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Jennifer Morrison, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

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Jennifer R. Morrison is an associate research scientist at the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on instructional strategies and message-design strategies in traditional and distance education environments. She is particularly interested in strategies to promote learning through educational technology and the effect of instructional strategies on self-regulation and dimensions of cognitive load. At the Center for Research and Reform in Education, she is involved with research and evaluation projects focused on educational technology, including an evaluation of an educational technology literacy program in three states and a five-year technology integration initiative in a large school district.

She is the recipient of a master’s research scholarship from Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center, doctoral research fellowship, and masters scholarship award from the Association for Educational Communication and Technology. She has presented her research at local and national conferences, and has authored refereed journal articles. In addition, she is a reviewer for Educational Technology Research and Development, a review editor for Frontiers in Educational Psychology, and an assistant editor for the Journal of Computing in Higher Education.

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Old Dominion University, 2013, Instructional Design and Technology

M.S., Old Dominion University, 2011, Occupational and Technical Studies, Instructional Design and Technology concentration

B.M., Central Michigan University, 1999, Music Performance

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014-present Johns Hopkins University
Center for Research and Reform in Education, Towson, MD
Assistant Professor – Research

2013-2014 Johns Hopkins University
Center for Technology in Education, Columbia, MD
Visiting Assistant Professor

2009-2013 Old Dominion University
Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center, Suffolk, VA
Graduate Research Assistant

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013-2014 Johns Hopkins University
School of Education, Columbia, MD

  • Instructional Design of Online Learning
    • Developed course materials; Instructor for asynchronous online course
  • Foundation of Online Teaching and Learning
    • Developed course materials; Instructor for asynchronous online course
  • Applied Statistics for the Social Sciences
    • Developed course materials; Instructor of asynchronous online course

2013 Old Dominion University
College of Education, Norfolk, VA
Human Performance Assessment (co-taught with Dr. Ginger Watson)

PUBLICATIONS

Morrison, J. R., Bol, L., Ross, S. M., & Watson, G. S. (2015). Paraphrasing and prediction with self-explanation as generative strategies for learning science principles in a simulation. Educational Technology Research and Development, 63, 861-882. doi:10.1007/s11423-015-9397-2

Morrison, J. R., Ross, S. M., & Corcoran, R. P. (2015). Do teachers and students get the ed-tech products they need? The challenges of ed-tech procurement in a rapidly growing market. ​World Journal of Educational Technology, 7(1), 63-86. Retrieved from http://www.world-education-center.org/index.php/wjet/article/view/3759/pdf_368

Morrison, J. R., Watson, G. S., & Morrison, G. R. (2015). Exploring the redundancy effect in print-based instruction. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46, 423-436. doi:10.1111/bjet.12140

Ross, S. M. & Morrison, J. R. (2014). Measuring meaningful outcomes in consequential contexts: Searching for a happy medium in educational technology research (Phase II). Invited paper in preparation for special issue on quality research published in the Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 26(1), 4-21. doi:10.1007/s12528-013-9074-6

Morrison, G. R. & Morrison, J. R. (2013). Dual coding theory. In R. C. Richey (Ed.). Encyclopedia of terminology for educational communications and technology (p. 99). New York: Springer.

Morrison, J. R., Watson, G. S., & Morrison, G. R. (2012). Comparison of restricted and traditional discussion boards on student critical thinking. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 13, 167-176. Retrieved from http://www.infoagepub.com/qrde-issue.html?i=p54c3c493f02b8

Morrison, J. R. & Greenwell, S. (2012). Classic articles in instructional design and distance education. In L. Moller and J. Huett (Eds.) The next generation of distance education: Unconstrained learning (pp. 251-258). New York: Springer.

Morrison, J. R. (2012). A review of Instructional design for teachers: Improving classroom practice by A. A. Carr-Chellman. Tech Trends, 56(2), 44-45. Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/journal/11528

PRESENTATIONS

Ross, S.M. & Morrison, J. R. (2016, July) Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow evaluation: Year two evaluation findings. Presented to the Baltimore County Public Schools School Board, Baltimore, MD.

Morrison, J. R., Imbriale, R., & Koth, C. (2016, June). Results of the year one evaluation of a district technology initiative. Presentation at the Maryland State Department of Education Data Summit, Ellicott City, MD.

Ross, S. M. & Morrison, J. R. (2016, April) Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow evaluation: Year two mid-year evaluation findings. Presented to the Baltimore County Public Schools School Board, Baltimore, MD.

Ross, S. M. & Morrison, J. R. (2015, July). Demonstrating product effectiveness through third-party evaluations. Presentation at the Education Industry Association EDVentures Conference, Orlando, FL.

Morrison, J. R. (2015, October). The digital revolution: Navigating the new purchasing landscape. Invited speaker, Noodle Markets INNOVATE Summit, annual meeting of the Association of School Business Officers, Gaylord, TX.

Ross, S.M. & Morrison, J. R. (2015, July) Students and teachers Accessing Tomorrow evaluation: Year one summative evaluation findings. Presented to the Baltimore County Public Schools School Board, Baltimore, MD.

Ross, S.M. & Morrison, J. R. (2015, March) Students and teachers Accessing Tomorrow evaluation: Year one mid-year evaluation findings. Presented to the Baltimore County Public Schools School Board, Baltimore, MD.

Ross, S.M. & Morrison, J. R. (2014, November) Students and teachers Accessing Tomorrow evaluation: Emerging evidence. Presented to the Baltimore County Public Schools School Board, Baltimore, MD.

Morrison, J. R. (2014, July). Fostering market efficiency in K-12 edtech procurement: Preliminary study findings. Presentation at the Education Industry Association EDVentures Conference, Newport Beach, CA.

Ross, S. M. & Morrison, J. R. (2014, July). Demonstrating product effectiveness through third-party evaluations. Presentation at the Education Industry Association EDVentures Conference, Newport Beach, CA.

Morrison, J. R., Bol, L., Ross, S. M., & Watson, G. S. (2014, April). Prompting knowledge construction as an instructional support for principle learning in simulations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Morrison, J. R., Watson, G. S., & Morrison, G. R. (2013, November) An examination of the redundancy effect in print-based instruction. Featured research paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim, CA.

Morrison, J. R., Watson, G. S., & Bol, L. (2013, November). Simulation design strategies to promote knowledge construction and self-regulated learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim, CA.

Morrison, J. R., Watson, G. S., & Morrison, G. R. (2013, April). Learning from diagrams and text in authentic science instruction. Paper presentation at the Old Dominion University Graduate Student Achievement Day, Norfolk, VA.

Sandberg, H. M., Ringleb, S., Watson, G., Morrison, J. Schwartz, K., Deutsch, M., & Raymer, A. M. (2012, November). Rehabilitation of listening in noise: A case study in aphasia. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Atlanta, GA.

Morrison, G. R., Watson, G. S., Robison, D. G., Morrison, J. R., Maddrell, J., Desmarais, R. M., Shirey, F. E., & Peck, L. (2012, October). Equivalency theory in distance education in the age of globalization. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, KY.

Morrison, G. R., Anglin, G. J., & Morrison, J. R. (2012, October). Redundancy with text and pictures: A contradiction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, KY.

Morrison, J. R., Robison, D. G., Martin, M. W., & Watson, G. S. (2012, April). Cognitive load in a simulation for mooring a Coast Guard cutter. Paper presented at the Modeling, Simulation, & Visualization Student Capstone Conference, Suffolk, VA.

Morrison, J. R., Watson, G. S., & Morrison, G. R. (2011, November). Comparison of moderated and non-moderated discussion board on student critical thinking. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Jacksonville, FL.

Morrison, J. R., Robison, D. G., Martin, M.W., & Watson, G.S. (2011, November). Managing cognitive load in training a complex multivariate task. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Jacksonville, FL.

Robison, D. G., Morrison, J. R., Martin, M.W., & Watson, G. S. (2011, November). Managing cognitive load with a two-dimension ship mooring simulator. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Jacksonville, FL.

Sandberg, H., Ringleb, S., Watson, G. S., Deutsch, M., Morrison, J. R., & Raymer, A. (2011, November). Impact of visual information on listening in noise in aphasia. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, San Diego, CA.
Morrison, J. R., & Watson, G. S. (2010, April). Designing physical instructional simulations to promote learning from multiple external representations. Paper presented at Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center Student Capstone Conference, Suffolk, VA.

TECHNICAL REPORTS/PAPERS

Morrison, J. R., Wolf, B., Ross, S. M., Latham, G. C., & Wilson, C. W. (2017). Evaluation of DreamBox Learning Math in Baltimore County Public Schools. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Reilly, J. R., Morrison, J. R., & Wilson, C. T. (2016). A review of the literature related to components in LightSail. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, G. R., Ross, S. M., & Morrison, J. R. (2016) Design review of Fathum Learning Solutions’ ESCALERAS. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Skilton-Sylvester, P. & Morrison, J. R. (2016). Literature review: Teaching vocabulary in the content areas. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R., Ross, S. M., Cheung, A. C. K., Reid, A. J., & Eisinger, J. M. (2016) Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow: Year two evaluation report. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R., Laurenzano, M., & Reilly, J. R. (2016). The implementation of the Science Bits program in middle school: Four case studies. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, G. R., Reid, A. J., Morrison, J. R., & Ross, S. M. (2016). Evaluation of the International Center for Leadership Education and Harvard Data Wise Programs implemented in Lubbock (TX) ISD. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R., Ross, S. M., Cheung, A. C. K., Eisinger, J. M., & Toner, R. K. (2016) Evaluation of LightSail in the New York City Department of Education: SummerSail 2015 Program. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R., Ross, S. M., Cheung, A. C. K., Reid, A. J., & Dusablon, T. (2016) Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow: Year two mid-year evaluation report. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Ross, S. R. & Morrison, J. R. (2016). Instructional design standards for online courses: Assessment. In Design Standards: Online Learning. Bloomington, IN: Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

Morrison, G. R., Morrison, J. R., & Ross, S. M. (2016). A review of the research literature on the infusion of technology into the school curriculum. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R., Ross, S. M., Reilly, J. M., & Cheung, A. C. K. (2016). Retrospective study of DreamBox Learning Math. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R. & Ross, S. M. (2015). Results of the cohort 2 short-cycle evaluation challenge. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Reilly, J. M., Morrison, J. R.., & Ross, S. M. (2015). Results of the ALEKS short-cycle evaluation. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Reilly, J. M., Morrison, J. R.., & Ross, S. M. (2015). Results of the CK12 short-cycle evaluation. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Reilly, J. M., Morrison, J. R.., & Ross, S. M. (2015). Results of the Education Modified short-cycle evaluation. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Reilly, J. M., Morrison, J. R.., & Ross, S. M. (2015). Results of the ListenCurrent short-cycle evaluation. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Webre, L. E., Morrison, J. R.., & Ross, S. M. (2015). Results of the Pear Deck short-cycle evaluation. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R., Ross, S. M., Morrison, G. R., Cheung, A. C. K., & Arthur, R. M. (2015). Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow: Year one summative evaluation report. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R., Daniels, C., & Ross, S.M. (2015). Results of the Middle School Matters program evaluation: Year two. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R., Ross, S. M., & Reid., A. J. (2015). Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow: Mid-year evaluation report. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R. & Ross, S. M. (2015). Results of the cohort 1 short-cycle evaluation challenge. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R. & Ross, S. M. (2015). Results of the OpenSchool short-cycle evaluation. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R. & Ross, S. M. (2015). Results of the BuzzMath short-cycle evaluation. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R. & Ross, S. M. (2015). Results of the Motion Math short-cycle evaluation. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R. & Ross, S. M. (2015). Results of the LightSail short-cycle evaluation. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R. & Ross, S. M. (2015). Results of the EduSight short-cycle evaluation. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R. & Ross, S. M. (2014). Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow: Emerging evidence report. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

Morrison, J. R., Ross, S. M., Corcoran, R. P., & Reid, A. J. (2014). Fostering market efficiency in K-12 ed-tech procurement. Towson, MD: Center for Research and Reform in Education, Johns Hopkins University.

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS AWARDED

Principal Investigator (2016 – 2017). Evaluation of FCPSOn. Fairfax County Public Schools ($19,500).

Co-Principal Investigator (2016 – 2017). Efficacy study of Cengage Learning MindTap in diverse higher education contexts. Cengage Learning, Inc. ($87,000). Ross, S. M., Principal Investigator.

Co-Principal Investigator (2016 – 2017). Evaluation study of the Effective Practice Framework in Miami Dade College. ACUE ($70,000). Ross, S. M., Principal Investigator.

Principal Investigator (2016). Efficacy study of McGraw Hill Education ConnectEd in two higher education contexts. McGraw Hill Education ($54,450).

Principal Investigator (2016). Westmoreland Academy’s Twice Exceptional Program design review. Westmoreland Academy ($3,000).

Principal Investigator (2016). Fathum Learning Solutions instructional design review. Fathum Learning Solutions ($3,000).

Principal Investigator (2016). The implementation of the Science Bits program in middle schools: Four case studies. International Science Teaching Foundation ($25,000).

Principal Investigator (2016). LightSail instructional design review. LightSail ($7,000).

Principal Investigator (2015). Evaluation of LightSail in the SummerSail program. LightSail ($30,000).

Principal Investigator (2015 – 2017). Efficacy study of LightSail in three school districts. Tides Foundation ($378,400).

Co-Principal Investigator (2015 – 2016). Efficacy study of DreamBox Learning Math. DreamBox ($80,000). Ross, S. M., Principal Investigator.

Principal Investigator (Fall 2014 – Summer 2019). Evaluation of the Student and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) initiative. Baltimore County Public Schools ($695,000).

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATION AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
Morrison, J. R. (2015, February). Evaluating edtech products from an instructional design perspective. Invited professional development workshop, Education Industry Association Education Industry Days, Washington, D. C.

 

Morrison, J. R. (2014, July). Evaluating edtech products: How to identify and integrate new technologies. Invited professional development workshop, Education Industry Association Annual Conference, Newport Beach, CA.

 

Morrison, J. R. (2013, January). Technology integration training for teachers. Richmond Preparatory Christian Academy, Richmond, VA.

AWARDS AND HONORS

2013 Information Age Publishing – Division of Distance Learning (AECT) Best Journal Article Award, Second place.
2013 Inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
2011-2013 Doctoral Fellowship – Cognitive Learning Lab at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC) of Old Dominion University.
2012 Best Presentation in Training & Education Track Award at the Modeling, Simulation, & Visualization Student Capstone Conference, Suffolk, VA.
2009-2010 Graduate Research Master’s Assistantship – Cognitive Learning Lab at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC) of Old Dominion University.
2009 Association for Educational Communications and Technology Master’s Scholarship Award.
1999-2001 School of Music Scholarship, Central Michigan University.
1998 Inducted into the Phi Et Sigma National Honor Society.
1998 Inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society.
1997-1999 School of Music Scholarship, Florida State University.

SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP

School of Education, Johns Hopkins University
11/2015 Speaker, New Faculty Orientation
11/2014 Panelist, 2014 Student & Alumni Career Networking Event
2015-2017 Member, Faculty Development Committee
2015-2016 Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
2013 Design & Development Division welcome reception planning committee
2013 Member, Definitions and Terminology Committee
2013 Proposal reviewer
2012 Proposal reviewer and session facilitator
2011 Proposal reviewer and session facilitator
2009 Volunteer and session facilitator

Old Dominion University
2013 Instructor for Student Virginia Education Association STEM Day
2012-2013 Organized and led research group for current Instructional Design and Technology PhD students to discuss the status of research initiatives, and to provide accountability and support through various stages of research projects.
2011, 2012 Assisted in development and implementation of Instructional Design and Technology new student orientation.

Journals
2014 Assistant editor, Journal of Computing in Higher Education
2013 – present Reviewer, Educational Technology Research & Development
2013 – present Editorial board member, Frontiers in Educational Psychology

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Educational Research Association (AERA)