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My name is Jered Borup.  I'm currently an assistant professor in the Division of Learning Technologies at George Mason University and am working to build the Blended and Online Learning in Schools Master's and Certificate program which began its first cohort in Fall 2014. I earned my Ph.D. in Instructional Psychology and Technology from Brigham Young University in 2013. I have taught online and blended courses since 2008 and taught history for six years at a junior high school.  My current research interests include developing online learning communities and identifying support systems that adolescent learners require to be successful in online environments.

This portfolio has been created to highlight my experience in the areas of research, teaching, and design.  The following summarizes some of my accomplishments: 
  • Research and Funding 
    • 32 published or accepted articles (19 as first author) in various journals 
    • 12 book chapters (6 as first author) in the areas of K-12 and post-secondary online learning 
    • 51 peer-reviewed conference presentations (24 as primary presenter) 
    • 11 research awards including the AERA’s TACTL Early Career Scholar Award 
    • $270,000 from internal and external grants, fellowships, and awards across several years 
    • Co-authored the upcoming open source book, Blended Teaching and Personalized Learning: A Practical Guide for K-12 Teachers (http://edtechbooks.org/k12blended
    • Identified as one of the most productive scholars in K-12 online learning by Arnesen, Hveem, Short, West, and Barbour (2018)
  • Teaching and Mentoring 
    • Over 9 years of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses using online, blended, and face-to-face formats, consistently achieving above average student ratings 
    • Serving or served on nine dissertation committees (chair or co-chair) 
    • 6 years of K-12 teaching experience with diverse student populations 
    • Designed, taught, and evaluated an online teaching initiative for George Mason University faculty 
    • Over 70 invited presentations and workshops for various organizations, schools, and universities 
  • Service and Leadership 
    • Serving as the Assistant Chair for SITE’s Instructional Technology Council 
    • Serving as the Co-Editor of the Journal of Online Learning Research