Phone: (703) 993-4439
Fax: (703) 993-2722
Email: ndabbagh (@gmu.edu)
George Mason University
Thompson Hall 1402
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Nada Dabbagh is Professor and Director of the Division of Learning Technologies in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. She holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Design from The Pennsylvania State University and a Masters of Science in Math Methodology and Operations Research from Columbia University. Dr. Dabbagh teaches graduate courses in instructional design, digital pedagogy, and design research in the Learning Design and Technology (LDT) masters program and the Learning Technologies Design Research (LTDR) PhD specialization. She also teaches in the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) Executive Development Program. In 2003, Dr. Dabbagh received the George Mason University Teaching Excellence award, Mason’s highest recognition for faculty members who demonstrate exceptional skill in and commitment to their teaching and learning practice.
Dr. Dabbagh‛s research is steeped in the learning sciences specifically as this relates to learning at the intersection of pedagogy and technology with the goal of understanding the techno-social affordances of learning systems design. She is currently examining the design of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and the impact this has on personal and professional development. Additional research areas include online and blended learning, interaction design, problem-based learning, and supporting self-regulated learning in technology mediated learning environments.
Dr. Dabbagh has an extensive publication record which includes six books and over 100 research papers and book chapters. She has presented her research at over 100 scholarly venues participating as keynote and invited speaker at local, regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Dabbagh has facilitated numerous learning technology design projects which led to the award winning Learning Asset Technology Integration Support Tool or LATIST and the TechSelect Decision Aide mobile application.
Dr. Dabbagh‛s research areas include:
- online and blended learning
- personal learning environments (PLEs)
- social media and social learning
- pedagogical ecology of technology mediated learning tasks (digital pedagogy)
- affordance based design/interaction design
- case problem generation and representation in problem based learning
- supporting student self-regulation in online and blended learning
- Fake, H., & Dabbagh, N. (2023). Designing personalized learning experiences: A framework for higher education and workforce training. New York, N.Y.: Routledge.
- Dabbagh, N., Howland, J., & Marra, R. (2019). Meaningful online learning: Integrating strategies, activities, and learning technologies for effective designs. New York, N.Y.: Routledge.
- Moallem, M., Woei, H., & Dabbagh, N. (Eds.) (2019). Wiley handbook of problem-based learning. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
- Dabbagh, N. (2021). Aligning learning design principles with problem design principles to foster critical thinking skills in PBL. In Scholkmann, A., Telléus, P. K., Ryberg, T., Hung, W., Andreasen, L. B., Kofoed, L. B., Christiansen, N. L. S., & Nielsen, S. R. (Eds.), Transforming PBL Through Hybrid Learning Models: Timely Challenges and Answers in a (Post)-Pandemic Perspective and Beyond (pp. 175-179). Aalborg Universitetsforlag. International Research Symposium on PBL.
- Dabbagh, N., & Castaneda, L. (2020). Beyond personalization: The PLE as a framework for lifelong learning. Educational Technology Research and Development, 68(6), 3041-3055.https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-020-09831-z
- Fake, H., & Dabbagh, N. (2020). Personalized learning within online workforce learning environments: Exploring implementations, obstacles, opportunities, and perspectives of workforce leaders. Technology, Knowledge, and Learning. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10758-020-09441-x
- Zgheib, G., & Dabbagh, N. (2020). Social Media Learning Activities (SMLA): Implications for design. Online Learning, 24(1), 50-66. https://doi.org/10.24059/olj.v24i1.1967
- Dabbagh, N., Fake, H., & Zhang, Z. (2019). Student perspectives of technology use for learning in higher education. The Iberoamerican Review of Digital Education (RIED), 22(1), 127-152.
- Dabbagh, N., & Kitsantas, A. (2018). Fostering self-regulated learning with digital technologies. In R. Zheng (Ed.), Strategies for deep learning with digital technology: Theories and practices in education (pp. 51-69). Hauppauge NY: NOVA Science Publishers.
- Dabbagh, N., & Fake, H. (2017). College students’ perceptions of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) through the lens of digital tools, processes, and spaces. Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 6(1), 28-36. Available from https://naerjournal.ua.es/article/view/v6n1-4
- Dabbagh, N., & Fake, H. (2016). Tech Select decision aide: A mobile application to facilitate just-in-time decision support for instructional designers. TechTrends. DOI:10.1007/s11528-016-0152-2 Available from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11528-016-0152-2?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst
- Dabbagh, N. (2015). Personal Learning Environments. In M.J. Spector (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of educational technology (pp. 572-575). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- Dabbagh, N., Kitsantas, A., Al-Freih, M., & Fake, H. (2015). Using social media to develop Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and self-regulated learning skills: A case study. International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments,3(3), 163-183.
- Dabbagh, N. (May 2023). The Pedagogical Ecology of Learning Technologies: ChatGPT’s Role. International Research Training School (IRTS). Western University, Ontario, Canada.
- Dabbagh, N. (February 2020). Trends in instructional design and the training industry. Association for Talent Development (ATD) Metro Chapter Instructional Design CoP, Arlington Virginia.
- Dabbagh, N. (May 2019). Engineering personalized learning experiences. The role of Personal Learning Environments in the learning ecosystem. Inaugural IEEE ICICLE Conference on Learning Engineering. May 20-23, 2019, George Mason University, Arlington Virginia.
- Dabbagh, N. (October 2018). Learner driven Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) and the PLE ecosystem. Association for Talent Development (ATD) Metro Chapter Instructional Design CoP, Arlington Virginia.
- Dabbagh, N. (September 2016). The design and representation of ill-structured problems in Problem Based Learning (PBL). PBL International Conference, September 8-10, 2016, Sao Paolo, Brazil.
- Dabbagh, N., David, L., Morgan, L., Campbell, A., Huber, B., Ahmed, N.,… Butsay, A. (2016). 5 Things You Need to Know About Constructivist-Based Pedagogical Models and Instructional Strategies. Available from: http://www.slideshare.net/NadaDabbagh/5-things-you-should-know-about-cle-models-and-strategies
- Project PLE - http://projectple.com/our-story-4/
- Video of Dr. Dabbagh keynoting on the topic of Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) at the 2013 South By Southwest EDU conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGVbrML_bW0
- Learning Asset Technology Integration Tool (LATIST) - http://latist.gmu.edu/
- TechSelect Mobile Version - https://mason.gmu.edu/~ndabbagh/cehdclass/Resources/TechSelectApp6.2/TechSelectApp6.2/index.html
- TechSelect Mobile Version Video - https://www.dropbox.com/s/776usv26zv1i230/TechSelectApp5.28.mp4
- Cognitive Affordances of Technologies Scale (CATS) - https://mason.gmu.edu/~ndabbagh/cehdclass/Resources/IDKB/CATS.html
- The Instructional Design Knowledge Base (IDKB) - https://mason.gmu.edu/~ndabbagh/cehdclass/Resources/IDKB/
- e-Learning Design Applications (EDIT 575)
- Exploring Trends and Professional Identity in the Learning Design and Technology Field (EDIT 601)
- Analyzing the User Experience in Learning Design and Technology (EDIT 732)
- Learning Technologies and Strategies for Innovation (EDIT 750)
- Project Development Practicum I (EDIT 791)
- Project Development Practicum II (EDIT 792)
- Advanced Topics in Education (EDIT 797)
- Nature and Process of Design (EDIT 801)
- Cognition and Technology: A Multidisciplinary Approach (EDIT 802)
- Design-Based Research (EDIT 803)
- Design Research Independent Study (EDIT 891)
- Emerging Trends in Learning Technologies (EDIT 895)
- Advanced Internship in Education (EDUC 994)
- Doctoral Dissertation Proposal (EDUC 998)
- Doctoral Dissertation Research (EDUC 999)