Monday, 16 January
8:00-9:00 Conference Registration Open
9:00-9:30 Conference Opening - Phillip Kalantzis-Cope, Common Ground Publishing
9:30-10:05 Henry Jenkins, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
10:05-10:40 Christiane Paul, The New School, New York City, USA "Knowledge Production in the 2.0 Era
10:40-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 Talking Circles
11:50-12:35 Parallel Sessions
11:50-12:05 12:05-12:20 12:20-12:35
Room 1
A Study of Experiential Technology and Scientific Technology: A Comparison of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine
Dr. Song Tian, Institute for History and Philosophy of Science College of Philosophy and Sociology, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Overview: Taking traditional Chinese and Western medicine as one example, this paper classified technology by originations as experiential and scientific and analyzed their differences on tools, skills, and correspondent civilization patterns.
Theme: Technology in Community
The Devil’s Advocate: Privacy with the Electronic Health Records: Who’s Job Is It to Protect Health Information?
Dr. John Silver, College of Allied Health and Nursing, NOVA Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, USA
Overview: With the increased utilization of electronic health records (EHR), security concerns abound. Who’s job is it to protect the EHR information, and what consequences are there for violations?
Theme: Technology in Community
The Role of Social Media Networks as Mobilising Tools in North African Countries: The Case of Libya and Egypt
Sibongile Amerange Sindane, Communication Science, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
Overview: This is a critical analysis of the role of social media networks as mobilising tools in North African countries. The cases of Libya and Egypt are discussed.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
Room 2
The Future of Organizational Design: A Forecasting Study
Dr. Leyla Yildiz, Department of Business Administration Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
Overview: The main purpose of this study is to anticipate the future of organizational design based on expert predictions about changes in the dimensions of organizational design over the next decade.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
User Centered Design and Development of a Game for Exercise in Older Adults
Rachel Proffitt, Institute for Creative Technologies Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Hermon Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Belinda Lange, Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California, Playa Vista, USA
Overview: An exploration of the iterative user testing process in the design and development of a game for exercise for older adults.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
Technology-centred Teaching Methods to Introduce Programming and Robotic Concepts
Gordana Collier, School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering SEC Faculty, Kingston University, London, UK
Dr. Olga Duran, School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering SEC Faculty, Kingston University, London, UK
Prof. Andrzej Ordys, School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering SEC Faculty, Kingston University, London, UK
Overview: Developing and implementing novel technology-centred teaching methods, innovative materials and learning strategies in order to improve undergraduate learning of Electronic, Mechanical and Programming concepts.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 3
Becoming the Voice in Their Heads: The Influence of Oral Response on Perceived Teacher Caring
Joyce P. Johnston, English Department College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University, Manassas, USA
Overview: Learn to use simple software to evaluate student writing so you can reinforce assignment goals, facilitate meaningful revision and, above all, increase both student satisfaction and student learning.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 4
Is Mobile Technology in the Classroom a Helpful Tool or a Distraction? A Report of University Students' Attitudes and Usage Practices
Dr. Lorraine D. Jackson, Communication Studies Department, San Luis Obispo, USA
Overview: This study describes university students' attitudes towards mobile technology use in the classroom. How students report using technology, including perceived benefits and drawbacks, are discussed.
Theme: Technology in Education
Planning for a Digital Future
Laura Pedrick, Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
Tanya Joosten, Learning Technology Center, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
Overview: Emerging technologies are changing the landscape of higher education. This highlights the University of Wisconsin’s yearlong planning process, focusing on digitization in student learning and teaching, research, and university operations.
Theme: Technology in Education
Smart Sensory: Utilising Animation in the Enhancement of Motor Skills in Young Children using Smart Technology
Andrew Selby, School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK
Overview: This paper examines the implementation and adoption of custom created animated interfaces to enhance childhood motor skills using smart technology.
Theme: Technology in Education
12:35-12:55 Mixed (Special Event, Parallel Sessions)
Room 1 Discussion of Presented Papers
Room 2 Discussion of Presented Papers
Room 4 Discussion of Presented Papers
12:55-13:55 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Parallel Sessions
14:00-15:30 14:15-14:30 14:30-14:45 14:45-15:00
Room 1
The Various Applications of Collaborative Geomatics Systems - an Interactive, Web-based Mapping Tool - in Remote and Isolated First Nation Communities in Sub-Arctic Ontario, Canada
Dr. Daniel D. McCarthy, Department of Environment and Resource Studies Social Innovation Generation, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Holly Gardner, Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Christine D. Barbeau, Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Nadia A. Charania, Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Andrea D. Isogai, Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Ruby Edwards-Wheesk, Staff, Attawapiskat Health Services, Attawapiskat, Canada
Celine Sutherland, Staff, Attawapiskat Health Services, Attawapiskat, Canada
T. Autumn Sutherland, Peetabeck Academy, Fort Albany, Canada
Dr. Don Cowan, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Dr. Leonard J. S. Tsuji, Department of Environment and Resource Studies, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
Overview: Systems embodying a participatory, community-based approach and having multiple capabilities, have the potential to be introduced in remote and isolated First Nation communities for various applications.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 2
Will the Geeks inherit the newsroom? Reflections on why journalists should learn computer science
Skye Doherty, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Overview: How developing procedural literacies alongside narrative literacies might lead to a better understanding of how newsroom structures might change in order to produce new forms of storytelling.
Theme: Technology in Education
An Open Source Hardware and Software Platform for Interdisciplinary Design: Electronics, Interfacing and Programming for the Designer
Dr. Philip Breedon, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK
Leslie Arthur, School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK
Overview: Integration of the appropriate pedagogic methods for incorporating technology based disciplines within the design curriculum.
Theme: Technology in Education
Smart Use of Technology in Mathematics
Dr. Sandra Fital-Akelbek, Department of Mathematics, Weber State University, Ogden, USA
Dr. Mahmud Akelbek, Department of Mathematics, Weber State University, USA
Overview: In this talk we discuss pros and cons of using technology in math classes. We also present methods and techniques that can be used in delivering online math courses.
Theme: Technology in Education
Conceptual versus Computational Formulae in Calculus and Statistics Courses
William Rybolt, Math/Science, Babson College, Wellesley, USA
George Recck, Math/Science, Babson College, Wellesley, USA
Overview: Introductory quantitative courses expose students to computational formulae for the slope and intercept of a linear approximation to a set of data when such formulae no longer serve any purpose.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 3
The Implications of Personalized Internet Search Tools to Internet Theories of Global Civil Society
Dr. Jonathan Liljeblad, Pomona College, Los Angeles, USA
Overview: This paper discusses the implications of personalized Internet search results to theories of global civil society.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
Technology and the Contextual Vacuum: How Access to Information Does Not Guarantee Knowledge
Dr. Dave Cassady, Department of Media Arts, Pacific University, Forest Grove, USA
Lynda Irons, Pacific University Library, Forest Grove, USA
Overview: While the Internet makes information readily available the context (prior information) is needed to fully understand that information.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
Digitizing Darwin in a Democracy: The Problem of Embedded Human Will, Technoevoltion, and Social Justice
Shane Epting, Philosophy, University of North Texas, Denton, USA
Overview: Humans use technology to evolve. Technologies have embedded human wills. Human wills have ethical notions embedded, and this causes problems for social justice.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
My Metaphysical Facebook: Ontology and Identity in Cyberspace
Joseph Savage, Department of Philosophy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA
Overview: Many cases illustrate the blurred line between cyberspace and real space. Can metaphysics tell a coherent story of the Self for the 21st century?
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 4
Art in the Age of High Security
Prof. Jenny Vogel, Studio Art College of Visual Arts and Design, The University of North Texas, Denton, USA
Dr. David Schwarz, Compositions Studies College of Music, The University of North Texas, Denton, USA
Prof. David Stout, Composition Studies and iARTA College of Music, The University of North Texas, Denton, USA
Prof. Shane Mecklenburger, Studio Art College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas, Dallas, USA
Prof. Angel Cabrales, Art History College of Visual Arts and Design, The University of North Texas, Dallas, USA
Overview: Members from the Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA), a recently formed University of North Texas research cluster, discuss concepts of art and technology.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
15:00-15:30 Special Event
Room 2 Discussion of Presented Papers
Room 3 Discussion of Presented Papers
15:30-15:50 Break
15:50-16:20 Mixed (Special Event, Parallel Sessions)
CGES Dr. Pau Pedragosa, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. "Islas Improbables en un Mar de Información: El Espacio en la Epoca de la Globalización"
Sinopsis: Mediante la teoria de la información y la fenomenología interpreto el espacio en la época de la globalización como la construcción tecnológica de mundos de la vida plurales.
Room 1
The Causal Relationship between Research and Development Expenditures and Economic Growth: An Analysis of Turkey
Sevilay Küçüksakarya, Department of Economics at Economics and Administrative Sciences Faculty, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey
Overview: This study investigates the relationship between research and development expenditures and growth in Turkey by using a vector error correction model.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
Room 2
Social Movement Theory and Technological Change
Dr. Sky Croeser, Internet Studies, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Overview: Social movement theory sees communications technologies as external factors shaping activism; a case study of the digital liberties movement in Bangalore suggests revisions to this approach.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 3
A Political Economy of Hardware: The Implications of Physical Resource Ownership for the Networked Information Economy
Rachel O'Dwyer, Centre for Telecommunications Research Department of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Prof. Linda Doyle, Centre for Telecommunications Research (CTVR), Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Overview: How are non-proprietary economies of information and culture constrained or enabled by ownership models at the physical layer of a communications network?
Theme: Technology in Community
16:05-16:35 Parallel Sessions
16:05-16:20 16:20-16:35
Room 1
Benefit-cost Analysis of Offshoring
Danny Ho, NFA Estimation Inc., Richmond Hill, Canada
Overview: This presentation studies the tangible and non-tangible cost-benefit of offshoring based on practical experience, and discusses the impact on the IT profession and society.
Theme: Technology in Community
The Effects of Open and Distance Education on Economic Development: An Ardl Model Study of the Turkish Economy
Dr. Ceyda Özsoy, Department of Economics at Economics and Administrative Sciences Faculty, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey
Overview: This paper examines the short and long run effects of open and distance education on economic development in Turkey via the ARDL model.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 2
The Role of the Social Media in the Arab Revolutions
Iqbal Abdul Qadir Al Balushi, Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Overview: The key role that the social media played in toppling some Arab regimes in the spring of 2011 revolutions in the Arab world
Theme: Technology in Community
Information and Communcations Technologies as Liberator: Marcuse, Habermas, and Foucault on ICTs and Democracy
John Branstetter, Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
Overview: This paper evaluates whether ICTs are capable of delivering social liberation. I evaluate this premise through the thought of Marcuse, Habermas, and Foucault.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 3
16:25-16:55 Special Event
CGES Javier De la Hoz Freyle, Universidad Industrial de Santander;Luis Carlos Gómez Flórez, Universidad Industrial de Santander. "Gestión del Conocimiento en la Era del Cloud Computing"
Sinopsis: Como aprovechar las herramientas ofrecidas por Cloud Computing para aumentar las ventajas competitivas de las organizaciones a través de la Gestión del Conocimiento
16:35-16:50 Parallel Sessions
Room 1
An Evaluation of the Effect of Tri-networks Integration Technology in China
Yi-xi Zhu, Research Center for Industrial Organization, Southeast University, Nan-jing, China
Overview: This estimates the causal effect of tri-networks integration technology by using related socio-economic data from 12 cities, based on the difference in differences model.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 2
Social Media and Social Hatred: Exploring the Online Extremist Community and the Use of Twitter
Emmett Gillen, Institute for Public Safety and Justice, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, USA
Overview: Social Media has transformed the way extremist speech is digitally distributed and consumed. The content is largely the same, but the way it is shared has changed.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
16:50-17:30 Mixed (Special Event, Parallel Sessions)
16:50-17:20 17:00-17:30
CGES M. en C. Abraham Briseño, Universidad Politécnica de Sinaloa, Mexico. "El Uso de captura de movimiento corporal para el análisis de discapacidades en miembros superior o inferior: Caso de uso Hemipléjia"
Sinopsis: El uso de la tecnología de captura de movimiento mediante cámaras, aplicado en el análisis de discapacidades, para generar información preliminar para la rehabilitación.
Room 1 Discussion of Presented Papers
Room 2 Discussion of Presented Papers
17:30-18:00 Welcome Reception and Book Launch for "Uprising: The Internet's Unintended Consequences"

Tuesday, 17 January
9:00-9:35 Marcus Breen, Bond University, Queensland, Australia. "Predator Drones and the End of the Internet"
9:35-10:10 Veronica Sanz, University of California, Berkeley, USA. "Computing Technologies and the Other Fifty Percent"
10:10-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Parallel Sessions
10:30-10:45 10:45-11:00 11:00-11:15 11:15-11:30
Room 1
Examining Cyber Bullying Factors among Adolescents: A Grounded Theory Approach
Hanif Suhairi Abu Bakar, Centre of Communication Skills and Entrepreneurship, University Malaysia Perlis, Kangar, Malaysia
Overview: In depth discussion on a preliminary paradigm model on cyber bullying phenomenon.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
A Theoretical Framework on Risk-Taking Behaviours of Adolescents While Using the Internet in Australia
Dr. Mubarak A. R., Department of Social Work and Social Planning, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
Overview: The Internet presents enormous opportunities for adolescents to explore the world. They take many risks during this exploration process which affect their personal safety. This study explores those riky behaviours.
Theme: Technology in Community
The Student, Technology, and the Law: New Educational Challenges in the Digital Age
Michael Neel, School of Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Dr. Leslie Ennis, Cumberland School of Law Orleans School of Education, Samford University, Birmingham, USA
Overview: The current massive infusion of personal technology into the hands of K-12 students pushes the limits of a foundational school law doctrine.
Theme: Technology in Education
The Dark Side of the Web: Hyperpersonalization, the Filter Bubble, and Information Fatigue
Spencer Striker, Media Arts and Game Development, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, Madison, USA
Overview: Information acceleration leads to a “medium of distraction”. Meanwhile, prioritization solutions create unanticipated negative side effects. Does the new digital media skepticism offer solutions?
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
Room 2
Teaching Creative Critical Action beyond Economy in the Art of Techno-ecology: Approaches in Integrating Technology Ethics with STEM Art Education
Jane Crayton, College of Education, UNM Science Discovery, UC Boulder, University of New Mexico, University of Colorado at Boulder STEM-A, Boulder, USA
Overview: This discusses creative approaches for encouraging technology ethics and innovation in students using a STEM art education philosophy.
Theme: Technology in Community
Citizen Scientist: Democratizing Conservation with DNA Bar Coding
Dr. Amy Lynn Fletcher, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Overview: This paper analyzes DNA bar coding within a biopolitical framework. It critiques the "digital turn" in biodiversity management, particularly the assumption that digitizing information will enhance efforts to save wildlife.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
A Serious Game for Incidence Response Education and Training
Mina Tawadrous, Faculty of Business and IT, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Canada
Bill Kapralos, Faculty of Business and IT, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Canada
Sherrene D. Kevan, Enviroquest Ltd., Cambridge, Canada
Andrew Hogue, Faculty of Business and IT, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Canada
Overview: We describe the development of an interactive, multi-player (3D) serious game for of incidence response procedure education and training.
Theme: Technology in Education
Energy Efficiency Benchmarks for Housing: A Comparative Study of Energy Efficient Benchmark Housing Systems
Joerg Ruegemer, School of Architecture, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
Ryan E. Smith, School of Architecture, University of Utah, USA
Overview: This paper reports on a comparative study of energy efficient benchmark housing systems and their respective capability and culpability to achieve net zero energy for a residential case study project.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
Room 3
Chat-bot Humour: A Survey of Methodological Approaches for a Creative, New Media Project
Dr. Michael M. Meany, School of Design, Communication and IT, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
Dr. Tom Clark, School of Communication and the Arts, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Overview: This paper surveys a range of methodological approaches to underpin a creative project that will develop a pair of online, computer-based conversational agents.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
Evolving Technologies, Global Media, and Local Audiences: The Digital Glocalization of Entertainment
Dr. Paolo Sigismondi, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Overview: The presentation analyzes the phenomenon of the “Digital Glocalization of Entertainment”: media crossing national and cultural borders incorporating global, glocal and local features, enriched by elements provided by digital technology.
Theme: Technology in Community
Games, Glitches, Ghosts: Giving Voice to Enchantment in the Gamic Assemblage
Joseph Thompson, American Studies, University of Texas, Austin, USA
Overview: I examine single-player video games through an intersection of ludology and vital materialism to give shape to machinic agency in game play.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
Room 4
Situated Technology Praxis in U.S. Museums Today
Susana Smith Bautista, Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Overview: Five case studies demonstrate the importance of a place-based context to understand how museums are using technology today, revealing the distinct, yet symbiotic relationship between museums’ local and global communities.
Theme: Technology in Community
Recreating a Lost Culture Using the Web
Dr. Delyse Ryan, School of Arts and Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia
Overview: This paper documents how drama students use the web to help them recreate theatrical performance styles from bygone eras.
Theme: Technology in Education
Art, Technology and Knowledge in the New Geopolitical Configuration
Emerson Freire, Sociology, UNICAMP - Campinas University, Jundiaí, Brazil
Overview: During 2010, a series of artworks in Europe reflects relationships between technology and society after the crisis process of 2008 and the new geopolitical configuration.
Theme: Technology in Community
Eternal Recurrence, Temporality, and Technology: How Contemporary Computer Art Can Learn from Early Modes of Representing Time
Laurel Johannesson, Computational Media Design, Alberta College of Art and Design, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Overview: An exploration of how philosophies of eternal recurrence and early modes of representing time have impacted the moving image in projected linear and generative narratives present in contemporary interactive art.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
Room 5
Ten Mistakes Faculty Make in Graduate and Postgraduate Virtual Courses
Dr. L. Hyatt, Organizational Leadership Doctoral Program, ULV, Los Angeles, USA
Maureen E. Hakala, LAUSD, USA
Overview: Faculty play a critical role in the efficacy of virtual courses including student satisfaction and retention. This study explores the lived experience of graduate and post-graduate students in virtual courses.
Theme: Technology in Education
Interactive Whiteboards and Mobile Technology: Digital Solutions at the Vanguard of Primary Education for Both Regular and Special Needs Classes
Sarah MK Ko, Education Leadership Program Faculty of Education, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Overview: This presentation delves into both teacher experiences and student performance in learning through the interactive whiteboard and mobile solutions in the classrooms. We investigate both regular and special needs classes.
Theme: Technology in Education
21st Century Learning: How College Classroom Interaction Will Change in the Decades Ahead
Dr. Burt Stillar, College of Business and Public Management, University of La Verne, Los Angeles, USA
Overview: A study of significant changes in post-secondary education in the coming decades. The mind-set of the future student, the newest research on how modern students process information.
Theme: Technology in Education
11:30-12:00 Special Event
Room 1 Discussion of Presented Papers
Room 2 Discussion of Presented Papers
Room 4 Discussion of Presented Papers
Room 5 Discussion of Presented Papers
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Parallel Sessions
13:00-13:15 13:15-13:30 13:30-13:45 13:45-14:00
Room 1
The Gamification of University Services: Addressing Digital Students
Leonel Diaz, Rossier School of Education Postsecondary Administration Student Affairs Master’s Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Dr. Kristan Venegas, Rossier School of Education Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis, University of Southern California, USA
Overview: This paper will present a conceptual game application that ties university services into an interactive application for students and educators.
Theme: Technology in Education
Communication and Education: Finding the Balance amongst the 24/7 Opportunities for Students
Dr. Andrea Crampton, Faculty of Science, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Dr. Angela Ragusa, School of Humaities and Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Overview: Demonstration of the communication load for university-level teaching to over 200 students via distance education to develop effective teaching strategies and manage student expectations.
Theme: Technology in Education
Development, Design and Assessment of a Web 2.0 Mind Map Software Application for Undergraduate Students with a Pedagogical and Epistemological Commentary
Karen Knaus, Chemistry, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, USA
Michael Tang, Civil Engineering, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, USA
Hyo-Jeong Kim, Business School, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, USA
Overview: Description of eLearning software developed by cognitive scientists to teach students how to use an application called Visual Logic Maps followed by a pedagogical and epistemological commentary.
Theme: Technology in Education
The Integration of Mac Laboratory in the AB Mass Communication and AB Journalism Programs at the Lyceum of the Philippines University
Assoc. Prof. Renalyn Valdez, Department of Mass Communication, Journalism, and Multimedia Arts, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manila, Philippines
Overview: The study evaluates the integration of the Mac Laboratory in the curricula of AB Mass Communication and AB Journalism Programs at the Lyceum of the Phillipines University (LPU).
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 2
A Six Sigma Methodology for Reducing Casting Defects in Foundry Operations
Prof. Prem Saran Satsangi, Mechanical Engineering Department, PEC University of Technology Chandrigarh, Chandrigarh, India
Sushil Kumar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indoglobal College of Engineering, Abhirpur, Mohali, Punjab, India., India
D.R. Prajapati, Mechanical Engg. Deptt, PEC Univ.of Technology, Chandigarh, India
Overview: An orthogonal array, the signal-to-noise ratio, and analysis of variance criterion are used to analyze the effect of selected process parameters and their levels on casting defects.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
A Lean Six Sigma Approach to a Biogas Supply Chain
Kelly Riley McFall, Technology Leadership and Innovation, Purdue University, Attica, USA
Overview: Biogas is an alternative drop-in fuel that has been utilized for centuries.
Theme: Technology in Community
Oil Spills: Determination of Initial Oil Spill Volumes of Oil Spills Observed on Water Surfaces
Prof. Huseyin Murat Cekirge, Mechanical Engineering, Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
Overview: A methodology for determining volume of spilled oil on water surfaces is presented.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
The Knowledge of H2O: How Water Technology Enhances Society
Glenn Terrell, Research Group Engineering Department, Birmingham Water Works Board, Birmingham, USA
Overview: A current Birmingham Water Works Board study evaluated different water treatment technologies with results that can be useful for other regions and beneficial for the global community.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
Room 3
The Benefits and Challenges of Using Laptops in Primary and Secondary Schools: An Investigation in Canadian Schools
Thierry Karsenti, Faculty of Education, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Prof. Simon Collin, Faculty of Education, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada
Overview: The overall objective of this research project was to gain a deeper understanding of the benefits and challenges of using laptops in Canadian schools.
Theme: Technology in Education
Tweeting Latinidad: Constructing Knowledge with Latin@ Students on Twitter
Cruz Medina, Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Overview: This presentation looks at how Latin@ students use Twitter to build knowledge using supportive student networks while performing the linguistic difference of code-switching.
Theme: Technology in Education
Community through Advertising: Folklore in Slovene Advertisements
Ba Simona Klaus, Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Overview: Folklore and advertising are hugely intertwined processes which shape the everyday way of life in Slovene society. Some interesting examples will be discussed.
Theme: Technology in Community
The Art of Electronic Public Consultation: Experiences from Quebec, Canada
Florence Piron, Departement d'information et de communication, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Overview: In order to explore the potential of the Internet to improve public consultation processes, four different experiences will be discussed, mostly in the domains of health and social affairs.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 4
How does Information Disclosure Affect the Performance Quality of Competing Hospitals?
Daesung Jun, Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
ChanYoung Park, -, -, -
Overview: This study analyzes the effect of public information disclosure in the field of medical care by using a natural experiment.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
Multi-stakeholder Perspectives Influencing the Policy-Research-Practice Realms
Komathi Ale, Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Dr. Arul Chib, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
Overview: The paper offers a critical perspective on the multi-stakeholders of ICT projects. It proposes the Stakeholder Communication Model, providing a lens to define communication pathways within the policy-research-practice realms.
Theme: Technology in Community
The Usage of E-banking Services in Turkey
Dr. Burcu Adiguzel Mercangoz, Transportation & Logistics, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. Sinem Derindere Koseoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Overview: This study aims to give detailed information about the usage of e-banking aservices in Turkey between March 2006 and July 2011.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
Promise Fulfilled? Synthetic Phonics Intervention in Nigeria One Year On
Olubusola I. Eshiet, School of Education, Communication and Language Science, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Overview: The immediate results of the implementation of a curricular innovation aided by the use of Jolly Phonics Starter Pack, MP3 and CD players in some primary schools in Nigeria
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
14:00-14:30 Special Event
Room 1 Discussion of Presented Papers
Room 2 Discussion of Presented Papers
Room 3 Discussion of Presented Papers
Room 4 Discussion of Presented Papers
14:30-14:50 Break
14:50-15:35 Parallel Sessions
14:50-15:05 15:05-15:20 15:20-15:35
Room 1
Community Knowledge and Redistricting: A Case Study on ReDrawCA.org
John Kim, Healthy City, Advancement Project, Los Angeles, USA
Lori Thompson, Healthy City, Advancement Project, Los Angeles, USA
Overview: How mapping can be used to engage communities and ensure they have a seat at the table when legislative boundaries are drawn
Theme: Technology in Community
Exploring the Factors Influencing the Adoption of Android Smartphones and Mobile Internet Services
Dr. Kuo-Lun Hsiao, Department of Information Management, National Taichung Institute of Technology, Taichung, Taiwan
Ching-Ting Huang, Institute of Education, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Overview: The purpose of this study is to explore the factors influencing users’ intentions to adopt Android smartphones and mobile Internet services.
Theme: Technology in Community
Can Government Fulfill Its Commitment to Engage the Public about Nanotechnology?
Dr. Kristen Lyons, School of Social Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Dr. James Whelan, School of Geography, University of Newcastle, Australia
Overview: This paper critically examines public engagement activities associated with the expanding nanotechnologies industries in Australia, and evaluates their effectiveness in developing sound nanotechnology policy, more broadly, science for public good.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 2
A Portrait of Immigration and Technology
Prof. Simon Collin, Faculty of Education, University of Quebec in Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Thierry Karsenti, Faculty of Education, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Overview: The objective of this paper is to draw a portrait of the theme of immigration and technology at the scientific and social levels.
Theme: Technology in Community
How Did the Japanese Audience View “Born into Brothels”: A Content-analytic Study in Discourses of Legal Rights in Documentary Movies
Assoc. Prof. Yayoi Kitamura, Faculty of Arts and Letters, Kyoritsu Women University, Tokyo, Japan
Overview: This article examines, based on content analysis, strikingly differing views expressed on the weblogs of a documentary movie, “Born into Brothels”.
Theme: Technology in Community
The Effects of ICT Usages on Interpersonal Networks and Community Engagement
Shu-Fen Tseng, Graduate Program of Social Informatics, Yuan Ze University, Chung-Li, Taiwan
Meng-Hao Li, Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Wei-Chu Chen, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Overview: This study compares three types of computer-mediated communication personal networks on community participation.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 3
Second Life Is Dead: Make Way for an OpenSim Future
John Rogate, ITS Division, Champlain College, Colchester, USA
Overview: Second Life, a dying entity, is forcing schools to flock to Open-Simulator, the rapidly growing alternative. Virtual Worlds are coming - be prepared and informed.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 4 Publishing Your Paper or Book with Common Ground
Presenter: Jamie Burns, Commissioning Editor, Common Ground Publishing

Description: In this session the Commissioning Editor of The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society and the Technology and Society Book Series will present an overview of Common Ground’s publishing philosophy and practices. She will also offer tips for turning conference papers into journal articles, present an overview of journal publishing procedures, introduce the Technology and Society Book Series, and provide information on Common Ground’s book proposal submission process. Please feel free to bring questions—the second half of the session will be devoted to Q & A.
15:35-15:55 Mixed (Special Event, Parallel Sessions)
Room 1 Discussion of Presented Papers
Room 2 Discussion of Presented Papers

Wednesday, 18 January
9:00-9:35 Plenary - Victoria Vesna, University of California, Los Angeles.
9:35-9:55 Break
9:55-10:40 Parallel Sessions
9:55-10:10 10:10-10:25 10:25-10:40
Room 1
Technology in a Collaborative Education Environment: Creating Interdisciplinary, Mentored Opportunities
R. Brent Adams, School of Technology, Brigham Young University, Provo, USA
Overview: Rapid changes in technology are making it hard to stay topical for educators. However, once certain technologies are embraced, interactive, interdisciplinary, collaborative educational opportunities can proliferate dramatically.
Theme: Technology in Education
Using Online Self and Peer Assessment for Groupwork: Advantages of Web-based Peer Assessment for Individual Contributions
Dr. Ian M. McGregor, School of Management, University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Darrall Thompson, Faculty of Design, University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Overview: Group learning tasks are widely used, but assessment processes for large classes can counteract the benefits of peer learning. The advantages using online peer assessment of groupwork are assessed.
Theme: Technology in Education
E-assessment: The Role of Peer and Self-Review Can Play towards Enhancing Student Learning
Dr. Arianne Rourke, The School of Art History and Art Education College of Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Dr Kathryn Coleman, Learning & Teaching, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Overview: This paper discusses the role online peer and self-review plays towards teaching tertiary students how to write a research paper and to present utilizing film, an effective tutorial presentation.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 2
Room 3
The Stream of All Human Consciousness: Looking for Mr. Wright ... and Finding Him on Facebook
Dr. Mick Charney, Department of Architecture, Kansas State University, Manhattan, USA
Overview: Otherwise much maligned social networks such as Facebook nevertheless hold great latent pedagogical potential when utilized in carefully orchestrated small-class projects that leverage the digital dexterity of “Net Geners.”
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 4
IT Governance from an Information Processing Perspective: A Conceptual Framework Proposition
Saida Harguem, Information Systems Department, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada
François Bergeron, Teluq-UQAM, Canada
Overview: This article proposes a conceptual framework to study IT Governance from an information processing perspective.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
The Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything: Searching for Relationships between Technology, Religion and Evolution
Prof. Charles Harding, Computer and Industrial Technology, Hutchinson Community College, Sterling, USA
Overview: This is a qualitative analysis of the complex relationships between technology, religion and evolution. It makes the case that both technology and religion influenced the development of humans.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
10:40-11:00 Mixed (Special Event, Parallel Sessions)
Room 1 Discussion of Presented Papers
Room 4 Discussion of Presented Papers
11:00-11:20 Break
11:20-12:20 Parallel Sessions
11:20-12:20 11:50-12:05
Room 1
IWitness: Holocaust Survivor/Witness Testimony and 21st Century Learning
Gayle Cole, Shoah Foundation Institute, The University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Overview: The IWitness online application features 1000+ full-length video testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses, along with curricular tools that address multiple literacies.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 2
Emerging Teaching Technology Adoption by Tertiary Institutions: What Part Do Personal Values Play?
Dale J. Trott, School of Health and Human Services Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Australia
Lisa K. Bricknell, School of Health and Human Services Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Australia
Dr. Tania Signal, School of Health and Human Services Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Australia
Dr. Karena Burke, School of Health and Human Services Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Australia
Overview: Our focus will be on the effect of personal values on the choice and use of teaching technologies.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 3
The Burden of Choice: Relevance and Information Technology in the Humanities
Dr. Simon Ryan, Arts and Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia
Overview: This paper will suggest that in the context of the digital proliferation of information, relevance determination becomes a key skill for humanities students.
Theme: Technology in Education
Situating Digital Learning within Face-to-Face Collaboration, Multimodality, and Convergent Media Ecologies
Roberto de Roock, Language, Reading, and Culture Department of Teaching, Learning, and Sociocultural Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Overview: Research on the convergence of face-to-face collaboration and learning through new digital media in a primarily low-income Mexican American 6th grade classroom.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 4 Publishing Your Paper or Book with Common Ground
Presenter: Jamie Burns, Commissioning Editor, Common Ground Publishing

Description: In this session the Commissioning Editor of The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society and the Technology and Society Book Series will present an overview of Common Ground’s publishing philosophy and practices. She will also offer tips for turning conference papers into journal articles, present an overview of journal publishing procedures, introduce the Technology and Society Book Series, and provide information on Common Ground’s book proposal submission process. Please feel free to bring questions—the second half of the session will be devoted to Q & A.
12:05-12:25 Mixed (Special Event, Parallel Sessions)
Room 3 Discussion of Presented Papers
12:25-13:25 Lunch
13:25-14:05 Talking Circles
14:10-15:10 Parallel Sessions
14:10-14:25 14:25-14:40 14:40-14:55 14:55-15:10
Room 1
Antecedents and Consequences of Users’ Trust in Peer-Based Recommendation Agents
Karim Ben Boubaker, Information Systems, Faculte des sciences de l'administration, Quebec City, Canada
Henri Barki, Department of Information Technologies, HEC Montreal, Canada
Overview: This paper explores the acceptance and use of peer-based recommendation agents. Perceived characteristics of the recommending peer group are hypothesized to influence perceived recommendation bias, trust and associated risk.
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
Digital Curation of the Henry O. Nightingale Diaries
Mary Weppler, Library, University of California, Merced, USA
Overview: This presentation details UC Merced Library's digital curation of two diaries written in 1864 and 1865 by a Union soldier and abolitionist named Henry O. Nightingale.
Theme: Technology in Community
Digital Literacy: The Next Generation of Consuming Books
Dr. Kenneth M. Henrie, School of Business, Texas A&M University, USA
Dr. Christian Gilde, Business and Technology Department, University of Montana Western, Dillon, USA
Prof. Sal Veas, Business, Santa Monica College, USA
Overview: E-books (e.g. electronic textbooks) are being used extensively at several college campuses in the US. Do students perceive that e-books enhance their learning experience, or detract from it?
Theme: Human Technologies and Usability
When Is a Library: Technological Change and the Obsolescence of Place in Information-Seeking Behavior
Stewart Baker, University Library, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, USA
Overview: This article presents a summary of Library Science literature to show the effects of remote access on library users' research habits and on research libraries themselves.
Theme: Technology in Education
Room 2
Room 3
Online or Face to Face? Instructional Strategies for Improving Learning Outcomes in e-Learning
Dr. Anahit Ter-Stepanian, Art Department, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, USA
Overview: The author describes approaches that she has developed, experimented with and found to be effective in asynchronous online art history courses.
Theme: Technology in Education
Rethinking Online Teaching and Learning: A Case Study of an Approach to Designing an Online Learning Environment
Lisa K. Bricknell, School of Health and Human Services Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health, CQUniversity Australia, Rockhampton, Australia
Nona Muldoon, Office of Learning and Teaching, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia
Overview: This paper describes a case study illustrating the effective use of learning theories and pedagogical principles in the design of an online learning environment.
Theme: Technology in Education
Innovative Technology Solutions for Library Services in Post-secondary Distance Education Programs
Dr. Jade G. Winn, Education and Social Work Libraries, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
Overview: The USC Libraries have developed an array of technological solutions to ensure that distance graduate students have knowledge of techno-information literacy skills and access to library resources regardless of location.
Theme: Technology in Education
Developmental Education across the Curriculum: Building a Bridge to Best Practices
Dr. Carol Smith, English, Journalism, and Humanities, Mesa Community College, Mesa, USA
Professor James Lembo, Math, Mesa Community College (MCC), Mesa, USA
Sean Arteaga, Math, Mesa Community College (MCC), Mesa, USA
Anna McWhirter, Reading, Mesa Community College (MCC), Mesa, USA
Overview: This paper will report on a work in progress, a proposed online community of practice arising out of our recent participation in Maricopa Community College’s Summer Institute on Developmental Education.
Theme: Technology in Community
Room 4
Are Stereotypes Relative to Gender Usage Applicable to Virtual Worlds?
Dr. Gilok Choi, School of Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute, New York, USA
Dr. Hyewon Chung, Department of Psychology, John Jay College, City University of New York, USA
Overview: This study looked at gender differences in Virtual Worlds and found that female users are a driving force behind the recent success of online communities.
Theme: Technology in Community
Diamond Law Library Printers’ Marks
Katherine Pradt, School of Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute, New York, USA
Emily Fairey, School of Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute
Overview: In order to increase access to and knowledge of printers’ marks, a digital library has been built with open source software.
Theme: Knowledge and Technology
15:10-15:40 Mixed (Special Event, Parallel Sessions)
Room 1 Discussion of Presented Papers
Room 3 Discussion of Presented Papers
Room 4 Discussion of Presented Papers
15:45-16:15 Closing Session - Phillip Kalantzis-Cope