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Wilhelmina Savenye

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Academic Professional, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 7120
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1811
Biography

Dr. Wilhelmina (Willi) Savenye is a Professor of Educational Technology in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Dr. Savenye has also served on the education faculty at The University of Texas at Austin and San Diego State University, and been an adjunct faculty member of Instructional Design and Distance Education at Nova Southeastern University. She began her career in instructional media, serving on the staff of what is now Seattle Pacific University, as well as North Seattle and Bellevue Community Colleges, and the Bellevue (WA) School District. For the past few years, she has had the pleasure of working with Texas State University, San Marcos, Instructional Technology staff in leading Technology Integration Summer Workshops for faculty. She earned her MEd and PhD in Educational Technology from ASU, as well as an AA in Media Technology and BA in Anthropology (University of Washington.)

Dr. Savenye has published over 70 articles, chapters, and monographs related to instructional design and evaluation of technology-based learning systems. She serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Instructional Design  (http://www.jaidpub.org/), and as Associate Editor for the upcoming Encyclopedia of Educational Technology (Sage). She has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including Educational Technology: Research and Development and the Quarterly Review of Distance Education. She also serves as a manuscript reviewer for several additional journals and has served as guest editor for several special issues of educational technology journals. She has held several elected conference leadership positions. She has also made over 140 presentations at international, national and regional conferences and workshops.  She has been awarded numerous federal and foundation grants in these areas. She has designed and produced numerous digital media products and programs.

Her research includes work on instructional design; evaluation and assessment; cognitive and affective learning in student-centered learning environments; interactive online learning systems; multi-model environments for learning in the arts, media and engineering; pedagogy of technology integration into teaching; informal science learning; innovations in qualitative research methods; learning in museums; and international perspectives on learning systems.

 Dr. Savenye's instructional design, evaluation and online learning work has been conducted in such diverse settings as public school districts, museums, botanical gardens, zoos, universities, corporations and Army tank maintenance settings.

Research Interests

Online and distance learning, instructional design and development, learning sciences, evaluation, assessment, multimedia learning environments, technology integration into teaching.

Publications
  • Savenye, W., Robinson, R., Niemczyk, M., Atkinson, R. Data collection and analysis: Measuring individual learning. Handbook of research on educational communications and technology. 3rd Ed (2008).
  • Emily Thompson, Wilhelmina Savenye. Adult learner participation in an online degree program: A program-level study of voluntary computer-mediated communication. Distance Education (2007).
  • Cromack, J, Savenye, Wilhelmina. Learning about learning in computational science and STEM education. (2007).
  • Cromack, J., Savenye, Wilhelmina. Assessment challenges in education. (2007).
  • James, J., Bendix, S., Tsukayama, J., Piver, H., Savenye, Wilhelmina, Chilakamarri, R., Westphal, A., Minyard, G., Birchfield, D., Thornburg, H. Innovation pedagogical methodologies for interactive, mediated Environments. (2007).
  • Wilhelmina Savenye. Improving online courses: What is interaction and why use it. Distance Learning, a Publication of the United States Distance Learning Association (2006).
  • Birchfield, D., Ciufo, T., Thornburg, H., Savenye, Wilhelmina. Sound and interaction for K-12 mediated education. (2006).
  • Leavitt, M, Savenye, Wilhelmina, Sullivan, Howard. Instructional design, development and evaluation of seminars. (2006).
  • M Niemczyk, Wilhelmina Savenye. Self-regulation and motivation strategies affecting performance in a computer literacy course. Academic Education Quarterly (2005).
  • T Kurz, G Llama, Wilhelmina Savenye. Issues and challenges of creating video cases to be used with preservice teachers. TechTrends (2005).
  • Wilhelmina Savenye, R Robinson. Using qualitative research methods in higher education. Journal of Computing in Higher Education (2005).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina C (Author) . Learning technology integration from video cases: Development and research issues. Educational Media and Technology Yearbook (2005).
  • O Opitz, Wilhelmina Savenye, S DiGangi. Developing and testing an online course in postsecondary education: Implementing assistive technologies within the classroom. Journal of Excellence in College Teaching (2004).
  • Wilhelmina Savenye. Alternatives for assessing learning in web-based distance learning courses. Distance Learning (2004).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina C (Author) . Evaluating web-based learning systems and software. Curriculum, plans, and processes in instructional design: International perspectives (2004).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina C (Author) ,Brush, T (Author) ,Middleton, J (Author) ,Igoe, A (Author) ,Kurz, T (Author) . Developing online teacher video cases for learning technology integration. Online professional development for teachers (2004).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina C (Author) ,Robinson, R (Author) . Qualitative research issues and methods: An introduction for instructional technologists. Handbook of research on educational communications and technology (2004).
  • Chen, H, Savenye, Wilhelmina, Igoe, A. Types of threading and levels of self-efficacy in online course discussion. Iowa State University (2004).
  • M Miltiadou, Wilhelmina Savenye. Applying social cognitive constructs of motivation to enhance student success in online distance education. Educational Technology Review (2003).
  • O Opitz, Wilhelmina Savenye, C Rowland. Accessibility of department of education home pages and special education pages. Journal of Special Education Technology ejournal (2003).
  • Wilhelmina Savenye, H Dwyer, M Niemczyk, Z Olina, A Kim, A Nicolaou, H Kopp. Development of the digital high school project: a school-university partnership. Computers in the Schools (2003).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina C (Author) ,Dwyer, H (Author) ,Niemczyk, M (Author) ,Olina, Z (Author) ,Kim, A (Author) ,Nicolaou, A (Author) ,Kopp, H (Author) . Development of the digital high school project: a school-university partnership. Distance education: what works well (2003).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Kurz, T, Igoe, A, Julian, M, Middleton, J. Teaching with videocases. (2003).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Middleton, J, Oksuz, C, Kurz, T, Llama, G, Li, J, Igoe, A, Mann, M, Louis, E, Puligundla, P. Developing and researching videocases for teacher education. (2003).
  • H Chen, H Sullivan, Wilhelmina Savenye. Perspectives on the future of computer use in China. Educational Technology Research and Development, International Review Section (2002).
  • K Fischer, Wilhelmina Savenye, Howard Sullivan. Formative Evaluation of Computer-based Training for a University Financial System. Performance Improvement Quarterly (2002).
  • . . Review of: Web-based training (2002).
  • Niemczyk, M, Savenye, Wilhelmina. The effect of question type and grouping strategy on learning from a multimedia database. Iowa State University (2002).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Alternatives for assessing learning in web-based distance education courses: A brief report. Iowa State University (2002).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Applying learning theories in developing signs, exhibits and programs. (2002).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Brush, T, Kurz, T, Igoe, A, Middleton, J. A multimedia database to improve teaching with technology: The "Best Practices" digital video project. Iowa State University (2002).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Brush, T, Middleton, J, Blocher, M, Horn, P, Chadwick, J, Oksuz, C, Li, J, Ziobrowski, C, Tan, A. Developing digital video resources to improve teaching with technology: The PT3 - "Best Practices" project. (2002).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Kaufmann, L, Quinn, M. Fast-track formative evaluation of signs in the historical and bird gardens. (2002).
  • P Webb, Wilhelmina Savenye. Introduction to the special issue. Computers and Composition (2001).
  • Wilhelmina Savenye, Z Olina, M Niemczyk. So you are going to be an online writing instructor: issues in designing, developing, and delivering an online course. Computers and Composition (2001).
  • Niemczyk, M, Savenye, Wilhelmina, Igoe, A. The relationship of student motivation and self-regulated learning strategies to performance in an undergraduate computer literacy course. Iowa State University (2001).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina C (Author) . Reflections on developing a web-based "Teaching with Technology" course. Integrated and holistic perspectives on learning, instruction, and technology: Understanding complexity (2000).
  • Miltiadou, M, Savenye, Wilhelmina, McIsaac, M. Student motivation in distance education: A literature review. Iowa State University (2000).
  • Niemczyk, M, Dwyer, H, Savenye, Wilhelmina. Rookie camp: An introductory unit for web-supplemented instruction at the high school level. Iowa State University (2000).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Guidelines for web-based course design. Iowa State University (2000).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Dywer, H, Olina, Z, Kim, A, Kopp, H, Nicolaou, A, Niemczyk, M. Building a "web-based high school" project - a school-university partnership. Iowa State University (2000).
Research Activity
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 506Evaluation of Learning System
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 684Internship
EDT 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
EDT 784Internship
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
DCI 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 584Internship
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 690Reading and Conference
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 780Practicum
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 584Internship
EDT 684Internship
DCI 784Internship
EDT 784Internship
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
DCI 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 584Internship
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 690Reading and Conference
EDT 780Practicum
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 780Practicum
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 584Internship
EDT 684Internship
DCI 784Internship
EDT 784Internship
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
DCI 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 502Design and Development of Inst
EDT 523Distance Education Theory/Prac
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 584Internship
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 690Reading and Conference
EDT 780Practicum
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 780Practicum
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 502Design and Development of Inst
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 584Internship
EDT 684Internship
EDT 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
EDT 784Internship
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
DCI 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 502Design and Development of Inst
EDT 523Distance Education Theory/Prac
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 780Practicum
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 584Internship
EDT 684Internship
EDT 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
EDT 784Internship
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
DCI 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 502Design and Development of Inst
EDT 523Distance Education Theory/Prac
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
Summer 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 584Internship
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Sullivan, Michael. Instructional Design: Aspects of the Field and Careers. Presentation via Horizon Wimba to students in the 6321 (Nov 2007).
  • Nielsen, M., Strand, E., Spector, M., Savenye, Wilhelmina. Developing Faculty Expertise in Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning across Campus: Instructional Planning Is Live and Well!. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Oct 2007).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Discussant for two Featured Research Papers National Conference of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Oct 2007).
  • Cromack, J., Savenye, Wilhelmina, Ozogul, G. MSR Assessment Toolkit (Jun 2007).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Thompson, Emily. Adult learner participation in an online degree program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Apr 2007).
  • Minyard, G., Todd, C., Piver, H., Hatton, S., Cuthbertson, A., James, J., Birchfield, D., Tu, K., Dolgov, I., Savenye, Wilhelmina. K-12 experiential media dance workshop. Media Dance Workshop (Mar 2007).
  • Erlandson, B., Savenye, Wilhelmina, Kelliher, A., Nelson, Brian. Improved research through mediated communication tools in a transdisciplinary community of practice. Paper presented at the Conference on Technology,Knowledge and Society (Jan 2007).
  • Leavitt, M, Savenye, Wilhelmina, Sullivan, H. Instructional design, development and evaluation of seminars. Annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Oct 2006).
  • Hatton, S., Savenye, Wilhelmina, Tu, K., Todd, C., Jin, H., Cuthbertson, A., Thornburg, H., Birchfield, D., Wichern, G., Dolgov, I., Phillips, K., Lorig, D. K-12 experiental media dance workshop. Media Dance Workshop (Mar 2006).
  • Cottam, M, Smith, V, Savenye, Wilhelmina. Factors that affect distance education student retention: Interventions that work. Annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Oct 2004).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Ganesan, R, Spector, J. Enhancing interaction in online courses. Annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Oct 2004).
  • Su, Y, Klein, J, Savenye, Wilhelmina. Hypermedia research. Annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Oct 2004).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Ho, C, Middleton, J, Brush, T, Igoe, A, Mann, M, Oksuz, C, Kurz, T, Llama, G, Li, J, Louis, E, Puligundla, P. Digital videocases for preservice teacher education: Lessons learned. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Apr 2004).
  • Leshowitz, B, Savenye, Wilhelmina. Problem-Based Learning. Afternoon workshop for faculty, Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence (Feb 2004).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Leshowitz, B. Active Learning: T-Goal Methods. Afternoon workshop for faculty, Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence (Jan 2004).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Li, J, Oksuz, C, Louis, E. Digitizing a classroom video: Technical considerations for video editing. E-Learn 2003 Conference (Nov 2003).
  • Springer, J, Savenye, Wilhelmina. Visualizing chemistry for online college learning: An introduction to the hybridization of atomic orbitals. E-Learn 2003 Conference (Nov 2003).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Kim, A, Sullivan, H. A comparison of paper-based and computer-based instruction in high school mathematics. E-Learn 2003 Conference (Nov 2003).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Kurz, T, Llama, G. The beginnings of a case: The “Best Practices” project. E-Learn 2003 Conference (Nov 2003).
  • Llama, G, Kurz, T, Savenye, Wilhelmina. Videocase instruction for preservice teachers. E-Learn 2003 Conference (Nov 2003).
  • Oksuz, C, Savenye, Wilhelmina. Developing a videocase for educators: Major aspects and some basic considerations. E-Learn 2003 Conference (Nov 2003).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Conducting Visitor Studies and Formative Evaluation Methods. Two workshops at the Buffalo Bill Cody Historical Center (Nov 2003).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Really open learning environments: Conducting needs assessments and formative evaluations in informa learning settings. Annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Oct 2003).
  • Chen, H, Savenye, Wilhelmina, Klein, J. Development of an instructional module on research in distance education. Annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Oct 2003).
  • Fischer, K, Savenye, Wilhelmina, Sullivan, H. The effect of varying text context in computer-based training. Annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Oct 2003).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Castro, M, McIsaac, M, Carpenter, H, Leshowitz, B, Chen, H. Communication and interaction in online courses: Research and development issues. Annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Oct 2003).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Leshowitz, B. Problem-based Learning. One-week summer workshop for faculty, Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence (Jun 2003).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Museum Evaluation Methods and Techniques. Annual meeting of the Museum Association of Arizona (May 2003).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Brush, T, Middleton, J, Julian, M, Igoe, A, Brush, J, Horn, P, Oksuz, C, Li, J, Kurz, T, Llama, G. Developing and evaluating online teacher videocases for learning technology integration. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Apr 2003).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Conducting Evaluations in Museums. Presentation at the Museum Educators of Central Arizona meeting (Mar 2003).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Formative Evaluation and Visitor Studies. Presentation for the collaborative meeting of the Visitor Studies groups of the University of California, Davis, Arboretum and the Desert Botanical Garden (Nov 2002).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Interview on Online Teaching. Digital Streaming Video Gallery - ASU College of Extended Education (Jun 2002).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Brush, T, Middleton, J, Blocher, M, Horn, P, Chadwick, J, Oksuz, C, Li, J, Ziobrowski, C, Tan, A. Improving teaching with technology: The best practices digital video project. Annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (Apr 2002).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Visitor Evaluation and Exhibit Design. Workshop presented to the Tucson Association of Museums (Nov 2001).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina, Brush, T, Blocher, M, Horn, P, Middleton, J, Oksuz, C, Li, J, Ziobrowski, C, Tan, A, Perko, K. The "Best Practices" Project: Building a Multimedia Database on Technology and Teaching. Annual conference of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Nov 2001).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Evaluation and Assessment in Web-Based Learning. EDT 780 (Oct 2001).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Power-On Seminar: Evaluating and Assessing Web-Based Systems and Software for Learning. Seminar presented to the Center for Learning and Teaching Effectiveness (Oct 2001).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Pedagogical Issues in Developing and Teaching Online Courses. Seminar presented to the Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence (Jun 2001).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Designing Online Courses. Seminar presented to the Center for Learning and Teaching Excellence (Jun 2001).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Evaluating Web-based Learning Systems and Software. Conference on Instructional Design: Addressing the Challenges of Learning Through Technology and Curriculum (May 2001).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Conducting Formative Evaluations and Visitor Studies. Workshop presented at the Tucson Botanical Garden (Mar 2001).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Online Course Design. Teaching an Online Course (Sutton & Van Horne) for Jacmet, Continuing Engineering Education (Mar 2001).
  • Olina, Z, Dwyer, H, Savenye, Wilhelmina. Teacher Training and Support for Web-Supplemented and Web-Based Instruction to High Schools. Annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Oct 2000).
  • Olina, Z, Dwyer, H, Savenye, Wilhelmina. Teacher Training and Support for Web-Supplemented and Web-Based Instruction to Secondary Schools. Annual Distance Learning Conference (Jul 2000).
  • Fischer, K, Savenye, Wilhelmina, Sullivan, H. A Formative Evaluation of Computer-Based Training for a University Financial System. Annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Feb 2000).
  • Monkelien, L, Savenye, Wilhelmina, Sullivan, H. Effects of Active Learning Strategies Compared with Direct Instruction in a University Classroom. Annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Feb 2000).
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Qualitative Research in Educational Technology. EDT 701
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Summer Institutes on Teaching with Technology. Numerous seminars and workshops at the university's annual summer institute for faculty
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Qualitative Research in Educational Technology
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Summer Institutes on Teaching with Technology. Numerous seminars and workshops at the university's annual summer institute for faculty
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Summer Institutes on Teaching with Technology. Numerous seminars and workshops at the university’s annual summer institute for faculty
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Evaluating Computer-Based Instructional Software. EDT 506
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Evaluating Computer-Based Instructional Software. EDT 506
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Qualitative Research in Educational Technology. EDT 701
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Summer Institutes on Teaching with Technology. Numerous seminars and workshops at the university’s annual summer institute for faculty
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Qualitative Research in Educational Technology. EDT 701
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Qualitative Research Methods for Educational Technology. Lectora teleconferencing for Educational Technology graduate students
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Summer Institutes on Teaching with Technology. Numerous seminars and workshops at the university’s annual summer institute for faculty
  • Savenye, Wilhelmina. Summer Institutes on Teaching with Technology. Numerous seminars and workshops at the university’s annual summer institute for faculty