2011). Models of Co-teaching Foreign Language Online. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-L.earning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (pp. 1342-1345). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Isaacson, R. (2010). Design Considerations for Task-based Foreign Language Teaching Online. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 552-557). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Isaacson, R. & Ishak, A. (2010). Examination of the Production Process for Arabic Grammar Video Lessons. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010 (pp. 558-563). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Isaacson, R. (2009). Adapting Face-To-Face Classroom Instruction for Online Learning. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-L.earning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2009 (pp. 402-406). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Isaacson, R. E., & Newberry, B. W. (2007). Design of Academic Performance Support Systems. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2007 (pp. 1863-1870). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Isaacson, R. & Aust, R. J. (2007). The Use of Sonification in Synthetic Voice Messages. In Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007 (pp. 957-965). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Aust, R. J., & Isaacson, R. E. (2005). Designing and Evaluating User Interfaces for eLearning. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-L.earning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2005 (pp. 1195-1202). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Isaacson, R. E., & Aust, R. J. (2003). Creating Streaming Media for e-Learning. In Proceedings of Society for Informational Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (pp. 380-381). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Meyen, E. L., Aust, R. J., Bui, Y. N., & Isaacson, R. E. (2002). Assessing and monitoring student progress in an e-Iearning personnel preparation environment. Teacher Education and Special Education, 25(2), 187-198.

Meyen, E. L., Aust, R. J., Gauch, J. M., Hinton, H. S., Isaacson, R. E., Amith, S. J., & Tee, M. Y. (2002). eLearning: A Programmatic Research Construct for the Future. Journal of Special Education Technology, 17(3), 37-46.

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