Callaway, Ibrahim Author Award-Winning Paper

Dr. Rebecca Callaway and Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim of the Arkansas Tech University College of Education faculty have authored a paper that was selected to be among the most outstanding presented at the 23rd international conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education in Austin, Texas, March 5-9.

Their paper, entitled “Assessing the Correlations Among Cognitive Overload, Online Course Design and Student Self-Efficacy,” was chosen as one of the top four papers among 1,000 research papers at the conference.

Callaway (photographed, left) is an associate professor of instructional technology at Arkansas Tech. She also serves the university as an instructional designer for courses offered through eTech, the digital campus of Arkansas Tech.

A member of the Arkansas Tech faculty since 2006, Callaway holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern State University (La.) and a Doctor of Education degree from Louisiana Tech University.

Ibrahim (photographed, right) is an assistant professor of instructional technology at Arkansas Tech.

He joined the Arkansas Tech faculty in 2011. Ibrahim earned his bachelor’s degree at Cairo University (Egypt) and his master’s degree at Oklahoma State University. He also holds a Ph.D. in educational technology from Oklahoma State.

The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) was founded in 1990.

According to its web site, SITE “promotes the development and dissemination of theoretical knowledge, conceptual research, and professional practice knowledge through the SITE conference, books, collaborative projects with other organizations, and the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education.”

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