David B. Whittier, Ed D <dbwhittier@gmail.com>

Independent Researcher, Editor, Consultant, Teacher, and Workshop Leader in Educational Technology Research & Design
Formerly: Professor of Educational Media & Technology
  • Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University/School of Education 2011-2014 (Assistant Professor 1996-2010; Adjunct 1989-1996)
  • Director, Program in Educational Media & Technology 1996-2014
  • Director, IMC (Instructional Media Center) at Boston University School of Education (1988-2012)

Current Research:

  • Measuring Technologies Value to Learning is a new survey instrument designed to collect data on the value learners place in a self-assessment of technologies and in some cases, the processes they facilitate. The survey shifts from existing surveys that focus on the value of these items to teaching or that measure the frequency of personal use found in some surveys. MTVL references current instruments such as those for TPACK, Speak Up, Educause, and LoTi as well as surveys used in  high schools.
  • The Teacher as Designer of Instructional Technology (TDIT), TDIT evolved from earlier forms titled Teacher as Software Developer/Teacher as Web Site Developer project. TDIT includes historical analysis, research review, and ongoing, original research on the effectiveness of pre-service and in-service teachers producing instructional resources on their own or in partnership with educational technologists. See chapter in Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2009 published by the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE). http://editlib.org/p/31425.
  • Pedagogy of the Web and Time Online: Faculty methods and satisfaction in teaching online. On going research with recent publications including Pedagogy of the Web: Improving practice teaching and learning online.  In Trentin G. & Repetto, M. (2011) (Eds.), Faculty Training for Web Enhanced Learning. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. and presentations at the EdMedia09 (June, 2009 see Proceedings article in the EdITLib digital library at http://www.editlib.org/), the Sloan-C conference on online teaching and learning (Nov. 6, 2008) and the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education conference (March 08).
  • Cyberethics and Policies for Technology Use - This teaching and research project is focused on encouraging people to discover and develop ethical behavior in cyberspace.  Teachers develop lesson plans and other activities to help their students learn about how what they do online affects them and others. Click here to learn more about the course in Cyberethics and Policies for Technology Use.

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            See my presentations on Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/dbwhittier

Cyberethics for Teachers, Students, and the School Community. Power Up: Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS) joint conference, October 24, 2012, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA.  http://www.slideshare.net/dbwhittier/cyberethics-for-teachers-students-and-the-school-community

The Teacher as Designer of Instructional Technology:
Transcending time and technology in designing for global teaching and learning.  MassCUE (Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) MASS (Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents)  2011 Conference: October 26, 2011, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Massachusetts.

 How confidential is your correspondence through cyberspace? Presentation to the Pi Lamda Theta Honor Society.  February 28, 2011, Boston University


Editing of research papers and dissertations, especially in the area of instructional technology and design but also school leadership, online and blended education, and technology support for language learning.

Faculty development in the use of technology to support and improve education; Design of online teaching and learning; Teacher training in developing technology-based educational resources; Research and evaluation of educational technology projects and programs.


Distance Education Research & Design. An online course that is what it is about.  Click here for more information.

Cyberethics and Policies for Technology Use , Online in SummerClick here for more information.

Introduction to history and research in educational media & technology, connecting past, present, and future.