In this interview, Professor Ted O'Neill sits down with Professor Curtis Ho of University of Hawai'i at Manoa to discuss open educational resources and content creation. They also discuss the use of Second Life and virtual environments as classroom tools and how such technology can help with the challenges of teaching in Hawaii. Professor Ho also gives his opinion on groundbreaking HoloLens technology and his plans for using it in his research.
Professor Curtis Ho
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 Ph.D. 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.
Professor Ho was a Keynote Presenter and Conference Chair for The IAFOR International Conference on Technology in the Classroom - Hawaii 2016 (IICTCHawaii2016) in Honolulu.