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Robert L Appelman
Clinical Professor Emeritus
W.W. Wright Education Building Room Wright Ed Bldg 2222
Phone 1: (812) 856-8456
Phone 2: (812) 340-0959
Fax: (812) 856-8239
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Department:  Instructional Systems Technology
Affiliations:  Center for Research on Learning and Technology, IUconnectED, Educator Licensing
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As an emeritus faculty member, Dr. Appelman (drBOB) is directing the Immersive Learning Research group and focusing on his own research agenda of the pedagogy surrounding the pipeline development of games, simulations, and 3D Virtual Worlds.His most recent focus is implementing his 4 step Experiential Instructional Design Model (4xEID) in a number of Game Development Projects. Other responsibilities include campus adoption in the area of virtual learning environments plus directing the VX Lab (Virtual Xperience Lab) that focuses on Game Play Analyisis and the use of Motion Capture technologies.


  • Ph.D. Instructional Systems Technology,May 1993, Indiana University - Bloomington
  • Certificate in Supervisory Management, July 1980, Jacksonville University -Jacksonville, FL
  • Ed. S. AV Communications, May 1969, Indiana University - Bloomington
  • MS in ED AV Communications, May 1967, Indiana University - Bloomington
  • AB Fine Arts, May 1966, Indiana University - Bloomington
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