Invited Talks and Research Presentations

2018

  • “Social Software Design to Facilitate Service-learning in Interdisciplinary Computer Science Courses,” Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education Technical Symposium, February 23, 2018 Baltimore, MD (Scheduled).

2017

  • “News in the Age of Social Media,” Thousand Oaks Library Speaker’s Panel, Thousand Oaks, CA, October 12, 2017.
  • “Fake News! Read All About It!,” Library Lecture Series, Camarillo, CA, October 9, 2017.
  • “Engineering Sentiment in Online Conversations: An Evaluation of SAD Design,” Computer Science Lecture Series / Minigrant Presentation, California State University, Channel Islands, Camarillo CA, September 26, 2017 in Sierra Hall.
  • “A Dynamic Analysis and Graphing of Key Medical Terms.” SAGE Student Research Conference, Camarillo, CA, May 6, 2017. Poster presentation by Francisco Moo.
  • “Social Networking Strategies for Non-Profits: A Service Learning Project.” Center for Community Engagement: Celebration of Service, Camarillo, CA, May 4, 2017.
  • “Introducing Speq-DB: A Simple Program for Enhancing Quality in Online Discussion Boards.” SAGE Student Research Conference, Camarillo, CA, May 6, 2017. Poster presentation by Nicole Dubin.
  • “Towards a Sentiment Analyzing Discussion-board,” 50th Annual Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 7, 2017, Waikoloa, HI. Conference paper presentation.

2016

  • “Post-2016 Presidential Election: Trends in Online Social Networking”, Guest speaker on 1590 KVTA News Talk Radio, December 19, 2016.
  • “Constructing Speq-DB: A Simple Program for Enhancing Quality in Online Discussion Boards,” University of California, Riverside Nov. 12, 2016. Poster presentation by Rafael Hernandez.
  • “Towards a Sentiment-Analyzing Discussion Board,” Computer Science Colloquium, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA, October 20, 2016 (schedule).
  • “Introducing Speq-DB: A Simple Program for Enhancing Quality in Online Discussion Boards.” SACNAS Conference, Long Beach, CA, October 13-15, 2016. Poster presentation by Sara Colon-Cerezo.
  • “Get SMART (Social Media Applications and Really-useful Tools),” Library Lecture Series, Newbury Park, CA, October 10, 2016.
  • “Learning Effects of Attention Guidance in Online Discussions,” 22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 22), San Diego, CA, August 12, 2016. Conference paper presentation.
  • “Introducing SPEQ-DB: A Simple Program for Enhancing Quality in Online Discussion Boards,” Project ACCESO Summer Research Poster Session, June 22, 2016, Camarillo, CA.
  • “Creating SAD: The Sentiment Analyzing DiscussionBoard,” 2016 Southern California CWIC. Poster presentation by Glo Mercado, April 9, 2016, Ventura, CA.
  • “Social Software Approaches for Non-Profits,” Guest Lecture, March 8, 2016, Camarillo, CA.
  • “Task Oriented Reading of Instructional Materials and Its Relationship to Message Scores in Online Learning Conversations,” 49th Annual Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 5-8, 2016, Kauai, HI. Conference paper presentation by Evren Eryilmaz

2015

  • “Online Learning Community Software to Support Success in Project Teams,” COLLA 2015, October 13, 2015, St. Juliens, Malta.
  • “Social Network Analysis Lab,” Summer Scholars Institute, August 5, 2015, Camarillo, CA.
  • “Introducing S.A.D.: The Sentiment Analyzing Discussion Board,” Project ACCESO Summer Research Poster Session, June 21, 2015, Camarillo, CA.
  • “Social Software Supports STEM Students,” Computer Science Lecture Series, March 11, 2015, Camarillo, CA.

2014

  • “How Social Networking Software can Facilitate Peer Support in Computer Programming Courses,” School of Business Research Colloquia, February 20, 2014, Farmingdale, NY.
  • “Designing a Peer Support System for Computer Programming Courses using Online Social Networking Software,” 47th Annual Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences, January 6-9, 2014, Oahu, HI. Conference paper presentation.
  • “Attention Guidance in Online Learning Conversations,” 47th Annual Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences, January 6-9, 2014, Oahu, HI. Conference paper presentation.

2013

  • “Constructing Intelligent Social Software for College Campuses,” Research Presentation, SUNY New Paltz, Nov. 8, 2013, New Paltz, NY
  • “Student Perceptions of Microblogging: Integrating Twitter with an Online Discussion Board to Support Learning and Interaction,” 9th Annual Teaching and Learning Technologies Conference, SUNY Old Westbury, Apr. 26, 2013, Old Westbury, NY
  • “A Dynamic Social Feedback System to Support Learning and Social Interaction in Higher Education,” SUNY Farmingdale CTLT Award Ceremony for Outstanding Scholarly Publication, Farmingdale State University, Apr. 17, 2013, Farmingdale, NY.

2012

  • “Online Learning Communities to Support Teaching and Learning,” CTLT 2nd Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning: Current Research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Farmingdale State University, April 27, 2012, Farmingdale, NY.
  • “Integrating Blogging and Microblogging to Foster Learning and Social Interaction in Online Learning Communities,” 45th Annual Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences, January 4-7, 2012, Maui, HI. Conference paper presentation.

2011

  • “Combining Microblogging with Blogging to foster Learning and Social Interaction in Online Learning Communities,” School of Information Systems and Technology at Claremont Graduate University, June 6, 2011, Claremont, CA.
  • “Elgg Mash-up with Twitter to foster Learning and Social Interaction in Higher Education,” Department of Computer and Information Systems at the School of Business at Farmingdale State University, April 23, 2011, Farmingdale, NY.

2010

  • “Server-side Programming: A Technology Tutorial,” Department of Computer and Information Systems at the School of Business at Farmingdale State University, November 4, 2010, Farmingdale, NY.
  • “Binary Search Trees: A Technology Tutorial,” Department of Computer and Information Systems at the School of Business at Farmingdale State University, April 23, 2010, Farmingdale, NY.
  • “The Design and Evaluation of a Peer Ratings System for Online Learning Communities,” 43rd Annual Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences, January 4-7, 2010, Kauai, HI. Conference paper presentation.
  • “Cloud Computing Architectures for the Underserved: Public Health CyberInfrastructures through a Network of HealthATMs,” 43rd Annual Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences, January 4-7, 2010, Kauai, HI. Conference paper presentation.

2009

  • “Expanding Learning and Social Interaction through Intelligent Systems Design: Implementing a Reputation and Recommender System for the Claremont Conversation Online,” a Dissertation Defense at Claremont Graduate University, July 29, 2009, Claremont, CA.
  • “IT Does Matter,” Guest Lecture for IT509 MBA course at Woodbury University, June 13, 2009, Burbank, CA.
  • “Database Normalization: A Technology Tutorial,” Department of Computer and Information Systems at the School of Business at Farmingdale State University, Aril 23, 2009, Farmingdale, NY.
  • “Teaching Web Development Roundtable,” Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno, April 3, 2009, Fresno, CA.
  • “Expanding Learning and Social Interaction through Intelligent Systems Design.” The Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno, April 3, 2009, Fresno, CA.

2008

  • “Claremont Conversation Online Open Source Tutorial,” Guest Lecture on Social Technologies. November 6, 2008, Claremont,CA.
  • Dissertation Proposal Defense, “Expanding Learning and Social Interaction through Intelligent Systems Design: Implementing a Reputation and Recommender System for the Claremont Conversation Online.” August 20, 2008, Claremont CA.
  • “The Claremont Conversation Online: System Update”, Social Learning Software Lab. July 30, 2008, Claremont CA.
  • “Beyond the Claremont Conversation”, Educational Studies Faculty & Board of Visitors. April 03, 2008, Claremont CA.
  • “Graduate Student Success with the e-Portfolio”, 20th Annual Lilly-West Conference, March 21-22, Kellogg West Ranch, Cal Poly Pomona, CA.
  • “Understanding the Roles of Knowledge Sharing and Trust in Online Learning Communities,” 41st Annual Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 7-10, Waikaloa, HI. Conference paper presentation.

2007

  • “Beyond the Claremont Conversation”, CGU Faculty Senate. November 26, 2007, Claremont CA.
  • “Graduate Student Success with the e-Portfolio”, Graduate Student Success Symposium. November 2, 2007, Claremont CA.
  • “Elgg Open Source Tutorial,” Guest Lecture on Social Technologies. October 17, 2007, Claremont,CA.
  • “Resurrecting Graduate Conversation through an Online Learning Community,” IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2007, July 8, 2007, Lisbon, Portugal. Conference paper presentation.
  • “Extending the Elgg Social Networking System to Enhance the Campus Conversation,” Second Annual Design Research in Information Systems (DESRIST), May 15, 2007 Pasadena, California. Conference paper presentation.
  • “Graduate Students & Their Advisors: Ships That Pass in the Night?,”NACADA Pacific Region 9 Conference, March 22, 2007 San Diego, CA.
  • “Please Advise!: Faculty and Student Perceptions of Graduate School Advising,” 19th Annual Lilly-West, March 17, 2007, Kellogg West Ranch at Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA.
  • “A Classifier to Evaluate Language Specificity of Medical Documents,” 40th Annual Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 3-6, 2007, Waikoloa, HI. Conference paper presentation by Trudi Miller and Gondy Leroy.

2006

  • “CIO Roundtable Presentation on Online Social Learning / Social Networking,” Harper Hall, April 11, 2006, Claremont, CA.