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Ritzhaupt, Albert D.



Albert RitzhauptAssociate Professor of Educational Technology
and Computer Science Education
Associate Director for Graduate Studies
School of Teaching and Learning

College of Education
University of Florida
2-270 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 and Computer Science Education, and the Associate Director for Graduate Studies in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida. Dr. Ritzhaupt formerly served as the Program Coordinator for the Educational Technology program. Dr. Ritzhaupt is an accomplished educational researcher and technologist. An award-winning researcher, Dr. Ritzhaupt has published more than 100 journal articles, book chapters, technical reports, and conference proceedings; and has presented his research at numerous state, national, and international conferences. His primary research areas focus on the design, development, utilization, and evaluation of theory-inspired, technology-enhanced learning environments; teaching practices and instructional strategies in computer and information sciences education; operationalizing and measuring technology integration in education, particularly focusing on the factors that facilitate and hinder technology use in formal educational settings; and the professional competencies of individuals in the field of educational technology. Dr. Ritzhaupt was identified as one of the world’s most prolific scholarly authors in the field of educational technology from 2007 to 2017 (Bodily, Leary, & West, 2019). Dr. Ritzhaupt was awarded the 2016 UF Research Foundation Professors distinction, a term-limited professorship awarded to tenured professors who have a distinguished current record of research. In 2019, the Florida Educational Research Association selected Dr. Ritzhaupt as the Educational Researcher of the Year.

Dr. Ritzhaupt has been funded by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), National Institutes of Health (NIH), 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 EducationEducational Technology Research and DevelopmentJournal of Computing in Higher EducationComputers & EducationJournal of Educational Computing Research, and Computers in Human Behavior.  Dr. Ritzhaupt has been cited and interviewed in a wide range of news media outlets like WiredNational Public RadioChronicles of Higher Education, and Education Week for his research. Dr. Ritzhaupt is Editor of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE), the flagship research journal of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE); the former Associate Editor of the Journal of Educational Computing Research, a social-science indexed Sage publication; a consulting editor for Educational Technology Research and Development; a member of the scientific board of Computers and Human Behavior; and serves as a reviewer for several other journals. Dr. Ritzhaupt regularly attends and presents at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), ISTEFlorida Educational Research Association (FERA), and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). In terms of professional service and leadership, Dr. Ritzhaupt has served as Chair of the Games and Simulations Special Interest Group (SIG) in ISTE, past-Chair of SIG Instructional Technology in AERA, past-President and Director of FERA, and Past-President of the Design and Development Division within AECT. Dr. Ritzhaupt is an active member of the Educational Technology and Educational Research community both locally and nationally.

Inspired by multiple perspectives, Dr. Ritzhaupt employs a variety of instructional methods in his teaching practice and he consistently receives high scores in his teaching by students. Dr. Ritzhaupt teaches a wide-range of courses for the University of Florida, including on topics like software design and development for educational purposes, multimedia design and development, educational games and simulations, traditional and agile project management, introductory and advanced instructional design, educational research design and applied statistical methods, and advanced seminar courses for doctoral students in the field of Educational Technology. Previously, Dr. Ritzhaupt taught computer science courses for both community colleges and universities in Florida, particularly in the areas of software design and development. Dr. Ritzhaupt is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator (GCE) and a Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE), and commonly uses emerging technologies in his teaching practice. Dr. Ritzhaupt considers his greatest scholarly contribution to be the more than 20 doctoral students he has mentored to completion in the Educational Technology program.

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 Director for Graduate Studies (2018 to present). School of Teaching and Learning, College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

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

Educational Researcher of the Year, Florida Educational Research Association, 2019.

Presidential Service Award, Design and Development Division, Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2019.

Best Journal Article Award for Qualitative Research, Division of Distance Learning, Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2019.

Best Paper Award, Special Interest Group Computer and Internet Applications in Education, American Educational Research Association, 2019.

Best Proposal Award, Teacher Education Division, Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2018.

Recognition Award, Educational Technology Research and Development, 2017.

University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship, University of Florida, 2016 – 2019.

Outstanding Reviewer, Computers in Human Behavior, 2016.

Distinguished Alumni Award, Valencia College, 2015.

Best Paper Award, Special Interest Group Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning, American Educational Research Association, 2015.

Best Paper Award, InSITE 2013: Informing Science + Information Technology Education Conference, Porto, Portugal, 2013.

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 $94,458 (2015). Converging Behavioral and Psychophysiological Measures: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Multimedia Learning Conditions with Dyslexic Learners. University of Florida Research Opportunity Fund, PI: Kara Dawson, Co-PI: Pasha Antonenko, Co-PI: Linda Lombardino, Co-PI: Albert D. Ritzhaupt, Co-PI: Carole Beal, and Co-PI: Andreas Keil.

Award of $2,000 (2015). Teaching technology skills for social change: The story of the Digital Kids Technology Center. University of Florida School of Teaching and Learning, PI: Albert D. Ritzhaupt, and Co-PI: Brianna Kennedy-Lewis.

Award of $459,871 (2014). A Master Course on Power for Multilevel and Longitudinal Health Behavior Studies. National Institutes of Health, PI: Keith E. Muller, Co-PI: Deborah Glueck, Co-PI: Albert D. Ritzhaupt. NIH ID: R25GM111901.

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

Umapathy, K., Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Xu, Z. (2020). College students’ conceptions of learning of and approaches to learning computer science. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 58(3), 662–686.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Dawson, K. (2019). Setting a course for the future of JRTE: New editorial team, revision to the aims and scope, and goals for the journal. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 51(1), 1–6.

Kumar, S., Martin, F., Budhrani, K., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2019). Award-winning faculty online teaching practices: Elements of award-winning courses. Online Learning, 23(4), 160–180.

Sommer, M., Ritzhaupt, A. D., Muller, K. E., & Glueck, D. H. (2019). Transformation of a face-to-face workshop into a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): A design and development case. Journal of Formative Design in Learning, 3(2), 97–110.

Luo, W., Wei, H. R., Ritzhaupt, A. D., Manley, A. C. & Gardner-McCune, C. (2019). Using the S-STEM survey in a middle school robotics learning environment: Evaluating validity evidence in a different context. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 28(4), 429–443.

Xu, Z., Ritzhaupt, A. D., Tian, F., & Umapathy, K. (2019). Block-based versus text-based programming environments on student learning outcomes: A meta-analysis study. Computer Science Education, 29(2–3), 177–204.

Cheng, L., Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Antonenko, P. (2019). Effects of the flipped classroom instructional strategy on students’ learning outcomes: A meta-analysis. Educational Technology Research and Development, 67(4), 793–824.

Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2019). Measuring learner satisfaction in self-paced e-learning environments: Validation of the e-Learner Satisfaction Scale (eLSS). International Journal of E-Learning, 18(3), 279–299.

Martin, F., Ritzhaupt, A. D., Kumar, S., & Budhrani, K. (2019). Award-winning faculty online teaching practices: Course design, assessment and evaluation, and facilitation. Internet and Higher Education, 42, 34–43.

Martin, F., Kumar, S., Budhrani, K., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2019). Award-winning online faculty teaching practices: Roles and competencies. Online Learning, 23(1), 184–205.

Baisley-Nodine, E., Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Antonenko, P. (2018). Exploring social presence within an online course using Twitter. E-Learning and Digital Media, 15(5), 235–253.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Pastore, R., Wang, J., & Davis, R. O. (2018). Effects of organizational pictures and modality as a feedback strategy on learner comprehension and satisfaction. Educational Technology Research and Development, 66(5), 1069–1086.

Wang, J., Dawson, K., Saunders, K., Ritzhaupt, A. D., Antonenko, P., Lombardino, L., Beal, C., Keil, A., Dogan, N., Luo, W., Cheng, L., & Davis, R. (2018). Investigating the effects of modality and multimedia on the learning performance of college students with Dyslexia. Journal of Special Education and Technology, 33(3), 182–193.

Sommer, M. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2018). Impact of the Flipped Classroom on learner achievement and satisfaction in an undergraduate technology literacy course. Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 17, 159–182.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Martin, F., Pastore, R., & Kang, Y. (2018). Development and validation of the Educational Technologist Competencies Survey (ETCS): Knowledge, skills, and abilities. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 30(1), 3–33.

Valle, N., Brishke, J., Ritzhaupt, A. D., Evans, C., Nelson, D., & Shenkman, E. (2018).  Using instructional design to support community engagement in clinical and translational research: A design and development case. Journal of Formative Design in Learning, 2(1), 20–35.

Adnan, N. H. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2018). Software engineering design principles applied to instructional design: What can we learn from our sister discipline? TechTrends, 62(1), 77–94.

Lee, B., Thompson, G. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2017). Migrating Learning Management Systems: A case of a large public university. Administrative Issues Journal: Connecting Education, Practice, and Research 7(2), 57–69.

Liu, F., Ritzhaupt, A. D., Dawson, K., & Barron, A. E. (2017). Explaining technology integration in K-12 classrooms: A multilevel path analysis model. Educational Technology Research and Development, 65(4), 795–813.

Umapathy, K. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2017). A meta-analysis of pair-programming in computer programming courses: Implications for educational practice. ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 17(4), 1–13.

Kumar, S. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2017). What do instructional designers in higher education really do? International Journal of E-Learning, 16(4), 371–393.

Pappamihiel, E., Ousley, D. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2017). The impact of digital stories on preservice teacher beliefs about English language learners. Teaching and Teacher Education, 67, 171–178.

Hohlfeld, T. N., Ritzhaupt, A. D., Dawson, K. & Wilson, M. (2017). An examination of seven years of technology integration in Florida schools: Through the lens of the Levels of Digital Divide in Schools. Computers & Education, 113, 135–161.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Huggins, A. C., Dawson, K., Dogan, S., & Dogan, N. (2017). Validation and appropriate uses of the revised Technology Uses and Perceptions Survey (TUPS). Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 49(1-2), 73–87.

Kleinheksel, A. J. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2017). Measuring the adoption and integration of virtual patient simulations in nursing education: An exploratory factor analysis. Computers & Education, 108, 11–29.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Poling, N., Frey, C., Kang, Y. & Johnson, M. (2016). A phenomenological study of games, simulations, and virtual environments courses: What are we teaching and how? International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 8(3), 59–73.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Huggins, A. C., Madley, S., Ruggles, K. & Wilson, M. (2016). Validation of the Survey of Preservice Teachers’ Knowledge of Teaching and Technology: A multi-institutional sample. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 32(1), 26–37.

Ritzhaupt, A. D. & Kumar, S. (2015). Knowledge and skills needed by instructional designers in higher education. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 28(3), 51–69.

Pringle, R., Dawson, K., & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2015). Integrating science and technology: Using TPCK as a framework to study the practices of science teachers involved in a year-long integration initiative. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 24(4), 648–662.

Justice, L. J. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2015). Identifying the barriers to games and simulations in education: Creating a valid and reliable survey instrument. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 44(1), 86–125.

Ritzhaupt, A. D. & Kang, Y. (2015).  Are we ready for bachelor’s degrees in educational technology?: Perceptions from the field and a proposal. Educational Technology, 55(3), 14–22.

Kang, Y. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2015). A job announcement analysis of educational technology professional positions: Knowledge, skills, and abilities. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 43(3), 231–256.

Baralt, A. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2015). A review of Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 7(1), 74–78.

Ritzhaupt, A. D. & Kealy W. A. (2015). On the utility of pictorial feedback in computer-based learning environments. Computers in Human Behavior, 48, 525–534.

Pastore, R. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2015). Using time-compression to make multimedia learning more efficient: Current research and practice. TechTrends, 59(2), 66–74.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Pastore, R. & Davis, R. (2015). Effects of captions and time-compressed video on learner performance and satisfaction. Computers in Human Behavior, 45, 222–227.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Poling, N., Frey, C. & Johnson, M. (2014). A synthesis on digital games in education: What the research literature says from 2000 to 2010. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 25(2), 261–280.

Huggins, A. C., Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Dawson, K. (2014). Measuring information and communication technology literacy using a performance assessment: Validation of the Student Tool for Technology Literacy (ST2L). Computers & Education, 77, 1–12.

Kumar, S. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2014). Adapting the Community of Inquiry survey for an online graduate program: Implications for online programs. E-Learning and Digital Media, 11(1), 59–71.

Ritzhaupt, A. D. & Martin, F. (2014). Development and validation of the educational technologist multimedia competencies survey. Educational Technology Research and Development, 62(1), 13–33.

Kersaint, G., Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Liu, F. (2014). Technology to enhance mathematics and science instruction: Changes in the perceptions of teachers after participating in a yearlong professional development program. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 33(1), 73–101.

Dawson, K., Ritzhaupt, A. D., Liu, F., Rodriguez, P., & Frey, C. (2013). Using TPCK as a lens to study the practices of math and science teachers involved in a year-long technology integration initiative. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 32(4), 395–422.

Liu, F., Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Cavanaugh, C. (2013). Leaders of school technology innovation: A confirmatory factor analysis of the Change Facilitator Style Questionnaire (CFSQ). Journal of Educational Administration, 51(5), 576–593.

Hohlfeld, T., Ritzhaupt, A. D. & Barron, A. E. (2013). Are gender differences in perceived and demonstrated technology literacy significant?  It depends on the model. Educational Technology Research and Development, 61(4), 639–663.

Ritzhaupt, A. D., Liu, F., Dawson, K., & Barron, A. E. (2013). Differences in student information and communication technology literacy based on socio-economic status, ethnicity, and gender: Evidence of a digital divide in Florida schools. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 45(4), 291–307.

Ritzhaupt, A. D. & Kumar, S. (Eds.).  (2013). Cases on Educational Technology Implementation for Facilitating Learning. Hershey, PA: IGI.

Gill, T. G. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2013). Systematically evaluating the effectiveness of an information systems capstone course: Implications for practice. Journal of Information Technology Education, 12, 69–94.

Selected Links

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