Jim Lehman's Academic Info

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Current Position

Professor Emeritus of Learning Design and Technology
Purdue University

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Academic Record

Professor, Learning Design and Technology, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Purdue University, 1996-2017
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, College of Education, Purdue University, 2009-2015, 2016-2017
Director, Discovery Learning Research Center, Discovery Park, Purdue University, 2015-2016
Head, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Purdue University, 2002-2009
Interim Director, Center for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University, 1999
Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, Purdue University, 1988-1996
Assistant Professor, Department of Education, Purdue University, 1983-1988
Instructor, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 1980-1983

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Research Projects

My scholarly work focuses on technology integration in education, particularly in the STEM disciplines; e-learning; project-based learning; computer science education; and interactive multimedia. Examples of grant-supported projects are given below.

Teaching Innovations in Multimodal Education (TIME)
Indiana GEER (Governor's Emergency Education Relief) grant project, led by Tim Newby and LDT colleagues, seeks to train teachers to integrate online teaching and learning strategies as part of online and blended instruction

Science Learning through Engineering Design (SLED)
NSF Math-Science Partnerhip project, led by Brenda Capobianco and engineering colleagues, sought to improve the science learning of students in grades 3-6 through the integration of inquiry-oriented, engineering design-based activities

Professional Development for Computer Science (PD4CS)
NSF-funded project, led by colleague Aman Yadav, sought to assist high school Project Lead the Way computer science teachers through the development and implementation of just-in-time online professional development materials

Computer Science for Education (CS4EDU)
NSF-funded project, led by CS colleagues Susanne Hambrusch and Chris Hoffmann, developed new pathways to encourage future secondary teachers to become qualified to teach computer science through creation of a supplemental license program and methods course for preparing pre-service teachers to teach computer science

Peer Feedback in Online Discussions
Department of Education FIPSE-funded project, led by colleagues Jennifer Richardson and Peg Ertmer, investigated the efficacy of the use of peer feedback in online discussions as a way to promote high quality learning

P3T3: Purdue Program for Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology
Department of Education Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology grant project focused on preparing Purdue teacher educators and pre-service teachers to effectively use technology in the classroom

Tech-Know-Build: Indiana Students Building Knowledge with Technology
Department of Education Technology Innovation Challenge Grant, led by the Crawfordsville schools, focused on integrating problem-based learning and one-to-one computing in middle schools

Recreating Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School
NSF-funded initiative led by late colleague Terry Wood focused on professional development, including the use of online supports, to help mathematics teachers more effectively teach mathematics and problem-solving to their students

Project INSITE: Institute for Science and Technology
NSF-funded initiative led by the Zionsville Schools focused on teacher professional development to integrate project-based learning methods supported by the integration of educational technologies in middle and high school science education

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  Selected Publications

Wang, H., & Lehman, J. D. (2021). Using achievement goal-based personalized motivational feedback to enhance online learning. Educational Technology Research & Development, 69, 553-581. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-021-09940-3

Qian, Y. & Lehman, J. (2021). Using an automated assessment tool to explore difficulties of middle school students in introductory programming. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/15391523.2020.1865220

Wang, H., Tlili, A., Lehman, J. D., Lu, H., & Huang, R. (2021). Investigating feedback implemented by instructors to support online competency-based learning (CBL): A multiple case study. International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 18, article 5. https://doi.org/10.1186/s41239-021-00241-6

Capobianco, B. M., Radloff, J., & Lehman, J. D. (2021). Elementary science teachers' sense-making with learning to implement engineering design and its impact on students' science achievement. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 32(1), 39-61. https://doi.org/10.1080/1046560X.2020.1789267

Qian, Y., & Lehman, J. D. (2019). Using targeted feedback to address common student misconceptions in introductory programming: A data-driven approach. SAGE Open, October-December, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2158244019885136

Qian, Y., & Lehman, J. D.  (2017).  Students’ misconceptions and other difficulties in introductory programming: A literature review.  ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 18(1), 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1145/3077618

Lai, F. Q. & Lehman, J. D. (Eds.) (2017). Learning and knowledge analytics in open education: Selected readings from the AECT-LKAOE 2015 summer international research symposium. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG. ISBN 978-3-319-38955-4

Lehman, J. D., Ertmer, P. A., & Bessenbacher, A.M. (2015). STEMEdhub: Supporting STEM education initiatives via the HUBzero® platform. Educational Technology, 55(2), 31-34. Link to article

Lehman, J. D., Kim, W., & Harris, C. (2014). Collaborations in a community of practice working to integrate engineering design in elementary science education. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 15(3), 21-28. Link to article

Richardson, J. C., Fox, W., & Lehman, J. D. (2012). Successful videoconferencing scenarios for teacher education programs. Tech Trends, 56(5), 17-24. Link to article

Newby, T. J., Stepich, D. A., Lehman, J. D., Russell, J. D., & Ottenbreit-Leftwich, A. (2011). Educational technology for teaching and learning, 4th ed. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon/Pearson Education, Inc. Link to book info

Yang, D., Richardson, J., French, B., & Lehman, J. (2011). The development of a content analysis model for assessing students’ cognitive learning in asynchronous online discussions. Educational Technology Research & Development, 59(1), 43-70.

Ertmer, P. A., Richardson, J. C., Lehman, J. D., Newby T. J., Cheng, X., Mong, C, & Sadaf, A. (2010). Peer feedback in a large undergraduate blended course: Perceptions of value and learning. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 43(1), 67-88.

Lehman, J. D., George, M., Buchanan, P., & Rush, M. (2006). Preparing teachers to use problem-centered, inquiry-based science: Lessons from a four-year professional development project. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 1(1), 76-99. Link to article

Capobianco, B. M. & Lehman, J. D. (2006). Integrating technology to foster inquiry in an elementary science methods course: A case study of one teacher educator’s initiatives in a PT3 project. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 25(2), 123-146.

Lehman, J. D., Richardson, J., Malewski, E. & Phillion, J. (2005). Technology connections in teacher education: Lessons from faculty development, electronic portfolios, and virtual field experiences involving distant locations. In S. Rhine & M. Bailey (Eds.), Integrated technologies, innovative learning: Insights from the PT3 program (pp. 129-141), Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education.

Phillion, J., Johnson, T., & Lehman, J. D. (2003-2004). Using distance education technologies to enhance teacher education through linkages with K-12 schools. Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, 20(2), 63-70.

Gao, T., & Lehman, J. D. (2003). The effects of different levels of interaction on the achievement and motivational perceptions of college students in a web-based learning environment. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 14(4), 367-386.

Chang, M-M., & Lehman, J. D. (2002). Learning foreign language through an interactive multimedia program: An experimental study on the effects of the relevance component of the ARCS model. The CALICO Journal, 20(1), 81-98.

Lehman, J. D., Warfield, J., Palm, M., & Wood, T. (2001, Summer). Making teaching public: Supporting teachers’ inquiry through the Internet. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 33(5), online issue.

Turner, R. E., Evers, W. D., Wood, O. B., Lehman, J. D., & Peck, L. W. (2000). Computer-based simulations enhance clinical experience of dietetics interns. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 100(2), 183-190.

Lin, X. D., & Lehman, J. D. (1999). Supporting learning of variable control in a computer-based biology environment: Effects of prompting students to reflect on their own thinking. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 36(7), 837-858.

Lee, Y. B., & Lehman, J. D. (1993). Instructional cuing in hypermedia: A study with active and passive learners. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2(1), 25-37.

Browning, M. E., & Lehman, J. D. (1988). Identification of student misconceptions in genetics problem solving via computer program. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 25(9), 747-761.

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  Selected Presentations

Capobianco, B. & Lehman, J. (2018, June). Examining and characterizing elementary school teachers’ engineering design-based instructional practices and their impact on students’ science achievement. American Society for Engineering Education annual conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

Capobianco, B, Lehman, J., & Nyquist, C.  (2018, January).  Helping students use evidence-based reasoning through engineering design in the elementary classroom.  Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

Capobianco, B., Lehman, J. D., Huang, Q., & Nyquist, C. (2016, June). Impact of elementary school teachers’ enacted engineering design-based science instruction on student learning. American Society for Engineering Education annual conference, New Orleans, LA.

Lehman, J., Burgess, W., Weaver, G. C., & Slakey, L.  (2015, November).  Transforming institutions: 21st century undergraduate STEM education.  Pre-conference workshop at Association of American Colleges and Universities 2015 Crossing Boundaries: Transforming STEM Education Conference, Seattle, WA. Presentation and handout

Burgess, W. D., Lehman, J., Parker, L. C., Bessenbacher, A., Kirkham, L., & Childress, A. (2015, June). Evidence-based research experiences for undergraduates: Using assessment and evaluation to build effective research experiences. Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Science and Mathematics Teaching Imperative (SMTI) 2015 national conference, New Orleans, LA. Presentation

Lehman, J. D., & Capobianco, B. M. (2015, April). Engineering design-based science curriculum for the elementary classroom: Characteristics and STEM faculty development. American Educational Research Association annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Capobianco, B. M., Lehman, J. D., & Nyquist, C. (2013, April). Teaching and learning about engineering design: Insights from elementary science teachers and their professional development in engineering design. National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.

Lehman, J. D., & Capobianco, B. M. (2012, January). Creating shared instructional products for integrating engineering education in the Science Learning through Engineering Design (SLED) partnership. Association for Science Teacher Education annual conference, Clearwater, FL.

Lehman, J., Richardson, J., Ertmer, P., Newby, T., Cheng, X., Mong, C., & Sadaf, A. (2009, October). Using asynchronous online discussions in blended courses: Comparing impacts across courses in three content areas. Association for Educational Communications and Technology annual conference, Louisville, KY.

Kraebber, H., & Lehman, J. (2009, October). Use of educational technology in manufacturing engineering and technology education. Frontiers in Education annual conference, San Antonio, TX.

Lehman, J. D., & Richardson, J. (2007, October). Assessing the use of video conferencing for linking teacher preparation programs with K-12 schools. Association for Educational Communications and Technology annual conference, Anaheim, CA.

Richardson, J., Ertmer, P., Aagard, H., Lehman, J., Newby, T., & Campbell, J. (2005, October). Scaffolding student learning through peer-rated online discussion. Association for Educational Communications and Technology annual conference, Orlando, FL.

Lehman, J. D., & Phillion, J. (2004, February). Bringing classroom diversity to the campus: Technology as a tool for linking pre-service teachers to diverse classrooms at a distance. American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Lehman, J. D., Richardson, J., Bai, H., and White, P. (2003, April). Connections in teacher education: Lessons from electronic portfolios, videoconferencing, and distance field experiences. American Educational Research Association annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Lehman, J. D., Phillion, J., & Johnson, T. (2002, November). Making connections in teacher education: Using IP-based video conferencing to link pre-service teachers with K-12 classrooms. Association for Educational Communications and Technology annual conference, Dallas, TX.

Lehman, J. D., O’Brien, D., & Seybold, J. (2002, March). A large-scale web-based electronic portfolio system: Developing the Purdue Electronic Portfolio (PEP) system. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education annual conference, Nashville, TN.

Keck, K., Ertmer, P. A., Lehman, J. D., & Steele, K. (2001, June) Tech-Know-Build challenge grant: Facilitating problem-based technology integration. National Educational Computing Conference, Chicago, IL.

Lehman, J. D. (1999, April). Supporting public inquiry into teaching through the Internet. In T. Wood (Chair), Making public the private act of teaching mathematics: Creating a professional community. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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