Ela Castellanos-Reyes

Also known as: Ela Castellanos-Reyes; Daniela Castellanos Reyes

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0183-1549

community of inquiry, social presence, online learning, network analysis, social networking sites, meta-analysis, learning analytics

Dr. Castellanos-Reyes is an Assistant Professor in Learning, Design, and Technology at North Carolina State University. She received her PhD and Master's degrees in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University. Dr. Castellanos-Reyes approaches her research with the belief that online and distance learning improve women's lives, and ultimately society. She is an educational researcher within the fields of instructional design, online learning, and learning analytics. Her research focuses on supporting online learners' social presence through network analysis. Specifically, Dr. Castellanos-Reyes is interested in how peer-influence shapes learning communities in online learning environments. Her recent work examines the relationship between student retention and social media affordances (e.g., like buttons) in Massive Open Online Courses. Dr. Castellanos-Reyes' methodological expertise includes network analysis, survey research, and hierarchical linear models. Her work has been published in Computers in Human Behavior, the Journal of Computing in Higher Education, and TechTrends. Her work has been supported by National Academy of Education, the Spencer Foundation, and the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) and the Frank DeBruicker Graduate Award in Educational Technology. Prior to her doctoral studies, Ela earned her B.A. in English Philology and English Education from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Works (18)

Updated: October 19th, 2023 07:05

2023 journal article

The i-SUN process to use social learning analytics: a conceptual framework to research online learning interaction supported by social presence

Frontiers in Communication, 8.

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
author keywords: interaction; social presence; social learning analytics; network analysis; conceptual framework; online learning; distance education; social network analysis (SNA)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, Crossref
Added: September 5, 2023

2022 conference paper

Analyzing problem-solving using process data and transitional networks: The case of Colombia and Singapore

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK’22). Presented at the 12th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK’22), New York, NY.

By: D. Castellanos-Reyes, K. Chartier & J. Richardson

Event: 12th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK’22) at New York, NY

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: October 19, 2023

2022 chapter

Mobile learning in emergency situations: Four design cases from Latin America

In V. Dennen, C. Dickson-Deane, X. Ge, D. Ifenthaler, S. Murthy, & J. Richardson (Eds.), Global Perspective on Educational Innovations for Emergency Solutions (1st ed., pp. 89–98).

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Ed(s): V. Dennen, C. Dickson-Deane, X. Ge, D. Ifenthaler, S. Murthy & J. Richardson

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: October 12, 2023

2022 journal article

The Impact of COVID-19 on Education: A Meta-Narrative Review

TechTrends, 66(5), 883–896.

co-author countries: Türkiye 🇹🇷 United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: October 7, 2023

2022 journal article

The Process of Developing a Digital Repository for Online Teaching Using Design-Based Research

TechTrends, 67(2), 217–230.

By: J. Richardson*, D. Castellanos-Reyes*, S. Janakiraman* & M. Duha*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: October 7, 2023

2021 journal article

Instructors’ conceptualization and implementation of scaffolding in online higher education courses

Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 34(1), 242–279.

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Sources: ORCID, Crossref
Added: October 4, 2023

2021 journal article

Introduction to the Special Issue: Highlighting AERA's Online Teaching and Learning SIG 2021

Online Learning (OLJ). https://publons.com/wos-op/publon/53916959/

Contributors: D. Castellanos-Reyes, J. Richardson & K. Swan

Source: ORCID
Added: October 9, 2023

2021 chapter

Investigating intentionality in preservice teachers’ personal and professional social networking site usage

In M. Griffin & C. Zinskie (Eds.), Social Media: Influences on Education (pp. 33–64). Information Age Publishing.

By: A. Koehler, E. Besser & D. Castellanos-Reyes.

Ed(s): M. Griffin & C. Zinskie

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: October 19, 2023

2021 journal article

The dynamics of a MOOC's learner-learner interaction over time: A longitudinal network analysis

Computers in Human Behavior, 123, 106880.

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: D. Castellanos-Reyes*

Sources: ORCID, Crossref
Added: October 4, 2023

2021 chapter

The relationship between social network sites and perceived learning and satisfaction for educational purposes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

In M. Griffin & C. Zinskie (Eds.), Social Media: Influences on Education (pp. 231–263). Information Age Publishing.

By: D. Castellanos-Reyes, Y. Maeda & J. Richardson

Ed(s): M. Griffin & C. Zinskie

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: October 19, 2023

2020 journal article

20 Years of the Community of Inquiry Framework

TechTrends, 64(4), 557–560.

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸

Contributors: D. Castellanos-Reyes*

Sources: ORCID, Crossref
Added: October 4, 2023

2020 report

Authentic Learning

In Purdue Repository for online Teaching and Learning – PoRTAL. https://www.purdue.edu/innovativelearning/download/authentic-learning/

By: M. Yang & D. Castellanos-Reyes

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: October 19, 2023

2020 journal article

Introduction to the Special Issue: Highlighting AERA’s Online Teaching and Learning SIG 2020

Online Learning, 24(4), 1–4.

By: D. Castellanos-Reyes, J. Richardson* & K. Swan*

co-author countries: United States of America 🇺🇸
Source: Crossref
Added: October 12, 2023

2020 chapter

Socratic Seminar

In R. Kimmons (Ed.), The Students's Guide to Learning Design and Research. https://edtechbooks.org/studentguide/socratic_seminar

By: D. Castellanos-Reyes

Ed(s): R. Kimmons

Source: ORCID
Added: October 4, 2023

2018 report

21st Century Skills and Online Learning

In Purdue Repository for online Teaching and Learning – PoRTAL. https://www.purdue.edu/innovativelearning/download/21st-century-skills-and-online-learning/

By: S. Janakiraman & D. Castellanos-Reyes

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: October 19, 2023

2018 report

Instructor Role Adjustment

In Purdue Repository for online Teaching and Learning – PoRTAL. https://www.purdue.edu/innovativelearning/download/instructor-role-adjustment/

By: D. Castellanos-Reyes & J. Richardson

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: October 19, 2023

2018 report

Readiness to Teach Online

In Purdue Repository for online Teaching and Learning – PoRTAL. https://www.purdue.edu/innovativelearning/download/readiness-to-teach-online/

By: D. Castellanos-Reyes, J. Richardson & H. Fiock

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: October 19, 2023

2018 report

Teamwork.

In Purdue Repository for online Teaching and Learning – PoRTAL. https://www.purdue.edu/innovativelearning/download/teamwork/

By: A. Koehler, S. Hanakiraman & D. Castellanos-Reyes

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: October 19, 2023

Employment

Updated: June 29th, 2023 20:53

2023 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Assistant Professor Teacher Education and Learning Sciences

2017 - present

Purdue University West Lafayette, IN, US
Research Assistant Curriculum and Instruction

Education

Updated: October 4th, 2023 15:43

2019 - 2023

Purdue University IN, IN, US
PhD Learning Design & Technology (Curriculum and Instruction)

2017 - 2019

Purdue University West Lafayette, IN, US
M.S. Learning Design and Technology Curriculum and Instruction

Funding History

Funding history based on the linked ORCID record. Updated: October 4th, 2023 15:49

award July 1, 2022 - July 1, 2023
The Spread of Social Presence: Longitudinal Network Analysis Modeling of Students’ Peer Influence in Online Learning
Spencer Foundation

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