Hello. I'm E. Stauffer an Assistant Professor and the Senior Learning Technologist within the Libraries at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. The following website and its contents is a collection of instructional design projects, workshops, scholarship, and service activities created either by myself or in collaboration with my fine colleagues in the pursuit of improving the educational experience not only for higher education but for students at all ages! It is my hope that you'll find something here to help you and your students in their academic pursuits and further promote the theories and practices found within the field of Instructional Design and Technology.
In my current leadership role within the Strategy and Planning Unit, I provide pedagogical expertise and consultation for faculty interested in developing and understanding of instructional design and applying educational psychology to emerging technology and software for teaching, learning, and scholarship to solve "wicked" problems. Due to the pandemic, much of this work for the last year has been focusing on supporting faculty who may be new to online, blended, and hi-flex learning environments. In addition my one-on-one support, I've also been creating training materials for faculty across the university getting faculty up to speed on software platforms such as Canvas and Zoom. Previously, as director of the Instructional Design and Technology Team, I oversaw a team of instructional designers and educational technologists who provided instructional design and educational technology training for faculty, staff, and students across disciplines at JMU. Over my twenty year career, I've also worked as a graphic artist, an elementary school teacher, an instructional technology coach in PreK-12, an instructional technologist at the University of Virginia, an instructional designer for the Department of Energy, and was a doctoral fellow at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA where I co-taught course on E-Learning and supported research project on Human-Centered Design and Learning Analytics.
I also currently teach and have advised undergraduate and graduate students in the Educational Technology program within the College of Education at JMU. Please visit here to see some of the courses I've taught including: Foundations of Instructional Design, Design and Development of Instructional Multimedia, Educational Technology Project Management, and The Exploration of User Experience (UX) for Learning.
Beyond my work life, I am an active member within the field of Instructional Design and Technology and have presented at regional, national, and international conferences on topics including: online learning, instructional design, self-regulated learning, 3D printing, and emerging educational technology. My research interests focus on the practical utilization of educational technology and includes investigations into best practices in online learning, self-regulated learning, the emergence of immersive learning environments (VR/AR/MR), and artificial intelligence in the classroom. I am also the Past-President of the Division of Emergent Learning Technology (DELT) with AECT.
Please click Current Projects to learn more about my work.