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2014Expected May, 2017

Ph.D; Learning, Design, & Technology

The University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

Thesis:  Augmented Reality Information Overlay Mapping Bridging the Gap Between Virtual and Direct Learning Experiences

Chair: Dr. Michael A. Orey


M.Ed; Learning, Design, & Technology

The University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

Thesis:  Implications in Learning Domain Specificities, Adaptive Learning, Feedback, Augmented Reality, and The Future of Online Learning.

Chair: Dr. Michael A. Orey

Academic Work History

Aug 2015Present

Instructional Design & Development Administrative Support

The University of Georgia
  • Provide major instructional assistance for IDD courses each semester
  • Participate in planning meetings with faculty instructors
  • Lead major instructional units
  •  Support student projects
  • Grading
  •  Coordinate spring EDIT 6210 comprehensive exam sessions
  • Coordinate summer portfolio defense process
  • Assist with execution of IDD@UGA annual conference
Aug 2013Jul 2015

Graduate Researcher

The University of Georgia
  • Project manager for a 2 year implementation and iterative cycle development study for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research InstituteShepherds Center Spinal Care Injury Hospital.
  • Identified key competencies and learning objectives for the patient and family education program.
  • Established a mechanism for assessing and prioritizing patient learning needs and customizing instruction to address needs.
  • Developed discrete instructional models that chunk content into brief instructional sessions.
  • Incorporated reverse classroom and blended learning strategies that combined online and face-to-face instruction 
  • Developed Sharable Content Object Reference Models (SCORM) and analytic tracking for custom online learning simulation modules housed in a Learning Management System (LMS) within the Shepherds Center's online database.
  • Adaptive eLearning content accessible to current Shepherds Center patients on mobile devices (Smart phones, tablets) and personal computers.
  • Development budget: $74,607.40
Aug 2012Present

Graduate Assistant

The University of Georgia
  • Managed development and implementation of several web-based and interactive design based research training projects
  • Lead developer for the United States Army & USDA eLearning project
  • Lead developer for the How To Teach Online Project with the University of Suwon in South Korea
  • Instructional support and teaching assistant

Research Interests and Academic Concentrations

Primary Research Interest: Future Learning Technologies

I am currently conducting research on: Working Memory & Cognitive Training with Augmented Reality Mobile Devices, Human Performance Technology & Online Learning, Rapid Student Feedback Response Systems and Mobile Just-In-Time (JIT) Learning, Augmented Reality Implementation Designs,  Mobile Learning Implementation Strategies, Maker Spaces and Cognitive Modeling, Online Learning, Integration Designs, Multimodal and Adaptive Learning Designs, Encryption and Data Security In Online Learning Environments, Instructional Design, Mixed Methods Research & Data Analysis, Online Course Authoring Tools and Learning Management.

Peer Reviewed Scholarly Publications

  • Squires, D. (2014, December). M-Learning: Implications in Learning Domain Specificities, Personalization, Feedback, Augmented Reality, and the Future of Online Learning. Journal of Educational Technology.
  • Squires, D., Orey, M. (2015, December). Multimodal & Adaptive Learning Management: An Iterative Design.  Journal of Educational Technology.
  • Squires, D. (2016, In Review). Augmented Reality Application Classroom Development: New Technology and New Media, Education and Intelligent Classrooms (In Review Tech Trends).
    • Awarded a Best Paper award at the Educational Technology World Conference in Bali, Indonesia. Augmented Reality Application Classroom Development: New Technology and New Media, Education and Intelligent Classrooms (2016).

Scholarly Presentations

  • Squires, D. (2013). Augmented Reality and Virtual History Applications in Georgia. Presentation at the 2013 Frasier Equity and Excellence STEM Talent Development Conference, Athens, Georgia.
  • Squires, D. (2014). Augmented Reality and Classroom Applications. Presentation at the 2014 Frasier Equity and Excellence STEM Talent Development Conference, Athens, Georgia.
  • Squires, D. (2015). Augmented Reality Training Applications. Talk Tech, Boyd Science Library, Athens, Georgia
  • Squires, D. (2015). Augmented Reality Application & Classroom Development. The Association for Educational Communications and Technology - Learning and Knowledge Analytics in Open Education, Shanghai, China.
  • Squires, D. (2016). Augmented Reality Application Classroom Development: New Technology and New Media, Education and Intelligent Classrooms. Educational Technology World Conference (ETWC), Bali, Indonesia.
  • Yohan, Y., Squires, D. (2016).  Understanding Value: Online Learning  Designed for Performance Excellence Using Lean Six Sigma Principles in Business. Instructional Design & Development (IDD) Conference, Athens, Georgia
  •  Squires, D. (Anticipated - 2016, October). Augmented Reality Information Overlay Mapping Cognitive Training and Working Memory DesignEmerging Technology Showcase, 2016 AECT International Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Proposed Research Grants

  • Augmented Reality Information Overlay Mapping: Bridging the Gap Between Virtual and Direct Learning Experiences. $550,000, National Science Foundation (NSF 14-526 Future Learning Technologies). Michael A. Orey PI.

Professional Memberships

Academic Awards / Honors

  • Best Paper award for undergraduate medical history research at the Frontiers of Cardiology Convention in Winter Park, Colorado (2008).
  • The University of Georgia Learning, Design and Technology EDIT 6210 Studio - Blue Sock Award for Development  Project Excellence (2013).
  • The University of Georgia Learning, Design & Technology Masters Program Graduate with Distinction (2013).
  •  Best Paper award at the Educational Technology World Conference in Bali, Indonesia. Augmented Reality Application Classroom Development: New Technology and New Media, Education and Intelligent Classrooms (2016).

University Teaching Experience

Instructional Technology Courses: EDIT

Graduate Assistant Co- Facilitator for Dr. Michael A. Orey, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2014 - Present 

Date Course Credit Level
Fall, 2014

EDIT 7520 Distance Learning/Telecommunications

An introduction to the world of teaching and learning online, including discussion of instructional strategies and current innovations and issues. From choosing and setting up course elements in a Learning Management System through the actual delivery and interactions of an online class.

3 Graduate
Spr, 2015

EDIT 6200  Learning Environments Design I

Instructional design, learning theory, project management, and evaluation of designing interactive learning environments for education and training. Students and faculty work in teams to produce interactive multimedia, electronic performance support systems, internet resources, and other evolving forms of technology-enhanced learning environments.

4 Graduate
Fall, 2015

EDIT6150E Intro to Digital Learning

Introduction to ideas, concepts, and strategies for using digital technologies to enhance and support learning and performance in a variety of contexts. The course focuses on models for integration, specific applications, and how they can be used in classroom and other learning contexts.

3 Graduate
Spr, 2016

EDIT 6190 Design and Development Tools

Students learn a variety of tools appropriate for computer-based development. These include graphics, media, and software development tools. Students are required to write a contract for the specific tools to be learned

3 Graduate
Sum, 2016 EDIT 7520 Distance Learning/Telecommunications, 3 Graduate
Spr, 2016 EDIT6150E Intro to Digital Learning 3 Graduate
Spr, 2016 EDIT 6200  Learning Environments Design I 4 Graduate

Open Online Courses 

Instructor of Merit, Hosted via Piazza LMS & The University of Georgia, 2013 - Present

ARV Mobile Learning & Augmented Reality, 2013 

ARV 2 Mobile Learning & Augmented Reality, 2014 

ARV 3 Mobile Learning & Augmented Reality, 2015

ARV 4 Mobile Learning & Augmented Reality, 2016

Academic Journals / Proposals Reviewed

Software & Development Qualifications 

Date Title Organization
Aug 2012 - Present iOS Apple Developer Program Apple, Inc.
Aug 2012 - Present Adobe eLearning Suite: Adobe Captivate 6 - 10 Adobe, Inc.
Jan 2012 - Present Web Development;  PHP and MySQL  Wordpress
Jun 2013 - Present Google AdWords & Analytics Partner; Goolge Hosting; SEO Google, Inc.
Oct 2013 - Present Windows Azure Cloud Computing Platform Microsoft, Inc.
Oct 2013 - Present Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Computing Amazon, Inc.
Dec 2013 - Present Google Play Developer Program Google, Inc.
Nov 2014 - Present Google Glass GDK Developer Program Google, Inc.
Oct 2014 - Present Myo Gesture Control Armband Arm-Band Software Developer Thalmic Labs, Inc.
May 2015 - Present Cybersecurity and Its Ten Domains - Kennesaw State University Coursera, Inc.
May 2015 - Present The Data Scientist’s Toolbox - Johns Hopkins University Coursera, Inc.
Jun 2015 - Present Articulate Storyline 2‎ Course Authoring Articulate Global, Inc.
Dec 2015 - Present Windows Phone 8 & Windows 10 Developer Program Microsoft, Inc.
Jan 2016 - Present MAXQDA 12 Data-Analysis Professional Trainer VERBI, GmbH.

Learning Management Systems

I have uploaded courses and/or developed content with the following LMS providers:

Brightspace / Desire2Learn, Moodle, Blackboard, Docebo, Piazza, Canvas, Digital Chalk

Samples of Development Work

Additional Work History

July 2014Present

Chief Technology Officer

Adaptive Learning Reality (ALR), LLC.

Location Independent

  • Web Development - Custom Website Building Platform & HTTPS Implementation
  • App Development - Multi-Platform Developer (iOS, Android, Windows)
  • Electronic Learning - Custom Course Modules, SCORM and Learning Management
  • Augmented Reality Development
  • Featured Clients: The Progress Group, Heisman Trophy Foundation, Samsung Panama, HT Live, Marketing Trends & Innovation Expo  


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Docebo Srl.

Location Independent

  • Handling the localization of technical and custom Learning Management System software documentation

Multimedia Developer

Kashida Learning

Beirut, Lebanon

  • Multimedia, Electronic Learning, and Information Technology  Developer

Residential Assistant

Southwestern University

Georgetown, Texas

  • Assisted with implementing programs that encouraged community development within the Department of Residence Life at Southwestern University
Summer 2007

Lifeguard & Swimming Instructor

Texas Lutheran University

Seguin, Texas

American Red Cross certified for water safety and rescue swimming

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certified
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certified


  • Elected member of the University Committee on Discipline (UCD) Southwestern University, 2007 -2009
  • Foundation representative, The University of Georgia honor society for education, Kappa Delta Pi, 2013 - Present
  • Consultant for the Georgia Family Connection Partnership Oconee Resource Council: Facilitating the Oconee Resource Council's online presence and development, 2016 - Present


    Dr. Michael A. Orey

    Associate Professor, Learning, Design, and Technology

    The University of Georgia

    216 River's Crossing

    Athens, Georgia 30602


    Dr. Robert M. Branch

    Professor and Department Head, Learning, Design, and Technology

    The University of Georgia

    129 River's Crossing

    Athens, Georgia 30602


    Dr. Martha M. Carr

    Professor, Educational Psychology

    The University of Georgia

    329B Aderhold Hall

    Athens, Georgia 30602


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