Dr. Robert Bryant
Director of Educational Technology
Dr. Bryant began his career as a high school History teacher and coach. Upon completion of his master’s degree, he served as an athletic director, assistant principal, principal, and then academic dean. While dean he successfully implemented one of the first successful BYOD campuses in Texas, designed, launched, and supervised an accredited online distance education program, trained faculty to teach in technology enhanced, blended and online environments, facilitated SIS adoption and implementation, as well as redesigning and supervising two LMS systems.
During his final doctoral studies, his research was the first in the world to identify indicators that could predict student completion in MOOCs using machine learning and Big Data. Upon completion of his doctorate, he took early retirement and began teaching blended, flipped, and online classes in the Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods department in the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University.
Next, he served as an Instructional Designer at Alamo colleges. Besides working with a team of designers that resulted in course shells that were widely adopted by the five colleges, he worked with individual faculty to help improve their courses. During this time, Dr. Bryant was assigned special projects involving data analytics, partnering with Education Design Lab and seven other colleges in the #TeeUpTheSkills project to create micro-credentialing that would be recognized by industry, and serving on a Working Group with C-BEN to create systems that leverage Competency Based Education.
Dr. Bryant earned a bachelor’s in History and master’s in Education with Leadership concentration from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a doctorate in Education with Distance Education concentration from Regent University.
Research and Scholarly Interests
Technology mediated instruction