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McDonald, Robert H

Professor, Senior Vice Provost for Online and Extended Education, and Dean of the University Libraries


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research overview

  • My research is related to digital libraries and information retrieval as well as human computer interaction. Additionally, I have worked in areas of digital humanities, text and data mining, and library administration. Lately my research is focused on online education models and delivery.


  • digital libraries, mass-scale digitization, digital preservation, data publishing, human computer interaction, user experience design, design thinking, agile methodologies, online education


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courses taught

  • FYXP 1500 - First Year Success Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Fall 2021
    Designed to assist first-year students with their successful transition to the University of Colorado Boulder. Students will learn about campus resources, goal setting, study skills, and academic exploration. Participation in class discussions, self reflection, and engagement in course assignments are essential in this course. This course will provide a supportive environment for new students to engage with peers, staff, and faculty to support the first eight weeks of the transition to college.


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