Flora Dungan Humanities (FDH) 303
Research Expertise: Academic Performance Standards, Databases, Instructional Design/Development, Internet and Education, Technology and Cognition
Kendall Hartley is an associate professor of educational technology. Dr. Hartley conducts research in the area of effective instructional uses of technology. He has published articles related to hypermedia instruction in the Journal of Educational Computing Research, Educational Researcher and the Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia. Before coming to UNLV, Dr. Hartley taught high school science in Bellevue, Nebraska.
Dr. Hartley's recent research activities have centered on K12 classroom teachers use of web based technologies to support teaching and learning. Recent presentations at the AERA Annual Meetings and the Northern Rocky Mountains Educational Research Association Meetings have highlighted the discrepancies between the promise of web based technologies and the realities of K12 classrooms.
Dr. Hartley is also an active proponent of open source technologies that can be used in support of classroom and school goals. His Dokuwiki-based web site courses.web2teach.com has served as a primary course management system since 2006. In collaboration with Conrad OhYoung, Dr. Hartley has guided the implementation of a Drupal installation that supports much of the programmatic and service activities for the UNLV Department of Teaching & Learning. With both sites utilizing a large number of active participants (students, authors, editors, teachers) they are viewed as practical instantiations of what has been termed Web 2.0.