Associate Professor

Biography

Adriana D Alba is an Associate 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, development and assessment of Three-Dimensional online learning environments, game-based learning, and integration of emerging technologies in STEM curriculum. 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. Dr. D'Alba was the recipient of the 2015 COE Outstanding Research Award for her work in 3dimensional virtual environments for learning, and the 2017 UWG Regents Excellence in Online Teaching Award.

Education / Degrees

  • 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 Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Spring 2019 Sections

    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E01
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E03
    • MEDT-8462 (Lead & Mng Instct Tch Prog) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E03

    Fall 2018 Sections

    • MEDT-7472 (Intro to Distance Education) Section: E01
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E01
    • MEDT-8462 (Lead & Mng Instct Tch Prog) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E04

    Summer 2018 Sections

    • MEDT-8462 (Lead & Mng Instct Tch Prog) Section: E03
    • MEDT-8462 (Lead & Mng Instct Tch Prog) Section: E01
    • MEDT-8462 (Lead & Mng Instct Tch Prog) Section: E02

    Spring 2018 Sections

    • EDSI-7385 (Spec. Topics in School Improve) Section: E01
    • MEDT-7472 (Intro to Distance Education) Section: E01
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E02
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E01

    Fall 2017 Sections

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E01 Download Syllabus [DOC]
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E03 Download Syllabus [DOC]
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E02
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E05

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • MEDT-7472 (Intro to Distance Education) Section: E03
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E02
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E01
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E07

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • MEDT-7472 (Intro to Distance Education) Section: E01
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E01
    • MEDT-7490 (Visual & Media Lit Tch & Learn) Section: E02
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: E24

    Summer 2016 Sections

    Spring 2016 Sections

    Fall 2015 Sections

    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

  • Publication List

    Kawulich, B.B. & D’Alba, A. (2018). Teaching qualitative research methods with Second Life, a 3-dimensional online virtual environment. Virtual Reality.

    D'Alba, A. & Huett, K. (2017). Learning Computational Skills in uCode@UWG: Challenges and Recommendations. In P. Rich & C. Hodges (Eds.), Emerging Research, Practice, and Policy on Computational Thinking (3-20). Springer International Publishing.

    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

  • Other Information

    Wolfon- 3Dimensional Online Learning Environment

    Wolfton is the first virtual learning environment property of the Department of Educational Technology and Foundations at the University of West Georgia. We want to explore this tool as an avenue for online engagement and collaboration with our students pursuing online degrees, but we also want to use it as a supportive tool for our face-to-face courses.
    At Wolfton, we believe 3-Dimensional virtual worlds offer unique affordances for education, as they provide students and teachers with immersive experiences that might be otherwise difficult to recreate in the real world. 

     

    For more info, visit https://wolfton.weebly.com/