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 secondary classroom in 2016 to research these practices. He earned his Ph.D. in Instructional Psychology and Technology from Brigham Young University in 2021.
Dr. Short's research focuses on Personalized Learning, Blended Teaching in K-12 settings, Open Educational Resources (OER), and OER-Enabled Practices. He has taught courses about K-12 Technology Integration; Teaching in Online, Blended, and Personalized Learning Contexts; Learning Theories for Design; Classroom Management; Data-Driven Instruction; and Assessment. He is one of the primary co-authors and co-editors of the widely used, openly licensed, K-12 Blended Teaching book series.
Dr. Short is an Assistant Professor of Secondary Education at Emporia State University, the Vice President of Communications for the Teacher Education Division of the Association for Educational Communications & Technology, and Co-Editor in Chief of the openly licensed Journal of Technology-Integrated Lessons and Teaching.