Bruce Harris, Ph.D.


Horrabin Hall 98

Research Interests: Self-regulated learning, electronic and technology-rich classrooms, instructional designs for computer-based instruction.
Professional Interests:
  Instructional, theory and design; computer-based instruction including hypermedia, multimedia, CAI, etc.; educational computing.



Education Publications Presentations Related Works Subjects Taught

Ph.D. - Instructional Science - Brigham Young University

Selected Publications

Harris, B. R., Lindner, R. W. & Pina, A. (2011).  Promoting Self-Regulated Learning Strategies in Online Learning Environments.   In, G. Dettori & D. Persico, Eds. Fostering Self-Regulated Learning Through ICTs. IGI Global Press

Harris, B. R. & Lindner, R. W. (2010).  Providing Metacognitive Prompts in Online Courses.
Midwest Journal of Educational Communications and Technology, 4, 1.

AECT Papers
Teaching Interactive Telecourses to Multiple Classrooms: Lessons Learned Ethnicity and Self-Regulated Learning:
Implications for Technology-Based Instruction
Interactive Multimedia CD-ROM
Development: A Step by Step Approach

Selected Presentations/Workshops

Harris, B. (2010). Using case studies in online courses: Verifying online study identity. International Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim, CA.

Harris, B., & Jia, X. (2010). Using the Smith and Ragan ID Process Model for developing CBI: Lessons learned. International Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim, CA.

Harris, B., & Thurman, A. (2010). Curriculum alignment in an online master’s degree program in instructional design and technology. International Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim, CA.

Related Work Experience    

Instructional Designer
     Courseware--San Diego
     WICAT--Orem, Utah
     Waterford School--Provo, Utah
     Systemation--Cleveland, Ohio

Instructional Designer
     Guymon & Gottredson Associates - Solon, Ohio
     Missionary Training Center - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Provo, Utah
     BYU College of Education - Provo, Utah

Western Illinois University
     Teaching courses
     Development of Electronic Classrooms

     School Districts
     Star Schools Grant
     Local Educational Service Centers
     Motorola University, Illinois State Museum
     Other organizations

Subjects Taught 

IDT 310 Principles of Instructional Design

IDT 505 Foundations of Instructional Technology

IDT 510 Principles of Instructional Design

IDT 520: Microcomputer Applications in Education

IDT 529 Microcomputer Technology in the Elementary and Middle Schools

IDT 550: Advanced Instructional Systems

Selected Publications/Articles

Allwardt, D. (forthcoming). Teaching with Wikis: A Cautionary Tale of Technology in the Classroom.  Journal of Social Work Education.

Allwardt, D. (2010).  [Review of the book Lifting our voices: The journeys into family caregiving of professional social workers by J.O. Beckett].  Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(6), 568-570.

José, H., Parreira, P., Thorson, J.A., & Allwardt, D. (2007).  A factor-analytic study of the Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale with a Portuguese sample.  North American Journal of Psychology, 9(3), 591-606.

Allwardt, D. A. & Anderson, D. K. (2006). Cultural competent health care practice with elders. [8 electronic modules]. MedEdPORTAL. Available from:, ID = 254.

Grant Activities

Allwardt, D. & Zellmann, K. (2008-2011). Curriculum Development Institute Program.  Award: $5,000 + up to $3,500 travel expenses. Grantor: Hartford Foundation and the Gero-Ed Center.

Selected Presentations

Allwardt, D. (2010, October). “A Historical View of Gerontological Social Work: The Contributions of Ollie Randall”.  Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting, Portland, OR.

Allwardt, D. (2010, March). “In Search of the Long-term Nursing Aide.”  Poster presented at the                American Society on Aging’s Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Allwardt, D., & Venzon, J. (2009, November). “What went wrong with the Wiki?” Paper co-presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting, San Antonio, TX.


National Association of Social Workers; Gerontological Society of America;
American Society on Aging; Council on Social Work Education; Society for Social Work and Research

Awards and Recognitions

Diversity and Multicultural Leadership Faculty Award. Spring 2007.
Nancy Coney Faculty of the Year Award.  Spring 2007.