CV

Education

Indiana University

Doctoral Candidate, Learning Sciences

Pepperdine University

M.A. Ed with honors, Education, 2006
Secondary Teaching credential, ELA, Dance, 2006
B.A., Theatre Directing, 2004

Moorpark College

A.A. with honors, Dance, 2002
A.A. with honors, Liberal Arts, 2002

Professional Appointments

Research Assistant for Pedagogy and Assessment, OVPUE, Indiana University, 2013-Present:

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Learning Sciences, Indiana University
  • Assessment lead on Design Principles Documentation Project
  • Co-designer of the DPD Project website and database of design principles for digital badges in learning.
  • Co-designer and manager of the PLAnet website
  • Author and collaborator on Participatory Assessment Modules

310 Tutors

  • Curricula & Assessment Consultant
  • Tutor

Simi Valley High School, 2007-2011:

  • Teacher: College Prep English, Honors English, and AP English, 2007-2011
  • Advanced Placement Department Chair, 2010-2011
  • Forensic Team Coach, 2010-2011
  • Mock Trial Coach, 2007-2011

Other

  • Intern, City of Hope Medical Genetics Lab, Tourette’s Syndrome Clinic, 1999-2002

Published Articles

Voogt, J., Lafarriere, T., Breuleux, A., Itow, R. C., Hickey, D. T., & McKenney, S. (in press). Teacher learning by collaborative design as professional development. Special issue. Instructional Science.

Hickey, D., Itow, R. C., Rehak, A., Schenke, K., & Tran, C. (2013). Speaking personally—with Erin Knight. American Journal of Distance Education, 27 (2).

Book Chapters

Itow, R. C. (in review). Facilitating agency in online learning with Participatory Professional Development. In Barbour, M. and Lokey-Vega, A. (Eds.), K-12 Online Learning Special Issue. Online Learning (formerly Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks; JALN).

Itow, R. C., Hickey, D. T. (in review). When digital badges work: It’s not about the badges, it’s about learning ecosystems. In Ifenthaler, D., Bellin-Mularski, N., & Mah, D-K. (Eds.) Foundation of Digital Badges and Micro-Credentials: Demonstrating and recognizing knowledge and competencies. Springer: New York.

Reports

Hickey, D. T., Otto, N., Itow, R. C., Tran, C., Schenke, K., Chow, C. (2014). Badges Design Principles Documentation Project Interim Report. MacArthur Foundation and the Center for Research on Learning and Technology. Bloomington, Indiana.

Hickey, D. T., & Itow, R., C. (2012) Participatory assessment for participatory teaching & learning in school contexts. Designing with teachers: Participatory approaches to professional development. (pp. 78-88). MacArthur-UCHRI Digital Media and Learning Research Hub and University of California, Irvine.

Literat, I. & Itow, R. C. (2012). Professional development in a culture of participatory learning. Designing with teachers: Participatory approaches to professional development. (pp. 6-8). MacArthur-UCHRI Digital Media and Learning Research Hub and University of California, Irvine.

Published Conference Proceedings

Itow, R. C., & Hickey, D. T., (2013). Bridging networked learning across multiple levels: Participatory approaches to competency-based learning. In M. Kapur, M. Nathan., S. Puntambekar, & N. Rummel, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning.

Itow, R.C., Hickey, D. T., (2012). Design-based implementation research of spreadable educational practices within the Participatory Learning and Assessment Network (PLAnet). In J. van Aalst, K. Thompson, and M. J. Jacobson, and P. Reimann, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The future of learning.

Hickey, D. T., Strackeljahn, A. M., Itow, R. C. (2012) Participatory learning and assessment in e-learning Contexts. In J. van Aalst, K. Thompson, and M. J. Jacobson, and P. Reimann, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The future of learning.

Conference papers

Itow, R. C. (2014) Developing design principles for online Participatory Professional Development: Fostering teacher agency through Design-Based Implementation Research. Paper presented at workshop at annual meeting of the International Society of the Learning Sciences. Boulder, Colorado.

Itow, R. C. & Hickey, D. T. (2014). Considering the implications of assessment design for learning in digital badge systems. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Philadelphia, PA.

Hickey, D. T., Itow, R.C. (2012). Designing and sharing new media language arts modules aligned to Common Core standards. Paper presented at round table presentation at annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Conference, Workshop, and Symposia Presentations and Participation

Voogt, J., Lafarriere, T., Breuleux, A., Itow, R. C., Hickey, D. T., & McKenney, S. (2014). Teacher learning by collaborative design as professional development. Poster presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences. Boulder, CO.

Hickey, D. T., Itow, R. C., Otto, N., Schenke, K., Tran, C., & Chow, C. (2014). It’s not (just about the badges: Creating pathways for learning ecosystems using digital badges. Workshop presented at the annual Digital Media and Learning conference. Boston, MA.

Itow, R. C. (2013). Professional development for personalized participatory learning. Presented for the Women in Science and Technology at Indiana University.

Itow, R. C., Hickey, D. T., Rehak, A. M., (2013). Assessing learning with digital badges: Principles and practices from the Design Principles Documentation Project. Workshop presentation at the Assessment Institute. Indianapolis, IN.

Itow, R. C. (2013). Participatory assessment: Evaluate reflections rather than artifacts. Ignite talk at the annual Digital Media and Learning Conference. Chicago, IL.

Itow, R. C. (2013). Exploring Participatory Professional Development for Curricular Design. Presentation at the Indiana University Instructional Systems Technology Conference. Bloomington, IN.

Hickey, D. T., Itow, R. C., Rehak, A. M., Schenke, K. & Tran, C. (2013, August). Recognizing, assessing, motivating, and evaluating learning with digital badges. Presentation at the biennial meeting of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, Munich, Germany.

Hickey, D. T., Itow, R. C., Rehak, A. M., Schenke, K. & Tran, C. (2013, June). Digital badges for recognizing, assessing, motivating, and evaluating learning in games and beyond. Presentation at the Games Learning + Society conference, Madison, WI.

Selected Blog Posts

Itow, R.C. (2013, July). Purdue Veterinary Medicine Digital Badges Aim to Excite Youth and Expand their Knowledge.

Itow, R.C., Hickey, D.T. (2013, May). Design Principles for Assessing Learning with Digital Badges.

Itow, R. C., Hickey, D. T. (2012, July). The role of artifact reflections in participatory assessment.

Itow, R. C., Hickey, D. T. (2012, June). Summer 2012 hackjam: The wiki.

Hickey, D. T., Itow, R. C. (2012, June). Three firsts: Bloomington’s first hackjam, ForAllBadges app, and participatory assessment + Hackasaurus.

Itow, R. C. (2012, March). Encouraging reflection on practice while grading an artifact: A thought on badges.

Itow, R.C., Hickey, D. T. (2012, February). Finnish lessons: Start a conversation.

Itow, R.C. (2011, December). Another misuse of standardized tests: Color coded ID cards?

Selected Instructional Products and Assessment Instruments

Cannon, A., Itow, R. C., Hickey, D.T. (2012). Learning the art of persuasion: From YouTube to formal debate. Twelve hour secondary language arts curricular module. Digital Is network: The National Writing Project. http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/3503.

Hickey, D. T., Itow, R. C. (2011). Participatory assessment network. Explanatory resource. Digital Is Network: The National Writing Project. http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/3263.

Itow, R. C. & Hickey, D. T. (2011). The consequences of ignorance: Analyzing character action and motivation in contexts. Ten hour secondary language arts curricular module. Digital Is network: The National Writing Project. http://digitalis.nwp.org/resource/2980.

Advisory and Consulting Services

Consultant on digital badge systems and assessment practices for digital badges, 2012-Present.

Curricula consultant and contributor to the Participatory Learning and Assessment Network (PLAnet).

Invited Presentations

Hickey, D. T., Itow, R. C. (April, 2013). Recognizing, assessing, motivating, and researching learning with digital badges. Presented at the NYSci meeting at the NSF.

Itow, R. C. (April, 2012). Common core ELA PLAnet. Presented at the Armstrong Teachers conference at Indiana University.

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • California Association for the Gifted
  • Indiana Association for the Gifted
  • American Educational Research Association (Division C, Learning and Instruction)
  • International Society of Learning Sciences
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Association for Gifted Children
  • Phi Delta Kappan