Joseph Rene   Corbeil

Associate Professor  

Office: BMAIN 1.318
Phone: (956) 882-7540
Email: rene.corbeil@utrgv.edu

Dr. Joseph Rene Corbeil

I have been involved in technology and distance education for over 30 years. Research interests include institutional considerations for developing e-learning partnerships, best practices in synchronous and asynchronous communication, enhancing critical thinking through distance education, and developing and maintaining learning team collaborations in computer-mediated learning environments.





Selected Publications


  • Maria Corbeil, Joseph Corbeil, and Badrul Khan. "A framework for identifying and analyzing the major issues surrounding the implementation of big data and data analytics in e-learning," Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications: Educational Technology: The Magazine for Managers of Change in Education 57, no. 1 (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 3-9.

  • Joseph Corbeil, Maria Corbeil, and Badrul Khan . Special Issue: Big Data and Data Analytics in E-Learning. Educational Technology: The Magazine for Managers of Change in Education, 57(1) . Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Educational Technology Publications, January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017.

  • Joseph Corbeil, Maria Corbeil, and Ignacio Rodriguez. "Digital badges: Adding professional value to a fully online undergraduate educational technology minor.," Issues in Information Systems 17, no. 3 (2016).

  • Maria Corbeil and Joseph Corbeil. "Massive open online courses: Past, present and future," The MOOC Case Book: Case Studies in MOOC Design, Development and Implementation. New York: Linus Learning, December 2015: 17-30.

  • Maria Corbeil, Joseph Corbeil, and Ignacio Rodriguez. "Digital badges in higher education: A three-phase study on the implementation of digital badges in an online undergraduate program.," Issues in Information Systems 16, no. 4 (2015): 1-9.

  • Joseph Corbeil and Maria Corbeil. "E-learning past, present, and future," The International Handbook of E-learning. New York: Routledge, 1, 2015: 51-64.

  • Joseph Corbeil, Maria Corbeil, and Badrul Khan, ed. The MOOC Case Book: Case Studies in MOOC Design, Development and Implementation. New York: Linus Learning, 2015: 374.

  • Maria Corbeil and Joseph Corbeil. "Beyond Blackboard: Hacking the LMS to enhance social learning," Research on Course Management Systems in Higher Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers, 2014: 67-87.

  • Maria Corbeil and Joseph Corbeil. "Creating ongoing online support communities to promote professional learning," Virtual Professional Development and Informal Learning Via Social Networks. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2014: 114-133.

  • Joseph Corbeil and Maria Corbeil. "The student-as-consumer paradox in online higher education," Issues in Information Systems 15, no. 1 (2014): 380-389.



Selected Presentations


  • Joseph Corbeil and Maria Corbeil. "Digital badges: Motivating learners to excel while adding professional value to their college degrees," OLC Innovate 2017 Conference, Online Learning Consortium, New Orleans, LA (April 2017)

  • Joseph Corbeil and Maria Corbeil. "Promoting social learning by wrapping an LMS around a blog," Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA) Conference, Texas Distance Learning Association, Galveston, Texas (March 2017)

  • Maria Corbeil and Joseph Corbeil. "An iPad Pro for the teacher on the go!," Apple Initiative Summit, College of Education and P-16 Integration, UTRGV, Brownsville, TX (January 2017)

  • Joseph Corbeil, Maria Corbeil, and Ignacio Rodriguez. "Digital badges: Adding professional value to a fully online undergraduate Educational Technology minor," 56th Annual IACIS International Conference, International Association for Computer Information Systems, Nashville, TN (October 2016)

  • Joseph Corbeil and Maria Corbeil. "Implementing digital badges in a fully online undergraduate program," 2016 Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA) Conference, Texas Distance Learning Association, San Antonio, TX (March 2016)

  • Maria Corbeil, Joseph Corbeil, and Ignacio Rodriguez. "Digital badges in higher education: A three-phase study on the implementation of digital badges in an online undergraduate program," 55th Annual IACIS International Conference, International Association for Computer Information Systems, Clear Water, FL (October 2015)

  • Joseph Corbeil and Maria Corbeil. "The student-as-consumer paradox in higher education," 54th Annual IACIS International Conference, International Association for Computer Information Systems, Las Vegas, NV (October 2014)

  • P Dupin-Bryant, M Astani, Joseph Corbeil, Maria Corbeil, B Marshall, M North, and L Willoughby. "Teaching excellence in Information Systems education," 53rd Annual IACIS International Conference, International Association for Computer Information Systems, San Juan Puerto, Rico (October 2013)

  • Maria Corbeil and Joseph Corbeil. "What do Educational Technologists do? The discipline as defined by Educational Technology practitioners," 53rd Annual IACIS International Conference, International Association for Computer Information Systems, San Juan Puerto, Rico (October 2013)

  • Joseph Corbeil and Maria Corbeil. "Faculty and student perceptions of their learning management system’s social learning tools," 2013 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) Conference, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, New Orleans, LA (March 2013)

Current Courses

EDTC 6325 90L - Educational Communications:
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EDTC 8371 90L - Theory & Pract of online ped:
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EDCI 8690 02 - Dissertation:
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EDCI 8380 02 - Dissertation:
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EDTC 6332 90L - Practicum Educational Tech:
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