Richard West PhD

Assistant Professor

Brigham Young University

Location
Provo, Utah, United States
Discipline
Education
Interests
Collaborative Creativity/Innovation, technology integration, distance education
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I am an assistant professor at Brigham Young University in the Instructional Psychology and Technology department. My main research interests are in (1) evaluating and designing instructional environments that foster collaborative creativity and (2) online learning communities. I have also published widely on K-16 technology integration and the technological training of preservice teachers.

Here are a few additional projects I have been involved in:
- I developed a framework, called Communities of Innovation, to describe those communities that foster innovation, rather than practice. This framework was described in a 2009 paper in ETR&D that won the 2010 AECT Outstanding Journal Article Award.

- In collaboration with Brad Marianno, we have developed and validated an instrument for assessing dynamic expertise, a critical skill for group creativity. A paper sharing the instrument and validation data is under review.

- In collaboration with Peter Rich, I developed a framework for evaluating the quality of educational scholarship (Rigor, Impact, and Prestige). I use these frameworks to inform much of my work. This framework is described in a 2012 paper in Innovative Higher Education and a 2012 paper in Educational Technology.

- I am a co-developer, with Dan Randall and Buck Harrison, of the IPT Ed TEC open badges and Instructional Technology for Teachers MOOC. See http://iptedtec.org
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Publications

  • Teaching, doing, and sharing project management in a Studio Environment: The development of an instructional design open-source project management textbook

    Randall D, Johnson J, West R, Wiley D

    Educational Technology (2013)

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  • Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 2001-2010

    Juncker J, Calvert I, Clements G, Kim J, West R

    Educational Technology (2013)

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  • Learning to design collaboratively: Participation of student designers in a Community of Innovation

    West R, Hannafin M

    Instructional Science (2011)

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  • The Internet and Higher Education, 2001-2010

    Drysdale J, Terekhova-nan V, Woodfield W, West R

    Educational Technology (2013)

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  • New technologies, new approaches to evaluating academic productivity

    Rich P, West R

    Educational Technology (2012)

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  • Performance Improvement Quarterly, 2001-2010

    Mayer A, Francis J, Harrison J, West R

    Educational Technology (2012)

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  • PIDT: The "unconference" for discussion of ideas and professional networking

    West R

    Educational Technology (2012)

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  • Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2001-2010

    Billings C, Nielsen P, West R

    Educational Technology (2012)

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  • Educational Technology Research and Development, 2001-2010

    Zaugg H, Small T, West R

    Educational Technology (2011)

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  • British Journal of Educational Technology, 2001-2010

    Mott S, Ward C, Miller B, Price J, West R

    Educational Technology (2012)

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  • The American Journal of Distance Education, 2001-2010

    Halverson L, Bostwick J, Cates S, West R

    Educational Technology (2011)

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  • Teaching innovation in high school technology classes

    Wright G, Skaggs P, West R

    The Technology and Engineering Educator (2012)

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  • Mendeley: Creating communities of scholarly inquiry through research collaboration

    Zaugg H, West R, Tateishi I, Randall D

    TechTrends (2011)

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  • Review of Communities of Networked Expertise: Professional and Educational Perspectives

    West R

    Educational Technology Research & Development (2007)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • The cognitive demands of student-centered, web-based multimedia: Current and emerging perspectives

    Hannafin M, West R, Shepherd C

    Cognitive effects of multimedia learning (2009)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Improving Online Civility

    West R

    McKay Today (2010)

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  • Beyond transcription: Technology, change, and refinement of method

    Markle D, West R, Rich P

    Forum: Qualitative Social Research (2011)

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  • Insights from research on distance education learners, learning, and learner support

    Moore M, West R

    American Journal of Distance Education (2011)

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  • Improving online social presence through asynchronous video

    Borup J, West R, Graham C

    The Internet and Higher Education (2012)

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  • Rigor, Impact and Prestige: A Proposed Framework for Evaluating Scholarly Publications

    West R, Rich P

    Innovative Higher Education (2012)

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  • The influence of asynchronous video communication on learner social presence

    Borup J, West R, Graham C

    Distance Education (2013)

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  • Reflections from the first year of a successful AECT Conference mentoring program

    West R, York C, Pastore R, Xu M

    TechTrends (2009)

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  • A Summary of Section II, Insights From Research on Distance Education Learners, Learning, and Learner Support

    West R

    Distances et savoirs (2009)

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  • Innovation 101: Promoting undergraduate innovation through a two-day boot camp

    West R, Tateishi I, Wright G, Fonoimoana M

    Creativity Research Journal (2012)

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  • A student's guide to strengthening an online learning community

    West R

    Techtrends (2010)

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  • Reflections from the Introduction of Blogs and RSS Feeds Into a Preservice Instructional Technology Course

    West R, Wright G, Gabbitas B, Graham C

    Techtrends (2006)

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  • A Brief History of the AECT Internship Program ‘ Preflections ’ from the Class of 2008 AECT Conference Interns

    West R, Lee J, Pastore R, Xu M, York C

    Techtrends (2009)

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  • Benefits and challenges of using live modeling to help preservice teachers transfer technology integration principles

    West R, Graham C

    Journal of Computing in Teacher Education (2007)

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  • Shift to the Future: Rethinking Learning with New Technologies in Education

    West R

    Teachers College Record (2007)

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  • ECT and AECT: Opening Doors For Student Development

    West R

    TechTrends (2009)

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  • Supporting induction teachers' development using performance-based video evidence

    West R, Rich P, Shepherd C, Recesso A, Hannafin M

    Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (2009)

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  • What is shared? A framework for studying communities of innovation

    West R

    Educational Technology Research & Development (2009)

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  • The Cognitive Demands of Student-centered, Web-based Multimedia: Current and Emerging Perspectives

    Hannafin M, West R, Shepherd C

    Cognitive effects of multimedia learning (2009)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Extending the conference through Blogtracks: Reflections from the first year of a new presentation format

    West R, Barbour M

    TechTrends (2007)

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  • Understanding the experiences of instructors as they adopt a course management system

    West R, Waddoups G, Graham C

    Educational Technology Research and Development (2007)

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  • Five powerful ways technology can enhance teaching and learning in higher education

    West R, Graham C

    Educational Technology (2005)

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  • Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2001-2010

    Cottle K, Juncker J, Aitken M, West R

    Educational Technology (2012)

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  • Distance Education, 2000-2010

    Oviatt D, Burdis J, West R

    Educational Technology (2012)

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  • The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2001-2010

    Randall D, Bishop M, Alexander J, West R

    Educational Technology (2011)

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  • Redesigning the teacher education technology course to emphasize integration

    Graham C, Culatta R, Pratt M, West R

    Computers in the Schools (2004)

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  • Cognitive Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Distance Learning Environments

    Hannafin M, Hill J, Song L, West R

    Handbook of Distance Education (2007)

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  • Social Learning Theory and Web-Based Learning Environments: A Review of Research and Discussion of Implications

    Hill J, Song L, West R

    American Journal of Distance Education (2009)

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  • Evaluating the impact on users from implementing a course management system

    West R, Waddoups G, Kennedy M, Graham C

    International Journal of Technology and Distance Learning (2007)

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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

Brigham Young University

May 2009 - Present

Education history

The University of Georgia

PhD - Educational Psychology & Instructional Technology

Present