Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) just announced the winners for best paper under the topic of “Leading Transformation to Sustainable Excellence.” Among the winners was Dr. Jennifer D.E. Thomas for a paper entitled “The Effect of Delivery Method on Persistence, Performance and Perceptions,” which she researched and wrote in tandem with two professors, Danielle Morin and Samie Li Shang Ly, from Concordia University, Canada.
The paper took into account the different delivery methods of courses for undergraduate students. With a rise in online classes in today’s culture – especially at Pace, where we rank at 3rd best in the nation for online undergraduate courses – it’s important to study the new methods of learning so that, as challenges and innovations arise, universities can analyze them in order to enhance educational practices. Thomas, Ly, and Morin looked at classes that were completely online as well as classes that were a hybrid between online and traditional practices.
From the extended abstract of the paper, the conclusion of their research is summarized as,
“The results of the studies conducted in this paper support the need for a hybrid model of learning, which augments in-class lectures with a level of online component. This would tend to imply the need to carefully evaluate MOOC’s [Massive Online Open Courses] before widespread adoption of them is made. Monetary expediency should not trump wise pedagogy.”
We extend the heartiest of congratulations to Dr. Thomas and her partners in research for their excellence!
At the annual Conference on Information Systems Applied Research (CONISAR), A Research Study of Cloud Computing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in Financial Firms was awarded 2012 Distinguished Paper Award; and at the annual concurrent Information Systems Educators Conference (ISECON), A Comprehensive Research Survey on Cyberbullying Perceptions at a Major Metropolitan University (i.e. Pace University) – Faculty Perspectives was awarded 2012 Meritorious Paper Award.
The Cloud Computing paper, a 9 month study involving industry survey and case study, was authored by Dr. James Lawler and Dr. Anthony Joseph of the Seidenberg School, Ms. H. Howell-Barber, an associate of the Seidenberg School Board of Advisors, and Ms. Supriya Desai, a former graduate student of the Seidenberg School.
The Cyberbullying paper, a 6 month study involving survey at the university, was authored by Dr. John C. Molluzzo and Dr. Lawler of the Seidenberg School.
The papers were awarded recognition from over 100 papers presented competitively at the conferences.
The conferences were held in New Orleans in November. The Seidenberg School congratulates Dr. James Lawler, Dr. Anthony Joseph, Ms. Howell-Barber, Ms. Supriya Desai and Dr. John C Molluzzo.
Seidenberg student-faculty research pairs placed first on both campuses in the first-ever Undergraduate Student-Faculty Research Showcases. On the Pleasantville campus, Marc Kowtko (BS/IT ’15) and Professor Jean Coppola won for their work in open source assistive technology for older adults and people with disabilities. In New York, Meghan Kenny (BA/Psychology ’14) and Professor Christelle Scharff took first place for their collaboration on how mobile technology can be used to raise awareness around the world in regard to destructive environmental practices and to promoting sustainability. Continue reading “Seidenberg Student-Faculty Research Pairs Shine”
At the urging of Professor Jean Coppola, Marc Kowtko, BS/IT ’15, wrote and submitted “Securing our Nation and Protecting Privacy” for possible presentation at the IEEE – Long Island Systems Applications and Technology Conference scheduled in early May. Much to his astonishment, the paper was accepted, a rare feat for a college freshman! In addition, Marc received a Library Excellence in Research Award for his paper, one of several such awards given annually by the Pace University Library. Continue reading “Student Earns IEEE Library Excellence in Research Award”