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Ginger Watson Papelis

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Education and Human Development
Department: School of Education and Human Development
Office location and address
Ruffner Hall 120
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1998
M.S.Ed, Southern Illinois University, 1990
B.S., Southern Illinois University, 1984
EDIS 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study
EDIS 7000: Introduction to Instructional Design
Credits: 3
Instructional design offers substantial potential to improve learning in every domain. Students learn systematic methods for ID, explore the role of design, theory, & technology in addressing instructional problems, & build significant analytical & project management skills. For any discipline where creative approaches to knowledge construction and information transfer are critical.
EDIS 7010: Computer Courseware Tools
Credits: 3
This course provides an introduction to technologies commonly employed for instructional development. Courseware Tools is the first half of a two-course sequence. Topics in the first semester include digital media, print and web design / development, web scripting, and related instructional issues such as usability principles and interface design. In the second semester, use of these tools to develop projects is addressed in Courseware Design. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDIS 7070: Multimedia Learning
Credits: 3
Learn how to evaluate existing and design new instructional materials for any learning environment based on understanding how people learn and process information. We will cover multimedia learning principles such as Mayer's, the underlying theories and research, and design principles like gestalt, figure/ground, and hierarchy. The course features a "rapid prototyping" process for revising and creating mterials throughout the class project
EDLF 8385: Survey Inquiry for Practitioners with Data Management and Analysis
Credits: 3
Focus is given to Problems of Practice (POPs) through systematic quantitative inquiry, specifically focusing on survey processes, questions and strategies used to conduct meaningful inquiry in educational settings. The course begins with the process for survey development followed by basic statistical processes and procedures for organizing and analyzing data from surveys. A co-requisite for the class is EDLF 8386: Survey Lab of Practice.
EDLF 8386: Lab of Practice of Survey Inquiry
Credits: 1
This Lab of Practice complements EDLF 8385: Survey Inquiry. The Lab provides a structured opportunity to engage in survey work on a very small scale allowing for practicing the main ideas focused on in EDLF 8385: Survey Inquiry.
EDIS 8970: Field Study
Credits: 3–6
In this student-driven, field-based course, students perform work at a school, district, or other educational setting to investigate and address a specific question, challenge, need, or interest of the partner organization. Students make informed analyses of the educational issues and present findings.
EDIS 9991: Ed.D. Research
Credits: 1–12
Ed.D. Research conducted under the guidance of dissertation/capstone committee. 12 hours required for graduation. Permission of Instructor required.
EDIS 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Under close guidance of a faculty member, students work on an area of particular interest that cannot be met by a regularly scheduled course. A plan of study should be signed by the faculty sponsor and filed in the student's permanent file in the Office of Student Affairs. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.