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Dr. Fred Hofstetter is a professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. His research interests include educational technology, instructional design, multimedia, distance learning, advanced Web design, higher education, and music education.
Dr. Hofstetter develops eLearning software and designs and publishes curricular materials used in UD’s graduate programs and undergraduate minor in educational technology. Recently Dr. Hofstetter has focused on the iPad, for which he has developed the iSeeNcode app for an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) literacy grant, and he has published the iPad Primer, which is an ePub available in the Apple iBookstore.
- Apple Teacher Certificate, 2019
- Google Educator Certificate, 2019
- Ph.D, Music Theory, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1974
- M.A., Music Theory, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 1971
- B.A., Music Education, Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, IN, 1970
- Professor, School of Education, University of Delaware, 1995–present
- Professor, Department of Music, University of Delaware, 1984–present
- Associate Professor, Department of Music, University of Delaware, 1979–1984
- Assistant Professor, Department of Music, University of Delaware, 1974–1979
- University Fellow, Music Theory, The Ohio State University, 1970–1974
- Pollock, L. (PI), Mouza, C., Guidry, K., and Pusecker, K. (co-PIs). Infusing Computational Thinking into General Education. National Science Foundation, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education, 2016–2018. ($299,969). Hofstetter served as a computational thinking faculty member in this project.
- Coker, D. (PI), MacArthur, C. and Farley-Ripple, E. (co-PIs). Investigating the Impact of Classroom Instruction and Literacy Skills on Writing Achievement in Elementary Schools (R305A110484). US Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, Education Research, Development and Dissemination, 2011–2015. ($1,496,813.00). As a faculty consultant on this grant, Hofstetter developed a classroom observation iPad app.