Education

2009 - 2016(exp) Ph.D - Department of Curriculum and Instruction University of Texas at Austin

Specialization in Instructional Technology. Dissertation topic: Use of online collections in social studies education.

2007 - 2008 M.Ed. - School of Teaching and Learning University of Florida

Specialization in Social Studies Education.

2001 - 2005 B.A. - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences University of Florida

Major in History, minor in Secondary Education.

Experience

2013 - the Present Research Associate/ Web Designer
@ Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, UT Austin

Designed, built and managed multiple websites, built e-learning tools, and provided instructional technology support to staff and faculty.

2012 - 2013 Graduate Research Assistant
@ IDEA Studio, UT Austin

Managed the Mobile Learning Portal, provided instructional technology support to college of education faculty.

2010 - 2013 Graduate Research Assistant
@ Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, UT Austin

2009 - 2010
2006 - 2007
Substitute Teacher
@ Brevard County Schools, Viera, FL
@ Alachua County Schools, Gaineville, FL

Provided instruction and managed classrooms in secondary classrooms.

2005 - 2009 Retail Shift Manager
@ Starbucks Coffee Company, Gainesville, FL

Managed store functions, trained employees, and provided customer service.

2003 - 2005 Technology Consultant
@ Center for Instructional and Recreational Computing Activities, UF Gainesville

Managed computer labs and provided assistance to users of various computer applications.

Skills

Technical
  • Adobe Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • HTML/CSS/PHP
  • CMS Management
  • Digital Video/Audio
Non-Tech
  • Project Management
  • Teaching/Training
  • Written and Oral Communication
Research
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Usability Testing
  • Academic Publication
  • Academic Presentation

Publications

Liu, M., Navarrete, C., Scordino, R., Kang J., Ko, Y. J., and Lim, M. H. (2016). Examining teachers’ use of iPads: Comfort level, perception, and use. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 48 (3), 159-180.
Liu, M., Scordino, R., Geurtz, R, Navarrete, C., Ko, Y. J., and Lim, M. H. (2014). A look at research on mobile learning in K-12 education from 2007 to present. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 46 (4), 325-372.
Liu, M., Geurtz, R, Karam, A., Navarrete, C. and Scordino, R. (2013). Research on Mobile Learning in Adult Education. In W. Kinuthia & S. Marshall (Eds.) On the Move: Mobile Learning for Development. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Presentations

Scordino, R. (2014, March). History of the future! Wait, what? Presentation at the 2014 South by Southwest Conference Education Strand (SXSWedu), Austin, Tx.
Liu, M., Scordino, R., Navarrete, C. (2014, April). mLearning in K-12 Education: A review of literature, 2007-2012. Paper presented at the 2014 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Liu, M., Navarrete, C., Scordino, R., Ko, Y., and Lim, M. (2014, April). Examining teachers’ experience with iPads: Comfort level, perception, and use. Paper presented at the 2014 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, Philiadelphia, Pa.
Olmanson, J., Huang, C-K, Scordino, R. and Lee, J. (2013, May). Designing FunWritr: unpacking an affinity-based, professionalizing, graduate-level educational technology design experience. Paper presented at the annual International Conference for Design Education Researchers. Oslo, Norway.
Liu, M., Navarrete, C., Scordino, R. (2013, April). Review of research on mobile learning in adult education. Paper presented at the 2013 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, San Francisco, Ca.
Olmanson, J., Lee, J., Huang, M., Scordino, R., Sung, W. (2013, April). Explicit and congruent: A case study of factors guiding the design of an online environment. Paper presented at the 2013 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, San Francisco, Ca.
Scordino, R. (2013, March). Designing for realistic classroom use, or: Why your educational application sucks. Presentation at the 2013 South by Southwest Conference Education Strand (SXSWedu), Austin, Tx.
Scordino, R. (2013, February). Learning from successful teachers: Integration of online primary sources to promote historical thinking. Paper presented at the 2013 Conference for the International Society for the Social Studies (ISSS), Orlando, Fl.
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