Mary Bucy

Professor, Education & Leadership

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  • B.S. Oregon State University, 1977: Resource Recreation Management
  • M.S. Ed. Western Oregon University, 1997: MS Education Information Technology
  • Ph.D, Oregon State University, 2003: Education

Teaching focus

  • Education
  • Information Technology

Professional experience

Mary has been on the faculty of the Division of Teacher Education at Western Oregon University since 1997. She teaches educational technology courses and coordinates both the MSEd Information Technology program and the Instructional Design Certificate program. Her research interests focus on online learning, with a particular emphasis on the student experience in online classes.

Prior to joining the faculty at WOU, Mary spent 20 years as an informal education specialist, planning and designing educational experiences for visitors in leisure settings such as National Parks, wildlife refuges, visitor centers, and museums. Her special emphasis was on visual communication.

Graduate courses taught

  • LIB 686  Emerging Technologies
  • CSE 611 Information Literacy
  • CSE 612 Media Literacy
  • CSE 615 Designing Information
  • CSE 616 Designing and Teaching Online Courses
  • CSE 619 Big Thinkers in Educational Technology
  • CSE 627 Web 2.0 Tools for Teaching and Learning
  • CSE 666 Photoshop for Educators
  • CSE 690 Digital Photography and Photo Editing
  • CSE 507 Seminar: Tutoring
  • CSE 603 Thesis/Professional Projects
  • CSE 604 Portfolio

Undergraduate courses taught

  • ED 421 Technology Integration 1
  • ED 422 Technology Integration 2
  • ED 423 Technology Integration 3

Current research

In 2003, Mary completed a PhD in Education at Oregon State University with a focus on online learning. Many of the free-choice concepts associated with designing informal learning experiences also underlie instructional design for online classes. Her particular research interest is in understanding the student experience in online classes in order to improve course design.

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