Brendan Calandra is Associate Professor and Chair of Learning Technologies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. His research and teaching focus on the use of digital media for learning and professional development. Some of his projects include using rich and immersive technologies to help novice teachers learn from practice teaching; designing technology-enhanced safety awareness training; and providing authentic, technology-enhanced learning experiences for under served and marginalized youth. His work has been funded by private, non-profit, state and federal organizations, including current funding from the National Science Foundation for the Acquainting Metro Atlanta Youth With STEM (AMAYS) project.
In addition to textbooks and book chapters, Brendan has published in quality journals such as Educational Technology Research and Development, Educational Technology, The Journal of Research on Technology in Education, Internet and Higher Education, The Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, The Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, and Technology, Pedagogy, and Education among others. He also has an edited book on Digital Video for Teacher Education out now with Routledge Press.
Brendan has guest-edited two special issues of Educational Technology; serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education; serves on the Board of Consulting Editors for Educational Technology Research and Development; serves on the Board of Reviewers for the Journal of Teacher Education; and has reviewed for Computers and Education.
Brendan is the former Chair of the Instructional Technology Special Interest Group (SIG-IT) of the American Educational Research Association, as well as the recipient of their 2010 Leadership Award.
Before his formal study of educational technology, Brendan was a student and teacher of modern languages in the United States and Europe. He still enjoy the diversity, and the cultural and intellectual stimulation associated with working in multicultural contexts, and he was recently added to the Fulbright Specialist Roster.