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NAME:                                   Dean Lee Christensen

HOME ADDRESS:                4333 Reno Highway

                                                Fallon, Nevada 89406

HOME PHONE:                    336-504-1382

BUSINESS PHONE:              336-504-1382

EMAIL Bussiness:                 Dean.Christensen@mailclc.com

 

 CURRENT POSITIONS:

Vice President, CYBER Learning Corporation

Founder and Member, International Consortium for Courseware Engineering

Consulting Board, Computers in Human Behavior

Instructor, Institute for Advanced Learning Technologies, University of Minnesota

 

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY:

President, CYBER Learning Corporation

Founder and Member, International Consortium for Courseware Engineering

Consulting Board, Computers in Human Behavior

Instructor, Institute for Advanced Learning Technologies, University of Minnesota

 

EXPERIENCE:

2008-2014, Adjunct Instructor Piedmont Community College

2010-Present, President, CYBER Learning Corporation, Roxboro, North Carolina

2011-2013  Visiting Researcher Univerisity of Bergen (1 month each year))

1994-2010, Vice President, CYBER Learning Corporation, Saint Paul, Minnesota

1999-2002, Managing Editor for Journal of Courseware Engineering

1999-2000 Senior Fulbright Scholar University of Bergen, Norway

1999- President, International Consortium for Courseware Engineering

1998- Consulting Board, Computers in Human Behavior

1996, 1999 Reviewer, United States Department of Education, Grants for Technology in Education

1971-1994, Major, Army National Guard, State of Minnesota

1986, 1987, 1988, Research Psychologist, Special Tour of Duty, Army Research Institute, Washington, DC

1986-1994, Senior Research Consultant, Control Data Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1982-1985, Teaching Associate, Curricular and Instructional Systems Graduate Program, University of Minnesota

1985, Assistant Director, Instructional Systems Laboratory, University of Minnesota

1980-1981, School Psychologist, Farmington Public Schools, Farmington, Minnesota

1975-1978 Director of Sheltered Workshop for Battered Women, ACT St. Paul, Minnesota

1974-1980, Psychological/Educational Consultant, SEP Consultants, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

PAPERS/PUBLICATIONS/SYMPOSIA

 

Christensen, D. L., & Dunnagan, T. (in press). Models and Simulations for Learning in Complex Domains: Using System Dynamics for Assessment and Evaluation. Journal of Technology Instruction Learning and Cognition.

Tennyson, R. D., Christensen, D. L., & Dunnagan, T. (in press). Fourth generation instructional systems development: A problem solving approach. Journal of Structural Learning and Intelligent Systems.

Tennyson, R.D., & Christensen, D.L.  (in press).  Interactive effect of content structure with prerequisite knowledge in rule learning using computer-based instruction.  Journal of Educational Psychology. 

Dunnagan, C.B., & Christensen, D.L. (2000). Static and dynamic environments: The ambiguity of the problem. In J. M. Spector and T. M. Anderson (Eds), Integrated and holistic perspectives on learning instruction and technology (pp. 61-78) Dordrecht, The Neitherlands: Kluwer.

Christensen D. L. (2000) Principal Investigator.  Development of internet-based situational evaluation resource tool (SERT) for students with learning disabilities, in OSEP Discretionary Projects:  Technology and Media Services (pp. 79-80). Arlington, VA: The Council for Exceptional Children.

Spector, J.M., Christensen D.L., Sioutine, S.V., & McCormack D. (2002),  Models and simulation for learning in complex domains:  Using causal loop diagrams for assessment and evaluation. Computers in Human Learning.

Christensen, D. L., Dunnagan, T., & Tennyson, R. D. (1998). The future of instructional theory: Lessons learned. Journal of Structural Learning and Intelligent Systems, 14, 131-142.

Christensen, D.L. (1997, February).  Intelligent Performance Support for Instructional System Design Project Management.  Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Albuquerque.

Christensen., D.L., Dijkstra, S., Merrienboer, J. G., Dunnagan, T., Elen, J., Schott, F., Seel, N., Spector, M., Winn, W., Tennyson, R.D. (1997 March).  Structural learning, instructional systems and intelligent tutors: International Relations Committee.  In J. Durnin, J. Scandura (Co-Chairs).  Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago. 

Christensen, D.L., Dunnagan, T., Schwartz, J. (1997 July).  Education Services at a Crossroad: Entering a New Era.  In J. Larson, S. Oberlin (Co-Chairs). DoD Worldwide Education Symposium, St. Louis, Missouri.

Tennyson, R.D., Christensen, D.L., Dunnagan, T.  (1997 March).  Structural learning, instructional design and learning efficiency-American Advances.  In J. Durnin (Chair).  Fourth Generation Instructional Systems Development: A Problem Solving Approach.  Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.

Tennyson, R. D., & Christensen, D. L. (1996). Automating courseware engineering: Design specifications. Journal of Structural Learning and Intelligent Systems, 12, 291-300.

Christensen, D. L. (1996, February).  Faculty, Advanced authoring tools workshop: Expert associates and intelligent guides to instructional design.  Professional development workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Indianapolis.

 

Christensen, D.L. (1996, February).  In T. Dunnagan (Chair).  Theory based automated authoring tools.  Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Indianapolis.

Christensen D.L. et. al.  (1995-1998). Courseware Development, Armstrong Research Laboratory of the Air Force, Assessment and Evaluation Technologies for Adaptive Training with a focus on development of Guidance for Open-ended Designs for Instructional Environments, Guidance for the Understanding of Instructional Design Expertise GUIDE. http://cyberlearningcorp.com/ 

Christensen, D.L., Dunnagan, T., Nielson, M. (1995 November).  Tutorials: GUIDE and Consortiums.  Interservice/Industry Training Systems and Education Conference, Albuquerque. 

Tennyson, R.D., & Christensen, D.L. (1993, April). Four generations of instructional systems development. In S. Dijkstra (Chair), Dialogue on international perspectives in instructional theory. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Atlanta.

Christensen, D.L. (Chair), (1993, April).  A dialogue on the relationship of educational learning theory to instructional theory. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Atlanta.

Christensen, D. L.  (1992, April).  In J.M. Scandura (Chair),   Structural analysis special discussion session. Discussion  session presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.

Christensen, D. L.  (1991, August).  Integrative instructional design strategies:  Context of meaning.  In M. Rasch (Chair), Recent directions in cognitive instructional design theory. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco.

Tennyson, R.D., & Christensen, D.L.  (1991).  Automating instructional systems development.  In M.R. Simonson (Ed.),  Proceedings of Selected Research Paper Presentations at the 1991 Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 7, 885-916. 

Christensen, D. L.  (1989, February).  Educational research and theory perspectives on

       intelligent computer-assisted instruction.  In D. Jonassen (Chair), Research in

       computer-based instruction:  From instructional theory to design and

       implementation.  Symposium presented at the meeting of the Association of       

       Educational Communications and Technology, Dallas. 

Christensen D.L. et al. (1989-1994). Courseware & Curriculum Development, Courseware revisions and adaptations of PLATO system for the Joint Committee on Computer-Based Instruction (JCCBI), U.S. Army. Bloomington MN: Control Data Corporation.

Christensen, D. L. (Chair), (1990, February).  Increasing your skills and visibility as an instructional technology researcher:  How to conduct, present and publish IT research.  Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim.

 

Christensen, D. L. (Chair),  (1989, August).   Research in technology-based instruction:

       Theory and practice.  Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the

       Association of Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim.

Christensen, D.L. & Tennyson, R.D.  (1989).  Educational technology:  Integration?

       In M.R. Simonson & D. Frey (Eds.), Proceedings of Selected Research Paper

       Presentations at the 1989 Convention of the Association for Educational

       Communications and Technology, 5, 86-93. 

Tennyson, R.D. & Christensen, D.L.  (1989).  Educational research and theory perspectives on intelligent computer-assisted instruction.  In M.R. Simonson & D. Frey (Eds.), Proceedings of Selected Research Paper Presentations at the 1989 Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 5, 615-628. 

Christensen, D.L. (Guest Editor)  (1988).  Special Issue on  technology-based enhancements.

       Computers in Human Behavior, 4. 

Christensen, D. L. (Chair), (1988, August).  Electronic poster session. Symposium presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco. 

Christensen, D. L. (Chair & Discussant ) (1988, April).   What does artificial intelligence have to offer instruction? Symposium presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.

Christensen, D. L.  (1988, January).  In D. Jonassen (Chair), Research in computer-based instruction:  Implications for design and authoring systems.  Symposium presented at the meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, New Orleans. 

Christensen, D.L., & Tennyson, R.D.  (1988).  The relationship of learning to technology-based enhancements.  Computers in Human Behavior, 4, 3-11.

Christensen, D.L., & Tennyson, R.D.  (1988).  Research in computer-based instruction:  Implications for design and  authoring systems.  In M.R. Simonson & J. Fredrick (Eds.),  Proceedings of Selected Research Paper Presentations at the 1988 Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 4, 279-308.

Tennyson, R.D., & Christensen, D.L.  (1988).  MAIS:  An intelligent learning system.  In D. H. Jonassen (Ed.), Instructional designs for microcomputer courseware (pp. 247-274).  Hillsdale, NJ:  Erlbaum. 

Christensen, D.L. (Chair), (1987, April). Intelligent authoring systems?  Symposium presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C. 

Christensen, D. L. (Chair), (1987, April).  Artificial intelligence and instruction.  Symposium presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C. 

Christensen, D. L. (Chair), (1987, August). Dialogue on the relationship of learning theory to instructional theory.  Symposium presented at the meeting the American Psychological Association, New York.

Christensen, D.L., & Tennyson, R.D. (1987).  MAIS: An empirical-based intelligent CBI system.  In M. R. Simonson & S. Zvacek (Eds.), Proceedings of Selected Research Paper Presentations at 1987 Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 3, 118-131.

 

Christensen, D.L. (1986).  Intelligent interactive video the next generation:  An adaptive learning system.  Proceedings 1986 Wilson Learning Symposium.  Eden Prairie, MN:  Wilson Learning Corporation.

Christensen, D. L. (1986, January).  In L. Wilson (Chair), Intelligent computer-based-instruction: the next generation.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Wilson Learning/University of Minnesota Alliance Conference, Minneapolis, MN. 

Christensen, D. L. (1986, January).  Minnesota adaptive instructional system.  In H. Hajovy (Chair), Intelligent curricular management systems: A demonstration of two systems.  Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Las Vegas. 

Christensen, D. L. (1986, January).  Using microcomputers in research.  In M. D. Merrill (Chair), Uses of the microcomputer in research for delivery of instruction, management of instruction, data collection, and statistical analysis.  Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Las Vegas.

Christensen, D. L. (1986, April).  Using microcomputers in research in an educational setting.  In M. D. Merrill (Chair),  Microcomputer uses in educational research:  Delivery of instruction, management of instruction, data collection, and statistical analysis.  Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco. 

Christensen, D. L. (1986, May).  Panel.  In J. L'Allier (Moderator), Designing computer based learning systems.  Symposium conducted at the meeting of Delivering Education in the Information Age, Bloomington, MN. 

Christensen, D. L. (1986, August).  Intelligent learning systems: Cognitive perspectives.  In H. Hajovy (Chair), How are an apple and an orange alike: Perspectives on adaptive instruction and intelligent computer-assisted instruction.  Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C. 

Christensen, D. L. (1985, January).  Educational research and computer-based instruction.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim, CA. 

Christensen, D. L. (1985, April).  Adaptive Computer-based instruction:  Implications for professional courseware development.  Invited Presentation given at the Center for Professional Education, Arthur Anderson, Inc., Chicago.  

Christensen, D. L. (1985, April).  Intelligent curricular management system. In A. Scandura (Chair), Computer-Based systems.  Symposium  conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association Convention, Chicago. 

Christensen, D. L. (1985, April).  Interactive effects of content structure, sequence, and process learning time on rule-using in computer-based instruction.  Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association Convention, Chicago.

Christensen, D. L. (1985, August).  An investigation of adaptive instructional simulation design strategies using artificial intelligence methods.  Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA. 

Tennyson, R.D., Park, O.K., & Christensen, D.L. (1985).  Process learning time and response sequencing as instructional design variables in concept-learning using computer-based instruction.  Journal of Educational Psychology, 77,   481-491.

 

Tennyson, R.D., Welch, J., Christensen, D.L., & Hajovy, H. (1985).  Interactive effects of content structure, sequence, and process learning time on rule-using in computer-based instruction.  Educational Communications and Technology Journal. 

Christensen, D. L. (1984, November).  Computer literacy implications for management systems.  Paper presented at the meeting of the American Water Works Association, Bloomington, MN.

Christensen, D. L. (April, 1984).  Minnesota adaptive instructional system:  An intelligent CBI system.  Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association Convention, New Orleans. 

Tennyson, R.D., Christensen, D.L., & Park, S.I. (1984). The Minnesota adaptive instructional system:  An intelligent CBI system.  Journal of Computer-Based Instruction, 11, 2-13. 

Christensen, D. L. (1983, November).  Computers and the handicapped: Implications for the future.  Workshop presented at the University of North Dakota, Fargo, ND.

Christensen, D. L. (1975).  Nine-sixteen scales.  St. Paul, Minnesota:  FC & Associates.

Christensen, D. L. & Fuerst, J.R. (1974). Child abuse alternatives and you.  St. Paul: SEP, Inc.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS

 

1994-Present, Vice President and Senior Researcher for CYBER Learning Corporation.  General management of the corporate finances: project planning, budgeting, scheduling, staffing (compensation and benefits), profit and loss statements, taxes. Liaison with the Small Business Administration and federal contract officers. Research responsibilities include generating innovative proposals in response to government solicitations for solutions to educational challenges, managing government awarded projects, reporting to funding agencies, and documenting activities in professional journals. Research efforts focus on the application of technology, state-of-the-art instructional design theory and muti-media innovations to instructional and curricular problems. Such problems at the grade school level have been identified by standardized testing administered as part of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. Opportunities for working with Caswell and Person Counties schools are a priority in the current Department of Education proposal activity; a prototype collaboration has already been established with public schools in St. Paul, MN. 

 

2006-2007, Co-Principal Investigator. U.S. Department of Education:  Contract Number:  ED-06-PO-0935.  Research on Testing Comparison and Prescription Application (TCPA). Research designed to assist teachers in curriculum changes to meet the standards of NCLB.

 

2001-2003, Principal Investigator. U.S. Department of Education: Order No.  ED-01-PO-3192.  Research into the Design and Development of a WEB-based Universal Design Strategies to Improve Science Education in the United States.

 

2000-2001, Principal Investigator. U.S. Department of Education: Contract No.  ED-00-CO-0062.  Development of Internet-based Situational Evaluation Resource Tool (SERT) for Students with Learning Disabilities. Evaluation tool supports teachers, administrators and families in identifying appropriate instructional materials for individual student needs.

 

2000, Guest Professor. Forelesere IV112: IT-strategiarbeid og kravspesifikasjon (Information Technology).  University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.

 

1999-Present, President of the International Consortium for Courseware Engineering (ICCE).  Co-Founder and current President of the Consortium.  ICCE is a collaboration to promote the exchange and dissemination of pertinent and critical issues in instructional systems.   ICCE is a non-profit organization whose members include: MIT; Syracuse University; University of Minnesota; Tele University Quebec; University of Bergen, Norway; Goteborg University, Sweden; U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and CYBER Learning Corporation. http://www.ifi.uib.no/cce/

 

1999-2000, Senior Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of Bergen, Norway.  Responsibilities included conducting research, teaching graduate level courses, and writing professional journal articles in the emerging field of system dynamics (founded at MIT).

 

1999, Principal Investigator. U.S. Department of Education: RFP Number:  ED-99-Q-0002.  Research on Using a Situational Evaluation System to Assist in the Acquisition or Re-purposing of Instructional Technology. The resulting software application serves to assist in identifying appropriate instructional resources for learning disabled students.

 

1997, Author. Intelligent Decisions Systems Incorporated, Manager’s Guide to Training Technology, Chapter 6: Training Technologies. Designed and developed for the Navy, this Guide provides pertinent information in the field of instructional technology.

 

1996-1998,  Senior Researcher. Sailor Marine American Council on Education (ACE) Transcript (SMART) System. SMART facilitates the receipt by service members of college credit based upon an official transcript of service experience and training with ACE college credit recommendations.

 

1994-1995, Project Manager. United States Air Force Academy, development of the Integrated Database Management and Control System. Software system tracked instructional resources used at the Academy and generated requisitions for replacement items.

 

1995-1996, Project Manager. Armstrong Research Laboratory of the Air Force, Assessment and Evaluation Technologies for Adaptive Training with a focus on development of instructional design tools: Guidance for Open-ended Designs for Instructional Environments (GOLDIE), Guidance for the Understanding of Instructional Design Expertise GUIDE).

 

1989-1994, Program Manager. United States Army Training Doctrine Command, support for the Joint Committee on Computer Instruction (JCCBI) for DoD and FAA. Developed, maintained, cataloged and supported the PLATO/CYBIS distance education system used in federal education centers. System comprised of mainframes, networking software and over 13,000 hours of courseware.

 

1973-1975, Researcher. Initiated, researched and developed innovative 916 Scales.  Scales were used to investigate cognitive assessment of mentally impaired individuals (N=1345).  The study attempted to cross the Stanford-Binet IQ with the work of J.P. Guilford’s Structure of the Intellect.  The outcome was normed scales that look beyond the standard IQ and assessed individuals on other important abilities.  The scales were successfully used at ISD 916 Special Needs Program, White Bear Lake Community College.

 

AWARDS

 

1985 Division for Instructional Development, Association for Educational Communications and Technology:1985 Award Winner for Outstanding Practice by a Graduate Student in Instructional Development, presented by AT&T Communications.

1985 Wilson Doctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota.

1992 Meritorious Service Award, United States Army National Guard.

1999 Senior Fulbright Research Grant University of Bergen, Norway

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

PROFESSIONAL

International Consortium for Courseware Engineering.

Phi Delta Kappa.

American Psychological Association.

American Educational Research Association.

Association for Educational Communications  and Technology

System Dynamics Society.

Fulbright Association

 

CIVIC

American Legion

Lions Club International