REBECCA Y BAYECK

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802

ryb105@psu.edu

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Dual-PhD candidate, Learning Design & Technology-Comparative &International Education

                       

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP

Articles published

Bayeck, R. Y. (2017). A review of five African board games: is there any educational potential? Cambridge Journal of Education, 1-20.

Bayeck, R. Y., Hristova, A., Jablokow, K. W., & Bonafini, F. (2016). Exploring the relevance of single-gender group formation: What we learn from a massive open online course (MOOC). British Journal of Educational Technology. doi:10.1111/bjet.12528

Bayeck, R. Y. (2016). Exploratory study of MOOC learners’ demographics and motivation: The case of students involved in groups. OpenPraxis, 8(3), 223-233. doi:10.5944/openpraxis.8.3.282

Bayeck, R. Y. (2016). Exploring African student video game play: A connected learning theory perspective, Journal of Pan-African Studies, 9(1). Retrieved from http://www.jpanafrican.org/docs/vol9no1/9.1-7-rBayeck.pdf

Zhang, Q., Peck, K. L., Hristova, A., Jablokow, K. W., Hoffman, V., Park, E., & Bayeck, R. Y. (2016). Exploring the communication preferences of MOOC learners and the value of preference-based groups: Is grouping enough? Educational Technology Research and Development. doi:10.1007/s11423-016-9439-4

Bayeck, R. Y & Tutaleni, I Asino (2015). The applicability of Design thinking process in education: The case of two African countries.  In M. Simonson (ed.), Proceedings of the Annual convention. North Miami Beach, FL: AECT

 

Articles in Review or in press

Bayeck, R. Y., & Choi, J. (in press). Exploring the influence of national culture on educational video: The case of MOOCs. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Bayeck, R. Y (Submitted). Video game choice and meaning of video gameplay for immigrant African students in the United States.

Book reviews

Bayeck, R. Y. (in press).  [Review of the book Unfit to be a slave: A guide to adult education for liberation by Greene David]. Discourses in Social Justice 

Bayeck, R. Y, Asino, T. I., & Malisa, M. (2015). [Review of the book Culture, indigenous knowledge and development in Africa: Reviving interconnections for sustainable development, by Mawere Munyaradzi].  IK: Other Ways of Knowing

 

Invited Book Chapter in Preparation

Bayeck, R.Y. (submitted). The Emerging African Video Game Industry: An Analysis of the Narratives of Games Developed in Cameroon and Nigeria. In Penix-Tadsen, P. (ed.). Gaming Beyond the Digital Divide: Video Games and Game Cultures of the Global South

Other Publications

Bayeck, R.Y. (2018, January 8). Why African board games should be introduced into the classroom. Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/why-african-board-games-should-be-introduced-into-the-classroom-88139#comment_1504379

Bayeck, R.Y. (2017, November 21). How Conference Attendance Expands Your Thinking[Blogpost]. Retrieved from https://www.hastac.org/blogs/baryonne28/2017/11/21/how-conference-attendance-expands-your-thinking

Bayeck, R. Y. (2016, February 29). Using commercial video games in classrooms: Potential implications for minority students. Architects of Achievement. Retrieved from https://issuu.com/pablackconferenceonhigheredu/docs/pbcohe_newsletter_spring_2016/1

RESEARCH TEAM EXPERIENCE

·      Research Assistant (with Dr. Gabriela Richard, PI): Studying learning, social practices, and barriers to participation in gaming, e-sports and collegiate competitions. Spring, 2017

·      Research Assistant (with Dr. Michael Adewumi): Global challenges and Penn State current strategic Partnership goals: at the nexus of Water Energy and Food (WEFS). Fall 2016-present

·      Principal Investigator: Immigrant African students’ video gameplay experiences. Fall, 2016

·      Research Assistant (with Dr. Ali Carr-Chellman, PI): Exploratory study of Osmo tangram and tangram manipulatives among elementary students. Summer, 2016

·      Co-Principal Investigator (with Jinhee Choi): Culture and MOOC educational video. Spring, 2016

·      Research Assistant (with Dr. Kyle Peck, PI): Massive Open Online courses and the effects of groups on retention and performance. Spring 2015-Spring 2016

·      Principal Investigator: Design thinking and its applicability in Africa. Fall, 2015

·      Research Assistant (with Dr. Ali Carr-Chellman, PI): Boys and Gaming. Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Grants & Awards

·      HASTAC Scholar (2017-2019)

·      Comparative International Education Program Summer Research grant, Penn State University (March, 2017)

·      Africana Research Center Research grant, Penn State University (December, 2016)

·      African Studies Association Conference Travel Grant (December, 2016)

·      UREAG Travel Grant, Comparative International Education Society (March, 2016)

·      Student Leadership Award, Penn state University (December, 2016)

·      Graduate Scholar Award, e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies Conference (2015)

Conference presentations

Bayeck, R.Y. (2017, November). Video gameplay and the literacy practices of African immigrant students at a U.S institution of higher education. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) Conference, Jacksonville, Fl.

Bayeck, R.Y. (2017, November). Exploring students’ perception of Slack a collaborative tool. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT) Conference, Jacksonville, Fl.

Bayeck, R.Y. (2017, July). The Emerging African Video Game Industry: An Analysis of the Narratives of Games Developed in Cameroon and Nigeria. Paper presented at the Digital Games Research Association (DIGRA) Conference, Melbourne, Australia

Bonafini, F. C., Chae, C., Park, E., Bayeck, R. Y., & Jablokow, K. (2017, April). How much does student engagement with videos and forums in a MOOC affect their achievement? Paper to be presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA

Bayeck, R. Y., Bayeck, J. M., & Onyeagbako, S. (2017, April). African-immigrant students in the US: Making meaning of video game play in their lives. Paper to be presented at the American Education and Research Association (AERA) Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Bayeck, R. Y (2017, March). Exploring the potential of video games and learning in African education. Paper presented at the Conference for International Education Society (CIES), Atlanta, GA

Bayeck, R. Y & Bayeck, J. M. (2017, March). What difference does video gameplay make in the educational experiences of African immigrant students in the U.S? Paper presented at the Conference for International Education Society (CIES), Atlanta, GA

Bayeck, R. Y & Owiny, S.  (2017, March). Meaningful play: Deconstruction the African board game of Oware. Paper presented at the Conference for International Education Society (CIES), Atlanta, GA

Malisa, M. & Bayeck, R. Y (2017, March). Apartheid as the genesis of African poverty: Contrasting perspectives on policies for advancing European interests in South Africa and Zimbabwe.  Paper presented at the Conference for International Education Society (CIES), Atlanta, GA

Bayeck, R.Y. (2016, December). Social Media and Civic engagement in 21st century Africa. Paper presented at the African Heritage Studies Association Annual (AHSA) Conference, Washington, D.C.

Schroth, S., Alqhatani, M., Tang, H. &Bayeck, R.Y. (2016, October). The Use of Osmo Tangram and Tangram Manipulatives in a Math Course of an Elementary School: An Exploratory Study. Paper Presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada

Bayeck, R. Y.  Bonafini, F. C., Hristrova, A., Zhang, Q., Park, E., & Jablokow, K. (2016, April). MOOC groups: Participants’ experiences and perceptions. Poster presented at the American Education and Research Association (AERA) Meeting, Washington, D.C, USA.

Bayeck, R. Y.  & Choi, J. (2016, April). Exploring the influence of national culture on educational video: The case of MOOC introductory videos. Paper presented at the Korean American Education Research Association, Washington D.C

Bayeck, R. Y. (2016, April). Race in the digital age: The case of video games. Paper presented at the Race In the Americas conference (RITA), University Park, PA

Rafadiyah, R. A & Bayeck, R. Y. (2016, April). The use of social media in Indonesia among K-12 and higher education English teachers. Paper presented at the Penn State College of Education Research Symposium, University Park, PA

Seraphin, W., & Bayeck, R.Y. (2016, April 9). Self-identified Haitian and Haitian-American middle school-aged experience of power and race. Paper presented at the American Education and Research Association (AERA) Meeting, Washington, D.C, USA.

Engerman, J. A., Hein, R., Schroth, S., Bayeck, R. Y.  (2016, April). Boys and the Common Core: Video Games to Improve Literacy. Paper presented at the American Education and Research Association (AERA) Meeting, Washington, D.C, USA.

Engerman, J. A., Hein, R., Bayeck, R.Y. & Yan, S. (2016, April). Re-Engaging Boys: How Designed Learning Spaces Teach Boys 21st Century Skills.  Paper presented at the American Education and Research Association (AERA) Meeting, Washington, D.C, USA.

Bayeck, R.Y. (2016, March).  Africans’ Representation in the most popular video games in the U.S. Paper presented at the Conference for International Education Society (CIES), Vancouver, CA.

Bayeck, R.Y. (2016, March). Exploring African students’ experiences and expectations in web-based instruction. Paper presented at the Conference for International Education Society (CIES), Vancouver, CA.

Bayeck, R.Y. (2016, March). Exploring the Influence of National Culture on Educational Video: The Case of MOOC. Paper presented at the Harvard 21st Annual Student Research Conference, Boston, MA.

Bayeck, R. Y.  (2016, March). Civic and political engagement in the Digital Age. Paper presented at the 9th annual Social Justice Conference, University Park, PA

Rafadiyah, D. A. & Bayeck, R.Y. (2016, March). Social Media in English Teaching for Higher Education: The Case of Indonesia. Paper presented at the Conference for International Education Society (CIES), Vancouver, CA.

Bayeck, R.Y. (2015, November). MOOCs: Thinking creatively about education. Paper presented at the Eighth International conference on e-Learning and Innovative Pedagogies, Santa Cruz, CA, USA.

Zhang, Q. & Bayeck, R. Y. (2015, November). Understanding the communication and tool preferences of MOOC learners working in groups. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Indianapolis, CA, USA

Bayeck, R. Y. (2015, March). The applicability of Design thinking process in education: the case of four African countries. Poster presented at the Comparative and International Education Society conference, Washington D.C.

Hristrova, A. & Bayeck, R. Y. (2015, March). Exploring the relation between women’s socioeconomic status and their preferences to work in MOOC groups. Paper presented at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference, Washington D.C.

Bayeck, R. Y. & Lee, Pei –Wei. (2015, March). Slack: Improve group work, collaboration and communication in your class. Paper presented at the Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) Conference, State College, PA.

 

 

Invited Panels, Presentations  & Talks

Bayeck, R. Y. (2017, November). Testing your research idea at the Culture Technology & Learning Division Career & Research Mentorship Panel Series, Association for Educational Communication & Technology, Jacksonville, FL.

Bayeck, R. Y. (2017, November). Shaping your career in Instructional Sciences at the Culture Technology & Learning Division Career & Research Mentorship Panel Series, Association for Educational Communication & Technology, Jacksonville, FL.

Bayeck, R. Y. (2017, April). Insider Tips for Using Visual Communication and Building a Collaborative Team at the Lifelong Learning & Adult Education Program Brown Bag Seminar, Penn State University

Bayeck, R. Y. (2017, April). Designing with diversity in mind at the Learning Design and Technology Program Speaker Series, Penn State University  

Bayeck, R. Y. (2017, April). The Diaspora and Africa’s Future: Making a Difference through Research at the Pan-African Professional Alliance Symposium, Penn State University

Bayeck, R. Y. (2016, October).  Diversity in the narratives of video games. Guest speaker at the Sweden Game Conference, Skövde, Sweden

Bayeck, R. Y. (2016, October). Learning, Design and Technology: Research and Practice in Afrika. Panel presentation at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant

·      EDTEC 561: Research Traditions in LDT: Foundations for Educational Research (Spring 2017 with Dr. Gabriela Richard)

·      CED 230:  Development Issues in the Global Context (Fall 2016, with Dr. Nicole Webster)

·      CI 597A: Children Books and Toys/Texts (Spring 2016 with Dr. Jacqueline Reid-Walsh)

 

Guest Lecturer

·      AFR/WMST 202: Gender Dynamics in Africa, in African and African American department. Lecture titled: Gender n African Game Spaces, Fall 2017

·      SPAN/LTNST 571: Latina/O Studies: Foundations In The Field And Its Teaching, in Spanish, Italina & Portuguese department. Lecture titled: African influence in Latin America and the Emergence of Afro-Latinx identities, Fall 2017

·      AFR 110U: Introduction to Contemporary Africa, in African and American Studies department. Lecture titled: Diverse Experiences of People from African Descent. Fall, 2015

·      LLED 480: Media Literacy in the Classroom, in Curriculum & Instruction Department. Lecture Titled: New Media Literacy. Fall 2015 & Spring 2016.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Professional Association Committees

·      Chair- elect, Indigenous Knowledge Special Interest Group, Comparative International Education Society (CIES) -Spring 2017-Spring 2018

·      Communication co-chair, African Special Interest Group, Comparative International Education Society (CIES) -Spring 2016-Spring 2018

·      Graduate Student Representative for AECT (Association for Educational Communications &Technology) Culture, Learning and Technology Division Fall 2016-Fall 2018

·      Intern, Pennsylvania Education Technology Exposition and Conference (PET&C). Spring 2015

 

 

College &University Committees

·      Founder and President Pan-African Professional Alliance (PAN-APA), Penn State University –Association of graduate students with an interest in Africa or from African descent/ascent Fall 2015-Spring 2017

·      Web-coordinator, College of Education Graduate Student Association, Penn State University Spring 2015-Spring 2016

·      Vice-President, International Education Student Association (IESA), Penn State University. Spring 2015-Spring 2016

·      Member of the Equity Action Resource Team of the Vice-provost Office for Educational Equity. Spring 2016-to present

·      Affiliate Member of the Commission on Race & Ethnic Diversity (CORED). Spring 2015-present

Reviewer Experience

Journals

·      The Journal of Black Sexuality & Relationships (2017)

·      British Journal of Educational Technology (2016)

·      Computer in Human Behavior (2015, 2016)

·      International Review of Research in Open & Distributed Learning (2016, 2017)

·      Ubiquitous Learning International (2016)

Conferences

·      Comparative International Education Conference (2015-2017)

·      Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Conference (2015-2017)

·      Race in the Americas conference (2016)

·      Equity and Social Justice Conference (2016)

Conference & Speaker-Series Organization Experience

·      PAN-APA 2017 Symposium: The Diaspora and Africa’s Future: Making a Difference through Research (Spring 2017 at Penn State)

·      Speaker Series of the Pan-African Professional Alliance (PAN-APA) graduate students club (Spring 2016, Fall, 2016)

·      Race in The Americas Graduate Students Conference (Spring 2016)

Chair/Discussant at a Professional Meeting Experience

·      Discussant, Comparative and International Education Society Conference (Spring 2017)

·      Session chair E-learning Innovative Pedagogies conference (Fall 2015)

·      Session chair Association of Educational Communications and Technologies( Fall 2015)

·      Session chair Teaching and learning with Technology conference (Spring 2015)