Bradford Wheeler

Scholar Practitioner | Combining research and praxis for faculty development & education technology

About

I'M A SCHOLAR PRACTITIONER HELPING TO IMPROVE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION BY USING ACTION RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES.

At Boston University's Center for Teaching & Learning, I lead the production of individualized consultations, presentations, workshops, seminars, and institutes designed to promote reflection and experimentation in teaching, including the use of educational technologies.

At Boston University's Sargent College, I provide direct student instruction and mentor doctoral students in the Online Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program. I present foundations of educational theory for occupational therapists and healthcare professionals to apply in their clinical practice.

I also consult with administrators and faculty at other higher education institutions across the country in order to develop customized solutions that address their pedagogical challenges.

Active Learning Classrooms

My primary research focus is on active learning classrooms. I am currently working to build that learning space focus at BU, and I regularly consult with other universities on their classroom redesigns.

Read my Ph.D dissertation, Adopting Active Learning Classroom (ALC) Technology and Overcoming Barriers: A Faculty Development Intervention Model for Technology-Enhanced Learning Spaces, and check out my dissertation defense in virtual reality 360° to the right.

Active learning video library

Explore instructional videos for faculty transitioning to student-centered technology rich classroom and my dissertation defense in virtual reality 360°.

Teaching

Adjunct Instructor | Sargent College, Boston University

Online Post-Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy program.

I support teach healthcare professionals, specifically occupational therapists to incorporate educational practices to improve patient care. Additionally I advise doctoral students on their doctoral projects with a focus on research methods, academic writing, and mentoring to improve their scholarship and praxis.

Courses Taught:

  • SAR HP720: Educational Theory & Practice
  • SAR OT930: Doctoral Project

First-Year Experience Instructor | Boston University

I instruct first-year students on acclimation to Boston University academics and student life.

What I Value

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Collaboration

I value connecting with various departments to improve teaching and learning priorities on campus. Therefore, I often ask, “who is at the table right now and who else needs to be here?”
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Technology-Enhanced Learning

Education technology can greatly improve student learning opportunities. However, if improperly used, it magnifies poor pedagogy. Thus, I encourage instructors to articulate their teaching goals prior to selecting a technology tool.
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Scholarship

In the age of evidence-based teaching practices, I encourage faculty members to study their teaching methodologically through SoTL practices and principles. It builds formative assessment strengths for the instructors while providing insights into the larger community of teaching and learning.

Publications & Presentations

I'M AN EXPERIENCED WRITER, SPEAKER AND PRESENTER. BELOW IS A LIST OF SOME OF MY PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS.

 PUBLICATIONS

Sullivan, F. S. , Turner, N. C. , Adrion R. , Hart, D. , Xavier, J. , Wheeler, B. , Lee, S. Cross-referencing to co-construct knowledge about global heat transfer in an online learning environment: learning with multiple visualizations. In D. F. Treagust, R. Duit, & H. E. Fischer (eds. ). Multiple representations in physics education. New York: Springer (in press).

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Wheeler, B., Dellarocas, C. Simply Irresistible: The Power of Peer-Led Faculty Development: Adobe Creative Campus 2019, June 18; College Park, MD.

Co-Presenter: Bridging Boundaries: Linking General Education and Satellite Campuses: Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network 2018, November 17; Portland, OR

Co-Presenter: Teaching with Technology: Tools in a Toolkit: Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network 2018, November 16; Portland, OR

Co-Presenter: Learning Re-reconsidered: Leveraging the Research Literature to Optimize Student Learning: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region 1, 2018, November 13; Providence, RI

Co-Presenter: Building A Social Media Presence for Centers and Educational Developers: Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network 2016, November 10; Louisville, KY.

Co-Presenter: Meaningful Conversations about EdTech: Transforming Student Learning: Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network 2016, November 10; Louisville, KY.

Wheeler, B., Faculty Development through Action Research. [Accepted]: New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC) 2016, November 18; Worcester, MA.

Wheeler, B., Adopting Classroom Technology: A Faculty Development Program. Poster presented at: New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC) 2016, May 24; Somerville, MA.

Wheeler, B., Shih, M. , & Weaver, GC. Faculty Adoption of Technologies in Team-Based Learning Classrooms. Poster session presented at: New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC) 2015, May 29; Fairfield, CT.

Wheeler, B. Instructional Design and Information Literacy. Poster Presentation at: UMass College of Education’s Annual Symposium for Research and Innovation 2013, April 18; Amherst, MA.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATIONS

Gross, D., Wheeler, B. (2016). Teaching with Technology. Presentation for Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) Network at UMass Amherst.

Wheeler, B. (2016). Team-Based Learning (TBL) Classrooms: Catalyzing Student-Centered Teaching and Learning (SCTL). Presentation at UMass Amherst College of Engineering student development workshop series

Caffery G., Wheeler, B., & Caulkins, J. (2015). Active Learning at University of Rhode Island. Presented at University of Rhode Island’s Active Learning Classroom fellowship meeting.

Wheeler, B. (2015). What’s Your Learning Style? Presentation at UMass Amherst College of Engineering student development workshop series.

Wheeler, B. (2015). Team-Based Learning: A Teaching Assistant Perspective. Presentation at UMass Amherst Office of Professional Development.

Shih, M., Wheeler, B. (2015). TEAL Classrooms: From UMA to UMB. Presentation at UMass Boston’s Technology-Enhanced Active Learning fellowship meeting.

Wheeler, B. (2014). Team-Based Learning: Principles and Practices. Presentation at UMass Amherst Office of Professional Development.

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