Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Research Interests: Collaboration using online tools such as wikis.
Ed.D. - Instructional
Technology - Northern Illinois University
Dissertation: An Analysis of the Evolution of Instructional Technology as a Discipline
M.L.S - Library
and Information Science - Northern
Applied Research Project: Citation analysis to determine the amount of overlap between databases both directly and indirectly
related to information science topics.
B.S. - Music - Illinois State University
West, J. and West, M. (2009). Using Wikis for Online Collaboration: The Power of the Read-Write Web (Online Teaching and Learning Series). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
West, J. (2009). Collaborating with Wikis in the Instructional Design Process. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, & Society 5(4), pp. 149-156.
**Wittman, V. and West, J. (2008). Developing Self-Paced Instruction in Photoshop Elements.
MJECT: Midwest Journal of Educational Communications & Technology 2(2), pp. 10-22.
**West, J. and West, M. (2008). Scaffolding Wiki Projects For Different Levels Of Learning.
Selected Papers from the 2008 Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning.
West, J. (2008). ISPI Europe – Global Partners in HPT. Performance: The Newsletter of the Chicago Chapter, International Society for Performance Improvement. 22(1), January
2008, p 1, 7.
West, J. (2008). Improving Performance with Wikis. Persolog, May 2008. Online at: http://www.persolog.net/index.php?id=7402&L=2
**West, J., Sample, S., and West, M. (2007). Online Collaboration Tools in Instructional Design.
Presentations at Professional Conferences (**Refereed)
West, J. and West, M. (2009). Using Wikis for Online Collaboration: Authors Session. 2009 Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning. Madison, WI, August 4-7, 2009.
West, J. (2009). Collaborating with Wikis in the Instructional Design Process. Technology/09: The Fifth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, & Society. Huntsville, AL, January 30-February 1, 2009.
**West, J. and West, M. (2008). Scaffolding Wiki Projects For Different Levels Of Learning. 2008 Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning. Madison, WI, August 5-8, 2008.
**West, J. (2008). Online Collaboration with Wikis. International Society for Performance Improvement, New York City, April 5-8, 2008.
**West, J. and West, M. (2007). Online Collaboration with Wikis. International Society for Performance Improvement: Europe, Heidelberg, Germany, October 31-November 2, 2007.
**West, J., Sample, S., and West, M. (2007). Online Collaboration Tools in Instructional Design. 2007 Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning. Madison, WI, August 8-10, 2007.
Related Work Experience
President and Senior Performance Consultant, Performance Systems Design Corp
Dominican University, Adjunct Professor (Part-time) in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Northern Illinois University, Adjunct Professor (Part-time) of Library Media Courses in the Department of Educational
Technology, Research and Assessment
True North Communication, Director, Intranet Technology Group
True North Communication, Manager, New Technologies –Library
True North Communication, Senior Information Specialist – Library
Dialog, Inc. – Systems Consultant and Database Trainer
Quaker Oats – Information Specialist
Francorp, Inc – Information Specialist
Mercy Hospital, Aurora, Illinois 0 Video Librarian
Norther Illinois Unviersity – Graduate Assistant, General reference department, Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois Unviersity – Graduate Assistant – Departmnet of Library and Information Studies
Pizza Hut – Restaurant Manager
IDT 221 Introduction to Authoring Instructional Materials
IDT 330 Instructional Project Management
IDT 351 Intermediate Web-based Instruction
IDT 390 Telecommunications and Distance Learning
IDT 440 Developing Computer-Based Instruction
IDT 455 Instructional Simulation and Gaming
IDT 480 Advanced Web-based Instruction
IDT 503 Microcomputer Applications in Instructional Technology
IDT 516 Internet Resources for Education and Training
IDT 525 Grant Writing Basics
IDT 532 Fundamentals of Performance Technology
IDT 538 Imaging Technology
IDT 540 Interactive Multimedia Development
IDT 541 Advanced Interactive Multimedia Development
IDT 545 Instructional Web Development
LIS 704 Reference Services
Northern Illinois University 1999-2004 (Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment)
LEIT 508 – Reference Theory & Practice Spring 2000, 2001
LEIT 592 – Cataloging and Classification Fall 1999, 2000James A. West VITA - 4
Masters and Doctoral Level Courses in Instructional Technology
ETT 549 – Online Searching Spring 2004
ETT 560* – Instructional Design Summer 2001 (through NIU extension)
ETT 564* – Human Performance Technology
Allwardt, D. (forthcoming). Teaching with Wikis: A Cautionary Tale of Technology in the Classroom. Journal of Social Work Education.
Allwardt, D. (2010). [Review of the book Lifting our voices: The journeys into family caregiving of professional social workers by J.O. Beckett]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 53(6), 568-570.
José, H., Parreira, P., Thorson, J.A., & Allwardt, D. (2007). A factor-analytic study of the Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale with a Portuguese sample. North American Journal of Psychology, 9(3), 591-606.
Allwardt, D. A. & Anderson, D. K. (2006). Cultural competent health care practice with elders. [8 electronic modules]. MedEdPORTAL. Available from: http://www.aamc.org/mededportal, ID = 254.
Allwardt, D. & Zellmann, K. (2008-2011). Curriculum Development Institute Program. Award: $5,000 + up to $3,500 travel expenses. Grantor: Hartford Foundation and the Gero-Ed Center.
Allwardt, D. (2010, October). “A Historical View of Gerontological Social Work: The Contributions of Ollie Randall”. Paper presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting, Portland, OR.
Allwardt, D. (2010, March). “In Search of the Long-term Nursing Aide.” Poster presented at the American Society on Aging’s Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
Allwardt, D., & Venzon, J. (2009, November). “What went wrong with the Wiki?” Paper co-presented at the Council on Social Work Education’s Annual Program Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
National Association of Social Workers; Gerontological Society of America;
American Society on Aging; Council on Social Work Education; Society for Social Work and Research
Awards and Recognitions
Diversity and Multicultural Leadership Faculty Award. Spring 2007.
Nancy Coney Faculty of the Year Award.Â Spring 2007.