Engineering Technology

Jim West

James West
Professor of Instructional Design and Technology

Engineering Technology
Knoblauch Hall B39
(309) 298-2963
JA-West2@wiu.edu

Jim West's website

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Research Interests

Collaboration using online tools such as wikis.

Education

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 Illinois University
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

Publications

**Refereed

**West, J. and Shoemaker, A. (2012). The Differences in Syllabi Development for Traditional Classes Compared to Online Courses. Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society.

**West, J. and Barnard, M. (2010). Increasing Employee Knowledge through Online Orientation. The International of Learning 17(7), pp. 347-358.

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. Madison, WI.

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

Presentations at Professional Conferences (**Refereed)

West, J. (2014). Copyright in the Classroom in the Digital Age: Lessons learned in the Passage of the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976. The 11th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, & Society. Berkeley, CA, February 23-24, 2015.

West, J. (2012). The Differences in Syllabi Development for Traditional Classes Compared to Online Courses. The Eighth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, & Society. Los Angeles, CA, January 16-18, 2012.

West, J. and Shoemaker, A. (2012). The Differences in Syllabi Development for Traditional Classes Compared to Online Courses. The Eighth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, & Society. Los Angeles, CA, January 16-18, 2012.

West, J. and Busard,KM. (2011). Get Connected with Adobe Connect.18th Annual Illinois Education and Technology Conference, Springfield, IL, November 15-16, 2011.

West, J. and Barnard, M. (2010). Increasing Employee Knowledge through Online Orientation. 17th International Conference on Learning, Hong Kong, July 6-9, 2010.

West, J. and West, M. (2009). Strategies for Collaborating with Wikis. Keynote address given at the National Palmer College of Chiropractic Faculty In-Service, November 2, 2009.

West, J. and West, M. (2009). Wiki Frames in 7 Easy Steps. 2009 Annual Online Teaching and Learning Conference. [online] October 7-8, 2009.

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 Works

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

Subjects Taught

  • IDT 221 Introduction to Authoring Instructional Materials
  • IDT 310 Principles of Instructional Design
  • IDT 330 Instructional Project Management
  • IDT 351 Intermediate Web-based Instruction
  • IDT 390 Telecommunications and Distance Learning
  • IDT 440 Developing Computer-Based Instruction
  • IDT 445 Advanced Interactive Multimedia
  • 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 530 Graphics Applications in Education and Training
  • 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

Other

  • Dominican University
  • 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