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CURRENT (2003-2005)

Grants/ Publications/Presentations

Virtual Instructors Pilot Research Group

I am a researcher in the Virtual Instructors Pilot Research Group (VIPRG) which is part of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Learning Technology. I am a member of the research team on the VIPRG Human Behavior, Instruction, and learning Committees and the Learning Technology Sub-Committee. We are developing modular learning environments based on research in multiple fields of expertise.

Grants Approved

STEP/ NSF Grant I am co-PI on this NSF grant
ARROWS: Achieving Recruitment, Retention & Outreach With STEP Written in conjunction with Dr. Odom of School of Education and the School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) dean. I am in charge of research and professional development for the high school teachers including the design of problem-based learning modules.

Approval Notice: The National Science Foundation hereby awards a grant of $784,971 to University of Missouri, Kansas City. This project, entitled "ARROWS: Achieving Recruitment, Retention & Outreach With STEP," is under the direction of Khosrow Sohraby, Arthur Odom, Donna Russell. This grant will develop a mentoring and training program between urban educators and youth and the School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCE) in order to facilitate the entry of more underrepresented youth into the UMKC SCE.

I was nominated for the board of the International Society of Technology in Education.


Journal Reviewer

I am a reviewer for the journal Educational Technology and Society and the
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

Book Chapter

I am currently editing a chapter for the book "Cases on Global e-Learning Practices:
Successes and Pitfalls". My chapter will be the case study of an educational setting and is titled Online Professional Development for Educators: A Case Study Analysis using Cultural Historical Activity Theory. The book will be published by IDEA Group, USA .

Russell, D. (2005). Implementing Online Collaborative Professional Development for Innovative Educators. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005: The Next 10 Years! Erlbaum Associates. Waheh, New Jersey.

Russell, D. (2005). Implementing an Innovation cluster in educational settings in order develop constructivist-based learning environments. Educational Technology and Society. Vol. 8, Issue 2.

Russell, D. (2005). Transformation in an Urban School: Using Systemic Analysis to Understand an Innovative Urban Teacher’s Implementation of an Online Problem-Based Unit. International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning. February 2005. Volume 2 Number 2

Russell, D. & A. Schneiderheinze (2005). Understanding Innovation in Education using Activity Theory. Educational Technology in Society: Volume 8, Issue 1, 2005. ISSN: 14364522 (online) and 1176-3647 (print)

Russell, D & A. Schneiderheinze (2005). Implementing an Innovation Cluster in Educational Settings In Order to Develop Constructivist-Based Learning Environments. Educational Technology in Society. Vol.8, Issue 2.

Russell, Donna. (2004). Paradigm Shift: A Case Study of Innovation in an Educational Setting. International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning. December 2004. Volume 1 Number 12. ISSN 1550-6908

Hui, D., & Russell, D. (2005). Understanding online professional development
for educators through the analysis of intersubjectivity in computer-mediated
communication. Manuscript submitted for publication to the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education

Russell, D. (2005). Implementing a Collaborative Online Problem-Based Unit in K-12 Educational Settings using a Design Template for Problem-Based Learning. Submitted to the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning.


International Society for the Learning Sciences, 2006 Conference.

I will present a full paper on online learning environments at this conference.

National Educational Computing Conference, July 2006, San Diego.

Two of my students and myself will present a poster session on an online course in my graduate degree program, a degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Learning Technologies. My students created a professional development program and a curriculum for hand helds in a local district. I will discuss my course 573 Development of a Technology-Based Program in Education during which they created their professional development program. I will also present a paper on Online Professional Development for Educators at the conference.

American Educational Researchers Association, April 2006. San Francisco. Chairing a panel symposium

I am chairing a panel symposium on The Design and Implementation of an Online Problem-Based Course. Two of my students who took the course will present their research on an online course implemented collaboratively between a professor in Sweden and a professor in the U.S. This is a panel for the post-secondary division.

International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR) Seville, Spain. September 24-30 , 2005. Presented a full paper

Title: How Educators Acquire Innovations: Using Activity Theory to Understand
Efforts to Implement Innovative Educational Environments.
Chairing a paper session at the conference

Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference (June 4-6, 2005) in Taipae, Taiwan (CSCL)

Presented a full paper: Title: Implementing Online Collaborative Professional
Development for Innovative Educators. Sponsored by International Society of the Learning Sciences. The paper were published in a book titled: Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2006: Ten More Years.

National Educational Computing Conference 2005, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. June 26,

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE SIG)
I presented at a workshop on Online Professional Development for Educators. I was invited by David Moursand (one of the original founders of ISTE) to present at this workshop. The panelists will be asked to work collaboratively on a publication on the topic of technology in educational settings.

American Educational Research Association Conference 2005, Montreal, Canada

Research Division K: Symposium that I chair on the design of research based on
systems analysis and holistic response. I was invited to send in a proposal.

Teacher Education Division: Presenting a paper on online professional
development I reviewed proposals for this Division.

Technology, Activity, Cognition, Technology and Learning SIG: Presenting a
paper on Mediated Action in Learning. I reviewed proposals for TACTL. I was
invited to send a proposal.

Technology, Instruction Cognition and Learning SIG: Presenting a roundtable
discussion on Learning and Technology

National Association of Multicultural Education Conference (NAME) 2004

Member of local planning committeee for the NAME 2004 Conference held in
Kansas City and hosted locally by the UMKC/SOE. I presented on my work in St. Louis Public with middle school students integrating advanced online work
environments. Title: Youth Leadership and Technology Project.

International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications (2004) (IEISTA)

I was accepted to present a full paper at the conference on Online Mediated Dialogs. I reviewed 9 proposals prior to the conference.

Information Technology in Teacher Education Conference; July 2-6, 2004 (ITTE) Chester, UK.

I was invited to present a paper and a symposium on systems-analysis of
technology-based programs in education.

Children of the Young Years, April, 2005. TanTara, Missouri.

I presented on the use of educational technology in early childhood programs.

Association of the Advancement of Computing in Education: Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education: SITE 2003

Presentation of a paper. Title: Inquiry into Mediated Action: The Implementation of an Innovation Cluster.




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