Keynote Address

Effective Teaching and Learning: Elements That Make a difference

Chuck will present the results of a twenty-year research initiative aimed at improving teaching and learning by evaluating the potential of predictive analytics, the student voice, adaptive learning, the scholarship of teaching and course modality. He will discuss how the notion of “class” has evolved and how students frame their learning environment. He will demonstrate the development of a student facing analytics protocol and comment on the effectiveness of that approach. In addition, Chuck will use the Anna Karenina principle to define what students view as excellent teaching and the elements that they deem necessary for an effective class. He will introduce the concept of scarcity–its modulating impact on analytics–and demonstrate the potential of adaptive analytics for identifying students who would benefit from intervention. Finally, Chuck will argue that the scholarship of teaching and learning is the matrix that contextualizes how we understand the learning process.


Chuck DziubanABOUT CHUCK. Charles Dziuban is Director of the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where has been a faculty member since 1970 teaching research design and statistics. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Since 1996, he has directed the impact evaluation of UCF’s distributed learning initiative examining student and faculty outcomes as well as gauging the impact of online, blended and lecture capture courses on the university. Chuck has published in numerous journals including Multivariate Behavioral Research, The Psychological Bulletin, Educational and Psychological Measurement, the American Education Research Journal, the Phi Delta Kappan, the Internet in Higher Education, the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, and the Sloan-C View. His methods for determining psychometric adequacy have been featured in both the SPSS and the SAS packages. He has received funding from several government and industrial agencies including the Ford Foundation, Centers for Disease Control, National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In 2000, Chuck was named UCF’s first ever Pegasus Professor for extraordinary research, teaching, and service and in 2005 received the honor of Professor Emeritus. In 2005, he received the Sloan Consortium award for Most Outstanding Achievement in Online Learning by an Individual. In 2007 he was appointed to the National Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy Policy Council. In 2010, Chuck was named an inaugural Sloan-C Fellow. In 2012 the University of Central Florida initiated the Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching for UCF faculty members in honor of Chuck’s impact on the field of online teaching.

Chuck has co-authored, co-edited, or contributed to numerous books and chapters on blended and online learning including Handbook of Blended Learning Environments, Educating the Net Generation, and Blended Learning: Research Perspectives. He has given invited presentations on how modern technologies impact learning at more than 80 colleges and universities worldwide. His new book Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments: New Pedagogical Frontiers, co-edited with Anthony Picciano, Charles Graham, and Patsy Moskal was released in August 2015.