Mary J. Nicholson

Contact info:
Office:  206 Sutliff Hall
Phone: 570-389-4940
Fax: 570-389-4943

Mary J. Nicholson

Professor of Instructional Technology

Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University  1991
M.Ed. in Educational Technology, Texas A&M University, 1985
B.S. in Industrial Education, Texas A&M University, 1983

Her professional interests include multimedia technologies, digital imagery, eLearning, and instructional design.

Courses Taught:

57.560 Multimedia Productions

57.562 Digital Imagery

57.584 Online Course Design

57.585 eLearning Concepts

57.586  Blended eLearning

57.550  Instructional Design

57.587 Evaluating eLearning

57.581  Special Topics:  Interactive Simulation Design

57.556 Applying Theories of Learning for Instructional Technology

eLearning Concepts Blog:

eLearning Concepts delicious bookmark site:

Recent Presentations:

Nicholson, M.J. & Philips, T.  Best Practices for Social Networking Tools and Collaborative Learning.  Accepted for the 26th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, Madison, WI, August 2010


Nicholson, M.J.  Wikis, and Blogs, and Twitter – Oh My! E-Learn 2009 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Vancouver B.C., October 2009


Nicholson, M.J.  Creating Engaging Synchronous Presentations.  Invited presentation to Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.  October, 2009

Nicholson, M..J. & Milks, E.  ISD Strategies for Designing eLearning Solutions.  Marine Corps Institute for Distance Learning and Technology.  Washington, D.C.  September, 2009.  5 day workshop


Nicholson, M.J.  Blogs, and Bookmarks, and Wikis – Models for the Classroom 14th Annual Instructional Technology Conference, Middle Tennessee State University, March 2009

Nicholson, M.J.  Engaging Facilitation Strategies with IdahoLive. Invited presentation to the Idaho Digital Learning Academy.  March, 2009.

Nicholson, M.J.  50 Ways to Be A Blogger.  Pennsylvania Educational Technology Exposition and Conference.  Hershey, PA.  February 2009