Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson

Instructor, English

Tel.: (630) 942-2149
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2516G
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.anderson.88
Skype: eanderson90
Google Talk: ekanderson90

Areas of Research Interest

  • New media and digital rhetoric
  • Blended and online learning
  • Multi-literacies and visual culture

Recent Courses Taught

  • English 1101/1102 - Composition I and 2
  • English 1105 – Writing for the Workplace
  • English 1130 - Introduction to Literature
  • English 1150 – Short Fiction
  • English 2228 - Shakespeare

Current & Recent Projects

  • Dissertation study: A digital ethnography of virtual sandbox worlds focusing on game-based learning principles and transformative learning experiences through the lens of game rhetoric
  • Participating in two-year research study on reflective learning in a visual literacy course
  • Co-developed online faculty orientation course
  • Participated in a year-long study through a literacy and the arts grant partnership with local school district to incorporate multi-literacies for 21st century skills
  • Participated in a visual arts grant to build virtual world learning environments that engage students in the arts and social sciences

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • "Mobile devices and functions and mobile learning." (2013). In R. C. Richey (Ed.), Encyclopedia of terminology for educational communications and technology (pp. 212-216). New York, NY: Springer.
  • "Visual and Multi Literacies to Address Common Core Standards" Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) (2012)
  • "Mapping our Expedition: Design Decisions and Implementation Results in Revising a Graduate Level Visual Literacy Course" International Visual Literacy Association (2012)
  • "Victorian PowerPoint and Virtual Worlds: How the Past Influences the Present in Visual Learning" AECT (2011)
  • "Developing 21st Century Skills in 3-D Virtual World Learning Spaces" AECT (2011)
  • "Encouraging Multi-Literacy Learning: Creating a Community for Learning" AECT (2011)
  • "Visual and Multi-Literacies for Learning" AECT (2011)
  • "The Sandbox is for Teachers Too: How Teachers Benefit from Learning by Doing in Sandbox 3D Virtual Worlds" Games, Learning & Society (2011)
  • "Now That We Are Here, What Can We Learn? Developing 21st Century Skills in 3-D Virtual World Learning Spaces" Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (2011)
  • "Digital Story Creation and the Multi-Literacies" and "Virtual Worlds and Higher Education" Illinois Computing Educators (2011)

MA English, University of Illinois at Chicago
BA English and German, Wheaton College

Awards and Recognitions
Divisional Outstanding Part-time Faculty Award for 2012-2013