Michelle Giles

Michelle Giles, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology,
College of Education

Contact number: 281-283-3516
Email: giles@uhcl.edu
Office: Student Services Building 3203.04

Areas of Expertise

Current interest in research includes recruitment and retention of online faculty and students, learning styles and the effects on distance education, and the use of mobile technology and educational applications.


Publications


Referred Conference Proceedings

Giles, M. (2013). Student satisfaction of various coursework service delivery modules: A review of the literature. Paper Presented at the UNT College of Information 2013 Research Exchange Conference. (19th, San Antonio, TX, June 16-20, 2013).

Zimmerman, E., Giles, M., & Ritter, R. (2013). 9th grade responsibility levels: Better or worse? Paper Presented at the UNT College of Information 2013 Research Exchange Conference. (19th, San Antonio, TX, June 16-20, 2013).

National

Giles, M., & Willis, J.M. (2013, November). Varying Levels of Teaching Presence: Implications on Perceived Sense of Community in an Online Education Course. Paper presented at the American Association of Adjunct Education Conference. The Woodlands, TX.

State

Willis, J.M. & Giles, M. (2013, October). Competence and Confidence: Keys to Preparing Teachers to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow's Technologies. Paper presented at the Fall 2013 Teacher Education Conference for the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education. San Antonio, TX.

Local

Giles, M., Johnson, K., & Maire, J. (2004). On Campus Workout Facilities: Are They Worth the Money. Presentation at the10th Annual Student Conference for Research and Creative Arts. University of Houston – Clear Lake. Houston, Texas.

Invited Guest Panelist

Crawford, C. M., Giles, M., Quintanilla, B., Raney, K. A., Ritter, R., Smith, M.S., Stout, M., & Zimmerman, E. (2012, November). Online Learner & Online Instructor Experiences: Stories to Share, Ideas to Ponder, Encounters to Shake One's Soul. Invited guest panelist upon the invitation of Innovations in Teaching & Learning Technology Conference. Baytown, Texas.


Research Projects

Varying Levels of Teaching Presence:  Implications on Perceived Sense of Community in an Online Education Course.


Awards and Accomplishments

2013 UNT Academic Achievement Scholarship ($1000)
2012 UNT Academic Achievement Scholarship ($1000)
2012 Tom Overton Staff Excellence Award
2005 University of Houston Career Development Scholarship ($500)