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Dr. Tonia Dousay
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University of Idaho
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875 Perimeter Dr
MS 3082
United States
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  Tonia A. Dousay is a Google for Education Certified Innovation and assistant professor of learning sciences at the University of Idaho. Her teaching and research focus on design-based learning activities and the knowledge and skills acquired and reinforced through these opportunities. Dr. Dousay received the 2016 Award for Advocacy from the International Society for Technology in Education, 2014 Mary Garland Early Career Fellowship Award from the University of Wyoming, 2013 AECT-MPD Immersive Learning Award, and 2013 AECT-IAP Distance Education Best Practices Award. She is an active member of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
Dr. Dousay has more than 15 years of instructional design and project management experience, but began her career in the secondary agricultural science classroom. She specializes in preservice teacher education, multimedia design and development, and designing learning activities to stimulate the situational interest of learners. Tonia was the founder of the WyoMakers makerspace at the University of Wyoming and actively encourages interdisciplinary making activities in K20. Dr. Dousay is an avid user of social media, encouraging the shift from consumers of media to producers. Her teaching and research philosophies include the phrase, “let’s make something!” She can be reached by email at or on Twitter @tadousay.
  Instructional design
Multimedia design
Message design
Maker movement
Situational interest
Digital literacy
Media literacy
Visual literacy

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