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Ryan Rucker, PHD

Adjunct Professor, School of Technology

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Areas of Expertise: 

  • Cyber Security
  • Information Technology
  • Educational Technology/Instructional Design

 Education (include degree/specialization, university/college, location, year):

  • Doctor of Education (Curriculum and Instruction)
    Valdosta State University
    2015
  • Master of Library and Information Science (Information Science/Technology)
    University of South Carolina
    2016
  • Master of Education (Educational Technology)
    University of South Carolina Aiken
    2009
  • Bachelor of Science (Technology Support and Training Management)
    University of South Carolina
    2007

 Dissertation Title:

Exploring Faculty Use Before and After a Learning Management System Migration:

A Survey Approach

 Research Areas of Interest:

  • Technology adoption
  • Educational Technology
  • Online instruction/course design

Selected Publications:

 Bickle, M., Rucker, R., & Burnsed, K. (2019).  Online learning: Examination of attributes that promote student satisfaction.  Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, (22)1.  Retrieved from https://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/spring221/bickle_rucker_burnsed22....

Bickle, M., & Rucker, R. (2018).  Student-to-student interaction:  Humanizing the online classroom using technology and group assignments. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 19(1), 1-11.

Rucker, R., & Frass, L. (2017).  Faculty members’ perceptions of support and system usage experiences when their institution of higher education migrates from Blackboard Vista learning management systems to Desire2Learn.  Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 46(2), 259-277.

Frass, L., Rucker, R., & Washington, G. (2017).  An overview of how four institutions prepare faculty to teach online.  Journal of Online Higher Education, (1)1.  Retrieved from https://online-shc.com/arc/ojs/index.php/JOHE/article/view/7/5.

Frass, L., Rucker, R., & Brown, D. (2016).  Technology in the distance education classroom:  An exploratory study of a college of pharmacy.  Distance Learning, 13(4), 17-26.

Rucker, R., & Downey, S. (2016).  Faculty technology usage resulting from institutional migration to a new learning management system.  Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, (19)1.  Retrieved from http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/spring191/rucker_downey191.html.

Rucker, R., Edwards, K., & Frass, L. (2015).  Assessing faculty experiences with and perceptions of an internal quality assurance process for undergraduate distributed learning courses: A pilot study.  Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 16(4), 35-44.

Rucker, R. (2015). Exploring Faculty Use Before and After a Learning Management System Migration: A Survey Approach. Dissertation. Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA.  Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10428/1940.