Learning and Instruction — Administrative Credential
Benjamin F. Baab

Benjamin F. Baab, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty, Digitial Technologies for Teaching and Learning; Learning and Instruction

As a 25-year member of the USF community, Dr. Baab has served the University in several capacities. Through the 1980s and 1990s, he played a lead role in supporting the instructional and then administrative use of technology at USF. Dr. Baab has taught in the College of Arts and Science, the College of Professional Studies, and the School of Education. After completing his doctoral work in Curriculum and Instruction, he moved from IT management into instructional design. For five years, Dr. Baab led a team of computer-based training authors at Individual Software Inc., where he managed development of the industry-leading Professor Teaches series of training software. Currently, he teaches and advises master's and doctoral students in areas of research methods, statistics, and educational technology. His main research interests involve developments related to free, open-source software in schools.

Philosophy Statement:
Digital Divide issues continue to persist and grow. By pursuing the opportunities enabled by free, open-source software, educators can address the equity gaps while contributing to the vibrant, free, open-source software communities. We walk the talk in this class.


Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of San Francisco

Research Areas

Research methods; analysis; technology in higher education; training software; instructional techniques.

Courses Offered
  • Information Systems in Educational Management
  • Issues, Trends and Research in Digital Media and Learning
  • Methodology of Educational Research
  • Applied Educational Statistics
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Survey Research
  • Qualitataive Research in Education