Dr. Randy Hollandsworth, otherwise known as “Dr. H”, has over 28 years experience in instruction with corporate, K-12, and higher education . He earned his Ph.D. in Education/Curriculum & Instruction/Instructional Design and Technology from Virginia Tech in 2005. He currently serves as associate professor in the School of Education with Piedmont College.
Research: Dr. H’s research has revolved around the use of media and games/simulations in varied environments. His doctoral research was entitled, The Development of an Asynchronous, Computer-based Post-Instructional Module for Interpersonal Communications, which explored the use of online simulations to reinforce learning in leadership. Additionally, he has conducted research on digital citizenship, podcasting, and currently is conducting research on the use of online simulations in teacher preparation programs.
Teaching: Dr. H has been teaching face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses for many years. He has taught for the Georgia Technical College System, Virginia Tech, University of Georgia, Georgia Southern University, and currently with Piedmont College. His teaching experience includes courses on: leadership and team development, distance learning design, educational video, multimedia development, instructional design in k-12, teacher leadership, educational research, technology integration in the K-12 classroom, graduate capstone, and doctoral level research classes. Dr H. developed and served as Director for the Center for Leadership & Professional Development for Radford University.
Service: Dr. H has conducted extensive projects in k-12 in northeast Georgia, including 4th grade video bootcamp, media projects, teacher/student technology partnerships, and distance learning design and delivery. He is past-president of the School Media and Technology Division of the Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). He has served on executive boards for the Habersham County Homework Center, Valleys of Virginia American Association for Training and Development, Training and Development Division for AECT, and the North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA).
Personal: He is married to Dianne, a retired public librarian, and has one daughter, Katie, son-in-law Matt, and one grandson. He has two dogs, Rory, a Nova Scotia duck-toller, and Annabelle, a springer spaniel. Dr. H enjoys biking, sea kayaking, and playing bluegrass music.
If you would like to learn more or contribute toward Dr. H’s philosophy on technology integration in k-12, please feel free to visit his blog, Integrating Technology in k-12, located in the right column.