Lecturer & 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
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
Ferdig, R. E., Baumgartner, E., Hartshorne, R., Kaplan-Rakowski, R., & Mouza, C. (Eds.) (2020). Teaching, Technology, and Teacher Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Stories from the Field. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Available at: https://www.learntechlib.org/p/216903/
Hartshorne, R., Baumgartner, E., Kaplan-Rakowski, R., Mouza, C., & Ferdig, R. E. (2020). Special Issue Editorial: Preservice and Inservice Professional Development During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 28 (2), pp. 137-147. Available online at: https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/216910/.
Gruber, A, & Kaplan-Rakowski, R. (2020). User experience of virtual reality public speaking practice. In R. Zheng (Ed.), Cognitive and affective perspectives on immersive technology in education. IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-3250-8
Kaplan-Rakowski, R., & Loranc-Paszylk, B. (2019). The impact of verbal and nonverbal auditory resources on explicit foreign language vocabulary learning. System, 85, 12114. [h5-index = 40] https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2019.102114
Kaplan-Rakowski, R. (2019). The effect of stereoscopic three-dimensional images on vocabulary learning. Contemporary Educational Technology, 10(4), 324-337. [h5-index = 18] https://doi.org/10.30935/cet.634172
Kaplan-Rakowski, R., & Meseberg, K. (2019). Immersive media and their future. In R.M. Branch et al. (Eds.), Educational Media and Technology Yearbook (Vol. 42, pp. 143-153). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27986-8_13
Kaplan-Rakowski, R., & Gruber, A. (2019). Low-immersion versus high-immersion virtual reality: Definitions, classification, and examples with a foreign language focus. In Innovation in Language Learning Conference Proceedings 2019 (pp. 552-555). Florence, Italy: Pixel.