Roger Von Holzen

Roger Von Holzen

Education Background

 Ed.D., Instructional Technology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, May 1993

 M.S., School Computer Studies, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, August 1987

 B.S., History, Broadfield Social Studies, University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI, December 1977

Teaching Background 

July 2015 to present: Associate Professor School of Computer Science and Information Systems

1993 to 1998: Assistant Professor, Computer Science/Information Systems, Northwest Missouri State University

Research Field


 Research into the incorporation of a wide array of interactive instructional resources into online and web-enhanced course sites.

 Research into the technical, pedagogical and social issues behind the full integration of eTextbooks (digital textbooks) in the American educational landscape.  


Rickman, J., Von Holzen, R., Klute, P. & Tobin, T. (2009). A campus-wide e-textbook initiative. Educause Quarterly, Volume 32, Number 2.  Retrieved August 10, 2009, from MagazineVolum/ACampusWideETextbookInitiative/174581

Schwartzman, R., Runyon, D. & Von Holzen, R. Where theory meets practice: Design and deployment of learning objects.  Learning Objects: Theory, Praxis, Issues, and Trends.  Ed. Alex Koohang and Keith Harmon.  Santa Rosa, CA: Informing Science Press, 2006.  [Lead chapter]

Runyon, D., & Von Holzen, R. (June 23, 2004). Designing and developing interactive learning objects for online courses. eCollege Newsletter.  Retrieved July 30, 2004, from

Runyon, D., & Von Holzen, R. (June 23, 2004). Designing and developing interactive learning objects for online courses. Syllabus eLearning Dialogue.  Retrieved June 23, 2004, from

Von Holzen, R. (July 2002). Online articulation partnerships: Developing seamless 2+2 programs. Going the Distance (newsletter of the Missouri Distance Learning Association), 2(4), 4-5.

Von Holzen, R. & Runyon, D. (2002). Creating effective online narrated presentations. The Journal of Computing in Small Colleges, 17(4), 49-50.

Von Holzen, R. (2000). A look at the future of higher education. Syllabus, 14(4), 56-57, 65.

Heeler, P., & Von Holzen, R. (2000). Implementing a web-based masters program in computer education. The Journal of Computing in Small Colleges, 15(4), 108-112.

Von Holzen, R. (2000). Connecting the pieces: A look at the future of higher education. Viewpoint:Exploration of Internet Technology in Education, Tory Caller publisher.

Von Holzen, R., & Widmer, L. (1999). The evolution into a comprehensive computing instructional environment. Journal for Computer Enhanced Learning, 99(2).

Von Holzen, R., & Heeler, P. (1997). The advantages of notebook computers in the curriculum: A report on research findings. The Journal of Computing in Small Colleges, 13(2), 77-82.


Von Holzen, R., & Runyon, D. (June 2016). Disrupt your classroom not your life. Keynote address—MCC—Maple Woods Summer Faculty Institute: Kansas City, MO.

Von Holzen, R. (February 2014).  Creating your own eTextbooks: Challenges and myths.  Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment: The 2014 PASSHE Virtual Conference (

Von Holzen, R. (August 2013).  Creating your own eTextbooks: Challenges and myths.  29th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, Madison, WI.

Von Holzen, R. (November 2012).  Myths and Challenges of eTextbook Creation.  Educause Conference 2012, Denver, CO.

Von Holzen, R.  (October 2012). eTextbook myths and challenges. 18th Annual Sloan Consortium Conference, Orlando, FL.