College of Education

Dr. Rebecca Meeder

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. University of Hawaii, 2012
  • M.Ed. University of Hawaii, 2006


After living in southern California and Hawai’i, Dr. Meeder now resides in the Pacific Northwest. She began her career teaching middle school English. Throughout her career, she has worked both in the private and public sector and focuses mainly on training and Instructional Design.

Dr. Meeder is now an Assistant Professor here at the College of Education and is the College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) coordinator for the college. She specializes in Educational Technology. Her main interests are adult learning as well as exploring different ways to use online tools for teaching and instruction. She is also interested in virtual worlds, social media, and videoblogging. Dr. Meeder is currently looking into possible research involving gamification in education.

Places Dr. Meeder has traveled to include China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, American Samoa, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Belgium, and Amsterdam. Her hobbies include drawing, playing video games, watching movies, and attending conventions.

Selected Publications

Meeder, R. (2014, April 21). Grupos y páginas de Facebook en educación superior >> Traspasando la línea >>. Retrieved from

Meeder, R. L. (2012). Andragogical characteristics and expectations of university of hawai’i adult learners in a 3D multi-user virtual environment. University of Hawai’i at Manoa). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 148. Retrieved from (1267780255).

Serna, K. PhD & Rebecca Meeder. (2008) “Lost InTranslation: The Challenges of Changing a Health Education MethodsCourse to an Online ‘Hybrid’ Course for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers.” International Electronic Journal of Health Education, 2008; 11:1-3 (Supplementary Issue).

Meeder, R. L. (2005). “Access Denied: Internet Filtering Software in K-12 Classrooms.” TechTrends, 40(6), 56-58.

Conference Proceedings

Meeder, R. & Leong, P. (2011). How Adult Characteristics Affect Learning in 3D Virtual Environments. In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (pp. 2439-2445). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Meeder, R.L. & Dr. Peter Leong (2010). “Identity and the Educational Community in Multi-user Virtual Environments.” AECT 2010 Conference Proceedings.

Venable, M., McKimmy, P., Gose, E., Hutchinson, N., Lavolette, E., Huang, P.H., Nakamura, P., McCann, K., Meeder, R. & Pusal, E. (2009). Distance Course Design & Consulting Group (DCDC): Online Course Development in Higher Education. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2009 (pp. 517-522). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Meeder, R.L. (2008). “Videoblogging in Education: The new wave of interactive educational television.” TCC 2008 Conference Proceedings.

Recommended Reading

Collins, A., & Halverson, R. (2009). Rethinking education in the age of technology: the digital revolution and schooling in America. New York: Teachers College Press. Gee, J. P. (2007). What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy (Rev. and updated ed). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

McKeachie, W., & Svinicki, M. (2005). McKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers (12th edition). Boston: Wadsworth Publishing.

Tapscott, D., & Williams, A. D. (2010). Wikinomics: how mass collaboration changes everything (Expanded ed., paperback ed). New York, NY: Portfolio/Penguin.

Wenger, E., McDermott, R. A., & Snyder, W. (2002). Cultivating communities of practice: a guide to managing knowledge. Boston, Mass: Harvard Business School Press.