Vita


Major Fields of Interest: Online Learning, Problem-based learning, Virtual Worlds, Physical and Social Presence, User-centered Design

Current Position: Curriculum Design Leader, Online Curriculum Development | Brigham Young University-Idaho

Education

  • PhD, Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences, Utah State University, 2017
  • MS,  Instructional Technology, Utah State University, 2004
  • BA, Technical and Professional Communication, Utah State University, 2002

Professional Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association Sig IT, Sig PBL, Sig ARVEL
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Employment

13-Current Curriculum Design Leader, Online Learning, Brigham Young University-Idaho
12-13 Curriculum Designer, Online Learning, Brigham Young University-Idaho
08-12 Research Assistant, Instructional Designer, Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Utah State University
07-08 Project Manager, Allen Communication Learning Services
04-07 Instructional Design Lead, Allen Communication Learning Services
02-04 Research Assistant, Instructional Designer, WebAIM, Utah State University

Prior Teaching

Spring 2010 Teaching Assistant: ITLS 6540 Learning Theory
Fall 2009 Teaching Assistant: ITLS 6570 Performance Systems
Summer 2003 Instructor: ITLS 5215/6215 Digital Video Editing
Fall 2003 Instructor: ITLS 5215/6215 Digital Video Editing

Service

  • Proposal Reviewer, American Educational Research Association, SIG-IT 2011
  • Proposal Reviewer, American Educational Research Association, SIG-IT 2010

Awards

  • Five-Year Service Award: Brigham Young University-Idaho
  • Outstanding Paper Award: How Virtual Learning Environments Function to Simulate IEP Team Meetings in a Distance Teacher Education Program, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, 2012, presented to Lee Mason, Nancy Glomb, and Peter Blair
  • Emerging Virtual Scholar from Applied Research in Virtual Environments for Learning Special Interest Group American Educational Research Association 2010 presented to Lee Mason, Tae Jeon, Peter Blair and Nancy Glomb
  • Nominated for the College of Education Research Assistant of the Year 2012 by Dr. Nancy Glomb.
  • Nominated for the College of Education Research Assistant of the Year 2011 by Dr. Nancy Glomb.

Presentations

  • Blair, P., Glomb, N., Christensen, R., & Reeder, M. (2012) Standards-Based Individual Education Plan Goal Development via Problem-based learning sessions in a Multi-User Virtual Environment , Society for Information Technology and Education: Austin, Texas.
  • Blair, P., Schultz, & Glomb, N. (2012) An Exploration of Avatar Enabled Problem-Based Learning for Developing Rehabilitation Counseling Skills , American Educational Research Association: Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Blair, P., Mason, L.L., Jeon, T.K., & Glomb, N. (2011) Collaboration, Presence and Transfer in TeacherSim, American Association for Educational Communications and Technology: Jacksonville, FL.
  • Blair, P., Mason, L.L., & Glomb., N. (2011) Collaboration, Presence and Transfer in TeacherSim Using Open Simulator, American Council on Rural Special Education: Albuquerque, NM.
  • Mason, L.L., Blair, P., & Alexander, M. (2011). Preparing distance students to be highly qualified with praxis prep modules. Paper presented at the 31st annual conference of the American Council on Rural Special Education: Albuquerque, NM.
  • Mason, L.L., Blair, P., Glomb, N. (2010). Virtual Tutor Training: Building effective teaching behaviors in Second Life, American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Denver, CO.
  • Mason, L.L., Blair, P., & Glomb, N. (2010). Training preservice special education teachers in a multi-user virtual environment. Paper presented at the 30th annual conference of the American Council on Rural Special Education: Memphis, TN.
  • Mason, L., Blair, P., Glomb, N. (2009). IEP Meetings in Second Life: Distance Education’s Bridge to the Real World. 2009 American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) Conference. Denver, CO.
  • Mason, L., Blair, P., Glomb, N. (2009). Building effective teaching behaviors in Second Life, Association for Behavior Analysis International Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ.

Publications

  • Blair P., Recker M.M., Glomb N.K. (2018) A Case Study of Special Educator Professional Development in a Virtual World. In: Branch R. (eds) Educational Media and Technology Yearbook. Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, vol 41. Springer, Cham https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-67301-1_2
  • Blair, Peter J., (2017) A Descriptive Case Study of Writing Standards-Based Individualized Education Plan Goals Via Problem-Based Learning in a Virtual World.  All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 5697.
    https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/5697
  • Blair, P., Mason, L.L., & Glomb, N. (In Press) Virtual World Simulations for Learning Activities. Live and In Real Time: Monographs of the American Council on Rural Special Education, 1, 1.
  • Mason, L.L., Jeon, T.K., Blair, P., & Glomb, N. (2011). Virtual tutor training: Learning to teach in a multi-user virtual environment. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulation, 3(1), 51-67. (Also available here: http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/article.aspx?titleid=53153)

 

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