Professor of Instructional Technology
Norton has been involved with educational technology since the late 1970s, working with teachers to understand the role of new electronic technologies to support teaching and learning. Norton is director of the Integrating Technology in Schools Certificate, Master’s, and Doctoral Programs. She is the author of numerous articles and coauthor of two books: Teaching with Technology: Designing Opportunities to Learn (Wadsworth Publishing, 2002) and Technology for Teaching (Allyn & Bacon, 2000). More recently, Norton has been designing and developing e-learning environments for teachers and high school students, resulting in part in the Online Academy, a virtual high school, and the Online Academy for Teachers, an educational program to teach teachers how to teach in virtual environments. This program received the 2006 Governor’s Technology Award for Innovative Use of Technology in K–12 Education. In 2007, Norton received the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award sponsored by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and Dominion Power.