Michael J. Robertson, Ph.D.

Academic Technology Services Director
Dedman College
Southern Methodist University

Adjunct Faculty
College of Information
University of North Texas



Ph.D., Information Science
University of North Texas
Using Diffusion of Innovations to Explore Digital Gaming in Undergraduate Library Instruction

M.S., Information Science
University of North Texas
Focus: Information Systems

B.A., English Composition
University of North Texas
Technical Writing Certification


  • Instructional design
  • Game-based learning
  • Emerging technologies
  • Experiential learning
  • Technology planning


Jones, J. G., Warren, S. J., & Robertson, M. J. (2009). Improving student discourse and accelerating rapport for LMS and blended delivered courses via the use of a 3D online learning environment. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 20(3), 269-294.

Robertson, M. J. (2009). Identifying digital gaming literature relevant to the library and information science community. Library Student Journal. Retrieved October 30, 2009, from http://tinyurl.com/4ar2sa7

Robertson, M. J., & Jones, J. G. (2009). Exploring academic library users' preferences of delivery methods for library instruction: Webpage, digital game, and other modalities. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 48(3), 259-269.

Conference Papers

Cleveland, A., Philbrick, J., & Robertson, M. (2007, October 20 - 24). The integration of informatics in the curricula of nursing schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Albuquerque, NM.

Conference Presentations

Robertson, M. (2012, February 19). Implementing an annual needs assessment to improve program quality. Presentation given at the ITC eLearning 2012 Conference, Long Beach, CA.

Robertson, M. (2010, August 20). Open educational resources and copyright-friendly content for online courses. Presentation given at the North Central Texas College Faculty Development Forum, Gainesville, TX.

Robertson, M. (2008, November 3). Digital gaming in library instruction: Exploring academic library users' perceptions. Presentation given at the ALA TechSource Gaming, Learning, and Libraries Symposium, Oak Brook, IL.

Robertson, M., Philbrick, J., & Cleveland, A. (2007, October 13). Social networking: A primer for librarians. Presentation given at the Texas Library Association, District 8 fall conference, Houston, TX.

Conference Posters

Cleveland, A., Philbrick, J., Pan, D., & Robertson, M. (2007). What's the current status of nursing informatics education? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Robertson, M. (2009). Using Innovation Diffusion Theory to explore digital gaming in undergraduate library instruction. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Library Association, Houston, TX.




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