Valarie Cervantes is a graduate student working towards her Master of Education degree with an emphasis in Instructional Technology at Iowa State University. She has recently contributed to Foundations of Game-Based Learning (2019). She obtained her BS in Elementary Education from Iowa State University in 2015. Valarie is in her fourth year of teaching 5th Grade at a private school in Seattle, WA. She is also the Volleyball Coordinator at St. Louise Parish School, coach’s girls volleyball, runs a middle school debate club, and tutors regularly. She has contributed two chapters to the Open Education section of this book.
Anna is currently seeking a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instructional Technology at Iowa State University. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with an emphasis in secondary education from LeTourneau University in May 2005. Anna is in her ninth year of teaching high school mathematics at a school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and her eleventh year doing freelance work for educational publishing. She also moderates high school and elementary math clubs. She has contributed two chapters to the section on Effective Feedback in this book.
Jennifer is a graduate student currently pursuing her degree in Curriculum and Instruction with Technology at Iowa State University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2001 at the University of Northern Iowa and completed her reading endorsement at Grandview University in 2012. Jennifer has been teaching in the Des Moines Diocese for 7 years. She has been trained in several STEM curriculum resources and helps coordinate and build community support for STEM teaching and learning in her school. Jennifer is a Girl Scout troop leader and very active with her faith community. She contributed two chapters to the Online Learning Communities section of this book.
Tillie Bell Good
Tillie is a working professional completing the Instructional Design Certificate program. She has received a master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education from Grand Valley State University and a bachelor degree in political science from Iowa State University. Tillie is in her fifth year of work with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development. She has contributed two chapters to the section on Online Discussions.
At time of publication, Katie is a third-year doctoral student working towards her Ph.D. in gerontology with an emphasis in educational technology (anticipated graduate date, Spring 2021). She is completing her certificate in Instructional Design. She obtained her master’s degree in journalism and mass communication with an emphasis in gerontology from Iowa State University. Her research is focused on what motivates older adults to engage with Facebook. From there, she designs instruction for social media engagement that engages motivations for the older adult user with the hope to lower levels of loneliness. She contributed to two chapters on Evaluating Online Education in this book.
Lauren is a graduate student working towards her Master of Education degree with an emphasis in Instructional Technology at Iowa State University. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at Iowa State University in 2013. Lauren is in her seventh year of teaching and teaches an elementary STEM camp in the summer. She has contributed to two chapters on K–12 Online Learning in this book.
Olivia Romero Campa
Olivia Romero Campa is a graduate student working towards her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instructional Technology at Iowa State University. She received her bachelor degree in Elementary Education with and ESL endorsement from Iowa State University in 2014. Olivia is in her sixth year teaching at a dual-language elementary school in Marshalltown, Iowa. She has contributed two chapter for the Engaging Online Learners section in this book.
Vanessa is a graduate student in the Master’s of Education—Curriculum and Instructional Technology Cohort, which is slated for completion in the Spring of 2021. She earned her B.S. in General Biology with a Minor in Coaching at Northwest Missouri State in 2009 and completed the Teacher Academy Project at the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2012. Vanessa is currently in her eighth year of teaching Anatomy/Physiology and Biology at Elkhorn South High School in Elkhorn, Nebraska where she has lead the Marching Blue and Gold Visual Staff, volunteered as a Freshman Girls Basketball Coach, and served as Science Department Data Coach. She has contributed to two chapters on Assessing Online Learning in this book.
Anne is a Masters of Education candidate specializing in Curriculum and Instructional Technology, with a graduation date of May 2021. She is in her 7th year of teaching Spanish in Michigan, most recently at Armada High School in Armada, MI. Anne received her B.S. in Elementary Education with a Spanish endorsement from Iowa State University in 2010, and spent the next year living in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico working with communities from both Mexico and the United States as the Mission Education Coordinator for the Frontera de Cristo bi-national ministry. Anne contributed two chapters on Emotions in Online Education to this publication.
Elizabeth is a current graduate school student at Iowa State University seeking her masters degree in Curriculum and Instructional Technology. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2011 from Northeastern Illinois University with an endorsement in middle school and social studies. Elizabeth has been teaching for seven years, the last four as a 5th grade teacher in Ankeny, Iowa. She contributed two chapters about accessibility in online education for this book.
Mary is currently a graduate school student at Iowa State University pursuing her master’s degree in Agriculture Education. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science at Oregon State University in 2018. She contributed to two chapters on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in this book.