Dr. Jean Kiekel Dr. Jean Kiekel Associate Professor
School of Education

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  • Doctor of Philosophy - Curriculum & Instruction - Kansas State University (2007)
  • Master of Business Admin - Business Administration - Kansas State University (1993)
  • Bachelor of Science - Business Administration - Kansas State University (1991)


  • Tentative Title: Technology Integration: How can Schools of Education Improve Teacher Candidate Use of Technology in the Classroom (2014)


  • "Evaluating iPad applications: Are they readable"
    Technology Tools for the Literacy Classroom
    IGI Global (2013) Page 119-134
  • "Evaluating Apps To Ensure Learning Outcomes"
    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013
    AACE (2013) Page 2171-2174
  • "Sharing a vision: Improving readability of educational websites"
    Cultures of Teacher Education: Comparative international issues of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Attainment
    Analytrics (2012) Page 681-698


  • "Teaching Online: A Paradigm Shift" (2014)
    Internationlal Society for Technology in Education
    Presentation made at three conferences - same topic but different presentations
  • "Teaching Online: A Paradigm Shift" (2014)
    Society for Technology in Teacher Education
  • "Teaching Online: A Paradigm Shift" (2014)
    12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education
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