September to December of 2019 Sample of CEITR Member Publications and Presentations

September to December of 2019 Sample of CEITR Member Publications and Presentations

September to December 2019 Sample of CEITR Member Publications and Presentations

We are aware that our CEITR members are quite busy in their scholarly endeavors, engaging in publications, presentations, and professional activities of all sorts. We would like to take a moment to celebrate a sampling of our publications and presentations from September to December of 2019. Note that this is only a sampling, based on a brief survey of our members, and only includes this time period (responses that clearly fell outside the range, or were not submitted in APA format, are not included here). In future posts we will continue to celebrate member activities, as they occur. Congratulations to you all!

Member:  Louise Underdahl

Hub Profile: https://research.phoenix.edu/users/louise-underdahl

Publications:

Underdahl, L. (2019, Fall). Research and scholarship enterprise:  A vibrant community of colleagues. Phoenix Scholar, 2(4).  Retrieved from https://research.phoenix.edu/content/phoenix-scholar

Evolving from a traditional venue in Tempe, Arizona to a virtual online conference, the Knowledge Without Boundaries Annual Research Summit exemplifies the University's commitment to facilitating access to research and scholarship. The Research and Scholarship Enterprise catalyzes academic initiative by blending robust support infrastructure with a vibrant community of colleagues. Graduate and doctoral faculty who plan to continue teaching seek to develop scholarship strategies aligned with their research interests.  In the online environment, many faculty and alumni feel isolated and are unsure where to begin or how to get started.  The Research and Scholarship Enterprise offers human interaction, a scarce and welcome resource in the virtual environment.

 

Underdahl, L. (2019, Fall). Honoring Hackathon Jr. achievements.  Phoenix Scholar, 2(4).  Retrieved from https://research.phoenix.edu/content/phoenix-scholar

Initiatives to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education leverage ingenuity, innovation, and creativity to reframe pedagogical and social ontology (Searle, 1995).  Consider the “reverse field trips” sponsored by NWKansas LEARNS (Hansen Foundation, 2019), Hoxie astronaut Nick Hague (Matthews, 2019), synthesizing technical and academic training with hands-on skills at Blue Hills Regional Technical School (Bass, 2019), and “production pedagogy” models for STEM education (Yanez, Thumlert, de Castell, & Jenson, 2019).  While these programs are meritorious, University of Phoenix is particularly proud to honor achievements of Hackathon Jr. as a manifestation of paying it forward (Heinlein, 1951; Heinlein Society, 2019) to the global community via the Scholar-Practitioner-Leader Model. 

 

Ball, A., & Underdahl, L. (2019, December). Realtor creativity in the Digital Age. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  Submitted for peer review.

Leaders in the real estate industry may consider using effective instructional approaches to stimulate realtor creativity in the digital age, defined as rethinking work to leverage digital venues such as search engines, social media, email, and their websites to connect with current and prospective customers. Outcomes could yield a more vibrant and sustainable real estate industry in which local communities and economies thrive.

Udensi, C., Chen, I., Underdahl, L., & Migliore, L. (2020, January). Nursing students' contextual perspectives in a computer-aided simulated environment:  A case study. Nurse Education in Practice.  Submitted for peer review on January 1, 2020.

And here is a post about the achievement: https://research.phoenix.edu/center-educational-and-instructional-technology-research/news/nursing-students-contextual

Presentations:

Underdahl, L., Isele, E., Leach, R. G., Knight, M., Krueger, N., & Perlman, J.  (2019). Evidence-based entrepreneurship: Interdisciplinary and intergenerational innovation.  ILA 2019 Annual Global Conference.  Ottawa, Canada:  October 24-27, 2019.

Economic, academic, political, social, and healthcare advantages of entrepreneurship validate its capacity to jumpstart and sustain the global community.  Research documents a need for reliable data on diverse paths to entrepreneurial success.  This conceptual analysis focuses on three interdisciplinary and intergenerational models of entrepreneurial innovation.  Viewed as a continuum, the paradigm catalyzes workforce development while engaging students and practitioners in relevant, challenging lifelong learning.

 

Member:  Patricia Akojie

Hub Profile: https://research.phoenix.edu/research-centers/center-educational-and-ins...

Publications:

Hartman, R., Kearns-Sixsmith, D., Akojie, P., & Banton, C. (2019). Adjunct Faculty Perceptions of Participation in Online Collaborative Research Teams. Higher Learning Research Communications, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.18870/hlrc.v9i2.459

The purpose of this narrative inquiry study was to explore the stories shared by professionals who served as adjunct faculty at the university level and were part of an online collaborative research team to gain a deeper understanding of their experiences leading to successful publication of the research.

Presentations:

Hartman, R.J., Sixsmith, D., Akojie, P. & Banton, C. (2019, October 21-25). Online Collaborative Team Member Narratives of Publication Success. Paper Presented at Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.

The purpose of this narrative inquiry study was to explore the stories shared by professionals who served as adjunct faculty at the university level and were part of an online collaborative research team to gain a deeper understanding of their experiences leading to successful publication of the research.

 

Member:  Rita Hartman

Publications:

Rita Hartman, Danielle Kearns-Sixsmith, Patricia Akojie, & Christa Banton. (2019). Adjunct Faculty Perceptions of Participation in Online Collaborative Research Teams. Higher Learning Research Communications, (2). https://doi.org/10.18870/hlrc.v9i2.459

Career professionals who serve as adjunct faculty at the university level are expected to engage in continual research and publishing to maintain their status as adjunct (part-time) faculty, to be considered for potential advancement, and to qualify for additional compensation.  One way of meeting this objective is to participate in online collaborative research projects benefiting from a set of multiple lenses, multiple insights, and a multitude of considerations in regard to design, methodology, data interpretations, and broader reaching implications.  A narrative inquiry approach was applied to gain an in-depth understanding of the experiences of adjunct faculty working in online collaborative research teams.  Using an inductive process, themes were drawn from the responses of the participants to address the research question. The dominant themes found were organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and personal growth and development.

 

Member:  Marilyn Simon

Presentations:

Training Workshops, 2019 for School Leaders and Teachers Keeping Exemplary Educators Enriched Program (KEEEP) American Samoa Department of Education

August 27-30, 2019.

School leaders and teachers need training on developing research and on using data to make decisions in planning, preparing, and implementing school and classroom programs to promote student academic success. In addition, teachers need to be comfortable and competent in their mathematics learning and teaching.  With this  presentation, the school leaders and teachers will acquire the knowledge and skills to conduct action research that address the challenges ASDOE school administrators and teachers face in building their competencies in implementing research-based, and acquire skills and knowledge to provide a high quality mathematics education that is data-driven.

 

Member:  Myrene Magabo

Publications:

Magabo, M., Walker, E., Gordon, S. & Kamerman, R. (2019). Strategies for Enhancing Digital Reading Comprehension. In G. Marks (Ed.). Global Learn 2019-Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 74-82). Princeton-Mercer, New Jersey: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). ISBN 978-1-939797-43-8 

This paper was presented in July 2019 at the Global Learn 2019-Global Conference on Global Learning and Technology at Princeton-Mercer, New Jersey and was later published in The Learning and Technology Library (LearnTechLib) of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. The paper provides an in-depth look at the scope, definition, and issues of digital literacy  and provided strategies for improving learners’ digital reading comprehension.

 

Member:  Libi Shen

Publications:

Plunkett, G., & Shen, L. (2019). Challenges in creating and sustaining and entrepreneurial business in Milwaukee.  In B. Christiansen, I. Sysoeya, A. Udovikina, and A. Ketova (Eds.), Emerging economic models for global sustainability and social development, (pp.144-166). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing.

Small business entrepreneurs have made important contributions to the American economy in the past decades; however, there was a decline in entrepreneurial activities resulting in a high entrepreneurial failure rate for entrepreneurs throughout the U.S. in recent years. Specifically, the continuous challenges faced by entrepreneurs in the city of Milwaukee have negatively affected job creation and the entrepreneurial process.  The purpose of this chapter was to explore the challenges that 20 entrepreneurs encountered while sustaining an entrepreneurial enterprise in the City of Milwaukee. 

Dixon, J., & Shen, L. (2019). Technology-integrated curriculum and students’ academic performance. In D. Williams, and N.N. Harkness (Eds.), Diverselearning opportunity through technology-based curriculum design, (pp.96-131). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing.

Technology is shaping our world persistently and swiftly every day.   Does the use of technology improve teaching and learning as well as the overall quality of education at schools?  The aim of this chapter is to identify whether a relationship exists between technology-integrated curriculum and students’ academic performance on statewide achievement tests as well as their computer skills in an elemental school in Alabama.

Shen, L. (2019). Multilingualism in international business. In B. Christiansen and E. Turkina (Eds.), Applied psycholinguistics and multilingual cognition in human creativity, (pp.178-206). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing

Multilingualism has been the focus of interest in recent decades due to globalization, tourism, technology advancement, international trade, and so forth.  Language barriers and linguistic diversity surfaced which may impact corporate communications in international business.  Specific language policies might be needed for corporate communications.  The aims of this chapter are to explore the roles of multilingualism and Englishzation in international business, and to seek approaches for better corporate communications. 

Shen, L., & Su, A. (2019). Intervention of smartphone addiction. In B. Bozoglan (Ed.), Multifaceted approach to digital addiction and its treatment, (pp. 207-228). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publishing.

The smartphone has become inextricable from human beings due to its fantastic features and marvelous functions.  With innumerable benefits, people are addicted to smartphones without knowing it.  The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of the definitions, symptoms, criteria, reasons, and consequences for smartphone addiction as well as to explore intervention strategies for preventing smartphone addiction. 
 

Member:  Patricia Steele

Publications:

Steele, P., Burleigh, C., Bailey, L., & Kroposki, M. (2019). Studio Thinking Framework in higher education: Exploring options for shaping immersive experiences across virtual reality/ augmented reality curricula. Journal of Educational Technology Systems. 0(0), 1-24. doi: 10.1177/0047239519884897

With an increase in the number of colleges and universities using virtual reality and augmented reality integrated programs, specific insight for exploring immersive learning approaches utilizing virtual and augmented reality tools and applications in a variety of disciplines is needed.  Public access data were used in this qualitative-directed content analysis study to examine course goals, objectives, and learning outcomes of 14U.S. Artificial Intelligence universities as to the potential for developing creative and cognitive skills, as described within the pedagogical framework of Studio Thinking Framework. Findings indicated multiple opportunities for creative and cognitive thinking as Studio Thinking Framework was integrated into these immersive spaces.

Presentations:

Steele, P., Burleigh, C., Bailey, L., & Kroposki, M. (2019). Studio Thinking Framework in higher education: Exploring options for shaping immersive experiences across virtual reality/ augmented reality curricula. Journal of Educational Technology Systems. 0(0), 1-24.                doi: 10.1177/0047239519884897

Patricia Steele, Cheryl Burleigh, and Margaret Kroposki presented the article via PPT at the AECT Conference in Las Vegas Nevada on Friday, October 25, 2019, 11:00 AM.  The presentation was well attended and we had an excellent experience.

 

Member:  Lia Margolin

Hub Profile: https://research.phoenix.edu/users/lia-leon-margolin

Publications:

Margolin, L.L. (2019). “Constructing Wave Functions for Few-Body Systems in a Hyperspherical Basis Using Parentage Scheme of Symmetrization.” Journal of Applied Physics. AIP Publishing (in Press)

Investigating few-body systems with identical particles in a hyperspherical basis yields the problem of obtaining symmetrized hyperspherical functions from functions with arbitrary quantum numbers. This article solves the problem of hyperspherical basis symmetrization for four-,five- ,and six- body systems using Parentage Scheme of Symmetrization

L.L. Margolin (2019) Solving Hyperspherical Basis Transformation Problem for Four-, Five-, and Six-Body Systems by the Use of Recurrence Method. Journal of Nuclear and Computer Engineering (in press)

The study of barion-barion interactions is an important problem in nuclear physics. While investigating few-body systems with the use of the hyperspherical function method, the problem of hyperspherical basis transformation between different sets of Jacobi coordinates arises. As number of particles increases, these transformations include not only particle permutations but also transitions between different configurations. This article proposes a recurrence method of determination of transformation coefficients for four-, five-, and six-body systems.

Presentations:

Margolin L.L. (2019) "Constructing Wave Functions for Few-Body Systems in a Hyperspherical Basis"  The 15th International Conference on Meson-Nucleon Physics and the Structure of the Nucleon, MENU-2019, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania June 2 to June 7, 2019

The symmetrized Few-Body Hyperspherical functions are obtained with different values of quantum numbers . The connection between the transformation coefficients for the identical particle systems and the parentage coefficients is demonstrated and the corresponding formulas are introduced.

Margolin (April,2019) Developing, Implementing, and Assessing Methods for Engaging Students in Online and Blended Undergraduate Mathematics Classes”SENCER 2019 Mid Atlantic Conference on STEM, Humanities and Social Justice, April 5. 2019 New York NY

Presentation  explores new effective methods for engaging liberal arts students in online and blended mathematics classes and assess the effects of implementing Enhanced Web Assign (EWA) and Hawkes Learning Technologies (HLT) platforms on student performance and retention by comparing student learning outcomes in face-to-face College Algebra (without EWA technology), and online (with EWA technology) and Quantitative Reasoning classes offered face to face (without HLT) and blended (with HLT) environments during 2017-2019 academic years. Study subjects are selected from socially and economically diverse student body.

 

Member:  Andrew Lawlor

Publications:

Lawlor, A., Smith, C., Lamppa, S., Jackson, L., Jackson, T. (2019). Designing an inspired curated learning experience using immersive and visual Open Access Resources. In M. Simonsen & D. Seepersaud (Eds.), 42nd Annual Proceedings of the Association of Educational and Communications Technology Annual Convention (pp. 144-155), Bloomington, IN: AECT.

A curated learning experience is a method of organizing vast volumes of web and enterprise-based information and presenting it in a structured and significant layout. The study conducted allowed for an examination of how educators identify a diverse array of effective applications found in open-access educational resources using the Studio Thinking Framework (STF) and the Learning Objects Metadata (LOM) topology. The examination resulted in ascertaining ways to identify educational resources that provide student-centric knowledge construction and has the potential to inspire learning professionals to curate compelling learning experiences for their students.

Presentations:

Lawlor, A., Smith, C., Lamppa, S., Jackson, L., and Jackson, T. (2019, October). Designing an inspired curated learning experience using immersive and visual open access resources. Paper presented at the AECT International Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

A curated learning experience is defined as the method of organizing huge volumes of web and enterprise-based information and presenting it in a structured and significant layout. A study was conducted to examine how educators identify a diversity of effective applications found in open-access educational resources using the Studio Thinking Framework and the Learning Objects Metadata Topology. The resulting collection has the potential to inspire learning professionals to curate effective learning experiences for their students.

 

Member:  Cheryl Burleigh

Publications:

Steele, P., Burleigh, C.,  Bailey, L., & Kroposki, M.(2019, November). Studio Thinking Framework in Higher Education: Exploring Options for Shaping Immersive Experiences Across Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality Curricula. Journal of Educational Technology Systems 0(0) 1–24. doi: 10.1177/0047239519884897

With an increase in the number of colleges and universities using virtual reality and augmented reality integrated programs, specific insight for exploring immersive learning approaches utilizing virtual and augmented reality tools and applications in a variety of disciplines is needed. In some instances, pedagogical approaches for creating immersive learning experiences require a sound conceptual framework for course or content design with emphasis on developing opportunities for higher order thinking in virtual reality/augmented reality educational experiences. Public access data were used in this qualitative-directed content analysis study to examine course goals, objectives, and learning outcomes of 14U.S. Artificial Intelligence universities as to the potential for developing creative and cognitive skills, as described within the pedagogical framework of Studio Thinking Framework. Findings indicated multiple opportunities for creative and cognitive thinking as Studio Thinking Framework was integrated into these immersive spaces.

Presentations:

Burleigh, C. (2019, October). Inspiring the next generation of learners: Hand-held devices as digital currency to advance student language acquisition and mathematics competency. AECT International Convention. Las Vegas, NV.

Teachers, as inspired learning professionals, continuously strive to develop exciting curriculum to actively engaged students in the classroom. To advance language acquisition and mathematics competency, hand-held-devices are used to improve individual student learning goals while maintaining a direct connection to learning. This exploratory case study based on systems thinking grounded in the stories shared by educators not only revealed teachers’ observations of students success, but also the powerful impact hand-held-devices have in the classroom.

Steele, P., Burleigh, C.,  Bailey, L., & Kroposki, M.(2019, October). STF in higher learning: Exploring options for shaping immersive experiences across AR/VR curricula.  AECT International Convention. Las Vegas, NV.

Higher education virtual courses (VR/AR) emphasize learning outcomes based on goals and objectives of the course. However, in planning course assessment, pedagogical approaches for creating learning experiences can be void of a sound conceptual framework. To examine opportunities for higher order thinking in visual contexts, this study explored selected Artificial Intelligence (AI) universities’ virtual courses and the potential for creative and cognitive skills derived from VR/AR educational experiences as described in Studio Thinking Framework (STF).

Burleigh, C. (2019, October). Let's talk about APA...again. College of Doctoral Studies Bay Area Networking Group. University of Phoenix. Livermore, CA

To become an APA master takes practice, practice, and more practice. During this workshop we will focus on the more common areas in which doctoral candidates need assistance including the formatting of headers, citations, and references. Learn where to find helpful resources that will enable you to quickly check APA prior to submitting you proposal or manuscript for approval.

Burleigh, C. (2019, October). Beyond the doctoral degree. College of Doctoral Studies Bay Area Networking Group. University of Phoenix. Livermore, CA

Now that you have graduated, what's next? Have you ever thought of publishing a paper based on your study or share the findings at a conference? There is a plethora of opportunities to do both and to further your scholarship. Dr. Burleigh will share her experiences and insights during this workshop.

Burleigh, C. (2019, October). Distributed leadership: Developing a collaborative culture. CEDR Systems Conference. Monterey, CA.

Educational leaders and administrators do not need to lead in isolation. Distributed leadership centers on the how and why of leadership activity, beyond traditional consideration of roles and strategies. The emphasis of distributive leadership is across the school as a process that provides opportunities for faculty to promote collaborative mindful practices and school improvement. Successful leaders create collaborative cultures, seek shared leadership, and decision-making practices, which focuses on school initiatives, student learning, and achievement.

Burleigh, C. (2019, October). A practical guide to supporting and retaining special education teachers. CEDR Systems Conference. Monterey, CA.

Special education teachers play a vital role in supporting their students’ educational and social-behavioral needs. With additional stressors most special education teachers face, or not made aware of during their teacher preparation programs, attrition rates are often higher than other faculty. Education leaders play a significant role, yet seldom receive the training needed to effectively champion special educators. This session will provide education leaders with practical strategies to support and retain special education teachers.

 

Member:  Ryan Rominger

Hub Profile: https://research.phoenix.edu/users/ryan-rominger

Publications:

Rominger, R. (2019). Mindfulness based therapies and older adults. Phoenix Scholar, 2(3), 30-31.

Based on a recent chapter published on the same topic, this article explores major findings and theories of using mindfulness based therapies with older adults. Older adult populations may suffer from anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and stressors related to aging, all of which may be alleviate to some extent by integration of a mindfulness based practice, particularly when integrated with standard interventions.

Presentations:

Kebritchi, M., Rominger, R., & McCaslin, M. (2019). Student success in online practitioner oriented doctoral programs: A mixed-method study. A paper presented at the Association for Educational Communication & Technology conference, October 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.

This presentation reviewed a study on student success within an online practitioner-oriented doctoral program. Results of the mixed-methods study indicate faculty and alumni identified themes related to GRIT, with alumni focused more on internal factors and faculty on external support, were related to successful completion. Additionally, extraversion was associated with an increased likelihood of working in a field not associated with field of study.

Kebritchi, M., Rominger, R., & McCaslin, M. (2019). Exploring research methodology group for nurturing research methods and designs: An introduction and action research. A paper presented at the Association for Educational Communication & Technology conference, October 2019 in Las Vegas, NV.

This presentation focused on the research methods group special interest group within the research hub at the college of doctoral studies within the University of Phoenix. The action research results identified key indicators signifying a large impact of the research methods group upon participants, leading to increased knowledge of and excitement about research methods.

 

 

 

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