In her role of Associate Director, Learning Experience Design, Quintana uses a learner-centered approach to design and develop online learning experiences for diverse audiences of global learners. Partnering with faculty across the University, Quintana is involved in design and evaluation for a wide range of courses across U-M’s online portfolio. Central to this work is a commitment to equity-focused design approaches that value diversity and inclusion.
Quintana's doctoral research centered on the role visual representations can play in collaborative knowledge construction, specifically within rich simulation environments in middle school science classrooms.
Visualizing course structure: Using course composition diagrams to reflect on design
R. M. Quintana, Y. Tan
Tech Trends, issue 65, 2021, pp. 562-575
What we learned when we compared discussion posts from one MOOC hosted on two platforms
R. M. Quintana, Y. Tan, J. D. Pinto
Online Learning Journal , vol. 25(4), 2021, pp. 7-24
Characterizing MOOC pedagogies: Exploring tools and methods for learning designers and researchers
R. M. Quintana, Y. Tan
Online Learning Journal, vol. 23(4), 2019, pp. 62-84
Collective inquiry in communities of learners
J. D. Slotta, R. M. Quintana, T. Moher
F. Fischer, C. E. Hmelo-Silver, S. R. Goldman, P. Reimann, International Handbook of the Learning Sciences, Routledge, 2018, pp. 308-317
Teachers as participatory designers: Two case studies with technology-enhanced learning environments
R. Cober, E. Tan, J. D. Slotta, H.-J. So, K.D. Könings
Instructional Science , vol. 43(2), 2015, pp. 203-228
Presenting at AERA in San Diego, CA
Come hear my talk at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in San Diego, California. A Rich Landscape for Learning: Scaffolding a Culminating Assignment Within a Community and Task-Based MOOC Friday, April 22, 8...
Presenting at AERA in San Francisco, CA
Come hear my talk at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in San Francisco, California. Developing a MOOC Series: Pedagogical Considerations for Learning Designers. Tuesday, April 21, 2020. 12:25 to 1:55pm, Mo...
Rebecca M. Quintana, PhD
Associate Director, Learning Experience Design and Adjunct Lecturer
University of Michigan