"Far too much work in educational technology starts with tools, when what we need to start with is humans" Stommel, J. 2014
Norma Scagnoli

Norma Scagnoli is the Sr. Director of eLearning at the College of Business at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also holds a Research Assistant appointment with the College of Education. Norma has extensive experience in the application of technologies in teaching and learning. She worked in the design of the first of its kind MOOC-based program, the iMBA. In the College of Business, she manages eLearning design and development for online, blended and flipped classroom models as well as for MOOCs.


Ph.D., Human Resource Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007

M.Ed., Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000

B.A., English as a Foreign Language, Instituto del Rosario, 1982

Awards, Honors, Associations

Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017 - 2017

Outstanding Service Awards: Outstanding Academic Professional Award College of Business , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016 - 2016

Research & Publication Award UCEA Universities Continuing Education Association, 2005 - 2005

Fulbright Scholar Fulbright, 1998 - 1998

Research & Service

Dr Scagnoli's research focuses on new pedagogies and organizational change in Higher Education. In the area of new pedagogies in higher education, she looks into elearning models in both fully online and blended learning in undergraduate (Scagnoli, 2012; Seufferheld & Scagnoli, 2011; Scagnoli, Moore-Reynen & Dyer, 2011; Scagnoli & Packard, 2011; Scagnoli, 2010) and graduate education (Scagnoli, 2013; Scagnoli & Hong, 2012; Moore-Reynen & Scagnoli, 2012; Scagnoli, Buki & Johnson, 2009; Scagnoli, 2007). Regarding organizational change, her research has been driven by experience as elearning director or coordinator, and by my experience teaching in Management of HRD - ELearning. Using action research, and mixed methodologies in evaluation, I have examined the structure and organization of online programs (Benson, Scagnoli & Yoon, 2007; Fainholc & Scagnoli, 2007; Scagnoli, Mallo, & Bertazzi, 2006; Scagnoli, 2004), the impact of the integration of elearning into an organization’s governance, policies, leadership and structure (Scagnoli & Hong, 2012; Scagnoli, 2009; Scagnoli, Stephens & Anderson, 2008; Scagnoli, 2005; Scagnoli, 2001). My research has resulted in multiple keynote addresses, conference presentations and journal articles in national and international conferences. As a reflective practitioner, I have also examined the qualitative research methods I use, and I have co-produced a smaller number of publications and research studies looking into qualitative data displays (Verdinelli & Scagnoli, 2013 and 2010) and qualitative research in general (Verdinelli & Scagnoli, 2010; Scagnoli & Buki, in progress).


Scagnoli, N., McKinney, A., & Moore-Reynen, J. (2015) Video Lectures in eLearning. Handbook of Research on Innovative Technology Integration in Higher Education Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8170-5.ch006: Hershey, PA, USA

Willging, P., Astudillo, G., Francia, A., & Scagnoli, N. (2011) Aprediendo con Tecnologias Universidad Nacional de La Pampa: Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina  link >

Scagnoli, N.. Blended Learning o la Convergencia de lo Presencial y lo Virtual. Educación virtual y universidad, un modelo de evolución Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana: Azcapotzalco, Mx, Mexico

Scagnoli, N. (2012) Blended Learning Editorial Académica Española

Anand, G., Chhajed, D., Hong, S., & Scagnoli, N. (2014) Introducing Mobile Technology in Graduate Professional Education E-Learning and Digital Media 11 (6)

Scagnoli, N., Yontz, R., & Choo, J. (2014) Successful Use of CALL Software: An Investigation in Higher Education E-Learning and Digital Media 11 (3)

Scagnoli, N., & Seufferheld, M. (2013) Web Conferencing and ICTs to Enhance Undergraduate Science Teaching E-Learning and Digital Media 8 (1), 1-7  link >

Verdinelli, S., & Scagnoli, N. (2013) Data Display in Qualitative Research International Journal of Qualitative Methods 2013 (12), 359-381  link >

Scagnoli, N., & Packard, C. (2011) Improving a blended delivery model in a large enrollment business course Conference Proceedings of the Academy of Human Resource Development,: Chicago, AHRD

Scagnoli, N., Mallo, A., & Bertazzi, G. (2010) Communication Media in Virtual Education [La educación virtual y sus medios de comunicación] Revista Metavoces

Scagnoli, N. (2009) A review of online learning and its evolution in Latin America Policy Future in Education 7 (5), 555-565

Scagnoli, N., Buki, L., & Johnson, S. (2009) The influence of online teaching on face-to-face teaching practices Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks 13 (2), 115-128


Dr Scagnoli teaches HRD533 Management of HRD (elearning) and HRD 411 Training Design. She has also experience teaching Evaluation; Instructional Design and Adult Education.

Norma Scagnoli

Research Assistant Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership



351 Education Building
1310 S. Sixth St.
Champaign, IL 61820

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