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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma
tdalinger@uco.edu (405) 974-5886 Donna Nigh Dept. of Advanced Professional & Special Services LIB 130 , Box 193

Education and Certifications

Dr. Tara Dalinger is an assistant professor in the Library Media Education program. Dr. Dalinger earned her doctorate in Educational Technology with a cognate in Research, Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics from Oklahoma State University in 2018. She received her Masters of Education in Instructional Media at UCO in 2005. In 2002, she graduated from UCO with a BS in Elementary Education and a BA in French. Dr. Dalinger maintains teaching certification in the areas of Library Media, Elementary Education, and French.

Experience

Prior to entering the world of higher education, Dr. Dalinger served as a library media specialist for ten years. She has experience in both elementary and secondary libraries and has worked in urban and rural school districts. Dr. Dalinger also has classroom experience as a secondary French teacher.

Interests

Dr. Dalinger's research interests include Cognitive Load Theory, Diffusion of Innovations, teacher professional development, and school libraries.

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Dalinger, T., Thomas, K., Stansberry, S., Xiu, Y. (2019). A simulated classroom environment offers strategic practice for preservice teachers. Computers & Education.

Dalinger, T. (2019). Effects of 1:1 learning environments on P-12 teachers' cognitive load and intent to adopt technology. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 21st – 25th October 2019.

Dalinger, T. (2019). Validation of an instrument measuring P-12 teachers’ cognitive load and intent to adopt technology. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 21st – 25th October 2019.

Dalinger, T., & Asino, T. I. (2018). Design of an instrument measuring P-12 teachers’ cognitive load and intent to adopt technology. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO, 23rd – 27th October 2018.

Essmiller, K., & Dalinger, T. (2018). “Learning for all” with Skoog tactile music interface. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO, 23rd – 27th October 2018.

Dalinger, T. (2017). Appreciative inquiry, cognitive load theory, and diffusion of innovations inform a professional development design model. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, 7th – 11st November 2017.

Dalinger, T., Thomas, K., Stansberry, S., Xiu, Y. (2017). A simulated classroom environment offers strategic practice for preservice teachers. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, 7th – 11st November 2017.

Stansberry, S., Burch, T., Sarinporn, C., Christofferson, K., Dalinger, T., Dewey, E., Essmiller, K., Fulgencio, J., Green, C., Louviere, C., & Zhang, Y. (2017). 2006-2016 trends and issues in educational technology: Examining conversations across scholarly research, trade journals, and social media. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, 7th – 11st November 2017.

Asino, T.I., Dalinger, T., Haselwood, S., Fulgencio, J., Schwark, C., & Xiu, Y., (2016). Walking the student centered line. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 17th – 21st October 2016.

Dalinger, T., Haselwood, S., Fulgencio, J., Schwark, C., Xiu, Y., & Asino, T.I., (2016). Cognitive load as an inhibitor to technology adoption in P-12 schools. In M. Simonson (Ed.), 39th Annual Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Papers Presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Volume 1 (pp. 24-32). Bloomington, IN: AECT.

Haselwood, S., Fulgencio, J., & Schwark, C., Ying Xiu, Y., Asino, T.I., Dalinger, T., Stansberry, S. (2016). Using gamification in a university makerspace to promote creative thinking. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 17th – 21stOctober 2016.

Xiu, Y., Thompson, P., Asino, T.I., Dalinger, T., Haselwood, S., Fulgencio, J., & Schwark, C. (2016). The impact of interactive video on students’ learning. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 17th – 21st October 2016.

Collins, T. (2006, January). Filling the gaps: what’s happening in the world of fan fiction. Library Media Connection. 36-38.

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