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Faculty: Randall Davies

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Randall Davies

Randall Davies

Title

Associate Professor

Department:

IPT, EIME

Contact Information

Office: 150-L MCKB

Phone: 801-422-5229

Email: nope@randy.davies@byu.edumsn.com

Brief Biography

Dr. Davies is originally from Alberta Canada. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Mathematics and a B.Ed. in Secondary Education. He received a Ph.D. in Instructional Psychology and Technology from BYU. Dr. Davies served a mission in Spain Madrid. He taught high school for 10 years and worked for four years overseas at the Dubai Women's College in Dubai, UAE. Prior to joining BYU he conducted evaluation research at the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University, and taught educational research, assessment & evaluation courses on the Indiana University South Bend campus.

Teaching Interests

My primary teaching responsibilities include Program Evaluation and Assessment in School.

Research Interests

My research expertise is in educational evaluation and assessment. My primary research agenda includes understanding and improving the teaching and learning process through the use of technology. This involves evaluating technology integration efforts and studying how to better use technology in educational settings. I am currently working on projects utilizing educational data mining and learning analytics (EDM/LA) techniques to improve instruction in technology enabled learning situations. In addition, I have worked with improving assessment, as its impact on evaluation is so important; I have also published on the topic of teaching evaluation as it relates to my primary teaching responsibilities.

Selected Publications

Evaluator Training: Content and topic valuation in university evaluations courses

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer; MacKay, Kathryn L
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Transaction-Level Learning Analytics in Online Authentic Assessments

  • Authors: Nyland, R.; Davies, Randall Spencer; Chapman, J.; Allen, Gove Nathaniel
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

From Standards to Rubrics: Comparing Full-Range to At-Level Applications of an Item-Level Scoring Rubric on an Oral Proficiency Assessment

  • Authors: Cox, Troy L; Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

A Longitudinal Study of Social and Ethical Responsibility Among Undergraduate Engineering Students: Preliminary Results

  • Authors: Fuentes, Debra; Warnick, Gregg Morris; Jesiek, Brent; Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Using scaffolded rubrics to improve peer assessment in a MOOC writing course.

  • Authors: Ashton, Scott; Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Utah Tuning Project

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer; Williams, David
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Benefits of the Michiana Daily Mathtracks Program for Students Living in Poverty

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer; Quadisat, Rasha
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Best Practices for Using Global Virtual Teams

  • Authors: Zaugg, Holt E; Davies, Randall Spencer; Parkinson, Alan Roger; Magleby, Spencer P
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Using Open Badges to Certify Practicing Evaluators

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer; Randall, Dan; West, Richard Edward
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

The Adolescent Community of Engagement: A framework for research on adolescent online learning.

  • Authors: Borup, J.; West, Richard Edward; Graham, Charles R; Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Using a Mobile Dichotomous Key iPad Application as a Scaffolding Tool in a Museum Setting

  • Authors: Knight, Kathryn; Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

The Design and Development of a Cross-Cultural Disposition Inventory

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer; Zaugg, Holt E; Tateishi, Isaku
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Online Student Perceptions of the Need for a Proximate Community of Engagement at an Independent Study Program

  • Authors: Oviatt, D. ; Graham, Charles R; Borup, J. ; Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

The nature of adolescent learner interaction in a virtual high school setting

  • Authors: Borup, Jered; Graham, Charles R; Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

The Nature of Parental Interactions in an Online Charter School

  • Authors: Borup, Jered; Graham, Charles R; Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Flipping the classroom and instructional technology integration in a college-level information systems spreadsheet course

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer; Dean, Douglas L; Ball, Nicholas Lyman
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Communication Skills to Develop Trusting Relationships on Global Virtual Engineering Capstone Teams

  • Authors: Zaugg, Holt; Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Understanding Technology Literacy: A framework for evaluating educational technology integration.

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Understanding the Diminishing Academic Advantage of Full Day Kindergarten.

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer; Cress, S
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

A review of trends in distance education scholarship at research universities in North America, 1998-2007

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Designing a Useful Scale to Measure Average Group Response.

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

The Use of Randomization in Educational Research and Evaluation: A critical analysis of underlying assumptions.

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer; Williams, David Dwayne; Yanchar, Stephen C
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

AYP accountability policy and assessment theory conflicts.

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Integrating Technology into a Science Classroom: An evaluation of inquiry-based technology integration

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer; Sprague, Constance; M., Colleen
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Religious affiliation and religiosity and their impact on scientific beliefs in the United States

  • Authors: Jensen, Jamie; Manwaring, Katie; Gill, Richard; Sudweeks, Richard; Davies, Randall; Olsen, Joseph; Phillips, Andrea; Bybee, Seth
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Parental Perceptions of the Teaching Profession: Factors that Predict Parental Encouragement of Students to Enter the Teaching Profession

  • Authors: Christensen, Steven; Davies, Randall Spencer; Hanks, Joseph; Harris, Scott; Bowles, W Bryan
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Understanding the Impact of Certificate-First Programs on Matriculation Rates.

  • Authors: Martin, Troy; Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Law and policy impacts on teacher attrition in public education: Data suggesting a new focus beyond the silver bullets of targeted STEM and other salary increases

  • Authors: Hanks, Joeseph; Ferrin, Scott Ellis; Davies, Randall Spencer; Christensen, Steven; Harris, Scott; Bowles, W Bryan
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Establishing and Developing Professional Evaluator Dispositions.

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Defining Foundational Concepts for the Design of an Introductory Evaluation Course.

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer; LaValle , John
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Using Educational Data Mining to Identify and Analyze Student Learning Strategies

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer; Allen, Gove Nathaniel; Albrecht, Conan Carl; Bakir, Nesrin; Ball, Nicholas
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Designing Surveys for Evaluations and Research.

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Book, Textbook

Assessing Learning Outcomes

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Teacher Recruitment: Predictive Factors of STEM University Students Entering the Teaching Profession

  • Authors: Harris, Scott; Davies, Randall Spencer; Howard, Shiloh; Christensen, Steven
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Teacher Attrition: Differences in Stakeholder Perceptions of Teacher Work Conditions

  • Authors: Harris, Scott; Davies, Randall Spencer; Christensen, Steven; Bowles, W
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Teacher Recruitment: Factors That Predict High School Students’ Willingness to Become Teachers

  • Authors: Christensen, Steven; Davies, Randall Spencer; Harris, Scott; Bowles, W
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Evaluation and Design

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Book, Textbook

Keystroke Dynamics: Establishing Keyprints to Verify Users in Online Courses

  • Authors: Young, Jay; Davies, Randall Spencer; Jenkins, Jeffrey Lyne; Pfleger , Issac
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Defining Foundational Concepts for the Design of an Introductory Evaluation Course.

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer; LaValle, John
  • Publication Type: Book, Chapter/ Section in Scholarly Book

Using Educational Data Mining to Identify and Analyze Student Learning Strategies

  • Authors: Allen, Gove Nathaniel; Davies, Randall Spencer; Ball, Nicholas; Albrecht, Conan Carl; Bakir, Nesrin
  • Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Comparison of Workload for University Core Courses Taught in Regular Semester and Time-Compressed Term Formats.

  • Authors: Lutes, Lyndel; Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Scientific reasoning ability does not predict scientific views on evolution among religious individuals

  • Authors: Manwaring, K; Jensen, Jamie L; Gill, Richard Angus; Sudweeks, Richard R; Davies, Randall Spencer; Bybee, Seth Mikaya
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Teaching Evaluator Competencies from the Affective Domain.

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Understanding Engineering and Technology Student Perceptions: Barriers to Study Abroad Participation – A Survey Approach.

  • Authors: Warnick, Gregg Morris; Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Online Student use of a proximate community of engagement at an independent study program

  • Authors: Oviatt, D.; Graham, Charles R; Borup, J.; Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Designing technology-enabled instruction to utilize Learning Analytics.

  • Authors: Davies, Randall Spencer; Nyland, R.; Bodily, R.; Chapman, J.; Jones, B.; Young, J.
  • Publication Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal

Student Perceptions and Attitudes Towards a Required vs. an Optional Course in Leadership

  • Authors: Parkinson, Alan Roger; Warnick, Gregg Morris; Davies, Randall Spencer
  • Publication Type: Conference Proceedings