Joan E. Hughes

Joan E. Hughes

Associate Professor


Learning Technologies

Email
joanh@austin.utexas.edu

Office & Hours

Office: SZB 244M
Office hours: Tuesdays 2-4 PM Sign up for office hours@ http://tinyurl.com/jehofficehours

Phone
(512) 232-4145

Fax
(512) 471-8460

Web
View Website
Twitter Profile

Latest Blog Posts

Courses of Instruction
UGS 302: The Role of Technology among Youth in Society and Education (Spring semester)
EDC 385g: Teaching and Learning with the Internet (Fall semester)
EDC 384p: Issues and Strategies for Instructional Technology Leaders (Fall semester)
EDC 385g: Technology and School Change (Spring semester)
EDC 385g: Special Seminar on Online Learning in PK-12 Schools (Spring 2009)

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Curriculum & Instruction
1 University Station
Austin, TX 78712-0379
UT Mail Code: D5700

Full Vita
download vita (pdf)

Profile

Dr. Hughes' research and teaching focuses on teacher learning and technology integration in preservice and inservice contexts. Her current work examines content-based approaches to educational technology instruction and inquiry approaches to professional learning. Nested within these strands, she also focuses attention on issues related to technology leadership and the use of video-based hypermedia materials in teacher education. She currently is conducting longitudinal research focused on preservice teacher preparation programs that require laptop computing. She also recently completed several middle school school case studies of content-focused technology integration.

Education

Representative Publications

Russell, G. S.* & Hughes, J.E. (In Press/Pub Date: Spring 2013.) iTeach and iLearn with iPads in secondary English language arts. In C. Miller & A. Doering (Eds.) The new landscape of mobile learning: Re-designing education in an app-based world. New York: Routledge.

Hughes, J. E. & Navarrette, C.* (In Press/Pub Date: Spring 2013.) Classroom technology integration. In McLeod, S. & Hancock, R. (Eds.) What Administrators Need to Know about Technology Leadership. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education.

Hughes, J. E. (2013.) Indicators of future teachers’ technology integration in the PK-12 classroom: Trends from a laptop-infused teacher education program. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 48(4), 493-518.

Mutohar, A.* & Hughes, J.E. (2013.) Web 2.0 integration in a developing country: A case of Indonesia. In N. Azab (Ed.) Cases on Web 2.0 in Developing Countries: Studies on Implementation, Application and Use. IGI Global. Available: http://www.igi-global.com/book/cases-web-developing-countries/68196#table-of-contents

Hughes, J.E., Gonzales, G.*, Wen, Y.* , & Yoon, H.* (2012.) The iron grip of productivity software within teacher preparation. In Polly, D., Mins, C., & Persichitte, K. (Eds.) Creating Technology-Rich Teacher Education Programs: Key Issues (pp. 170-191). IGI Global. Available: http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/titledetails.aspx?titleid=56018

Hughes, J., Bruce, K.*, Guion, J.*, Horton, L.*, & Prescott, A.* (2011.) A framework for action: Intervening to increase adoption of transformative web 2.0 learning resources. Educational Technology, 51(2), 53-61. Special Issue: Transformative Learning and Digital Technologies.

Greenhow, C., Robelia, B., & Hughes, J.E. (2009). Research on Learning and Teaching with Web 2.0: Bridging Conversations. Educational Researcher, 38(4), 280-283.

Greenhow, C., Robelia, B, & Hughes, J. E. (2009). Web 2.0 and Classroom Research: What Path Should We Take Now? Educational Researcher, 38(4), 246-259.

Hughes, J.E. & Narayan, R.* (2009). Collaboration and learning with wikis in post-secondary classrooms. Journal of Interactive Online Learning Research, 8 (1), 63-82. Available: http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/showissue.cfm?volID=8&IssueID=25

Hughes, J. E., Kerr, S.,* & Ooms, A.* (2005). Content-focused technology inquiry groups: Cases of situated teacher learning and technology integration. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 32(4), 367-380.

Hughes, J. E. (2005). The role of teacher knowledge and learning experiences in forming technology-integrated pedagogy. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 13(2), 377-402.

 

* denotes student co-author

Recent Awards

  • Graduate School Diversity Mentoring Fellowship. University of Texas at Austin, $23,000. Recruitment fellowship for entering graduate student including stipend, medical insurance, and tuition for 2010-2011. Mentor: Joan E. Hughes.
  • Graduate School Diversity Mentoring Fellowship. University of Texas at Austin, $23,000. Recruitment fellowship for entering graduate student including stipend, medical insurance, and tuition for 2008-2009. Mentor: Joan E. Hughes.
  • College of Education and Human Development Faculty Summer Research Grants.University of Minnesota, $5,000, Summer, 2006. Project Title: The Next Generation Online Learning Environment: Designing for Community and Collaboration. PI: Joan E. Hughes.
  • University of Minnesota Digital Media Center Faculty Fellowship. (June, 2005 – May, 2006.) $20,000. Project Title: Building Capacity for Subject-specific Technology Integration in K-12 Urban and Rural Classrooms. PI: Joan E. Hughes.
  • Rising Star Award. (September, 2003). For female junior faculty member whose research, teaching, and outreach holds great future promise. Women’s Philanthropic Leadership Circle, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. ($2,000)

Current Research Projects and Grants

Preservice Teacher Preparation:

I study how teacher preparation programs prepare novice teachers to be prepared to integrate digital technologies into Pk-12 teaching and learning contexts primariy in public school settings. I have examined a range of indicators including preservice teachers' digital technology self-efficacy, attitude towards technology integration, degree of directed vs. constructivist teaching philosophy, student and faculty uses of technology in university coursework and in PK-12 fieldwork, and intentions for future use.

Technology Integration in PK-12 Schools:

I descriptively examine how schools are supporting the integration of digital technologies in support of content-focused learning. I have examined how teachers come to know and do what they do with technologies in the classroom. I have examined schools as a "case" in which I come to understand the degree of integration from student, teacher, and school leaders' perspectives. I typically conduct my research in schools that I refer to as "modal" in that they are not sites of unusual influx of funds for special projects. While some schools have access to more funds than others, I study how and what schools do with what they have available. I completed a four-school comparative case study that examined technology integration while the school context varied in terms of student population (ethnicity, SES, and ELL) and location (urban, rural, suburban). I recently began an ethnographic study of a high school that implemented a ubiquitous iPad immersion that aimed to shift how the teachers taught and students learned.

 

 

Research Interests and Expertise

Dr. Hughes' research and teaching focuses on teacher learning and technology integration in preservice and inservice contexts. Her current work examines content-based approaches to educational technology instruction and inquiry approaches to professional learning. Nested within these strands, she also focuses attention on issues related to technology leadership and the use of video-based hypermedia materials in teacher education. She recently concluded a eight-year longitudinal study focused on the preparatin of new teachers within a preparation program that required all students own a Macintosh laptop during their teacher preparation.

Boards, Committees and Associations