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Richard West

  • PhD
  • Associate Professor
  • Brigham Young University
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Collaborative Creativity/Innovation technology integration distance education

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About

I am an associate 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. My publications are available at https://byu.academia.edu/RichardWest, and my CV is at http://cvmkr.com/WCP5.

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

Publications

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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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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The Internet and Higher Education, 2001-2010

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

Educational Technology (2013)

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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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British Journal of Educational Technology, 2001-2010

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

Educational Technology (2012)

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Professional experience

Associate Professor

Brigham Young University

May 2015 - Present

Education history

Augusta University and University of Georgia Medical Partnership

PhD - Educational Psychology & Instructional Technology

Present