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Kristen Betts

Kristen Betts, Ed.D.

Clinical Professor
kbetts@drexel.edu
912-257-8336

Program Affiliation:

Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Management
M.S., Higher Education


Areas of Expertise:

  • Higher education administration and governance
  • Online and blended education: curriculum development, pedagogy, and assessment
  • Instructional design and educational technology
  • Student/faculty recruitment and retention
  • Program assessment and evaluation
  • Strategic planning, accreditation, and federal regulations

Research Interests:

  • Online student engagement, retention and completion
  • Online Human Touch
  • Online neuropedagogy and online neuro-instructional design
  • Faculty development
  • eStudent Affairs and eAdvising
  • Program development, accessibility and federal regulations

Professional Experience:

  • Drexel University, School of Education
    Clinical Professor
    Director, Ed.D. program, Philadelphia (previous)
    Director, M.S. in Higher Education program (previous)
  • Drexel University, Office of the Provost
    Senior Director, eLearning
  • Forbes Education
    Chief Academic Officer
  • Armstrong State University
    Director, Online & Blended Learning
  • Educational Consultant
  • Fairfax County Public School System, Spanish Teacher

Publications:

Betts, K. (2014). Build it but will they teach?: Strategies to increase faculty participation and retention in online & blended learning. Online Journal of Distance Education Administrators, 17(2).

Betts, K. (2014). Factors influencing faculty participation & retention in online & blended education. Online Journal of Distance Education Administrators, 17(1).

Betts, K., Welsh, B., Pruitt, C. Dietrich, G. Watson, T., Trevino, J. Brooks, M., Cohen, A., Coombs, N. (2013). Understanding disabilities & online student success. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 17(3). The Sloan Consortium

Betts, K., Cohen, A., Veit, D., Alphin, H., Broadus, C., & Allen, D. (2013). Strategies to increase online student success for students with disabilities. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 17(3). The Sloan Consortium.

Betts, K., Gaines, L., & Kramer, R. (2011). Online faculty & adjuncts: Strategies for meeting current & future demands of online education through online human touch training & support. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, 1(4), IGI Global, Hershey, PA, ISSN: 2155-6873.

Betts, K., Hartman, K., & Oxholm, C. (2010). Re-examining & repositioning higher education: 20 economic and demographic factors driving online and blended program enrollments. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks 9(1). The Sloan Consortium.

Betts, K., Lewis, M., Dressler, A., & Svensson, L. (2009). Optimizing curricula and learning simulation to support a quinary career development model. Asian-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 10(2), 99-119.

Betts, K. (2009). Lost in translation: Importance of effective communication in online education. Online Journal of Distance Education Administrators, 12(2).

Betts, K., Urias, D., Betts, K., & Chavez, J. (2009). Higher education and shifting U.S. demographics: Need for visible career paths, professional development, succession planning & commitment to diversity. Academic Leadership On-Line Journal 7(2).

Betts, K. (2009). Online human touch (OHT) training and support: A conceptual framework to increase faculty and adjunct faculty engagement, connectivity, and retention in online education, Part 2. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 5(1), 29-48.

Betts, K. (2008). Online human touch (OHT) instruction and programming: A conceptual framework to increase online student engagement and retention in online education, Part 1. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 4(3), 399-418.

Betts, K., & Sikorski, B. (2008). Financial bottom line: Estimating the cost of turnover and attrition for online faculty and adjunct. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 11(1).