Research

If there is something that I am working on that you are interested in co-developing or working on with me, please email me at tilisa.thibodeaux@lamar.edu

Scholarly Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Thibodeaux, T. N., & Harapnuik, D. K. (2018). Framework for Feedback in the DLL Program. Manuscript in progress.

Thibodeaux, T. N., & Harapnuik, D. K. (2018). Authentic Learning Experiences. Manuscript in progress.

Harapnuik, D. K., & Thibodeaux, T. N. (2018). The COVA learning approach as a threshold concept. Manuscript in progress.

Thibodeaux, T. N., Harapnuik, D. K., & Cummings, C. D. (in press). Perceptions of the influence of learner choice, ownership in learning, and voice in learning and the learning environment. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Thibodeaux, T. N., Harapnuik, D. K, & Cummings, C. D. (2018). Graduate student perceptions of the impact of the COVA learning approach on authentic projects and ePortfolios. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Thibodeaux, T. N., Harapnuik, D. K, & Cummings, C. D. (2017). Factors that contribute to ePortfolio persistence. International Journal of ePortfolio, 7(1), p. 1-12. Retrieved from http://www.theijep.com/pdf/IJEP257.pdf

Nicks, B. E, Martin, G. E. & Thibodeaux, T. N. (in press). Student Perceptions of Enhancing the Internship Experience for Online Principal Preparation Programs. Texas Council of Professors of Educational Leadership: School Leadership Review.

Peer Reviewed Book

*Harapnuik, D. K, Thibodeaux, T. N., & Cummings, C. D. (in press). Creating significant learning environments through choice, ownership, voice, and authenticity.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

Thibodeaux, T. N., Harapnuik, D. K., Cummings, C. D., & Wooten, R. (In press). Learning all the time and everywhere: Moving beyond the hype of the mobile learning quick fix. In Keengwe, J. S. (Eds.). Handbook of research on mobile technology, constructivism, and meaningful learning. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Submitted for Publication.
Expected publication date: December 2017

Harapnuik, D. K., Thibodeaux, T. N., & Cummings, C. D. (2017). Using the COVA learning approach to create active and significant learning environments. In Keengwe, J. S. (Eds.). Handbook of research on digital content, mobile learning, and technology integration models in teacher education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Submitted for Publication.
Expected publication date: August 2017

Thibodeaux, T. N., Harapnuik, D. K., & Poda, I. (2017). New Technologies. In Martin, G. E., Danzig, A. B., Wright, W. F., Flanary, R. A. and Orr, M.T. School leader internship: Developing, monitoring, and evaluating your leadership experience (4th Ed.). New York: Routledge, pp. 91-94.
Available for purchase at: https://www.amazon.com/School-Leader-Internship-Developing-Monitoring/dp/1596670096

Popular Articles

Still, M., Cummings, C., Thibodeaux, T. N., & Abernathy, K. (in press). Laptops: The key to improving middle school reading comprehension. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Thibodeaux, T. N., Thomas, A., & Harapnuik, D. K. (2017, November). Communicating success through ePortfolios. [Featured Article]. Texas Computer Education Association TCEA Techedge, 2(2), 13. Retrieved from https://www.tcea.org/TechEdge/2017/04/

Thibodeaux, T. N., Harapnuik, D. K., & Cummings, C. D. (2017, May). Learners as critical thinkers for the workplace of the future: Introducing the COVA learning approach. Texas Computer Education Association TCEA Techedge, 2(2), 13. Retrieved from http://www.tcea.org/about/publications/ (must have a subscription/log in for TCEA for viewing rights)

Thibodeaux, T. N. & Fong, D. L. (2016, August). Augmented reality: Making learning come to life. [Featured Article]. Texas Computer Education Association TCEA Techedge, 4(3), 18-21. Retrieved from http://www.tcea.org/about/publications/ (must have a subscription/log in for TCEA for viewing rights)

Thibodeaux, T. N. & Roblyer, M. D. (2015, July). Teachers talk: When are BYOD strategies worth the trouble? Pearson Education.
PDF of paper: ThibodeauxRoblyerArticle_v2

Academic Workshops

Harapnuik, D. K. & Thibodeaux, T. N. (2017). Choice, ownership, and voice through authentic learning. Capilano University ePortfolio Workshop, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
PDF of slide deck: COVA-CSLE in DLL – Feb 16 2017

Harapnuik, D. K. & Thibodeaux, T. N. (2017). Modeling ePortfolios: How to use and model an eportfolio in your course/program. Capilano University ePortfolio Workshop, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
PDF of slide deck: Modeling ePortfolios Fe6 2017

Academic Papers Presented

Nicks, R., Martin, G.E., Arterbury, E. & Thibodeaux, T.N. (2017).Online principal program student perceptions and recommendations for improving the principal internship. Paper presented at the International Council for Educational Leadership Preparation Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
PPT of slide deck: NCPEA_2017_San Juan, PR_1

Harapnuik, D. K., Thibodeaux, T. N., & Cummings, C. D. (2017, March). Student perceptions of the impact of the COVA approach on the ePortfolios and authentic projects in the digital learning and leading program. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE), Austin, TX.
Abstract: https://www.academicexperts.org/conf/site/2017/papers/50326/

Martin, G. E., Nicks, R., Arterbury, E., & Thibodeaux, T. N. (2017, April). Recommendations for improving the principal program internship. Lamar University Research Conference, Beaumont, TX.
PDF of slide deck: School Internship Research Conference _2017

Grants

2017
Submitted, Principal Investigator
Day in the Life of a STEM Environment
Internal Grant – College of Education and Human Development, Mason Gift

2017
Awarded, Principal Investigator
Exploring the Link Between African American Vernacular English (AAVE) and Code Switching in Classroom Settings
Internal Grant – Lamar University Research and Sponsored Programs, Undergraduate Research Grant

2017
Submitted, Principal Investigator
The effects of the COVA learning model intervention using ePortfolios in the undergraduate honors program at Lamar University
Internal Grant – Lamar University Research and Sponsored Programs

2016
Awarded, Principal Investigator
Student perceptions of the impact of the COVA model on their ePortfolios and authentic projects in the Digital Learning and Leading Program,
External Grant – Academic Partnerships

2015
Awarded, Co-Principal Investigator
ePortfolio Persistence, External Grant – Academic Partnerships

Conference Presentations

International

Thibodeaux, T. N., Harapnuik, D. K., & Cummings, C. D. (2018). Rethinking how to make ePortfolios as a high impact practice. America Colleges and Universities: ePortfolio Forum, Washington D. C.
Slide deck: https://www.aacu.org/AM18/EPForum

Harapnuik, D. K., Thibodeaux, T. N., & Cummings, C. D. (2017, July). Student perceptions of the COVA learning approach. Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL), Portland, OR.
PDF of slide deck: AAEEBL Portland, OR 2017

Nicks, R., Martin, G.E., Arterbury, E. & Thibodeaux, T.N. (2017, July). Online principal program student perceptions and recommendations for improving the principal internship. Paper presented at the International Council for Educational Leadership Preparation Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
PPT of slide deck: NCPEA_2017_San Juan, PR_1

Cummings, C. D., Harapnuik, D. K., & Thibodeaux, T. N. (2016, February). ePortfolio persistence. Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL), Fort Worth, TX.
PDF of slide deck: ePortfolio Persistence AAEEBL TCU – Feb 25

Cummings, C. D., Thibodeaux, T. N., & Harapnuik, D. K. (2016, August). ePortfolio learning. Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL), Boston, MA.
PDF of slide deck: AAEEBL Boston August 2016-ver2

National

Harapnuik, D. K., Thibodeaux, T. N., & Cummings, C. D. (2016, April). Go and show digital learning. Consortium of School Networking (CoSN), Washington D.C.
PDF of slide deck: COSN DC – April 6-2016-Rev 2

State

Thibodeaux, T. N., Harapnuik, D. K., & Cummings, C. D. (2017, March). The COVA learning  approach: A learner centered experience. Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA), Galveston, TX.
PDF of slide deck: COVA-CSLE in DLL – Feb 16 2017

Harapnuik, D. K., Thibodeaux, T. N., & Cummings, C. D. (2017, March). Student perceptions of  the COVA approach. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE), Austin, TX.
PDF of slide deck: SITE 2017 COVA

Thibodeaux, T. N., Harapnuik, D. K., & Cummings, C. D. (2016, March). Going beyond the unimaginable limits in distance education. Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA), San Antonio, TX.
PDF of slide deck: TxDLA San Antonio – March 31-Rev 2

Thibodeaux, T. N. & Fong, D. L. (2016, February). Using Aurasma to make book auras that glow. Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA), Austin, TX.
PDF of slide deck: Aurasma Presentation 2

Regional

Thibodeaux, T. N. (2018). ePortfolios and authentic projects in the Digital Learning and Leading program. Dishman School of Nursing. Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.

Keynote:
Thibodeaux, T. N. & Harapnuik, D. K. (2017). Significant learning environments. Buna Independent School District. Buna, TX.
PDF of slide deck: Buna ISD Presentation

Thibodeaux, T. N. (2017). Audio presentation: Significant learning environments. Sheldon Independent School District. Houston, TX.

Thibodeaux, T. N., Harapnuik, D. K., Cummings, C. D. & Malick, S. (2017, May). The COVA Learning Approach. Digital Ticket, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
PDF of slide deck: Ed Research Conference 2017.pdf

Martin, G. E., Nicks, R., Arterbury, E., & Thibodeaux, T. N. (2017, April). Recommendations for improving the principal program internship. Lamar University Research Conference, Beaumont, TX.
PDF of slide deck: School Internship Research Conference _2017

Cummings, C. D., Thibodeaux, T. N., & Harapnuik, D. K. (2017, April). Factors that contribute to ePortfolio persistence. Lamar University Research Conference, Beaumont, TX.
PDF of slide deck: TxDLA 2017 COVA & CSLE.pdf

Thibodeaux, T. N. (2016, August). Screencast feedforward, Provost’s Kick Off: Digital Learning. Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.

Thibodeaux, T. N., Harapnuik, D. K., & Cummings, C. D. (2016, May). Go and show digital learning. Digital Ticket, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
PDF of slide deck: LU Digital Ticket-May 19, 2016-Rev 4 Digital Ticket

2015 and before

Thibodeaux, T. N. (2015, October). Google Up! Powering Up Your Classroom With Google Tools. Region V Mobile Mania, Beaumont, TX.
PDF of slide deck: Google Tools

Thibodeaux, T. N. (2015, October). Aurasma. Region V Mobile Mania, Beaumont, TX 
PDF of slide deck: Aurasma Presentation 2

Thibodeaux, T. N. (2014, October). Edmodo using google tools. Region V Mobile Mania,Beaumont, TX. 

Thibodeaux, T. N. (2014, October). Classroom Dojo, QR codes, and Educreations for the classroom. Region V Mobile Mania, Beaumont, TX.

Thibodeaux, T. N. (2013, October). Introduction to Edmodo. Region V Mobile Mania. Beaumont, TX.

Thibodeaux, T. N., Cunningham, C. J., & Davidson, P. A. (2011, July) Hear my cry: I’m struggling with RtI. International Literacy Association, Orlando, FL. 

Informal Presentations
Curriculum & Instruction: ePortfolio Learning

Scholarly Reviews

Books

Mason, D. D. & Meeuwse, K. (2017, January). Personalized Professional Learning for Educators. [Review of book]. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Journals

Texas Distance Learning Association Journal of Distance Learning Reviewer

Service Leadership

International
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
 -Conference Committee – Research Proposal Reviewer, 2017-2018
Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL)
-Board – Projects and Initiatives Standing Committee
-Conference Program Committee
-Conference Proposal Reviewer
-SIG Leader – Pedagogy and Practices
Phi Gamma Sigma International Professional Society
Texas Distance Learning Association International Refereed Journal Reviewer

National
Greater Plains Honors Council Award Judge
National Council of Professors of Educational Administration Proposal Reviewer
Society for Information Technology in Education, Technology SIG

State
Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA)
-State Scholarship Chair

-Scholarship Committee Member
-Conference Proposal Reviewer
-Leader Awards Committee
-Hall of Fame Committee
Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators Awards Committee

Regional
Sheldon Independent School District, Science Department, Expert Speaker, Houston, TX
Buna Independent School District, Convocation Key Note Speaker, Buna, TX
Deweyville High School Technology Integration Presentation/Aurasma, Deweyville, TX
Bridge City Intermediate Technology Integration, Bridge City, TX

Local
Lamar University Hosted Teacher Recruitment Fair
Region V Mobile Mania

University

Academic Information Technology Committee *elected,
#Office of Undergraduate Research Proposal Review Committee
#Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement Mentor
#Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement Mentor Faculty Guest Speaker
#Provost’s Kick-Off Roundtable Speaker
University Honor’s Council Appointment
President’s Task Force on Digital Learning

Provost’s Kick-off Digital Learning
LU Graduation Announcer of the Graduates

Digital Learning Research Committee
Homecoming Faculty Representative
COEHD Homecoming Chair

Lamar Student Education Association Co-Sponsor

Professional Organizations
Association of American Colleges & Universities (AACU)
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE)
Consortium of School Networking (CoSN)
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL)
Texas Distance Learning Association  (TxDLA)
Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
Learning Forward Leadership
Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)
International Literacy Association (ILA)
Florida Center for Instructional Technology (FCIT)
Florida Digital Educators (FDE)

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