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About Sandie H Waters

Sandie Waters is an Assistant Professor in the Elementary Education Department at Utah Valley University, Adjunct Faculty and Distance Learning Endorsement Coordinator in the Instructional Technology Department at Utah State University, and Program Coordinator of the Intern Program of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. She has previously taught and conducted research at Indiana University, Bloomington, Utah State University, and Utah Valley University.
Dr Waters' research focuses on the integration of Web 2.0 technologies into schools and higher education, the impact of Web 2.0 technologies on collaboration and creativity, and socially responsible open education. She has taught Distance Education, Technology Integration, Computers in Education, Foundations of Education, Projects in Instructional Technology, Practicum in Distance Education, Web 2.0 Tools in Education, and Learning Theory. She is currently working on 'backpack' technologies and will begin working with schools, principals, tech coordinators, IT specialists, and teachers to empower them to bring 21st Century Technological Tools into Utah's educational system in Summer 2009. She is currently writing a book regarding Web 2.0 and backpack technologies to be published by an open publisher.
Dr Waters' personal interests include Karate (2nd Degree Black Belt), Life Coaching, bicycling, hiking, blogging , facebooking, texting, IMing, and of course my friends.


Present Assistant Professor, Utah Valley University
Present School of Education, Utah Valley University

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Honors and Awards

  • Presidential Service Award 2009 - Association of Educational Communications & Technology
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Lambda Theta
  • Scholar of the Year – Department of Instructional Technology (USU)
  • Cochran Intern – Association of Educational Communications & Technology

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