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Educational Theory and Practice
higher education; online learning; k-12 education
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Dr. Shea joined the department of Educational Theory and
Practice in Fall 2004 with a joint appointment with the Department of
Informatics in the College of Computing and Information. His research focuses
on technology-mediated teaching and learning in higher education. He is the
author of numerous articles and several book chapters on the topic of online
learning and co-author of "The Successful Distance Learning Student".
He is a co-recipient of several national awards including the EDUCAUSE Award
for Systemic Progress in Teaching and Learning for the State University of New
York, and Sloan Consortium Awards for Excellence in Faculty Development and
Asynchronous Learning Networks Programs.
Dr. Shea has also been the recipient of significant external
funding for his recent work. This includes three grants from the Alfred P.
Sloan Foundation to research faculty and student experiences in complete online
learning environments and support for the development of hybrid learning
environments at the University at Albany. He is now principal investigator on a
US Department of Education grant to research and develop an online system to
support the teaching of Chinese to children in K-12 public schools.
Previously Dr. Shea was the Director of the SUNY Learning
Network, the online education system for the 64 colleges of the State
University of New York. Dr. Shea has also served as manager of the SUNY
Teaching, Learning, and Technology Program and Project Director for SUNY's
participation in the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online
Teaching (MERLOT), an international collaboration for peer review of discipline
specific online learning resources. He is also a member of the USNY Technology