Darren Sweeper is the Social Sciences Librarian/ Associate Professor at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. His research primarily focuses on issues of race, gender and income in the Library and Information Science field. He is currently conducting research in the development of black education in America and the Montessori Method of schooling as it relates to African-American children. Darren has a B.S. in Criminal Justice & Sociology and dual master’s degrees in Political Science & Library and Information Science from Rutgers University.
Dana Wilber does research work at the nexus of literacy of literacy and technology, or “new literacies” particularly in higher Ed, from the perspective of both preachers and students.
Since 2010, working with the Rutgers VP for Research and Library organizations to offer strong solutions for research data archiving, and support for faculty in development of Data Management Plans, including identifying appropriate data stewardship. Previously (1999-2010) IT Director for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Iowa.
I’m manager of eLearning at University of Calgary Medical School, where we use online simulation in the form of virtual patients, Second Life, and manikin-based simulation.
As a PhD Candidate, I am researching the design and evaluation of simulation-based cases for complex problem solving.
Virtual world designer and developer in Second Life, opensim worlds and on the new US Federal MOSES grid. Experience as a private school administrator preschool through two year college, teacher grades PreK-12, technology trainer for teachers, nonprofit administrator, art management and publishing, artist, writer and organic farmer.
A displaced Italian who grew up in Canada and now resides in the US. Language teaching and technology are just two passions…
I like to explore emerging technologies and their role in foreign language education. Beyond different social networking sites, such as blogs and microblogging, my current investigations examine the potential of personal learning environments and mobile-assisted language learning.
Dr. Ting Ho is a senior member of the music faculty of the Cali School of Music at Montclair State University (MSU), where he is Coordinator of Music Theory and Composition. He currently chairs the College of the Arts Distance Learning Committee, which is responsible for overseeing courses and programs in that College that include distance learning components. He has personally designed a number of music courses for both majors and non-majors that are delivered entirely online using both Blackboard and Moodle Learning Management Systems. Dr. Ho also serves as a Music Mentor in the Prior Learning Assessment program of Thomas Edison State College (TESC).
As a composer, Dr. Ho has received awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Music Center and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and he is the recipient of the Louis Lane Prize. His original compositions have received performances at Alice Tully Hall and Weill Recital Hall in New York City, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and elsewhere in the United States and abroad. One of his works was featured in a Voice of America broadcast to the Orient.
Previously, Ted Bongiovanni was the Director of Programs for MOUSE, an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for kids to run tech help desks and interactive agencies in their schools and communities.
Before joining MOUSE, Ted was the Associate Director of Production for Columbia University’s Center for New Media Teaching and Learning where he worked with Educational Technologists, Webmasters, Programmers,
Videographers and faculty to oversee project development and production.
Ted’s new media experience includes directing the Fathom Knowledge Network’s production team and producing the community section of the New York Today website for The New York Times electronic media
company. Previously, Ted was a legislative assistant for US Rep. Sam Coppersmith and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lithuania.
He earned his BA from Susquehanna University and MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He was a Coro Leadership New York Fellow.
Kirk McDermid is a tenured assistant professor in Montclair State University’s department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. His research focuses on epistemology (the nature of knowledge), with forays into philosophy of science, plagiarism and learning & assessment, and has taught a wide variety of courses from logic & decision theory to the philosophy of sport.
He has taught several online and hybrid courses in philosophy, and has been dissatisfied with all of them – so far. Currently, Kirk is working on incorporating wikis with database functionality (SMW+, or semantic mediawiki) into his courses to facilitate student-driven collaboration and differentiated learning.