James D. Klein is the Walter Dick Distinguished Professor of Instructional Systems Design at Florida State University and Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University. He has authored over 60 refereed journal articles, 3 books, 11 chapters and numerous conference papers, winning several awards for his scholarship. He has served in a number of leadership positions including Development Editor of Educational Technology Research & Development and as a fellow of the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction. He has been recognized as an outstanding alumnus of the Instructional Systems program at Florida State University and for his service to the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. He was identified as the third most productive author in Educational Technology, Research & Development from 1989 – 2008. Dr. Klein’s research, teaching and consulting activities are in the areas of instructional design, strategies for active learning, and performance improvement.



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