Dr. Julia Parra

Associate Professor, School of TPAL
Learning Design & Technology
Email: juparra@nmsu.edu (preferred method)
Office Phone: (575) 646-1767
MSC 3TPAL, P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Dr. Parra’s areas of specialization include Learning Design, Technology, & Innovation; Intersections of Technology, Pedagogy, and Content Knowledge (TPACK); Online/Blended/HyFlex Teaching & Learning; Emerging Technologies; and Critical and Culturally Responsive Teaching with Technology
To learn more, see Dr. Parra’s personal web site.

Dr. Parra is the advisor for Learning Design & Technology programs, wherein the current focus is on supporting educators who want to design for and teach online courses. Contact Dr. Parra via email (juparra@nmsu.edu) if you want further information about the Online Teaching & Learning Graduate Certificate (OTLGC) program and the related Master of Arts in Education with OTLGC

Academic Profiles

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Recent Publications

Edited Self-Published Book with Graduate Class

Parra, J., Thomas-Brown, K. Bond, G, Chatterjee, S. & Wall, F. (Eds.) (2017). We Are Superheroes!  Taking Flight with Critical Digital Literacy. CreateSpace Independent Publishing, Charleston: CA. ISBN-13: 978-1975610180 ISBN-10: 1975610180. Available on Amazon.com

Journal Articles

Parra, J., Traynor, C. Osanloo, A., Guillaume, R. O. (2018). Re-imagining an Undergraduate Teaching with Technology ClassTech Trends. This article is available to view at https://rdcu.be/bdQJQ 

Parra, J., Woodley, X.M., & Lucero, L. (2018). Practice-Based Teaching with Technology in Online, Blended, and Hybrid Courses. The International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning, 15 (3), 3-15.

Osanloo, A. F., Parra, J., Pedraza, C. A. A. (2018). “Los olvidados” – A historical review of the forgotten ones in intercollegiate athletics. Special issue of the Journal for the Study of Sports & Athletes in Education12:1, 53-74, DOI: 10.1080/19357397.2018.1444697.

Parra, J., Osanloo, A., Raynor, C., Hair, S., Korang, T., Padilla, C., & Chatterjee, S. (2018). Perspectives on a graduate online course that modeled Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to teach UDL. Asian Journal of Distance Education (13)1. ISSN 1347-9008.

Woodley, X., Hernandez, C, Parra, J., and Negash, B. (2017). Celebrating Difference: Best Practices in Culturally Responsive Teaching OnlineTechTrends, 61(5), 470-478.

Abdelmalak, M., Parra, J. (2016). Expanding learning opportunities for graduate students with Hyflex course design. International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD), 6(4), 19-37).  DOI: 10.4018/IJOPCD.2016100102

Parra, J. (2016). Moving beyond MOOC Mania: Lessons from a faculty-designed MOOC. Current Issues in Emerging eLearning (CIEE), 3(1), 173-204.

Aruajo, B., Carmona, J. F., Parra, J., & Chávez Chávez, R. (2014). Digital explorations along the Borderlands: Transfronterizo youth, testimonio, and personal learning networksInternational Journal of Information Communication Technologies and Human Development (IJICTHD), 6(2), 16-31. DOI: 10.4018/ijicthd.2014040102.

Book Chapters

Parra, J.L. (publication is scheduled for 2019). Searching, curating and networking: Set up the tools and Develop the skills to make the modern web work for you! In G. Ivory & D. Christman (Eds.), Leading with Technologies: Improving Performance for Educators (pp. 55-75). Rowman & Littlefield.

Abdelmalak, M. M., & Parra, J. L. (2018). Case Study of HyFlex Course Design: Benefits and Challenges for Graduate Students. In R. Sharma (Ed.), Innovative Applications of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (pp. 298-317). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-5466-0.ch015

Parra, J. (2016). Phases, scaffolds, and technology: Cloud-based student collaboration model for online and blended course design. In B. Gurung & M. Limbo (Eds.), Integration of Cloud Technologies in Digitally Networked Classrooms and Learning Communities. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. ISBN13: 9781522516507 | ISBN10: 1522516506 | DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1650-7