The Impact of Semantic Web on Education

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Armando E. Paladino, PhD

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Armando E. Paladino
First and Last Name: 
Armando E. Paladino

History

Member for
4 years 1 month
Phone: 
(920) 710-1639
Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 

Actively researching Knowledge Management in relation to Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Web, Social Networks, and Business Intelligence. Also, are researching NLTK, Machine Learning, Hadoop and Python solutions.

Publications: 
The Power of Unstructured Data: A Study of the Impact of Tacit Knowledge on Business Performance
Perceptions of robotics emulation of human ethics in educational settings: a content analysis
University of Phoenix Courses: 
RES/723
RES/725
RES/726
DOC/721R
DOC/722
DOC/733
DOC/741A
DOC/741B
DOC/741
Professional Bio: 
Dr Paladino have a PhD in Information Technology and his dissertation title was "The power of unstructured data: A study of the impact of tacit knowledge on business performance". He has a MS in Computer Science with specialization in Internet and Web Technologies and a BS in Information Technology. He is currently researching semantic web and social Networks in the context of Knowledge Management, Artificial Intelligence and how is Virtual Reality being used in education. Additionally, in coordination with the Educational and Instructional Technology Research center he is working with a team of two PhD’s exploring how female students describe online learning experiences using social media. He retired from Oracle in November 2014. (Worked for the Engineered Systems Division as a Program Manager) and previously worked for Sun Micro systems for 15 years. He has been in the IT industry since 1976 (Done it all). He is currently working as a Lead Faculty Area Chair - Research, University of Phoenix - School of Advanced Studies. He teach advanced statistical research classes including RES710, RES723, RES725 and RES726 and serve a SEM for Statistical Classes Design. He also serve as a doctoral chair and committee member for doctoral candidates and he is qualified to facilitate all of the DOC series including residences. Additionally he work as a University Research Methodologist (URM) to prepare students for the Quality Research Methods (QRM) submission. These classes focus primary on dissertation research methods alignment He can be reached at paladino@email.phoenix.edu and armando.paladino@phoenix.edu
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Information Technology
Capella University
2012
Masters Degree
Computer Science, Specialization in Internet and Web Technologies
Florida Atlantic University
2007
Bachelors Degree
Information Technology
University of Phoenix
2006
Academic Appointments: 
Lead Faculty Area Chair – Research University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies
University of Phoenix
Duration: 
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Assistant Professor Department Chair of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Keiser University
Duration: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014
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PhD
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Ruzanna Topchyan, Ph.D.

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First and Last Name: 
Ruzanna Topchyan

History

Member for
4 years 3 months
Phone: 
(315) 396-2343
Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 
  • Computer supported collaborative learning
  • Designing computer-based interactive learning environments
  • Developing of complex problem-solving competencies and adaptive expertise in complex knowledge domains (e.g. STEM)
  • Educational Policy
  • Factors affecting organizational outcomes and organizational development
  • Human behavior in computer mediated interaction
  • Innovative methods for assessing learning (e.g. mental model theory, learning analytics)
  • Knowledge management
  • Preparing teachers and administrators for digital transformation of education
  • Program evaluation using evaluation logic models
  • Small group learning in physical and virtual environments
  • STEM teaching and learning innovative practices in K-12 education
  • Technology integration in K-12 learning environments

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  • Completing the planned publications on knowledge sharing in Virtual Learning Teams. 

Two articles are submitted for publication and are under peer review with the following journals:

  1. Topchyan R. (in press) Does Social Presence Affect Knowledge Sharing in Virtual Learning Teams in Distance Education? Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal

  2. Topchyan R. Do Team Satisfaction and Learning Community Affect Distance Education Students’ Knowledge Sharing Behavior? Canadian Journal of Learning & Technology.

  • Designing distance education doctoral program evaluation framework.
Publications: 
Validation of Virtual Learning Team Competencies for Individual Students in a Distance Education Setting
Competencies Affecting Knowledge Sharing in Virtual Learning Teams (VLTs) in Distance Education
Does social presence relate to knowledge sharing in virtual learning teams?
Do Teacher Status, Gender and Years of Teaching Experience Impact Job Satisfaction, and Work Engagement?
University of Phoenix Courses: 
RES/724
RES/728
DOC/722
DOC/733
DOC/733A
DOC/733B
DOC/734
DOC/720R
RES/710
RES/720
Professional Bio: 
FACULTY: Has 20+ year faculty experience at university level (both physical and virtual classrooms). Used different online teaching systems (e.g. Blackboard, ANGEL, OLS, New Classroom). Also has experience of teaching at community college, at K-12 and multicultural groups (e.g. refugees). --- Instructional design: Performed instructional design at micro & macro levels - Designed test items, learning assessment packages, lesson plans, course assignments, workshops, seminars, training programs, language learning standards, English Language summer school models. Developed language teaching materials in different disciplines. RESEARCH, EVALUATION & ANALYSIS: Managed/coordinated research and evaluation projects at the national level overseas in support of the local Ministry of Education and Science. Designed/co-designed research & program evaluation projects (e.g. Twilight program) conducted research individually & with colleagues. In 2014-2015 published in peer-reviewed journals For 3 years worked as a data analyst with a school district (big data). Provided research and evaluation consultancy (e.g. for Hezel Associates Ltd.), served as a WASC accreditation task force member for the American University of Armenia. ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP: Became co-founder of TESOL-Armenia educational non-for-profit organization and for approximately 10 years led the organization as its vice-president and president. Oversaw the operations of the organization, managed its daughter enterprise, designed its five-year strategic plan, conducted annual evaluations, and oversaw provision of conferences, professional development activities. Conducted workshops and seminars for general membership, training for trainers. CONSULTANCY & ADVISING: Served as an advisory board member for a private K-12 school overseas, and an educational advisory board member for the Armenian General Benevolent Union in US. Provided consultancy in instructional design and teaching methodology for TESOL-Armenia members for a number of years. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Is a member to a number of professional organizations (e.g. AECT, AREA, AEA). Participated in different profession development events with UoP & other agencies.
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation
Syracuse University, NY
2013
Masters Degree
Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation
Syracuse University, NY
2008
Masters Degree
Instructional Systems Development ESOL/Bilingual
University of Maryland Baltimore County
2001
Masters Degree
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
American University of Armenia
2001
Academic Appointments: 
Lead Faculty Area Chair - Research; Associate Faculty - Research
University of Phoenix Online
Duration: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Honors and Awards: 
Outstanding Dissertation Research Award from School of Education
Syracuse University
Year Awarded: 
2015
Outstanding Dissertation Research Award from Graduate School
Syracuse University
Year Awarded: 
2013
University of Phoenix Faculty Honorarium for Exemplifying Excellence in Scholarship and Research
Year Awarded: 
2014
University of Phoenix Faculty Honorarium for Exemplifying Excellence in Scholarship and Research,
Year Awarded: 
2015
Membership, Golden Key International Honor Society (2007- present)
Merit-Based Graduate Scholarships Syracuse University, NY (2005; 2006)
Armenian General Benevolent Union Educational Grant (2004; 2005)
Membership, Alpha Sigma Chapter of PHI BETA DELTA Honor Society for International Scholars, Syracuse University (2005)
Armenian General Benevolent Union Educational Grant (2004; 2005)
University of Phoenix Faculty Honorarium for Exemplifying Excellence in Scholarship and Research,
University of Phoenix
Year Awarded: 
2015
University of Phoenix Faculty Honorarium for Exemplifying Excellence in Scholarship and Research,
University of Phoenix
Year Awarded: 
2017
University of Phoenix
Year Awarded: 
2019
Additional Details: 
Certificate of Excellence – 10 Years of Teaching at University of Phoenix
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Ph.D.
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Steven Watkins, PhD

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First and Last Name: 
Steven Watkins

History

Member for
5 years 2 months
Phone: 
(214) 458-1293
Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 

One's research and scholarly interests change over the years; right now in my professional career with the University of Phoenix, I am interested in how politics influences and shapes educational practices and instructional technology uses. One has to realize that education does not exist in a vacuum; rather, it exists in a pulsating and vibrating context filled with human beings. My goal is to examine and understand it in order to help educate future generations.

I am also interested in the humanities; the humanities seek to define what it is to be human through the lenses of philosophy, theology, communication, history, and other fields of study. The humanities focus on the human aspect of existence and what can be learned about "humanity."

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Working on a book called Teilhard de Chardin: A Man for the Twenty-First Century (2018/2019). Applied to the National Endowment for the Humanities for a funding grant.

Working on a book about the influence of the Cultural Manifestation of Politics on Education and Instructional Technology (2018/2019). Currently in negotiations with Routledge Press to publish a book.

 

 

 

 

Publications: 
How the Clash Between Essentialism and Progressivism Shaped Technology Adoption: A Case Study
Political Influence on a School District's Educational and Instructional Technology
Benefit and Bane of Artificial Intelligence in Educational Leadership Projects in Community College Environments
University of Phoenix Courses: 
DOC/733
DOC/734
Professional Bio: 
In the past three years, as a Research Fellow and member of the Center for Education and Instructional Technology Research Center (CEITR), I have developed an expertise on how culture, learning and technology interact and function together in different educational environments. To date, I am an active member with the Association of Education, Communication and Technology (AECT) with developing and developed published articles on this aspect of education. Through AECT, I have published an article on political parties affecting school districts' educational and technological practices and in an upcoming book how politics affects different educational philosophical theories in educational practices. I am also working on an article for a symposium in Hong Kong in 2017 about politics in Chinese educational and technological practices. I am also working through AECT to establish avenues of support for doctoral students to gain experience in presenting and publishing. Through this avenue and subsequent goals, I seek to implement the announced objectives of the School of Advanced Studies for faculty in the school. My purpose in mentoring doctoral students is to help them develop their scholarly interests and skills in such an endeavor. I believe in working with them to accomplish the attainment of a doctorate degree and to transition to practicing, insightful scholars who are an asset to their field of study. At the same time I expect them to recognize the effort such an undertaking requires and be ready to implement the expectations needed to be successful in such educational projects.
Degrees Completed: 
Bachelors Degree
Management
University of Texas at Arlington
1980
Masters Degree
Theology
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
1988
Masters Degree
English
Tarleton State University
1994
Doctoral Degree
English-Comparative Literature
The University of Texas at Arlington
2005
Academic Appointments: 
Fellow-Center for Educational and Instruction Technology Research
School of Advanced Studies
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PhD
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Emily Moye, PhD

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Emily Moye
First and Last Name: 
Emily Moye

History

Member for
4 years 9 months
Phone: 
(678) 427-1918
Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 

Publications: 
Exploring Processes of Change in Couple Relationship Education: Predictors of Change in Relationship Quality.
Examining changes in parenting in a diverse sample of relationship and marriage education participants.
Examining changes in parenting in a diverse sample of relationship and marriage education participants.
Professional Bio: 
Emily Moye (Skuban), PhD became interested in human behavior and early childhood during her first class in psychology as a freshman at Yale College. She went on to work prior to graduate school with two psychologists whose were conducting an epidemiological study of social-emotional development in early childhood. Prior to starting graduate school, she developed an interest in the trajectory of early behavior problems in young children, and understanding the prevalence of behavioral problems in preschool- and toddler-aged children. She obtained her doctoral degree in Clinical and Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, where she worked on a longitudinal study of the development of antisocial behavior in high-risk, low-income children, as well as two other related longitudinal studies. For her Master’s thesis, she focused on understanding the relationship of parent-toddler synchrony on children’s emotion regulation and maternal nurturance in a sample of high-risk, low-income toddlers. The results of her Master’s Thesis were published in Infant Behavior and Development. During graduate school, she developed a keen interest for methodological design and statistics, and took a number of elective courses on topics including Structural Equation Modeling, Advanced Regression, Trajectory Analysis, and Growth Curve Analysis. Her dissertation focused on the bidirectional relationship between language delays and externalizing problems, and the moderating influence of emotion regulation and maternal nurturance on this relationship. As part of her clinical training, she worked in a Community Mental Health Center to the south of Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked with the low-income, chronically mentally ill population, of all ages. Working with that population led to an interest in the mental health needs and disparities of low-income and minority populations. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Auburn University in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Working with the large, statewide relationship and marriage education implementation study, Dr. Moye’s interest in understanding the public health and epidemiology of mental health, risk behaviors in childhood and youth, and the role of prevention and education programs grew. Later while working as an Assistant Research Professor and Performance Measurement Manager at Auburn University in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies as part of the Healthy Marriage Initiative, Dr. Moye developed interest in the benefits of healthy relationships on family structure, as well as sexual risk-taking in adolescence. Dr. Moye has collaborated on a number of scholarly papers and presentations on her areas of interest, and enjoys brainstorming with colleagues on topics of research design. She is currently working with colleagues at the University of Phoenix on a project focused on the benefits of the Semantic Web in higher-education ELearning, a project that is headed by Dr. Armando Paladino in the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research.
Degrees Completed: 
Bachelors Degree
Psychology
Yale University
1999
Masters Degree
Clinical and Developmental Psychology
University of Pittsburgh
2006
Doctoral Degree
Clinical and Developmental Psychology
University of Pittsburgh
2010
Academic Appointments: 
Honors and Awards: 
Professional Education: 
Clinical Psychology Internship
The Clayton Center
Year Awarded: 
2009
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PhD
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Gwendolyn Dooley, EdD

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First and Last Name: 
Gwendolyn Dooley

History

Member for
5 years 2 months
Phone: 
(601) 613-7792
Current and Ongoing Research Interests: 

1.  Women in Leadership:  This research is based on a noted gap of younger women inability to be promoted to senior leadership positions.  I want to explore lived experiences and barriers that prevent upward mobility and if challenges are from men or women and if ethnicity is a factor. 

2. Instructional Technology Effective Practices in Traditional Classrooms.  Traditional institutions with limited online programs have begun to accept the paradigm shift of how learning is engaged and delivered.  However, there appears to be difficulty on how to make the transition for a few institutions in the south.  My research is based on writing a simple how-to book to guide the process. 

3. Best Practices for Facilitating Learning in Online Classroom,  There are a growing number of retired faculty seeking to teach online, but most lack strategies to transition to an online learning environment.  I was to research effective practices and write a how-to book to train faculty for the transition. 

4. Mentoring traditional faculty for a culturally diversed technological generations.  Traditional institutions with limited experience of offering classes online are experiencing challenges in the classroom of technologically savvy students who use technology on a daily basis.  The purpose of this research is to provide best practices and resources to help faculty embrace the possibilities of technology.

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Critical Thinking Strategies using Technology:  A literature Review.  With the Center for Instructional Technology.  I am currently on a writing team to publish a chapter/article for publication.

Traditional Women Leaders' Perceptions of Mentoring Women of Color.  Communicating with a publisher to write a chapter in a book.

Publications: 
The College of Lifelong Learning students participate with Virginia State University’s Curry School of Education in a national study: Perceptions and needs of lifelong learners
University of Phoenix Courses: 
DOC/722
DOC/733
SOC/721
Professional Bio: 
I am Gwendolyn C. Dooley (Gwen). I formerly worked at Tougaloo College as Director of Continuing and Distance Education and as a director for academic programs in the College of Lifelong Learning at Jackson State University. At both institutions, I provided assistances to both traditional and non-traditional students in completing undergraduate degrees. I am affiliated with Walden University where I provide mentoring support to doctoral students in the Doctor of Business Administration Degree Program. I received my doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I received my Master of Public Policy and Administration Degree from Jackson State University in Jackson, MS.
Degrees Completed: 
Doctoral Degree
Organizational Leadership, Adult Education, and Instructional Technology
Nova Southeastern University
2007
Doctoral Degree
Leadership
Walden University
2016
Masters Degree
Public Policy and Administration
Jackson State University
1996
Academic Appointments: 
Co-Editor for Cognita
Honors and Awards: 
Professional Education: 
Professional Suffix: 
EdD
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Researching with a team of three faculty in coordination with the “Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research” the following research project “The Impact of Semantic Web on education”. We are on the final stages so we can submit to a journal to be considered for publication

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