Notice: College of DuPage is closed for Thanksgiving Recess from Thursday, Nov. 27, to Sunday, Nov. 30. The College will reopen on Monday, Dec. 1.

Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson

Instructor, English

Tel.: (630) 942-2149
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2516G
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