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H. Crompton, PhD.

  • H. Crompton, PhD.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Teaching & Learning
  • 145 Education Building
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-7076
  • hcrompto@odu.edu
  • Helen Crompton is a keen educator and researcher in the field of instructional technology. She gained her PhD in educational technology and mathematics education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Crompton’s research focus is on mobile learning and a particular interest is in a sub category of mobile learning called context-aware ubiquitous learning. This research often connects with the teaching and learning of mathematics in the elementary and middle grades. During the time she spent at UNC-Chapel Hill, Crompton was awarded the National McKeachie award for improving university teaching. Crompton draws from 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher, working with students K-10 in England, her home country, and the US. While working as a full time classroom teacher, Crompton also worked as an Information, Communications, Technology (ICT) Coordinator. Crompton is also a faculty member for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), teaching the ISTE Standards Leadership Academy, consulting, and recently designing the self-paced Mobile Learning Academy. Crompton holds various awards in the U.S. and England, for her service to the field of educational technology and the innovative ways she has extended the boundaries of traditional pedagogies with the effective integration of technology. These awards include two awards from the British Educational Communications Agency (BECTA), the NAACE MARK and the National ICT Mark as well as the 2013 and 2013 Presidents Volunteer Service award for her work in mobile learning.
  • Education

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2013
    Major: Education
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Elon University, 2009
    Major: Elementary Education
    Degree: M.Ed.
    The University of Liverpool, 2003
    Major: Education
    Degree: Post Graduate Certificate in Education
    Manchester Metropolitan University, 2001
    Major: Elementary Education
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    Technology Integration, Mobile Learning, Context-Aware Ubiquitous Learning
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Certified M-Learning Manager
    Sponsoring Organization: London Metropolitan University, European Certification & Qualification Agency
    Date Obtained: 2013-01-21
    Post Graduate Certificate in Education: Teacher
    Sponsoring Organization: General Teaching Council for England
    Date Obtained: 2004-12-31
    Professional Educator's License: Elementary Education Grades K-6
    Sponsoring Organization: State of North Carolina
    Date Obtained: 2009-01-01
    Expiration Date: 2016-07-30
  • Expertise

    Education
    Mobile Learning
    Education
    Instructional Technology
    Education
    Mathematics Education
  • 2013: Presidents Award for Volunteer Service in Mobile Learning , The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation
  • 2012: Presidents Award for Volunteer Service in Mobile Learning , The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation
  • 2010: Future Faculty Fellowship Program Award, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • 2010: McKeachie Award, Improving University Teaching International Award
  • 2009: International Educator of the Year
  • 2009: Kappa Delta Pi honor for graduate studies , Kappa Delta Pi
  • 2009: Malloy Travel Award, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • 2009: Phi Kappa Phi honor for graduate studies , Phi Kappa Phi
  • 2008: Outstanding Cultural Educator of the Year for North Carolina , VIF International Education
  • 2008: Outstanding Technology Teacher for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District, Principal and Faculty nomination, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District
  • 2008: Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Principal Nomination
  • 2007: Outstanding Cultural Educator of the Year for North Carolina , VIF International Education
  • 2007: Outstanding Elementary School Mathematics Teacher of the Year, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District
  • 2007: Village Pride Award, Chapel Hill Broadcasting Station
  • 2006: E-Learning Award for Outstanding contributions to e-learning in the classroom
  • 2005: The NaaceMark for Outstanding Leadership of ICT , British Educational Communications, Technology Agency (BECTA)
  • 2005: The National ICT Mark , British Educational Communications, Technology Agency (BECTA)
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Using Mobile Learning to Facilitate Student Questioning in Large Classes
    Sponsoring Organization: Faculty Innovator Grant, Center for Learning and Teaching
    Date: August, 2014 - December, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Crompton, H.; De Paor, D.; Burgin, S.
    Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Mobile Learning and STEM
    Sponsoring Organization: International Society for Technology in Education and The Verizon Foundation
    Date: March 1, 2014 - June 30, 2014
    Investigators:Crompton, H.
    Cyberlearning Synthesis and Taxonomy Creation
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: February, 2010 - August, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Crompton, H.; McArthur, D. J.