Position/Status

Lecturer

Qualifications

Doctorate in Instructional Technology and Distance Education, Nova Southeastern University, Miami, USA.

Masters in Applied Linguistics (TESOL), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Masters in Secondary Social Studies Education, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, USA.

Bachelors in Political Science, Fairleigh Dickenson University, New Jersey, USA.


Profile

Dr. Scott Parkman has been lecturing at ECAE since its inception in 2007. He has taught courses in several departments in that time including in English Language, Applied Linguistics, Technology Education, and Mathematics. The list of courses taught includes Foundation Mathematics, Teaching of English, English Morphology, Genre Analysis, Pedagogical Grammar, Language across the Curriculum, Integrated Curriculum with Technology, Information Technology Education.

He is an educational technology enthusiast and enjoys teaching in technology-rich learning environments. He has been a member of several committees at ECAE including the student affairs committee and the research committee. He also is the coordinator in charge of running ECAE online curriculum management system and training staff members on its use. Prior to joining ECAE, he worked at the Ras Al Khaimah Men’s college where he was a lecturer in the English Language department and a coordinator for online learning. He also taught English language courses for Military Language Institute in Abu Dhabi and Honam University in Kwang-Ju, South Korea.

His research interests focus on pre-service teacher education and technology acceptance. The topic of his doctoral thesis was focused on the factors that affect Emirati pre-service teachers’ attitudes towards teaching in technology-rich learning environments. Other research interests include the role of emotional intelligence education and the role and impact of language policy in education.

He has also been a longstanding member of TESOL Arabia and has regularly presented on instructional technology related topics at their annual conferences in Dubai. He is also a member of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) where he has served as a proposal reviewer.

Dr. Parkman is also an avid tennis player, cyclist and mountain climber. He also served as a volunteer coach for the UAE youth Special Olympics team.

Publications:

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Research Journals

Parkman, S., Litz, D., Gromick, N. (2018) Effects of Computer Self-Efficacy and Perceived User Resources on Pre-service Teachers' Acceptance of Technology-Rich Learning Environments in the UAE. Education and Information Technologies 23, pp. 1-23. doi: 10.1007/s10639-017-9665-3

Parkman, S. (2015). Factors affecting pre-service teachers’ acceptance of technology-rich learning environments in Abu Dhabi. In D. Slykhuis & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 pp. 3370. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Kennetz, K., Van Den Hoven, M., & Parkman, S. (2011). Arab student attitudes towards varieties of English. In G. Gitsaki (Ed.), Teaching and learning in the Arab world (pp. 139-159). New York: Peter Lang.