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Faculty / Staff Bios - Laura Zieger

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  • lzieger      Dr. Laura Zieger
    Professor, Department Chair 

    Email: lzieger@njcu.edu 
    Phone: (201) 200-3420
    Research Interests: Online teaching and learning, student-centered instructional approaches and strategies integrating emerging technologies, and social computing applications in education (including game-based approaches

    Website:  www.laurazieger.org   

     

    Education

    Ed.D. Educational Technology Leadership, Pepperdine University
    M.A. English Language and Literature, Montclair State University
    B.A. English Education, Montclair State University
              N.J. Standard English Teaching Credential   

    Biography

    Laura Zieger is Professor and Chairperson of the Educational Technology Department. She was previously the Director of the Curriculum Resource Center at Montclair State University.

    Dr. Zieger is an esteemed judge for the past six years for the Software & Information Industry Association’s CODiE Awards. The CODiE Awards holds the distinction of being the only peer-recognition awards program of its kind in the technology industry, providing a unique opportunity for companies and schools to earn the praise of their peers. Dr. Zieger is the principal judge in the category: Best Postsecondary Education Learning Management Solution, which recognizes the best postsecondary technology solution with content development and knowledge management tools to build undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.

    Dr. Zieger maintains a consistent and focused agenda in publishing in refereed journals and conference proceedings such as The Journal of Interactive Learning Research, The Journal of Interactive Online Learning, Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, and Proceedings of the ED-MEDIA--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. In addition, she has co-authored a textbook-- Teachers as Technology Leaders: A Guide to ISTE Technology Facilitation and Technology Leadership Accreditation.

    At New Jersey City University, Dr. Zieger has served on a wide variety of committees including the Senate Ad Hoc Committee to Develop a Handbook for Doctoral Programs, the Senate Committee on Planning, Budget and Development, the Senate Committee on Instructional Technology, the Senate Student Affairs Committee, the University Faculty Range Change Adjustment Committee, the College of Education Accreditation Committee, the Department Curriculum Committee, the Department Personnel Committee, and several search committees. She has also successfully served as a principal investigative adviser to over 70 IRB-approved Educational Technology Master’s thesis candidates with a wide variety and breadth of research methodologies and thesis topics
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    Selected Presentations

    Software & Information Industry Association 2012 CODiE Awards for Education Companies. Webinar. September 22, 2011.

    Let’s Create a Webquest! New Pathways in Education Capstone Experience. Middlesex County College. June 2, 2011.

    Current Trends in Educational Technology. Chinese Leadership Academy. New Jersey City University . October 27, 2011.

    Gaming Across the Curriculum: How to Engage and Instruct in the 21st Century. NJCU TEAC Faculty Accreditation Meeting, College of Education, New Jersey City University. December 10, 2010.

    Emerging Trends in Educational Technology. In-Service Presentation at Holy Spirit School. Pequannock, NJ. June 21, 2010.

    Inspiring Learning with Digital Storytelling. NJCU New Pathways in Education. Mercer County College. June 8, 2010.

    All Fired Up: Building STEAM: Math, Science, and Technology in Everyday Life. Panel presentation. NJCU grant from the United States Department of Education for "Improving the Pipeline in STEAM (science, technology, agriculture, engineering, and mathematics) Education. New Jersey City University. April 21, 2010.

    Internet Safety Workshop for Parents: An information session for parents to learn about text lingo, cyberbullying and social networking sites. Holy Spirit School. April 14, 2010.

    Internet Safety for Middle School Students: An interactive session for middle school students to learn how to be smart, safe and savvy in the digital world. Holy Spirit School . April 14, 2010.

    Inspiring learning with digital storytelling for the School Library Media Specialist. Students as Global Citizens. New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) Annual Fall Conference. East Brunswick, NJ. November 13, 2009.

    Emerging Trends in Educational Technology (Co-Presented with Chris Shamburg). Palisades Park, NJ Professional Development Workshop. September 3, 2009.

    Let’s Create a Webquest! NPTNJ Capstone Experience. Mercer County College. June 5, 2009.

    Online Discussion-Based Learning: In Search of Community. Full Paper presented at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference. Charleston, SC. March 5, 2009.

    Gaming to Learn: Video Games and Simulations for Educators K-12. New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) Annual Fall Conference. East Brunswick, NJ. November 14, 2008.

    Gaming to Learn: Simulations and 3-D Games in the Classroom. 21 Years of Growing Up Digitally: New Jersey Association for Educational Technology (NJAET). Georgian Court University. October 14, 2008.

    Let’s Create a Webquest! NPTNJ Capstone Experience. Mercer County College. June 6, 2008.

    Modeling Technology Integration for Pre-Service Teachers to Promote Social Learning Environments. Full Paper presented at Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada, March 3-7, 2008.