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Ritzhaupt, Albert D.



Albert Ritzhaupt

Associate Professor, Educational Technology
School of Teaching & Learning
College of Education

University of Florida
2423 Norman Hall
PO BOX 117048
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-273-4180
aritzhaupt@coe.ufl.edu

Research Biography

Dr. Albert D. Ritzhaupt is an associate professor of educational technology in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida. An award-winning researcher, Dr. Ritzhaupt has published more than 65 journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings; and has presented more than 100 presentations at state, national, and international conferences. His primary research areas focus on the design and development of technology-enhanced learning environments, teaching practices in technology-oriented curriculum (e.g., Computer Science or Information Systems), and technology integration in education.  Dr. Ritzhaupt has been funded by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) and National Science Foundation (NSF) to support his research endeavors. His publications have appeared in multiple leading venues, including the Journal of Research on Technology in Education, Computers in the Schools, Journal of Computing in Higher Education, Computers & Education, Journal of Educational Computing Research, and Computers in Human Behavior. Dr. Ritzhaupt is a consulting editor for Educational Technology Research and Development; and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Research on Technology in Education. Dr. Ritzhaupt regularly attends and presents at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). He also serves as Chair of the Games and Simulations Special Interest Group (SIG) in the ISTE and Communications Officer of SIG Instructional Technology in AERA.

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy (2008) in Curriculum and Instruction: Instructional Technology (Major), and Research and Measurement (Minor), University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Master of Business Administration (2004) with a concentration in Computer and Information Sciences, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.

Bachelor of Science (2003) in Computer and Information Sciences, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.

Key Professional Appointments

Associate Professor (2013 to present).  School of Teaching and Learning, College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Assistant Professor (2010-2013). School of Teaching and Learning, College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Assistant Professor (2008 to 2010). University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC.

Visiting Instructor (2007 to 2008). University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL.

Instructor (2006 to 2007). St. Johns River Community College, St Augustine, FL.

Activities and Honors

Meritorious Paper Award, Conference on Information Systems Applied Research, 2008.

Outstanding Paper Award, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, 2008.

Nominee, Research Paper Award, American Educational Research Association SIG- Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning, 2008.

Nominee, Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching, University of South Florida, 2008.

Nominee, Florida Educational Research Association’s Distinguished Paper Award, 2007.

Nominee, Florida Educational Research Association’s Distinguished Paper Award, 2006.

Grants

Award of $171,718 (2010). Incorporating Complex Open Authentic Case Studies into a Capstone Course. National Science Foundation, Grandon Gill (PI), Kaushal Chari (Co-PI), Manish Agrawal (Co-PI), and Albert D. Ritzhaupt (Consultant). NSF ID: 1043919.

Award for $1,009,495 (2010). Charting a course for the digital Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) classroom. Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT). PI: Kara Dawson, Co-PI: Cathy Cavanaugh, Co-PI: Albert D. Ritzhaupt.

Award of $1,500 (2009). Integrating data visualization and analysis into the middle school mathematics classroom. Watson School of Education Mini-grant, University of North Carolina Wilmington. PI: Albert D. Ritzhaupt.

Award of $500 (2009). Administrative use of ePortfolios in the selection of teacher candidates. Watson School of Education Mini-grant, University of North Carolina Wilmington. PI: Albert D. Ritzhaupt.

Award of $500 (2008). Ambassador Travel Grant, University of North Carolina Wilmington. PI: Albert D. Ritzhaupt.

Award of $2,000 (2008). Serious games for mathematics learning. Watson School of Education Mini-grant, University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Award of $5,000 (2006). The effects of time-compressed audio in multimedia learning environments. College Mini-Grant, College of Education, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.  PI: Ann E. Barron, Co-PI: Albert D. Ritzhaupt.

Award of $2,500 (2006). An evaluation of distance education research literature using co-word analysis. Established Researcher Grant, Division of Sponsored Research, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.  PI: Ann E. Barron, Co-PI: Albert D. Ritzhaupt.

Selected Publications

Rodriguez, P. M., Frey, C. A., Dawson, K., Liu, F., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2012). Examining student digital artifacts during a year-long technology integration initiative. Computers in the Schools, 29(4), 355-374.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Sessums, C. & Johnson, M. (2012). Where should educational technologists publish their research?: An examination of peer-reviewed journals within the field of educational technology and factors influencing publication choice. Educational Technology, 52(6), 47 – 56.

Ritzhaupt, A. D. & Higgins, H. J. (2012). Effects of data visualization exercises on data analysis and measurement skills, attitudes towards mathematics, and computer self-efficacy. Journal of Technology Integration in the Classroom, 4(3), 13 – 23.

Nydoe, A., Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Parker, M.  (2012). Use of ePortfolios in K-12 teacher hiring in North Carolina: Perspectives of school principals. International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 7(4), 1 – 10.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Dawson, K., & Cavanaugh, C. (2012). An investigation of factors influencing student use of technology in K-12 classrooms using path analysis. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 46(3), 229 – 254.

Parker, M., Ndoye, A., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2012). Qualitative analysis of student perceptions of ePortfolios in a teacher education program. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 28(3), 99-107.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Umapathy, K., & Jamba, L. (2012). A study on services motivating computing professional association membership. International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals, 3(1), 54-70.

Cavanaugh, C., Dawson, K., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2011). An evaluation of the conditions, processes and consequences of laptop computing in K-12 classrooms. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 45(3), 359 – 378.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Higgins, H., & Allred, S. B. (2011). Effects of modern educational game play on attitudes towards mathematics, mathematics self-efficacy, and mathematics achievement. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 22(2), 277-297.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Barron, A. E. & Kealy, W. A. (2011). Conjoint processing of time-compressed narration in multimedia instruction: The effects on recall, but not recognition. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 44(2), 203 – 217.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Shore, W., Eakins, S., Caliz, E., & Milette, L. (2010). Doctoral program websites in educational technology: An investigation of the information availability and accessibility. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 7, 29 – 40.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Martin, F., & Daniels, K., (2010). Multimedia competencies for an educational technologist. A survey of professionals and job announcement analysis. Journal Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 19(4), 421-449.

Smith, G. G., Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Tjoe, E. (2010). Strategies in visuospatial working memory for learning virtual shapes. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24(8), 1095–1114.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Gunter, E., & Jones, G. (2010). Survey of commercial off-the-shelf games, benefits and barriers in formal educational settings. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 7, 45 – 55.

Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2010). Learning object systems and strategy:  A description and discussion. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 6, 217 – 238.

Kealy, W. A. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2010). Assessment certitude as a feedback strategy for learners’ constructed responses. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 43(1), 25 – 45.

Umapathy, K., Jamba, L., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2010) Factors that persuade and deter membership in professional computing associations. Journal of Applied Information Systems Research, 3(14), 1 – 11.

Hohlfeld, T. N., Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Barron, A. E. (2010). Development and validation of the Student Tool for Technology Literacy (ST2L). Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 42(4), 361 – 389.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Higgins, H., & Allred, S. B. (2010). Teacher experiences on the integration of modern educational games in the middle school mathematics classroom. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 29(2), 189-216.

Hohlfeld, T. N., Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Barron A. E. (2010). Connecting schools, community, and family with ICT: Four-year trends related to school level and SES. Computers & Education, 55(1), 391 – 405.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Ndoye, A., & Parker, M. (2010). Validation of the Electronic Portfolio Student Perspective Instrument (EPSPI): Conditions under a different integration initiative. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 26(3), 111 – 119.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Stewart, S., Smith, P., & Barron, A. E. (2010). An investigation of distance education in North American research literature using Co-word analysis. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 11(1), 37 – 60.

Vasana, S. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2009). A case study of a method for hybrid peer-evaluation in electrical engineering education. World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 7(1), 1 – 7.

Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2009). Creating a game development course with limited resources: An evaluation study. ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 9(1), 1 – 16.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Umapathy, K., & Jamba, L. (2008). Computing professional association membership: An exploration of membership needs and motivations. Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, 1(4), 1-23.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Hohlfeld, T. N., Barron, A. E., & Kemker, K. (2008). Trends in technology planning and funding in Florida K-12 schools. International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 3(8), 1-17.

Dawson, K., Cavanaugh, C., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2008) Florida’s Leveraging Laptops initiative and its impact on teaching practices. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 42(2), 143-159.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Barron, A. E. (2008). Effects of time-compressed narration and representational adjunct images on cued-recall, content recognition, and learner satisfaction. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 39(2), 161-184.

Hohlfeld, T. N., Ritzhaupt, A. D., Barron, A. E., & Kemker, K. (2008). Examining the Digital Divide in K-12 public schools: Four-year trends for supporting ICT literacy in Florida. Computers and Education, 51(4), 1648 – 1663.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Gomes, N. D., & Barron, A. E. (2008). The effects of time-compressed audio and verbal redundancy on learner performance and satisfaction. Computers in Human Behavior, 24(5), 2434-2445.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Wilcox, S. M. (2008). Effective institutional and instructional practices in online community college business education. Business Education Forum, 62(4), 35-38.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Singh, O., Seyferth, T., & Dedrick, R. (2008). Development of the electronic portfolio student perspective instrument: An ePortfolio integration initiative. Journal of Computing in Higher Education. 19(2), 47-71.

Selected Links

Albert Ritzhaupt’s Personal Website: http://www.aritzhaupt.com