Robert D. Tennyson

Robert D. Tennyson is currently a Professor of Educational Psychology and Technology in the Learning and Cognition, at the University of Minnesota. In addition to his faculty position, he is also the Program Coordinator for Psychological Foundations of Education. His published works range from basic theoretical articles on human learning, to applied books on instructional design and technology. He is editor of the scientific journal, Computers in Human Behavior, published by Elsevier Science which is now in its 17th year, as well as serving on several editorial boards for professional journals.

His research and publications include topics such as cognitive learning and complex cognitive processes, intelligent systems, complex-dynamic simulations, testing and measurement, instructional design, and advanced learning technologies. At the present time, he is working with a German colleague on basic research in learning complex-advanced knowledge.

His international activities include directing a NATO-sponsored Advanced Research workshop (Barcelona) and a NATO Advanced Study Institute (Grimstad, Norway)—both on the topic of Automated Instructional Design and Delivery. He has recently directed an institute on technology in Athens and Kuala Lumpur. His other international activities include twice receiving a Fulbright Research Award to Germany and once to Russia. His teaching interests include psychology of learning, technology-based systems design, evaluation, and management systems.

Publications

Handbook of Research on Human Resources Strategies for the New Millennial Workforce
Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos, Robert D. Tennyson. © 2017. 523 pages.
Each new generation of upcoming professionals requires different strategies for effective management within the workforce. In order to promote a cohesive and productive...
Impact of Economic Crisis on Education and the Next-Generation Workforce
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Robert D. Tennyson. © 2016. 432 pages.
With the evolution of information technologies, mobile devices, and social media, educators must learn to build and utilize new forms of content delivery, new teaching...
Knowledge Management for Competitive Advantage During Economic Crisis
Patricia Ordoñez de Pablos, Lluis Jovell Turró, Robert D. Tennyson, Jingyuan Zhao. © 2015. 364 pages.
Strategy management has always been a crucial business aspect that a company must understand to remain successful in the business world. However, there are a number of different...
Assessing the Role of Mobile Technologies and Distance Learning in Higher Education
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Robert D. Tennyson, Miltiadis D. Lytras. © 2015. 377 pages.
In recent years, the use of information technologies, mobile devices, and social media, along with the evolving needs of students, professionals, and academics, has grown...
Organizational Innovation and IT Governance in Emerging Economies
Jingyuan Zhao, Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Robert D. Tennyson. © 2015. 342 pages.
As technology grows as the largest source of modern economic growth, the emergence of new models is currently challenging the standard western model of organizational management....
Understanding Children's Private Speech and Self-Regulation Learning in Web 2.0: Updates of Vygotsky through Piaget and Future Recommendations
Adel M. Agina, Robert D. Tennyson, Piet A. M. Kommers. © 2015. 53 pages.
Web 2.0 offers the Zeitgeist to update seminal research concerning children's Private Speech (PS) and Self-Regulation Learning (SRL) for application in social networks....
Strategic Approaches for Human Capital Management and Development in a Turbulent Economy
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Robert D. Tennyson. © 2014. 346 pages.
Companies and organizations are increasingly more aware of the importance of people and their knowledge for dealing with economic scenarios as well as their relationships...
Computer Interventions for Children with Disabilities: Review of Research and Practice
Robert D. Tennyson. © 2014. 24 pages.
This chapter presents an argument for the employment of computers in education and the possible improvements especially for students with disabilities. Early in the chapter...
E-Procurement Management for Successful Electronic Government Systems
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Juan Manuel Cueva Lovelle, José Emilio Labra Gayo, Robert D. Tennyson. © 2013. 325 pages.
As governments search for the best ways to restyle their services, the E-Government field continues to attract interest from public administrators, politicians, academics, and...
Advancing Information Management through Semantic Web Concepts and Ontologies
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Héctor Oscar Nigro, Robert D. Tennyson, Sandra Elizabeth Gonzalez Cisaro, Waldemar Karwowski. © 2013. 433 pages.
Although the majority of information that is published by the current web is aimed at human consumption, the browsers which contain this information are only able to interpret...
Cases on Open-Linked Data and Semantic Web Applications
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Miltiadis D. Lytras, Robert D. Tennyson, José Emilio Labra Gayo. © 2013. 348 pages.
With the purpose of building upon standard web technologies, open linked data serves as a useful way to connect previously unrelated data and to publish structured data on the...
Understanding Children’s Private Speech and Self-Regulation Learning in Web 2.0: Updates of Vygotsky through Piaget and Future Recommendations
Adel M. Agina, Robert D. Tennyson, Piet Kommers. © 2013. 53 pages.
Web 2.0 offers the Zeitgeist to update seminal research concerning children’s Private Speech (PS) and Self-Regulation Learning (SRL) for application in social networks....
Intellectual Capital Strategy Management for Knowledge-Based Organizations
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Robert D. Tennyson, Jingyuan Zhao. © 2013. 307 pages.
With the proper management, knowledge-based resources (human capital, relational capital, structural capital) aim to contribute to the creation of a competitive advantage not...
Best Practices and New Perspectives in Service Science and Management
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Robert D. Tennyson. © 2013. 418 pages.
Within global commerce, services and management play a vital role in the economy. Service systems are necessary for organizations, and a multi-disciplinary approach is ideal to...
What Skill/Knowledge is Important to a Nursing Professional?
Li-Min Lin, Yi-Cheng Chen, Jen-Her Wu, Robert D. Tennyson. © 2013. 16 pages.
This study employed a survey instrument to investigate the knowledge topics that are important to a nursing professional. We asked 491 nursing professionals and managers in...
Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Robert D. Tennyson. © 2013. 369 pages.
Strategic Role of Tertiary Education and Technologies for Sustainable Competitive Advantage explores how education enables social and economic development through the targeted...
Managing Informal Learning in Workplaces: The Practice of China
Jingyuan Zhao, Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Robert D. Tennyson. © 2013. 11 pages.
There has been increasing interest in informal learning in recent years and interest in managing informal learning, especially in workplaces. This study selects sample companies...
Educational Foundations Supporting IT in Higher Education
Robert D. Tennyson. © 2013. 85 pages.
Technology has always been welcomed in higher education as a means to improve student learning. However, technology application in higher education is usually driven by the...
Global Hospitality and Tourism Management Technologies
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Robert D. Tennyson, Jingyuan Zhao. © 2012. 270 pages.
Tourism is a dynamic part of our economy. The global hospitality and tourism industry, which blends the lodging, food, attractions, cultural, and travel industries, is the...
Critical Managerial Activity and Competency of Healthcare Management: A Study of Eighteen Hospitals
Li-Min Lin, Han-Jung Chen, Pei-Fen Chen, Robert D. Tennyson. © 2012. 10 pages.
This study employed the activity competency model (ACM) to investigate the perceived importance of the managerial activities, skills and knowledge required by top management in...
Technology Enhanced Learning for People with Disabilities: Approaches and Applications
Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Jingyuan Zhao, Robert D. Tennyson. © 2011. 276 pages.
One of the most meaningful application domains of technology enhanced learning (TEL) is related to the adoption of learning technologies and designs for people with disabilities....
Simulation Technologies in Global Leaning
Robert D. Tennyson. © 2011. 16 pages.
Improving learning in a global environment is major goal for advanced technology growth. Web-based instructional systems offer learners simultaneous information regardless of...
Electronic Games Improve Adult Learning in Diverse Populations
Robert D. Tennyson, Robert L. Jorczak. © 2011. 18 pages.
Impressed by the motivation and effort displayed by players of complex and highly interactive electronic games, psychological researchers seek to apply gaming techniques to...
Engaging Learning Models with Information and Communication Technologies in Advancing Electronic Learning
Jen-Her Wu, Robert D. Tennyson, Tzyh-Lih Hsia. © 2011. 17 pages.
Emerging information and communication technologies and learning models have triggered a new wave of educational innovation: electronic learning (E-learning). This study employs...
Design Strategies for Improved Online Instructional Systems
Jen-Her Wu, Tzyh-Lih Hsia, Robert D. Tennyson. © 2011. 15 pages.
This chapter presents instructional design strategies to improve student learning satisfaction. Conformation factor analysis was performed to test the reliability and validity of...
Benefits of CSCL for Learners with Disabilities
Robert D. Tennyson, Robert L. Jorczak. © 2011. 9 pages.
Perhaps contrary to expectations, computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), particularly asynchronous text discussion, has characteristics that may be beneficial to...
Computer Interventions for Children with Disabilities: Review of Research and Practice
Robert D. Tennyson. © 2011. 24 pages.
This chapter presents an argument for the employment of computers in education and the possible improvements especially for students with disabilities. Early in the chapter...
Simulation Technologies in Global Leaning
Robert D. Tennyson. © 2011. 16 pages.
Improving learning in a global environment is major goal for advanced technology growth. Web-based instructional systems offer learners simultaneous information regardless of...
Electronic Games Improve Adult Learning in Diverse Populations
Robert D. Tennyson, Robert L. Jorczak. © 2011. 18 pages.
Impressed by the motivation and effort displayed by players of complex and highly interactive electronic games, psychological researchers seek to apply gaming techniques to...
Transitioning a Face-To-Face Class to an Online Class: A Knowledge Engineering Narrative
Margaret Fitzgerald-Sisk, Robert D. Tennyson. © 2011. 6 pages.
This chapter speaks to knowledge engineering through the use of narrative, personal research. It is intended that the readers experience the development of an online class from...
What Skill/Knowledge is Important to a Nursing Professional?
Li-Min Lin, Yi-Cheng Chen, Jen-Her Wu, Robert D. Tennyson. © 2011. 15 pages.
This study employed a survey instrument to investigate the knowledge topics that are important to a nursing professional. We asked 491 nursing professionals and managers in...
Advances in Game-Based Learning
Robert D. Tennyson. 2010.
The Advances in Game-Based Learning (AGBL) Book Series aims to cover all aspects of serious games applied to any area of education. The definition and concept of education has...
Knowledge Networks: The Social Software Perspective
Miltiadis D. Lytras, Robert D. Tennyson, Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos. © 2009. 422 pages.
Social networks are collections of individuals linked together by a set of relations. The linkage of social networks to people and business contexts as well as to critical...