About Me – Amy Peterson

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EDUCATION

Michigan State University
Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology and Educational Technology
expected 2017

Michigan State University
Master of Arts, Education

Loyola University
Master of Arts, Public History

Illinois Wesleyan University
Bachelor of Arts, History
Minor, Spanish

PUBLICATIONS

Peterson, A. T., & Roseth, C. J. (2016). Effects of four CSCL strategies for enhancing online discussion forums: Social interdependence, summarizing, scripts, and synchronicity. International Journal of Educational Research, 76, 147-161. doi:10.1016/j.ijer.2015.04.009

PRESENTATIONS

Peterson, A. T., Bell, J. E., Cain, W., & Cheng, C. (April 2016). Social Presence in Synchronous Hybrid Settings. Paper accepted for presentation at the AERA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Cheng, C., Cain, W., Bell, J. E., & Peterson, A.T. (April 2016). Media of Interaction and Transactional Distance in Synchronous Hybrid Learning Environments. Paper accepted for presentation at the AERA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Cain, W., Peterson, A.T., Cheng, C., Bell, J. E., Russo, T. & Li, C. (March 2016). Robotic Telepresence and Other Issues of Embodiment and Psychological Space in Synchronous Hybrid Learning. Symposium accepted for presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA.

Peterson, A. T., Cheng, C., & Bell, J. E. (October 2015). Bridging the divide: Using robots to enhance interaction in synchronous hybrid courses. Paper accepted for presentation at the Online Learning Consortium International Conference, Orlando, FL.

Peterson, A. T., & Roseth, C. J. (April 2015). Scripting and synchronicity in online discussions. Paper accepted for presentation at the AERA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Bedell, K., Peterson, A. T., & Roseth, C. J. (March 2015). Effects of computer-mediated communication and synchronicity in a hybrid course. Full paper accepted for presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Cain, W., Bell, J. E., Cheng, C., Sawaya, S., Peterson, A. T., Arnold, B., Good, J., Irvine, V., McCue, R., & Little, T. (March 2015). Synchronous Hybrid Learning Environments: Perspectives on Learning, Instruction, and Technology in Unique Educational Contexts. Symposium accepted for presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Peterson, A.T., & Roseth, C. J. (March 2015). Online Discussion Forums: The Effects of Synchronicity and Scripting. Brief paper accepted for presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

Spagnola-Doyle, C., Epp, B., Cubas, R., Janzow, P., Morris, J., Peterson, A.T. (2014, April). Badge of courage: Moving toward a competency-based, adaptive, badging model. Presented at Pearson Cite 2014, Fort Worth, TX.

Kozak, B., Peterson, A.T., Podgor, E.S., and Schwartz, M.H. (2013, January). Best practices in online LL.M. programs. Presented at 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, New Orleans, LA.

Peterson, A. T., Lawlor, M. (2011, October). Engaging students with learning communities. Presented at the Embanet+Compass Academic Partner Summit, Orlando, Fl.

Peterson, A.T., Creason, E. (2011, May). Beyond the blog: practical implications of technology in online courses. Presented at the USDLA National Conference, St. Louis, MO

Peterson, A.T. (2010, October). Innovative Technologies in eLearning. Presented at the Fifth Annual Continuing Education and Contract Training Conference, Gatineau, Quebec.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Pearson North America, Elk Grove Village, IL
Vice President, Course Design, Development, and Academic Research (2014-present)
As part of the Higher Education Services team, the Course Design, Development and Academic Research group creates and supports custom solutions at the course, program, and institution level. I oversee teams of instructional designers, media developers, web content developers project managers, LMS experts, web developers, and faculty trainers.

Pearson Embanet, Elk Grove Village, IL
Senior Vice President, Online Learning and Course Development (2013)
Senior Vice President, Course and Student Services (2012)
Senior Vice President, Academic Partnerships and Course Development (2011-2012)
Vice President, Education Services (2008-2011)
Pearson Embanet partners with top tier, non-profit institutions for the development and expansion of more than 100 online degree programs. The company’s Academic Partners include the University of Southern California, George Washington University, Boston University, Northeastern University, Ohio University, and the University of Florida. I led a team of more than 75 instructional designers, media developers, project managers, and faculty trainers that designs, develops and supports custom online courses for Academic Partners. I collaborated with Academic Partners to develop programmatic course design and student retention solutions.

Career Education Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL
Vice President, Education Technology (2008)
Vice President, Education Services (2005-2007)
Director, Education Services (2004-2005)
Director, Course Development (2002-2004)
Development Faculty (2000-2002)

Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL
Instructor and Academic Advisor (1997-2000)

Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL
Collections Manager (1997)
Assistant Curator, Costume Department (1995-1997)
Intern, Decorative and Industrial Arts Department (1992-1995)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

American Psychology Association Division 15: Educational Psychology

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education

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