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NCSeT Project Staff


Dr. Lynne Anderson-Inman. Principal Investigator and Center Director

Dr. Lynne Anderson-Inman is the Director of NCSeT and responsible for all activities of the Center. She works directly with the collaborating research site directors across the country to conceptualize and implement their research studies. In addition, she coordinates communication with the NCSeT Technical Review Board and interfaces directly with Center consultants for research design and data analysis. Dr. Anderson-Inman has responsibility for ensuring that all Center activities are conducted in compliance with University of Oregon policies, as well as those of the U.S. Department of Education.

Dr. Anderson-Inman has a Ph.D. in Special Education, with an emphasis on content-area reading, writing and studying. She is Director of the Center for Advanced Technology in Education (CATE) and the Center for Electronic Studying (CES), both in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. She is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on the use of technology to improve reading, writing and studying, with special emphasis on strategies for using technology to enhance the academic success of struggling learners. Dr. Anderson-Inman has pioneered the concept of "computer-supported studying," conducting research and developing materials on strategies designed to promote effective learning through the use of technology. She has directed numerous federally funded projects investigating (1) computer-based study strategies for diverse learners, (2) digital books with "supported text," (3) networked notetaking for ESL students, and (4) large scale web-based environments designed to promote extended study and authentic inquiry. Dr. Anderson-Inman is a widely published author on effective uses of technology and a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.

Dr. Mark Horney, Community Coordinator

Dr. Mark Horney is charged wtih developing and maintaining the NCSeT community. This involves maintaining communications among the NCSeT staff, the advisory boards, the research sites, and with the educational research community in general. In addition, Dr. Horney leads the NCSeT website development team, and the creation of the supported text literature database.

In this role he is responsibile for coordinating and supporting the Center's collaborating research directors as well as communications with the Technical Review Board, with . He provides an important link between the Center Co-directors and other NCSeT support staff.

Dr, Horney is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Advanced Technology in Education (CATE) at the University of Oregon, and a nationally recognized expert in the fields of Hypertext and Web-based Learning Environments. He has worked on a series of projects at CATE over the past 15 years. In Project LITERACY, Dr. Horney led a programming team to create a hypertext-reading environment that was used to study the effectiveness of supported text versions of Social Studies and Science textbook chapters in increasing the reading comprehension and achievement of students with hearing impairments. As part of this study Dr. Horney developed a typology for analyzing keystroke transcripts, which show students' moment-by-moment interactions with the reading environment. Building on the experience in LITERACY, in the INTERSECT Project Dr. Horney designed a web-based reading environment that allowed the Project LITERACY system of supported text to be expanded and delivered to a wide audience. Documents using this e-text system are currently being studied with middle and high school students with learning disabilities. These texts are available at the Intersect Digital Library: http://intersect.uoregon.edu. This same e-text system has now been adapted for use in Social Studies classrooms to assist students in learning the processes of historical inquiry. Dr. Horney was also Project Coordinator for the Web de Anza Project, http://anza.uoregon.edu. Web de Anza is a multimedia web-based study environment containing primary and secondary source documents, images, interactive maps, vocabulary support, and timelines related to the Spanish expeditions leading to the founding of San Francisco in 1776. He currently serves as Project Coordinator for the two Teaching American History (TAH) Projects focusing on improving teacher skills related to technology-supported historical inquiry.

Meda Brown, Business Manager

Meda Brown is the NCSeT Business Manager. She is responsible for grant administration paperwork related to personnel, subcontracts, the Center's budget, and administrative assistance to the NCSeT Directors and Coordinator.

Judith Blair, Communications Manager, Web Developer and NCSeT Website Editor

Judith Blair is the Web Developer and Communications Manager for NCSeT, producing Web site design and materials development for information, reporting and dissemination. She designed and provides ongoing coordination of the development of this Web site in a content management environment and provides technical research, information and guidance to staff and other associates of the Center. Her contributions include Graphic Design, User Interface Design, Site Architecture, Front-end Coding, Web Traffic and Usability Analysis, Documentation, Site Strategy, Browser Compatibility Testing, and User Training. She is also responsible for the technology and training related to our recent move into Web-based video conferencing.

For more than 15 years, Judith Blair has used, explored, and facilitated communications using online technologies. Over the past several years she has worked closely with Drs. Horney and Anderson-Inman on Project INTERSECT which created and explored Web-based supported text environments for disabled students. She currently coordinates several professional community Web logs, online mailing lists, and electronic meetings for scholars and teachers, and also develops accessible Web sites for other projects. Her main interest is in the human-computer interface, integrating research, creativity and appropriate Web technology.

Mindy Frisbee, Research Assistant and NCSeT Website Contributing Editor

Mindy Frisbee has in-depth knowledge of computer-supported studying. She was on the Materials Development Team of the CBSS Online Project, designing, evaluating, and refining interactive modules for inclusion in the CBSS 4U online course. She has been a frequent co-instructor of the Computer-Based Learning Strategies class in the UO's College of Education, where she taught technology-supported strategies for reading, writing, and studying to preservice and inservice teachers. Ms. Frisbee is currently a Research Assistant for the National Center for Supported eText (NCSeT), responsible for reviewing and reporting on eText developments for its website.

 

Cindy Youngman, NCSeT Secretary and Events Coordinator

Cindy Youngman provides general secretarial support to NCSeT. She also coordinates all NCSeT travel arrangements and events such as meetings of the Technical Review Board and eText Publishers Advisroy Board.