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Primary Emphasis Area: Educational Technology
Short Bio
Graduate teaching in educational technology and distance learning: Texas A&M University (1993-present)
Currently teach all courses as Web-based; formerly taught all courses as combination of interactive videoconference and computer conference

English as a Second Language: Istanbul, Turkey (1972-1974)

Elementary school teaching: Littleton, Colorado; Oakland and Novato, California; Istanbul,Turkey; Nicosia, Cyprus (1964-1979)

Instructional designer, faculty developer, University of Wyoming (1991-1993)

Coordinator, course developer, Kansas State University (1989-1991).

Consultant, founded & directed International Cooperative Education in Turkey: Seattle (1982-1987)

Wrote multicultural teaching unit, Global Studies Teacher Training Project, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA (1982)
Research Interests
Collaborative Learning in Distance Education
Design of Online Instruction for Constructivist Learning Environments
Impact of Culture on Online Learners
Online Learning
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Rivera, L. & Murphy, K. L. (In press). Impact of the dominant culture on cultural conceptions of computers of selected Hispanics. In R. Muffoletto & J. Horton (Eds.), Multicultural education and technology. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton. (In Press)

2. Smith, P.J., Murphy, K.L. & Mahoney, S.E. (in press). Towards identifying factors underlying readiness fro online learning: an exploratory study. Distance Education. (In Press)

3. *Chen, C. Y., Pedersen, S. & Murphy, K. (2010). Perceived information overload in asynchronous computer-mediated communication. Educational Technology and Society. *

4. Murphy, K.L., Gazi, Y., & Cifuentes, L. (2006). Intercultural collabrative project-based learning in online environments. (pp. 50-63). In B. H. Khan (Ed.), Flexible Learning. Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing.

5. Murphy, K.L., Cifuentes, L., & Shin, Y.C. (2004). Online collaborative documents for research and coursework. TechTrends, 48(3), 40-44. *

6. Murphy, K. L., & Gazi, Y. (2003). Collaboration and community through simulation/role-play. In S. Naidu (Ed.), Learning and teaching with technology: Principles and practices (pp. 177-190). London and Sterling, VA: Kogan Page. * *

7. Murphy, K.L., Cifuentes, L., & Shih, Y.C. (2003). Online collaborative documents for research and coursework. TechTrends.

8. Smith, P. J., Murphy, K. L., & Mahoney, S. E. (2003). Towards identifying factors underlying readiness for online learning: An exploratory study. Distance Education, 24(1), 57-67. *

9. Cifuentes, L., & Murphy, K. L. (2001). Promoting world citizenship: Cultural connections via telecommunications. In R. Nata (Ed.), Progress in education. (pp. 101-131). Huntington. NY: Nova Science.

10. Murphy, K. L., & Gazi, Y. (2001). Role plays, panel discussions, and simulations: Project-based learning in a Web-based course. Special issue on "Online Learning Design," Educational Media International, 38(4), 261-270. *

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Sailaja Kodali (Spring, 1998), Ph.D.
Sue Ellen Mahoney (Spring, 2002), Ph.D.
Shannon Fite (Spring, 2003), Ph.D.
Chun-Ying Chen* (Fall, 2003), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member ( - ). Distance Education

Editorial Board Member ( - ). Distance Education Report

Editorial Board Member ( - ). International Journal of Educational Telecommunications

Editorial Board Member ( - ). Quarterly Review of Distance Education


(2001). Outstanding Faculty Mentoring Award.  college level

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