Barbara Truman

Barbara Truman, DCS holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Systems Design from UCF and a DCS in Computer Science, Emerging Media from Colorado Technical University. She serves as Strategic Advisor, Immersive Learning and Collaboration within the Mixed Emerging Technologies Integration Lab (METIL) in the Institute for Simulation & Training at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Her research involves Human Computer Interaction (HCI) using collaborative virtual environments (CVEs) and cyber-physical systems (CPS). She studies how avatar use can develop identity and authenticity useful for collaboration across communities within networked physical and virtual spaces. Barbara is also a founder of online learning at UCF.

Publications

Advancing Personal Learning Using the Internet of Things: Creating Bonds for Societal Inclusivity
Barbara Truman, Jaclyn M. Truman. © 2020. 17 pages.
Personal learning is a unique ability and requires self-determination to master. Personal learning also involves constructing representational learning artifacts that are used...
Recent Advances in Applying Identity and Society Awareness to Virtual Learning
Andrew G. Stricker, Cynthia Calongne, Barbara Truman, Fil J. Arenas. © 2019. 416 pages.
Online and virtual learning has developed into an essential aspect of learning technologies. A transdisciplinary perspective is needed to evaluate the interplay between social...
Cognitive Apprenticeship for Teaching Computer Science and Leadership in Virtual Worlds
Cynthia Calongne, Andrew G. Stricker, Barbara Truman, Fil J. Arenas. © 2019. 21 pages.
Cognitive apprenticeship refers to the development of skills under the guidance and tutelage of a domain expert. This chapter covers the theory and highlights 10 years of virtual...
Fostering Collaborative Open Simulation for Next-Gen Enterprise Learning Ecosystems
Barbara Truman. © 2019. 26 pages.
Leaders seek models of healthy ecosystems to better foster systemic, predictable performance improvement for their learning enterprises. Ecosystems may be viewed narrowly...
Advancing Personal Learning and Transdisciplinarity for Developing Identity and Community
Barbara Truman, Jaclyn M. Truman. © 2019. 24 pages.
Personal learning is an idiosyncratic ability built upon metacognition that fosters identity development. When supported with virtual learning using avatars, collaborative...
Transdisciplinary Collaborative Development of Healthcare Virtual Simulations
Rachel Umoren, Barbara Truman. © 2019. 16 pages.
There is a need for collaborative, participatory exploration into emerging simulation technologies supportive of distributed, interdisciplinary practice to promote cultures of...
AI-Augmented Developmental Instruction for Improving Contemplative Practices in the Face of Complexity
Andrew G. Stricker, Cynthia Calongne, Barbara Truman, David J. Lyle, J. J. Jacobson. © 2019. 25 pages.
A simulation design is introduced for using artificial intelligence (AI)-augmented developmental instruction for improving contemplative practices in the face of complexity. The...
Integrating an Awareness of Selfhood and Society into Virtual Learning
Andrew Stricker, Cynthia Calongne, Barbara Truman, Fil Arenas. © 2017. 363 pages.
Recent technological advances have opened new platforms for learning and teaching. By utilizing virtual spaces, more educational opportunities are created for students who cannot...
Cognitive Apprenticeship and Computer Science Education in Cyberspace: Reimagining the Past
Cynthia M. Calongne, Andrew G. Stricker, Barbara Truman, Fil J. Arenas. © 2017. 18 pages.
The lens of appreciative inquiry, as seen through the eyes of educators, examines ten years of virtual learning at several institutions. The study reflects on the impact of...
Advancing Personal Learning Using the Internet of Things: Creating Bonds for Societal Inclusivity
Barbara Truman, Jaclyn M. Truman. © 2017. 17 pages.
Personal learning is a unique ability and requires self-determination to master. Personal learning also involves constructing representational learning artifacts that are used...
New Constructions for Understanding using Virtual Learning- Towards Transdisciplinarity
Barbara Truman. © 2017. 19 pages.
Transformative personal growth is explored through use of advanced forms of virtual learning and application of concepts from systems thinking, presence research, and...