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Christopher Devers

  • Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
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Research interests

critical pedagogysociocultural theoryscholarship of teaching and learningtechnologycognition and learning

About

Christopher Devers received a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a MS in educational administration and a BS in engineering and technology education from Purdue University. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Education and the Director of Research for the Center for Learning and Innovation at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). Prior to joining IWU, Dr. Devers was a professor at the University of San Diego, where he taught graduate courses on learning, cognition, and technology. Broadly, Professor Devers’ research focuses on how and when technology promotes learning. Past research on the integration of technology has focused on the simple question of whether or not a particular technology increases learning. Instead of asking whether or not it works, Dr. Devers’ research asks “how and when does it work?” Specifically, his research explores the optimal components that impact learning and matching those to the right situations. Overall, the broader questions regarding how and when technology is effective are applied to Professor Devers’ lines of research -- online education, online video learning, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Currently, his research focuses on using self-explanation to improve online video learning. To learn more about his research, courses, and students visit: http://www.edprofessor.com

Co-authors (7)

Publications (5)

  • (2014 November) Elementary education majors' preparation for teaching music in the K-6 setting.

    • Townsend R
    • Devers C
    • Lessly C
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  • Developing MOOCs to narrow the college readiness gap: Challenges and recommendations for a writing course. (accepted)

    • Bandi-Rao S
    • Devers C
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  • Perceptual learning in early mathematics: Interacting with problem structure improves solving, mapping, and fluency. (under review)

    • Son, J., Thai K
    • Devers C
    • Hoffman J
    • et al.
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  • Teachers' perceptions: Technology integration in K-12 environment.

    • Kline T
    • Devers C
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  • The wheel of discussion: A new approach to cold-calling (under review)

    • Devers E
    • Devers C
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Professional experience

Associate Professor

Indiana Wesleyan University

September 2014 - Present

Director of Research

Indiana Wesleyan University

June 2011 - Present

Assistant Professor

Indiana Wesleyan University

June 2011 - September 2014(3 years)

Assistant Professor

University of San Diego

September 2009 - June 2011(2 years)

Research Consultant

Hamline University

January 2009 - June 2009(5 months)

Research Assistant

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

February 2005 - June 2009(4 years)

Teaching Assistant

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

February 2005 - June 2007(2 years)

Coordinator of Instructional Services

Purdue University

February 2003 - February 2005(2 years)

Teaching Assistant

Purdue University

July 2000 - September 2003(3 years)

Education history

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

February 2005 - June 2009(4 years)

M.S. Educational Administration

Purdue University

September 2000 - September 2003(3 years)

B.S. Engineering and Technology Education

Purdue University

September 1996 - June 2000(4 years)