• EdD Instructional Systems Technology, IU School of Education, Bloomington
  • MS Human Computer Interaction, IU School of Informatics, Indianapolis
  • BS Computer and Information Technology, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indianapolis

Awards & Honors

  • Indiana University President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2020
  • IUPUI Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2016
  • Division of Undergraduate Education Trustee's Teaching Award, 2019
  • School of Engineering and Technology Trustee's Teaching Award, 2016
  • School of Engineering and Technology Outstanding Teacher Award, 2015

Professional Experience

  • Google Cloud Faculty Expert, 2020 - 
  • Lead Developer, Red Cross Online Training, American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis, 2005 - 2009
  • Director of Multimedia Development, Willow Marketing, 2002 - 2005

Selected Publications

  • ORCID Profile
  • Google Scholar Profile

  • Elliott, R. (2023) How are smart phones used by students in higher education? Exploring the intersection of digital learning activities and personal technology. Proceedings of the 35th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training. August 7-9. DOI: 10.1109/cseet58097.2023.00022
  • Elliott, R. (2022).  An examination of the personal technology of students in STEM disciplines. Proceedings of the 2022 Frontiers in Education Conference.
  • Elliott, R. & Luo, X. (2022).  Learning management system analytics to examine the behavior of students in high enrollment STEM courses during the transition to online instruction. Proceedings of the 2022 Frontiers in Education Conference.
  • Elliott, R. & Luo, X. (2020). Demonstrating the impact of international collaborative disciplinary experiences on student global, international, and intercultural competencies. Proceedings of the 2020 Frontiers in Education Conference.
  • Elliott, R., & Luo, X. (2018). Improving the global, international and intercultural (GII) competencies of IT students via integrated collaboration during study abroad. Proceedings of the 19th Annual SIG Conference on Information Technology Education (pp. 50–55). New York, NY, USA: ACM.
  • Elliott, R. (2014). Do students like the flipped classroom? An investigation of student reaction to a flipped undergraduate IT course. Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE) Proceedings.

Global IT

I'm proud to run the Global IT study abroad opportunities in the Computer and Information Technology program.

We currently offer two study abroad programs to China and India where we travel over spring break for a trip that is embedded in a semester-long course.

Interested in joining us?  Learn more at the Global IT page.

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Global IT Citizenship: China visits the Great Wall in March, 2018.


Web and Mobile application development, user interface design, cloud computing, global STEM education, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


Voice-enabled assistants, study abroad, active learning and improvement of classroom instruction, application development for multiple platforms.