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Michael McVey


314 N Porter Building


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  • Ed.D., Northern Arizona University
  • M.A., The University of Arizona
  • B.A./B.Ed., York University (Canada)
Michael McVey

Professional Summary

Dr. McVey was a K-12 teacher (Special Education and Secondary English) in Ontario and Arizona before coming to higher education at The University of Arizona in 1999. He joined the Teacher Education faculty at Eastern in 2007. 

Interests and Expertise

  • Emerging Technologies in the Classroom
  • Challenges of Digital Scholarship
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Immersive Virtual Worlds (IVWs)
  • Social Media in Education
  • 3D Printing and Robotics

Selected Publications

McVey, M. (In Press). Online and Blended Instruction: A Pathway to Well-Prepared Candidates in A. Borthwick, T. Foulger, & K. Graziano (Eds.) Building Capacity for Technology Infusion in Teacher Education: How to Create Change in Teacher Preparation Institutions. Arlington, VA: ISTE.

McVey, M. (2019). Review of the book Shadow Education as Worldwide Curriculum Studies by Y. C. Kim & J.-H. Jung (Eds.). International Review of Education, 65 (3). pp. 505-508. doi:10.1007/s11159-019-09784-3

McVey, M. (2017). Pre-Service Teachers’ Perception of Assessment Strategies in Online Teaching. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education (JDLTE), 32, 119-127.

McVey, M. (2017). Teaching emerging technologies to pre-service teacher candidates. In J. L. Bernstein (ed.), Spiraling upward: The scholarship of teaching and learning at EMU (1st ed., Vol. 3rd). Ypsilanti, MI: Eastern Michigan University.

McVey, M. (2016). Review of the book MOOCs and Open Education around the World by C. J. Bonk, M. M. Lee, T. C. Reeves & T. H. Reynolds (Eds.). UNESCO International Review of Education.

McVey, M. (2015). New Frontiers in Teacher Preparation. MACUL Journal.

McVey, M. (2013). Review of the book Pisa under Examination: Changing Knowledge, Changing Tests, and Changing Schools by Miguel A. Pereyra, Hans-Georg Kotthoff & Robert Cowen (Eds.). International Review of Education, 59, 141 - 144.

McVey, M. (2013). Review of the book Shadow Education by Mark Bray and Chad Lykins. International Review of Education, 58, 809 - 811.

Cooke, B., Weeden, S., McVey, M. (2013). Underage Children and Social Networking. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 45(3), 249-261.

McVey, M. (2009). Observations of expert communicators in immersive virtual worlds: Implications for synchronous discussion. ALT-J Research on Learning Technology, 16, 173-181.

McVey, M. (2009). To block or not to block? The complicated territory of social networking. School Business Affairs, 75, 27 - 28.

Selected Presentations

McVey, M., ISTE 2019, International Society for Technology in Education, Philadelphia, PA, "The Role of Higher Ed in Preparing the Next Generation of Educators,” (June 2019).  

McVey, M., MACUL Annual Conference, "Drones in the Classroom: An Introduction," Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL), Detroit, MI. (March 16, 2017).

McVey, M., World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (eLearn), Washington, DC, “Hesitating to Collaborate: Understanding why Pre-Service Teachers Avoid Collaborative Learning Affordances,” Academic, International, Refereed. (November 15, 2016). 

McVey, M., AACTE Annual Meeting, American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Las Vegas, NV, "Training Pre-Service Candidates to Assess Learning in Online Environments" (February 23, 2016).

McVey, M., Brunei International Conference on Education, Bandar, Brunei Darussalam, Keynote: "The Unexpected Challenges of Educational Technology", (May 22, 2012).

McVey, M., Teaching and Learning in the Cloud, MACUL (Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning), Holland, Michigan, "Cloud Computing to Enhance Communication". (October 22, 2010).

McVey, M., 2010 Midwest Moodle Moot, Goshen College, Goshen, IN, "Getting Pre-Service Teachers Thinking about Moodle". (July 28, 2010).

McVey, M., MACUL Annual Conference, Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL), Grand Rapids, MI, "Create a Small-Scale Social Network for Your Classroom Using NING". (March 11, 2010).

McVey, M., Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Speaker's Series, Faculty Development Center, Eastern Michigan University, "Teaching with Social Networking: Moving from Potential to Practice". (October 5, 2009).


  • LTEC 330 Instructional Applications of Media and Technology
  • LTEC 510 Online Teaching: Basics
  • LTEC 602 Student & Technology-Centered Learning
  • LTEC 610 Emerging Technologies in Teaching
  • LTEC 627 Advanced Technical Issues in Educational Technology
  • LTEC 653 Issues and Emerging Educational Technologies
  • LTEC 695 Seminar / Capstone
  • EDLD 518 Managing Technology for Administrators
  • EDLD 590 Social Media Strategies for Higher Education


"The Seventeen-Acre Classroom: An Interdisciplinary Place-Based Project for Middle Schools" (Writing)
"Impact of the Google Educator Certification on Teacher Candidate Confidence" (Research in Progress)
"Influence of Juku and Hakwon policies on North American Practice" (In Development)

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB). (2017 - 2022).
  • Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL). (2007 - present).
  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE). (2015).
  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). (2009 - present).
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA). (2007).
  • University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). (2007)

Licensures and Certifications

Google Educator (Level 2)
ISTE Certified Educator

Additional Information

McVey is an active member of the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) and serves as a Trustee for Saline Area Schools. He shares his images and insights regularly through

He is also on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).