Stephen E. Gareau
Campus Address: Technology Building 213
Dr. Gareau is the Program Coordinator of the Educational Technology Master's Program within the Department of Computer Information Systems.
- Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Queen's University, 1977
- M.A. in Educational Technology, Concordia University, 1994
- Ph.D. in Education (Instructional Technology), Mississippi State University, 2000
- M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering), North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, 2002
- M.Sc. in Creative Studies, State University of New York College at Buffalo, 2007
- M.Sc. in Multidisciplinary Studies (Museum Studies), State University of New York College at Buffalo, 2011
Before teaching in higher education, Dr. Gareau worked for many years as a computer programmer/analyst in business and industry, and also as a multimedia developer in government. He has taught in graduate instructional technology programs in universities in North Carolina and Louisiana.
Dr. Gareau teaches educational technology courses to K-12 teachers and training specialists. His courses at Buffalo State College include the following:
- EDT594—Creative Thinking and Instructional Technology
- EDT600—Multimedia for Educators
- EDT601—Instructional Technologies
- EDT604—Authoring for Educators
- EDT606—Internet for Educators
- EDT607—Networking for Educators
- EDT614—Educational Graphics & Animation
- EDT615—Educational Hardware Methods & Tools
- EDT672—Creating & Integrating Technology in the Classroom
- EDT690—Master's Project
Dr. Gareau's research interests include the following:
- Design and use of creative thinking methods and tools in education;
- Service-learning approaches for teaching technology-oriented courses;
- Eminent scientific creativity and its application to educational practice;
- Instructional media and their relative effectiveness for promoting learning;
- Design, development, and use of educational games;
- Design-It-Yourself (DIY) approaches to educational technology;
- Sustainability issues, such as hunger, food insecurity, and poverty.
Service-Learning Web Sites
Here is an example of a service-learning Web site that was developed by students in Dr. Gareau’s course ‘EDC 604—Authoring for Educators,’ for a Buffalo-area community service organization:
If you know of a community service organization that is in need of a Web site, please feel free to contact Dr. Gareau at the e-mail address provided above.
- Gareau, S.E. (2012). Economic Analysis of Conventional and Alternative Nutrient Management Approaches. In A.K. Srivastava (ed.) (2012), Advances in Citrus Nutrition. New York: Springer.
- Gareau, S.E. & Guo, R.X. (2012). Let's Take an Excursion! The Use of Museums in K-12 Teacher Education. In Émond, A.M. (ed.) (2012). L’éducation muséale, ses avancées et ses questions au début du troisième millénaire. Québec, QC: Éditions MultiMondes
Publications—Journals and Other Publications
- Gareau, S.E. (2012). Can You See the Magic? Video presentation produced as part of the ‘Present Spaces, Future Places’ International Artist Residency workshop with Laura Deutch, Squeaky Wheel—Buffalo Media Resources, Buffalo, New York.
- Gareau, S.E. (2010). Don't Sit Still!—Addressing Mobility Learning Preferences Using Technology. In S. Petrina, (Ed.). Proceedings of the Technological Learning and Thinking: Culture, Design, Sustainability, Human Ingenuity Conference. Vancouver, B.C.: University of British Columbia, June 17-21, 2010.
- Gareau, S.E., & Guo, R.X. (2009). “All Work and No Play” Reconsidered: Use of Games to Promote Motivation and Engagement in Instruction. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, 3(1), 1-12.
- Gareau, S.E. & Guo, R. X. (2008). Let’s Play a Game: An Investigation into the Role of Games in Instructional Technology. Proceedings of Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE) 36th Annual Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, June 3, 2008.
- Gareau, S.E. & Guo, R. X. (2008). The Buzzer Rang!—Creating Student Engagement Through Educational Games. Proceedings of 17th Annual SUNY Conference on Instructional Technologies (CIT), Genesee Community College, Batavia, New York, May 28, 2008.
- Gareau, S.E. (2008). Increased Understanding of the Interaction between Forms of Media-based Instruction, Reading Levels, and Content Recall (podcast). Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (CASTL), Buffalo State College. [Online]. Available here and here.
- Gareau, S.E. (2007). The Use of Vensim Modeling Software in K-12 Teacher Education. Proceedings of Supercomputing Conference (SC07) Education Program, Reno, Nevada, November 12, 2007.
- Gareau, S.E. (2007). The Relative Effectiveness of Various Modes and Media of Presentation on Students’ Recall of Concrete and Abstract Information. Proceedings of The SOTL Commons: A Conference for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, November 1-2, 2007.
- Gareau, S.E. (2007). Harmonizing Evening Student Blues through Active Learning. Proceedings of the International Conference on Teaching and Learning, Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York, Jan.11-12, 2007.
- Gareau, S.E. (2007). Standing on a Volcano: Development of a Travel Guide for Instructors, Facilitators, and Other Business Visitors to Indonesia. Master’s Project, Creative Studies Department, Buffalo State College; Available here.
- Gareau, S.E. et al. (2007). The Mariner’s Environment Learning Guide. United States Power Squadrons (USPS), Marine Environment Committee, Greensboro, North Carolina.
- Gareau, S.E. et al. (2007). United States Power Squadrons (USPS) Weather Course Manual. United States Power Squadrons (USPS), Marine Environment Committee, Greensboro, North Carolina.
- Gareau, S.E. (2006). Open Pathways with OpenOffice!—Creating and Using Multimedia in Technical Education. American Technical Education Association Journal, 34(1), 22-26.
- Gareau, S.E. (2006). Terrific Tools for Telecommunications Training!—The Use of Computer-Based and Physical Modeling Tools in Technical Education. American Technical Education Association Journal, 33(2), 18-23.
- Gareau, S.E. (2005). Web-based Instruction: Methods and Tools for Technical Education. American Technical Education Association Journal, 32(1-2), 20-26.
- Gareau, S.E. (2004). The Development of Guidelines for Implementing Information Technology to Promote Food Security. Journal of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS), 21, pp.273-285.
- Gareau, S.E. (2004). Analysis of Plant Nutrient Management Strategies: Conventional and Alternative Approaches. Journal of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society (AFHVS), 21, pp.347-353.
- Gareau, S.E. (2004). The Use of Action Science Research to Develop Guidelines for Implementing Information Technology to Promote National and Regional Food Security. National Forum of Applied Educational Research Journal, 17(2), 19-21.
- Gareau, S.E. (1998). The Internet as a Virtual Shopping Mall of Training Products and Services: Some Evaluation Issues. American Technical Education Association Journal, 26(2), 10-12.
- Gareau, S.E. et al. (1997). Visions & Revisions: Updating and Revising Your Technology Plan. Mississippi State University and National Center for Technology Planning (NCTP), Starkville, Mississippi.
- Gareau, S.E. (1995, June). Humor in the Workplace. Capital Ideas (publication of the National Society for Performance & Instruction, Ottawa, Ontario Chapter), 4(3), 6-8.
- Gareau, S.E. (1994). Developing Courses in Distance Education. Linking for Learning (publication of the Quebec Association of Adult Learning (QAAL)), 12(4), 1-2.
Presentations and Awards
- Gone But Not Forgotten: Helping the Non-Completing Graduate Student Avoid the Schubert Syndrome - Presentation at the 9th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), Hamilton, Ontario, October 25, 2012.
- Anne Frank Project Fellowship Award, Anne Frank Project and Office of Academic Affairs, Buffalo State College, 2012.
- When No One Cares: The Genocide That Didn’t Happen - Presentation at the Anne Frank Project Conference, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York, September 14, 2012.
- Everyday Dangers that Hunt New Students and Scholars - Presentation at the International Students’ Orientation Session, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York, August 22, 2012.