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Ali Rezaei

Professor

Assessment Coordinator

Ali Rezaei

Office Number:

562-985-4532

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Office Location:

ED2-259

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Bio

During the last 25 years Dr. Rezaei has been teaching and doing research at CSULB, City University of New York, Minnesota State University, University of Calgary, Shiraz University, and Ahwaz University. He tries to understand how people learn. Technology is the tool to perfom his experiments. Computer applications in education, multimedia & web design, and research methods are among the courses he teaches.

Degrees

Ph.D. , University of Calgary, Canada , 1999

Research Interests

  • Computer applications in education

  • Computer applications in research and assessment

  • Computer applications in language learning

  • Gender and stereotypes

Representative Publications

1.      Rezaei, A. R. (2017). Faculty and Student Attitudes Towards Groupwork Assignments. Paper submitted to the journal of Innovative Higher Education.

2.      Rezaei, A. R. (2017). Features of successful group work in online and physical courses. The Journal of Effective Teaching, 17(3),1-19. 

3.      Rezaei, A. R. (2014). Frequent collaborative quiz taking and conceptual learning. Active Learning in Higher Education, 16(3),187-196. 

4.      Baghdadi, M. & Rezaei, A. R. (2014). Gender Representation in English and Arabic Foreign Language Textbooks in Iran: A Comparative Approach. Journal of International Women's Studies, 16(3),16-32.

5.      Rezaei, A. R. (2012). Can Self-Efficacy and Self-Confidence Explain Iranian Female Students’ Academic Achievement? Gender & Education, 24(4), 393-402.

  1. Lovorn, M. Rezaei, A. R. (2011). Assessing the assessment: Rubrics training for Pre-service and new In-service Teachers. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 16, 1-18.
  2. Rezaei, A. R. (2011). Validity and Reliability of the IAT: Measuring Gender and Ethnic Stereotypes. Computers in Human Behavior, 27 (5),1937-1941.
  3. Rezaei, A. R. Lovorn, M. (2010) Reliability and validity of rubrics for assessment through writing. Assessing Writing 15 (1.) 18–39.
  4. Rezaei, A. R. (2006) Computer-Enhanced Assessment of Students' Performance. Journal of Interactive Instruction Development, 18(4), 3-10.
  5. Rezaei, A. R. (2005). Using computers to evaluate teachers' understanding of physics concepts. Alberta Science Education Journal, 37(2), 3-9.
  6. Rezaei, A. R. (2005) Computer-Enhanced Formative Assessment and Student Engagement. Journal of Interactive Instruction Development, 18(1), 19-23.
  7. Rezaei, A. R. & Katz, L. (2004). An Evaluation of the Reliability and Validity of the Cognitive Styles Analysis Inventory and Recommendations for Improvement. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences. 36, 1317-1327.
  8. Rezaei, A. R., Chen T., & Adams, S. (2004) Review of Four Introductory Textbooks on Educational Technology. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education Journal, 12(1), 100-110.
  9. Rezaei, A. R. & Katz, L., (2003). An integrative approach to Collaborative Electronic Learning. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 22 (1), 67-83.
  10. Rezaei, A.R. & Katz, L. (2002) Using Computer Assisted Instruction to compare the Inventive Model and the radical constructivist approach to teaching physics. Journal of Science Education and Technology. 11 (4), 367-380.
  11. Katz, L., & Rezaei, A. R. (1999). The potentials of modern Tele-learning tools for collaborative learning. Canadian Journal of Communication ,24 (3), 427-448.
  12. Rezaei A. R., & Katz, L. (1998). Science, technology, and society (STS): facts or opinions. Alberta science education journal, 31(1), 30-41.
  13. Rezaei A. R., & Katz, L. (1998). A cognitive model for conceptual change in science instruction. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 19(2), 153-172.
  14. Rezaei, A. R. (1994). The effects of war on personality characteristics of disabled veterans. Psychological Research, 2(3), 62-69.
  15. Rezaei, A. R. (1993). A critique of the book; selected topics in foundations of Islamic education. Journal of Education, 15 (3-4), 163-168.
  16. Rezaei, A. R. (1991). Profiles of an educated man. Journal of Teacher Development, 10 (3), 57-61.

Conference Presentations

 
  1. Rezaei, A. R. (2017, June). Effective group work strategies in face to face and online courses. Paper presented at 19th International Conference on Teaching, Education & Learning (ICTEL). Rome, Italy.
  2. Rezaei, A. R. (2016, April).  Assessing Students Through Collaborative Test Taking. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA). Washington DC.
  3. Rezaei, A. R. (2014, August). Is Frequent Collaborative Quiz Taking Effective in Conceptual Learning? Paper presented at the 21st Century Academic Forum. Berkeley, California.
  4. Rezaei, A. R. (2013, October). Computer applications in educational assessment. Paper presented at World Conference on E-learning. Las Vegas.
  5. Rezaei, A. R. Davoudi, I, & Zargar A. (2012, March). Gender differences in Iranian students’ motivation and academic achievement. Paper presented at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences' multidisciplinary conference in Las Vegas.

6.      Rezaei, A. R. (2011, June). Gender based self confidence, collective self confidence, and general self efficacy as predictors of females’ academic achievement in Iran. Paper presented at “The 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education”.

7.      Rezaei, A. R. (2011, June). Gender differences in Iranian students’ motivation and academic achievement. Paper submitted to AERA “American Educational Research Association”.

8.      Rezaei, A. R. (2011, March). Computer-Based Assessment of Attitudes. Paper  presented at The International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2011)

9.      Rezaei, A. R. (2010, April). Using social networks for language learning. Paper presented in the meeting of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, San Diego, California.

10.  Rezaei, A. R. (2008, February)  Factors influencing reliability and validity of writing assessment rubrics. Paper presented at the meeting of New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference (NMHEAR), Albuquerque, New Mexico.

11.  Rezaei, A. R. (2007, March). Investigating the ramifications of the “No Significant Difference” Phenomenon. Paper presented at the meeting of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. San Antonio, Texas.

12.  Rezaei, A. R. (2006, March). Computer based analysis of cognitive styles. Paper presented at the meeting of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Orlando, Florida.

13.  Rezaei, A. R. (2005, April). Reconstructing the Cognitive Styles Analysis. Paper presented at the meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, Canada.

14.  Rezaei, A. R. (2005, April). An Interactive system for Farsi language learning. Paper presented at the meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, Canada.

15.  Goldenberg, C., Rezaei, A., & Fletcher, J. (2005, April). Home use of English and Spanish and children's oral language and literacy achievement.  Paper presented at the meeting of  American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, Canada.

16.  Goldenberg, C., Rezaei, A., & Fletcher, J. (2005, January). Spanish-Speaking Children's Home Language and Literacy Experiences and their Bilingual/Biliteracy Development. Paper presented at Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

17.  Rezaei, A. R. (2004, June). Using Computers to evaluate teachers’ understanding of physics concepts. Paper presented at the meeting of Ed-Media; World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & World Conference on Educational Telecommunications. Lugano, Switzerland.

18.  Rezaei, A. R. (2002, June). Using Computers to evaluate teachers’ understanding of physics concepts. Published in the proceedings of Ed-Media; World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & World Conference on Educational Telecommunications. Edited by Philips Baker & Samuel Resbersky. June 24-29, 2002, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

19.  Katz, L., Chang, E.B., Lyndon, J., Scialfa, C.T., Rezaei, A. R., Cynthia Aizenman, C., Kopp, G. (2002, December). Approaches to peer-to-peer learning in the adult disadvantaged population. Published in the proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE) Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), December 3-6, 2002, Auckland, New Zealand.

20.  Rezaei A. R. (2001, April). Inventive Model & Modular Approach to Science Education. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference. April 1-5, 2002, New Orleans, LA.

21.  Katz, L., Rezaei, A. R. (1999, June). Tele-collaboration in higher education: an integrated approach. Paper presented at the conference “The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 19th Annual Conference “ STLHE 99, June 16-19, Calgary, Canada.

22.  Rezaei, A. R. (1999). Computer assisted instructional approaches to conceptual change in science education. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.

23.  Katz, L., Rezaei, A. R. Connolly, J. (1998, November). Collaborative Electronic Learning. Paper presented at The Third Annual Conference of the Tele-Learning Network of Centers of Excellence. November 14 - 19, 1998, Vancouver, Canada.

24.  Rezaei. A. R., Winchester, I., (1998, June). Using the Internet in teaching STS (Science, Technology and Society). Paper presented at 10thWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & World Conference on Educational Telecommunications, June 20-25, 1998, Freiburg, Germany.

25.  Rezaei A. R. & Katz, L. (1998, March). Theory in Search of Technology: The Inventive Model of Learning as a Basis for Teaching Science and Developing Software. A paper presented at the conference SITE 98- Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, 10-14 March, 1998, Washington DC.

26.  Katz, L. Heath, M. Greer, T., and Rezaei, A. R. (1997,November). Redesigning the Urban Community: An Integrated Approach to Education Using Collaborative Electronic Learning. Poster presented at The Second Annual Conference of the Tele-Learning Network of Centers of Excellence. November 4 - 6, 1997, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

27.  Katz. L. Rezaei, A. R., & others (1997, June). Collaborative Electronic Learning. Paper presented at ED-MEDIA 97-World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia & World Conference on Educational Telecommunications, 14-19 June, Calgary, Canada.

28.  Rezaei A. R.(1997, June). Projectile motion simulation. Poster presented at ED-MEDIA 97-World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia & World Conference on Educational Telecommunications, 14-19 June, Calgary, Canada.

29.  Rezaei A. R., (1996, July) Computer applications in medical science education. Paper presented at "  The First Annual Meeting of Iranian Graduate Students in Medical Sciences in North America (IGMSNA 1996). University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

30.  Rezaei, A. R. (1994, October). Reinforcement, punishment, and mental health. Paper presented in Mental Health Conference, 14 October 1994, Masjed Soleyman Mental Health Center, Ahwaz, Iran.

31.  Rezaei, A. R. (1991, May). A survey of teachers’ stress. Paper published in proceeding of "Stress and Mental Disorders" conference, May, 1991 held in A.T.U. Tehran, Iran.

32.  Rezaei, A. R. (1991, December). Parental Role in children’s socialization and children’s identification with their parents. Paper presented at Third Iranian Congress of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology, 2-5 December, 1991, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

33.  Rezaei, A. R. (1989). Prevalence, sources, and symptoms of teacher stress. Unpublished Master’s theses, Shiraz, Iran.

 

Campus Leadership

  • Data Fellow 
  • International Education Committee
  • University Resources Committee
  • Faculty Council
  • Grade Appeal Committee
  • Educational Technology Committee
  • Assessment Committee
     
  • Books & Book Chapters

 

  1. Goldenberg, C. Reese, L. Rezaei, A. R. (2011). Contexts for language and literacy development among dual-language learners. In A. Yücesan Durguno─člu & C. Goldenberg (Eds.). Language and literacy development in bilingual settings. New York: The Guilford Press.
  2. Shehney, M. & Rezaei, A. R. (2000). Assertive training. Iran: Ahwaz University Publications.
  3. Rezaei, A. R. (1990). Individual differences & ability grouping. Iran: Tehran, Fereshk Company.
  4. Rezaei, A. R. (1985). Teaching mathematics for preschool children. Iran: Shiraz Publications.

 

  • Conference Presentations

 

 
  1. Rezaei, A. R. (2017, June). Effective group work strategies in face to face and online courses. Paper presented at 19th International Conference on Teaching, Education & Learning (ICTEL). Rome, Italy.
  2. Rezaei, A. R. (2016, April).  Assessing Students Through Collaborative Test Taking. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA). Washington DC.
  3. Rezaei, A. R. (2014, August). Is Frequent Collaborative Quiz Taking Effective in Conceptual Learning? Paper presented at the 21st Century Academic Forum. Berkeley, California.
  4. Rezaei, A. R. (2013, October). Computer applications in educational assessment. Paper presented at World Conference on E-learning. Las Vegas.
  5. Rezaei, A. R. Davoudi, I, & Zargar A. (2012, March). Gender differences in Iranian students’ motivation and academic achievement. Paper presented at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences' multidisciplinary conference in Las Vegas.

6.      Rezaei, A. R. (2011, June). Gender based self confidence, collective self confidence, and general self efficacy as predictors of females’ academic achievement in Iran. Paper presented at “The 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education”.

7.      Rezaei, A. R. (2011, June). Gender differences in Iranian students’ motivation and academic achievement. Paper submitted to AERA “American Educational Research Association”.

8.      Rezaei, A. R. (2011, March). Computer-Based Assessment of Attitudes. Paper  presented at The International Conference on Digital Information and Communication Technology and its Applications (DICTAP2011)

9.      Rezaei, A. R. (2010, April). Using social networks for language learning. Paper presented in the meeting of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, San Diego, California.

10.  Rezaei, A. R. (2008, February)  Factors influencing reliability and validity of writing assessment rubrics. Paper presented at the meeting of New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference (NMHEAR), Albuquerque, New Mexico.

11.  Rezaei, A. R. (2007, March). Investigating the ramifications of the “No Significant Difference” Phenomenon. Paper presented at the meeting of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference. San Antonio, Texas.

12.  Rezaei, A. R. (2006, March). Computer based analysis of cognitive styles. Paper presented at the meeting of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Orlando, Florida.

13.  Rezaei, A. R. (2005, April). Reconstructing the Cognitive Styles Analysis. Paper presented at the meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, Canada.

14.  Rezaei, A. R. (2005, April). An Interactive system for Farsi language learning. Paper presented at the meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, Canada.

15.  Goldenberg, C., Rezaei, A., & Fletcher, J. (2005, April). Home use of English and Spanish and children's oral language and literacy achievement.  Paper presented at the meeting of  American Educational Research Association (AERA), Montreal, Canada.

16.  Goldenberg, C., Rezaei, A., & Fletcher, J. (2005, January). Spanish-Speaking Children's Home Language and Literacy Experiences and their Bilingual/Biliteracy Development. Paper presented at Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.

17.  Rezaei, A. R. (2004, June). Using Computers to evaluate teachers’ understanding of physics concepts. Paper presented at the meeting of Ed-Media; World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & World Conference on Educational Telecommunications. Lugano, Switzerland.

18.  Rezaei, A. R. (2002, June). Using Computers to evaluate teachers’ understanding of physics concepts. Published in the proceedings of Ed-Media; World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & World Conference on Educational Telecommunications. Edited by Philips Baker & Samuel Resbersky. June 24-29, 2002, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

19.  Katz, L., Chang, E.B., Lyndon, J., Scialfa, C.T., Rezaei, A. R., Cynthia Aizenman, C., Kopp, G. (2002, December). Approaches to peer-to-peer learning in the adult disadvantaged population. Published in the proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE) Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), December 3-6, 2002, Auckland, New Zealand.

20.  Rezaei A. R. (2001, April). Inventive Model & Modular Approach to Science Education. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference. April 1-5, 2002, New Orleans, LA.

21.  Katz, L., Rezaei, A. R. (1999, June). Tele-collaboration in higher education: an integrated approach. Paper presented at the conference “The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 19th Annual Conference “ STLHE 99, June 16-19, Calgary, Canada.

22.  Rezaei, A. R. (1999). Computer assisted instructional approaches to conceptual change in science education. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.

23.  Katz, L., Rezaei, A. R. Connolly, J. (1998, November). Collaborative Electronic Learning. Paper presented at The Third Annual Conference of the Tele-Learning Network of Centers of Excellence. November 14 - 19, 1998, Vancouver, Canada.

24.  Rezaei. A. R., Winchester, I., (1998, June). Using the Internet in teaching STS (Science, Technology and Society). Paper presented at 10thWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & World Conference on Educational Telecommunications, June 20-25, 1998, Freiburg, Germany.

25.  Rezaei A. R. & Katz, L. (1998, March). Theory in Search of Technology: The Inventive Model of Learning as a Basis for Teaching Science and Developing Software. A paper presented at the conference SITE 98- Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, 10-14 March, 1998, Washington DC.

26.  Katz, L. Heath, M. Greer, T., and Rezaei, A. R. (1997,November). Redesigning the Urban Community: An Integrated Approach to Education Using Collaborative Electronic Learning. Poster presented at The Second Annual Conference of the Tele-Learning Network of Centers of Excellence. November 4 - 6, 1997, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

27.  Katz. L. Rezaei, A. R., & others (1997, June). Collaborative Electronic Learning. Paper presented at ED-MEDIA 97-World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia & World Conference on Educational Telecommunications, 14-19 June, Calgary, Canada.

28.  Rezaei A. R.(1997, June). Projectile motion simulation. Poster presented at ED-MEDIA 97-World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia & World Conference on Educational Telecommunications, 14-19 June, Calgary, Canada.

29.  Rezaei A. R., (1996, July) Computer applications in medical science education. Paper presented at "  The First Annual Meeting of Iranian Graduate Students in Medical Sciences in North America (IGMSNA 1996). University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

30.  Rezaei, A. R. (1994, October). Reinforcement, punishment, and mental health. Paper presented in Mental Health Conference, 14 October 1994, Masjed Soleyman Mental Health Center, Ahwaz, Iran.

31.  Rezaei, A. R. (1991, May). A survey of teachers’ stress. Paper published in proceeding of "Stress and Mental Disorders" conference, May, 1991 held in A.T.U. Tehran, Iran.

32.  Rezaei, A. R. (1991, December). Parental Role in children’s socialization and children’s identification with their parents. Paper presented at Third Iranian Congress of Research in Psychiatry and Psychology, 2-5 December, 1991, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

33.  Rezaei, A. R. (1989). Prevalence, sources, and symptoms of teacher stress. Unpublished Master’s theses, Shiraz, Iran.

 

Current Projects

Using technology in assessment & research

Technology in science and math