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Peg Ertmer

Peg Ertmer

Professor Emerita
Learning Design and Technology
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Link to Curriculum Vitae

About

Professor Ertmer's scholarship focuses on the impact that student-centered instructional approaches and strategies have on learning. Activities that support this focus include research on the impact of case-based instruction on higher-order thinking skills; the effectiveness of a student-centered, problem-based learning approach to technology integration and STEM education; and strategies for facilitating higher-order thinking and self-regulated learning in online learning environments. Additional efforts are directed toward helping students become expert instructional designers through the use of case- and problem-based learning methods.

In 2014, Professor Ertmer was recently flown to George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch to be interviewed in the latest video from his nonprofit organization, Edutopia. As the founding editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal of PBL (Problem-Based Learning), she is a leading expert in this emerging field. In the video she outlines The Five Keys to Problem-Based Learning: real-world connections, core to learning, structured collaboration, student driven, and multi-faceted assessment.

Education

Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, Purdue University, 1995
M.A. in Special Education-Learning Disabilities, Cardinal Stritch College, 1976
B.A. in Elementary Education, University of Denver, 1973

Select Publications

Ertmer, P.A. (2005). Teacher pedagogical beliefs: The final frontier in our quest for technology integration? Educational Technology Research and Development, 53(4), 25-39.

Ertmer, P. A., Quinn, J. A., & Glazewski, K. D. (2014). The ID CaseBook: Case studies in Instructional Design (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Ertmer, P. A., Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A., & Tondeur, J. (2015). Teacher beliefs and uses of technology to support 21st century teaching and learning. In H. R. Fives, & M. Gill, International Handbook of Research on Teacher Beliefs. Erlbaum (pp. 403-418). New York: Taylor & Francis-Rutledge.

Ertmer, P. A., & Koehler, A. A. (2015). Facilitated vs. non-facilitated online case discussions: Comparing differences in problem space coverage. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 27, 69-93. DOI 10.1007/s12528-015-9094.

Ertmer, P. A. (2015). Technology integration. In J. M. Spector, T. Johnson, D. Ifenthaler, W. Savenye, & M. Wang (Eds.), Sage Encyclopedia of Educational Technology (pp. 747-750). Los Angeles, CA: Sage. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483346397.

Experience

2007- Present
Professor, Curriculum & Instruction in Educational Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2001- 2007
Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction in Educational Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

1997-2001
Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction in Educational Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

1997-2000
Adjunct Professor, Instructional & Performance Technology, Boise State University

1996-1997
Visiting Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction in Educational Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

1995-1996
Visiting Assistant Professor, Educational Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

1991-1995
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Educational Computing and Instructional Development (ECID), Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

1979-1983
Learning Disabilities Teacher (K-6), Fremont Re-1 Schools, Canon City, CO

1978-1979
Educational Diagnostician (K-6), Arapahoe County Public Schools, Littleton, CO

1975-1978
Learning Disabilities Teacher (K-6), Milwaukee County Public Schools

1973-1974
Elementary Classroom Teacher, Holy Rosary Elementary School, Milwaukee

Professional Appointments

Contributing Editor, Educational Technology Magazine
Founding Editor, Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning