• Coordinator of the Leadership Studies Minor. Teaches in UNCW’s Master's programs in Educational Leadership, Doctorate in Educational Leadership, and teacher education programs.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022-08-01 Through their eyes: Student perspectives of instructor connectedness and anxiety in distance educationJournal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning.  26. 2022-08-01
    2022-08-01 Use the FORCE to create sociability and connect with online studentsJournal of Applied Instructional Design.  11. 2022-08-01
    2021-03-01 Instructor Social Presence and Connectedness in a Quick Shift from Face-to-Face to Online InstructionOnline Learning Journal Special Issue.  25:135-150. 2021-03-01
    2018-09-01 Furthering the Education Professional: Partnerships in Action -- School-University PartnershipsSchool-University Partnerships/NAPDS.  11:130+. 2018-09-01
    2018-09-01 Introduction to Themed Issue: Furthering the Education Profession: Partnerships in Action -- School-University PartnershipsPartnerships in Action/NAPDS.  11:1-4. 2018-09-01
    2018-09-01 Pushing the Boundaries of School-University Partnerships: Engaging the CommunityPartnerships in Action/NAPDS.  11:140-147. 2018-09-01
    2018-01-01 Pushing the boundaries of school-university partnerships: Engaging the communitySchool-University Partnerships.  11:140-147. 2018-01-01
    2017-01-01 Capitalizing on social presence in online course design: Five strategies that workInnovation Abstracts.  39 (18). 2017-01-01
    2016-12-01 “More Confident Going into College”: Lessons Learned from Multiple Stakeholders in a New Blended Learning InitiativeOnline Learning Journal2016-12-01
    2016-06-01 Professional development supports for the blended, co-taught classroomJournal of Online Learning Research.  2:103-121. 2016-06-01
    2015-04-01 A district's move to virtual summer coursework.eLearn Magazine2015-04-01
    2015-01-01 The intersection of online and face-to-face teaching: Implications for virtual school teacher practice and professional developmentJournal of Research on Technology in Education.  47(3):139-156. 2015-01-01
    2014-12-01 Do you blend? Huntley HigheLearn Magazine2014-12-01
    2014-06-01 Using Brief Instructional Video Clips to Foster Communication, Reflection, and Collaboration in SchoolsThe Educational Forum.  78:1-12. 2014-06-01
    2014-05-01 The Power of Social Presence for LearningEDUCAUSE Review2014-05-01
    2014-01-01 Autonomy and responsibility: Online learning as a solution for at-risk high school studentsInternational Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education.  29:1-11. 2014-01-01
    2013-02-01 Building connections among home, school, and community.Childhood Education.  89:115-116. 2013-02-01
    2013-01-01 Virtual high school teacher and student reactions to the Social Presence Model.Journal of Interactive Online Learning.  12:156-170. 2013-01-01
    2012-09-01 Get present: Build community and connectedness onlineLearning & Leading with Technology.  40:22-25. 2012-09-01
    2011-05-01 How do school districts treat K-12 principals and principal candidates with online credentials?International Journal of Leadership in Education.  14:351-368. 2011-05-01
    2011-05-01 Perceptions of online credentials for school principalsJournal of Educational Administration.  49:378-395. 2011-05-01
    2010-11-01 Interdependent catalysts for transforming learning environments...and the faculty who teach in themEDUCAUSE Quarterly.  33. 2010-11-01
    2010-11-01 Transforming teaching in high-tech, collaborative learning environments with critical reflectionEDUCAUSE Quarterly (EQ).  33. 2010-11-01
    2010-04-01 A 20 second PowerPoint makeoverTech & Learning2010-04-01
    2009-01-01 Educational leadership in the era of accountabilityEducational Considerations.  36:14-18. 2009-01-01
    2008-01-01 Authentic partnerships in the preparation of community education professionalsNCEA Journal2008-01-01
    2005-01-01 Bridging the no-man's land between school technology and effective leadershipTechnological Horizons in Education (T.H.E.) Journal.  32:20-2, 24. 2005-01-01
    2005-01-01 School technology leadership: Theory to practiceAcademic Exchange Quarterly (special Issue on Leadership).  9:51-55. 2005-01-01
    2004-01-01 Got tech? Got leadership to go with it?National Association of Elementary School Principals, Principal's Electronic Desktop2004-01-01


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    2017-01-01 Social Presence in Online Learning: Multiple Perspectives on Practice and Research.  Stylus Publishing, LLC. 2017-01-01


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    2019-01-01 Moving beyond trial and error: Exploring case studies of professional development models in K12 blended learning (Chapter 12) -- Handbook of research on emerging practices and methods for K-12 online and blended learning.  IGI Global. 2019-01-01
    2018-05-01 Developing Leadership Capacity in PDS Master Teachers -- Teacher Leadership in Professional Development Schools.  Emerald. 2018-05-01
    2018-01-01 Social interaction in K-12 online learning -- Handbook of research on K-12 online and blended learning.  ETC Press. 509-522. 2018-01-01
    2017-01-01 Blending Face to Face and Online Instruction to Disrupt Learning, Inspire Reflection, and Create Space for Innovation -- Social Presence in Online Learning: Multiple Perspectives on Practice and Research.  Stylus. 2017-01-01
    2017-01-01 Developing leadership capacity in PDS Master Teachers.  Teacher Leadership in Professional Development Schools (NAPDS Endorsed Book). 2017-01-01
    2017-01-01 Personalized Learning to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners -- Social Presence in Online Learning: Multiple Perspectives on Practice and Research.  Stylus. 2017-01-01
    2015-01-01 Blended Learning for Students with Diasbilities: The North Carolina Virtual Public School's Co-teaching Model -- Exploring Pedagogies for Diverse Learners Online Advances in Research on Teaching.  Exploring Pedagogies for Diverse Learners Online Advances in Research on Teaching, Emerald Group. 67-93. 2015-01-01
    2015-01-01 Providing chances for students to recover credit: Is online learning a solution? -- Exploring Pedagogies for Diverse Learners Online Advances in Research on Teaching.  Emerald. 143-157. 2015-01-01
    2012-03-01 Using the Social Presence Model to maximize interactions in online environments.  Computer-mediated communication across cultures: International interactions in online environments. 2012-03-01
    2011-11-01 Leveraging the Technology-Enhanced Community (TEC) Partnership Model.  Higher education, emerging technologies, and community partnerships: Concepts, models and applications. 2011-11-01
    2007-01-01 The education of Roma and Sinti Children in Germany: Choosing among alternative programmes.  Social Justice and intercultural education: An open ended dialogue. 2007-01-01
    2003-01-01 The role of technology in school improvement.  Adapting technology for school improvement: A global perspective. 2003-01-01


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    2011-01-01 Family, School, and Community Partnerships. 2011-01-01
    2011-01-01 Transitions. 2011-01-01
    2010-10-01 The Technology-Enhanced Community (TEC) Partnership ModelSloan Consortium. 2010-10-01
    2005-01-01 Review of the book Educating for a culture of peaceEducation Review, online journal. 2005-01-01
    2005-01-01 Review of the book Mentoring for social inclusion: A critical approach to nurturing mentoring relationshipsEducation Review, online journal. 2005-01-01
    2005-01-01 Review of the book Theory and practice of online learningEducation Review, online journal. 2005-01-01
    2004-01-01 Review of the book Getting published: A guide for lecturers and researchersEducation Review, online journal. 2004-01-01
    2004-01-01 Review of the book One Classroom, many worldsEducation Review, online journal. 2004-01-01


    Research Overview

  • Social Presence in Online Learning; Immigrant and Refugee Education; Leadership and Advocacy in Young Adult Literature; Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Investigator On

  • Mentoring and Monitoring of Instructors 2019-08-01 - 2022-05-01
  • Continuing to build teacher capacity for digital teaching and learning at DV Virgo 2020-08-01 - 2021-05-01
  • Fulbright Teaching Excellence Award Program - Host University 2020-08-01 - 2021-05-01
  • Growing Global Competence at the Local Leval 2020-08-01 - 2021-05-01
  • Leadership in Practice: Continuing a Partnership Between the Leadership Studies Minor and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina 2019-08-01 - 2020-05-01
  • Patterns, Concerns, and Opportunities in K-12 Teacher Professional Development 2019-08-01 - 2020-05-01
  • Innovations in Teacher Professional Development 2018-08-01 - 2019-05-01
  • Leadership in Practice: Developing a Partnership Between the Leadership Studies Minor and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina 2018-08-01 - 2019-05-01
  • Building Intercultural Awareness Through Partnerships: UNCW Students and International Teachers in Global Perspectives 2018-01-01 - 2019-05-01
  • Fulbright Teaching Excellence Award Program - Host University 2018-01-01 - 2019-05-01
  • Effective Teaching Seminar 2016-08-01 - 2019-05-01
  • Mentoring and MOnitoring of Instructors, Course Re-Design 2019-01-01
  • Curriculum Studies for Equity in Education 2017-08-01 - 2018-05-01
  • Exploring Social Presence in Community College Online Learning Research 2017-08-01 - 2018-05-01
  • Representations of Immigrants, Refugees, and Displaced Children and Youth in the Betty Stike Education Lab Collection 2017-08-01 - 2018-05-01
  • Research and Professional Development with Nash Community College’s Department of Online Learning 2017-08-01 - 2018-05-01
  • Experiences and Perceptions of Online Teaching Faculty at UNCW 2016-08-01 - 2017-05-01
  • Faculty Travel Award to plan a Faculty-led Study Abroad program 2016-08-01 - 2017-05-01
  • Global Ready K12 Education: Multiple Case Studies of Initiatives in Southeastern North Carolina 2016-08-01 - 2017-05-01
  • Redesign of COM 211: Storytelling and Culture 2016-08-01 - 2017-05-01
  • Design and Delivery of Instructor Led Training 2016-08-01
  • E-Teal Applied Learning Grant 2016-01-01 - 2016-05-01
  • Applied Learning in Online Environments 2015-08-01 - 2016-05-01
  • Completely Ready to Work 2015-08-01 - 2016-05-01
  • K-3 Formative Assessment Process 2015-08-01 - 2016-05-01
  • Newcomer Education in Teacher Preparation - The Netherlands 2015-08-01 - 2016-05-01
  • Science in Writing, Writing in Science 2015-08-01 - 2016-05-01
  • Data Analysis and Manuscript Preparation 2014-08-01 - 2015-05-01
  • Longitudinal Study of Teachers and Students at the North Carolina Virtual Public School 2014-08-01 - 2015-05-01
  • Self-Monitoring Online Mudule Design and Delivery 2013-08-01 - 2014-05-01
  • Strengthening Professional Learning Communities through FLIP Camera Footage 2010-11-01 - 2011-06-01
  • UNC Global Scholars 2016-05-01 -
  • Technology to Enhance Distance Learning 2014-05-01 -
  • “Lecture Capture and Discussion Starters: Software to support online learning” 2012-11-01 -
  • “Teacher Research in Action: Videos for authentic practice in online courses”, 2012-01-01 -
  • Cahill Research Award: Leveraging the Technology-Enhanced Community (TEC) 2010-01-01 -
  • Teaching Overview

  • Comparative and International Development Education (Comparative Education, Educational Reform in International Contexts, Human Rights Education); Foundations of Leadership; Action and Advocacy in Education; Immigrant and Refugee Education
  • Full Name

  • Amy Elizabeth Garrett Dikkers