Publications

See my Vita for a complete list of my publications.

2018
  1. Lowenthal, P. R., & Dunlap, J. C. (in press). Investigating students’ perceptions of instructional strategies to establish social presence. Distance Education, 39(3).
  2. Lowenthal, P. R., Snelson, C., & Perkins, R. (2018). Teaching Massive, Open, Online, Courses (MOOCs):  Tales from the front line. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning.
  3. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2018). Online educators’ recommendations for teaching online: Crowdsourcing in action. Open Praxis, 10(1), 79-89. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.10.1.721
  4. Bader, J.*, & Lowenthal, P. R. (in press). Using visual design to improve the online learning experience: A synthesis of research on aesthetics. In I. Bouchirka, N. Harrati, & P. Vu (Eds.), Handbook of research on learner experience and usability in online education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4206-3
  5. Chen, K-Z., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2018). Capturing professional growth of online instructors: Learning analysts’ reflections on studying a faculty development program. SAGE Research Methods Cases. doi:10.4135/9781526441652
  6. Davidson-Shivers, G. V., Rasmussen, K. L., Lowenthal, P. R. (2018). Web-based learning: Design, implementation, and evaluation. New York, NY: Springer.
2017
  1. Lowenthal, P. R., Dunlap, J. C., & Snelson, C. (2017). Live synchronous web meetings in asynchronous online courses: Reconceptualizing virtual office hours. Online Learning, 21(4), 177-194. doi:10.24059/olj.v21i4.1285
  2. Lowenthal, P. R., & Dennen, V. (2017). Social presence, identity, and online learning: Research development and need*. Distance Education, 38(2), 137-140. *Guest editorial
  3. Lowenthal, P. R., & Snelson, C. (2017). In search of a better understanding of social presence: An investigation into how researchers define social presence. Distance Education, 38(2), 1-19. doi:10.1080/01587919.2017.1324727
  4. Shelton, B. E., Hung, J-L., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2017). Predicting student success by modeling student interaction in asynchronous online courses. Distance Education, 38(1), 59-69. doi:10.1080/01587919.2017.1299562
  5. Chen, K-Z., Lowenthal, P. R., Bauer, C., Heaps, A., & Nielsen, C. (2017). Moving beyond smile sheets: A case study on the evaluation and iterative improvement of an online faculty development program. Online Learning, 21(1), 85-111. doi:24059/olj.v21i1.810
  6. Lowenthal, P. R., Rice, K., Rich, S.*, & Walters, S.* (2017). Distance Learning. In A. Hynds (Ed.), Oxford bibliographies in education. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. *Graduate student
  7. Lowenthal, P. R., & Mulder, D.* (2017). Social presence and communication technologies: Tales of trial and error. In A. Whiteside, A. Garrett Dikkers, & K. Swan, (Eds.), Social presence in online learning: Multiple perspectives on practice and research (pp. 32-44). Sterling, VA: Stylus. *Graduate student
  8. Richardson, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. (2017). Instructor social presence: Learners’ needs and a neglected component of the community of inquiry framework. In A. Whiteside, A. Garrett Dikkers, & K. Swan, (Eds.), Social presence in online learning: Multiple perspectives on practice and research (pp. 86-98). Sterling, VA: Stylus.
2016
  1. Bose, D., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016). Instructor perceptions of integrating mobile devices in the classroom. International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, 4(4), 319-332. doi:10.1504/IJSMILE.2016.081275
  2. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016). Getting graphic about infographics: Design lessons learned from popular infographics. Journal of Visual Literacy, 35(1), 42-59. doi:10.1080/1051144x.2016.1205832
  3. York, C. S., Lowenthal, P. R., Fabrikant, K. B., Mayall, H. J. (2016). Student perceptions of instructional use of iPads. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 20(2), 32-39.
  4. Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016). Open access journals in educational technology: results of a survey of experienced users. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 32(3), 18-37. doi:10.14742/ajet.2578
  5. Lowenthal, P. R., Dunlap, J. C., & Stitson, P. (2016). Creating an intentional web presence: Strategies for every educational technology professional. TechTrends, 60(4), 320-329. doi:10.1007/s11528-016-0056-1
  6. Chen, K-Z., Lowenthal, P. R., & Bauer, C. (2016). Effectiveness and student perception of three high-enrollment health studies online courses. Health Education Journal, 75(3), 343-357. doi:10.1177/0017896915581060
  7. Lowenthal, P. R. (2016). A mixed methods examination of instructor social presence in accelerated online courses. In L. Kyei-Blankson, J. Blankson, E. Ntuli & C. Agyeman (Eds.), Handbook of research on strategic management of interaction, presence, and participation in online courses (pp. 147-159). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. REPRINT: Lowenthal, P. R. (2017). A mixed methods examination of instructor social presence in accelerated online courses. In Blended Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 949-963). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  8. Dunlap, J., Bose, D., Lowenthal, P. R., York, C. S., Atkinson, M.*, & Murtagh, J.* (2016). What sunshine is to flowers: A literature review on the use of emoticons to support online learning. In S. Y. Tettegah & M. Gartmeier (Eds.), Emotions, design, learning and technology (pp. 163-182). San Diego, CA: Elsevier. *Graduate student
  9. Greear, K.*, & Lowenthal, P. R. (2016, January). Creating accessible video for the online classroom. Online Cl@ssroom: Ideas for effective online instruction, 3, 6. *Graduate student
  10. Richardson, J., Swan, K., Lowenthal, P., & Ice, P. (2016). Social presence in online learning: Past, present, and future. In Proceedings of Global Learn 2016 (pp. 477-483). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  11. Hodges, C., Lowenthal, P., & Grant, M. (2016). Teacher professional development in the digital age: Design considerations for MOOCs for teachers. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (pp. 2075-2081). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
2015
  1. Lowenthal, P. R., Bauer, C., & Chen, K-Z. (2015). Student perceptions of online learning: An analysis of online course evaluations. American Journal of Distance Education.
  2. Chen, K-Z., Lowenthal, P. R., & Bauer, C. (2015). Effectiveness and student perceptions of high-enrolment health studies online courses. Health Education Journal.
  3. Dunlap, J., Bose, D., Lowenthal, P. R., York, C. S., Atkinson, M., & Murtagh, J. (in press). What sunshine is to flowers: A literature review on the use of emoticons to support online learning. To appear in Emotions, Design, Learning and Technology. Elsevier.
  4. Kilgore, W., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2015). The Human Element MOOC: An experiment in social presence. In R. D. Wright (Ed.), Student-teacher interaction in online learning environments (pp. 373-391). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  5. Lowenthal, P. R. (2015). Open-access journals in educational technology. In J. M. Spector (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Technology (pp. 554-556). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
2014
  1. Perkins, R., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2014). Establishing an equitable and fair admissions system for an online doctoral program.TechTrends, 58(4), 27-35.
  2. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P.R. (2014). The power of presence: Our quest for the right mix of social presence in online courses. In A.P. Mizell & A. A. Piña (Eds.) Real life distance education: Case studies in practice (pp. 41-66). Greenwhich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
  3. Lowenthal, P. R., & Dunlap, J. C. (2014). Problems Measuring Social Presence in a Community of Inquiry. E-Learning and Digital Media, 11(1), 19-30.
  4. Lowenthal, P. R., York, C. S., & Richardson, J. C. (Eds.). (2014). Online Learning: Common Misconceptions, Benefits and Challenges. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
    **2014 AECT Best Book Award: 2nd place**
2013
  1. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2013). What was your best learning experience? Our story about using stories to solve instructional problems. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 25(2), 269-274.
  2. Lowenthal, P. R., Wray, M., Bates, B., Switzer, T., & Stevens, E. (2013). Examining faculty motivation to participate in faculty development. International Journal of University Teaching and Faculty Development, 3(3), 149-164.
2012
  1. Lowenthal, P. R. (2012). Which conference do you attend? A look at the conference attendance of educational technology professionals. Educational Technology, 52(6), 57-61.
  2. Lowenthal, P. R., & Dunlap, J. C. (2012). Intentional web presence: Ten SEO strategies every academic should know. EDUCAUSE Review Online.
2011
  1. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2011). Situational qualities Exhibited by exceptional presenters. ECAR Research Bulletin. Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research.
  2. Dray, B., Lowenthal, P. R., Miszkiewicz, M., & Marczynski, K. (2011). Developing a tool for assessing student readiness for online learning: A validation study. Distance Education,
    32
    (1), 29-47.
  3. Lowenthal, P. R., White, J. W., & Cooley, K. C. (2011). Remake / remodel: Using eportfolios and a system of gates to improve student assessment and program evaluation.International Journal of ePortfolio, 1(1), 61-70.
  4. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2011). Learning, unlearning, and relearning: Using Web 2.0 technologies to support the development of lifelong learning skills. In G. D. Magoulas (Ed.), E-infrastructures and technologies for lifelong learning: Next generation environments (pp. 292-315). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-983-5
  5. White, J. W., & Lowenthal, P.R. (2011). Minority college students and tacit “Codes of Power”: Developing academic discourses and identitiesReview of Higher Education, 34(2).
  6. Lowenthal, P. R., Thomas, D., Thai, A., Yuhnke, B., Edwards, M., & Gasell, C.(Eds.). (2011). The CU Online Handbook, 2011. Raleigh, NC: Lulu Enterprises.
  7. Lowenthal, P. R. (2011). Introduction. In P. R. Lowenthal, D. Thomas, A. Thai, B. Yuhnke, M. Edwards, & C. Gasell.(Eds.). The CU Online Handbook, 2011 (pp. 1-1). Raleigh, NC: Lulu Enterprises.
  8. Lowenthal, P. R., & Dunlap, J. C. (2011). You can do it in your jammies, and other things we should never say about learning online. In P. R. Lowenthal, D. Thomas, A. Thai, B. Yuhnke, M. Edwards, & C. Gasell.(Eds.). The CU Online Handbook, 2011 (pp. 9-14). Raleigh, NC: Lulu Enterprises.
  9. Lowenthal, P. R., & Dunlap, J. C. (2011). Death to the digital dropbox: Rethinking student privacy and public performance. In P. R. Lowenthal, D. Thomas, A. Thai, B. Yuhnke, M. Edwards, & C. Gasell.(Eds.). The CU Online Handbook, 2011 (pp. 25-37). Raleigh, NC: Lulu Enterprises. *Reprint
  10. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2011). Getting to know you: The first week of class and beyond. In P. R. Lowenthal, D. Thomas, A. Thai, B. Yuhnke, M. Edwards, & C. Gasell.(Eds.). The CU Online Handbook, 2011 (pp. 67-72). Raleigh, NC: Lulu Enterprises.
  11. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2011). Horton hears a tweet. In P. R. Lowenthal, D. Thomas, A. Thai, B. Yuhnke, M. Edwards, & C. Gasell.(Eds.). The CU Online Handbook, 2011 (pp. 137-142). Raleigh, NC: Lulu Enterprises. *Reprint
  12. Dobrovolny, J. & Lowenthal, P. R. (2011). Using reflection surveys to improve teaching and learning. In P. R. Lowenthal, D. Thomas, A. Thai, B. Yuhnke, M. Edwards, & C. Gasell.(Eds.). The CU Online Handbook, 2011 (pp. 97-113). Raleigh, NC: Lulu Enterprises.
  13. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2011). Alternative structures for online discussions. In P. Shank (Ed.), The online learning idea book: Proven ways to enhance technology-based and blended learning (vol. 2; pp. 157-164). San Francisco: Pfeiffer.
  14. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2011). Pecha Kucha for learning. In P. Shank (Ed.), The online learning idea book: Proven ways to enhance technology-based and blended learning (vol. 2; pp. 253-256). San Francisco: Pfeiffer.
  15. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2011). Reenergizing lectures with insert-learner-activityhere strategies. In P. Shank (Ed.), The online learning idea book: Proven ways to enhance technology-based and blended learning (vol. 2; pp. 126-129). San Francisco: Pfeiffer.
  16. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2011). VoiceThread Virtuosity. In P. Shank (Ed.), The online learning idea book: Proven ways to enhance technology-based and blended learning (vol. 2; pp. 288-292). San Francisco: Pfeiffer.
  17. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2011). Who are you? Alternative online meet-and-greet tactics. In P. Shank (Ed.), The online learning idea book: Proven ways to enhance technology-based and blended learning (vol. 2; pp. 149-152). San Francisco: Pfeiffer.
  18. Lowenthal, P. R., & Dunlap, J. C. (2011). Better connections with online learners. In P. Shank (Ed.), The online learning idea book: Proven ways to enhance technology-based and blended learning (vol. 2; pp. 135-139). San Francisco: Pfeiffer.
  19. Lowenthal, P. R., Dunlap, J. C., & Dobrovolny, J. (2011). EZ forms. In P. Shank (Ed.), The online learning idea book: Proven ways to enhance technology-based and blended learning (vol. 2; pp. 309-316). San Francisco: Pfeiffer.
  20. Lowenthal, P. R., & Dunlap, J. C. (2011). Online classroom clickers. In P. Shank (Ed.), The online learning idea book: Proven ways to enhance technology-based and blended learning (vol. 2; pp. 171-174). San Francisco: Pfeiffer.
  21. Lowenthal, P. R., & Dunlap, J. C. (2011). Turn up the music. In P. Shank (Ed.), The online learning idea book: Proven ways to enhance technology-based and blended learning (vol. 2; pp. 188-191). San Francisco: Pfeiffer.
2010
  1. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2010). Defeating the Kobayashi Maru: Supporting Student Retention by Balancing the Needs of the Many and the OneEDUCAUSE Quarterly, 33(3).
  2. Lowenthal, P. R., & Thomas, D. (2010). Death to the Digital Dropbox: Rethinking Student Privacy and Public PerformanceEDUCAUSE Quarterly, 33(3).
  3. Lowenthal, P. R., & Thomas, D. (2010). Digital campfires: Innovations in helping faculty explore the online learning wildnessJournal of Online Learning and Teaching, 6(3), 665-672.
  4. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2010). Hot for teacher: Using digital music to enhance students’ experience in online courses.TechTrends, 54(4), 58-73. doi: 10.1007/s11528-010-0421-4
  5. Lowenthal, P. R., & Dunlap, J. (2010). From pixel on a screen to real person in your students’ lives: Establishing social presence using digital storytelling. The Internet and Higher Education. DOI:10.1016/j.iheduc.2009.10.004
  6. Lowenthal, P. R., & Wilson, B. G. (2010). Labels do matter! A critique of AECT’s redefinition of the field. TechTrends. 54(1), 38-46. DOI: 10.1007/s11528-009-0362-y
2009
  1. Lowenthal, P. R., Lowenthal, D. A., & White, J. W. (2009). The changing nature of online communities of inquiry: An analysis of how discourse and time shapes students’ perceptions of presence. In M. Simonson (Ed.), 32nd Annual proceedings: Selected research and development papers presented at the annual convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Washington D. C.: Association for Educational Communications and Technology.
  2. Lowenthal, P. R., Wilson, B., & Parrish, P. (2009). Context matters: A description and typology of the online learning landscape. In M. Simonson (Ed.), 32nd Annual proceedings: Selected research and development papers presented at the annual convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Washington DC: Association for Educational Communications and Technology.
  3. Dunlap, J. C., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2009). Horton hears a tweet. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 32(4).Dunlap, J., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2009). Instructional uses of Twitter. In P. R. Lowenthal, D. Thomas, A. Thai, & B. Yuhnke, B. (Eds.), The CU Online handbook. Teach differently: Create and collaborate (pp. 46-52). Raleigh, NC: Lulu Enterprises.
  4. Lowenthal, P. R. (2009). Improving the design of PowerPoint presentations. In P. R. Lowenthal, D. Thomas, A. Thai, & B. Yuhnke, B. (Eds.), The CU Online handbook. Teach differently: Create and collaborate (pp. 61-66). Raleigh, NC: Lulu Enterprises.
  5. Dunlap, J. C. & Lowenthal, P. R. (2009). Tweeting the night away: Using Twitter to enhance social presence. Journal of Information Systems Education, 20(2), 129-136.
  6. Lowenthal, P. R., & Leech, N. (2009). Mixed research and online learning: Strategies for improvement. In T. T. Kidd (Ed.), Online education and adult learning: New frontiers for teaching practices (pp. 202-211). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  7. Lowenthal, P. R. (2009). The evolution and influence of social presence theory on online learning. In T. T. Kidd (Ed.), Online education and adult learning: New frontiers for teaching practices (pp. 124-139). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  8. Lowenthal, P. R. (2009). Digital storytelling—An emerging institutional technology? In J. Hartley & K. McWilliam (Eds.), Story circle: Digital storytelling around the world (pp. 252-259). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  9. White, J., & Lowenthal, P. R. (2009, Spring). The cyclical rhetoric of educational reform and the rationalization of a failed zeitgeist.eJournal of Education Policy.
  10. Lowenthal, P. R., & White, J. W. (2009). Enterprise model.In P. Rogers, G. Berg, J. Boettcher, C. Howard, L. Justice, & K. Schenk (Eds.), Encyclopedia of distance and online learning (2nd ed., pp. 932-936). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  11. Lowenthal, P. R. (2009). Social presence.In P. Rogers, G. Berg, J. Boettcher, C. Howard, L. Justice, & K. Schenk (Eds.), Encyclopedia of distance and online learning (2nd ed., pp. 1900-1906). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
2008
  1. Wray, M., Lowenthal, P. R., Bates, B., & Stevens, E. (2008).Investigating perceptions of teaching online & f2f.Academic Exchange Quarterly, 12(4), 243-248.
  2. Lowenthal, P. R. (2008). Online faculty development and storytelling: An unlikely solution to improving teacher quality. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 4(3).
  3. Lowenthal, P. R., & Parscal, T. (2008). Teaching presence. The Learning Curve, 3(4), 1-2, 4.Lowenthal, P. R., & White, J. W. (2008). [Review of the book The cognitive style of PowerPoint: Pitching out corrupts within]. Education Review.
  4. Lowenthal, P., & Muth, R. (2008). Constructivism.In E. F. Provenzo, Jr. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of the social and cultural foundations of education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  5. Lowenthal, P., & Wilson, B. G. (2008). Labels DO matter: A critique of AECT’s redefinition of the field.In M. Simonson (Ed.), 31st Annual proceedings: Selected research and development papers presented at the annual convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Vol. 2, pp. 297-306). Washington D. C.: Association for Educational Communications and Technology.
2007
  1. Lowenthal, P., Christopher, L., Connors, S., & O’Reilly, L. (2007). [Review of the book What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy]. Education Review.
  2. Lowenthal, P., & Dunlap, J. (2007). Digital Stories. In P. Shank (Ed.), The online learning idea book: 95 proven ways to enhance technology-based and blended learning (pp. 110-111). San Francisco: Pfeiffer.
2005
  1. Lowenthal, P., Stevens, E. & Dunlap, J. (2005). Digital Storytelling—the missing key to online faculty development? In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (pp. 1187-1190). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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