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Credence Baker, PhD
Assistant Professor of Educational Technology & Certification Officer
Contact Information
Email:cbaker@tarleton.edu
Office:MATH 101
Phone:254-968-9817

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Courses Offered

Graduate
  • EDTC 549 Educational Media and Technology (Fall, Spring)
  • EDTC 553 Design Onlne Learning Environments (Fall)
  • EDTC 554 Facilitating Onlne Learning Environments (Spring)
  • EDTC 538 Principles of Instructional Design (Summer)
  • EDTC 507 Internship/Capstone (Fall, Spring, Summer)

Research and Scholarly Activities

Research Activities
Scholarly Activities
  • Undergraduate Research: Best Practices for Scaffolding and Learning
  • Google Tools in Higher Education: Benefits for Teaching, Research and Service

Publications

Refereed Publications
  • Baker, C., Gentry, J. E. (2014). The Targeted Open Online Course (TOOC) Model. Administrative Issues Journal, 4(1).
  • Gentry, J.E., Baker, C., Thomas, B.D., Whitfield, C., Garcia, L. (2014). Transforming Technology Integration: An Instrument to Measure Educator’s Self-Efficacy for Modeling 21st-Century Skills. National Teacher Education Journal, 7(3).
  • Finney, D., Baker, C. (2013). High- and Low-tech strategies for engaging under resourced learners in the sciences. The Journal of Effective Schools Project 20(1).
  • Becker, M., Erwin, S., Winn, M., Baker, C. (2012). 21st Century Digital Instructional Model: Where Learning Clicks. Chesapeake, VA: Society for Information Technology & teacher Education.
  • Baker, C., Taylor, S. L. (2012). In Mary Bart (Ed.), Online Student Engagement Tools and Strategies: The Importance of Teaching Presence in an Online Course (vol. Special Report, pp. 6-8). Madison, WI: Magna Publications.
  • Baker, C., Peak, K., & Guthrie, C. (2011). The faculty driven model for innovation in teaching initiatives. Academic Leader. Madison, WI: Magna Publications.
  • Baker, C. & Edwards, J. (2011). A holistic approach for establishing social presence in online courses and programs. The International HETL Review, 2(2).
  • Edwards, J., & Baker, C. (2010). A case study: Google collaboration applications as online course teaching tools. Journal of Online Teaching and Learning, 6(4).
  • Baker, C., & Taylor, S. (2010). The importance of teaching presence in an online course. Online Classroom. Madison, MI: Magna Publications.
  • Baker, C. (2010). The impact of instructor immediacy and presence for online student affective learning, cognition, and motivation. The Journal of Educators Online, 7(1).
  • Baker, C., & Rynearson, K. (2007). Fostering psychological closeness in online courses. In R. Cravey (Ed.), Proceedings of the TCEA Educational Technology Research Symposium.
collapse Non-Refereed Publications
Presentations
  • Baker, C., Edwards, A., & Rynearson, K. (2014, April). The Targeted Open Online Course (TOOC) model: Benefits and challenges for institutions of higher education. 7th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium. Sloan Consortium and MERLOT, Dallas, Tx.
  • Baker, C., Burk, J. A., Jones, L. M., Gentry, J. E., Miller, & J., Carrell, J. (2014, March). Tarleton's first Targeted Open Online Course - A panel discussion of the TOOC model 11th Annual Excellence in Teaching Conference. Center for Instructional Innovation, Stephenville, Tx.
  • Baker, C., Maben, S., & Edwards, J. (2014, March). Leveraging connectivism in higher education: Perspectives for teaching, research, leadership and service. Texas Women in Higher Education - Invited Panelist, Fort Worth, Tx.
  • Baker, C. (2014, March). The Targeted Open Online Course model: Outcomes of an initial pilot. New Learning Technologies Conference. Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT), Orlando, Florida.
  • Edwards, A., & Baker, C. (2013, October). Using Blackboard or Coursesites to flip your classroom. T-BUG Annual Conference. Texas Blackboard Users Group, San Antonio, Tx.
  • Edwards, A., Baker, C., & Carrell, J. (2013, October). Targeted Open Online Courses.T-BUG Annual Conference. Texas Blackboard Users Group, San Antonio, Tx.
  • Baker, C., Leach, L., & Marble, D. K. (2013, September). Expanding access to STEM coursework for Texas rural students via distance education. Global STEMx Education Conference, Online.
  • Baker, C. (2013, June). Strategic integration of social media for teaching and learning. International Society for Technology in Education. San Antonio, Texas.
  • Baker, C. & Maben, S. (2013, April). Publishing in academia in the digital age. Invited Panelist. Center for Instructional Innovation, Tarleton State University.
  • Maben, S., & Baker, C. (2013, April). Social Media in the classroom: Strategies for student engagement. 10th Annual Excellence in Teaching Conference, Center for Instructional Innovation, Stephenville, Texas.
  • Baker, C., Miller, J. & Shaw, J. (2013, April). Strategies for enhancing online or hybrid course design, interaction and collaboration, Assessment, and Learner Support. 10th Annual Excellence in Teaching Conference, Center for Instructional Innovation, Stephenville, Texas.
  • Edwards, A., & Baker, C. (2012, November). Texas Social Media Research Institute Annual Conference, TSMRI. Stephenville, Texas.
  • Erwin, S., Winn, M., Baker, C., Becker, M. (2012). On-Demand Instruction: Rebooting the University Instructional Model. Honolulu AI: Hawaii International Conference on Education.
  • Baker, C., Edwards, A., & Carrell, J. (2012, October). Social media mash-ups in the online learning environment. 2012 Annual Texas Blackboard Users Group Conference. Killeen, Texas.
  • Baker, C., Becker, M., & Clark-Goff, K. (2012, October). A strategic approach for integrating technology in the professional development of pre-service teachers. CSOTTE Fall 2012 Teacher Education Conference, Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education, Austin, Texas.
  • Peak, K. W., Guthrie, C., Sharp, J. H., Lambert, B. D., Garza, J., Baker, C., & Jina, S. (2012, June). From sage on the stage to engage: Active teaching techniques. The Teaching Professor Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Guthrie, C., Peak, K. W., Baker, C., & Sharp, J. H. (2012, June). Strategies for implementing course re-design. The Teaching Professor Conference. Washington, D.C.
  • Peak, K. W., Guthrie, C., Sharp, J. H., Lambert, B. D., Garza, J., & Baker, C. (2012, March). Active teaching techniques for the classroom. Excellence in Teaching Conference, Center for Instructional Innovation, Tarleton State University.
  • Becker, M., Erwin, S., Winn, M., & Baker, C. (2012, March). 21st Century digital instructional model: Where learning clicks. Presentation at the 23rd Annual International Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Austin, Texas.
  • Baker, C., & Edwards, J. (2011, November). Establishing Collaboration Opportunities in Your Online Class. Texas Blackboard Users Group. Dallas, Texas.
  • Becker, M., & Baker, C. (2011, October). Course Re-Design Instructional Model. Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Granbury, Texas.
  • Baker, C., & Gazi, Y. (2011, September). Engagement Strategies for the Online Learning Environment. Texas A&M System Chancellor's Summit on Education. Texas A&M University System, Austin, Texas.
  • Baker, C., Peak, K., Guthrie, C. (2011, May). The faculty fellowship: A vital component of faculty development initiatives. Accepted Poster Presentation at the 2011 Teaching Professor Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Baker, C. Edwards, J. (2011, February). Practical strategies for using google collaboration applications in the college classroom. Presentation at the 2011 Teaching with Technology Conference, Collge Station, Tx.
  • Baker, C. (2010, June). Towards the scholarship of teaching and learning: Using a UD (universal design) rubric to develop a graduate-level course and assess results. Presentation at the 2010 Texas A&M University Disability Training Network Summer Institute, Grapevine, Texas.
  • Baker, C. (2010, March). Instructor immediacy and presence: Implications for online student affective learning, cognition, and motivation. Presentation at the 2010 Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, San Diego, California.
  • Baker, C., & Becker, M. (2009, October). Using SoftChalk as a content authoring solution in online and hybrid courses. Presentation at the 2009 annual conference of the Texas Blackboard User Group, Nacogdoches, Texas.
  • Becker, M., & Baker, C. (2009, October). Are students listening and learning in my classroom? Presentation at the 2009 annual conference of the Texas Blackboard User Group, Nacogdoches, Texas.
  • Baker, C., Taylor, S., Dulin, L. (2009, March). Establishing teaching presence in an online course. Presentation at the Texas Distance Learning Association's 2009 Annual Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • Mollick, G., & Baker, C. (2007, November). Issues in implementing Blackboard CE 6 with a Luminous data integration. Presentation at the 2007 annual conference of the Texas Blackboard User Group, Dallas, Texas.
  • Mollick, G., Baker, C., Becker, M. (2007, November). What does effective faculty training look like? Presentation at the 2007 annual conference of the Texas Blackboard User Group, Dallas, Texas.
  • Baker, C., & Becker, M. (2007, October). Effective communication for online teaching. Presentation at the 2007 annual conference of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association, Granbury, Texas.
  • Baker, C., & Rynearson, K. (2007, February). Fostering psychological closeness in online classes. Paper presented at the 2007 TCEA Educational Technology Research Symposium, Austin, Texas.
  • Baker, C., & Rynearson, K. (2006, October). Verbal immediacy: Effective online interactions. Paper presented at the 2006 EDUCAUSE Conference, Dallas, Texas.
  • Rynearson, K. & Baker, C. (2006, May). Mediated verbal immediacy: Implications for learning and interaction in an online environment. Poster presented at the 18th annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, New York.
  • Baker, C., Harris, R. (2006, April). A look ahead: WebCT campus edition 6.0. Presentation at the Tarleton State University Excellence in Teaching Showcase, Stephenville, Texas.
  • Baker, C. (2005, April). Accommodating the learning styles of students in an online learning environment. Presentation at the Tarleton State University Teaching and Learning Brown Bag Lunch Series, Stephenville, Texas.
  • Baker, C., Jernigan, S., Easterling, K., Wright, G. (2005, March). Smart day 2004: Integrating technology into teaching and learning . Presentation at the Texas Distance Learning Association's Annual Conference, Forth Worth, Texas.
  • Member, EDUCAUSE

Professional Affiliations & Accreditations

Degrees

  • PhD, Applied Technology & Performance Improvement, University of North Texas, 2008
  • M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction-Instructional Technology, Tarleton State University, 2005
  • B.S., Administrative Systems, Tarleton State University, 2003

Graduate Group Memberships

    Credence Baker, PhD

    My professional interests include Instructional/Educational technology and it's uses/impact on learning; online and hybrid learning; teaching effectiveness; and professional development.