Professor of Learning, Design and Technology
Dr. Florence Martin is a Professor in Learning, Design and Technology at North Carolina State University. She received her Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Educational Technology from Arizona State University. Prior to her current position, she was a Full Professor at University of North Carolina Charlotte and a tenured Associate Professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington for 15 years. She has worked on instructional design projects for Shooolini University, Viridis Learning, Maricopa Community College District, University of Phoenix, Intel, Cisco Learning Institute, and Arizona State University and taught online for Walden University. She teaches courses on Learning, Design and Technology 100% online and has received Quality Matters Certification for eight of her courses. She was the first place winner of the Crystal Award from the Division of Distance Learning in Association of Educational Communications and Technology in 2015 which is given to innovative and outstanding multimedia-based distance learning courses. While at UNC Charlotte, she developed the Post-Masters Certificate in University and College Teaching, Ed.D., and PhD. Learning Design and Technology concentrations at UNC Charlotte. She led efforts to receive program level quality matters certification for the Instructional Systems Technology Program and endorsement for the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Systems Technology from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology while at UNC Charlotte.
Dr. Martin engages in research to create transformative learning experiences through effective design and integration of digital teaching and learning innovations. In recent years, she has researched on the design of online learning environments, cybersecurity and computer science education, and competencies for learning and development professionals to provide equitable learning opportunities. She has published the results of her research in several leading journals in the field of instructional technology including Educational Technology Research and Development, Computers and Education, British Journal of Educational Technology, Internet and Higher Education, Educational Research Review, American Journal of Distance Education and Educational Technology & Society. Some of the research themes she is currently investigating include digital safety, teaching programming online, meta-analysis on online learning, online instructor roles and strategies. She has received over 2 million dollars in funding from the National Science Foundation for her research. Her research has resulted in over 100 publications and 150 presentations.
Dr. Martin was a fellow with the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) in Summer 2016 which is a unique blended-learning leadership development program sponsored by Penn State and the Online Learning Consortium. She also served as the first teaching fellow for the College of Education, associate quality matters fellow through Center for Teaching and Learning and Digital Learning Fellow for the Senior Associate Provosts Office at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Martin served as the President of Multimedia Production Division in 2012-2013 and as the President of the Division of Distance Learning in 2017-2018 for Association for Educational Communications and Technology. She also served as the Vice President for Marketing and Communications with ISPI Charlotte and as Director-at-Large for International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction. She is currently serving on the board for North Carolina Virtual Public Schools. She serves as an Associate Editor for Online Learning Journal, and Educational Research Review.
Doctor of Philosophy Educational Technology Arizona State University 2005
Master of Education Educational Technology Arizona State University 2003
Bachelor of Engineering Electronics and Communication Bharathiyar University 2000
- Bichronous online learning: Award-winning online instructor practices of blending asynchronous and synchronous online modalities , INTERNET AND HIGHER EDUCATION (2023)
- A Meta-Analysis on the Community of Inquiry Presences and Learning Outcomes in Online and Blended Learning Environments , Online Learning (2022)
- An Overview of the Competencies and Career Outcomes in Educational Technology , The Instructional Design Trainer's Guide (2022)
- Creating a Safer Digital World for Elementary Learner: Lessons Learned from Elementary Educators , Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (2022)
- Design Patterns in Instructors' Modeling of Class Sessions Using Lesson Blueprints , American Educational Research Association (2022)
- Designing Online Learning in Higher Education , Handbook of Open, Distance and Digital Education (2022)
- Developing Online Professional Development for High School Teachers to Teach Computer Science Online , Proceedings of the 27th ACM Conference on on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education Vol. 2 (2022)
- Developing an online learner satisfaction framework in higher education through a systematic review of research , INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATION (2022)
- Elementary Educator Perceptions of Student Digital Safety Based on Technology Use in the Classroom , Computers in the Schools (2022)
- Engaging learners in the emergency transition to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic , Journal of Research on Technology in Education (2022)