Savilla Banister


Savilla Banister, Ph.D.

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-7297
Address: 438 Education Building

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Ph.D., Indiana University, School of Education, Major: Curriculum Studies, Minor: Multimedia Technology, 2001

M.S., Indiana University, Major: Elementary Education, 1986

B.S., Southwest Missouri State University, Major: Elementary Education, 1979

Digital Media, Online Teaching and Learning, Contemporary and Innovative Methods of Teaching and Learning, Curriculum Development, Visual and Performing Arts Integration, Educational Equity and the Digital Divide

Dr. Banister is conducting research in local K-12 schools, focusing on the impact of computer technology on teaching and learning. The multimedia reports coming out of this research have been funded, in part, through Project PICT, a national PT3 grant. She has also received funding through the Ohio Learning Network for her work in online course development and from the National Council for Community and Educational Partnerships.

Dr. Banister has been a School of Teaching and Learning faculty member since August, 2001.

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Introduction to Educational Technology
  • Computer Utilization in the Early Childhood Classroom
  • Computer Utilization in the Middle Childhood Classroom

Graduate Courses:

  • eLearning
  • Teaching in the 21st Century
  • Seminar in Educational
  • Effective Practice
  • Curriculum Inquiry
  • Technology for Teachers
  • Technology and Reading Instruction
  • Dynamic Media for Educators I
  • Technology Tools in the Classroom
  • Dynamic Media for Educators II
  • Seminar in Classroom Technology
  • Reading Diagnostics and Technology
  • Inquiry-Based Learning Through Technology
  • Exploring Open Source Initiatives
  • Research in Education

Banister, S. (2017). Impacting the Digital Divide on a Global Scale Case Studies of Mobile Technology Integration in Schools around the World, Nova Science Publishers,ISBN: 978-1-53612-362-3.

Banister, S. & Vannatta, R. A. (2014). Using digital resources to support personalized learning experiences in K-12 classrooms: The evolution of mobile devices as innovations in schools in northwest Ohio. In C. Maddux (Ed.), Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2014 Chesapeake, Virginia: SITE.

Banister, S. and Reinhart, R. (2014) Designing an Effective Massive Open Online Course for Educators: Evidence from Student Experience. Proceedings of the Oxford Education Research Symposium. Oxford, England.

Ross, C. and Banister, S. (2014) Developing a model to utilize teaching assistants for online teaching of introduction to educational technology. Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teaching Education Conference, Jacksonville, FL

Banister, S. (2014) Using digital resources to support customized learning environments in K-12 schools: The evolution of m-learning. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference in Education, Honolulu.

Sondergeld, T., Vannatta-Reinhart, R. & Banister, S. (2013) How to guide teachers in the creation of high quality and rigorous assessments of student learning and growth. Proceedings of the International Conference on Educational Research and Innovation. Seville, Spain.

Banister, S., Vannatta-Reinhart, & R. Ross, C., (2013) Narrowing the Digital Divide: Encouraging the Development of Digital Competencies in K-12 Teachers. Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teaching Education Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Banister, S., Ross, C., & Vannatta-Reinhart, R. (2012) Assessing NETS-T Performance in Teacher Candidates: Exploring the Wayfind Teacher Assessment. Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teaching Education Conference, Austin, TX.

Member, BGSU Commercialization and Tech Transfer Task Force, 2014-2015.

Curriculum Specialist, Visual and Performing Arts, Learning and Leading with Technology, International Society for Technology and Education, 2006-2014.

Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2003-present.

Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Multimedia and Hypermedia, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, 2003-present.

International Digital Education Liaison, Tallinn, Estonia, April, 2014.