Amy Cheney has been a faculty member at Appalachian State and taught in 3D immersive environments since 2006. Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Cheney had more than thirteen years experience in K-12 education, including serving as a high school teacher and a Chief Technology Officer for two school districts. As with other faculty in the ITC program, she teaches all courses offered. She is an Executive Committee member of the Applied Research in Virtual Worlds (ARVEL) SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), as well as Past-President and current Board member of the North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES). She is also the Executive Director of the Consortium for Research in Online and Immersive Learning Environments (CRIOLE). Dr. Cheney also serves as a steering committee member for the International Journal of Web-Based Communities. Her current research is focused on constructivist teaching and learning in virtual environments, particularly issues of community, presence, and the building of relationships. When not working, she is a novice triathlete and chases her two young boys.
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