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Laurie Bedford, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Education

Areas of Expertise:

  • Adult Education
  • Distance Education
  • Performance Improvement
  • Instructional Design

Education:

  • PhD, University of Wyoming
  • MS, University of South Dakota
  • BA, University of South Dakota

Dissertation:
A multiple case study of individuals with disabilities using assistive technology for employment training

Selected Publications:

Bedford, L.  (2019).  Using social media as a platform for a virtual professional learning community. Online Learning Journal, 23/3. Available at: https://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj/article/view/1538...

 Bedford, L., & Rossow, K.  (2017).  Facilitating professional learning communities among higher education faculty: The Walden Junto model.  Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 20(2). Available at: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/summer202/bedford_rossow202.html

Bedford, L.  (2015). Faculty development for engaging online discussion participation in higher education. Conference Proceedings from the 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Madrid, Spain.  Available at: https://library.iated.org/view/BEDFORD2015FAC

Bedford, L.  (2014). Purposeful feedback: A framework for online discussion facilitation.  International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 26(3), 463-472. Available at: http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1061089.pdf

McDowell, M., Bedford, L. & DiTommaso Downs, L. (2014). Enhancing faculty performance through coaching: Targeted, individualized support. Higher Learning Research Communications, 4(4).

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Director of Faculty Excellence, Walden University

Training Consultant, Technology and Innovations in Education