Patrick LowenthalPatrick Lowenthal is a Professor of Educational Technology at Boise State University. Prior to joining the faculty full time in 2013, Patrick spent two years as an Instructional Designer in the EdTech Department at Boise State University. Before moving to Boise, he worked at CU Online–at the University of Colorado, Denver–where he supported faculty who taught online. He also taught online as an adjunct in the MA in eLearning program, at the University of Colorado Denver, for a number of years.  He earned a MA in Instructional Design and Technology and a graduate certificate in designing and implementing online learning environments at the University of Colorado, Denver. Prior to that he completed a MA in the Academic Study of Religion and a BA in Religions Studies and Philosophy.

His research interests generally focus on instructional communication. More specifically, he researches how people communicate using emerging technologies—with a specific focus on issues of presence, identity, and community online. 

He is available to give presentations and workshops. Contact for more details.

During the past few years, he has given keynotes, presentations, and/or workshops on topics such as:

  • “Revisiting Presence and Community in the Online Classroom”
  • “Quality Online Courses”
  • “Moving Beyond Two Posts a Week and Three Replies: Thinking Differently About Threaded Discussions. Center for Teaching and Learning”
  • “Getting Graphic About Infographics: Strategies for Incorporating Visuals in the Classroom”
  • “Building Online Community”
  • “Presence & engagement in online learning environments”
  • “Improving student retention in online courses”