Educational Technology

  • Professor Curtis Ho
    Professor Curtis Ho
    University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA
  • Dr Ebru Melek KOÇ**
    Dr Ebru Melek KOÇ**
    Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
  • Professor Barbara Lockee
    Professor Barbara Lockee
    Virginia Tech., USA
  • Professor Keith W. Miller
    Professor Keith W. Miller
    The University of Missouri, USA
  • Dr Jo Mynard
    Dr Jo Mynard
    Kanda University of International Studies, Japan
  • Mr Matthew Kay
    Mr Matthew Kay
    Nature Publishing, UK
  • Professor Robert Logie
    Professor Robert Logie
    Osaka Gakuin University, Japan
  • Professor Ted O’Neill
    Professor Ted O’Neill
    Gakushuin University, Japan

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** journal editor

Professor Curtis Ho
University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA

Biography

Curtis Ho is Professor, Department Chair and Graduate Chair of the Learning Design and Technology department at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He has been a UH faculty member for over 30 years, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in educational media research, interactive multimedia, web-based instruction, distance education, video technology, and computer-based education. He has taught courses in American and Western Samoa and Saipan, and was the first to offer a course statewide over the Hawai’i Interactive Television System.

Curtis Ho received his PhD in Educational Technology from Arizona State University where he served as instructional designer. He has consulted for public and private schools, financial institutions, and higher education. For several years he directed the Office of Faculty Development and Academic Support for the University of Hawaii’s Manoa campus. He has presented extensively at national and international conferences at locations including Beijing, Copenhagen, Eskisehir, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Lugano, Rome, Kumamoto, Kyoto, Melbourne, Montreal, Osaka, Panang, Taipei, Takamatsu, Tokyo, Toronto, and Vancouver.

Professor Ho was a Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director for three US Department of Education grants totalling over 9.8 million US dollars. He is a co-organiser of TCC Worldwide Online Conference, an executive committee member of E-Learn, Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education, and is also past-President of the Pan Pacific Distance Learning Association, a chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association and of the Pacific Association for Communications and Technology, a chapter of the national Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

Dr Ebru Melek KOÇ**
Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey

Biography

Dr Ebru Melek KOÇ holds a PhD in English Language Teaching. After working as a research assistant and English language teacher trainer for ten years, she worked at the Academic Writing Centre at Izmir Institute of Technology as the academic writing coordinator for five years. Currently, she is an assistant professor at the ELT department at Inonu University in Malatya. Her areas of interest are pre & in-service English language teacher education, teacher development, distance teacher education, development of online language teaching programmes, and academic writing. She has published in international journals such as Teaching and Teacher Education and European Journal of Teacher Education.

**Dr Ebru Melek KOÇ is the editor of the IAFOR Journal of Language Learning.

Professor Barbara Lockee
Virginia Tech., USA

Biography

Dr Barbara Lockee is Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Virginia Tech, USA, where she is also Associate Director of the School of Education and Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach. She teaches courses in instructional design, message design, and distance education. Her research interests focus on instructional design issues related to technology-mediated learning. She has published more than 80 papers in academic journals, conferences and books, and has presented her scholarly work at over 90 national and international conferences.

Dr Lockee is Immediate Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, an international professional organisation for educational technology researchers and practitioners. She earned her PhD in 1996 from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology), MA in 1991 from Appalachian State University in Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Media), and BA in 1986 from Appalachian State University in Communication Arts.

Professor Barbara Lockee is a Vice-President of IAFOR. She is Chair of the Education & Language Learning division of the International Academic Advisory Board.

Professor Keith W. Miller
The University of Missouri, USA

Biography

Keith W. Miller is the Orthwein Endowed Professor for Lifelong Learning in the Sciences at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, USA. In that position, he is partnering with the St. Louis Science Center. Dr Miller’s research interests are in software testing and in computer ethics, and he is a past editor of the editor-in-chief of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. He was awarded the 2011 Joseph Weizenbaum Award by the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology. He is the principal investigator of a recent grant from the US National Science Foundation to study the effects of ethics education for computer science students.

Dr Jo Mynard
Kanda University of International Studies, Japan

Biography

Dr Jo Mynard is an Associate Professor and Director of the Self-Access Learning Centre (SALC) at Kanda University of International Studies (KUIS) in Japan. At KUIS, she advises language learners, and oversees academic support, research and the general direction of the SALC. She also teaches an undergraduate course on Effective Language Learning at KUIS and a graduate course on Learner Autonomy as part of the MA TESOL programme at the KUIS graduate school. She is a part-time faculty member on the Doctor of Education programme in TESOL at the University of Anaheim (USA), an occasional supervisor at the university of Birmingham (UK) on the MA TESOL programme, and an advisor to doctoral candidates at the Education and ICT programme at the Open University of Catalunya (Spain). She has co-edited four books. Two on learner autonomy (2011; 2014), and two on advising in language learning (2012). She recently co-authored a book (with Satoko Kato) on reflective dialogue / advising which was published by Routledge (New York) in August 2015. She has been the editor of SiSAL (Studies in Self-Access Learning) Journal --a peer review, open access publication-- since 2010.

Mr Matthew Kay
Nature Publishing, UK

Biography

Matthew Kay is works for the Nature Publishing group, a part of Macmillan Science and Education. He was previously Global Innovation and Research Adviser at Shell, where he was responsible for launching their undergraduate Global Innovation Competition, and has held other positions in both publishing and marketing, and has also worked as a freelence photographer.

Professor Robert Logie
Osaka Gakuin University, Japan

Biography

Robert Logie is an associate professor at Osaka Gakuin university. His current research interests are logics of agency, fuzzy and modal logics and network intrusion detection systems.

After working as an engineer on roads and bridges in the north of Scotland and as a high school teacher in Bermuda he drifted towards academia. An MSc at Strathclyde led to Oxford with work in the Department of Engineering Science and at St. John’s College. He returned to Strathclyde to manage an AI applications laboratory in the Centre for Electrical Power engineering before marrying someone he met at Oxford and moving to her home country.

Work in Japan started at IBM’s Yamato software laboratory where he worked on developing database query visualisation tools and database access modules for Lotus’s Domino server. His wife was posted to Geneva where Rob started a PhD at the Open University and leading to his current research interests.

Professor Ted O’Neill
Gakushuin University, Japan

Biography

Ted O’Neill is a professor at Gakushuin University, Tokyo. He recently held the position of Associate Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tokyo Medical and Dental University. Previously, he taught in the English Language Program at J. F. Oberlin University where he also served as Coordinator for the Foundation English Program. Ted was co-editor of The Language Teacher for the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) and currently serves on the JALT National Board of Directors as Director of Public Relations. He received an MA in ESL and Bilingual Education from the University of Massachusetts/Boston, USA. Ted joined the Apple Distinguished Educator Program in 2011 and completed a postgraduate Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy through the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York in 2014.

Professor Ted O’Neill is a Vice-President (at large) of IAFOR. He is a member of the Educational Technology section of the International Academic Advisory Board.