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John Sweeder
Professor
B.A., La Salle University
M.A., Ed.D., Temple University
Olney 362
215.951.1194
sweeder@lasalle.edu

Personal Statement

I am interested in discovering creative and systematic ways in which classroom teachers can integrate digital video and photography, the Internet, and Multiple Intelligence Theory with subject matter content in order to enhance teaching and learning processes. I am currently serving on the Editorial Review Board of Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education English, an international peer-reviewed publication of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Additionally, I serve as a research paper proposal reviewer for the National Education Computing Conference.

Professional interests/expertise

  • Educational technology
  • Educational psychology
  • English education.

Publications

  • Drowning in the Clear Pool: Cultural Narcissism, Technology, and Character Education (co-authored with Francis Ryan and Maryanne Bednar), New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2002
  • Articles in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, the British Journal of Educational Technology, Contemporary Issues in Technology & Teacher Education, and most recently Computers in the Schools.

Work in Progress

  • At present, I am writing an article for professional publications which describes an innovative model of educational technology that serves as a theoretical framework for educators who are interested in teaching pre-service and in-service teachers, and/or students, how to successfully plan, shoot, edit, and author visually coherent video in digital formats.