Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.


41st Annual Convention; San Antonio, TX; 2015

Event Details

Previous Page


Panel #417
CE Offered: BACB
The New Face of Education: Exploring Various Facets of Online Education Within the Field of Applied Behavior Analysis
Monday, May 25, 2015
4:00 PM–4:50 PM
205 (CC)
Area: TBA/TPC; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Dipti Mudgal, Ph.D.
Chair: Dipti Mudgal (Ball State University)
VERONICA J. HOWARD (University of Alaska Anchorage)
KIM MARTELL (Ball State University)
JULIA T. O'CONNOR (Kennedy Krieger Institute)

We live in a society where technology is readily available to help bridge gaps. We can do banking online, reserve tickets online, visit with friends and family online, watch live games online, and also get educated online! It is wonderful to know that many who could not afford education due to financial or time restraints are now able to avail the same (and sometimes better) education online. The field of Applied Behavior Analysis is also seeing an emergence in online education. Programs are now offered that allow students to take core classes and proceed towards BACB certification. Programs utilize a variety of multimedia modes of instruction to not only best simulate an in-person class but also ensure that the students are well rounded in their learning. The goal of this panel discussion is to bring instructors from two different programs (online and hybrid) and discuss how each is setup in providing this learning. Moreover, our experiences as instructors and the successes and challenges faced as part of this teaching will also be discussed. Broad ethical and philosophical issues with regards to the role of online teaching in training future behavior analysts will also be discussed.

Keyword(s): Hybrid Programs, Online education, Teaching



Back to Top
Modifed by Eddie Soh