InSITE 2018: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences: La Verne California

Jun 23 - 28 2018, La Verne, California, United States 


June 22

Meetings of Informing Science Institute Board of Governors
(for ISI Governors only)

June 23


Full Day Excursion

We start the day with a trip to Warner Brothers Studio where we will explore their backlots and visit some of the soundstages where filming is in progress. The morning ends with an interactive soundstage experience that explores key phases of the entertainment production process.

We will walk to the near by Claim Jumper restaurant for lunch before our visit to the Getty Center, where we will have a guided tour of the unique architecture and gardens of the Getty Center and time to wander through some of the exhibits.

June 24


Half-day newtorking excursion

At Claremont Graduate University, within walking distance from the DoubleTree Hotel, Professor Brian Hilton, from Claremont Graduate University’s Center for Information Systems and Technology (CISAT), will give a presentation about the current uses of graphic information systems (GIS) in a wide variety of fields, followed by a visit to the Drucker School of Management. 

We will have lunch together, after which you will be free to wander through Claremont Village with its collection of shops, galleries, and other interesting places to explore. Alternatively, you can walk to the nearby Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens, which is the largest botanic garden dedicated to California native plants.

We will arrange transportation for those who cannot walk the half-mile from the DoubleTree. (If you can’t walk, let us know.)


A meeting of the ISI Editors-in-Chief will take place in the afternoon.

June 25


08:30 – Registration Desk Opens

09:00-16:00 - WORKSHOPS

            09:00 - 16:00 – Full Day Workshop (with lunch break) in the College of Business and Public Management, Room CBPM 141

                Enhance your qualitative research with NVivo
                                Michael Jones, Informing Science Institute

            09:00 - 12:00 – Morning Workshops

                Room A    Technology and Learning Theories for Engaging Teaching
                                John Bartelt and Linda Bartelt, University of La Verne

                Room B    Exploring Data Sets and Publishing Opportunities
                                Vinaya Tripuraneni, Jennifer Cady, and Donna Bentley, University of La Verne

12:00-13:00 – Lunch

                13:00 - 16:00 – Afternoon Workshops

                CBPM 141  Continuation of Enhance your qualitative research with NVivo

                    Room A

13:00-14:30     Who Owns My Research?  Academic Work and Intellectual Property
                                Tim McFarlin, La Verne College of Law

14:30-16:00     Embracing Neurodiversity in Higher Education
                                Patricia Taylor and Niki Elliott, La Verne LaFetra College of Education



18:00-19:30 – WELCOME RECEPTION (Ballroom)

Sponsored by the College of Law, University of La Verne

June 26


08:30 – Registration Desk Opens

09:00-10:30 – OPENING PLENARY SESSION in Ballroom

Keynote Speaker Jason Opdycke


10:30-11:00 – Coffee/Tea Break


              In Room   A                Session Chair:     Nitza Geri

                      11:00 - 11:30          Changes in Public Institutions as a Function of Technology and Its Impact on Society

                                                               Josueth A Meza

                      11:30 - 12:00          The Support of Human Factors for Encompassing Business Intelligence

                                                               Rimvydas Skyrius, Svetlana Nemitko

                      12:00 - 12:30          Performance Measures for the 21st Century

                                                               Nitza Geri

              In Room   B                Session Chair:     Seta Boghikian-Whitby

                      11:00 - 11:30          The Persistence of Anxiety Experienced by New Generation in Online Learning

                                                               Dennis Kira, Fassil Nebebe, Raafat George Saadé

                      11:30 - 12:00          Introducing DigLit Score: An Indicator of Digital Literacy Advancement in Higher Education

                                                               Jorge Pérez, Meg Coffin Murray

                      12:00 - 12:30          An Analytical Investigation of the Characteristics of the Dropout Students in Higher Education

                                                               Yehia Mortagy, Seta Boghikian-Whitby, Ibrahim Helou

12:30-13:45 – Lunch

Sponsored by the Muma College of Business, University of South Florida


              In Room   A                Session Chair:     Mathews Nkhoma

                      13:45 - 14:15          Authentic Assessment Design in Accounting Courses: A Literature Review

                                                               Clara A. Nkhoma, Mathews Nkhoma, Long Tu Tu

                      14:15 - 14:45          Personality and Online Shopping Outcomes: A Study of Young Adult Chinese Consumers

                                                               Yingxia Cao

                      14:45 - 15:15          Addressing Information Literacy and the Digital Divide in Higher Education

                                                               Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood, Hwei C wang, Magdi Elobeid, Muna E Elobaid


15:15-15:45 – Coffee/Tea Break


              In Room   A                Session Chair:     Jyothi Thalluri

                      15:45 - 16:15          Teacher Presence and Social Presence in Virtual and Blended Courses

                                                               Gila Cohen Zilka, Revital Cohen, Ilan Rahimi

                      16:15 - 16:45          How to Design Accounting Video Lectures to Recover Lost Time

                                                               Thando Loliwe

                      16:45 - 17:15          Virtual Pathology Learning Resource: A Promising Strategy in Teaching Pathology to Allied Health Science Students

                                                               Jyothi Thalluri, Joy Penman

June 27


08:30 – Registration Desk Opens


              In Room   A                Session Chair:     Grandon Gill

                      09:00 - 09:30          From Ignorance Map to Informing PKM4E Framework: Personal Knowledge Management for Empowerment

                                                               Ulrich Schmitt

                      09:30 - 10:00          Informing on a Rugged Landscape: How Complexity Drives Our Preferred Information Sources

                                                               Grandon Gill, Matthew Mullarkey, Ronald K. Satterfield

                      10:00 - 10:30          An Examination of Gen Z Learners Attending a Minority University

                                                               Nicole A. Buzzetto-Hollywood, Ayodele Julius Alade


              In Room   B                Session Chair:     Eli Cohen

                      09:00 - 09:30         How Content Volume on Landing Pages Influences Consumer ‎‎Behavior: Empirical Evidence

                                                               Ruti Gafni, Nim Dvir

                      09:30 - 10:00          Flipping Business Computing Class: An Integration of Design Thinking and Blended Implementation in the Vietnamese

                                                   Educational Culture

                                                               Ashish K Das, Quynh Thi Nguyen, An Nguyen, Susan Thomas

                      10:00 - 10:30          The Ways of Prosumers’ Knowledge Sharing with Organizations

                                                               Ewa Wanda Ziemba, Monika Eisenbardt

10:30-11:00 – Coffee/Tea Break

Sponsored by the College of Law, University of La Verne


              In Room   A                Session Chair:     Valerie Tshiani

                      11:00 - 11:30          Medical Image Security Using Quantum Cryptography

                                                               Olufunso Dayo Alowolodu, Gabriel K Adelaja, Boniface K Alese, Olufunke Catherine Olayemi

                      11:30 - 12:00          Place Determinants for the Personalization-Privacy Tradeoff among Students

                                                               Maor Weinberger, Dan Bouhnik

                      12:00 - 12:30          South Africa’s Quest for Smart Cities: Privacy Concerns of Digital Natives of Cape Town, South Africa

                                                               Valerie Mujinga Tshiani, Maureen Tanner

              In Room   B                Session Chair:     Wallace Taylor

                      11:00 - 11:30          Mobile Devices and Parenting

                                                               Mina Richards

                      11:30 - 12:00          Personality Traits and Hedonic, Sociability, and Compulsive Use of Facebook: A Study of College Students

                                                               Yingxia Cao, Haya Ajjan, Richard Hartshorne

                      12:00 - 12:30          Exploring the Features of Social Media to Promote Research Activities

                                                               Helen Emasealu, Susan Nnadozie Umeozor

12:30-13:45 – Lunch

13:45-15:15 – PLENARY SESSION WITH AWARDS (Ballroom)

15:15-15:45 – Coffee/Tea Break


              In Room   A                Session Chair:     Yahel Giat

                      15:45 - 16:15          Predicting Suitable Areas for Growing Cassava Using Remote Sensing and Machine Learning Techniques: A Study in

                                                   Nakhon-Phanom Thailand

                                                               Joseph K Mbugua, WATANYOO Suksa-ngiam

                      16:15 - 16:45          Decision Support Information System for Urban Lighting

                                                               Yahel Giat, Michael Dreyfuss

              In Room   B                Session Chair:     Samuel Sambasivam

                      15:45 - 16:15          Impact of Mathematics on the Theoretical Computer Science Course Units in the General Degree Program in Computer

                                                   Science at Sri Lankan State Universities

                                                               Sritharan Thambithurai

                      16:15 - 16:45          A Data Science Enhanced Framework for Applied and Computational Math

                                                               Kirby McMaster, Samuel Sambasivam, Brian Rague, Stuart L Wolthuis

18:00-21:30 - CONFERENCE BANQUET (Ballroom)

Sponsored by the College of Business and Public Management and the College of Arts and Sciences

June 28


08:30 – Registration Desk Opens


              In Room   A                Session Chair:     Andrew Targowski

                      09:00 - 09:30          Book Review of “Technology vs. Ecology” by Robert A. Schultz

                                                               Robert Allen Schultz

                      09:30 - 10:00          Capturing Bio-Sensing Solutions: Biomonapp’s Story about the Seasons of Change across a Global Sustainable Landscape -

                                                   Monitoring for Sustainable Bioremediation in Rural & Urban Farms, Soil, Agronomy, & Aquaculture

                                                               Christine M Cunningham

                      10:00 - 10:30          The Role of Informing Systems in Securing Sanity and Wisdom of the Globalizing Society in the Context of Civilization

                                                   Sustainability in the 21st Century: The Case of Poland

                                                               Andrew S Targowski, Henryk Krawczyk

              In Room   B                Session Chair:     Michael Jones

                      09:00 - 09:30          Women in Endurance Sports: Linking Competitive and Professional Work Lives

                                                               N Bruce Walton

                      09:30 - 10:00          Changing Paradigms of Technical Skills for Data Engineers

                                                               Robert Thomas Mason

                      10:00 - 10:30          Managing Volunteer Retention Through Socialisation – A Study of Volunteers in an Australian Emergency Service Agency

                                                               Michael Jones, Yoke Berry, Irit Alony

10:30-11:00 – Coffee/Tea Break


              In Room   A                Session Chair:     Andrew Zaliwski

                      11:00 - 11:30          Increasing Intrinsic Motivation of Programming Students: Towards Fix and Play Educational Games

                                                               Selvarajah Mohanarajah

                      11:30 - 12:00          Multilevel Authentication System for Stemming Crime in Online Banking

                                                               Boniface K Alese, Aderonke Favour-Bethy Thompson, Olufunso Dayo Alowolodu, Blessing Emmanuel Oladele

                      12:00 - 12:30          Interactive 3D Representation of Business Case Studies in the Classroom

                                                               Andrew J. Zaliwski, Karishma Kelsey

12:30-13:45 – Lunch

13:45-15:15 – CONCLUDING PLENARY SESSION (Ballroom)

June 29


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