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Olusola Adesope

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Sola Adesope

Associate Professor

Educational Psychology
Pullman campus
Cleveland hall 356
pullman, WA  99164

509-335-2771
olusola.adesope@wsu.edu

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Research interests

Sola Adesope’s research is at the intersection of educational psychology, learning sciences, instructional design and technology. His recent research focuses on the cognitive and pedagogical underpinnings of learning with computer-based multimedia resources; knowledge representation through interactive concept maps & diagrams, meta-analysis of empirical research, evaluation of learning objects, and investigation of instructional principles and assessments in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) domains.

Teaching interests

Dr. Adesope teaches the following courses: Theoretical Foundations of Learning and Instruction, Principles of Research, Quasi-Experimental Designs, Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis as well as Advanced Educational Psychology with Emphasis on Multimedia Learning Theories, Principles and Research.

Recent achievements

recent Grants and Awards (Selected)
  • 2015 – Co-Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation grant entitled “An Instrument and Adoption Framework for Student Cognitive and Social Engagement with a Course”; $800,000
  • 2015 – Co-Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation grant entitled “PERKS: Power Electronics Refined learning via affordable Kit and Software tutor; $249,995
  • 2015 – Published article on the meta-analysis of intelligent tutoring system spotlighted by the Journals Program of APA
  • 2014 – Presented the “Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award” for American Educational Research Association’s Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning Special Interest Group – Philadelphia, PA.
  • 2014 – Presented the Washington State University’s College of Education “Excellence in Research” award
  • 2014 – Co-Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation grant entitled “Affordable Desktop Learning Modules (DLMs) to Facilitate Transformation of Undergraduate Engineering Classes”; $714,706
  • 2013 – Co-Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation grant entitled “Exploring Social Programming Environments in Early Computing Courses”; $549,763
  • 2013 – Co-Principal Investigator on a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant entitled “Enhancing Understanding of Scientific Concepts and Practices with the Science Writing Heuristics Approach, Concept Mapping, & Instructional Design”; $518,189
  • 2013 – Principal Investigator on a project funded by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD, Paris-France), entitled “Statistical Analysis of Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS)”; $30,000
  • 2013 – Principal Investigator, W.S.U. College of Education Faculty Funding Award; $5,000
  • 2013 – WSU Honors College Thesis Advisor Award
  • 2012 – Principal Investigator, W.S.U. College of Education Faculty Funding Award; $5,000
  • 2011 – Co-Principal Investigator on a National Science Foundation grant entitled “Collaborative Research: Building Theories That Inform Practice: Exploring Engineering Epistemologies Through Cross-Disciplinary Data Analysis”; $276,369
  • 2011 – Co-Principal Investigator. Analysis of Differences between Three Groups of Washington State Schools. Funded by Washington Education Association; $29,900
  • 2011 – Principal Investigator, W.S.U. College of Education Faculty Funding Award; $9,000
  • 2011 – G.M. Dunlop Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Educational Psychology in Canada, presented by the Canadian Association for Educational Psychology.
  • 2011 – Grants Program Invited Participant – American Educational Research Association (AERA) Faculty Institute for the Teaching of Statistics with Large-Scale Data Sets – Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
  • 2011 – AERA Division C (Learning and Instruction) New Faculty Mentoring Program Invited Participant – New Orleans, Louisiana.
Selected Recent Publications
  • Adesope, O. O., Cavagnetto, A.,Anguiano, C.+, Hunsu, N.+, & Lloyd, J. (in press). The comparative effects of computer-based concept maps, refutational texts and expository texts on science learning. Journal of Educational Computing Research.
  • Wang, Z., Sundararajan, N., Adesope, O. O., & Ardasheva, Y.  (accepted). Moderating the seductive details effect in multimedia learning with note-taking. British Journal of Educational Technology.
  • Hunsu, N., & Adesope, O. O., & Bayly, D.  (2016). A meta-analysis of the effects of audience response systems (clickers) on cognition and affect. Computers & Education, 94, 102-119.
  • Adesope, O. O., Zhou, M., & Nesbit, J. C. (2015). Achievement goal orientations and self-reported study strategies as predictors of online studying activities. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 53, 436 – 458.
  • Schroeder, N. L., & Adesope, O. O. (2015). Impacts of pedagogical agent gender in an accessible learning environment. Educational Technology & Society, 18(4), 401-411.
  • Ma, W., Adesope, O. O., Nesbit, J. C., & Liu, Q. (2014). Intelligent tutoring systems and learning outcomes: A meta-analytic survey. Journal of Educational Psychology, 106, 901-918.
  • Schroeder, N. L., & Adesope, O. O. (2014). A systematic review of pedagogical agents’ persona, motivation, and cognitive load implications for learners. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 46(3).
  • Adesope, O. O., & Nesbit, J. C. (2013). Learning with animated and static concept maps. Learning and Instruction, 27, 1-10
  • Nesbit, J. C., & Adesope, O. O. (2013). Animated and static concept maps. In G. Schraw, M. Mccrudden, & D. Robinson (Eds.), Learning Through Visual Displays. (pp. 303-328). Greenwich, CT: Information Age.
  • Schroeder, N. L., Adesope, O. O., & Barouch-Gilbert, R. (2013). A meta-analysis of the effects of pedagogical agents on learning. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 49, 1-40.
  • Adesope, O. O., & Nesbit, J. C. (2012). Verbal redundancy in multimedia learning environments: A meta-analysis. Journal of Educational Psychology, 104, 250-263
  • Panchal, J., Adesope, O. O., & Malak, R. (2012). Designing undergraduate design experiences – A framework based on the expectancy-value theory. International Journal of Engineering Education, 28, 1-9.
  • Trevisan, M. S., French, B. F., & Adesope, O. O. (2012). Including contextual factors in the reporting of school improvement data. The WERA Educational Journal, 5, 2-7.
  • Adesope, O. O., Lavin, T., Thompson, T., & Ungerleider, C. (2011). Best practices in teaching literacy to ESL immigrant students: A meta-analysis. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 81, 629-653
  • Nesbit, J. C., & Adesope, O.  O. (2011). Learning from animated concept maps with concurrent audio narration. Journal of Experimental Education, 79, 209-230.
  • Adesope, O. O. (2011). Learning Statistics with multimedia aids. Cases on inquiry through instructional technology in Math and Science: Systemic Approaches. IGI Global.
  • Adesope, O. O., Lavin, T., Thompson, T., & Ungerleider, C. (2010). A systematic review and meta-analysis on the cognitive correlates of bilingualism. Review of Educational Research, 80, 207-245.

Educational background

  • Ph.D. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada
  • M.Sc., Simon Fraser University, Surrey, B.C., Canada
  • P.G.D., Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  • H.N.D. , Yaba College of Technology
Washington State University