Mark Horney, Ph.D.
Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Technology in Education
Associate Director of NCSeT: National Center on Supported eText
Senior Research Associate at the University of Oregon
P.I., Director of MeTRC: Mathematics eText Research Center
Mark Horney, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Oregon and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Technology in Education (CATE) and the National Center on Supported eText (NCSeT). He has worked closely with Dr. Anderson-Inman for more than 20 years on externally funded research on supported text and Web-based reading environments for students with learning disabilities. Together they have published numerous articles, including Anderson-Inman & Horney (1998) and Horney & Anderson-Inman (1999) where they first described the conceptual framework of supported text.
From 1992 to 1995 Dr. Horney was the Director for Project LITERACY-HI (funded by OSEP), which developed and investigated supported textbook chapters for students with hearing impairments. From 1998 to 2002 he directed Project INTERSECT (funded by OSEP) investigating supported text for students with learning disabilities. For this project he developed a database driven system for delivering large supported text documents over the Web.
Dr. Horney has also worked with supported text in other domains. His web-based supported text system was used for the Web de Anza project (funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Park Service, the Aire Force, and the U.S. Department of Education) that contains a large collection of primary source documents on the history of California. He is currently the Development Coordinator for the ESTRELLAS Project (funded by the Institute for Education Science), which is investigating, supported text for Spanish Speaking ELL students. Dr. Horney has also assisted in the conceptualization of support text projects for Queens Community College (submitted to NSF), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (submitted to NIH).
In his current work for NCSeT, Dr. Horney provides logistical support, document design, and data analysis for the eight collaborating NCSeT research sites investigating the uses of supported text for students with a variety of different disabilities. He also is responsible developing the NCSeT Research Reference Database. Dr. Horney is the 2009 recipient, with Dr. Christy Keeler, of the Wedemeyer Award from the Annual Conference on Teaching at a Distance in recognition of their paper "Online course designs: Are special needs being met?" (Keeler & Horney, 2007). Dr. Horney holds two degrees in Mathematics, and was a Mathematics, Science, Reading, and Technology for teacher for 13 years before coming to Oregon.
List of sample recent publications
Horney, M. A., Anderson-Inman, L., Terrazas-Arellanes, F., Schulte, W., Mundorf, J., Smolkowski, K., Katz-Buonincontro, J. & Frisbee, M. (2009). Exploring the effects of digital notetaking on student comprehension of science texts. Journal of Special Education Technology, 23(3).
Anderson-Inman, L. and Horney, M. (2007). Supported eText: Assistive technology through text transformations. Reading Research Quarterly 42(1).
Keeler, C. and Horney, M. (2007) Online course designs: Are special needs being met? The American Journal of Distance Education, 21(2), 61-75
Keeler, Christy G., Jonathon Richter, Mark Horney, Lynne Anderson, and Mary Ditson. (2007). What works for exceptional learners: Differentiated instruction online. In C. Cavanaugh & R. Blomeyer (Eds.), What Works in K-12 Online Learning. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education.
Horney, M. & Anderson-Inman, L. (1999). Supported text in electronic reading environments. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 15(2), 127-168.
Anderson-Inman, L. & Horney, M. (1998). Transforming text for at-risk readers. In. D. Reinking, L. Labbo, M. McKenna & R. Kieffer (Eds.), Handbook of literacy and technology: Transformations in a post-typographic world. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Co-Director, Center for Electronic Studying (CES)
Contact: Dr. Mark Horney