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Michael Beutner
Associate Professor
School of Education
Walk 2-25
318-342-3142
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Michael R Beutner, PhD
Associate Professor, Education

Education

Ph D

2001, Instructional Technology
Ohio University

MA

1979, Public Administration
Ohio University, Athens, OH

BA

1977, Political Science
University of Cincinatti, Cincinnati, OH

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Beutner coordinates the graduate program of Educational Technology Leadership (Instructional Technology).

 

Since 2006, he has directed the annual "Louisiana High School Technology Challenge" (http://ulm.edu/techchallenge), an online educational competition that has involved nearly 6,000 high school students with very favorable evaluations.

 

Before coming to ULM, he had his own educational software company, Beutner Multimedia Software. Over 10,000 interactive video CD-ROM titles on knot tying and other heritage skills were sold through the Boy Scouts of America. 

Licensure & Certification

National Judge, Chief Learning Officer Magazine (CLO Publications). (Present)
TLRC Teaching Academy Certificate, TLRC Certificate Program. (Present)
Certified Peer Review Evaluator, Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. (Present)
Certified LATAAP Assessor, Louisiana Teacher Assistance and Assessment Program. (Present)
Certified Evaluator, Educational Testing Services. (Present)
National Judge, Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). (2014 - Present)

Research Interests

Dr. Beutner is passionate about early literacy. He is developing open source interactive online audio applications for young readers. This unique approach, based on HTML5, has the potential to address serious early literacy issues in Louisiana caused by poverty. 

Creative Works

Open source educational software (HTML5), Interactive Online Audio (HTML5).: Internet. (September 2017).
This software was selected as "Outstanding Creative Entry" for College of Education in 2012 awards initiated by President Bruno., Interactive Online Audio (Open Source), Campus, ULM. (2011).

Recent Publications

Beutner, M., Bond, Z., Tao, L. Speech Recognition Technology in the Instruction of Mandarin Chinese. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association.
Clark, A., Beutner, M., Watson, H., Beutner, H. (2012). Preparation of Admiinistrators for School Leaders and Licensure Assessment (SLLA) (pp. 151). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii International Conference on Education Conference Proceedings.
Clark, A., Beutner, M., Johnson, P. P., Nguyen, L. (2012). Dramatically Enhancing Online Educational Courses with Conference Calls (pp. 80). Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii International Conference on Education Conference Proceedings.
Clark, A., Beutner, M., Watson, H., Beutner, H. (2012). . Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii International Conference on Education Conference Proceedings.
Pugh, A. F., Beutner, M. Service Learning.
Beutner, M. Online Interactive Audio Reading For Young Readers.

Research Grants

Beutner, M. (Other), "Preparation of Special Education Leadership Personnel" (Not Funded), Sponsored By Federal Government, Dept. of Education, CFDA 84.017a, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $1250000. (September 2011 - Present).
Beutner, M. (Principal), Michaelides, C. (Co-Principal), Smith, R. E. (Supporting), "Developing Interactive Chinese Language Instructional Content" (Pending Funding Decision), Sponsored By Federal Department of Education, International Research and Studies,, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $600000. (April 30 2011 - Present).
Clark, L. (Principal), Rodriguez, J. R. (Co-Principal), Pugh, A. F. (Co-Principal), Beutner, M. (Co-Principal), Schween, D. (Co-Principal), Ricks, B. (Co-Principal), "Diverse Perspectives: Infusing Multicultural Education into the classroom" (Awarded, Not Yet Funded), Sponsored By Board of Regents, Enhancement Grant, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $65977.00. (January 1 2011 - June 30 2012).
Beutner, M. (Principal), "ULM STAP Grant, Spring 2011" (Funded), Sponsored By ULM, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $5000. (May 2011 - June 2011).
Beutner, M., "A Digital Community Of Active Multimedia Authors" (Funded), Sponsored By STAP Grant, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $5000. (March 25 2011 - May 11 2011).

Awards & Honors

Research Fellow, ULM Social Science Research.

Nominated Expert for Contact with Media Regarding Technology and Learning and the Development of New Media.

August 2015 Holder, Mary Ellen Walker Endowed Professorship in Early Childhood Education (2015).

2013 Holder, Entergy Endowed Professorship in Instructional Technology in Teacher Education.

July 2011 Finalist, "University Technology Leader of the Year".

June 2011 Governor's Technology Award Finalist For "University Leader Of The Year".

May 2011 Finalist, ULM Foundation Award for Excellence.

May 2011 College Nominee For Excellence In Creative/Artistic Activity.

December 2008 Louisiana Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year in Technology.

2008 Holder, Chase Endowed Professorship, Teacher Education.

2006 Outstanding Faculty of the Year.

Courses Taught

COMM 2040WEB MEDIA DESIGN, 1 course(s)

CURR 2085APP INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA & TECH, 41 course(s)

CURR 5018TECHN INTEGRATION PORFOLIO DEV, 12 course(s)

CURR 5091Directed Study, 3 course(s)

EDFN 4091Directed Study, 1 course(s)

EDFN 5024UTIL INST TECHNOLOGIES, 30 course(s)

EDIT 5025INST TELE NETWORKS & INTERNET, 4 course(s)

EDIT 5027TRENDS IN INST TECHNOLOGY, 11 course(s)

EDIT 5028INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA DEV, 9 course(s)

EDIT 5055INST DESIGN & PROGRAM DEV, 10 course(s)

EDIT 6025DESIGN DEV MMED INTERACT INST, 4 course(s)

EDIT 6026TECHN LEADERSHIP IN SCHOOLS, 2 course(s)

EDIT 6027TECHNOLOGY PLANNING & ADMIN, 3 course(s)

EDIT 6028ADV TELE & DISTANCE ED, 9 course(s)

EDIT 6080INST TECHN RES EVAL & ASSESS, 4 course(s)

EDIT 6083ED TECHNOLOGY INTERSHIP, 35 course(s)