Faculty & Staff Profile

Danilo M Baylen

Danilo M Baylen, Ed. D.


Phone: 678-839-6130 | Fax: 678-839-6153

Email:  dbaylen@westga.edu

Office: Education Annex 152

Hours: Mon/Wed 1-4 pm


Danilo M. Baylen is a tenured Full Professor of Instructional Technology and School Library Media in the Department of Educational Technology and Foundations, College of Education at the University of West Georgia. He received his doctoral degree in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University. Also, he has graduate degrees in Elementary Education (Florida Gulf Coast University), Counseling (NIU), and Library and Information Studies (University of Alabama) as well as a graduate certificate in Children's Literature (Pennsylvania State University). His undergraduate degree was in Economics from the University of the Philippines. His research interests include technology integration across the curriculum, media literacy education, visual literacy, online learning and teaching, and instructional design. His recent research projects focused on faculty readiness for online teaching, use of technology for course transformation, and the role of learner characteristics in e-learning among undergraduate and graduate students. Currently, he is exploring the convergence of emerging technologies and children's literature through interactive picture books and digital storytelling. Also, he is investigating the use of digital media in enhancing the educational experience of teacher education students and practitioners.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of the Philippines, 1982
  • Master of Science in Education (Counseling), Northern Illinois University, 1992
  • Doctor of Education (Instructional Technology), Northern Illinois University, 2001
  • Master of Arts (Elementary Education), Florida Gulf Coast University, 2007
  • Graduate Certificate Program in Children's Literature, Pennsylvania State University, 2010
  • Master of Library & Information Studies, The University of Alabama, 2013

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • MEDT-6401 (Instructional Technology)    
    • MEDT-7465 (Digital Resrcs for Teach & Lrn)    
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn)    
    • MEDT-8461 (Diffusion of Innovations)    
    • MEDT-8462 (Lead & Mng Instct Tch Prog)    
    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience)    

Selected Publications

  • Baylen, D. M., & Goldberg, C. (2014). Exploration, engagement and inquiry in undergraduate education: A case study of learning about science using LEGO® and technology. In C. Ho (Editor), Refereed Proceedings of the 19th Annual Teaching, Colleges and Comm [View Publication]
  • Baylen, D. M., & Butler, J. (2012). Using technology in teaching historical understanding: An evaluation of a professional development program. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education international confere [View Publication]
  • Baylen, D. M., Santiago, R. & Nakayama, M. (2010). Rethinking course infrastructure and instructional strategies to support learning online. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International [View Publication]
  • Baylen, D. M., Santiago, R. & Nakayama, M. (2009). How do we foster the quality of hybrid courses in teacher education? In I. Gibson et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (pp. 173 [View Publication]
  • Baylen, D. M., & Zhu, E. (2009). Challenges and issues of teaching online. In P. L. Rogers, G. Berg, J. Boettcher, C. Howard, L. Justice, & K. Schenk (Eds.), Encyclopedia of distance learning (2nd ed., pp. 241-246). Hershey, PA: Information Science Refere [View Publication]