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Bob Schultz

Technology vs. Ecology


Hosted by: Robert A. Schultz (Woodbury University, USA)
Date: August 29, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

Modern technologies of the last 250 years have exacerbated enormous conflicts with the ecosystem. While modern technology treats everything as a resource, the ecosystem encourages cyclic inner-dependencies and self-sustainability. The products and by-products of modern technology are typically either toxic or incompatible with the complexities of an ecosystem.

The August edition of IGI Global’s Online Educational Symposium Series will explore how technology and ecology are intrinsically related, as well as the origins of technology and human separation from the ecosystem. Although human beings are part of nature, they are seriously damaging the ecosystem, our support system. This presentation will address technological possibilities for strategic alignment with the ecosystem, encouraging a new consciousness among consumers. Featuring Professor Robert A. Schultz of University of Oregon, this presentation is entitled “Technology vs. Ecology: The Conflict between Man and Nature”, a discussion on his research and forthcoming publication Technology versus Ecology: Human Superiority and the Ongoing Conflict with Nature.

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Edward Iglesias

The Inevitability of Automation: Robots in Academic Libraries


Hosted by: Edward Iglesias (Central Connecticut State University) and Marshall Breeding (Independent Consultant)
Date: July 25, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

July’s edition of the Online Educational Symposium Series will discuss trends in automation, artificial intelligence, and outsourcing. With cataloging and acquisitions being increasingly outsourced, and the growing power of chatbots and artificial intelligence to handle reference questions, staying on top of developing technologies is the only way we can maintain relevancy in library positions.

On Thursday, July 25th, Edward Iglesias of Central Connecticut State University and Marshall Breeding, an independent consultant specializing in the area of library technologies, will host the symposium "The Inevitability of Automation: Robots in Academic Libraries." Based on Iglesias' book and Marshall's chapter in Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation, this presentation will discuss the role of automation and the necessity to adapt to evolving systems and procedures in libraries.

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For Future Reference: Online Users in the Library

Innovative Techniques for Online and Distance Library Users


Hosted by: Mary Anne Hansen & Sheila Bonnand (Montana State University Library)
Date: June 27, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

University librarians play an integral role in the academic success of students, collaborating with faculty and administration to provide students with complete information literacy and encourage critical thinking skills.

In the June edition of IGI Global’s Online Symposium Series, Montana State University librarians Mary Anne Hansen and Sheila Bonnand will share their experiences in expanding instructional services by adding synchronous library instruction to better serve online students and faculty across the globe. This presentation will discuss how these librarians have utilized web conferencing for the past four years to embed interactive, high-touch library instruction in online courses. This effort was launched to provide and insure that students taking classes online are afforded the opportunities for library instruction just like students in traditional face-to-face courses on campus.

This symposium is based on Hansen and Bonnand’s chapter “Embedded Librarians: Delivering Synchronous Library Instruction and Research Assistance to Meet Needs of Distance Students and Faculty” in Interactivity in E-Learning: Case Studies and Frameworks.

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Tom Holt - Knowing Your Online Enemies: Cybercrime and the World of Computer Hackers

Knowing Your Online Enemies: Cybercrime and the World of Computer Hackers


Hosted by: Dr. Thomas Holt (Michigan State University)
Date: May 9, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

Every day, unsuspecting computer users are threatened by malicious software, identity theft, and phishing. Though technical explorations provide some insight on how to defend users, there is still a great deal unknown about the social world of hackers and the wide-spread and complex issues of cybercrime. The May edition of IGI Global’s Online Symposium Series will utilize real-world examples to explore the motives, practices, and relationships of computer hackers.

On Thursday, May 9 at 2:00 pm EST, Dr. Thomas Holt of Michigan State University will examine the disparate communities involved in the creation and distribution of hacker tools, as well as the norms and values of the global computer underground. In addition, this presentation will explore the social networks, demographic characteristics, and skills of the hacker community. The findings give significant insight into the nature of hacking, and the social relationships between actors based on skill and ability.

Dr. Thomas J. Holt is a criminologist whose research focuses on computer hacking, malware, and the role of the Internet in facilitating all manners of crime and deviance. He received his Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis in 2005. His work has been published in various journals including Crime and Delinquency, Deviant Behavior, the Journal of Criminal Justice, and Youth and Society. In addition, he served as the co-editor of the book Corporate Hacking and Technology-Driven Crime with Bernadette Schell.

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Rethinking the Classroom: Social Media Transforms Education

Rethinking the Classroom: Social Media Transforms Education


Hosted by: Professor Edward Dixon (University of Pennsylvania)
Date: April 4, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

Based on Professor Edward Dixon’s article from the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE) entitled “Building a Model for Online Distance Courses Through Social Media and Networks”, this presentation will address social media in an educational context, as well as teaching in online environments with distinct and separate learning spaces.

On Thursday, April 4 at 2:00 pm EST, Professor Dixon will discuss new possibilities for language learning through emerging technologies, referencing his recent experience in teaching an online Elementary German course at the University of Pennsylvania. In his course design, teaching must adhere to the goals of communicative language teaching, but achieve them beyond the scope of the traditional f-2-f classroom through innovative networked-enhanced pedagogies. Within the context of these new pedagogical opportunities, this symposium will examine their impact on social practice, assessment, student outcomes, and professional development.

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Customer-Centric Marketing Strategies: Making the Best Business

Customer-Centric Marketing Strategies: Making the Best Business


Hosted by: Fateh Ali Khan Panni (School of Business at City University, Bangladesh)
Date: February 28, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

In recent years, customer-centric marketing strategies have gained momentum in the academic world as well as in the professional field. The focus of marketing has shifted towards establishing long-term customer relationships. As a result, academics and marketing practitioners must maintain steady focus on customer driven and customer-oriented concepts. With the gradual development of customer relationship management and knowledge management, customer knowledge management is becoming a buzzword in the marketing discipline.

This symposium will introduce and discuss the innovative concept of Customer Knowledge Management (CKM), addressing the theoretical constructs of CKM and a conceptual framework regarding its impact on the marketing performance of organizations. This symposium is a discussion of the chapter featured in IGI Global publication: Customer-Centric Marketing Strategies: Tools for Building Organizational Performance.

Assistant Professor Mohammad Fateh Ali Khan Panni is a Lecturer in the School of Business at City University, Bangladesh. He specializes in the fields of consumerism, brand loyalty, online shopping, and internet banking. He is track Chair of the Annual Euromed Conferences and an editorial team member of African Journal of Marketing Management (AJMM) (Academic Journal series). He is also a listed reviewer of Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM), a World Scientific Publication.

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Shaping the Experts of the Future: ICT for Development International School (ICT4DEVIS)

Shaping the Experts of the Future: ICT for Development International School (ICT4DEVIS)


Hosted by: Dr. Danilo Piaggesi, Professor Eson Luis Riccio,
and Professor Walter Castelnovo
Date: January 10, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

Progressive information and communication is necessary to propel the development of society. This concept is called Information and Communication Technologies for Development, or ICT4D. The ICT for Development International School (ICT4DEVIS) was conceived by FRA (Fondazione Rosselli Americas) as an instrument to develop practical applications of this concept to the evolving field of international cooperation for development. ITC4DEVIS sponsors yearly summer learning sessions to complement academic training with an opportunity for students, professionals, and practitioners to identify and discuss innovative applications of ICT, to solve relevant development challenges and to seize professional opportunities in International Organizations working in ICT4D. This summer school is organized and hosted yearly by prestigious international institutions and universities, and hosts students from every continent. The first 2012 edition was organized and hosted by the University of Insubria in Como, Italy; the second one will be organized and hosted in 2013 by the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

Presented by Dr. Danilo Piaggesi, Managing Director of FRA, USA; Professor Walter Castelnovo, Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Inter-Organizational Information Systems at the University of Insubria, Italy; and Professor Edson Luis Riccio, Associate Professor of Information Systems and International Business at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, the January 2013 session of IGI Global’s Online Symposium Series will investigate the conceptualization, establishment, and outcome of ICT4DEVIS, as well as its contribution to present international cooperation for development.

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Technology-Based Instruction: What are You Missing?

Txt-Perts: Implementing Educational Text Messaging


Hosted by: Dr. Abigail Grant Scheg (Elizabeth State University)
Date: November 29, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

Text messaging, in and out of the classroom, is often viewed as a negative communicative mode which results in poor grammar and poor idea representation, let alone student procrastination from more important projects. However, as Web 2.0 technologies increase in number and popularity, these tools are changing the face of education, business, and communication at large. This session will discuss the pedagogical possibilities using text messaging and ways to incorporate texting into the classroom or as part of a class in a way that will make the instructor feel comfortable.

Starting with the idea that our students are experts in the technology of text messaging, this session will allow the instructor to utilize students’ skills in a positive light rather than dismiss them as unimportant.

In this presentation, author Dr. Abigail Grant Scheg will discuss her IGI Global chapter, Textperts: Utilizing Students’ Skills in the Teaching of Writing. Her research explores both the theoretical and practical implementations of text messaging into the composition of the classroom with careful consideration of the positive and negative impacts.

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Technology-Based Instruction: What are You Missing?

Technology-Based Instruction: What are You Missing?


Hosted by: Dr. Lawrence Tomei,
Robert Morris University
Date: July 19, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

Do you teach a class that employs technology at any educational level from K-12 through college? Do you teach online or teach others how to teach online? Do you want to learn how to create innovative text, visual, or web-based resources for your own classroom? If so, then this symposium is just what you have been waiting for!

"We need more presentations like this to demystify what it means to teach with technology...Dr. Tomei's presentation exposed the problems involved with teachers who were predominantly taught face-to-face, but who now have to embrace a different delivery modality."
-Joachim Jack Agamba, Idaho State University

It focuses on the learner, learning, resources, delivery, and student learning outcomes. Together, we will consider research- supported lesson plan templates for the traditional, adult, and distance learner; instructional design models; and taxonomies for higher order learning.

Bring your syllabi, lesson plans, student learning outcomes, and instructional resources – we’ve got a lot to cover and no time to waste as we look towards guiding the implementation of technology based on sound pedagogical practices.

In this discussion, esteemed author Dr. Lawrence Tomei will discuss his two latest IGI Global publications, Engine for Designing Technology-Based Teaching and Taxonomy for the Technology Domain. His publications explore a new classification system that includes literacy, collaboration, decision-making, infusion, integration, and tech-ology along with the domains of teaching and psychologies of learning.

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Who will be the Leaders in Global Learning?

Who will be the Leaders in Global Learning?


Hosted by: Dr. Robert Hogan, Walden University
Date: July 5, 2012
Time: 11:00 am (UTC/GMT) +10 hours

At the onset of distance learning, U.S. universities were the recognized world leaders, having technological advantages due to connectivity and access to computers. That gap is rapidly shrinking as new technology is creating a new transnational distance-learning market. This presentation discusses why global education is the next distance-learning leap, why the race will be more furious, and why the new competitors will be from North and South America, Asia, Europe, and even Africa. This presentation also addresses opportunities for universities, as well as risks they will face from foreign universities. This presentation is based on Dr. Hogan's work throughout the South Pacific over the last decade and his book, Transnational Distance Learning and Marketing Opportunities for Universities.

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Designing the Imperative

Designing the Imperative


Hosted by: Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Director, Design Think Do
Date: April 12, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT) 

How can librarians design, develop, and deliver services and programs that promote positive engagement, social endorsement, and expanded reach? How can we leverage the potential of new and emerging technologies to achieve organizational goals, inspire creativity and vision, and prepare for the future? Join us for a presentation that will explore strategies that support innovative practices and maximize the potential of social and mobile technologies. This free webinar will discuss the various challenges faced by librarians and libraries today. Our host, Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Director of design think do, will also address challenges and barriers to implementation, and recommend tools and techniques for proactive library technology leadership.

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Modifying Online Classes for Non-U.S. Learners


Hosted by: Andrea Edmundson, eWorldLearning, Inc., USA
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

As online American universities expand their reach into other countries, the likelihood of a clash of cultures exponentially increases. Yet, faculty may not recognize that certain student behaviors (reluctance to participate, perceived lack of problem-solving skills, high dependence on the instructor and structure, etc.) are related to cultural differences. They may also be unaware of how these long-distance students are struggling with a course. In addition, unlike Americans, students from many cultures will not verbalize their challenges to the faculty. In this session, Dr. Edmundson will describe some of the typical challenges faced by non-American students in U.S.-designed courses and, from the students' perspective, how faculty can promote more 'equitable learning' for them (i.e., all students expend the same amount of time, efforts, attempts to succeed in order to successfully pass a course). She will also describe the symptoms and behaviors of non-U.S. students who need more support.


Social Responsibility in the Information Age

Social Responsibility in the Information Age


Hosted by: Arvind Ashta, Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne, France
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm EDT

Software as a Service (Saas) has allowed a steep reduction in computing costs, in turn, reducing vendor pricing for low-income customers. This Webinar will explain Corporate Social Responsibility as it pertains to SaaS delivery and discuss ways in which microfinance can be used as a tool in affordable SaaS delivery to underprivileged clients.

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The Knowledge Economy Approach for the Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities

The Knowledge Economy Approach for the Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities: CETI-D, an e-Governance Good Practice in Brazil


Hosted by: Danilo Piaggesi, Managing Director, FRA
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm EDT

This symposium will discuss the application of the concept and instruments of the “knowledge economy” to the development of a Center of Excellence for Technology and Innovation in Favor of Persons with Disabilities (CETID) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which the government of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is implementing as part of its social inclusion agenda. The intention of the Government is to create a social inclusion model that would allow people with disabilities to become active and valuable members of society through their participation in the generation of knowledge-based products and services. This would allow people with disabilities to use technology to increase their contribution to the State's economy and help make Sao Palo more competitive in the global marketplace.

Through this example, the Symposium will address how the Knowledge Economy is moving towards a more globally connected and expertise-oriented system where skills, expertise, and intellectual property will be almost more important than the traditional resource base of a given country, and how it can also contribute to the social inclusion of vulnerable groups.

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Adoption of Grid and Cloud Computing Technology


Hosted by: Dr. Emmanuel Udoh, Indiana Institute of Technology, USA
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm (EST)

Advances in grid technology in the past two decades have enabled some organizations to harness enormous computational power on demand. However, the prediction of widespread adoption of grid technology has not materialized, while cloud technology is becoming increasingly popular. "Adoption of Grid and Cloud Computing Technology" will shed light on the influential technology acceptance factors affecting grid and cloud technology, and will be especially useful to professionals in business, information technology, and computer science.

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Can Games Support Ethical Thinking?

Can Games Support Ethical Thinking?


Hosted by: Karen Schrier, Columbia University, USA
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm (EST)

When told of the topic, "ethics and games," many people immediately think of "controversial" games such as the Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty series. However, it may be more useful to understand why these games are so controversial (and why others are not), to evaluate the ethics of game play and game interactions, and to examine whether games can support ethical thinking--and not to decide whether games are inherently good or bad. In other words, what are the potentials and limits for expressing and experimenting with ethics and values through games? What are the ethics of game creation and promotion? How should games be better designed for supporting character development or ethical reasoning?

In this symposium, Dr. Schrier will discuss current research from her new book, Designing Games for Ethics:Models, Techniques and Frameworks, and highlight the experiences of researchers and practitioners who are investigating and designing games in this growing, interdisciplinary field. She will share case studies and stories from experiences in designing and researching games, and will evaluate possible methodologies and challenges in assessing ethics in games. This symposium is appropriate for any educators, researchers, policymakers, designers, journalists, and game players interested in learning more about the exciting intersection of games and ethics.

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Producing Increased Interaction and Critical Thinking in the College Classroom

Producing Increased Interaction and Critical Thinking in the College Classroom: In Search of Authentic Online Discussion


Hosted by: Dr. Leonard Shedletsky, Professor of Communication at the University of Southern Maine, USA
Date: Monday, April 18, 2011
Time: 4:10 pm (EST)

Dr. Shedletsky's presentation will include an overview of research on online discussion in education and will raise questions about what teachers can do to increase interaction and critical thinking in the virtual classroom. Some scholars say that we do not really lead a discussion as much as we are led by it, and others would suggest that we design and structure discussions in order to move them forward. We will attempt to resolve these opposing views and seek to learn what the teacher can do to facilitate authentic discussion. Students from a senior seminar on discussion will take part to offer their views as we open the Webinar for discussion.

Dr. Lenny Shedletsky is a Professor of Communication at the University of Southern Maine. He is the co-editor and contributor to Cases on Online Discussion and Interaction: Experiences and Outcomes, published in 2010 by IGI Global. He was named The Russell Chair, 2009 - 2011 in Philosophy and Education for a two-year period. The distinction carries the responsibility of presenting one or more public lectures on issues in education and/or philosophy during each of the two years. He was awarded recognition for STELLAR scholarship and teaching, University of Southern Maine (USM) 2003 and 2007. He has received a Center for Technology-Enhanced Learning Development Grant at USM (2007) to develop the course, Research Methods, for online delivery. In 2009, he received an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant to expand the online capacity for his department to deliver the major in communication and media studies. His current research interest explores discussion online versus in the classroom. He is trying to find out what facilitates active and high quality discussion in education.

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Southern California Tidepools

Southern California Tidepools LIVE: Live Interactive Virtual Explorations


Hosted by: Kimberly Mann Bruch, University of California, San Diego, USA
Date: Monday, February 28, 2011
Time: 3:00 pm (EST); 12:00 pm (PST)

Join us to discuss how technology, such as Elluminate, is not only useful for online symposiums, but also for Live Interactive Virtual Explorations (LIVE) activities that connect education communities with hard-to-reach science sites, such as tidepools. We'll also discuss Prof. Bruch's book chapter, "Live Interactive Virtual Explorations via the High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network," as well as her journal article, "Live Interactive Virtual Explorations at a Southern California Native American Learning Center: Case Studies and Lessons Learned," both detailing case studies that use the LIVE concept.

Prof. Bruch plans to host the Webinar from an interesting location, the Pacific Ocean tidepools along the Southern California coastline. There will be an excellent low tide during the presentation. Please visit http://hpwren.ucsd.edu/kmb/photos/tidepools/ to view images of the tidepool site.

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On the Z-Axis: Research into Immersive Learning


Tuesday, January 11, 2010
Time: 11:00 am (EST)

Recent digital technologies have enabled full-sensory, long-term 3D immersions in online learning. This interactive presentation will probe some of the implications of the so-called z-axis. It will address the following:
  • Fidelity and the Human Perceiver
  • Promoting Human Addictiveness in Online Spaces
  • The Immersive Parasocial Premise
  • Long-term Persistence of Immersive Spaces
Dr. Hai-Jew will also explore some design strategies on the z-axis to promote purposive learning and to avoid "negative learning" (unintended and errorful).

Dr. Shalin Hai-Jew works as an instructional designer at Kansas State University. She teaches for WashingtonOnline. She recently edited Virtual Immersive and 3D Learning Spaces: Emerging Technologies and Trends (2011).

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Developing Green IT Strategies for Environmentally Sustainable Business: Framework and Process


Hosted by: Dr. Bhuvan Unhelkar, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Time: 3:00 pm (EST)

Profits versus carbon, customer services versus carbon, competition versus carbon, regulations versus carbon. For too long, the carbon reduction debate has pitted good environmental outcomes against good business outcomes; yet, in practice, the best business practice delivers both. This Webinar will discuss the Green IT strategies and applications that are aligned with the business goals of the organizations. Specifically, this Webinar will cover the following topics:
  • Separating Green IT operational advantage (e.g., by switching off computers not in use) from the strategic, long term advantage
  • Development of operational, strategic, and futuristic Green IT strategies
  • Correlating lean business processes with green initiatives (resulting in Lean-Green)
  • 4 areas of Green IT practice: end-user devices, data centers, life cycles, and e-wastages
  • Role of ISO14001 standard in environmental practice
  • Carbon Emissions Management Software (CEMS) with some current examples
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Report From The United Nations Climate Change Conference In Copenhagen: Implications For Human Health


Jan 28, 2010, 01:00 PM Eastern

According to the United Nations Framework Convention in Climate Change in Stepping up International Action on Climate Change: The Road to Copenhagen, "Climate change is today widely recognized as one of mankind's greatest challenges in the 21st century. If left unchecked, climate change can seriously harm economies, societies and eco-systems all around the world, especially in developing countries."

Dr. Lynn Wilson returns from participating in the international climate change meetings in Copenhagen to engage webinar participants in what is being called “the forgotten discussion” in the climate change equation: human health. Besides offering reflections as representative for an admitted civil society organization in the official negotiations, Lynn will share insights from participation in working groups on climate and health, informal discussions and side events to present a picture of international collaboration and conflict, knowledge and progress in this critical scientific and policy arena.

In this session you will learn about (particularly as it relates to climate change and human health):
  • Expected climate change effects on health issues throughout the world and in your backyard
  • How informal talks and formal negotiations in Copenhagen affect potential agreements and outcomes
  • The roles science plays, and does not play, in the negotiations and decisions
  • Ways to have an impact on the conversation as an academic researcher, a scientist or a member of civil society
  • How you can be involved throughout 2010 through the SeaTrust Institute/IGI Global "Consortium on Climate Change and Population Health."
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Panel Discussion from the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium 2009 in Prague Wireless Communications Regulation and Policy

LIVE Panel Discussion from the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium 2009 in Prague Wireless Communications Regulation and Policy: How can regulation help (or inhibit) innovative new services?


April 22, 2009 (9:30 AM)

  • Chair: Dr. William Webb, Head of Research and Development, UK Office of Communications (Ofcom)
  • Webinar Organizer: Dr. Steven Powell, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA; International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking(EIC)
  • Webinar Moderator: Dr. Jan Holub
Participate in a live panel discussion from the Wireless Telecommunications Symposium 2009 in Prague. Communicate with field experts and discuss current issues in telecommunications regulation, security, ethics, tools, methodologies, best practices and more!

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The Relationship Between Social Networks And E-Dating

The Relationship Between Social Networks And E-Dating: History, Problems And The Politics Of Electronically Mediated Environments


February 25, 2009 (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST) Presenter: Dr. Celia Romm-Livermore, Wayne State University, USA

Discuss the relationship between social networking and e-dating, including issues that separate virtual and real environments, the different rules that govern behavior in these environments, and the politics of social networking communities and other electronically mediated environments.

View the recorded presentation! | View Dr. Romm's book Web site


Delivering Instruction Using 21st Century Technologies

Delivering Instruction Using 21st Century Technologies


March 10, 2009 (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST) Presenter: Dr. Lawrence A. Tomei, Robert Morris University, USA

Discuss the latest tools, best practices, and real-world examples of how teachers implement 21st century technologies to improve teaching and learning in the classroom.

View the recorded presentation! | View Dr. Tomei's book Web site


Teaching With Online Games

Teaching With Online Games


Presenter: Dr. David Gibson, University of Vermont, USA

Discussed the potential for games and simulations to improve teaching and learning and provided useful Web sites and resources for further use.

View the recorded presentation! | View Dr. Gibson's book Web site


International, Cross-Cultural Electronic Collaboration

International, Cross-Cultural Electronic Collaboration


Presenters: Dr. Andre L. Araujo, College of William & Mary, USA, Dr. Tine Köhler , George Mason University, USA, Dr. Kathy Lynch, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, Dr. Aleksej Heinze, Salford University, England, Dr. Elsje Scott, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Dr. Janet Salmons, Vision2lead, Inc. and Capella University, USA, and Dr. Lynn Wilson, SeaTrust Institute, USA

International panel discussion of e-collaboration’s usefulness as well as challenges across and within different and similar cultures and time zones.

View the recorded presentation! | View Dr. Salmons and Dr. Wilson’s book Web site


Studying Electronic Collaboration: Research, Theories, and Methods


Presenters: Dr. Frances Deepwell and Dr. Virginia King, Coventry University, United Kingdom, Dr. Kenneth Strang, Central Queensland University, Australia, Dr. Sandra Chrystal, Dr. Janet Salmons, Vision2lead, Inc. and Capella University, USA, and Dr. Lynn Wilson, SeaTrust Institute, USA

International panel discussion of various issues in e-collaboration including e-research conflict and compromise, e-business leadership and collaborative synergy, and university collaboration through technological advances.

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Electronic Collaboration Within And Across Organizations


Presenters: Dr. Niki Lambropoulos, London South Bank University, UK, Dr. Panagiotis Kampylis, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, Dr. Sofia Papadimitriou, Teacher, Athens, Dr. Ingo Frost, Pumacy Technologies AG, Germany, Dr. Janet Salmons, Vision2lead, Inc. and Capella University, USA, and Dr. Lynn Wilson, SeaTrust Institute, USA

International panel discussion of e-collaboration aspects such as virtual knowledge working and frameworks for e-collaboration and knowledge management.

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Online Collaborative Integration: Working Across Disciplines


Presenters: Dr. Janet Salmons, Vision2lead, Inc. and Capella University, USA and Dr. Lynn Wilson, SeaTrust Institute, USA

Discussed fundamental questions of the collaborative process including why and how individuals collaborative, as well as examples of online collaboration in educational and workplace contexts.

View the recorded presentation! | View Dr. Salmons and Dr. Wilson's book Web site