Curriculum and Instruction

Terry K. Smith, Ed.D.Dr. Terry Smith

Assistant Professor
Curriculum & Instruction
Horrabin Hall, 50
Phone: 309/298-1785






Dr. Smith earned his Ed.D. in Educational Technology/Learning Technologies from Pepperdine University. He has taught online and face-to-face courses in science & social studies methods, classroom management, diversity in education, and educational technology. Dr. Smith integrates virtual and game-based approaches in methods courses and pre-service teacher seminars. He was a consultant at Indiana University for the Quest Atlantis virtual learning environment and with Northern Illinois University for Mark Twain-Mississippi River studies. Dr. Smith taught in the elementary classroom for 14 years, including talented and gifted, and has been certified in Illinois, Missouri, and Texas. Dr. Smith is also engaged in international education, having twice taken elementary students to Taipei, Taiwan for international summer camp and touring experiences. Active in global Internet projects, he is currently the manager of a Kidlink social studies project called Landmark, and he also manages a yearly project-based learning event called Monsters. Dr. Smith's dissertation was a study of 21st century competencies in a virtual learning environment. His research interests include global education, project-based learning, educational technology, virtual learning environments, and game-based learning as applied to teacher education.

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