Dr. Elizabeth Baker Hodge » Laboratory School

Lab SchoolThe laboratory school at ECU is a collaboration between the university and Pitt County Public Schools, operating within South Greenville Elementary School. The ECU Laboratory School is projected to open in the fall of 2017 to low-performing students from across the district in grades 2 through 4. The school will expand over three years to eventually serve students in grades Pre-K through 5.

Dr. Elizabeth Baker Hodge

Assistant Dean for Innovations and Strategic Initiatives; Professor Interdisciplinary Professions
Office Location: 2318A Bate Building East Carolina University Phone: 252-328-6175 Website: the Leading Edge
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Curriculum Vitae and/or Bio


Elizabeth joined the faculty at East Carolina University in 2000. As a longtime advocate of distance education and the use of innovative technology tools to transform learning, her research includes immersive education, e-learning, mobile learning, 3D multi-user virtual environments, professional learning communities and innovative instructional methods. Dr. Hodge is the co-author of the Secondary ISLES eBooks, The Virtual Worlds Handbook and numerous book chapters and journal articles. She has presented extensively at the state, national, and international levels. During her sixteen years at ECU she has been involved in several grants and projects some of which include SMS Text Messaging Initiative, Green Screen (Chroma key) technology media lab, Crystal Island Lost Investigation intelligent game-based learning environments for literacy education grant, Video Grand Rounds, edTPA and the 360° Video Student Immersion Program.

Research Interests

  • Virtual Environments
  • Online Distance Education Teaching Practices
  • Mobile Computing
  • Innovative Instructional Methods