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Sunnie Watson

Sunnie Watson

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

About

Dr. Sunnie Lee Watson teaches and conducts scholarly work in the field of information age, learner-centered education. Her areas of research focus on attitude change instruction, information-age educational technology such as MOOCs and PIES, and Critical Systems Theory for qualitative educational research and school change.

Education

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Indiana University, 2008
Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University, 2008
M.Ed. in Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University, 2005
B.A. in Educational Technology, Ewha Woman's University, 2001

Select Publications

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+#*Watson, *W. R., Kim. W. & *Watson, S. L. (2016). Learning outcomes of a MOOC designed for attitudinal change: A case study of an animal behavior and welfare MOOC. Computers and Education.

+*Watson, S. L., *#Loizzo, J., *Watson, W. R., #Mueller, C., #Lim, J., & Ertmer, P. (2016). Instructional design, facilitation, and perceived learning gains: An exploratory case study of a human trafficking MOOC for attitudinal change. Educational Technology Research and Development.

Watson, S. L. & Watson, W. R. (2014). Toward critical, emancipatory, and pluralistic research: Critical systems theory for qualitative research methodology. In B. Dennis, L. Carspecken, & P. Carspecken (Eds). Qualitative Research: A Reader in Philosophy, Core Concepts, and Practice.)

+*Wyss, V. & Watson, S. L. (2013) Developing Videos to Better Inform Middle School Students About STEM Career Options. TechTrends, 57(2), 54-62.

+*Watson, S. L. (2011). Somebody’s gotta fight for them: A disadvantaged and marginalized alternative school’s learner-centered culture of learning. Urban Education, 46(6), 1496-1525.

Experience

2008-2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, Teachers College, Ball State University

2004-2008
Associate Instructor, Department of Instructional Systems Technology, School of Education, Indiana University

2004-2005
Corporate Instructional Designer, Marsh, McDonald's, Walgreens, BearingPoint, Accenture Projects, WisdomTools, Inc.

2003-2004
Instructional Design and Technology Consultant, Instructional Consulting and Technology Services, School of HPER, Indiana University

2001-2003
Secondary English Teacher, Yungduk High School, South Korea

2000-2001
Instructional Designer & Consultant, Solve-It Media Inc., South Korea

Professional Memberships

AERA, AECT, CIES