Ellen's World

Associate Teaching Professor at Penn State in the College of Liberal Arts in the department of
Communication Arts and Sciences
, at University Park,  Pennsylvania USA.

My office is located:


202 Sparks Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814)865-9317 My office phone  865-3461(main office)
(814)863-7986 FAX

email: ext2@psu.edu

 


Degrees:

Ph.D.       Instructional Systems, The Pennsylvania State University
    Dissertation: Effects of the level of generativity in concept mapping with
     knowledge of correct response feedback on learning

(emphasis in learning environments and  cognitive structures)
    Supporting field: Communication

Master's certificate in Homeland Security, The Pennsylvania State University, December 2019 Areas of Study: Planning and organizational imperatives related to homeland security and emergency management including disaster recovery, education, and community practice 

Master's certificate in Geospatial Intelligence, The Pennsylvania State University, December 2011 Areas of Study: Conceptual Foundations, Geographic Information Sciences and Technology, Problem Solving and Advanced Analytic Methods  

M.A.        Master's program in Mass Communications and Speech Communication,
The Pennsylvania State University, (emphasis in computer mediated communication)
(71 credits of coursework)

B.S.         Indiana University of Pennsylvania
                Indiana, Pennsylvania
                Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
                Bachelor of Science in Marketing


Areas of interest:

Team and group communication, non-verbal communication, web design, culture and technology, methods of learning and techniques, design theory.


I teach the following courses:

CAS 83(LEAP), CAS 100B, CAS 250, CAS 283, CAS 383, CAS 470, CAS 483, CAS 497E

CAS 283 online(world campus)

Instructional Systems 400, 441, 446, 447 and 448

Project Designer and Implementation for CAS 100a Online Workbook

I also work in instructional design and development.


Students at work:

 


Recent articles/presentations:

 Taricani, E. (Author, Editor). (2021). Design Thinking and Innovation in Education. Emerald Publishing. https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/Design-Thinking-and-Innovation-in-Learning/?K=9781800711099 

Taricani, E. (2020). Engage: Applications and Implications of Classroom Mapping Technology. In Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 1327-1332). Online, The Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 19, 2020 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/217487/. 

Taricani, E., Adams, T., Petroccia S. (2020). The Matrix Reloaded: Impacts of Technology on Human Processes and Function over Time. In Turbulent Convergence in the series http://www.wcsaglobal.org/book-series-cambridge/ Thorpe, Oshane, Taricani, E., Adams, T. (2020) Toward Happiness, Accountability, and Transparency: ICTs in the e-governance of the United Arab Emirates. Internet and Policy (Wiley)   

Taricani, Ellen, Thorpe O., Gautreaux R., Petroccia S., Adams T. (2020). Internal Tracking Devices: The Smart Device for a New Infrastructure. Broadcasting and Electronic Media. (in press) 

Taricani, E. (2019). Outsourcing our brain to technology-declutter the clutter. Proceedings of EdMedia in Amsterdam, Netherlands Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC Adams, Tyler, Ladavac, N. B., Pitasi, A., & Taricani, E. (2018)., 12(3 Le costituzioni orizzontali = Les constitutions horizontals = The horizontal constitutions. Rivista di Criminologia, Vittimologia e Sicurezza), 36-46. https://doi.org/10.14664/rcvs/834 (Journal of Criminology, Victimology and Security) Adams, Tyler L., Ellen Taricani & Andrea Pitasi (2018) The technological convergence innovation, International Review of Sociology, DOI: 10.1080/03906701.2018.1529068 

Taricani, E. (2018). Student engagement through social construction of meaning. Proceedings of EdMedia in Amsterdam, Netherlands Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Taricani, E. (2017). Cognitive strategies to improve group problem solving and learning. In J. Johnston (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2017 (pp. 465-469). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Taricani, E. (2016). Collaborative knowledge in online learning environments. In Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2016 (pp. 739-743). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Taricani, E. (2015). Observation and awareness of text cues and the impact on team knowledge mapping. In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (pp. 816-820). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Clariana, R.B., Rysavy, M. D., & Taricani, E. M. (2015). Text signals influence team artifacts. Educational Technology Research and Development, 63(1), 35-52.

Taricani, E. (2013). Reflection and cognition expressed in blogging. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2013 (pp. 1767-1772). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Taricani, E. , Groff, B. , Asino, T. , Dong, Y. , Ntshalintshali, G. , Techatassanasoontorn, C. , Wu, Y. and Clariana, R.  (2012).  The Effect of Independent and Interdependent Group Collaboration on Knowledge Extent, Knowledge Form and Knowledge Convergence. Volume 1, pages 20-29.  AECT 2012 proceedings available online,: (http://aectorg.yourwebhosting.com/pdf/proceedings12/2012/12_02.pdf)

Time issues in our communication using Facebook, Rochester Institute of Technology: Social Media and Communication Symposium (SMACS) II, September 29, 2011

Chronemic control of our virtual communication using Facebook, presented paper at Milikin University in Decatur, Illinois for ACA Fall Conference, October 2010

Taricani, E. M. (2010). Controlling your social network friendships. Submitted to USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association(Workshop on Online Social Networks) June 2010.

Clariana, R.B., & Taricani, E. M. (2010). The consequences of increasing the number of terms used to score open-ended concept maps. International Journal of Instructional Media, 37 (2)

Taricani, E. M. (2008). Communities of Blogging: Extensions of Our Identities.  American Communication Journal, 9(3). link

Taricani, E. M. (2007). Effects of the level of generativity in concept mapping with knowledge of correct response feedback on learning.  International Journal of Instructional Media 34(1)

 

 


Some of my past projects include:

First-year Seminar-Cyberculture and Social Media

Conference organization

Communication Arts and Sciences Workbook for CAS 100-a required course for all Penn State students

Food Product Development Course-working with 2 universities

Wetlands/Riparian

Concept Mapping: http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/e/x/ext2/cmap/cm-page.html

Teamwork building

Identifying Trees: http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/e/x/ext2/TREES/identify.html

I have my PhD  in Instructional Systems from Penn State. My research interests include: the generation and use of concept maps to assist in learning, hybrid forms of distance learning, postmodern thinking as related to the process of education, issues of communication and technology, human communication issues, web development, user perceptions, cultural and social activity, Internet training and education; and aspects of networked communication..


ext2@psu.edu / 20 February 1018
Some Useful Sites Conferences and Organizations

Online Dictionaries

CNET

Google Translate

Tech and Learning

Technology and Learning Journal

Journal of Interactive Media in Education

Distance Education Journals

 

American Communication Association (ACA)

Association for Educational Communications and Technology(AECT)

Association for Communication Excellence(ACE)

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education(AACE)

International Communication Association (ICA)

Penn State Christian Faculty/Staff Fellowship

Burning Hearts Christian Fellowship - Penn State