Jennifer Tagsold

Adjunct Professor, English

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Office: 101-B Joyner Hall
Phone: (919) 760-8823


Areas of Expertise

  • Distractive Technologies (In Brain Rules, John Medina suggests that a key brain rule is that humans do not pay attention to boring things (2008). This rule is evident when observing a student being torn between her laptop and focusing on the teacher lecturing at the front of the room. I examine practical approaches that help students avoid distraction with regard to laptop computers and other mobile classroom devices.)
  • Online Learning (Having taught face-to-face and online classes, I am interested in how students benefit from online learning and which tools are most effective for particular subject areas.)
  • One-to-one Computing and its Impact on Learning (Because the Internet and a computing device place so much power in our hands, I am interested in how programs such as “One Laptop Per Child” and BYOD affect teaching and learning.)

Work Experience

Professional biography

Dr. Jennifer Tagsold loves to learn and seeks to make learning fun. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Instructional Technology, a M.A. in English, and a B.A. in Communication. Before becoming a faculty member of the English Department at Meredith, she taught at various universities and colleges around the Triangle and worked in educational research at The William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. In her free time, Dr. Tagsold enjoys yoga, piano, reading, traveling, and serving with her church.


Academic Credentials

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, N.C. State University, 2012
Concentration:  Instructional Technology

M.A., English, N.C. State University, 2007
Concentration: Literature

B.A., Communication - Cum Laude, N.C. State University, 2005
Minors: Psychology, Spanish


Research

Tagsold, J. (in press). Why aren’t they paying attention to me? Strategies for preventing distraction in a 1:1 learning environment. Journal of Research in Education.


Awards

Best Professional Paper Award, Eastern Educational Research Association, 2013
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, President, 2009-2011
Full-Tuition Graduate Research Assistantship, 2008-2012
Full-Tuition Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 2005-2007
London Study Abroad Scholarship, 2006
Michelle D. Smith Scholarship, 2001


Publications

Tagsold, J. (2013). Dual-Coding Theory and Empathy: How Animoto Can Animate English Language Arts Classrooms to the Core. Meridian 16, 1-11.
Kellogg, S., Corn, J., & Booth, S. (Authors).  Good, A., Maxfield, J., Parker, B., Pilzer, S., & Tagsold, J. (Contributors). Race to the Top Online Professional Development Evaluation (Year One Report). Consortium for Educational Research and Evaluation–North Carolina. Retrieved from http://cerenc.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/OPD_Y1_FINAL_11_9_12.pdf.
Corn, J., Tagsold, J., & Argueta, R. (2012). Students with special needs and 1:1 computing: A teacher’s perspective. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs 12 (4), 217-223.
Tagsold, J. & Decuir-Gunby, J. (2012). Film in the college classroom: Using Twilight to examine adolescent development. The Journal of Effective Teaching 12 (3), 87-93. Retrieved from http://uncw.edu/cte/ET/articles/Vol12_3/Volume1203.pdf.
Corn, J., Halstead, E., Kellogg, S., Kleiman, G., Tagsold, J., Townsend, M., & Marks, J. (2012). Building LEA and regional professional development capacity: First annual evaluation report (Race to the Top). Consortium for Educational Research and Evaluation–North Carolina. Retrieved from http://173.254.20.27/cerenc/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/PD_1st_Year_Report_1-5-121.pdf.

Corn, J., Tagsold, J., & Patel, R. (2011). The tech-savvy teacher: Instruction in a 1:1 learning environment. Journal of Educational Research & Practice 1 (1).
Corn, J., Argueta, R., & Tagsold, J. (2011). LPP Sync Teaching Experiment Evaluation Summary. Raleigh, NC: Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University.

Corn, J.O., Halstead, E.O., Tagsold, J., Townsend, M., & Patel, R. (2011, August). North Carolina 1:1 learning initiative evaluation final report. (Vance County Schools, Golden Leaf Foundation Report). Raleigh, NC: Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University.
Argueta, R., Huff, J., Tingen, J., & Corn, J.O. (2011). Laptop initiatives: Summary of research across six states. Friday Institute White Paper Series, 4, 1-19.
Corn, J.O., Halstead, E.O., Tingen, J., Townsend, M., & Campbell, B. (2010, December). North Carolina 1:1 learning initiative evaluation interim report. (Vance County Schools, Golden Leaf Foundation Report). Raleigh, NC: Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University.
Tingen, J., Holcomb, L., & Philbeck, L. (2011). Developing teacher websites to meet the needs of the 21st century. The Record, 47 (2), 88-90.
Corn, J. O., Tingen, J., & Patel, R.K. (2011, January). Examining issues critical to a 1:1 learning environment: Special needs students. Evaluation report on the progress of the North Carolina 1:1 learning technology initiative (Year 3) (NC State Board of Education Report). Raleigh, NC: Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University.
Corn, J. O., Argueta, R., & Tingen, J. (2011, January). Examining issues critical to a 1:1 learning environment: English language learners. Evaluation report on the progress of the North Carolina 1:1 learning technology initiative (Year 3) (NC State Board of Education Report). Raleigh, NC: Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University.
Corn, J. O., Tingen, J. (2010, October). Examining issues critical to a 1:1 learning environment: Instructional practice. Evaluation report on the progress of the North Carolina 1:1 learning technology initiative (Year 3) (NC State Board of Education Report). Raleigh, NC: Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University.
Corn, J. O., Patel, R.K., Hess, C.E., Stanhope, D.S., Tingen, J., & Argueta, R. (2010, October). Examining issues critical to a 1:1 learning environment: Principal leadership. Evaluation report on the progress of the North Carolina 1:1 learning technology initiative (Year 3) (NC State Board of Education Report). Raleigh, NC: Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University.
Corn, J., Halstead, E.O., Tingen, J., Townsend, M., & Campbell, B. (2010). North Carolina 1:1 Learning Initiative Evaluation Interim Report: Vance County School/ Golden LEAF Foundation. Raleigh, NC: Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University.
Corn, J., Oliver, K., Hess, C.E., Halstead, E.O., Argueta, R., Patel, R., Tingen, J., Huff, J. (2010). A computer for every student: Lessons learned about planning and implementing a successful 1:1 learning initiative in schools. Educational Technology, 50 (6), 11-17.
Corn, J. O., Tingen, J., Argueta, R., Patel, R., & Stanhope, D. (2010). How laptops digitize and transform learning. Education Resources Information Center.
Corn, J.O. (Author). Tingen, J. (Contributor) (2009). Evaluation Report on the Progress of the North Carolina 1:1 Learning Technology Initiative (Year 2).
Osborne, J. & Corn, J.O. (Authors). Tingen, J. (Contributor) (2009). Mid-Year Evaluation Report on the Progress of the North Carolina 1:1 Learning Technology Initiative (Fall Semester, Year 2).
Osborne, J. & Corn, J.O. (Authors). Tingen, J. (Contributor) (2008). Initial Report: Evaluation Study of the Progress of the North Carolina 1:1 Learning Initiative (Year 1).

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