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Laura Zieger

Laura Zieger

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Title: Chairperson
Department: Educational Technology
College: College of Education
Office Location: P209
Phone: 201-200-3078
Area of Interest/Research:
Educational Background:
  • Ed.D. Educational Technology – Pepperdine University, CA, 2005
  • M.A. English Language and Literature – Montclair State University, NJ, 1996
  • B.A. English Education – Montclair State University, NJ, 1992
Curriculum Vitae:
Professional Experience:
  • Chair and Tenured Professor – New Jersey City University, College of Education, Educational Technology Department 2004- Present
  • Director- Curriculum Resource Center, College of Education, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ 1992-2000
Professional Affiliations:
  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • New Jersey Association of School Librarians
  • Software and Information Industry
Selected Publications:

Zieger, L. & Farber, M. (2012). Civic participation among seventh-grade Social Studies students in multi-user virtual environments. The Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR)23(4), 403-420. Peer reviewed. Acceptance rate: 10-19%

Zieger, L. & Tan, J. (2012). Improving parent involvement in secondary schools through communication technology. The Journal of Literacy and Technology (JLT)13 (2). Peer reviewed.

Jackson, J. & Zieger, L. (2012 March). Teacher Acquisition of Educational Technology: An Activity Theory Perspective. SITE 2012–Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Austin, Texas, USA, March 5-9, 2012. Peer Reviewed Full Paper. Acceptance rate: 25-39%

Zieger, L. (2010, August). Member perspectives. Tapped In. Http://tappedin.org/tappedin/web/perspectives/2010/lz.jsp

Zieger, L. & Jackson, J.M. (2009). Online discussion-based learning: Using asynchronous tools to create community. In I. Gibson et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (pp. 3063-3067). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/31113. Peer Reviewed Full Paper. Acceptance rate: 25-39%

Zieger, L., Rispoli, K. & Hansen, R. (2008). Modeling technology integration for pre-service teachers to promote social learning environments. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 3235-3239). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Peer reviewed Full Paper.

Twomey, C., Shamburg, C., & Zieger, L. (2006). Teachers as Technology Leaders: Technology Facilitator Accreditation Guide. Eugene, Oregon: International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
ISTE Top 15 bestseller Book

Zieger, L. (2006). Scaffolding teacher knowledge through integrating unitedstreaming in the classroom. Proceedings of the ED-MEDIA–World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications.June 28, 2006.

Hansen, R. & Zieger, L. (2006). Effective instructional design for integrating digital media. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2006(p. 1588). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Zieger, L. (2005). The relationship between student orientation programs that support community building and retention of distance learners. Dissertation Abstracts.

Zieger, L., & Pulichino, J. (2004, Spring). Establishing a community of learners: A case study of a university graduate orientation program for online learners. The Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2(4).

National Presentations:

Gaming and K-12 Curriculum Integration. New Learning Technologies 2014 – Society for Applied Learning Technologies Conference. Orlando, FL. March 6, 2014.

Technology Tools for STEM Teachers: Free, Easy and Useful Online Tools. Union County College STEM Institute Fall Conference. Cranford, NJ. November 9, 2013

Technology Tips for Teachers: Free, Easy and Useful Online Tools. Union Middlesex Association of School Librarians Conference. Metuchen, NJ. October 23, 2013.

Technology Tips for Teachers: Free, Easy and Useful Online Tools. NJ Association for School Librarians Annual Conference. Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ.  October 5, 2013.

Tech Tips for Teachers: Free, Easy and Useful Online Tools. New Pathways in Education Capstone Experience. Middlesex County College. June 7, 2013.

Gaming and K-12 Curriculum Integration (with Matthew Farber). International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research Spring Conference. Atlantic City, NJ. April 12, 2013.

Games in the School Library: Perspectives and Practical Applications. Panelist. New Jersey Association of School Librarians: Inspiration, Motivation, Participation! Annual Fall Conference November 29, 2012

Let’s Create a Webquest! New Pathways in Education Capstone Experience. Middlesex County College. June 1, 2012.

Can Students Build Important Math and Thinking Skills by Playing Fun Online Games? Definitely! Workshop. New Jersey City University and Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Title V Grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education: Opening the Gate: Improving Mathematics Success for STEM Careers. Jersey City, NJ.  May 4, 2012

Teacher Acquisition of Educational Technology:  An Activity Theory Perspective (with Dr. J. Mark Jackson). SITE 2012–Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference.  Austin, Texas. March 5-9, 2012

2012 CODiE Awards for Education Companies. Webinar. Software & Information Industry Association September 22, 2011.

Let’s Create a Webquest! New Pathways in Education Capstone Experience. Middlesex County College. June 2, 2011.

Current Trends in Educational Technology. Chinese Leadership Academy. New Jersey City University . Jersey City, NJ. Oct. 27, 2011.

Gaming Across the Curriculum:  How to Engage and Instruct in the 21st Century. NJCU TEAC Faculty Accreditation Meeting, College of Education, New Jersey City University. December 10, 2010.

Emerging Trends in Educational Technology. Professional development workshop at Holy Spirit School. Pequannock, NJ. June 21, 2010.

Inspiring Learning with Digital Storytelling. New Pathways in Education. Mercer County College. June 8, 2010.

All Fired Up: Building STEAM: Math, Science, and Technology in Everyday Life. Panelist. United States Department of Education ‘Improving the Pipeline in STEAM (science, technology, agriculture, engineering, and mathematics) Education. New Jersey City University. April 21, 2010.

Internet Safety Workshop for Parents:  An information session for parents to learn about text lingo, cyberbullying and social networking sites. Holy Spirit School. April 14, 2010.

Internet Safety for Middle School Students: An interactive session for middle school students to learn how to be smart, safe and savvy in the digital world. Holy Spirit School. April 14, 2010.

Inspiring learning with digital storytelling for the School Library Media Specialist. Students as Global Citizens. New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) Annual Fall Conference.  East Brunswick, NJ.  November 13, 2009.

Emerging Trends in Educational Technology (Co-Presented with Chris Shamburg). Palisades Park, NJ Professional Development Workshop. September 3, 2009.

Let’s Create a Webquest! NPTNJ Capstone Experience. Mercer County College. NJ. June 5, 2009.

Online Discussion-Based Learning: In Search of Community. Full Paper presented at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference. Charleston, SC. March 5, 2009.

Licenses and Certifications:
  • New Jersey Standard English Teaching Credential
Scholarly Interests:

Online teaching and learning, student-centered instructional approaches and strategies integrating emerging technologies, and social computing applications in education (including game-based approaches)

Courses:
  • Cross-Discipline Studies Tech
  • Ed Theory & Cur Dsgn SLMS
  • Intro To Educational Technolo
  • Intro to Distance Learning
  • Ped & Appl Of Chil Lit K-12 Cl
  • Research Applic Ed Tec II
  • Research Apps in Ed Tech I
  • Seminar:Current Trends Ed Tech
  • Stud Lrn Dev&Behv Mgt SLMS
  • Summer Institute in ETL I
  • Teach Method for SLMS
  • Technology In Math Sci Curricu
  • Technology In Spec. Ed. Curric
  • Using The Internet In Educ
Tenure Status:
Tenure

 

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