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Ken Potter

Clinical Assistant Professor


Dr. Ken Potter is a clinical assistant professor of education specializing in Instructional Design and Technology. He earned a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia. He has published and presented on a variety of instructional technology issues ranging from distance education to emerging technologies for 21st century classrooms.


1998 University of Virginia (Instructional Technology) Ph.D.

1970 University of Wyoming (Economics) M.S.

1968 University of Wyoming (Economics) B.S.

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae 

  • EDIT 5564: Fundamentals of Technology Tools

  • EDIT 5564: Educational Applications of Databases

  • EDIT 5774: Multimedia Authoring Research: Distance learning tools and methods, effects of technology on learning


Dr. Potter has published in the Journal of Computing in Teacher Education and presented at such national conferences as the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education, American Educational Research Association, and Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Dr. Potter has worked as a co-principal investigator on a three-year grant project funded by the Department of Education related to the use of technology in teacher preparation programs. In addition to research, Dr. Potter holds a position in the Office of Educational Research and Development and instructs graduate level courses for the Instructional Design & Technology program area at Virginia Tech. He has taught such courses as Foundation of Technology Tools; Research in Instructional Technology; Principles of Instructional Design; Instructional Technology: Audio Visual and Computer Uses; and Telecommunications and Distance Learning.
    Hokie Bird

  • 540-231-7039
  • Virginia Tech, School of Education
    114 War Memorial Hall
    Blacksburg, VA 24061