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Brown Bag Speaker: Richard N Landers

March 4, 2013, noon - March 4, 2013, 2 p.m.

Location: Katzer Room 347

Richard N Landers, Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University

Landers will discuss two major research projects related to online learning.

In the first project, he conducted a psychometric meta-analysis surveying the online learning research literature comparing traditional, web-based, and hybrid adult instruction, finding differences on several key moderators worth exploration.

In the second project, he harnessed the power of two technologies recently adapted to the learning context – social media and gamification – to improve learning outcomes for students in all courses in his department.

Richard N. Landers is an Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Old Dominion University. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2009. His research focuses upon the application of technology to improve employee selection, training and higher education, currently focusing on unproctored internet-based testing, online test security, web-based training