Ph.D., curriculum and instruction, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., curriculum and instructional technology, Oklahoma State University
B.S., secondary English education, Oklahoma State University
Alan Foley’s teaching areas include assistive technologies, educational video production, instructional and learning space design, and web accessibility/usability. His research interests lie at the intersection of learner experience, disability, identity, and educational technologies. He is the program coordinator for the Instructional Technology masters degree program.
Professor Foley's research involves making learning technologies and techniques usable for learners regardless of ability. He is specifically interested in developing accessible, inclusive, and interactive e- learning environments. He is currently exploring how diverse learning styles and ability are constructed within educational contexts, and students are excluded from education and opportunity on the basis of those distinctions.
In addition to his scholarly work, Foley has co-authored a book on dynamic website development, and contributed chapters to technical books on web accessibility. His writing has appeared in the International Journal of Instruction Media, Equity & Excellence in Education, and the Journal of Educational Technology Research and Development.