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west James A. West, Ed.D.

Professor

Horrabin Hall 95A
309-298-2963
JA-West2@wiu.edu

Website: http://www.wiu.edu/users/jaw125/  
Research Interests:
Collaboration using online tools such as wikis.


 

 



 
Education Publications Presentations Related Works Subjects Taught
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

Selected Publications

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. 

Selected Presentations/Workshops

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

Subjects Taught  

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

 

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










Selected Publications/Articles

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.

Grant Activities

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.

Selected Presentations

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.

Affiliations

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.  Spring 2007.