work as a Lecturer 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:
Recent(December 2011): Master's certificate in Geospatial Intelligence from Penn State
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
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
Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
Bachelor of Science in Marketing
Areas of interest:
Team work, non-verbal communication, web design, culture and technology, methods of learning and techniques.
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)
Systems 400, 441, 446, 447 and 448
Project Designer and Implementation for CAS 100a Online Workbook
I also work in instructional design and development.
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:
Communication Arts and Sciences Workbook for CAS 100a: http://cas.la.psu.edu/speech/100a/index.htm
Food Product Development Course: http://www.cas.psu.edu/docs/casover/aefs497/main.html
Concept Mapping: http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/e/x/ext2/cmap/cm-page.html
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..
|Some Useful Sites||Conferences and Organizations|
Penn State Christian Faculty/Staff Fellowship
Burning Hearts Christian Fellowship - Penn State