January, 2001 - Authors
The Construction of Shared Knowledge in an Internet-based Shared Environment for Expeditions (iExpeditions)
[Editors' Feature Article]
Minjuan Wang, San Diego State University
Minjuan Wang is assistant professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University. She completed her Ph.D. work in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri-Columbia. Before coming to San Diego, she worked as a research coordinator for the Center for Technology Innovations in Education at the University of Missouri. Her primary areas of interest include computer-supported collaborative learning, technology and teacher education, and design of instructional systems and materials. She currently teaches Technologies for Teaching, Educational Research, and Instructional Design at San Diego State.
James Laffey, University of Missouri-Columbia
James Laffey is associate professor of Learning Technologies and Director of the Center for Technology Innovations in Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He earned his Ph.D. in education from the university of Chicago. Before coming to Missouri, Laffey worked for 6 years as a research scientist at Apple Computer, Inc. His areas of research include networked learning systems, technology appropriation, and the application technology in urban school settings.
URL http://www.ctie.missouri.edu and http://internetschools.org
Melissa J. Poole, University of Missouri-Columbia
Melissa Poole is completing her doctorate in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she works as a researcher at the Center for Technology Innovations in Education. Her areas of research interest are technology in teacher education and strategies and tools for facilitating collaborative online learning communities.
Highly Interactive and Effective Online Learning
Environments for Teacher Professional Development
Sandra R. Levin, University of Illinois
Sandra Levin is the CTER OnLine Program Coordinator at the College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research publications include topics such as distance learning, technology integration in classroom settings, and educational reform. She also teaches courses in Alternative Assessment and Technology and Education Reform for the CTER OnLine Program. Dr. Levin received her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois.
Gregory L. Waddoups, Brigham Young University
James Levin, University of Illinois
Jim Levin is a Professor of Educational Psychology, and a Faculty Affiliate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on finding ways to improve problem solving through collaborative interaction through networks and to help people learn to be better problem solvers by providing powerful distributed learning environments. He has developed several innovative models of learning, including the concept of teleapprenticeships. He has recently been studying "teaching teleapprenticeships", instructional frameworks that allow education students to learn within the context of remote K-12 classrooms. He has been exploring ways to use advanced technologies to improve education, locally, nationally, and internationally.
James Buell, University of Illinois
Jim Buell is a doctoral student in educational psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include distance learning, educational uses of web-enabled databases, standards-based instruction, authentic assessment and situated evaluation. He holds a master's degree in linguistics and language teaching from Ohio University. During the 1980s and 1990s, Jim taught English to second-language learners in Japan, China, Hungary and the U.S.
Mass Customization: Designing for Successful Learning
Margaret Martinez, The Training Place
Margaret (Maggie) Martinez, CEO at The Training Place has worked in the
fields of learning, information, and technology for more than fifteen years.
Previously she was the Worldwide Training and Certification Director for
WordPerfect Corporation. Martinez has provided leadership, insight, and
perspective on learning issues to major corporations worldwide as they cope
with rapidly changing business opportunities, performance improvement, and
accelerated technological advancement.
Ms. Martinez' professional initiatives have focused on demystifying the
world of learning and performance by pioneering individual learning
difference and personalization research. This research explores the
powerful impact of emotions and intentions on learning and performance. She
has a Ph. D. in Instructional Psychology and Technology, regularly presents
at major conferences, and publishes in academic and trade publications. She
continues to work on innovative adaptive WBT technology, designs,(that
identify and support individual learning differences), and distance learning
standards, programs, and services.
Myers Briggs Type Preferences in Distance Learning Education
Carolyn Soles, Penn State University
Carolyn Soles, M.Ed., is currently employed as a Professional Development Consultant in the corporate Human Resources department at SAP America. Prior to SAP, she has held training and development and communication roles in profit and non-profit organizations. Carolyn received her M.Ed. in Instructional Systems from Penn State University.
Leslie Moller, Penn State University
Leslie Moller Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems at Penn State University. Previously, Dr. Moller worked, for over 15 years, as a corporate and consulting instructional designer. He is currently a contributing editor for Performance Improvement Quarterly and on the editorial board of the International Journal of Educational Technology and Quarterly Review of Distance Education. Leslie has authored over two-dozen articles and book chapters related to instructional design. He received his doctorate in Instructional Research and Development from Purdue University.
Process Redesign and Online Learning
John D. Ferguson, University of Strathclyde
John D. Ferguson is currently a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Strathclyde University, Glasgow. He is the author of several textbooks related to microprocessor systems engineering and numerous papers for academic journals. Interests include quality issues related to on-line learning and computer networks and distributed systems.
John N. Wilson, University of Strathclyde
John N. Wilson is a lecturer in the department of Computer Science at the University of Strathclyde. He has an MSc in Computer Systems Engineering and an MEd both awarded by the University of Edinburgh. His research interests are focussed on the impact of information systems and database technology.
Strategic Planning of Online Instructional Programs
Steve Downey, University of Illinois
Steve Downey is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Human Resource Education Department where he teaches Instructional Technologies for Educational & Training Settings and Design of Instructional Systems. He also holds an appointment with the Office of Instructional Resources and is an affiliate with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. A former National Science Foundation Graduate Researcher and a William Chandler-Bagley Fellowship recipient, his areas of interest include three-dimensional virtual reality based concept mapping, strategic planning of online instructional programs, and dynamically produced online instructional systems.
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