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Faculty: Heather Leary

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Heather Leary

Heather Leary

Title

Assistant Professor

Department:

IPT, EIME

Contact Information

Office: 150-G MCKB

Phone: 801-422-2765

Email: nope@heather.leary@byu.edumsn.com

Website: https://www.drheatherleary.com/

Brief Biography

Dr. Leary is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Psychology & Technology. Dr. Leary's research focuses on tackling complex educational challenges in K-12 and higher education. She works collaboratively with practioners in various disciplines (e.g., science, math, arts) and spaces (e.g., online environment, professional development) to iteratively design and implement potential solutions. She uses design-based research, research-practice partnerships, problem-based learning, and research synthesis to generate useable knowledge and alignment between the principles of learning and instructional practice.

She graduated from Utah State University in 2012 with her PhD in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences. She was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder in the Institute of Cognitive Science and a Visiting Research Scientist at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research from 2011-2015. She designed curriculum for the online programs at BYU-Idaho from 2015-2016. She is an active member of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate Courses:
IPT 371 - Integrating K–12 Educational Technology 1
IPT 372 - Integrating K–12 Educational Technology 2

Graduate courses:
EIME 720 - Design-Based Research
IPT515R - Problem-Based Learning
IPT 520 - Foundations of Instructional Technology
IPT 653 - Qualitative Research I
IPT 661 - Introduction to Evaluation

Research Interests

Teacher Professional Learning
Technology Integration
Problem-Based Learning
Curriculum Adaptations
STEM+Arts Education (STEAM)
21st Century Skills and Literacy
Problems of Practice
Design-Based Research
Research-Practice Partnerships
Meta-Analysis and Meta-Synthesis

Selected Publications

The Role of School District Science Coordinators in the District-Wide Appropriation of an Online Resource Discovery and Sharing Tool for Teachers

  • Authors: Lee, Victor; Leary, Heather Miriam; Sellers, Linda; Recker, Mimi
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

A Pilot Meta-Analysis of Computer-Based Scaffolding in STEM Education

  • Authors: Belland, Brian; Walker, Andrew; Olsen, M.; Leary, Heather Miriam
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Essential Readings in Problem-Based Learning: Exploring and Extending the Legacy of Howard S. Barrows

  • Authors: Walker, Andrew; Leary, Heather Miriam; Hmelo-Silver, Cindy; Ertmer, Peg
  • Publication Type: Book, Edited

Expanding Approaches for Understanding Impact: Integrating Technology, Curriculum, and Open Educational Resources in Science Education

  • Authors: Ye, Lei; Recker, Mimi; Walker, Andrew; Leary, Heather Miriam; Yuan, Min
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Exploring the Relationships Between Tutor Background, Tutor Training, and Student Learning: A Problem-Based Learning Meta-Analysis

  • Authors: Leary, Heather Miriam; Walker, Andrew; Shelton, Brett; Fitt, Melynda
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Teaching and Learning Information Synthesis: An intervention and rubric based assessment

  • Authors: Lundstrom, Kacy; Diekema, Anne; Leary, Heather Miriam; Haderlie, Sheri; Holliday, Wendy
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Adopting an Online Curriculum Planning Tool: Facilitation for teachers’ thinking about constructive pedagogy and technology integration

  • Authors: Butcher, Kirsten; Leary, Heather Miriam; Foster, James; Devaul, Holly
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Mathematical tasks as boundary objects in design-based implementation research

  • Authors: Johnson, Raymond; Severance, Sam; Leary, Heather Miriam; Miller, S.
  • Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Tensions in a multi-tiered research-practice partnership

  • Authors: Severance, Sam; Leary, Heather Miriam; Johnson, Raymond
  • Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

A Meta-Analysis of Problem-Based Learning: Examination of Education Levels, Disciplines, Assessment Levels, Problem Types, Implementation Types, and Reasoning Strategies

  • Authors: Walker, Andrew; Leary, Heather Miriam; Lefler, Mason
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Characterizing and Predicting the Multi-faceted Nature of Quality in Educational Web Resources

  • Authors: Wetzler, Phillip; Bethard, Steve; Leary, Heather Miriam; Butcher, Kirsten; Danesh, Soheil; Zhao, J.; Martin, James; Sumner, Tamara
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Comparing Technology-Related Teacher Professional Development Designs: A multilevel study of teacher and student impacts

  • Authors: Walker, Andrew; Recker, Mimi; Ye, Lei; Robertshaw, M.; Sellers, Linda; Leary, Heather Miriam
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Designing for problem-based learning: A comparative study of technology professional development

  • Authors: Ye, Lei; Walker, Andrew; Recker, Mimi; Robertshaw, M.; Sellers, Linda; Leary, Heather Miriam
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Automating Open Educational Resource Assessments: A Machine Learning Generalization Study

  • Authors: Leary, Heather Miriam; Recker, Mimi; Walker, Andrew; Wetzler, Philipp; Sumner, Tamara; Martin, James
  • Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Developing and Using a Review Rubric to Assess Learning Resource Quality in Education Digital Libraries

  • Authors: Leary, Heather Miriam; Giersch, Sarah; Walker, Andrew; Recker, Mimi
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Re-Framing Information Literacy: Problem-Based Learning as Informed Learning

  • Authors: Diekema, Anne; Holliday, Wendy; Leary, Heather Miriam
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

A Study of Teachers' Use of Online Learning Resources to Design Classroom Activities

  • Authors: Recker, Mimi; Walker, Andrew; Giersch, Sarah; Mao, Xin; Halioris, Sam; Palmer, Bart; Johnson, Deonne; Leary, Heather Miriam; Robertshaw, M.
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

The embodiment of online pedagogy: Preparing K-12 educators for online classrooms

  • Authors: Archambault, Leanna; Leary, Heather Miriam; Rice, Kerry
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Teachers, Tasks, and Tensions: Lessons from a Research-Practice Partnership

  • Authors: Johnson, Raymond; Severance, Samuel; Penuel, William; Leary, Heather Miriam
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Organizing for Teacher Agency in Curricular Co-Design

  • Authors: Severance, Samuel; Penuel, William; Sumner , Tamara; Leary, Heather Miriam
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Designing a Deeply Digital Science Curriculum: Supporting Teacher Learning and Implementation with Organizational Technologies

  • Authors: Leary, Heather Miriam; Severance, Samuel; Penuel, William; Quigley, David; Sumner, Tamara
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research-Practice Partnerships: Addressing K-12 Educational Problems Through Active Collaborations

  • Authors: Leary, Heather Miriam; Severance, Samuel
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Meta-analysis and meta-synthesis methodologies: Rigorously piecing together research

  • Authors: Leary, Heather Miriam; Walker, Andrew
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Self-Directed Learning in Problem-Based Learning: A Literature Review

  • Authors: Leary, Heather Miriam; Walker, Andrew; Lefler, Mason; Kuo, Yu-Chun
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Research trends in instructional design and technology journals

  • Authors: Bodily, Robert; Leary, Heather Miriam; West, Richard Edward
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

A newcomer's lens: A look at K-12 online and blended learning in the Journal of Online Learning Research

  • Authors: Hu, Min; Arnesen, Karen; Barbour, Michael; Leary, Heather Miriam
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Professional development for online teaching: A literature review

  • Authors: Leary, Heather Miriam; Dopp, Cade; Turley, Chad; Cheney, Matthew; Simmons, Zach; Graham, Charles R; Hatch, Riley
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Innovations in Instructional Design and Technology Programs A View from PIDT 2018

  • Authors: Richardson, Jennifer; Brush, Thomas; Leftwich, Anne; Karlin, Matthew; Leary, Heather Miriam; Shelton, Brett; Lowell, Victoria; Exter, Marisa; Strycker, Jesse; Shin, Sungwon
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Increasing student use of a learner dashboard

  • Authors: Sansom, Rebecca; Bodily, Robert; Bates, Caroline; Leary, Heather Miriam
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Characteristics of students who opted in to use boost mobile app as an educational support service

  • Authors: Andrews, Carolyn; Motz, Benjamin; Israel, Jamie; Leary, Heather Miriam
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Measuring learner-content interaction in digitally augmented learning experiences

  • Authors: Powell, Sandra; Leary, Heather Miriam
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

It’s more than just technology adoption: Understanding variations in teachers’ use of an online planning tool

  • Authors: Leary, Heather Miriam; Lee, Victor; Recker, Mimi
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Decision-based learning: Enhancing learner’s critical thinking skills through innovative teaching

  • Authors: Plummer, Ken; Kebritchib, Mansureh ; Leary, Heather ; Halverson, Denise
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal