Research

Working Papers

Opportunities and obstacles: Technology, language, and international students in higher education

Hospitality faculty member perceptions on the purpose of faculty development

Recent Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Plews, R. C. (2017). Self-direction in online learning: The student experience. International Journal of SelfDirected Learning, 14(1), 37-57.

Higher Education Online Publications

Plews, R. (2017). Creating sustainable engagement for faculty development initiatives. Faculty Focus. https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/faculty-development/sustainable-engagement-faculty-development-initiatives/

Academic Conference Papers

Amos, M., Anand, S., Ree, A., & Plews, R. (2014). Selecting supportive spaces for personal transformation: A reflection on how personality characteristics and past experience impact support group success. Proceedings from: Spaces of Transformation and Transformation of Space: The XI International Transformative Learning Conference.  Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.

Amos, M. & Plews, R. (2016). Technology use to promote transformation for international students: The intersection of emerging and existing identities. Proceedings from: Engaging at the Intersections: The XII International Transformative Learning Conference. Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington.

Murphy, H. & Plews, R. (2016). Exploring the transition from the portfolio as a developmental tool to a method of performance evaluation: Balancing evaluation and development. Proceedings from: Ethics, Care, & Quality in Educational Development: International Consortium for Educational Development Conference 2016. University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Plews, R. (2015).  Exploring Self-Directed Learning in the Virtual Learning Environment: Comparing Traditional Versus Nontraditional Learner Populations. Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.

Plews, R. (2016). Making meaning: Exploring the teaching portfolio as a mechanism to promote transformative learning. Proceedings from: Engaging at the Intersections: The XII International Transformative Learning Conference. Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington.

Plews, R. (2017). Digital feedback: A multi-modal approach to feedback for learning. Proceedings from: Helping University Students Learn how to Learn: Swiss Faculty Development Conference 2017. Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne. Switzerland.

Plews, R. & Bonvin, M. (2018). Teaching is learning: Exploring faculty member perceptions of first time online course development. 12th Annual International Technology, Education, and Development Conference. Valencia, Spain.

Book Chapters

Plews, R. (2015). Using prezi to build community in the virtual classroom. In E. Biech (Eds.). 101 ways to make learning active beyond the classroom (pp.53-54). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.