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Gary Bitter

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1811
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1811
Biography

Gary G. Bitter has researched emerging technologies for the last 45 years. He is interested in any approach that attempts to determine the feasibility of m-learning throughout education. Bitter's research includes the impact of integration of technology into the curriculum on student achievement and attitude, "anytime, anywhere" m-learning, National Student and Teacher Technology Standards for the United States and online, app-delivered/video-based student learning, and teacher professional development. His focus on e-learning explores the viability of the smartphone as a student and teacher resource of the future. This includes personalized (artificial Intelligence) learning, augmented learning, virtual learning, cooperative learning, and project based learning. Bitter is testing his latest app, eyeObserve, to determine its impact on school district coaching methods. He is currently researching the effect of an m-Learning, English speaking software app on students in Thailand at Chiang Rai Municipality Schools 6 and 7. This research includes delivery of the instruction via apps on smartphones. The apps include twelve instant feedback modules with gamified, progressive lessons which result in faster and more engaging learning results. The present research has now expanded to China, and presently several thousand Chinese students are participating.

Research Interests

Guiding Research Questions:

  • How do teachers become familiar with emerging technologies.
  • Is there such a thing as personalized learning in Mathematics?
  • Can smart phones deliver meaningful instruction and learning?

Current Research Projects:

Bitter is researching the Effect of an m-Learning English Speaking Software App on Students in the Chiang Rai Municipality Schools 6 and 7 in Thailand. This research includes the delivery of the instruction via apps on smart phones.  The apps are used to teach children to speak English fluently by providing English audio models and frequent speaking practice with immediate actionable feedback on the English speaking of the students. At present the apps include twelve instant feedback lesson modules with gamified, progressive lessons which result in faster and more engaging learning lessons. The present research has now expanded to China.  Presently several thousand Chinese students are participating.

With emerging technologies as a theme, Bitter is exploring personalized, adaptive and augmented learning as it is related to the teaching and learning of mathematics. This research project is to determine the effects of an online collaborative elementary math program using team-based games to improve student math achievement, attitude and motivation.

Publications

Bitter, G. G.,, et al., (2016).  The effects of an online collaborative elementary math program using team-based games to improve student math achievement, attitude and motivation.  International Journal for Innovation Education and Research,  4(6).  114-138.  www.ijier.net 

Bitter, G. G. & Corral, A. (2014). The Pedagogical Potential of Augmented Reality Apps. Journal of Engineering Science Invention  ISSN (Online): 2319 – 6734, ISSN (Print): 2319 – 6726 www.ijesi.org  Volume 3 Issue 10 ǁ October 2014 ǁ PP.13-17.

Bitter, G. G., & Corral, A. (2015). Emerging Educational Technologies. In M. J. Spector, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology (pp. 262-268). Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Research Activity
  • Tsai,Wei-Tek*, Bitter,Gary Glen, Chen,Yinong, Collofello,James Samuel, Lee,Yann-Hang, Miron,Dorina. PREPARING HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS FOR SERVICE-ORIENTED COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION. ED(1/1/2007 - 5/31/2011).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*, Bitter,Gary Glen*, Bitter,Gary Glen*. Spalding Research Project. SPALDING EDUCATIONAL INTRNTL(5/11/2005 - 10/31/2010).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. Reading First Video Project. AZ DEPT OF EDUCATION(3/7/2005 - 8/1/2006).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. Tempe Regional Training Center. SAN SIMON SCHOOL DISTRICT(7/1/2004 - 6/30/2005).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. Extending and Enhancing the National Laboratory of Virtual Manipulatives as a National Teaching Resource for School Mathematics. UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY(4/1/2004 - 3/31/2006).
  • Skiera,Paul A*, Bitter,Gary Glen. LINKS PROJECT: ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITY STATEMENT. WASHINGTON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS(9/20/2002 - 1/31/2004).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. TEMPE REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER. TEMPE UNION HS DISTRICT(7/1/2002 - 6/30/2004).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. INTEGRATION OF MARCO POLO CONTENT FOR THE CLASSROOM. WORLDCOM(7/15/2001 - 7/14/2002).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*, Bergeron,Bette S, Brush,Thomas A. THE E-LEARNING ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, NETS DIGITAL VIDEO LIBRARY FOR PREPARING TOMORROW'S TEACHERS TO CONNECT CURRICULUM AND TECHNOLOGY. ED(7/1/2001 - 6/30/2005).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. MARCOPOLO PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR IN ARIZONA. WORLDCOM(4/16/2001 - 4/15/2002).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. VIDEOS FOR THE LINKS WEBSITE. WASHINGTON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS(11/30/2000 - 9/30/2002).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. ELECTRONIC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES. WASHINGTON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS(6/20/2000 - 5/1/2001).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*, Brush,Thomas A. THE E-LEARNING NETWORK: LEARNING ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!. ED(9/1/1999 - 8/31/2004).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. MAINTENANCE & SUPPORT FOR THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OFEDUCATION INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL WEBSITES. AZ DEPT OF EDUCATION(10/28/1998 - 10/31/1999).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. REGIONAL TRAINING PROVIDERS: TECHNOLOGY FOR MARICOPA, PINAL AND GILA COUNTIES. TEMPE UNION HS DISTRICT(7/1/1998 - 6/30/2002).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*, Pryor,Brandt Wedell. INCREASING HISPANIC ACHIEVEMENT: A MATHEMATICS DISCOURSE LEA. NSF-EHR(2/1/1995 - 1/31/1999).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. ASU/INTEL MULTIMEDIA PROJECT. INTEL CORP(1/18/1993 - 8/31/1995).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. ADAPTING TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS(7/1/1991 - 7/31/1992).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. PREPARATION & ENHANCEMENT IN THE USE OF AVAILABLE TECHNOLO. IBM(2/22/1991 - 9/30/1995).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. TERC-STAR SCHOOLS PROJECT (SW REGION)-SUBCONTRACT TECH EDUC. TECHNICAL ED RESEARCH CTR(10/1/1989 - 12/31/1990).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. TEACHING MATHEMATICS METHODS USING INTERACTIVE VIDEODISK. NSF(6/1/1989 - 5/31/1992).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY HISPANIC MATH PROJECT. NSF(5/1/1989 - 4/30/1993).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. TERC-STAR SCHOOLS PROJECT (SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CENTER SUBGRAN. TECHNICAL ED RESEARCH CTR(10/1/1988 - 9/30/1989).
  • Bitter,Gary Glen*. CALCULATOR ASSISTED HIGHER ORDER THINKING: DEVLP & RESEARCH. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS(11/15/1987 - 4/17/1989).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 440Creating & Mrkting Mobile Apps
EDT 540Creating & Mrkting Mobile Apps
EDT 584Internship
EDT 590Reading and Conference
HDA 593Applied Project
EDT 593Applied Project
EDT 690Reading and Conference
EDT 790Reading and Conference
DCI 792Research
EDT 792Research
DCI 799Dissertation
EDT 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 780Practicum
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 440Creating & Mrkting Mobile Apps
EDT 540Creating & Mrkting Mobile Apps
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 593Applied Project
EDT 684Internship
EDT 780Practicum
EDT 784Internship
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
DCI 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 440Creating & Mrkting Mobile Apps
EDT 540Creating & Mrkting Mobile Apps
EDT 584Internship
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 593Applied Project
EDT 690Reading and Conference
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
DCI 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
DCI 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 440Creating & Mrkting Mobile Apps
EDT 540Creating & Mrkting Mobile Apps
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 584Internship
EDT 593Applied Project
EDT 684Internship
EDT 784Internship
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
DCI 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 494Special Topics
EDT 540Creating & Mrkting Mobile Apps
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 584Internship
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 593Applied Project
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 494Special Topics
EDT 540Creating & Mrkting Mobile Apps
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 584Internship
EDT 593Applied Project
EDT 684Internship
EDT 784Internship
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 494Special Topics
EDT 540Creating & Mrkting Mobile Apps
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 584Internship
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 593Applied Project
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 321Computer Literacy
EDT 494Special Topics
EDT 540Creating & Mrkting Mobile Apps
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 584Internship
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 684Internship
EDT 780Practicum
EDT 784Internship
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EDT 494Special Topics
EDT 540Creating & Mrkting Mobile Apps
EDT 590Reading and Conference
EDT 780Practicum
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 494Special Topics
EDT 580Practicum
EDT 584Internship
EDT 594Conference and Workshop
EDT 684Internship
EDT 780Practicum
DCI 784Internship
EDT 784Internship
EDT 790Reading and Conference
EDT 792Research
EDT 799Dissertation
DCI 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Bitter, Gary. Using and Accessing the NETS DVL. National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), Philadelphia, PA (Jun 2005).
  • Bitter, Gary. Emerging Technologies. Techno-Saturday (Apr 2005).
  • Bitter, Gary. Meeting Teacher Quality Standards with Technology: The NETS Digital Video Library. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Phoenix, AZ (Mar 2005).
  • Bitter, Gary. Digital (DVD/Online) Math Lessons: Connecting Technology with the Teaching of Mathematics. Greater San Diego Mathematics Council San Diego, CA (Feb 2005).
  • Bitter, Gary. Using Digital Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Learning. Florida Educational Technology Conference Orlando, FL (Jan 2005).
  • Bitter, Gary. The NETS Digital Video Library. NSBA: Technology and Learning Conference Denver, CO (Oct 2004).
  • Bitter, Gary. Meeting Teacher Quality Standards with Technology: The NETS Digital Video Library. Society for Applied Learning Technology® (SALT) Interactive Technologies Arlington, VA (Aug 2004).
  • Bitter, Gary. Video Cases as a Catalyst for Change. National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) (Jun 2004).
  • Bitter, Gary. Evaluating the Effectiveness of e-Learning Modules Investigating Students' Perceptions of an Online Learning Environment. American Educational Research Association (AERA) San Diego, CA (Apr 2004).
  • Bitter, Gary. Breakout Session: Understanding the Next Wave of Technology in Education. Milken Institute Global Conference (Apr 2004).
  • Bitter, Gary. Implementing Video Cased in Faculty Professional Development. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Atlanta, GA (Mar 2004).
  • Bitter, Gary. Developing an Online Instructional Media Design Course/Training Module. Society for Applied Learning Technology® (SALT) New Learning Technologies Orlando, FL (Feb 2004).
  • Bitter, Gary. Video Cases as Learning Tools. Society for Applied Learning Technology® (SALT) Interactive Technologies Arlington, VA (Aug 2003).
  • Bitter, Gary. A Web-based Authoring Tool for eLearning. Society for Applied Learning Technology® (SALT) Interactive Technologies Arlington, VA (Aug 2003).
  • Bitter, Gary. Achieving "Digital Equity". National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) Seattle, WA (Jul 2003).
  • Bitter, Gary. Mathedology?: Online Professional Development Using Streaming Video. Global Connections World Technology Conference Phoenix, AZ (Jul 2003).
  • Bitter, Gary. Evaluation of the National Educational Technology Standards Digital Video Library. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Chicago, IL (Apr 2003).
  • Bitter, Gary. Portrait of Digital Equity-The IT Fundamentals Curriculum. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Ed Albuquerque, NM (Mar 2003).
  • Bitter, Gary. Technology's Role in the Education of Today's Student. Florida Educational Technology Conference Orlando, FL (Feb 2003).
  • Bitter, Gary. From Portals to Knowledge Brokers. Society for Applied Learning Technology® (SALT) Orlando, FL (Feb 2003).
  • Bitter, Gary. Lesson Plans For Integrating Technology Into the Teaching of Mathematics. Greater San Diego Math Council San Diego, CA (Feb 2003).
  • Bitter, Gary. Taking he Pain Out of Information Technology: A Model Course. League for Innovation in the Community College Conference on Information Technology Long Beach, CA (Nov 2002).
  • Bitter, Gary. The NETS Digital Library: Creating A Digital Video Database To Promote Technology Integration. Association of Educational Communication & Tech Dallas, TX (Nov 2002).
  • Bitter, Gary. How to Turn Lemons into Lemonade!. Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education Washington D.C (Nov 2002).
  • Bitter, Gary. Integrating Technology into the Curriculum. NSBA: Technology and Learning Conference Dallas, TX (Nov 2002).
  • Bitter, Gary. Guidelines for Designing and Developing Online e-Learning Courses Including Intellectual Property Considerations. Virtual Learning: Academic and Corporate Conference Columbia University (Jul 2002).
  • Bitter, Gary. Investigating Instructional Utility and Implementation Needs in an Online Environment: A Theory-guided Evaluation. American Educational Research Assoc (AERA) New Orleans,In LA (Apr 2002).
  • Bitter, Gary. Online Digital Solutions for Establishing New Teaching and Learning Environments. Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) Orlando, Fl (Mar 2002).
  • Bitter, Gary. Integrating Technology into the Curriculum. United Arab Emirates University Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates (Mar 2002).
  • Bitter, Gary. The NETS Digital Video Library. Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) Orlando, Fl (Mar 2002).
  • Bitter, Gary. National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for Teachers: Math Integration-Essential Conditions, Resources, Assessment Strategies. Greater San Diego Mathematics Council San Diego, CA (Feb 2002).
  • Bitter, Gary. National Educational Technology Standards (NETS):A Math Perspective. Greater San Diego Mathematics Council San Diego, CA (Feb 2002).
  • Bitter, Gary. Building Scenario-Driven, Real-World Online Courses. Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) San Diego, CA (Nov 2001).
  • Bitter, Gary. KEYNOTE: Guidelines for Designing and Developing Online e-Learning Courses Including Intellectual Property Considerations. World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (Jun 2001).
  • Bitter, Gary. Educational Reform in the Era of Cyber Space Discussant Evaluation of a Course in the e-Learning Network: The Perspectives of Instructors. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Seattle, WA (Apr 2001).
  • Bitter, Gary. ISTE NETS for Teachers: Integration of Technology into Teacher Preparation. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Orlando, FL (Mar 2001).
  • Bitter, Gary. National Educational Technology Standards: A Math Perspective. Greater San Diego Math Council San Diego, CA (Feb 2001).
  • Bitter, Gary. Anytime, Anywhere: Virtual e-Learning. Florida Educational Technology Conference Orlando, FL (Jan 2001).
  • Bitter, Gary. Web-Based Professional Development for Teachers. Northern California Math Council Monterey, CA (Dec 2000).
  • Bitter, Gary. National Educational Technology Standards for Teaching Guidelines for Designing and Developing Online Courses. Computer Using Educators Conference Sacramento, CA (Nov 2000).
  • Bitter, Gary. Using Technology to Work with Underserved Populations. Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education San Diego, CA (Nov 2000).
  • Bitter, Gary. Web-based Multimedia Professional Development in Mathematics Education: MathedologyTM. International Congress on Mathematical Education Tokyo, Japan (Jul 2000).
  • Bitter, Gary. National Educational Technology Standards. National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) Atlanta, GA (Jun 2000).
  • Bitter, Gary. Guidelines for Designing and Developing On-line Courses The National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Project: Implications and Resources. Computer Using Educators Conference Palm Springs, CA (May 2000).
  • Bitter, Gary. Transforming Formative Evaluation Data: Comparative Content Analysis to Determine Learner Variability Professional Development and Technology- New Approaches and Outcomes Recent Research on Math-ed-ology: An Interactive Multimedia CD-ROM. American Educational Research Association (AERA) New Orleans, LA (Apr 2000).
  • Bitter, Gary. Guidelines for Designing and Developing Online Courses. Florida Educational Technology Conference Orlando, FL (Mar 2000).
  • Bitter, Gary. Math ed ology? : Interactive Multimedia for Learning National Teaching Standards. Association of Teacher Educators Orlando, FL (Feb 2000).
  • Bitter, Gary. National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) Project - Preservice Teacher Education Standards. 11th Annual Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference San Diego, CA (Feb 2000).
  • Bitter, Gary. Web-based Professional Development: Math ed ology?. Greater San Diego Mathematics Annual Conference San Diego, CA (Feb 2000).
Service
  • International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED), Program Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • Journal Of Teacher Education, Reviewer (2006 - Present)
  • McGraw Hill, Reviewer (2004 - Present)
  • Kluwer the Language of Science--Education and Information Technologies, Reviewer (2002 - Present)
  • American Educational Research Association, Educational Reform in the Era of Cyberspace - Discussant (2001 - Present)
  • American Educational Research Association, Professional Development and Technology Chair (2001 - Present)
  • Princeton Review, Advisory Board (2001 - Present)
  • American Educational Research Association, Chair/Critic - Computers for Mathematics Education, Technology in Education (2000 - Present)
  • USDE, Site Visit (2000 - Present)
  • Journal of Research on Technology in Education, Editorial Board (1999 - Present)
  • Computers in Human Behavior, Editorial Board (1995 - Present)
  • Promotion Papers for Universities (do several a year), Expert Peer Reviewer (1987 - Present)
  • American Association of University Professors, Member (1967 - Present)
  • Computers in Human Behavior, Editorial Board (1995 - 2112)
  • University Senate, Senator (2009 - 2013)
  • Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 1999-present., Editorial Board (1999 - 2012)
  • University Senate, Personnel Committee (2010 - 2011)
  • CompuGirls Advisory Board, Board member (2007 - 2011)
  • Journal of Teacher Education, Reviewer (2008 - 2010)
  • Journal of Research in Mathematics Education, Reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • USDE Hispanic Serving Institutions, Panel reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • University Senate, BY-Laws Committee (2009 - 2010)
  • Global Educational Assessment team-(CISCO/Intel/Microsoft), Twentieth Century Committee Member (2008 - 2010)
  • FIPSE GANN Panel Review, Panel reviewer (2010 - 2010)
  • University of Malaysia, Dissertation Review (2009 - 2009)
  • Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, Proposal Reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • FIPSE US--Russia Panel review, Panel reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • FIPSE College Digital Data Panel Review, Panel Reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • National Science Foundation SBIR Review Panel, Panel Review (2008 - 2008)
  • FOCUS on Learning Problems In Mathematics, Reviewer (2004 - 2006)
  • Journal of Educational Computing Research, Reviewer (2003 - 2006)
  • Learning Point, Consultant (2004 - 2005)
  • Editorial Board American Educational Research Journal, (2003 - 2005)
  • American Educational Research Journal, Editorial Board (2003 - 2005)
  • Information Technology in Childhood Education, Editorial Board (2000 - 2004)
  • The CNA Corporation, Consultant (2000 - 2004)
  • Computers in the Schools Journal, Hardware and Software Editor (1983 - 2004)
  • U.S. Department of Education, Review Panels (2000 - 2002)
  • International Society for Technology in Education, Eugene, OR, (1999 - 2002)
  • Research Council for Diagnostic and Prescriptive Mathematics, Member (1977 - 2001)
  • National Science Foundation, Reviewer (2000 - 2000)
  • U.S. Department of Education, Reviewer (2000 - 2000)
  • National Educational Technology Standards for Students Project, Advisory Committee (1995 - 2000)
  • Arizona State University Conference, "Microcomputers in Education, Director (1980 - 2000)
  • Microcomputers in Education Conference (founder), Co-Director (1980 - 2000)