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COLETTE WANLESS-SOBEL

 CONTACT INFORMATION

Chantal-Aurelie Farm

16404 Footehold Drive

Grass Valley, CA  95949

Telephony:  530.268.3248   Skype:  cybercolett

E-Mail:  colette.wanlesssobel@gmail.com

Web Site:  http://percygoat.tripod.com/

                      

EDUCATION

Ph.D. (1984), American Studies, University of Minnesota

Major Field:  intellectual history: American culture, 1890- 1929

M.A. (1982), English, University of Minnesota,

Minneapolis

Tulane UniversityNew Orleans,

M.A candidate in English

B.A. (1979), Macalester CollegeSt. Paul,

Major:  English and Humanities

                                                                    

DISSERTATION

Soil and Soul:  The Experience of Southern

Rural Womanhood in Selected Novels by Edith

Summers Kelley, Ellen Glasgow, and Elizabeth

Madox Roberts Directors:  Professors Toni

McNaron and David W.  Noble.

APPOINTMENTS (chronological order)

University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts, 1980-

82

University of Saint Thomas, 1984-89

University of Minnesota, Distance Education, 1991-2001

Inver Hills Community College, 1999-

University of Phoenix Online, 2006-

CLASSES               

Introductory Composition, Univ. of MN, 6 terms.

Writing Practice I, University of   Minnesota, 3 terms.

Intermediate Composition, University of MN, 4 terms.

Writing in the Social Sciences, University of MN, 16

   terms.

Writing for Business and Management, University of

   MN, 1 term.

Technical Writing for Engineers, University of MN, 2

   terms.

American Studies:  Consciousness and Social

   Arrangements, University of Minnesota, 1 term.

American Studies:  American Culture, 1920-to the

   Present, University of MN,

   1term.                                                             

Basic Writing, University of Saint Thomas, 1

   term.                              

Critical Readings and Writings:  Fiction, University of

   Saint Thomas, 6 terms.

Critical Readings and Writings:  Drama, University of

   Saint Thomas, 3 terms.

Written English, University of Saint Thomas, 1 term.

Writing and Research, Inver Hills Community

   College, 8 terms.

Research Writing in the Disciplines, Inver Hills

   Community College, 8 terms.

Introduction to Literature, Inver Hills

   Community College, 2 terms.

Creative Problem Solving, Inver Hills, 8 terms.

Human Sexuality, Inver Hills, 1 term

College Success Strategies, Inver Hills, 1 term.

The Research Paper, Inver Hills, 6 terms,

Using Blogs and Vlogs, Inver Hills, 1 term

English Essentials, University of Phoenix Online, 15

   terms.


                                                                                                                           

TEACHING INTERESTS

Cultural and intellectual history; gender studies; composition and rhetoric, particularly in the area of critical thinking; Internet research; computerized instruction, including gaming.

PUBLICATION


Print

 

~~"Beyond Fear, Shame and Loathing in Computerized Instruction." (2010).  Brujula. University of California, Davis.

~~"Educational Gaming Avatars.” (2009). Encyclopedia of Distance and Online Learning. Editors: Patricia Rogers Ph.D., Gary Berg  Ph.D., Judith Boettcher Ph.D., Carole Howard Ph.D., Lorraine JusticePh.D., Karen Schenk Ph.D. Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference).


--”Gender in Computer Science." (2008). Human Computer Interaction: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications.  .Eds. Panayiotis Zaphiris and Chee Siang Ang.   Hershey, PA IGI, Information Science Reference.

-- Review essay for Sexual Revolution in Bolshevik Russia. (2008), Gregory Carleton (Univ. of Pittsburgh Press) for Archives of Sexual Behavior, edited by Kenneth J. Zucker (New York:  Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publisher,

--"The Theory, Design, and Implementation of a Game Unit to Increase Problem Solving Skills."  (2007). Chapter for Principles of Effective Online Teaching, Ed. Nicole Buzzetto-More, University of Maryland.  Informing Science Press.

--"Hard Fun: A Case Study on a Community Problem Learning Object." (2006). Chapter for Cases on Global E-Learning Practices:  Success and Pitfalls, edited by Dr. Ramesh C. Sharma, Indira Ghandi National Open University, New Delhi (HersheyPA:  IDEA Group).

 --”Gender and Distance Education Technologies,” (2006). Gender IT Encyclopedia, Editor Eileen M. Trauth. Sage Research Publications,

--”Gender in Computer Science." (2006). GenderIT Encyclopedia,. Editor Eileen M. Trauth .Sage Research Publications,

-- Review Essay:  The History of Bundling by Henry Reed Stiles. (2005). In Archives of Sexual Behavior, edited by Kenneth J. Zucker (New York:  Kluwer Academic/ Plenum Publisher.

--"Review Essay:   Foucault in Latin America," (November 2005). Foucault Studies.

--Writing in the Social Sciences (1993). Distance education course textbook and computer disk), University of Minnesota. Minneapolis.

Electronic

--Review Essay:  Understanding Knowledge as Commons:  From Theory to Practice. (2009). Cyber Culture Studies.  Edited by David M. Silver.http://rccs.usfca.edu/

--"Scaffolding Social Presence and Democratic Space: A Case Study on the Benefits of Student Mentors and 'Safe House' Discussion Forums." (2007). Learning Technology, IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY, http://lttf.ieee.org/learn_tech/authors.htmlhttp://lttf.ieee.org/learn_tech/authors.html  Editor:  Dr. Kinshuk kinshuk@massey.ac.nz.

 "Using Blogs and Vlogs," Desire to Learn  (2009)

“Human Sexuality” Desire2L (2006)

“Creative Problem Solving” Desire2L (2005)

“Writing and Research Skills” WebCT (2000); D2L (2004)

“The Research Paper” WebCT (2001); D2L (2004)

“Research Writing in the Disciplines” WebCT (2002); D2L (2004)

 

Editorial Boards

Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects.  Informing Science Press,  Member of International Board of Reviewers, 2009--

ONLINE PROJECTS

In development:  course design utilizing the game Grand Theft Auto, San Andrea for ethnographic research.

"Web 2.0 and College Learning,"  an online session for Student Success Day at Inver Hills Community College, 02.24.09.

Ruminators’ ILK Web Site, Squarespace.com, 2003-

tltr@inverhills, Bloki.com, 2004-07

Gay-Straight Alliance Blog, Blogger.com, 2004-2005

Web site reviewer for CyberFair, April 2006

TECHNICAL SKILLS / SOFTWARE

Operating systems: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

Graphics/ Animation:  Adobe Photoshop, Camtasia, FinalCut, PageMaker, Swish

Web:  Adobe Acrobat, Frontpage, Tripod, HTML

Learning Management Systems: D2L, Moodle, WebCT

Content Management Systems:  GNU

Blog Management System:  Squarespace, Tripod, Blogger

Wiki Management System: PBwiki, bloki

Audio:  LecsharePro

ACADEMIC COMMITTEES (recent)

Staff Development Committee 2005-2007

Online Course Development Committee 2005-2007

Job Search Committee for Institutional Effectiveness Position (June 2005)

Academic Affairs Committee, 2004-2005

Student Success Day Committee, 2004-05

Online Accreditation Committee, 2003-04

TLTR Committee, 2003-

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES (recent)

Faculty advisor to Gay-Straight Alliance@inverhills, 2004-07.

Coordinator for TLTR Showcase (26 January 2005)

Peer Reviewer for Teaching Portfolios, KalamazooValley Community College (January 2005)

CTL Liaison for Inver Hills (2003-2004)

PRESENTATIONS (recent)

SlideShare presentation.  “I, Avatar.”  15 January 2008.

PowerPoint Presentation, “Discussion Board Architecture in CMSs,” 30 November 2006

PowerPoint Presentation, “Zen and Time Management,” Staff Development Meeting, 8 September 2006

Online Teaching Presentation (Blog and Oral Discussion), Snack, Clack and Click Session, May 2006

Managing Online Discussion Oral Presentation, Faculty Development Day, February 2006

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Academy for Lifelong Learning, "Exploring the World-Wide Web" spring 2007 (designed and instructed class)

MEMBERSHIPS

Academic Commons

American Studies Association

Association of Internet Researchers

COMMUNITY BOARDS (recent)

Center for Rural Community Change, Co-Founder and Board of Directors 2004-

Lakeville Area Art Center, Board of Directors, 2000-03

Friends of the Lakeville Library Association, 1999-2000

Lakeville Parks and Recreation Advisory Council, 1994-1999