Congratulations to Dr. Cynthia Mary Sistek-Chandler!

IGI Global Editor Wins EdTech Digest’s 2020 Higher Education Technology Leader of the Year

By Brittany Haynes on Jun 19, 2020
Dr. Sistek-ChandlerDr. Cynthia Mary Sistek-Chandler (National University, USA)


Hershey, PA—June 19, 2020—IGI Global editor Dr. Cynthia Mary Sistek-Chandler, from National University, USA, and editor of Exploring Online Learning Through Synchronous and Asynchronous Instructional Methods (IGI Global) was named the 2020 Higher Education Technology Leader Winner in the EdTech Awards, presented by EdTech Digest, for being one of the most exceptional leaders in educational technology based on her work in online pedagogy.

Initiated in 2010, the EdTech Awards are considered the largest recognition program in all of education technology. These awards recognize people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. This annual program features categories in educational technology such as “cool tools, inspiring leaders and innovative trendsetters” across the K-12, higher education, and skills and workforce sectors.

This high recognition of Dr. Sistek-Chandler’s research and leadership in this field comes at a crucial time as K-12 and higher education institutions have shifted to online-only environments and are adjusting to this “new normal.”

Outlining her valuable research in this field is her IGI Global publication, Exploring Online Learning Through Synchronous and Asynchronous Instructional Methods, which provides relevant and detailed research on the applications of synchronous and asynchronous instructional pedagogies and discusses why they are critical to the design and implementation of contemporary online courses. This publication covers critical topics including student engagement, adaptive learning, online instruction, webcast, virtual learning, and more, making it an ideal reference for online instructors, instructional designers, curriculum developers, course designers, academicians, administrators, e-learning professionals, researchers, and students.

Featured Chapters of This Publication Include:
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Whether you work as an instructional designer, administrator of online institutional offerings or are thinking about taking up teaching online I encourage you to read what these contributing experts have to say. I cannot assure that the experience will be as transformational as the changes in distance education and eLearning over the last quarter century, but I can assure the readers of this edited volume that they will be better prepared to incorporate strategies and practices espoused by the chapter authors and editors into their professional practice.-Prof. Thomas H. Reynolds, National University, USA

Understanding the critical importance of electronic resources, especially during this time, IGI Global is offering an automatic 50% discount on the electronic format of this publication as well as ALL IGI Global  e-books and e-journals when ordered through IGI Global’s Online Bookstore.* Be sure to purchase or recommend her publication to your library to have access to this award-winning editor’s critical research.

Additionally, this publication is available across preferred providers such as GOBI Library Solutions, EBSCOHost, Oasis, and Ebook Central (discounts may vary), as well as IGI Global’s InfoSci-Books (5,900+ e-books) database.

Visit the publication’s webpage to order, or contact Customer Service at or 717-533-8845 ext. 100 with questions. For researchers, be sure to recommend this publication or the InfoSci-Books database to your library to have access to this critical content.

IGI Global would like to congratulate Dr. Sistek-Chandler on being recognized for this award. For more information about her research, view her publication here.

For your reference, find below a sample of related titles on online education and technologies, which are also featured in IGI Global’s InfoSci-Books database and are available for purchase in print and electronic format. Be sure to recommend these titles to your librarian, to ensure your institution can acquire the most emerging research.


About IGI Global: Founded in 1988, IGI Global, an international academic publisher, is committed to producing the highest quality research (as an active full member of the Committee on Publication Ethics “COPE”) and ensuring the timely dissemination of innovative research findings through an expeditious and technologically advanced publishing processes. Through their commitment to supporting the research community ahead of profitability, and taking a chance on virtually untapped topic coverage, IGI Global has been able to collaborate with over 100,000+ researchers from some of the most prominent research institutions around the world to publish the most emerging, peer-reviewed research across 350+ topics in 11 subject areas including business, computer science, education, engineering, social sciences, and more. To learn more about IGI Global, click here.

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*The 50% discount is offered for all e-books and e-journals purchased on IGI Global’s Online Bookstore. E-books and e-journals are hosted on IGI Global’s InfoSci® platform and available for PDF and/or ePUB download on a perpetual or subscription basis. This discount cannot be combined with any other discount or promotional offer. Offer expires July 31, 2020.
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