A Brief Introduction
Dr. Short's experiences teaching secondary English convinced him that students benefit from increased ownership over their learning, and that such ownership can come as a result of personalized learning, open education, and blended teaching. He left the 9-12 classroom in 2016 to research these practices and earned his Ph.D. in Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University in 2021.
Dr. Short's research has focused on Personalized Learning, Blended Teaching in K-12 settings, and Open Educational Resources (OER) as well as OER-Enabled Practices. He has taught courses about K-12 Technology Integration; Teaching in Online, Blended, and Personalized Learning Contexts; and Learning Theories for Design. He is also a co-author of the widely used OER guidebook K-12 Blended Teaching: A Guide to Personalized Learning and Online Integration.
Dr. Short is currently the Vice President of Communications for the Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology, and co-chair of the K-12 Online Learning Special Interest Group for the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Co-Editor in Chief of The Journal of Technology Integrated Lessons and Teaching, and Assistant Professor of Practice in Blended and Personalized Learning at Texas Tech University. His faculty profile can be found here.