Curriculum Vitae

matt@mattcrosslin.com

Experience

Learning Innovation Researcher, September 2014 to present
University of Texas at Arlington’s Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge (LINK) Research Lab
Duties: Research learning innovations, design innovative solutions, presenting and writing on emerging topics.

Part-Time Faculty, January 2019 to present
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Duties: Assisting students, grading projects, general instruction.

Instructional Technologist, March 2015 to April 2018
iDesignEDU, LLC
Duties: Assisting instructional designers, creating graphics, custom CSS design.

Adjunct Professor, August 2009 to August 2015
University of Texas at Brownsville
Duties: Assisting students, grading projects, general instruction.

Instructional Designer, November 2005 to August 2014
University of Texas at Arlington Center for Distance Education
Duties: Designing courses, exploring emerging technology, presenting and training on educational topics.

Curriculum Designer / Web Programmer, January 2004 to October 2005
HEALTH EDCO Curriculum – Waco, TX
Duties: Developing and writing courses, creating educational games, programming online lessons, editing courses work.

Associate Director of Education, October 2002 to December 2003
Sylvan Learning Center – Waco, TX
Duties: Supervision, management, instruction, updating and developing curriculum.

Science Teacher – 8th Grade, August 2000 to May 2002
La Vega Independent School District – Waco, TX
Duties: Education, maintaining a class web page, team leader.

Health Inspector/Instructor, January 1999 to July 2000
Waco, TX Public Health District
Duties: Inspection of restaurants and childcare facilities, developing and teaching food safety courses.

Education

Ph.D., Learning Technologies, University of North Texas, 2016
Dissertation: Customizable Modality Pathway Learning Design: Exploring Personalized Learning Choices Through a Lens of Self-Regulated Learning

M.Ed., Educational Technology, University of Texas at Brownsville, 2006
Practicum Project: Online High School Health Lessons

B.S., Education, Baylor University, Waco, TX, 1997
Dean’s Academic Honor List, Magna Cum Laude graduate

Research Interests

Instructional design
Self-mapped learning pathways
Learning analytics and personalized learning
Gaming and virtual/augmented reality in education
Artificial intelligence and chatbot technology
Heutagogy and self-directed open learning
Sociocultural theory, equality, and ethics
Power relationships in design and teaching
Connectivism and networked learning
Social presence and immediacy in online environments

Publications

Matt Crosslin, Brett Benham, Justin Dellinger, Amber Patterson, Peggy Semingson, Catherine Spann, Brittany Usman, and Harriet Watkins (2018). Creating Online Learning Experiences: A Brief Guide to Online Courses, from Small and Private to Massive and Open. Arlington, Texas: Mavs OpenPress.

Kyle A. O’Connell, Elijah Wostl, Matt Crosslin, T. Lisa Berry, and James P. Grover (2018). Student Ability Best Predicts Final Grade in a College Algebra Course. Journal of Learning Analytics, volume 5, number 3.

Matt Crosslin (2018). Exploring Self-regulated Learning Choices in a Customizable Learning Pathway Course. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, volume 34, issue 1.

Matt Crosslin, Justin T. Dellinger, Srecko Joksimovic, Vitomir Kovanovic, and Dragan Gasevic (2018). Customizable Modalities for Individualized Learning: Examining Patterns of Engagement in Dual-Layer MOOCs. Online Learning Journal, volume 22, number 1.

Aras Bozkurt, Whitney Kilgore, and Matt Crosslin (2018). “Bot-Teachers in Hybrid Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): A Post-Humanist Experience. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, volume 34, issue 3.

Matt Crosslin (2018). Foreward to The Community of Inquiry Framework in Contemporary Education: Emerging Research and Opportunities by Peggy Semingson, Pete Smith, and Henry I. Anderson. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Peggy Semingson, Dana Owens, Matt Crosslin, and Brian Brown (2017). Exploring Virtual Reality, Synchronous Learning, and Google Apps with Preservice Teachers with an Interactive Technology Workshop and Tutorial. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2017 Conference Proceedings.

Matt Crosslin (2016). From Instructivism to Connectivism: Theoretical Underpinnings of MOOCs. Current Issues in Emerging eLearning, volume 3, issue 1, Article 6.

Matt Crosslin and Jenny S. Wakefield (2016). What’s Cooking in the MOOC Kitchen: Layered MOOCs. TechTrends, volume 60 number 2 p.98-101.

Carolyn P. Rosé, Oliver Ferschke, Gaurav Tomar, DiYi Yang, Iris Howley, Vincent Aleven, George Siemens, Matt Crosslin, Dragan Gasevic, & Ryan Baker (2015). Challenges and Opportunities of Dual-Layer MOOCs: Reflections from an edX Deployment Study. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2015). Gothenburg, Sweden.

Matt Crosslin and Lin Lin (2015). Understanding Instructional Designs and Teaching Strategies of Massive Open Online Courses. Proceedings from the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting

Matt Crosslin and Justin T. Dellinger (2015). Lessons Learned While Designing and Implementing a Multiple Pathways xMOOC + cMOOC. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2015 Conference Proceedings.

Peggy Semingson, Matt Crosslin, and Justin T. Dellinger (2015). Microlearning as a Tool to Engage Students in Online and Blended Learning. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2015 Conference Proceedings.

Katie Crosslin and Matt Crosslin (2014). Predictive Models for Cyberbullying Among College Students: What are the Consequences? Texas Public Health Journal.

Matt Crosslin (2014). Social Interaction and Peer Mentorship at Universities in a Post-Course Future. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2014 Conference Proceedings.

Matt Crosslin, Jenny Wakefield, Phyllis Bennette, and William Black (2013). Leveraging Sociocultural Theory to Create a Mentorship Program for New Doctoral Students. Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age 2013 Conference Proceedings.

Matt Crosslin (2010) Blog or Discussion Board: Which is the Right Tool to Choose? In C. Black (Ed.), The Dynamic Classroom: Engaging Students in Higher Education, Atwood Publishing.

Matt Crosslin (2010). When the Future Finally Arrives: Web 2.0 Becomes Web 3.0. In M. J. W. Lee & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Web 2.0-Based e-Learning: Applying Social Informatics for Tertiary Teaching. IGI Global.

Matt Crosslin (2009). Moodle: The Intersection of Course Management System and Social Networking. The Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, IGI Global.

Matt Crosslin (2009). Following Ed Tech Trends. The Long Distance Courier, UTA CDE.

Matt Crosslin (2006). The Confusion Over a Little Thing Called Blog. MoodZine Online Magazine.

HealthEdco Curriculum (2005). 7th Grade Health Modules. WRS Group, LTD.

Courses Taught

EDTC 6341 – Student-Centered Learning (online). University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
EDTC 6323 – Multimedia/Hypermedia (online). University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
EDTC 6340 – Advanced Technologies in Education and Training (online). University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Humanizing Online Instruction, the #HumanMOOC (online). Canvas Network
Designing Effective and Engaging Online Classes (faculty training) University of Texas at Arlington
EDTC 3310 – Introduction to Educational Technology (online). University of Texas at Brownsville
EDTC 3320 – Instructional Design for the Corporate Trainer (online). University of Texas at Brownsville
EDTC 3321 – Computer/Web-Based Training (online). University of Texas at Brownsville
EDTC 3323 – Designing Interactive Multimedia (online). University of Texas at Brownsville

Presentations

Matt Crosslin (2019). Chatbots, Game Theory, and AI: Adapting Learning for Humans, or Innovating Humans Out of the Picture? OLC Innovate Conference – Denver, Colorado (April 4, 2019)

Matt Crosslin, Justin T. Dellinger, Nikola Milikic, Igor Jovic, and Kim Breuer (2019). Determining Learning Pathway Choices Utilizing Process Mining Analysis on Click Stream Data in a Traditional College Course (poster presentation). 9th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK19) – Tempe, Arizona (March 7, 2019)

Matt Crosslin, Justin T. Dellinger, Kim Breuer (2018). Self-Mapped Learning Pathways: Researching Tools that Enable Individualized Heutagogical Competency-Based Learning. OLC Innovate Conference – Nashville, Tennessee (April 19, 2018)

Matt Crosslin (2018). Practical and Creative Applications of Heutagogy with Self-Mapped Learning Pathways. OLC Innovate Conference – Nashville, Tennessee (April 18, 2018)

Matt Crosslin (2017). Designing Innovative Courses with Self-Determined / Heutagogical Learning Pathway Mapping. OLC Innovate Conference – New Orleans, Louisiana (April 5, 2017)

Peggy Semingson, Dana Owens, Matt Crosslin, and Brian Brown (2017). Exploring Virtual Reality, Synchronous Learning, and Google Apps with Preservice Teachers with an Interactive Technology Workshop and Tutorial. Brief paper presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2017 conference – Austin, Texas (March 7, 2017)

Matt Crosslin and Justin T. Dellinger (2016). Examining the Interaction Between Wearables and Virtual / Augmented Reality From a Design and Theoretical Perspective. aWEAR16: Wearable Technologies, Knowledge Development, and Learning – Stanford, California (November 14, 2016)

Matt Crosslin and Justin T. Dellinger (2016). Customizable Modality Pathway Courses: Research Results and Design Implications of Empowering Learner Choice. Learning With MOOCS III: Being and Learning in a Digital Age – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October 7, 2016)

Crosslin, Matt (2016). Utilizing Innovative Customizable Pathways / Dual-Layer MOOC Course Design For True Individualized Learning. OLC Innovate Conference – New Orleans, Louisiana (April 20, 2016)

Justin T. Dellinger and Matt Crosslin (2015). The Impact of MOOCs on Traditional Online Courses. Digital Learning Research Network – Stanford, California (October 16, 2015)

Matt Crosslin, Justin T. Dellinger, Vitomir Kovanovic, and Srecko Joksimovic (2015). Customizable Modalities for Individualized Learning: Examining Patterns of Engagement in Dual-Layer MOOCs. Digital Learning Research Network – Stanford, California (October 16, 2015)

Carolyn P. Rosé, Oliver Ferschke, Gaurav Tomar, DiYi Yang, Iris Howley, Vincent Aleven, George Siemens, Matt Crosslin, Dragan Gasevic, and Ryan Baker (2015). Challenges and Opportunities of Dual-Layer MOOCs: Reflections from an edX Deployment Study. 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL 2015) – Gothenburg, Sweden (June 9-10, 2015)

Matt Crosslin (2015). Is The MOOC Truly Dead, Just Taking A Breather, Or Still Gaining Momentum? 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium – Dallas, Texas (April 24, 2015)

Matt Crosslin and Lin Lin (2015). Understanding Instructional Designs and Teaching Strategies of Massive Open Online Courses (research paper presentation). American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting – Chicago, Illinois (April 18, 2015)

Matt Crosslin and Justin T. Dellinger (2015). Lessons Learned While Designing and Implementing a Multiple Pathways xMOOC + cMOOC. Brief paper presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2015 conference – Las Vegas, Nevada (March 5, 2015)

Peggy Semingson, Matt Crosslin, and Justin T. Dellinger (2015). Microlearning as a Tool to Engage Students in Online and Blended Learning. Brief paper presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2015 conference – Las Vegas, Nevada (March 3, 2015)

Matt Crosslin, Justin T. Dellinger, and Brittany Usman (2014). Designing a Dual Layer xMOOC + cMOOC. Texas Community College Technology Forum – Plano, Texas (November 7, 2014)

Matt Crosslin and Harriet Watkins (2014). Are MOOCs Really Just Bad Course Design Digitized? Sloan-C’s 7th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium – Dallas, Texas (April 10, 2014)

Matt Crosslin (2014). Social Interaction and Peer Mentorship at Universities in a Post-Course Future. Brief paper presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2014 conference – Jacksonville, Florida (March 19, 2014)

Matt Crosslin (2013). Leveraging Sociocultural Theory to Create a Mentorship Program for Doctoral Students. Brief paper presentation at the Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age 2013 international conference – Fort Worth, Texas (October 23, 2013)

Katie Crosslin and Matt Crosslin (2012). Understanding the Prevalence and Type of Cyberbullying Behaviors Among College Students. Poster presentation at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) annual meeting, San Francisco, California (October 29, 2012)

Matt Crosslin and Sarrah Sarraj (2012). Online Learning Innovation: Community, Openness, and Turning Things Inside Out. Conference presentation at the National University Technology Network 2012 conference – Kansas City, Missouri (September 18, 2012)

Matt Crosslin and Harriet Watkins (2010). The Web is Changing: It’s Time to Dethrone the LMS! Conference presentation at the Texas Distance Learning Association Conference – Houston, Texas (March 23, 2010)

Matt Crosslin and Harriet Watkins (2010). The Web is Changing. Time to Dethrone the LMS! Conference presentation at EDUCAUSE Southwest Regional Conference – Austin, Texas (February 18, 2010)

Matt Crosslin and Tim Gottleber (2009). Get Those EduPunks Off My lawn! Conference presentation at the National University Telecommunications Network 2009 conference – Saratoga Springs, New York (June 22, 2009)

Matt Crosslin and Harriet Watkins (2009). Will Web 3.0 Make Us Change the Way We Educate? Conference presentation at The Sloan-C International Symposium on Emerging Technology Applications for Online Learning – San Francisco, California (June 18, 2009)

Matt Crosslin and Harriet Watkins (2009). Will Web 3.0 Make Us Change the Way We Educate? Conference presentation at the Texas Distance Learning Association Conference – Corpus Christi, Texas (April 7, 2009)

Matt Crosslin (2008). Future of the Internet: Web 3.0 and 3D Web. Conference presentation at the National University Telecommunications Network 2008 conference – Park City, Utah (June 10, 2008)

Matt Crosslin (2008). Effective Instructional Design Techniques in Moodle and Second Life. Conference presentation at the Texas Distance Learning Association Conference – Galveston, Texas (March 24, 2008)

Matt Crosslin and Katrina Adams (2007). Cutting Edge Innovations in Online Learning: Web 2.0 for Everybody. Conference presentation at the Innovations in Online Learning Conference – Austin, Texas (May 24, 2007)

Matt Crosslin (2007). Online Publication Smack-Down: Blogs vs. Discussion Boards. Conference presentation at the Innovations in Online Learning Conference – Austin, Texas (May 24, 2007)

Matt Crosslin (2007). 3-D Learning Management System: Moodle + Second Life. Conference presentation at the Texas Distance Learning Association Conference – Galveston, Texas (March 28, 2007)

Matt Crosslin (2007). Web2.0 Alphabet Soup: CSS, RSS, XML, and AJAX. Conference presentation at the Texas Distance Learning Association Conference – Galveston, Texas (March 27, 2007)

Matt Crosslin (2006). Do-It-Yourself LMS: Open-Source and High-Tech Possibilities. Conference presentation at the Innovations in Online Learning Conference – Austin, Texas (June 1, 2006)

Panel Discussions

Bonnie Stewart (moderator) with Matt Crosslin, Maha Bali, Rebecca Hogue, Whitney Kilgore, and Rolin Moe (2015). My Theory Can Whip Your Theory: The Ontological Smackdown to End All Ontological Smackdowns. Digital Learning Research Network – Stanford, CA (October 17, 2015)

Richard Hezel (moderator) with Myra Traynor, Debbie Addair, Anne Marie Vaughan, Matt Crosslin, and Sarah Sarraj (2012). NUTN Opening Session: 30 Year Celebration. Panel Discussion at the National University Technology Network 2012 conference – Kansas City, Missouri (September 18, 2012)

Janice Butler and Matt Crosslin (2009). Web 2.0 in Texas Schools: Opportunities & Challenges. Panel Discussion at the Texas Distance Learning Association Conference – Corpus Christi, TX (April 9, 2009)

Interviews

Robert Kelly (2007). Blogs or Discussion Boards? (interview with Matt Crosslin). Online Classroom, 7 (12), 2.

Professional Service

Chief Information Officer, Texas Distance Learning Association Board of Directors, 2009-2010

Committees

President’s Award for Transformative Online Teaching Selection Committee
University of Texas at Arlington, 2018

Domain of One’s Own Advisory Council
University of Texas at Arlington, 2016-2017

Organizing Committee
Digital Learning Research Network 2015 Conference, October 16-17, 2016

Proposal Review Committee
Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (ET4Online), April 22-24, 2015

Emerging Technologies Proposal Review Committee Chair
Texas Distance Learning Association Conference, April 20 – 23, 2011

Information Committee Chair
Texas Distance Learning Association, 2009-2010.

Website Development Chair
Texas Distance Learning Association Conference, March 21 – 24, 2010

Emerging Technologies Proposal Review Committee Chair
Texas Distance Learning Association Conference, March 21 – 24, 2010

Emerging Technologies Proposal Review Committee Chair
Texas Distance Learning Association Conference, April 6 – 9, 2009

Futures & Research Proposal Review Committee Chair
Texas Distance Learning Association Conference, April 6 – 9, 2009

Studeous.com Teacher Advisory Board, May 2008

Technology Used Everyday Track Proposal Review Committee
Texas Distance Learning Association Conference, March 24 – 27, 2008

Technology Track Proposal Review Committee
Innovations in Online Learning Conference, May 31 – June 2, 2006

Course Awards

President’s Award for Excellence in Distance Education by the University of Texas at Arlington, for LIST 5346: Teaching The Writing Process.

Award for Education Innovation by the University of Texas at Arlington, for EXSA 1247: Exercise and Weight Management.

Best Practices Award for Excellence in Distance Learning Teaching – Higher Education (Platinum Level) by the United States Distance Learning Association, for ART 1301: Art Appreciation, 2008.

Best Practices Award for Online Distance Learning Programming Online Technology – Higher Education (Gold Level) by the United States Distance Learning Association, for CRCJ 4301: The American Judicial System, 2007.

Instructional Design

LINK-LA-FEx: Feature Engineering for Improving Learning Environments (massive open online course, EdX and UT Arlington, Fall 2018)
LINK-LA-NLx: Natural Language Processing and Natural Language Understanding in Educational Research (massive open online course, EdX and UT Arlington, Fall 2018)
LINK-LA-SSAx: Using Data to Provide Personalized Student Support (massive open online course, EdX and UT Arlington, Summer 2018)
LINK-LA-CAx: Cluster Analyses (massive open online course, EdX and UT Arlington, Summer 2018)
LINK-LA-PMx: Predictive Modeling in Learning Analytics (massive open online course, EdX and UT Arlington, Summer 2018)
LINK-LA-SNAx: Social Network Analysis (SNA) (massive open online course, EdX and UT Arlington, Spring 2018)
LINK-LA-FUNDx: Learning Analytics Fundamentals (massive open online course, EdX and UT Arlington, Spring 2018)
LINK.DUx: Digitizing Higher Education (massive open online course, EdX and UT Arlington, Fall 2017)
LINK.OEx An Introduction to Open Education (massive open online course, EdX and UT Arlington, Fall 2017)
LINK.BW.1x The Science and Practice of Yoga (massive open online course, EdX and UT Arlington, Fall 2017)
Humanizing Online Instruction, the #HumanMOOC (massive open online course, Canvas Network, Winter 2015)
LINK5.10x Data, Analytics and Learning (massive open online course, EdX and UT Arlington, Fall 2014)
BEEP 3381 Language Minority Students: Development and Assessment (UT Arlington, Summer 2014)
URPA 5329: Financial Management in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors (UT Arlington, Summer 2014)
ENGL 3347 Topics in Multicultural Literatures (UT Arlington, Spring 2014)
BEEP 3381 Language Minority Students: Development and Assessment (UT Arlington, Spring 2014)
URPA 5358 Ethics in the Public Service (UT Arlington, Fall 2013)
Designing Effective and Engaging Online Courses (UT Arlington, Fall 2013)
POLS 2312 Local Government (UT Arlington Spring 2013)
GEOL 4305 Applications of Remote Sensing (UT Arlington Fall 2012)
GEOL 4332 Global Positioning Systems (UT Arlington Fall 2012)
GEOL 3316 Astrobiology (UT Arlington Summer 2012)
EDAD 6374 Advanced School Business Administration (UT Arlington Summer 2012)
EDAD 6373 The Superintendency (UT Arlington Spring 2012)
POLS 4316 Women in the Political Process (UT Arlington Spring 2012)
ART 1305 Two-Dimensional Design (UT Arlington Fall 2011)
SOCI 3334 Gender Roles (UT Arlington Fall 2011)
CRCJ 3385 Women and Crime (UT Arlington Fall 2011)
KINE 3301 Biomechanics of Human Movement (UT Arlington Spring 2011)
HEED 3305 Women’s Health Issues (UT Arlington Spring 2010)
KINE 3303 Applied Kinesiology (UT Arlington Spring 2010)
HEED 4310 Stress Management (UT Arlington Spring 2010)
ECON 3303 Money and Banking (UT Arlington Fall 2009)
ECON 2305 Principles of Macroeconomics (UT Arlington Fall 2009)
NURS 3333 Health Promotions (UT Arlington Fall 2009)
LIST 5346 Teaching the Writing Process (UT Arlington Fall 2009)
URPA 5399 Public Administration Capstone (UT Arlington Fall 2009)
LIST 5350 Literacy Assessment (UT Arlington Summer 2009)
ENGL 1302 Critical Think, Reading, and Writing II (UT Arlington Spring 2009)
EXSA 0154 Walking/Jogging for Fitness (UT Arlington Spring 2009)
EXSA 1247 Exercise and Weight Management (UT Arlington Spring 2009)
URPA 5358 Ethics In Public Service (UT Arlington Spring 2009)
BIOL 3309 Medical Terminology (UT Arlington Fall 2008)
SPAN 4334 Culture and Economic Globalization (UT Arlington Spring 2008)
SPAN 4335 Business Spanish (UT Arlington Fall 2007)
CRCJ 4301 The American Judicial System (UT Arlington Spring 2007)
CRCJ 4380 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems (UT Arlington Spring 2007)
ART 1301 Art Appreciation (UT Arlington Spring 2007)
7th grade Nutrition (Health Edco 2005)
7th grade Injury & Violence Prevention (Health Edco 2005)
7th grade Personal, Community, & Environmental Health (Health Edco 2005)
Childcare Food Manager training course (Waco Health District 2000)
Childcare Food Worker training course (Waco Health District 2000)

Creative Endeavors

Blogger, EduGeek Journal

Web Design, Monsoon River Designs

Skills and Qualifications

RIT X-Series Program Certificate in Video Game Design, including:

HarvardX PH125.1x: Data Science: R Basics Certification, February 2018
HarvardX PH125.2x: Data Science: Visualization Certification, June 2018
HarvardX PH125.3x: Data Science: Probability Certification, August 2018

Sloan-C Online Teaching Certificate, June 2013

Moodle Course Creator Certification, September 2009

Gifted & Talented Secondary Training, 2002

Intel Teach to the Future Training, 2001

English as a Foreign Language Training, Center for Adult Learning, Baylor University, 1998

Texas Teacher’s Certificate, Secondary Art and Earth Science, 1997

Computer Skills:

  • Microsoft Office (all applications) and Google Docs (all applications)
  • Blackboard, Canvas, and Moodle LMS (as instructor and administrator)
  • Blackboard Collaborate, Skype, Adobe Connect, Google Hang-outs
  • PhotoShop CE
  • Adobe Studio 8 (including Flash and DreamWeaver)
  • Graphic art design (Fireworks 8 and QuarkXpress)
  • Web page design (including AJAX, XML, CSS, RSS, and JavaScript)
  • PHP and MySQL programming

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