Laurene Johnson, Ph.D is a Digital Learning Associate at the Metiri Group. Dr. Johnson has a strong background in educational technology and instruction. She has over 20 years of experience in education, as a classroom teacher, district technology coordinator, professional developer, technical assistance provider, and researcher, with expertise across the K20 spectrum.
Dr. Johnson has experience creating online instructional materials for teachers and students, including in both online and blended learning environments, applying sound instructional design principles to creative effective learning resources for all individuals. She has authored and co-authored articles on a variety of education topics, and presented at state and national conferences on the use of research-based instructional strategies and technologies with students.
Her recent research focused on the impact of collaborative instructional strategies on students’ learning in educational technology contexts. Dr. Johnson’s research and evaluation practice is grounded in rigorous research methods, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs. She is adept at all components of research design and implementation, including instrument design and validation, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and communication of findings to a variety of stakeholders.
Her instructional design and research background, combined with her teaching and technology experience, allow her to understand education from many points of view and use a variety of sources to inform instructional policies and practices. She has applied this experience to her work in K-12 and higher education environments to design and implement research and evaluation related to educational programs, policies, and initiatives. Her collaboration with education leaders and stakeholders at local, regional, and state education agencies nationwide gives her a diverse perspective on policies, procedures, and challenges related to currently relevant educational trends and issues.