Dr. Mabel CPO Okojie

  • Professor
  • Coordinator of Graduate Student Retention and Completion

  • Educational Specialist Coordinator

Complete Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. - Educational Studies: Foundations of education, workforce education program planning, adult learning methodologies, technology integration, and educational research, Ohio State University, 1998

Minor: Human Resource Development, The Ohio State University, 1998.

M. Ed., with emphasis in curriculum development, foundations of education and cultural context of education, Manchester University, Manchester, England, 1981.

B.A., The Open University. Foundations of education, curriculum development and design, Milton Keynes, England, 1980.

Certificate in Online Teaching; Best Practice, Center for Teaching and Learning, Mississippi State University (MSU), August 2012.

Statement of Accomplishment following completion of EDC MOOC Course entitled: E-Learning and Digital Cultures offered by University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom March 2013.

William L. Giles Faculty Leadership Class, 2018-2019

Certificate in Online Teaching; Best Practice, Center for Teaching and Learning, Mississippi State University (MSU), August 2012.

Statement of Accomplishment following completion of EDC MOOC Course entitled: E-Learning and Digital Cultures offered by University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom March 2013.

Teaching Areas

  • Foundations of Education and Workforce/Technology Education

  • Foundations of Instructional Design

  • Technology Integration

  • Workforce Program Design and Planning

  • Methods of Educational Research

Research Areas

  • Adult Learning Methodologies

  • Technology Integration and Instructional Design Theories

  • Transfer Learning

  • Curriculum Development and Program Planning

Dr. Mabel CPO Okojie is a professor of education and workforce development at Mississippi State University. As an educator, Dr. Okojie is committed to creating a learning environment that encourages critical thinking and reflective learning where instructional materials are analyzed and evaluated. Her instructional goals include helping her students generate new ideas and expand their existing knowledge. As a teacher, she perceives her role in the classroom as a facilitator of instruction and as a resource that students can use to enhance their knowledge base. She serves as a mentor to students through encouragement and through using scenarios of life experiences as parts of the instructional activities. She believes in helping students to become lifelong learners because it provides an opportunity for them to grow and remain current with advances in knowledge and technology. Dr. Okojie has instituted eight new courses since her tenure at Mississippi State University (MSU) and modified seven existing courses. She is an instructor of record for 15 courses at MSU. She coordinated the modification of her department doctoral program and the coordinator of the educational specialist degree program. 

Dr. Okojie is an editor of a handbook entitled: Handbook of Research on Adult Learning in Higher Education and a co-author of a textbook entitled, Digitools: Advanced computer applications. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book chapters, including eight citations as a distinguished scholar in Tomei (2010). Dr. Okojie has graduated 22 doctoral students as a major adviser/dissertation director, including numerous educational specialist and master's degree students as a major adviser. She has written several funded grant proposals. Her research areas include adult learning methodologies, foundations of technology integration, and transfer learning as well as program planning for adult learners. Her research effort centers on developing effective strategies for translating ideas and theories into practical activities aimed at achieving meaningful learning and solving real-life problems.

 

 

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