Lawrence A. Tomei

Lawrence A. Tomei is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and a professor in education at Robert Morris University. Born in Akron, Ohio, he earned a BSBA from the University of Akron (1972) and entered the US Air Force, serving until his retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1994. Dr. Tomei completed his MPA and MEd at the University of Oklahoma (1975, 1978) and EdD from USC (1983). His articles and books on instructional technology include: Professional Portfolios for Teachers (1999), Teaching Digitally: Integrating Technology Into the Classroom (2001), Technology Facade (2002), Challenges of Teaching with Technology Across the Curriculum (2003), and Taxonomy for the Technology Domain (2005).

Publications

Handbook of Research on Diverse Teaching Strategies for the Technology-Rich Classroom
Lawrence A. Tomei, David D. Carbonara. © 2020. 426 pages.
Due to advancing technologies and an evolving professional world, various strategies for preparing and engaging students are necessary for sufficient professional development....
International Journal of Cyber Research and Education (IJCRE)
Lawrence A. Tomei. Est. 2019.
The International Journal of Cyber Research and Education (IJCRE) is a high quality, peer-reviewed journal that covers applied, theoretical, and operational research, sponsored...
The Dark Web: Defined, Discovered, Exploited
Stephen Mancini, Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2019. 12 pages.
The Dark Web is its own clandestine network of thousands of websites that most of us do not even know exist, much less how to access. The Dark Web uses its own tools to keep...
The Impact of Online Teaching on Faculty Load – Revisited: Computing the Ideal Class Size for Traditional, Online, And Hybrid Courses
Lawrence A. Tomei, Douglas Nelson. © 2019. 12 pages.
In 2006, The Impact of Online Teaching on Faculty Load: Computing the Ideal Class Size for Online Courses, shared the results of early research into the ideal class sizes for...
The (Revised List of) Top 10 Technologies for 21st Century Instruction
Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2017. 19 pages.
Volume 9, Issue 3 of the IJICTE (July-September 2013), Top 10 Technologies for Designing 21st Century Instruction, offered a first look at classroom technologies recommended to...
Learning Tools and Teaching Approaches through ICT Advancements
Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2013. 440 pages.
Technology stimulates minds in ways that make a profound and lasting difference, especially in the classroom. It can be used to adapt curriculum to diverse learners or to express...
The Integrated Readiness Matrix: A New Model for Integrating Pedagogy and Technology into Higher Education Faculty Development
James A. Bernauer, Christopher T. Davis, Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2012. 17 pages.
This chapter introduces the Integrated Readiness Matrix (IRM) designed to place faculty skills and competencies along two critical aspects of teaching and learning: the...
Integrated Readiness Matrix: A Synergy of Pedagogy and Technology for Educational Leadership
James A. Bernauer, Christopher T. Davis, Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2012. 20 pages.
This chapter discusses the Integrated Readiness Matrix (IRM), which was developed to identify the current level of teacher skills and competencies along two critical dimensions...
Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design
Lawrence A. Tomei. 2012.
Education has undergone, and continues to undergo, immense changes in the way it is enacted and distributed to both child and adult learners. In modern education, the traditional...
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD)
Chia-Wen Tsai, Pei-Di Shen. Est. 2011.
The International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design (IJOPCD) serves as a forum for the improvement of online education for schools and teachers planning to implement...
Online Courses and ICT in Education: Emerging Practices and Applications
Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2011. 468 pages.
Modern education is characterized by continual change, as educators and students engage with new devices, systems, and resources for improving and enhancing teaching and...
Why Choose an Online Course?
Lawrence A. Tomei, April Kwiatkowski, Lorie Brown, Lori Pash, Christine Javery, Julie A. Ray, Rae Ann Durocher. © 2011. 13 pages.
OCICU is the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities and consists of five provider institutions which are located throughout the United States and Ireland....
Do Orientation Materials Help Students Successfully Complete Online Courses?
Lawrence A. Tomei, Holly Hagle, Ashley Rineer, Lisa A Mastandrea, Jennifer Scollon. © 2011. 16 pages.
OCICU is the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities and consists of five provider institutions which are located throughout the United States and Ireland....
Top Technologies for Integrating Online Instruction
Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2011. 17 pages.
Online learning is the epitome of applied technology and should be integrated into as many levels of online curriculum as possible. To prepare students for the future, teachers...
Designing Instruction for the Traditional, Adult, and Distance Learner: A New Engine for Technology-Based Teaching
Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2010. 470 pages.
Adult students demand a wider variety of instructional strategies that encompass real-world, interactive, cooperative, and discovery learning experiences. Designing Instruction...
ICTs for Modern Educational and Instructional Advancement: New Approaches to Teaching
Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2010. 434 pages.
New approaches to teaching are inherently important for any teacher, faculty member, or corporate trainer involved with the application of technology-based resources for...
Why Choose an Online Course?
Lawrence A. Tomei, April Kwiatkowski, Lorie Brown, Lori Pash, Christine Javery, Julie A. Ray, Rae Ann Durocher. © 2010. 14 pages.
OCICU is the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities and consists of five provider institutions which are located throughout the United States and Ireland....
Do Orientation Materials Help Students Successfully Complete Online Courses?
Lawrence A. Tomei, Holly Hagle, Ashley Rineer, Lisa A Mastandrea, Jennifer Scollon. © 2010. 17 pages.
OCICU is the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities and consists of five provider institutions which are located throughout the United States and Ireland....
Information Communication Technologies for Enhanced Education and Learning: Advanced Applications and Developments
Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2009. 394 pages.
The influence of technology on the educational system has greatly impacted the creative ways students are now learning. Educators can now enhance their instruction through...
Adapting Information and Communication Technologies for Effective Education
Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2008. 333 pages.
Educational initiatives attempt to introduce or promote a culture of quality within education by raising concerns related to student learning, providing services related to...
Encyclopedia of Information Technology Curriculum Integration
Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2008. 1146 pages.
As more and more universities, schools, and corporate training organizations develop technology plans to ensure technology will directly benefit learning and achievement, the...
Foreword
Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2008. 3 pages.
This Foreword is included in the book Enhancing E-Learning with Media-Rich Content and Interactions.
Foreword
Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2008. 2 pages.
This Foreword is included in the book Handbook of Distance Learning for Real-Time and Asynchronous Information Technology Education.
Online and Distance Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2008. 4032 pages.
Online and Distance Learning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications provides a comprehensive collection of case studies, empirical research, conceptual demonstrations...
Integrating Information & Communications Technologies Into the Classroom
Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2007. 360 pages.
Integrating Information & Communications Technologies Into the Classroom examines topics critical to business, computer science, and information technology education, such as...
Advances in Information and Communication Technology Education
Lawrence A. Tomei. 2007.
The Advances in Information and Communication Technology Education (AICTE) Book Series serves as a medium for introducing, collaborating, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating...
Taxonomy for the Technology Domain
Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2005. 270 pages.
Educators have come to embrace the classification system for the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains for teaching. However, with the advent of multimedia, interactive...
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (IJICTE)
David D. Carbonara. Est. 2005.
Ask any teacher at any level of education – technology engages learners and animates their imagination. Technology stimulates minds in ways that make a profound and lasting...
Challenges of Teaching with Technology Across the Curriculum: Issues and Solutions
Lawrence A. Tomei. © 2003. 340 pages.
Teachers are looking for a text that will guide them in the selection of appropriate educational software and help them make decisions about the myriad of available Internet...