Faculty & Staff Profile

Adriana D

Adriana D'Alba, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone: 678-839-6129 | Fax: 678-839-6153

Email:  adalba@westga.edu

Office: Education Annex 140

Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Biography

Adriana D Alba is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education and teaches graduate courses in the Department of Educational Technology and Foundations. She holds a PhD in Educational Computing and an MPhil in 2D/3D Motion Graphics. Her research interests include multimedia applications and technology integration in the classroom, instructional design, development and assessment of Three-Dimensional online learning environments, game-based learning, and integration of emerging technologies in STEM curriculum.
Dr. D' Alba was the recipient of the 2015 COE Outstanding Research Award for her work in 3dimensional virtual environments for learning. She is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, the International Society of Teacher Education, and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.


Education/Degrees

  • B.A., Graphic Design, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, 1994
  • M. Phil., 2D/3D Motion Graphics, Glasgow School of Art, 2007
  • Certificate, Museum Education, University of North Texas, 2011
  • Ph.D., Educational Computing, University of North Texas, 2012

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation)    
    • MEDT-7470 (Digital Media Prod & Utiliztn)    
    • MEDT-7472 (Intro to Distance Education)    
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn)    
    • MEDT-8463 (Issues in Instruct. Technology)    
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • MEDT-7472 (Intro to Distance Education) Section: E01   [View Syllabus]
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E01   [View Syllabus]
    • MEDT-8463 (Issues in Instruct. Technology) Section: E01   [View Syllabus]
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E25
  • Fall 2015 Sections
    • MEDT-7472 (Intro to Distance Education) Section: E01   [View Syllabus]
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E01   [View Syllabus]
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E02   [View Syllabus]
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E31
  • Summer 2015 Sections
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E01
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E02
    • MEDT-8463 (Issues in Instruct. Technology) Section: E01
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • MEDT-7470 (Digital Media Prod & Utiliztn) Section: E01   [View Syllabus]
    • MEDT-7472 (Intro to Distance Education) Section: E01   [View Syllabus]
    • MEDT-8463 (Issues in Instruct. Technology) Section: E01   [View Syllabus]

Selected Publications

  • D' Alba, A., Jones, G., & Wright, R. (2015). Comparative analysis of Visitors' Experiences and Knowledge Acquisition Between a 3dimensional Online and a Real-World Art Museum Tour. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 24(1), 5-22.
  • D Alba, A., & Jones, G. (2013). Analyzing the Effects of a 3D Online Virtual Museum in Visitors Discourse, Attitudes, Preferences, and Knowledge Acquisition. In K. Nettleton, & L. Lennex (Eds.), Cases on 3D Tech Application and Integration in Ed (pp 26-47)
  • D Alba, A., Najmi, A., Gratch, J., Bigenho, C. (2010) Virtual Learning Environments: The oLTECx, a study of participant attitudes and experiences. International Journal for Gaming and Computer Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS) 3 (1) pp. 33-50