Publications


The Publications section provides access to Program House research and best practices in user, customer, and learner experience, e-learning, and technology innovation through online articles, books, and conference presentations.




Strategic Networking book cover Strategic Networking: eBook Edition - this ebook describes the nature of internetworking technology (Internet, LAN, WAN, etc.), as well as its concepts, associated skills, services, and organizations that support and define it. It explores the relationship between networks as an infrastructure, the change brought about by them as an innovation, and the organizational and social issues that arise.

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Computer Book Review of original edition: "Smart, comprehensive yet concise overview to computer networking, from the LAN to WAN to the Internet. Perfect for the non-technical manager who needs to grasp the high-level concepts, as well as the computer professional who needs to keep abreast of state-of-the-art technology."




Using Mobile Apps and Social Media for Online Learner Generated Content - This Adobe portable document presentation describes initial, anecdotal findings about using social media and mobile devices to enhance the online learning experience for adult students in LMS-based online college courses, identifies useful social media and mobile apps for mobile learning, provides examples of their successful integration into online course assignments and activities, and proposes methods of further research and development. Based on a presentation at the 10th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2014 in Madrid, Spain, February 28 - March 2, 2014.

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Social Networking Innovation in an Online E-Business Course - This presentation describes a curriculum innovation that provides an authentic and collaborative learning experience to support learning of emergent social networking and social media skills (for digital marketing) in an online e-business course. Based on a presentation at the ICERI 2010 (International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation) in Madrid, Spain, November 15-17, 2010.

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Authentic Learning Innovation in an Online Music Course - This presentation describes the rationale and strategy for an authentic learning innovation to improve the relevance of course activities that address adult learner needs. An online digital repository of authentic learning artifacts are used in an online music course (exploration of western classical music) as the first stage of an action research project for which user experience data collection will be performed. Based on a presentation at the 10th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies in Barcelona (Spain), July 5-7, 2010.

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Online Presentation Strategies for Visual Learners - This presentation begins by providing a foundation for identifying and measuring learning styles in an online course, how online learners can accommodate divergent teaching styles, and how online teachers can accommodate divergent learning styles.

The instructional techniques of this innovation are described in terms of how online teachers can search, select, encode, and annotate video segments, still images, animations, and other visual types of information in course management systems within the context of legitimate re-use tactics and data repository use that conform to established intellectual property conventions for public domain, licensed, and fair use of existing visual materials. Presented at the 8th European Conference on e-Learning, University of Bari in Bari, Italy on 29-30 October 2009.

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Learning Style and Learner Satisfaction in a Course Delivery Context - This presentation describes the results and implications of a correlational study of learning styles and learner satisfaction. The relationship of these empirical concepts was examined in the context of traditional versus e-blended modes of course delivery. Significant results indicated that the visual side of the visual-verbal dimension of studentsí learning style(s) was positively correlated to satisfaction with themselves as learners in an e-blended course delivery mode and negatively correlated to satisfaction with the classroom environment in the context of a traditional classroom course delivery mode. Presented at The International Conference on Computer, Electrical, and Systems Science, and Engineering (CESSE 2008), Rome, Italy.

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Learning Style and Learner Satisfaction in a Course Delivery Context - The results of the learning style research were also published as a journal article (in .pdf format) in the open access International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Spring 2008: Volume 2 Number 2.

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Prospecting and Preparation Strategies for Online Instructors - This paper and presentation describe techniques to assess opportunities for online teaching, identify providers of online college courses, query them for online teaching work, complete the application and any training processes, and prepare for working as an online instructor. Presented at the E-Learn 2006-World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Bridging Great Divides: Innovation Diffusion in Hawaiian Distance Learning - This paper and presentation characterize Internet-based distance learning innovation by faculty and schools in Hawaii from the perspective of Rogersí diffusion of innovation model. Presented at the Technology, Colleges & Community Worldwide Online Conference 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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E-Blended Instruction: A Practitioner's Perspective - This paper and presentation provide a brief history and rationale for the design, development, and delivery of Web sites that have been developed and used by the presenter for e-blended support of on-site undergraduate and graduate college courses. Presented at the E-Learn 2004-World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Washington, DC.

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Faculty Preferences for Internet Applications - This conference paper (in Word .doc format) addresses the descriptive data from a quantitative survey about faculty preferences for Internet services and applications that are used in the context of their scholarly work. Presented at the ED-MEDIA 2003-World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Honolulu, Hawaii.


Scholarly Use of the Internet by Faculty Members: Factors and Outcomes of Change - This research report (in Word .doc format) examines the nature of Internet use by faculty for scholarly work. Published in the Journal of Research on Technology in Education. Fall, 2002: Volume 35 Number 1.


How University Faculty Assess Scholarly Use of the Internet - This conference paper (in Word .doc format) describes the inferential data analysis from a quantitative survey of university faculty that tested a theory of status-related risk by examining the affect of three organizational statuses on the scholarly use of the Internet as well as exploring how use is mediated by assessment of risks to their professional perquisites. Presented at the E-Learn 2002-World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Montreal, Canada.


Strategic Networking for Distance Learning - This online article describes the research and development associated with Internet support for traditional instructor-led "e-blended" college courses. It was presented at the Third International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, New York, NY.


A Scholar's View of Networking - This online article provides a cognitive and social view of Internet-based learning. This is the Web-based version of the article, "Conducting Network-Oriented Research on the Internet" published in Internetwork magazine.


Internet or Intranet? Using Both Sides of the Firewall - This online article discusses how organizations need to plan and deploy Internet and intranet strategies that are in tune with their goals and objectives. This is a Web-based version of the article published in Telecommunications magazine.


Palimpsest - a Web-based article and e-learning environment that supports an historical, social, and cognitive exploration of the palimpsest - a shared artifact of learning, interaction, and collaboration. This tradition is examined in ancient manuscripts and its benefits for distance learning are explored through interactive hypermedia on the World Wide Web.


Teaching Multimedia Authoring and Production as a Complex Skill - This conference presenation and paper describes a curriculum-based research program named MAPLE (Multimedia Authoring and Production Learning Environment). It was presented at ITC'95, a multimedia conference held in Paris, France.


Using Scenarios to Teach Multimedia Authoring and Production- This conference presenation and paper summary describes MAPLE at a later stage of development. It was presented at the EDMEDIA '95 multimedia conference in Graz, Austria.



Doc's Book Shelf - Interested in a select list of books on E-Learning, Instructional Design, Information Architecture, Knowledge Management, Usability and Human Factors. Browse Doc's online Book Shelf for his recommended books and other publications that can be obtained online (for free or at a discount).



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