Regina Kaplan-Rakowski

Regina Kaplan-Rakowski

Assistant Professor & Director of Masters of Science Program


Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (2016)

  • Curriculum and Instruction, Learning Systems Design & Technology

M.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (2006)

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

M.Ed., Pedagogical University, Cracow (2001)

  • European Studies

Research Interests

immersive learning environments (virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, virtual worlds), online teaching/learning, artificial intelligence, computer-assisted language learning, mobile learning, 3D visualizations of learning content, multimedia learning, emerging technologies, performance anxiety, second language acquisition, vocabulary teaching/learning, wellness/mindfulness 



Recent Selected Publications

Kaplan-Rakowski, R., Johnson, K., & Wojdynski, T.  (2021). The impact of virtual reality meditation on college students’ test performance. Smart Learning Environments, 8(21).

 Kaplan-Rakowski, R. (2021). Addressing students’ emotional needs during the COVID-19 pandemic: A perspective on text versus video feedback in online environments. Educational Technology Research and Development, 69(1), 133–136.

Kaplan-Rakowski, R., Lin L., & Wojdynski, T. (2021). Learning vocabulary using 2D pictures is more effective than using immersive 3D stereoscopic pictures. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 37(12).

An, Y., Kaplan-Rakowski, R., Yang, J., Conan, J., Kinard, W., & Daughrity, L. (2021). Examining K-12 teachers’ feelings, experiences, and perspectives regarding online teaching during the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Educational Technology Research and Development, 69(2).

Ferdig, R. E., Baumgartner, E., Hartshorne, R., Kaplan-Rakowski, R., & Mouza, C. (2020). (Eds.) Teaching, technology, and teacher education during the COVID-19 pandemic: Stories from the field. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).