Sharla Snider, Ph.D.


Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Literacy and Learning

Sharla Snider, Ph.D.

MCL 908J


Sharla Snider was a classroom teacher of young children and library media specialist prior to her appointment in higher education. Currently a professor, she teaches students in early child development and education at undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. Her research interests involve understanding the nature of emerging technologies in the lives of young children in home, school and community settings. Additionally, she is interested in how technological teaching practices in higher education enable and empower the core academic mission of teaching, learning, research, and scholarship. She has secured and directed several grant projects including awards from the United States Department of Education and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to examine these issues. Snider has presented at numerous state, national and international conferences such as the American Osteopathic Pediatric Annual Conference and the American Educational Research Association Conference. Her work can be found in various journals, textbooks and annuals including Case Studies for Integrating Technology, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education and Mobile Pedagogy and Perspectives on Teaching and Learning.


Ph.D., Early Childhood Education, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, 1996
M.A., Early Childhood Education, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, 1994
B.S., Elementary Education-Counseling and Development, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, 1986

Research Interests

Technology and Young Learners; Mobile Learning and Teaching Practices; Integrated Technology In Teaching And Learning; Multimodal Learning; Language, Literacy And Technological Thinking; Digital Citizenship; Early Childhood Classroom Practices; Pedagogy and Action Research

Latest Articles

Reducing transactional distance in online and blended courses through the use of a closed social media platform
Journal of Educational Technology Systems (2018)
J. Quong, Sharla Snider, J. Early

Parental perceptions of the role of media in their young children's lives
Journal of Early Childhood Research (2014)
Birgitte Vittrup, Sharla Snider, Katherine K Rose, Jacqueline Rippy


Mobile learning applications and differentiated instruction
in Mobile pedagogy and perspectives on teaching and learning | IGI Global (2013)
S Jackson, S Snider, N Masek, J Baham

Stepping stones for linking, learning, and moving toward electronic literacy
in Integration of Technology into the Classroom: Case Studies | Hayworth Press (2000)
Sharla Snider, J. Foster

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education