Dr. Ray Pastore has over 12 years of instructional design experience, which includes extensive corporate, K-12, and higher education experience. He earned his Ph.D. in Instructional Systems with a minor in Educational Psychology from Penn State University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Research: Dr. Pastore's research focuses on multiple representations (multimedia), gaming, mobile learning, and metacognitive strategies that support learning from a multimedia environment. (please see my curriculum vitae for a list of publications and presentations).
Teaching: Dr. Pastore has been teaching face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses for many years. He has taught at Penn State University, Slippery Rock University, the University of Phoenix Online, and most recently the University of North Carolina Wilmington. His teaching experience includes a myriad of courses on topics including: technology use in the K-16 classroom and corporate workplace, instructional design practice and theory, project management, online course design and development, gaming, mobile learning, and multimedia development (CBT).
Personal: Dr. Pastore currently lives in Wilmington NC. He has a wife, son (Kai Mason), and two cats. In his free time he enjoys surfing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Purple Belt), gaming, and spending time with his family.
For those interested in my technology tips, thoughts, and resources, please check out my blog.