Dr. Swapna Kumar

I am a Clinical Associate Professor at the College of Education, University of Florida. I teach in the Educational Technology Program and coordinate the online Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (Specialization in Educational Technology) offered at the School of Teaching and Learning. I am lucky to be part of a team of enthusiastic, creative, and positive professionals.

My research interests include online education, blended learning, and the integration of emerging technologies in post-secondary environments. I enjoy teaching online and exploring the usefulness of new online technologies to supplement teaching and learning in diverse environments. My own teaching and collaboration with professional educators has taught me that technology, if used thoughtfully, can greatly enhance the learning experience and motivate learners. I also enjoy collaborating with colleagues in other countries because it provides me with insight into processes of teaching and learning in diverse contexts.

Asynchronous online discussions were the focus of my dissertation research at Boston University, MA. My prior work experience includes faculty development in new technologies, training evaluation, and teacher development.