Learning Design & Technology
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Link to Curriculum Vitae
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.
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
(+indicates blind peer review publication, *indicates primary author, #indicates mentoring of students, ++indicates editor reviewed publication)
+#*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.
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, Teachers College, Ball State University
Associate Instructor, Department of Instructional Systems Technology, School of Education, Indiana University
Corporate Instructional Designer, Marsh, McDonald's, Walgreens, BearingPoint, Accenture Projects, WisdomTools, Inc.
Instructional Design and Technology Consultant, Instructional Consulting and Technology Services, School of HPER, Indiana University
Secondary English Teacher, Yungduk High School, South Korea
Instructional Designer & Consultant, Solve-It Media Inc., South Korea
AERA, AECT, CIES