Dr. Beth Allred Oyarzun
Dr. Beth Oyarzun earned her PhD in Instructional Design and Technology from Old Dominion University in May of 2016. Beth has worked as an instructional designer in the Office of eLearning at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) since 2010. She previously worked as the technology liaison at the Watson College of Education also at UNCW. She has worked in the higher education environment teaching and training online pedagogy for more than ten years. Beth was previously a high school mathematics teacher for nine years in various counties surrounding the Wilmington, NC area.
Select Presentations and Publications
Oyarzun, B. (2015, October). Cooperative Learning Effects on Achievement and Community of Inquiry in Online Education Courses. Online Learning Consortium International Conference. Orlando, FL.
Oyarzun, B. Martin, F., Pastore, R., Maddrell, J., & Anderson, S. (October, 2014). Multi-Modal Course Delivery: Face-to-Face and Online Students Together. Presented at Association of Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
Oyarzun, B. A. & Morrison, G. R. (2013). Cooperative Learning Effects on Achievement and Community of Inquiry in Online Education. Quarterly Review of Distance Education. 14(4), 181-194, 255.
Anderson, S., Oyarzun, B. (2013). Multi-modal Professional Development for Faculty. In Keengwe, J., & Kyei-Blankson, L. (2013). Virtual Mentoring for Teachers: Online ProfessionalDevelopment Practices (pp. 1-383). doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-1963-0
Oyarzun, B., Anderson, S. (July, 2012). Blackboard, Moodle, Edmodo? What? – Learning Management System Basics. Workshop presented at the Global Learning Technologies Conference, Wilmington, NC.
Oyarzun, B. (October, 2011) Instructional Modeling in Online Courses. Presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Jacksonville, FL.
Anderson, S., Allred, B., Gonzalez, P. (July, 2011) Engaging your Synchronous Class from a Student’s Perspective. Presented at the Blackboard Collaborate Connections Summit. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Martin, F., & Parker, M.A, & Allred, B. (2010, October). Adoption of Virtual Classrooms for Online Courses in Higher Education. Presented at Associationof Educational Communications and Technology Conference, Anaheim, CA.
Allred B. (March, 2009) Social Networking: Meeting Beginning Teachers on their Turf. Presented at the North Carolina Mentoring 21st Century Educators Conference. Wilmington, NC.
Allred, B., Anderson, S., Mcquiston, P. (March, 2008). 21st Century Mentoring - Using Technology to EnhanceMentoring Strategies. Invited Keynote Speaker of theNorth Carolina Mentoring 21st Century Educators Conference. Wilmington, NC