Alden-Rivers, Bethany
Title:
Assistant Vice President - Teaching and Learning
Office:
LI 510
Phone:
(801) 863-7358
Mail Code:
125
Last Updated: 4/23/17 -

Education

  • PhD, Educational Technology, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, United Kingdom, 2013
  • Master of Research (MRes), Educational Technology, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University United Kingdom, 2009
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, USA, 2001
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Finance and Real Estate, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, USA, 1999

Certificates and professional designations

  • Certificate in Management Coaching Level 5, Institute of Leadership and Management, United Kingdom, 2016 (in progress)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2013
  • PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner, QA Training, United Kingdom, 2012
  • European Certificate in Pedagogical Research (International Doctoral Program), Institute of Pedagogy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and University of Turku, Finland, 2011
  • Certificate in Equality and Diversity Level 2, City and Guilds, United Kingdom, 2007
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, 2006

Experience

Administration

  • Assistant Vice President, Teaching and Learning, Utah Valley University, USA, 2015 to present
  • Head of Learning and Teaching Development, University of Northampton, UK, 2014 to 2015
  • Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs, Hult International Business School, London Campus, UK, 2013 to 2014
  • Regional Manager (Cover) and Faculty Mentor, Business School, The Open University, UK, 2009 to 2013
  • Head of Distance Learning, Her Majesty's Prison Parkhurst, Isle of Wight College, Isle of Wight, UK, 2004 to 2008
  • Manager, Kaplan, London Center, UK, 2003 to 2004
  • Director of Career Services, Vatterott College, Missouri, USA, 2001 to 2002

Teaching and Thesis Supervision

  • Associate Graduate Faculty, Utah Valley University, USA, Master's in Education (MEd) program, 2016 to present (Course: Digital Models of Instruction)
  • Thesis Supervisor, The Open University, UK, Doctorate in Education (EdD) program, 2015 to 2016
  • Associate Faculty, The Open University, UK, Master's in Online and Distance Education (MAODE) program, 2012 to present (Course: Practice Based Research in Educational Technology)
  • Associate Faculty, The Open University Business School, UK, 2006 to 2014 (Courses: Understanding Management, Business Management, Personal Finance)
  • Online Faculty, University of Derby Online, UK, MBA program, 2012 to 2013 (Applied Business Principles, Professional Development in Context)
  • Dissertation Supervisor, University of Derby Online, UK, 2012 (Applied Business Principles)
  • Visiting Faculty, University of Bedfordshire, UK, MBA program, 2012 to 2013 (Course: Human Resource Manaqgement)
  • Lecturer, Isle of Wight College, UK, Prison Education Department, 2004 to 2008 (Courses: Entrepreneurship, Access to Higher Education)
  • Instructor, Missouri State University, China Campus, Dalian, China, 2002 to 2003 (Courses: Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Business Statistics, Management Communications)

Publications

Peer reviewed journal articles

1. Alden Rivers, B. and Morris, T. (2016) ‘Faculty conceptions of good teaching: towards a model for faculty development’ (manuscript submitted).

2. Alden Rivers, B., Armellini, A. and Nie, M. (2015) ‘Social innovation education: Towards a framework for learning design’, Higher Education Skills and Work Based Learning, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 383-400.

3. Alden Rivers, B., Nie, M. and Armellini, A. (2015) ‘Embedding social innovation and social impact across the disciplines: Identifying “Changemaker” attributes’, Higher Education Skills and Work Based Learning, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 242-257. [Highly Commended Paper 2016, Emerald Publishing]

4. Alden Rivers, B., Nie, M. and Armellini, A. (2015) ‘University teachers’ conceptions of “Changemaker”: a starting point for embedding social innovation in learning and teaching’, Education + Training, Vol. 57, No. 5, pp. 588-600.

5. Rienties, B. and Alden Rivers, B. (2014) ‘Measuring and understanding learners’ emotions: evidence and prospects’, Learning Analytics Review, Learning Analytics Community Exchange, Available: http://laceproject.eu/publications/learning-analytics-and-emotions.pdf

6. Alden, B., Van Labeke, N., Whitelock, D., Richardson, J. T. E., Pulman, S. and Field, D. (2014) ‘Using student experience as a model for designing an automatic feedback system for short essays’, International Journal of e-Assessment, Vol. 4, No. 1.

7. Alden Rivers, B., Richardson, J. T. E., Price, L. (2014) ‘Reflection in asynchronous learning spaces: tertiary distance tutors’ conceptions’, International Review of Research into Distance Learning, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 215-235.

8. Richardson, J. T. E., Alden Rivers, B. and Whitelock, D. (2014) ‘The role of feedback in the under-attainment of ethnic minority students: Evidence from distance education’, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, DOI: valuation in Higher Education, 2014, 10.1080/02602938.2014.938317

9. Alden, B. (2011) ‘Distance learners’ conceptions of reflection in higher education’, Psychology of Education Review, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 3-7.

Book chapters

10. Alden Rivers, B. (2016) Social innovation education: Designing learning for an uncertain world, in Papadapoulis, P. et al. (Eds.) Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Education: Advances in Digital Education and Lifelong Learning, Volume 2, Emerald.

11. Alden Rivers, B., Whitelock, D., Richardson, J. T. E., Field, D. and Pulman, S. (2014) ‘Functional, frustrating and full of potential: learners’ experiences of a prototype for automated essay feedback’, in M. Kalz & E. Ras (Eds.) Computer Assisted Learning: Research into E-Assessment, (Communications in Computer and Information Science, Vol. 439, pp. 40-52). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Conference papers (peer reviewed)

12. Alden Rivers, B. and Morris, T. (2016) ‘Seven commitments to effective teaching in higher education: Faculty conceptions of good teaching’, Paper presented at the 8th Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement Conference, Utah Valley University, USA, March 31-April 1, 2016.

13. Alden Rivers, B., Hazenberg, R. and Bajwa-Patel, M. (2014) ‘Barriers and enablers of youth as drivers of social change: university students’ perspectives’, Paper accepted to the Journal of Youth Studies Conference, Denmark, 30 March-1 April, 2015.

14. Alden Rivers, B., Nie, M. and Armellini, A. (2014) ‘Towards a pedagogy for social innovation: University teachers’ conceptions of “Changemaker”’, paper presented at the International Social Innovation Conference, 1-4 September 2014, Northampton, UK.

15. Alden Rivers, B. and Richardson, J. T. E. (2014) ‘Illuminating the student experience within the liminal space: exploring data-driven learning design for negotiating troublesome concepts’, paper presented at the Higher Education Close Up Conference, 17 July 2014, Lancaster, UK.

16. Alden Rivers, B. (2014) ‘Learning analytics for profiling and promoting epistemic beliefs in online communities of practice’, paper presented at the Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, 3-4 July 2014, Birmingham, UK.

17. Alden Rivers, B. and Richardson, J. T. E. (2014) ‘Unearthing learners’ beliefs about reflection to innovate business education for the 21st century’, in Daly, P., Reid, K. and Buckley, P. (eds.) EDiNEB Conference Proceedings: Innovative Business Learning Design for 21st Century Learning, Limerick, Kemmy Business School.

18. Anderson, M. and Alden Rivers, B. (2014) ‘Evaluating pedagogy for employability: illuminating students’ perspectives on an intensive undergraduate employability module’, in Daly, P., Reid, K. and Buckley, P. (eds.) EDiNEB Conference Proceedings: Innovative Business Learning Design for 21st Century Learning, Limerick, Kemmy Business School.

19. Alden, B., Van Labeke, N., Whitelock, D., Richardson, J. T. E., Pulman, S. and Field, D. (2013) ‘Using student experience to inform the design of an automated feedback system for essay answers’, Proceedings for the International Conference for Computer Assisted Assessment 2013, University of Southampton.

Published book reviews

20. Alden, B. (2013) Book Review of McDonald, J. P., Zydney, M. J., Dichter, A. and McDonald, E. C. (2012) Going Online with Protocols, in the Journal of Interactive Media in Education, April. Available online at: http://jime.open.ac.uk/jime/article/viewArticle/2013-13/html

21. Alden, B. (2011) Book Review of Case, S. and Haines, K. (2009) Understanding Youth Offending: Risk factor research, policy and practice, in Youth and Policy, no. 107, pp. 108-111.

Edited collections

22. Alden Rivers, B. (Ed.) (2016) Faculty Showcase for Teaching Excellence, Office of Teaching and Learning, Utah Valley University, Spring 2016 Issue.

23. Alden Rivers, B. (Ed.) (2016) Faculty Showcase for Teaching Excellence, Office of Teaching and Learning, Utah Valley University, Fall 2016 Issue.

24. Alden Rivers, B. (Ed.) (2016) Hybrid Showcase, Office of Teaching and Learning, Utah Valley University, Fall 2016 Issue.

25. Alden Rivers, B. and Smith, J. (Eds.) (2014) Changemaker in the Curriculum Case Studies 2013/2014, Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Northampton. Available: http://www.northamptonilt.com/changemakerinthecurriculum.

Commissioned research reports

26. Alden Rivers, B. and Rienties, B. (2014) ‘Smart emotional feedback: methods, tools and recommendations for using emotional analytics to enhance the learning experience’, Report commissioned by The Learning and Teaching Centre, The Open University, UK.

27. Alden, B. (2009) ‘Addressing employability: identifying personal development planning activities in course designs’, Centre for Outcomes Based Education, The Open University.

28. Alden, B. (2006) ‘Career aspirations of inmates: identifying and overcoming barriers to achieving employment targets’, Isle of Wight, HMP Parkhurst/Probation Research Education Trust.

Open educational resources

29. Alden Rivers, B. (2015) ‘Introduction to social innovation’, Open Educational Resource (video). Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed0E48boEO4.

30. Alden Rivers, B. (2014) ‘Reflection in learning’, Open Educational Resource (video). Available: http://vm-jorum-live.mimas.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/10949/18935.

31. Alden Rivers, B. (2014) ‘The role of reflection in problem solving’, Open Educational Resource (video). Available: http://vm-jorum-live.mimas.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/10949/18935.

Dissertations

32. Alden, B. (2013) Distance Learners’ Conceptions of Reflection in Higher Education, Thesis submitted for PhD, Milton Keynes, The Open University Library.

33. Alden, B. (2009) Reflective Learning: Adding Value to the Openings Experience? Master of Research (MRes) Dissertation, Milton Keynes, Open University Library.

Invited keynotes

34. Alden-Rivers, B. (2015) Designing learning to inspire social change, Keynote address, Instructional Design Summit, October 2015, Utah Valley University.