Vita

TUTALENI I. ASINO
ABRIDGED CURRICULUM VITA

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Emerging technologies and their potential use in both formal and informal education; mLearning; Evaluation of mLearning; Comparative International Education; Indigenous knowledge; Instructional Design; Interactive multimedia design and development; The role of culture in the development and evaluation of learning tools; Distance Education.

EDUCATION
Dual-Title PhD
Learning, Design, and Technology program, College of Education in the Department of Learning and Performance Systems
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Advisor: Dr. Simon Hooper, Professor, Learning, Design, & Technology
&
Comparative and International Education Program in the
Department of Education Policy Studies
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Advisor: Dr. Ladislaus Semali, Professor Adult Education & Comparative International Education

Master of Science, Instructional Systems and Technology, Cabrini College, Radnor, PA, USA
Master of Arts, Corporate Communication, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Master of Science, Multimedia Technologies, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Bachelor of Arts, Media Studies & Political ScienceDuquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Wilson, D. A., Wu, Y., Engerman, J., & Asino, T. (in Press). Prototype for a Mobile Learning Application for Student Success and Retention. National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) Digest.
  • Semali, L. & Asino, T. (2013). Postliteracy in the Digital Age: Use of Mobile Phones to Support Literacy Practices in Namibia and Tanzania. PROSPECTS–Quarterly Review of Comparative Education. Prospects(DOI 10.1007/s11125-012-9254-6)
  • Semali, L. M., & Asino, T. I. (2013). Decolonizing cultural heritage of Indigenous people and their knowledge from images in global films. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, 2(2).

Non-Refereed Journal Articles

  • Asino, T.I. (2013). My All Access Pass. TechTrends, 57(3), 8.
  • Asino, T.I. & Sadaf, A. (2012). 2010 AECT International Convention Committee, Division and Society Reports: Graduate Student Assembly. TechTrends, 56(2), 39.
  • Asino, T.I. (2011). “No electricity? No problem! How about some petrol iPad?” TechTrends, 55(1)
  • Montalto-Rook, M., & Asino, T. I. (2011). 2010 AECT International Convention Committee, Division and Society Reports: Graduate Student Assembly. TechTrends, 55(2), 7-8.

Chapters in Books

  • Menefee, T. & Asino, T.I. (in press). Beyond Pure Forms: Appraising The Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Teacher Training. In A.W. Wiseman & E. Anderson (Eds.), Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2014. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing).
  • Hooper, S. & Asino, T.I. (in press). Information Visualization. To appear in J. M. Spector (Ed.), Encyclopedia of educational technology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
  • Zaballero, A. G., Asino, T.I., & Briskin, J. (2012). Leveraging Workforce Diversity: Utilizing Technology. In C. Scott, & M. Byrd (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Workforce Diversity in a Global Society: Technologies and Concepts (pp. 523-537). Hershey, PA: Business Science Reference.
  • Asino, T.I., Wilder, H. & Ferris, S.P. (2011). Innovative Use of ICT in Namibia for Nationhood. In Lekoko, R.N. & Semali, L.M. (Ed.), Cases on Developing Countries and ICT Integration: Rural Community Development. Idea Group.

Conference Proceedings

  • Asino, T.I.; Clariana, R., Dong, Y., Groff, B.; Ntshalintshali, G., Taricani, E.; Techatassanasoontorn, C., & Wu, Y. (2012). The effect of independent and interdependent group collaboration on knowledge extent, form and convergence (2012). In M. Simonson (Ed.), The 2012 AECT 35th Convention Proceedings (pp. 20-29), Louisville, KY, USA.
  • Briskin, J., Asino, T. I., Montalto-Rook, M., & Dong, Y. (2010). Smart apps: An analysis of educational applications available on smartphones and the implications for mobile learning. In M. Simonson (Ed.), Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (pp. 32-38), Anaheim, CA.
  • Montalto-Rook, M., Asino, T. I., & Thanomsing, C. (2010). Instructional design theories on mLearning: Developing a framework. In M. Simonson (Ed.), Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Design and Development Division (pp. 195-198), Anaheim, CA.

PAPERS/PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS:
Invited Presentations

  • Asino, T.I., Malapile, L. J., & Dousay, T. A. (2013). Children as Designers: A Case of Namibia, South Africa and US. Presentation at eLearning Africa 2013. Windhoek, Namibia. 29th – 31st May.

Peer Reviewed Presentation

  • Techatassanasoontorn, C., Asino, T.I., Briskin, J., Stager, S. J. & Yan, Yu (2013). Using Mobile Technology for Active Learning in the Big Classroom. Paper presented at the International Conference of Educational Innovation through Technology (EITT). Williamsburg, Virginia, USA on November 4-6, 2013.
  • Asino, T. I. & Stager S. (2013). Policing and Legislating mLearning: How policy makers influence the adoption of mobile devices for learning in classrooms in Namibia and Tanzania. Paper presented at the Comparative and International Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. 10th – 15th March.
  • Stager S. & Asino, T. I. (2013). Strategies for Differentiating Means of Social Interaction on Mobile Devices: Using Social Media to manage Scholarly Information. Paper presented at the Comparative and International Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. 10th – 15th March
  • Stager S. Semali, L & Asino, T. I. (2013). Poverty traps as key threats to achieving EFA in Sub-Saharan Africa. Paper presented at the Comparative and International Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. 10th – 15th March
  • Asino, T. I., Briskin, J., Techatassanasoontorn, C., & Stager, S. (2013). Mobile educational apps…So many choices!! Presented at PETE&C 2013- the annual Pennsylvania Educational Technology Expo & Conference, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. February 10-13, 2013.
  • Dousay, T. A., Orey, M., Burton, J., Lockee, B., Murtaugh, M., & Asino, T. I. (2013). Graduate students in academia: Should they be seen and not heard? Roundtable session presented at the Eastern Educational Research Association Annual Conference. Sarasota, FL.

GRANTS

  • 2014 – Africana Research Center Student Grant
    Research Title: ““Factors That Influence Diffusion of Mobile Devices in Higher Education in Botswana and Namibia.” Awarded by the Africana Research Center, Penn State University, University Park, PA
    Grant Amount Awarded: $2,000
  • 2011 – Africana Research Center Student Grant
    Research Title: “Adopting mLearning applications in education: The experience of Namibian Students and Teachers.” Awarded by the Africana Research Center, Penn State University, University Park, PA
    Grant Amount Awarded: $2,000
  • 2011 – CIED Student Research Grant
    Research Title: “Adopting mLearning applications in education: The experience of Namibian Students and Teachers.” Awarded by the Comparative and International Education program, Penn State University, University Park, PA
    Grant Amount Awarded: $850
  • 2010 – CIED Student Research Grant
    Research Title: “mLearning in Namibia: leveraging usage patterns to improve design, usability and user experiences” Awarded by the Comparative and International Education program, Penn State University, University Park, PA
    Grant Amount Awarded: $2000

AWARDS

  • 2013 – National Science Foundation Early Career Award, Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT)
  • 2011 – Presidential Award – Awarded by Dr. Barbara Lockee, president of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) for service to the organisation
  • 2011 – R.W. “Buddy” Burniske” Award by the International Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
  • 2011 – Ralph T. Heimer Award – For outstanding achievement by a doctoral candidate enrolled in Instructional Systems. Awarded by College of Education, Penn State University, University Park, PA

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Conference Volunteer Organiser, Comparative International Society Conference (CIES), Puerto Rico, 2012
  • Conference Planner, Association for Education Communications and Technology (AECT), Jacksonville, 2011
  • Past-President, President, President-Elect,Graduate Student Association, Association for Education Communications and Technology (AECT), (December, 2009-December 2012)

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), 2009 – present
  • Comparative International Education Society (CIES), 2009 – present
  • The American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2011 – present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology (PAECT), 2011 – present