Refereed Articles

Kumar, S., Dawson, K., Pollard, R. & Jeter, G. (2022). Analyzing Theories, Conceptual Frameworks, and Research Methods in EdD Dissertations. TechTrends.

Dorner, H. & Kumar, S. (2022). Academic development for doctoral students: Exploring the relevance of teaching-research integration, discipline-sensitivity and collaboration. International Journal for Academic Development.

Kumar, S., Ritzhaupt, A. D., & Pedro, N. S. (2022). Development and validation of the Online Instructor Support Survey (OISS). Online Learning Journal, 26 (1), 221-244

Pollard, R. & Kumar, S. (2022). Instructional Designers in Higher Education: Roles, Challenges, and Supports. Journal of Applied Instructional Design, 11(1).

Martin, F., Kumar, S. & She, L. (2021). Examining Higher Education Instructor Roles and Competencies in Online Teaching. Online Learning Journal, 25(4), 267-295.

Kumar, S., Pollard, R., Johnson, M. & Dogan, N. (2021). Online Research Group Supervision: Structure, Support, and Community. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 58(6), 647-658.

Kellen, K. & Kumar, S. (2021). Types of barriers experienced by online instructors in higher education. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 23(4).

Pollard, R. & Kumar, S. (2021). Mentoring Graduate Students Online: Strategies and Challenges. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 22(2), 267-284.

Arnold, P. & Kumar, S. (2021). Designing ‘Virtual Social Europe Days’ – An international collaborative seminar across closed borders. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 12(1), 125–139.

Kline, J., Kumar, S., & Ritzhaupt, A. (2020). Project management competencies of educational technology professionals in higher education: A qualitative analysis of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Journal of Applied Instructional Design 9(3), 1-21.

Pedro, N. S. & Kumar, S. (2020). Institutional support for online teaching in quality assurance frameworks. Online Learning Journal, 24(3), 50-66.

Risner, M. & Kumar, S. (2020). Internationalizing Teacher Education through Virtual Connections and Blended Learning. eLearn Magazine.

Marull, C. & Kumar, S. (2020). Authentic language learning through telecollaboration in online courses. TechTrends, 64,  628–635. doi: 1007/s11528-020-00488-2

Kumar, S., Martin, F., Budhrani, K., & Ritzhaupt, A. (2019). Award-winning faculty online teaching practices: Elements of award-winning courses. Online Learning Journal, 23(4), 160-180.

Martin, F., Ritzhaupt, A., Kumar, S. & Budhrani, K. (2019). Award-winning faculty online teaching practices: Course design, assessment, and facilitation. Internet and Higher Education, 42, 34-43.

Martin, F., Budhrani, K., Kumar, S. & Ritzhaupt, A. (2019). Award-Winning Faculty Online Teaching Practices: Roles and Competencies. Online Learning Journal. DOI:

Kumar, S. & Johnson, M. (2019). Online mentoring of dissertations: the role of structure and support. Studies in Higher Education, 44(1), 59-71. Published Online 12 June 2017.

Kaufman, D. & Kumar, S. (2018). Student perceptions of a one-to-one iPad program in an urban high school. International Journal of Research in Education and Science (IJRES), 4(2), 454-470. DOI:10.21890/ijres.428269.

Kumar, S. & Coe, C. (2017). Online mentoring and student support in online doctoral programs. American Journal of Distance Education, 31(2),128-142.

Dorner, H & Kumar, S. (2017). Pre- and inservice teacher satisfaction with online collaborative mentoring for technology integration: Applying the Kano quality attributes. Online Learning Journal, 21(4).

Kumar, S. & Ritzhaupt, A. R. (2017). What do instructional designers in higher education really do? International Journal on E-learning, 16(4), 371-393.

Jahnke, I., Bergström, P., Märell-Olsson, E., Häll, L., & Kumar, S. (2017). Digital Didactical Designs as research framework: iPad integration in Nordic schools. Computers and Education, 113. 1-15.

Kumar, S. & Johnson, M. (2017). Mentoring doctoral students online: Mentor Strategies and Challenges. Mentoring and Tutoring: Partnerships in Learning. 27(2), 202-222.

Kumaran, M., Kumar, S., Kumaran, L., Harris, V., & Pracht, D. (2017). How much is too much? An Analysis of Social Media Use during Study Abroad Programs on Social and Environmental Sustainability. World Environment and Island Studies, 7(1), 13-24.

Risner, M. & Kumar, S. (2016). Graduate Student Perceptions of a Globally Networked Course. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 8(3), 1-16.

Dorner, H. & Kumar, S. (2016). Online collaborative mentoring for technology integration in pre-service teacher education. TechTrends, 60(1), 48-55.

Schön, S., Ebner, M., & Kumar, S. (2016). Guidelines for OER implementation and faculty development in higher education institutions in German-speaking Europe. Educational Policy Analysis Archives, 24(39).

Ritzhaupt, A. R. & Kumar, S. (2015). Knowledge and skills needed by instructional designers in higher education. Performance Improvement Quarterly, 28(3), 51-69.

Kumar, S. & Antonenko, P. (2014). Connecting practice, theory and method: Supporting professional doctoral students in developing conceptual frameworks. TechTrends. 58(4), 54-61.

Dawson, K. & Kumar, S. (2014). An analysis of professional practice Ed.D. dissertations in Educational Technology. TechTrends. 58(4), 62-72.

Schön, S., Ebner, M. & Kumar, S. (2014). The Maker Movement. Implications from modern fabrication, new digital gadgets, and hacking for creative learning and teaching. E-learning papers (39).

Kumar, S. & Dawson, K. (2014). The impact factor: A professional doctorate in Educational Technology. TechTrends, 58(4), 89-97.

Kumar, S. (2014). Quality Considerations in the Design and Implementation of Online Doctoral Programs. Inaugural Issue of Journal of Online Doctoral Education, (1)1, 6-22.

Jahnke, I. & Kumar, S. (2014). Digital Didactical Designs: Teachers’ Integration of iPads for Learning-Centered Processes. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 30(3), 81-88.

Kumar, S. (2014). A systematic approach to the assessment of impact in a professional doctorate. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning 4(2). 171-183. Doi: 10.1108/HESWBL-10-2013-0020

Arnold, P., Kumar, S., Thillosen, A. & Ebner, M. (2014). Offering cMOOCs collaboratively: The COER13 experience from the convenors’ perspective. E-learning Papers (37).

Kumar, S. (2014). Signature Pedagogy, Implementation and Evaluation of an Online Program that impacts Educational Practice. Internet and Higher Education. 21, 60-67.

Kumar, S. & Ritzhaupt, A. D. (2014). Adapting the Community of Inquiry survey for an Online Graduate Program: Implications for Online Programs. E-learning and Digital Media. Special Issue: Community of Inquiry, 11(1), 59-71.

Kumar, S. & Leeman, J. (2013). Connecting Pre-service Teachers and Experienced Educators: Social Media for Lifelong Learning. International Journal of Technology in Higher Education, 10(3), 28-41.

Kenney, J., Kumar, S. & Hart, M. (2013). More than a Social Network: Facebook as a Catalyst for an Online Educational Community of Practice. International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments. Special Issue: Using Facebook as an Educational Tool. 1(4), 355-369.

Kumar, S., Johnson, M. L., & Hardemon, T. (2013). Dissertations at a Distance: Students’ perceptions of Online Mentoring in a Doctoral Program. Journal of Distance Education, 27(1).

Kumar, S. & Edwards, M. E. (2013). Information Literacy Skills and Embedded Librarianship in an Online Graduate Program. Journal of Information Literacy, 7(1), 3-17.

Buraphadeja, V. & Kumar, S. (2012). Content Analysis of Wiki Discussions for Knowledge Construction: Opportunities and Challenges. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 7(2) 28-42.

Kumar, S., Ochoa, M. N. & Edwards, M. E. (2012). Considering Information Literacy Skills and Needs: Designing Library Instruction for the Online Learner. Communications in Information Literacy, 6(1).

Kumar, S. & Dawson, K. (2012). Exploring the impact of a professional practice education doctorate in educational environments. Studies in Higher Education, 35(2), 165-178.

Kumar, S., Liu, F., & Black, E.W. (2012). Undergraduates’ collaboration and integration of new technologies in higher education: Blurring the lines between informal and educational contexts. Digital Culture and Education, 4(2), 248-259.

Kumar, S., & Ochoa, M. N. (2012). Program-Integrated Information Literacy Instruction for Online Graduate Students. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning 6(2) 67-78.

Kumar, S. & Dawson, K. (2012). Theory to Practice: Implementation and Initial Impact of an Online Doctoral program. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 15(1).

Dawson, K., Cavanaugh, C., Sessums, C., Black, E. & Kumar, S. (2011). Designing a professional practice doctoral degree in Educational Technology: Signature pedagogies, implications and recommendations. Journal of Distance Education, 25(3).

Kumar, S., Dawson, K. Black, E. W., Cavanaugh, C., & Sessums, C. D. (2011) Applying the Community of Inquiry framework to an online professional practice doctoral program. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 12(6), 126-142.

Kumar, S. (2011) Synchrone Medien zur Unterstützung von Aktionsforschungsprojekten in einem Master-Praktikum. Zeitschrift fur E-learning. Themenheft: E-Learning in Praxisphasen des Studiums, 6(2), 8-16.

Kumar, S. & Vigil, K. (2011). The Net Generation as preservice Teachers: Transferring Familiarity with new technologies to Educational Environments. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 27(4), 144-153.

Kumar, S. & Deese, R. S. (2011). Teaching History with Blogs for Student Engagement and Critical Use of Digital Media.  Ensino de história com blogs para participação estudantil e uso crítico da mídia digital. Journal of Applied Computing. 6(2), 69-76.

Kumar, S. (2010). The Net Generation’s Informal and Educational Use of New Technologies. Technology and Social Media. Special issue of In Education 16(2).

Edwards, M., Kumar, S. & Ochua, M. (2010). Assessing the Value of Embedded Librarians in an Online Graduate Educational Technology Course. Public Services Quarterly, 6(2), 271-291.