Dr. Angel Pazurek leads the Learning Technologies undergraduate minor program and teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Her scholarship focuses on critical digital pedagogy and learning design in adult and higher education. Her current research interests include learner engagement in online environments, the use of social media for connected learning in online college courses, and international initiatives in open and distance learning. Angel serves as the country director for the midwest region of the United States for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association. She also serves on the board of directors for the Association for Educational Communication and Technology, is an associate editor for eLearn Magazine, and is a member of the editorial advisory board for the Asian Journal of Distance Education.
- Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 2013
- M.Ed. University of Missouri - St. Louis, 2008
- B.S. University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2003
2020 CEHD Outstanding Achievement Award for Professional and Administrative Staff for development of the undergraduate minor program in Learning Technologies
2020 Outstanding Contribution Award from the Learner Engagement Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology for exceptional leadership in the Division
Global OER Graduate Network (GOGN) Fred Mulder Awards 2020 - Joint Runner Up for Best Open Education Paper: A global outlook to the interruption of education due to COVID-19 pandemic: Navigating in a time of uncertainty and crisis (published in Asian Journal of Distance Education, 2020)
- Learning Technologies undergraduate minor program lead
- CI 2311W + CI 4311W Technology and Ethics in Society
- CI 2312 + CI 4312 Sex, Drugs, and the Internet: Educational Perspectives
- CI 3342 Social Media and Connected Learning
- CI 5321 Foundations of Distance Education
- CI 5323 Online Learning Communities
- CI 5325 Designing & Developing Online Distance Learning
- CI 8350 Readings and Research in Learning Technologies
Pazurek, A. Social media for connected learning and engagement in online education. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual International Conference (virtual). November 6, 2020. Recording: https://youtu.be/7QA7_Mh2aKQ
Pazurek, A. Cultural responsiveness through enactments of critical digital pedagogy and dialogic design. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual International Conference (virtual). November 5, 2020. Recording: https://youtu.be/jRe_PjpQPHc
Pazurek, A. A phenomenological investigation of engagement and connected learning with social media in online college courses. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Summer Research Symposium. July 23, 2020.
Koivula, M., & Pazurek, A. Keeping it real: The impacts of video interactions on social presence in online courses. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual International Conference. Las Vegas, NV. October 25, 2019.
Kennedy, J., Pazurek, A., Valentine, K., & Vagle, M. Inspiring studies of lived experiences with technologies: The growth of phenomenology from descriptive to postmodern. Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Annual International Conference. Las Vegas, NV. October 24, 2019.
Pazurek, A. (2021). Social media for connected learning and engagement in online education. In B. Hokanson, M. Exter, A. Grincewicz, M. Schmidt, & A. Tawfik (Eds.), Learning: Design, engagement, and definition (pp. 137-145). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-85078-4_11
Pazurek, A. (2021). Social media can be used to engage college students when guided by connected learning principles. AECT Interactions. Retrieved from https://interactions.aect.org/social-media-can-be-used-to-engage-college-students/
Bozkurt, A., Jung, I., Xiao, J., Vladimirschi, V., Schuwer, R., Egorov, G., Lambert, S., Al-Freih, M., Pete, J., Olcott, Jr., D., Rodes, V., Aranciaga, I., Bali, M., Alvarez, A. J., Roberts, J., Pazurek, A., Raffaghelli, J. E., Panagiotou, N., de Coëtlogon, P., Shahadu, S., Brown, M., Asino, T. I., Tumwesige, J., Ramírez Reyes, T., Barrios Ipenza, E., Ossiannilsson, E., Bond, M., Belhamel, K., Irvine, V., Sharma, R. C., Adam, T., Janssen, B., Sklyarova, T., Olcott, N., Ambrosino, A., Lazou, C., Mocquet, B., Mano, M., & Paskevicius, M. (2020). A global outlook to the interruption of education due to COVID-19 pandemic: Navigating in a time of uncertainty and crisis. Asian Journal of Distance Education, 15(1), 1-126. Retrieved from https://asianjde.org/ojs/index.php/AsianJDE/article/view/462
Pazurek, A. (2019). How to teach online: An interview with Dr. Angel Pazurek. Elearning Magazine. Retrieved from https://elearnmag.acm.org/archive.cfm?aid=3343235
Scharber, C., Pazurek, A., & Ouyang, F. (2019). Illuminating the (in)visibility of female scholars: A gendered analysis of publishing rates within educational technology journals from 2004 to 2015, Gender and Education, 31(1), 33-61. Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09540253.2017.1290219
Pazurek, A. & Feyissa, S. (2015). Digital divide. In J. M. Spector (Ed.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Technology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. Retrieved from http://sk.sagepub.com/reference/the-sage-encyclopedia-of-educational-technology/i3186.xml