Charles Town, West Virginia
Phil Ice holds an Education Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with minor concentrations in Instructional Technology and Science Education. Currently, he is the director of course design, research, and development at the American Public University System. His research is focused on the impact of new and emerging technologies on cognition in online learning environments.
Work in this area has brought him international recognition in the form of two Sloan-C effective practices; a Sloan-C Effective Practice of the Year Award in 2007; application of his work at more than 50 institutions of higher education in five countries; and multiple invitations to give presentations, conduct workshops, and write book chapters related to the integration of emerging technologies in online courses. Examples of his research include the use of embedded asynchronous audio feedback mechanisms, using Web 2.0 tools for collaborative construction of knowledge through integration of RIAs, and remote observation of student teaching experiences using asynchronous environments based on Adobe® Flash® technology.