Dr. Koszalka earned a PhD in Instructional Systems Design. Her focus is studying the integration of learning, instruction, and technologies in instructional and learning environments. Much of this work is associated with e-learning strategies specifically through the Research in Designing Learning Resources [RIDLR] project. She spent over three decades in the instructional design field with over a decade in corporate environments designing, implementing, and evaluating multimedia-based training and human performance technology systems.
Dr. Koszalka is currently Professor in the Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation program at Syracuse University where she is focused on R&D projects investigating online learning and digital learning resources to support distance education, self-directed learning activities. She has been awarded grants from NIH, NASA, NSF, and the Department of Education and secured funding from foundations and university R&D initiatives. She is recognized as a Syracuse University Faculty Technology Associate based on her own practices of integrating technology into instruction and received a Meredith Professorship Teaching Recognition Award. Dr. Koszalka was an elected officer for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) and as a Director on the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpi). She is now a life-time fellow for ibstpi.
Dr. Koszalka collaborates with colleagues worldwide and publishes on instructional sciences, technology integration, and distance learning. Her scholarship includes 5 books, 8 book chapters, 18 manuals, 24 refereed article, 40+ published conference papers, 40+ research reports, 70+ invited key notes, and 95+ conference presentations just over the last 15 years.
Investigating the intersections among learning, instruction, and technology to enhance the design of teaching and learning resources
Currently directing a working group on Research in Designing Learning Resources [ https://ridlr.syr.edu/ ]
IDE 621 Principles of Instruction and Learning*
IDE 631 Instructional Design and Development I*
IDE 656 Computers as Critical Thinking Tools**
IDE 761 Strategies in Educational Project Management**
IDE 737 Advanced Instructional Design [Capstone]*
IDE 756 Designing Online Courses*
IDE 830 Doctoral Seminar in Design & Development
IDE 850 Doctoral Seminar in Literature Review
* Offered both online and in classroom setting
** offered only online