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RECENT PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS
Wines, Joan. "This Timeless Moment: Memories of Laura Huxley." Panel presentation at the 4th International Aldous Huxley Symposium. Huntington Library in San Marino, CA. July 31, 2008.
Wines, Joan and Julius Bianchi. "Bridging the Digital Divide in Southwest Africa." Presented at the Det/che Conference in Santa Barbara, CA, November 29, 2007.
Wines, Joan. "Inscribing the CLU Mission: Global Challenges and Opportunities in Namibian and South African Education." Presented to the California Lutheran University School of Education, Thousand Oaks, CA, September 24, 2007.
Wines, Joan and Julius Bianchi. “Implementing Educational Technologies in Low Income Settings.”
Presented at the 14th Learning Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. June 2007.
Abstract: Adequately-funded institutions continue to provide more and better active learning
opportunities through the use of educational technologies. Some school programs even integrate
their students’ personal e-equipment into an already technology-rich curricula, giving assignments
that require the use of personal laptops, cell phones, MP3 players, and/or PDA’s. Such set ups are
little more than far-fetched fantasies to those in many parts of the world, where students not only
lack the disposable income to purchase such equipment, but where their schools have minimal
(or no) technology capability. Indeed, some structures serving as schools may not even have
electricity. Of the many possible solutions that might be imagined and/or implemented for
such challenging circumstances., we will present the three we think might be most easily
implemented, most cost effective, and most likely to provide the biggest “learning outcomes”
bang for the buck.
Wines, Joan. ”Building Changing Curriculum on Established Foundations.” ..\..\..\..\Conferences\WASC\spring06presentation.ppt WASC Conference. Spring 2006.
Wines, Joan. “Problems in and Solutions for Our Diverse Learner Classrooms.”
Lincoln College, Oxford University. March 20 -25, 2005.
Wines, Joan. “EduCues: A Quick Fix for Three Current Problems in
Educational Technology.” Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu. January, 2003.
Abstract: At the July 2002 SSGRR international conference in L’Aquila, Italy, three needs
emerged as particularly pressing in educational technology at institutions of learning worldwide.
These included the need for: 1) more innovative design in the integration of technology into the
curriculum; 2) more emphasis on learning strategies and less on both teaching methods and
instructional software; and 3) more concentrated attention on issues of technological equitability.
This paper demonstrates how a handheld PRS device (the EduCue) can help fill these needs and
makes a case for a more comprehensive tapping of its proven potential for enhancing student learning.
Wines, Joan and Julius Bianchi. “Extending the Personal Response System (PRS)
to Further Enhance Student Learning.” SSGRR International Conference Aquila, Italy; July 2002.
Abstract: The EduCue classroom has proven successful at California Lutheran University (CLU)
and at other schools across the U.S. (http://www.educue.com/users.htm). In a general climate of
sparse instructional assessment data, quantitative studies confirm that the EduCue and other Personal
Response Systems (PRS) increase student learning by as much as 50% (http://www.educue.com/links.htm).
This startling information has prompted us to explore how successful PRS teaching practices might be
integrated with more powerful hand-held PDA devices (Palm®, CLIE®, Visor®, Blackberries®).
The great potential (and responsibility) for further enhancing PRS teaching and learning techniques
with the PDA technologies lies not only in Education, but in business and government as well.
This proposed PDA configuration deserves a wide-ranging, collaborative, public-domain
development, so that all concerned sectors and communities can reach consensus on the
standards required for its implementation.
Wines, Joan and Julius Bianchi. “Online Teaching and Learning: Faculty Reflections.”
WWW2002, The 11th International World Wide Web conference. Honolulu, Hawaii; May 2002.
Abstract: After developing 29 online projects at CLU, we conducted post-project evaluations and
interviews to determine faculty impressions of the projects’ effects on teaching and learning. Faculty
reported that the implementation of their projects prompted them to envision new and more effective
ways to teach and that they observed improved student learning. The post-project evaluations also
demonstrated, however, that in order to enhance and quantify these improvements, faculty needed
to identify and incorporate new assessment strategies. Carefully constructed measures of teaching
and learning will therefore be integrated into the organization and interface of the project revision
Wines, Joan and Julius Bianchi. “Expect More, Get More: Using Instructional Teams
to Improve Student Results.” WASC 78thAnnual Meeting, San Diego, CA; April 2002.
Wines, Joan and Leanne Neilson, “Cognitive Learning Theory Meets Technology:
Incorporating Research on Attention into Course E- Designs,” presented
and published at the AACE Conference in Orlando (March, 2001).
Abstract: During a two-year development period, we have discovered that in order to take
fuller advantage of technology’s potential for improving teaching and learning, we need to integrate
cognitive science as well as good practices research into our technology-enhanced instructional
projects. This paper concentrates on demonstrating 1) how current knowledge about one area
of cognitive learning theory--Attention--can be incorporated into the technical architecture of
an e-designed instructional project, and 2) how such a project, because of its incorporation of
cognitive learning research, can build in and provide a more quantitative assessment of learning
outcomes than is currently possible.
Wines, Joan. “Online Modules: An Answer to Curriculum Delivery Problems,” Presentation and
publication. Ed-Media 2000, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and
Telecommunications in Montreal; June 26-July 1, 2000.
Abstract: CLU targets today's student-centered learning, using teams to create interactive
instructional modules. As we pilot these online modules in our multimedia major, we foresee
that this model can address some of higher education's most persistent problems, and that it
has the potential to radically alter the delivery systems currently dominant in higher education.
Wines, Joan, Julius Bianchi, Susan Herzog, Leanne Neilson, and Patrick Walker.
WASC 76thAnnual Meeting "Muddles to Miracles: Making the Most of Teaching Challenges."
Abstract: The point of this session is to demonstrate how, when we identify and build
on our best teaching strategies, technology can help transform instructional problem areas.
The presenters will demonstrate how this process was successful in the Teaching Technology and
Teamwork projects funded by the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation at California Lutheran University.
Participants will work on course redesigns of their own in an attempt to turn challenges into
successful experiences in teaching and learning.
Wines, Joan. “Multipurpose Instructional Models: A Team Development Process.” Presentation
given at WebNet 99--World Conference on the WWW and Internet in Honolulu, Hawaii;
October 25-30, 1999.
Wines, Joan. “Using E-Designed Courses To Enhance Teaching And Learning.” Presentation
given at WebNet 99--World Conference on the WWW and Internet in Honolulu, Hawaii;
October 25-30, 1999.
Wines, Joan and Julius Bianchi. “Methods for Developing Technology-infused Instructional Modules:
Exploring the Options.” Presentation given at Ed-Media 1999, World Conference on
Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications in Seattle; June 19-24, 1999.
Wines, Joan and Julius Bianchi. “Merging Multimedia with Traditional Pedagogies: A Team Approach.”
Half day Pre- conference Workshop at EDTECH 99 in Ontario, CA; April 21, 1999.
Presentation Description: CLU uses a team- based approach to help instructors integrate multimedia
technology into the curriculum. In re-designing courses and course modules to include multimedia,
teams build on and reinforce the traditional pedagogical practices that have been successful for
individual faculty members.
Wines, Joan and Julius Bianchi. WASC 75th Annual Meeting, "Implementing Strategic Initiatives
through a New Multimedia Program." Newport Beach, CA; April 14, 1999.
Wines, Joan and Julius Bianchi. WASC 75th Annual Meeting, "A Faculty Program for Excellent
Teaching with Technology." Newport Beach, CA; April 14, 1999. Wines, Joan. “Using Technology
to Improve the Quality of Student Research in the Literature Classroom,” paper published in
The Fifteenth International Conference on Technology and Education Proceedings, Grand Prairie, TX:
International Conferences on Technology and Education, Inc., 1998.
Wines, Joan. “Technology-Based Research: A Centralized Paradigm for the Higher Education
Curriculum.” Presentation at the International Conference on Technology in Education (ICTE),
Santa Fe, NM March 8-11, 1998.
Abstract: Attempts to integrate technology into higher education have created huge paradigm shifts.
My proposal to centralize student research (student-centered learning that helps students use
technology to produce and present research projects) would also impact the traditional curriculum.
On the other hand, the research paradigm offers a cross-disciplinary model that could serve to
stabilize and provide focus for the integration of technology into the whole curriculum.
Wines, Joan and Sharon Gerstel. “Using Technology to Bring content Closer to the Student:
Art History and Literature Examples”—a joint presentation—Joan Wines of
California Lutheran University and Sharon Gerstel of the University of Maryland,
EDUCOM ’97: Embracing the Changing Learning Environment, Minneapolis, MN,
October 28-31, 1997.
Abstract: Collaborative software and digital images used in a high-tech classroom have
brought Byzantine art that is often viewed as inaccessible closer to the student. Technology
applied to the study of literature has also stimulated students’ interest in technology-assisted
research and greatly improved the quality of the research. Presenters from two universities
describe their experiences.
Wines, Joan and Julius Bianchi. “Collaborative, Student-Centered Learning: A Team Taught,
Outcomes-Based Model for the Networked Community”—a poster session—EDUCOM ’97:
Embracing the Changing Learning Environment, Minneapolis, MN, October 28-31, 1997.
Abstract: Technology-intensive classrooms have extensive potential for enhancing collaborative
and student-centered learning. Instructors with class network access can teach skills fundamental
to these two learning processes by creating innovative electronic-based assignments.
CLU redesigned a successful technology-intensive Business Communications course to feature
collaborative and student-centered activities. Its outcomes-based, team-taught approach is
grounded in the wide variety of electronic services available through the campus network
Wines, Joan. “Student Collaborative Web Site Projects,” a study group presentation,
NCTE Summer Institute for Teachers of Literature: Literature and Literacy in an Age of
Technology: Implications for Classroom Practice, Myrtle beach, SC, June 1-4, 1997.
Wines, Joan. “Collaborative, Student-Centered Learning: A Team-Taught, Outcomes-Based
Model for the Networked Community,” Technology in Education Conference and Exposition,
Convention Center San Jose, CA, April 22, 1997.
Wines, Joan. “Reconfiguring the Business Communications Classroom: An Outcomes-Based,
Team Taught Approach,” Association for Business Communications Conference:
Western Regional Meeting, Costa Mesa CA, April 4-5 1997.
Abstract: This paper and presentation demonstrated how a CLU Business Communications class blends traditional instruction, hands-on lab experiences, and self-paced activities in an
effort to offer students instruction in computer-related business communications and how
course design was forged through the collaborative efforts of IT staff and a teaching assistant.
Wines, Joan. “Teaching Students How to Create Multimedia Research Presentations,”
AAHE National Conference on Higher Education, March 15-19, 1997, Washington D.C.
Abstract: The methodologies demonstrated in this multimedia presentation on
“Attitudes Towards Advertising in Four American Novels” have been successful in stimulating
student interest in research, dramatically improving the quality of their research, and disseminating
appreciation of technology-assisted research and research presentations across the curriculum
as students proficient in these skills give multimedia presentations in their other courses.
Student also gained invaluable experience in the larger scholarly community by presenting
their multimedia research projects at regional conferences.
Wines, Joan. "Inaugural Poetry: An Emergent U.S. Genre," paper and presentation of a multimedia project at the MacBeth Conference: Computing in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Bethany College, W. VA (April 1995).
EDUCATION: University of Southern California English Ph.D. 1992
Dissertation: "Legacies of Mourning: Transformation and Transcendence in the Novels of Aldous Huxley"Other: New Media, Harvard University Summer 1998; IBM ISAT Institute/Raleigh-Durham (Computer Use in Higher Education)
TEACHING: California Lutheran University 1976 - present: Multimedia Research Presentations
(undergraduate and graduate), Creative Writing (Fiction and Poetry), Major American Authors,
Advanced Expository Writing, Contemporary Writers, Women Writers, British Literature to 1660,
Business Communications, Interdisciplinary Cluster Courses (clustering English with Business,
Computer Science, Psychology, Geology, Criminal Justice, Drama and Religion)
University of Southern California: 1987-1992:
Computer-integrated courses: Descriptive and Narrative Techniques for Pre-professional Writers,
AWARDS: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Grants 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2005, 2007
Community Leaders Grant 1992 USC "Best Teaching Award for Excellence and Service" in the English Department 1989.
RECENT PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS: Co-organizer with Professor Peter Firchow (University of Minnesota) and Professor Bernfried Nugel (Centre for Aldous Huxley Studies, University of Münster)
of the.Fourth International Aldous Huxley Symposium co-convened by the Huntington Library and by California Lutheran University 31 July –2 August 2008.
2006-present: Chair: English Department (CLU)
1999 – present: Director: Center for Teaching and Learning (CLU)
2000 - present Director: Writing Center (CLU)
Member: MLA, Kappa Alpha Theta, Interlochen Alumni,
Writing/Editing/Consulting: Scrapbook Texts (Wiley Dummmies Scrapbook Series) plus trade and Consumer Quarterlies, USC's Quarterly Review of Film and Video (1990-1999), film research consultant, Gilbert Law Summaries