IGI Global's Webinar Series

In response to our commitment to disseminating the most emerging and impactful research, IGI Global invites industry leaders to host a live recorded presentation on the pressing issues and new discoveries in the publishing, library, and research fields. Through these webinars, you will:

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  • Connect with recognized leaders in the publishing, library, and research fields.
  • Understand how to optimize publishing processes, streamline your institution, and equip yourself with trending knowledge.
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How to Turn Your e-Collections Acquisitions Into a Source of Open Access Funding

Hosted by: Caroline Campbell, Marketing Manager

IGI Global hosted a webinar for the UK consortium, Chest, discussing how their members can provide an additional source of open access (OA) article processing charge funding to their institution through IGI Global’s OA Fee Waiver (Read and Publish) Initiative. With headlines breaking that libraries are now backing out of major deals with larger publishers in an effort to receive lower subscription costs, this webinar discussed how librarians can maximize their budgets with a true “Read and Publish” model through their consortium offer on IGI Global’s e-Journal Collection (110+ e-journals) and e-Book Collection (6,000+ e-books).

Topics covered included:

  • Researcher, Librarian, and Publisher Collaboration
  • Open Access Publishing
  • IGI Global’s Open Access Fee Waiver Initiative
  • Overview of IGI Global e-Collection
  • Increasing Discoverability of Your Institutions Research
  • And More.

Best Practices for Pitching Your Book Concept to an Academic Publisher

Hosted by: IGI Global's Acquisitions Team

Now that you have made the decision to publish your research in the form of a reference book, have you thought about how your book proposal will stand out against others in your field? In the age of “publish or perish” and the increasingly competitive academic environment, it is more challenging for researchers to have their concepts contracted by credible publishing outlets. With aspiring contributors and editors continuously competing with thousands of other proposals along with lower acceptance rates from publishers, they need to ensure that their research project provides a unique and timely perspective on the latest advancements, as well as considering its objective, impact, and overall value.

As we understand publishing is a critical element to tenure, promotion, research funding, and your academic portfolio, this webinar, hosted by IGI Global’s Acquisitions Team, outlined how to overcome common pitfalls and challenges during the first steps of pitching your book proposal to the publishing house of your choice. It will also help you craft intriguing titles, build a robust contributor plan, identify the target audience, gain tips on timing, and more, providing you with the resources to ensure that you are creating a winning book proposal that will set the foundation for a high-impact publication.

Topics covered included:

  • Overview of different reference publication types
  • Understanding project timelines and copyright years
  • The best time to submit a proposal
  • The process for drafting and submitting a publication proposal
  • Determining tentative titles and keywords for proposed publication
  • Composing a synopsis for your proposed publication
  • Creating a tentative table of contents for your proposed publication
  • Identifying the target audience for your proposed publication
  • Tips on market awareness
  • And more

How Does Big Data Affect You? A Look into the Process that Drives Everyone’s Decisions

Hosted by: Dr. Richard Segall
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 4 p.m EST

Big data processing is a technology that is a part of everyday life, and ordinary places such as the grocery store and the stock market use the technology to make large and complex data sets more feasible to deal with. There are many challenges associated with the analysis, storage, and visualization of large and complex data sets as today’s traditional data processing applications struggle to adequately manage big data.

On Wednesday, November 14, at 4 p.m. EST, Dr. Richard Segall, from Arkansas State University, hosted a webinar on big data, delving into the details of current big data storage and visualization tools, as well as the applications of big data in areas such as image analysis, linguistics, fog computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Understanding how big data can be stored, accessed, and visualized is an important step towards successfully managing it, and Dr. Segall and Mr. Jeffrey Cook’s publication, Handbook of Research on Big Data Storage and Visualization Techniques, complimented the webinar by exploring big data analytics, its emerging technologies, and the issues pertaining to the field. While the webinar is a significant exploration of big data, it will be just the first step to understanding a dynamic and growing field of research.

Topics covered included:
  • Analytics
  • Computational Processing
  • Programming Systems
  • Data Storage
  • Data Visualization
  • Fog Computing
  • Linguistics
  • Image Analysis

What Impact Does Diversity Have on Combating Predatory Publishing?

Hosted by: Colby Conway, Managing Editor of Journal Development at IGI Global
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time: 2 p.m. EST

As a strong advocate for raising the ethical industry standard and providing quality resources to the academic community, IGI Global hosted this webinar in conjunction with the Fourth Peer Review Week, which took place on September 10-15, 2018. With the emergence of predatory publishing, authors, libraries, and institutions are questioning the ethical standards of each publishing outlet and company. While the peer review process may seem granular in a vacuum, in that Editors-in-Chief just randomly select reviewers, there are various methods to increase the effectiveness of the peer review process, namely increasing the diversity among the members of the review board.

Regardless of the type of peer review, it’s the responsibility of ethical publishing houses to optimize, enforce, and diversify the peer review process. Colby Conway, Managing Editor of Journal Development at IGI Global, highlighted the ethical standards of the double-blind peer review process and how increasing diversity can combat predatory publishing.

Topics covered included:
  • Peer Review
  • Publishing Process
  • Increasing Diversity Among Reviewers and Review Boards
  • Journal Indexing
  • Responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief

How Are Libraries Evolving into Emergency Management Centers?

Hosted by: Mr. Michael R. Mabe
Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Time: 2 p.m. EST

A library’s role as a public facility has begun to expand beyond just a resource for knowledge and a trusted provider of information services. Because of their essential roles in communities, libraries are gradually becoming a refuge for citizens and an important source of information in emergency situations.

However, librarians are now faced with equipping themselves with the means to provide emergency assistance and care, as well as housing and human services to individuals and families during crisis situations. Mr. Michael R. Mabe, co-author of The Developing Role of Public Libraries in Emergency Management: Emerging Research and Opportunities, explored the expanding role of libraries in emergency situations, the resources they can provide, and the steps libraries can take to prepare and adapt. Mr. Mabe was joined by Beth Bernhardt from University of North Carolina Greensboro, who previewed the upcoming 2018 Charleston Conference and discussed Against the Grain, a journal that provides trending news to librarians and publishers.

Topics covered included:
  • Emergency Management Professionals
  • Natural Disaster Response
  • Library Buildings
  • Public Safety
  • Response and Recovery
  • Evacuee Resources
  • Emergency Housing

How are Predatory Publishers Preying on Uninformed Scholars? Don’t Be a Victim

Hosted by: Dr. Varun G. Menon
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time: 2 p.m. EST

One of the biggest concerns in the academic community are the threats of predatory publishers. As publishing is an essential aspect of an academic’s career, often being linked to promotions and tenure, many academics are faced with the harsh reality of “publish or perish.” Due to this reality, many are falling prey to “hijacked journals,” which are journals that are legitimate and credible, but someone else has created fraudulent websites created under their name to turn a profit.

These fake websites will offer academics the ability to publish their research for a fee, and they will even use industry-standard tactics to recruit contributors, including sending out Call for Papers. As such it is an ongoing challenge for researchers to realize when a journal is hijacked, and numerous researchers and authors around the world have lost money and credibility due to hijacked journals.

Cabells Scholarly Analytics This webinar, hosted by Dr. Varun Menon from the SCMS School of Engineering and Technology in India, equipped viewers with the tools to recognize when a journal is hijacked, as well as showcased how researchers can protect themselves from this growing threat that is taking place in India and abroad. Additionally, Kathleen Berryman, Project Manager from Cabells, joined alongside Dr. Menon and shared her knowledge on identifying hijacked journals and the tools that are available.

Topics covered included:
  • Ethics
  • Publish or Perish
  • Publishing Venues
  • Predatory Publishing
  • Academic Integrity
  • Open Access
  • Publishing Credibility
  • Website Security

Does Education Have the Concept of Diversity Incorrect?: Pitfalls and Successes of our Current Diversity Practices

Hosted by: Dr. Debra Ferdinand-James
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time: 2 p.m. EST

From the #BlackLivesMatter movement to the LGBTQ community, the words “diversity” and “inclusion” are splashed across headlines daily. In addition to being showcased in media, the challenges of how to respond to the growing concept of intersectionality (i.e. the overlapping of social identities that causes discrimination and/or oppression) is greatly increasing in higher education.

U.S. campuses are seeing a growing diversity in their classrooms leaving researchers to grapple with how to respond to the culturally and internationally diverse students. The previous “melting pot” metaphor has shifted to the “salad bowl” for understanding diverse student backgrounds without “melting” them together. While international students represent a significant source of revenue for U.S. campuses, insight into whether these students are enjoying equal benefits is still emerging. Dr. Debra Ferdinand-James, contributing author of Privacy and Security Policies in Big Data, examined curriculum responsiveness to growing ethnic student diversity on U.S campuses. Additionally, Dr. Ferdinand-James shared her personal experiences as an international student from the Caribbean in helping to give a voice to this underrepresented group.

Topics covered included:
  • Multiculturalism
  • Curriculum Internationalization
  • Within-Stage Mixed Model
  • Cultural Insensitivity
  • Faculty Diversity Training
  • Ethnocentrism and Critical Race Theory
  • Campus Diversity Policies

Navigating the World of Scholarly Publishing: How to Get Your Work Published and Recognized

Hosted by: IGI Global
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. EST

The ubiquitous expression, “publish or perish”, is still going strong with no end in sight. For any researcher or academic, publishing is of the utmost importance for career progression. Whether you are just completing your degree, a new post-graduate, or an experienced academic, understanding why publishing is important along with how to effectively approach it is a major step toward success. IGI Global will explain the key benefits of publishing and the steps one must take to pursue a publication idea - including the process of conceptualizing and submitting a publication proposal.

IGI Global’s Managing Director, Managing Editors, and Acquisitions Team will cover topics such as the publishing workflow, what to expect from the peer review process, and how to use an online submission system. The editorial team will also be joined by authors and editors who will share their own personal experiences, such as IGI Global editor, Dr. Drew Polly from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte, USA, who has co-edited recent works such as, Innovative Practices in Teacher Preparation and Graduate-Level Teacher Education Programs. Attendees will also benefit from tips on how to get their work widely recognized and indexed once it is published.

Topics covered included:
  • Importance of Publishing
  • Preparing a Publication Proposal
  • Publication Formats
  • Peer Review Process
  • Recruiting Contributors for Edited Projects
  • COPE & Publication Ethics
  • Copyright & Open Access
  • Online Submission Systems
  • Indexing & Abstracting
  • Increasing Visibility

Sleptsov Net Computing: The Solution to Hyper-Computations Support Cybersecurity and Other Applications

Hosted by: Dr. Dmitry Zaitsev (International Humanitarian University, Ukraine)
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time: 2 p.m. (EST)

Recently, many researchers have introduced new models of hyper-computations, but the typical processor has reached its limitations in speed. Due to this problem, Sleptsov net was introduced as a new, affordable graphical language of computer programming that presented a way to “draw” programs to increase hyperperformance.

Dr. Dmitry Zaitsev, from International Humanitarian University, Ukraine, will educate programmers, academics, researchers, and field experts on how Sleptsov net enhances various fields including cybersecurity, computer programming, business, and information technology and paves the way for a new realm of “supercomputer.”

Dr. Zaitsev is a world-renowned researcher and has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third and Fourth editions. Additionally, Dr. Zaitsev has developed the universal Petri nets, the analysis of infinite Petri nets with regular structure, the decomposition of Petri nets in clans, and the method of synthesis of fuzzy logic function given by tables. For his full biography, please click here.

Dr. Jeremy Horne

Is It Time to Banish the Blacklist? A Practical Guide to Combating Predatory Publishing

Hosted by: Dr. Jeremy Horne (International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, USA)
Date: February 15, 2018
Time: 2 p.m. (EST)

These days, the academic community is being threatened by the rise of predatory publishing. Through the predatory publishing model, research is being published without going through a peer review process, for a profit, leading to the contamination of the greater body of knowledge. Dr. Jeremy Horne analyzes how researchers and librarians can come together to combat this ongoing problem and outlines active steps researchers and librarians can take to ensure a higher standard of peer review is implemented.

For librarians, he will challenge you to rethink your publication selection criteria. For researchers, he will make you re-evaluate how you select legitimate publishing outlets and how to avoid becoming a victim of these predatory publishers.

Dr. Jeremy Horne is the editor of the best-selling IGI Global publication Philosophical Perceptions on Logic and Order. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Florida State University in 1988, concentrating in political philosophy, logic, the history of philosophy, and philosophy of education. He also holds a Masters in political science from Southern Connecticut State University and a bachelors from the Johns Hopkins University. He is president emeritus of the Southwest Area Meeting (division) of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. View full bio here.

This webinar is in partnership with Against the Grain (ATG), a source for the latest news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents. Please find Dr. Horne’s full article, “How Information Scientists Can Help Fix the Broken Peer Review Process,” on this topic in ATG’s February Issue in IGI Global’s column: “Optimizing Library Services.” For more information on IGI Global’s collaboration with Against the Grain, please click here.

Captain Kevin Smith

Keys to Managing Large Scale System Projects

Hosted by: Captain Kevin M. Smith (U.S. Navy (Ret.), USA)
Date: May 19, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm (EST)

Large scale dynamic systems are increasingly common in our modern industrial world and include such entities as modern economies, transportation systems, military task forces, high performance aircraft, manned space transportation systems...and the list goes on. Such systems are important because they can do things that otherwise cannot be done. But this desire for capability comes with a price, not least is the challenge of complexity—and this challenge is considerable due to very high levels of complexity that could be encountered, often resulting in confusion, misdirection, and even system failure, which many have noticed is occurring with increasing tendency. Sessions in this series will include performance optimization concepts, agility, employment challenges, knowledge fusion, and catastrophe prediction.

Captain Kevin M. Smith is a noted author, speaker, naval aviator and recognized expert in critical thinking and large scale adaptive systems. He is Editor of the International Journal of Aviation Systems, Operations and Training (IJASOT), as well as the two video series Intelligent Systems and the Age of the Superfunction and Superfunctions and the Optimization of Large-Scale Dynamic Systems.

View Session 1: Understanding the Characteristics of Large Scale Systems and the Dynamics of Complexity
View Session 2: Modern Agility for Maximized Organizational Performance

Dr. Molly Zhou

Preparing 21st Century Teachers for Arts Integration in K-12 Classrooms

Hosted by: Dr. Molly Zhou (Dalton State College, USA)
Date: June 25, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm (EST)

For a creative and well-rounded curriculum in K-12 education, faculty and administration must take into consideration the need for arts integration. Now is the time to consider an innovative approach in order to move towards more complete development in common core and high stakes assessment demands. This session will explore important insights gained in arts integration, theories, creativity, academic learning, culturally responsive teaching, and the ethics of caring in teacher preparation.

Dr. Zhou is editor of the title Supporting Multiculturalism and Gender Diversity in University Settings, a premier reference that examines the experiences of female leaders and what they learned in their rise through education and academia. She also contributed several chapters to the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition, a 10-volume compilation of authoritative, research-based articles contributed by thousands of researchers and experts from all over the world.

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T-Scan and TENS: Balancing an Orthotic

Hosted by: Dr. Curtis Westersund, DDS (ICCMO, Canada)
Date: June 10, 2015
Time: 8:30 pm (EST)

This webinar, presented by Dr. Curtis Westersund in conjunction with Tekscan, Inc., discusses how to use T-Scan in conjunction with TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) to balance an anatomical orthotic.

Dr. Westersund is author of the chapter "Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Combined with the T-Scan System: A Case Report", featured in the Handbook of Research on Computerized Occlusal Analysis Technology Applications in Dental Medicine.

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Nicholas Daniel Hartlep

Racism and the Model Minority Stereotype

Hosted by: Dr. Nicholas Daniel Hartlep (Illinois State University, USA)
Date: May 7, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm (EST)

In the April edition of IGI Global’s Online Educational Symposium Series, Illinois State University Assistant Professor Dr. Nicholas Daniel Hartlep discusses the idea that the Asian/American model minority stereotype, a form of racism steeped in social and cultural sophistry. According to Hartlep, sophistry contributes to discursive anti-Asian racism. Hartlep’s discussion outlines the beginning contexts of the model minority stereotype in the United States. Framing the origins of the stereotype in political economy, Hartlep discusses some of the reasons why the model minority stereotype is so difficult to dismantle. Hartlep concludes by sharing about his ongoing work. He situates his current work within the broader corpus of scholarship on the model minority stereotype.

Presenting research from Dr. Harlep's title Modern Societal Impacts of the Model Minority Stereotype, this presentation highlights current research on the implications of stereotypes and racism in American culture and society.

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CSU Dominguez Hills

Tapping the Limitless Potential of Multicultural Collaboration

Hosted by: Professor Nancy D. Erbe (California State University, USA) and Dr. Anthony H. Normore (California State University, USA)
Date: February 26, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm (EST)

Today's technologies have changed the way we communicate, allowing new opportunities for global collaboration never before thought possible. However, confronting and attempting to master cross-cultural communication can be intimidating.

In the February edition of IGI Global’s Online Educational Symposium Series, California State University professors Nancy Erbe and Anthony Normore address a variety of approaches along with several practical tools that improve cross-cultural effectiveness. Including the latest from the emerging interdisciplinary field of negotiation, conflict resolution, and peace-building, as well as educational leadership, the presenters will critique existing barriers and provide case studies from around the world, showing how organizations are more effectively addressing the needs of those underserved.

Presenting research from the editors' forthcoming title Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Leadership in Modern Organizations, as well as Professor Erbe's April publication Approaches to Managing Organizational Diversity and Innovation, this presentation will introduce and explain several of the most important tools and perspectives offered in this area.

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Digital Occlusal Analysis in The New Age of Occlusion

Hosted by: Dr. Sarah Qadeer (Thammassat University, Thailand)
Date: February 27, 2015
Time: 9:00 am (EST)

This webinar, presented by Dr. Sarah Qadeer BDS, MSD, in conjunction with Tekscan, Inc., will review commonly used static occlusal indicators as well as the importance of quantifiable timing and force data in evaluating occlusion. Featuring sample research on the accuracy of subjective interpretation of traditional occlusal indicators, attendess will learn how Dr. Qadeer uses T-Scan to educate her students on the world of Digital Occlusal Analysis technology.

A reflection of the author's chapter "The Limitations of Traditional Non-Digital Occlusal Indicators When Compared to the T-Scan Computerized Occlusal Analysis Technology", this research is featured in the Handbook of Research on Computerized Occlusal Analysis Technology Applications in Dental Medicine.

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Jennifer Beasley

The Adaptable Classroom: Using the Tools of Technology to Meet the Needs of All Learners

Hosted by: Jennifer Beasley (University of Arkansas, USA)
Date: January 22, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm (EST)

Technology can present possibilities as well as challenges for the classroom teacher. New innovations in technology can assist teachers in locating meaningful curricular resources to challenge and support students. In this session we will discover online resources, instructional tools, and professional community sites to assist in preparing 21st Century learners in the differentiated classroom. As educators become more media savvy, they will be better prepared to apply the principles of differentiated instruction to support a wide range of learners.

In the January edition of IGI Global’s Online Educational Symposium Series, Assistant Professor Jennifer Beasley will explore the essential components of differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students. A spin-off of her chapter “Differentiation 2.0: Using the Tools of Technology to Meet the Needs of All Learners”, this discussion is a reflection and analysis of her research from the publication Cases on Instructional Technology in Gifted and Talented Education.

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Bob Schultz

Technology vs. Ecology

Hosted by: Robert A. Schultz (Woodbury University, USA)
Date: August 29, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

Modern technologies of the last 250 years have exacerbated enormous conflicts with the ecosystem. While modern technology treats everything as a resource, the ecosystem encourages cyclic inner-dependencies and self-sustainability. The products and by-products of modern technology are typically either toxic or incompatible with the complexities of an ecosystem.

The August edition of IGI Global’s Online Educational Symposium Series will explore how technology and ecology are intrinsically related, as well as the origins of technology and human separation from the ecosystem. Although human beings are part of nature, they are seriously damaging the ecosystem, our support system. This presentation will address technological possibilities for strategic alignment with the ecosystem, encouraging a new consciousness among consumers. Featuring Professor Robert A. Schultz of University of Oregon, this presentation is entitled “Technology vs. Ecology: The Conflict between Man and Nature”, a discussion on his research and forthcoming publication Technology versus Ecology: Human Superiority and the Ongoing Conflict with Nature.

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Edward Iglesias

The Inevitability of Automation: Robots in Academic Libraries

Hosted by: Edward Iglesias (Central Connecticut State University) and Marshall Breeding (Independent Consultant)
Date: July 25, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

July’s edition of the Online Educational Symposium Series will discuss trends in automation, artificial intelligence, and outsourcing. With cataloging and acquisitions being increasingly outsourced, and the growing power of chatbots and artificial intelligence to handle reference questions, staying on top of developing technologies is the only way we can maintain relevancy in library positions.

On Thursday, July 25th, Edward Iglesias of Central Connecticut State University and Marshall Breeding, an independent consultant specializing in the area of library technologies, hosted the symposium "The Inevitability of Automation: Robots in Academic Libraries." Based on Iglesias' book and Marshall's chapter in Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation, this presentation will discuss the role of automation and the necessity to adapt to evolving systems and procedures in libraries.

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For Future Reference: Online Users in the Library

Innovative Techniques for Online and Distance Library Users

Hosted by: Mary Anne Hansen & Sheila Bonnand (Montana State University Library)
Date: June 27, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

University librarians play an integral role in the academic success of students, collaborating with faculty and administration to provide students with complete information literacy and encourage critical thinking skills.

In the June edition of IGI Global’s Online Symposium Series, Montana State University librarians Mary Anne Hansen and Sheila Bonnand shared their experiences in expanding instructional services by adding synchronous library instruction to better serve online students and faculty across the globe. This presentation discussed how these librarians have utilized web conferencing for the past four years to embed interactive, high-touch library instruction in online courses. This effort was launched to provide and insure that students taking classes online are afforded the opportunities for library instruction just like students in traditional face-to-face courses on campus.

This symposium is based on Hansen and Bonnand’s chapter “Embedded Librarians: Delivering Synchronous Library Instruction and Research Assistance to Meet Needs of Distance Students and Faculty” in Interactivity in E-Learning: Case Studies and Frameworks.

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Tom Holt - Knowing Your Online Enemies: Cybercrime and the World of Computer Hackers

Knowing Your Online Enemies: Cybercrime and the World of Computer Hackers

Hosted by: Dr. Thomas Holt (Michigan State University)
Date: May 9, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

Every day, unsuspecting computer users are threatened by malicious software, identity theft, and phishing. Though technical explorations provide some insight on how to defend users, there is still a great deal unknown about the social world of hackers and the wide-spread and complex issues of cybercrime. The May edition of IGI Global’s Online Symposium Series utilized real-world examples to explore the motives, practices, and relationships of computer hackers.

On Thursday, May 9 at 2:00 pm EST, Dr. Thomas Holt of Michigan State University examined the disparate communities involved in the creation and distribution of hacker tools, as well as the norms and values of the global computer underground. In addition, this presentation explored the social networks, demographic characteristics, and skills of the hacker community. The findings give significant insight into the nature of hacking, and the social relationships between actors based on skill and ability.

Dr. Thomas J. Holt is a criminologist whose research focuses on computer hacking, malware, and the role of the Internet in facilitating all manners of crime and deviance. He received his Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis in 2005. His work has been published in various journals including Crime and Delinquency, Deviant Behavior, the Journal of Criminal Justice, and Youth and Society. In addition, he served as the co-editor of the book Corporate Hacking and Technology-Driven Crime: Social Dynamics and Implications with Bernadette Schell.

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Rethinking the Classroom: Social Media Transforms Education

Rethinking the Classroom: Social Media Transforms Education

Hosted by: Professor Edward Dixon (University of Pennsylvania)
Date: April 4, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

Based on Professor Edward Dixon’s article from the International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE) entitled “Building a Model for Online Distance Courses Through Social Media and Networks”, this presentation addressed social media in an educational context, as well as teaching in online environments with distinct and separate learning spaces.

On Thursday, April 4 at 2:00 pm EST, Professor Dixon discussed new possibilities for language learning through emerging technologies, referencing his recent experience in teaching an online Elementary German course at the University of Pennsylvania. In his course design, teaching must adhere to the goals of communicative language teaching, but achieve them beyond the scope of the traditional f-2-f classroom through innovative networked-enhanced pedagogies. Within the context of these new pedagogical opportunities, this symposium examined their impact on social practice, assessment, student outcomes, and professional development.

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Customer-Centric Marketing Strategies: Making the Best Business

Customer-Centric Marketing Strategies: Making the Best Business

Hosted by: Fateh Ali Khan Panni (School of Business at City University, Bangladesh)
Date: February 28, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

In recent years, customer-centric marketing strategies have gained momentum in the academic world as well as in the professional field. The focus of marketing has shifted towards establishing long-term customer relationships. As a result, academics and marketing practitioners must maintain steady focus on customer driven and customer-oriented concepts. With the gradual development of customer relationship management and knowledge management, customer knowledge management is becoming a buzzword in the marketing discipline.

This symposium will introduce and discuss the innovative concept of Customer Knowledge Management (CKM), addressing the theoretical constructs of CKM and a conceptual framework regarding its impact on the marketing performance of organizations. This symposium is a discussion of the chapter featured in IGI Global publication: Customer-Centric Marketing Strategies: Tools for Building Organizational Performance.

Assistant Professor Mohammad Fateh Ali Khan Panni is a Lecturer in the School of Business at City University, Bangladesh. He specializes in the fields of consumerism, brand loyalty, online shopping, and internet banking. He is track Chair of the Annual Euromed Conferences and an editorial team member of African Journal of Marketing Management (AJMM) (Academic Journal series). He is also a listed reviewer of Journal of Information and Knowledge Management (JIKM), a World Scientific Publication.

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Shaping the Experts of the Future: ICT for Development International School (ICT4DEVIS)

Shaping the Experts of the Future: ICT for Development International School (ICT4DEVIS)

Hosted by: Dr. Danilo Piaggesi, Professor Eson Luis Riccio,
and Professor Walter Castelnovo
Date: January 10, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

Progressive information and communication is necessary to propel the development of society. This concept is called Information and Communication Technologies for Development, or ICT4D. The ICT for Development International School (ICT4DEVIS) was conceived by FRA (Fondazione Rosselli Americas) as an instrument to develop practical applications of this concept to the evolving field of international cooperation for development. ITC4DEVIS sponsors yearly summer learning sessions to complement academic training with an opportunity for students, professionals, and practitioners to identify and discuss innovative applications of ICT, to solve relevant development challenges and to seize professional opportunities in International Organizations working in ICT4D. This summer school is organized and hosted yearly by prestigious international institutions and universities, and hosts students from every continent. The first 2012 edition was organized and hosted by the University of Insubria in Como, Italy; the second one will be organized and hosted in 2013 by the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

Presented by Dr. Danilo Piaggesi, Managing Director of FRA, USA; Professor Walter Castelnovo, Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Inter-Organizational Information Systems at the University of Insubria, Italy; and Professor Edson Luis Riccio, Associate Professor of Information Systems and International Business at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, the January 2013 session of IGI Global’s Online Symposium Series will investigate the conceptualization, establishment, and outcome of ICT4DEVIS, as well as its contribution to present international cooperation for development.

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Technology-Based Instruction: What are You Missing?

Txt-Perts: Implementing Educational Text Messaging

Hosted by: Dr. Abigail Grant Scheg (Elizabeth State University)
Date: November 29, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

Text messaging, in and out of the classroom, is often viewed as a negative communicative mode which results in poor grammar and poor idea representation, let alone student procrastination from more important projects. However, as Web 2.0 technologies increase in number and popularity, these tools are changing the face of education, business, and communication at large. This session will discuss the pedagogical possibilities using text messaging and ways to incorporate texting into the classroom or as part of a class in a way that will make the instructor feel comfortable.

Starting with the idea that our students are experts in the technology of text messaging, this session will allow the instructor to utilize students’ skills in a positive light rather than dismiss them as unimportant.

In this presentation, author Dr. Abigail Grant Scheg will discuss her IGI Global chapter, Textperts: Utilizing Students’ Skills in the Teaching of Writing. Her research explores both the theoretical and practical implementations of text messaging into the composition of the classroom with careful consideration of the positive and negative impacts.

Technology-Based Instruction: What are You Missing?

Technology-Based Instruction: What are You Missing?

Hosted by: Dr. Lawrence Tomei,
Robert Morris University
Date: July 19, 2012
Time: 2:00 pm (EDT)

Do you teach a class that employs technology at any educational level from K-12 through college? Do you teach online or teach others how to teach online? Do you want to learn how to create innovative text, visual, or web-based resources for your own classroom? If so, then this symposium is just what you have been waiting for!

"We need more presentations like this to demystify what it means to teach with technology...Dr. Tomei's presentation exposed the problems involved with teachers who were predominantly taught face-to-face, but who now have to embrace a different delivery modality."
-Joachim Jack Agamba, Idaho State University

It focuses on the learner, learning, resources, delivery, and student learning outcomes. Together, we will consider research- supported lesson plan templates for the traditional, adult, and distance learner; instructional design models; and taxonomies for higher order learning.

Bring your syllabi, lesson plans, student learning outcomes, and instructional resources – we’ve got a lot to cover and no time to waste as we look towards guiding the implementation of technology based on sound pedagogical practices.

In this discussion, esteemed author Dr. Lawrence Tomei will discuss his two latest IGI Global publications, Engine for Designing Technology-Based Teaching and Taxonomy for the Technology Domain. His publications explore a new classification system that includes literacy, collaboration, decision-making, infusion, integration, and tech-ology along with the domains of teaching and psychologies of learning.

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Who will be the Leaders in Global Learning?

Who will be the Leaders in Global Learning?

Hosted by: Dr. Robert Hogan, Walden University
Date: July 5, 2012
Time: 11:00 am (UTC/GMT) +10 hours

At the onset of distance learning, U.S. universities were the recognized world leaders, having technological advantages due to connectivity and access to computers. That gap is rapidly shrinking as new technology is creating a new transnational distance-learning market. This presentation discusses why global education is the next distance-learning leap, why the race will be more furious, and why the new competitors will be from North and South America, Asia, Europe, and even Africa. This presentation also addresses opportunities for universities, as well as risks they will face from foreign universities. This presentation is based on Dr. Hogan's work throughout the South Pacific over the last decade and his book, Transnational Distance Learning and Marketing Opportunities for Universities.

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The Relationship Between Social Networks And E-Dating

The Relationship Between Social Networks And E-Dating: History, Problems And The Politics Of Electronically Mediated Environments

February 25, 2009 (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST) Presenter: Dr. Celia Romm-Livermore, Wayne State University, USA

Discuss the relationship between social networking and e-dating, including issues that separate virtual and real environments, the different rules that govern behavior in these environments, and the politics of social networking communities and other electronically mediated environments.

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Delivering Instruction Using 21st Century Technologies

Delivering Instruction Using 21st Century Technologies

March 10, 2009 (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST) Presenter: Dr. Lawrence A. Tomei, Robert Morris University, USA

Discuss the latest tools, best practices, and real-world examples of how teachers implement 21st century technologies to improve teaching and learning in the classroom.

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Teaching With Online Games

Teaching With Online Games

Presenter: Dr. David Gibson, University of Vermont, USA

Discussed the potential for games and simulations to improve teaching and learning and provided useful Web sites and resources for further use.

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International, Cross-Cultural Electronic Collaboration

International, Cross-Cultural Electronic Collaboration

Presenters: Dr. Andre L. Araujo, College of William & Mary, USA, Dr. Tine Köhler , George Mason University, USA, Dr. Kathy Lynch, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, Dr. Aleksej Heinze, Salford University, England, Dr. Elsje Scott, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Dr. Janet Salmons, Vision2lead, Inc. and Capella University, USA, and Dr. Lynn Wilson, SeaTrust Institute, USA

International panel discussion of e-collaboration’s usefulness as well as challenges across and within different and similar cultures and time zones.

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Studying Electronic Collaboration: Research, Theories, and Methods

Presenters: Dr. Frances Deepwell and Dr. Virginia King, Coventry University, United Kingdom, Dr. Kenneth Strang, Central Queensland University, Australia, Dr. Sandra Chrystal, Dr. Janet Salmons, Vision2lead, Inc. and Capella University, USA, and Dr. Lynn Wilson, SeaTrust Institute, USA

International panel discussion of various issues in e-collaboration including e-research conflict and compromise, e-business leadership and collaborative synergy, and university collaboration through technological advances.

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Electronic Collaboration Within And Across Organizations

Presenters: Dr. Niki Lambropoulos, London South Bank University, UK, Dr. Panagiotis Kampylis, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, Dr. Sofia Papadimitriou, Teacher, Athens, Dr. Ingo Frost, Pumacy Technologies AG, Germany, Dr. Janet Salmons, Vision2lead, Inc. and Capella University, USA, and Dr. Lynn Wilson, SeaTrust Institute, USA

International panel discussion of e-collaboration aspects such as virtual knowledge working and frameworks for e-collaboration and knowledge management.

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Online Collaborative Integration: Working Across Disciplines

Presenters: Dr. Janet Salmons, Vision2lead, Inc. and Capella University, USA and Dr. Lynn Wilson, SeaTrust Institute, USA

Discussed fundamental questions of the collaborative process including why and how individuals collaborative, as well as examples of online collaboration in educational and workplace contexts.

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