Michelle Giles, M.Ed.
Lecturer of Curriculum and Instruction,
College of Education
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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)