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Barbara B. Lockee

Barbara B. Lockee, Professor

Barbara B. Lockee, Professor
Barbara B. Lockee, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor, Instructional Design & Technology

Collegiate Square, Turner 460, Suite 301
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0164
   | lockeebb@vt.edu

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Dr. Barbara Lockee is a professor of Instructional Design and Technology in the School of Education at Virginia Tech. She also serves as  Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at VT. Dr. Lockee's research and teaching is centered at the intersection of instructional design and distance learning, with the goal of advancing knowledge regarding effective distance-delivered courses and programs. During the recent global pandemic, her scholarship and professional development efforts supported the transition to online delivery of education in K-12, higher education, and workplace learning contexts around the world.

Dr. Lockee’s research has been funded by various federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. For more than 25 years, she has consulted with workplace learning professionals in healthcare, the space industry, military, government, and non-profit organizations to support their training and development efforts. Her recent co-authored book, Streamlined ID: A Practical Guide for Instructional Design, strives to make the design of learning solutions accessible and pragmatic for those who develop educational courses and programs across a variety of contexts.

Dr. Lockee is Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and is currently serving as Vice President for Education of the International Academic Forum, based in Nagoya, Japan. She is also a member of the board of directors of CMR Institute, a nonprofit healthcare education provider.

Dr. Lockee earned her PhD in 1996 from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology), MA in 1991 from Appalachian State University in Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Media), and BA in 1986 from Appalachian State University in Communication Arts.

  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology), 1996
  • M.A., Appalachian State University, Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Media), 1991
  • B.A., Appalachian State University, Communicatioin Arts, 1986
  • Associate Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs, Office of the Provost at Virginia Tech
  • Professor, Instructional Design & Technology
  • Publishing Activities
    • Spector, J. M., Lockee, B. B., & Childress, M. (Eds.). (Living reference book). Learning, design, and technology: An international compendium of theory, research, practice, and policy. Springer. (2015 - Present) 
    • Leary, H., & Lockee, B. B. History Corner [Edited column in TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning ] (01-01-2018 - Present) Role: Co-editor/co-curator 
    • Lockee, B. B., & Song, K. AECT Legends and Legacies Project (07-09-2012 - Present) Role: Editor/curator. Description: An online archive of video interviews with leaders in the field of instructional design and technology.
  • Editorial Boards / Activities
    • Journal of Visual Literacy (08-15-2021 -- present) Role: Editorial/curatorial board member
    • Journal of Applied Instructional Design (05-19-2020 -- present) Role: Editorial/curatorial board member 
    • Journal of Computing in Higher Education (04-13-2020 -- present) Role: Editorial/curatorial board member 
    • Journal of Formative Design in Learning (07-09-2015 -- present) Role: Editorial/curatorial board member

Book Chapters

  • Lockee, B. B., & Larson, M. B. (2022). Developing consulting skills in novice instructional designers, In J. Stefaniak & R. Reese (Eds.), The instructional designer’s training guide: Authentic practices and considerations for mentoring ID and ed tech professionals (pp. 229-244). Routledge. 
  • Lockee, B. B. (2021). Leveraging microlearning for professional development in the pharmaceutical industry. In M. A. Bond, B. Rajan Sockman, S. J. Blevins, & S. Tamim (Eds.), Using systems thinking to foster continuous improvement and manage change efforts: Case studies for the everyday practitioner (pp. 230-236). Routledge. 
  • Lockee, B. B., Bond, M. A., & Johnson, A. (2021). Ensuring virtual success: Graduate preparation to teach online in the K12 context. In M. G. Avgerinou, & P. Pelonis (Eds.), Transforming K-12 blended and virtual learning through the i2Flex classroom model (2nd ed., pp. 36-59). IGI Global. 

Books

  • Larson, M. B., & Lockee, B. B. (2020). Streamlined ID: A practical guide to instructional design (2nd ed.). Routledge. Lockee, B. B. (2021). Online education in the post-COVID era. Nature Electronics, 4(1), 5-6. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41928-020-00534-0 

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Moore, S., Trust, T., Lockee, B., Bond, M., & Hodges, C. (2021, November). One year later...and counting: Reflections on emergency remote teaching and online learning. Educause Review. https://er.educause.edu/articles/2021/11/one-year-later-and-counting-reflections-on-emergency-remote-teaching-and-online-learning 
  • Lockee, B. (2020). Designing forward: Instructional design considerations for online learning in the COVID-19 context. Journal of Applied Instructional Design, 9(3). https://doi.org/10.51869/93bl 
  • Hodges, C., Moore, S., Lockee, B., Trust, T., & Bond, M. A. (2020). The difference between emergency remote teaching and online learning. Educause Review, 3. https://er.educause.edu/ 
  • Zhang, Q., & Lockee, B. (in press). Designing a framework to facilitate metacognitive strategy development in computer-mediated problem-solving instruction. Journal of Formative Design in Learning. 
  • Zhang, Q., & Lockee, B. (in press). Building a community of practice in the workplace: A case study at a university information technology call center. International Journal of Smart Education and Urban Society. 
  • Lockee, B., & Clark, R. (2022). Pressure on the system: Evolving demand for and implications of flexible learning options in distance education. Distance Education, 43(2), 342-348. https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2022.2064829 
  • Lockee, B., Bond, M., McGowin, B., & Blevins, S. (2022). Beyond design: The systemic nature of distance delivery mode selection. Distance Education, 43(2), 204-220. https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2022.2064825 
  • Lockee, B. B. (2021). Shifting digital, shifting context: (Re)considering teacher professional development for online and blended learning in the COVID-19 era. Educational Technology Research and Development, 69, 17-20. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-020-09836-8 
  • Ofori, E., & Lockee, B. (2021). Next generation mobile learning: Leveraging message design considerations for learning and accessibility. IAFOR Journal of Education, 9(4). https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.4.07 
  • Zhang, Q., Tang, H., Lockee, B., & Jablokow, K. (2021). Exploring Chinese students’ learning experience in CIC MOOC 2.0– A study with Chinese online communities. Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange, 13(2). doi:10.18785/jetde.1302.05 
  • Park, Y., Lockee, B., & Moore, D. M. (2020). Instructional design implications for international graduate students: Perceptions on intercultural communicative competences and socially engaged learning. Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, 63(4), 31-58. doi:10.17939/hushss.2020.63.4.002
  • Continuation for T/TAC (611 FUND) 10/1/19-9/30/20, VA Department of Education, Department of Education, USD 1,548,202 (Active: 10/01/2019 - 09/30/2021), Principal Investigators: Bickley Patricia G (95%), Lockee Barbara B (5%)
  • Continuation for TTAC (619 FUND) 10/1/19-9/30/21, VA Department of Education, Department of Education, USD 382,777 (Active: 10/01/2019 - 09/30/2021), Principal Investigators: Bickley Patricia G (95%), Lockee Barbara B (5%)
  • CONTINUATION PROPOSAL FOR THE TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER (619 FUNDS), VA Department of Education, Department of Education, USD 392,116 (Active: 10/01/2021 - 09/30/2022), Principal Investigators: Beeken Lora L (95%), Lockee Barbara B (5%)
  • CONTINUATION PROPOSAL FOR THE TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER (619 FUNDS), VA Department of Education, Department of Education, USD 382,777 (Active: 10/01/2020 - 09/30/2022), Principal Investigators: Beeken Lora L (95%), Lockee Barbara B (5%)
  • CONTINUATION PROPOSAL FOR THE TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER (611 FUNDS), VA Department of Education, Department of Education, USD 1,531,171 (Active: 10/01/2020 - 09/30/2022), Principal Investigators: Beeken Lora L (95%), Lockee Barbara B (5%)
  • CONTINUATION PROPOSAL FOR THE TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER (611 FUNDS), VA Department of Education, Department of Education, USD 1,568,523 (Active: 10/01/2021 - 09/30/2023), Principal Investigators: Beeken Lora L (95%), Lockee Barbara B (5%)
  • Continuation for the Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) (619 FUND) OCTOBER 1, 2018 -- SEPTEMBER 20, 2020, VA Department of Education, Department of Education, USD 379,777 (Active: 10/01/2018 - 09/30/2020), Principal Investigators: Bickley Patricia G (95%), Lockee Barbara B (5%) 
  • CONTINUATION PROPOSAL FOR THE TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER (611 FUND) OCTOBER 1, 2018 -- SEPTEMBER 30, 2019, VA Department of Education, Department of Education, USD 1,479,479 (Active: 10/01/2018 - 09/30/2020), Principal Investigators: Bickley Patricia G (95%), Lockee Barbara B (5%)
  • 2022 Rhododendron Society Inductee, Appalachian State University.
    This honorific recognizes distinguished alumni of the Reich College of Education whose service as teachers, librarians, human service professionals or administrators has reflected great credit on themselves, the field of education and the University. Information about the award can be found at https://rcoe.appstate.edu/alumni-giving/rhododendron-society.
  • 2021 Educause Review: Best of 2021 Rated #8 in Educause Review's Top 10 Most Read Articles in 2021
    Moore, S., Trust, T., Lockee, B., Bond, A., & Hodges, C. (2021). One year later…and counting: Reflections on emergency remote teaching and online learning. Educause Review. https://er.educause.edu/articles/2021/11/one-year-later-and-counting-reflections-on-emergency-remote-teaching-and-online-learning
  • 2021 APEX Award for Publication Excellence
    The Difference between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning” won the APEX 2021 Award for Publication Excellence in the COVID-19 Media category. The article has been downloaded more than 500,000 times and has been cited more than 3,500 times since its publication in the EDUCAUSE Review on March 20, 2020.
  • 2020 Top 10 Covid-19 “Good Reads” from 2020, Lessons for the Future Institution: Dublin City University, Ireland. https://nidl.blog/2021/01/13/top-10-covid-19-good-reads-from-2020-lessons-for-the-future/ 
  • 2020 Outstanding Book of the Year. (2020).
    Award for: Larson, M. B., & Lockee, B. B. (2020). Streamlined ID: A practical guide to instructional design (2nd ed.). Routledge. Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Design and Development Division.
  • 2020 Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Achievement Award.
    This annual award recognizes a significant high-profile achievement related to the advancement of educational communications and technology. Award for: Hodges, C., Moore, S., Lockee, B., Trust, T., & Bond, M. A. (2020). The difference between emergency remote teaching and online learning. Educause Review, 3. https://er.educause.edu/

 

  • Phillip Harris Leadership Intern Program. (2018 - present). Established internship program through the AECT Foundation to honor former AECT Executive Director, Dr. Phillip Harris. Baseline funding goal achieved in 2020: $37,500.  
  • Lockee, B., & Bond, M. (2020). Future-Proofing Instruction through Flexible Learning Design. A professional development event for the faculty of the University of Global Health Equity. Kigali, Rwanda.  
  • Bond, M., & Lockee, B. (2020). The Future is Intentional: Transitioning from Emergency Response to Systematic Planning for Online Learning. A professional development event for the faculty of Radford University.
  • Bohannon, C., Few-Demo, A., Smith, C., & Lockee, B. (2020). Navigating Tenure and Promotion. A panel session at the VT Future Faculty Diversity Program.