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Stephen Adams

Professor

Coordinator, Educational Technology & Media Leadership

Stephen Adams

Office Number:

562-985-5498

CSULB Email:

Office Location:

LA1-203D

Degrees

Ph.D., Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology. University of California, Berkeley, 1998

Research Interests

Professional development for  teachers to use educational technology in science, engineering, and mathematics instruction; STEM learning in informal settings;  technology and global educational collaborations, educational technology and issues of energy and the environment.

Representative Publications

Adams, S. & Bernal, E. (2016). Evaluating a program of teac
her training in educational
technology and
STEM
using two measures of TPACK.
Proceedings of Society for
Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016.
Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in
Education (AACE).
Fitzgerald, A. and Adams, S. (2016). Design and formative eval
uation of an e-learning module
for training teachers to integrate technology into teaching.
Proceedings of Society for
Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016.
Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in
Education (AACE).

Dr. Adams is author or co-author of over 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedins. He has given over 50 professional presentations, in North America, Central America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Asia.

Google Scholar Page

Adams, S. & Rojas Ramirez, F. (2017). Interviews of participants in a short-term study abroad program in Costa Rica regarding educational technology.  In Liu, L. & Gibson, D. (Eds.), Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2017 (pp. 177 - 185). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Adams, S. & Bernal, E. (2016). Evaluating a program of teacher training in educational technology and STEM using two measures of TPACK. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Fitzgerald, A. and Adams, S. (2016). Design and formative evaluation of an e-learning module for training teachers to integrate technology into teaching. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Adams, S., Bernal, E., Cole-Jackson, M. & Martin-Hansen, L. (2015). Training teachers to use educational technologies in STEM using field experience at a community based organization. In D. Slykhuis & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2015 (pp. 3021-3025). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Adams (2013, July). A field test of a model for training teachers to use technology in mathematics and science teaching. EDULEARN13 Proceedings: The 5th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain.

Adams, S. Murillo, S; Rojas, F., & Slater, C. (2012). Using technology to promote intercultural learning among three graduate classes in Costa Rica and California. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Adams, S. (2011). Teachers´ understanding of systems thinking concepts in a course on educational technology leadership. In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (pp. 1743-1745). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Adams, S. (2010). Establishing K-12 global partnerships via a graduate course in educational technology.  Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010.  Penang, Malaysia: AACE.

Adams, S. (2008). Service learning and global learning in a graduate course in educational technology. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 2305-2307). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Adams, S. (2005). Design of a graduate course concerning social and cultural implications of educational technology. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (pp. 727-730). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Adams, S. (2005). A strategy for technology training as part of a Master's program conducted at a school site. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. 13 (3), pp. 493-514. Norfolk, VA: AACE.

Adams, S. (2004). Considerations in pedagogy and assessment in the use of computers to promote learning about scientific models. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Science Teacher Education, 4, 1. Available: http://www.citejournal.org/vol4/iss1/science/article1.cfm

Adams, S. (2003). Investigation of the "Convince Me" computer environment as a tool for critical argumentation about public policy issues. Journal of Interactive Learning Environments, 14 (3), 263-283.

Adams, S. (2002). Studies of how students and scientists evaluate scientific claims from the World Wide Web: A method for formulating goals for scientific literacy and critical information literacy. In Bizzo, N. et al. (Eds.) International Organization for Science and Technology Education X Symposium Proceedings: Rethinking Science and Technology Education to Meet the Demands of Future Generations in a Changing World. Sao Paulo, Brazil, ISBN 1-55195-029-4.

Adams, S. (2001). Views of the uncertainties of climate change: A comparison of high school students and specialists. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education, 6, 58-76

Adams, S. (1999). Critiquing claims about global warming from the World Wide Web: A comparison of high school students and specialists. Bulletin of Science, Technology, & Society, 19(6), 539-543.

Adams, S. (1999). Views of policies affecting automobiles: A comparison of high school students and specialists. Bulletin of Science, Technology, & Society, 19(5), 372-380.

Bellamy, R., Grant, W., Cooper, E.; Borovoy, R., and Adams, S. (1993). Media Fusion: A Tool that Supports Learning through Experience, Reflection, and Collaboration. Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow Technical Report #20. Apple Computer, Inc. Available (PDF)

Adams, S. & diSessa, A. (1991). Learning by "Cheating": Students' inventive ways of using a Boxer motion microworld. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 10, 1, 79-90.

Tang, P. & Adams, S. (1988). Can computers think? Artificial intelligence and conceptual change. International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 3, 1-17

Adams, S. (1987). Artificial intelligence, culture, and individual responsibility. Technology in Society: An International Journal, 8, (4), 251-257.

Recent Conference Presentations




Campus Leadership

CSU Committees

CSU Digital Ambassador, Fall, 2012 – present.

California State University Association for State Technology Using Teacher Educators (ASTUTE), 1998 – 2005.

CSULB University Committees

Faculy Advisory Committee on Technology, Fall, 2014 - Spring, 2016.

International Education Committee.  Fall, 2011 – Spring, 2012.

Academic Appeals Committee, 2008 – present. Chair, 2010 - Spring, 2013.

CSULB College of Education Committees

Curriculum Committee, Fall, 2014.

Retention, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Fall, 2014 - present. Chair, Fall 2014 - 2015.

Professional Review Committee, Fall, 2007 – Spring, 2009. Chair, Fall, 2008 – Spring, 2009.

Faculty Council, Fall, 2002 – Fall, 2006.  Chair, Fall, 2004 - Fall, 2006.

Budget Subcommittee of Faculty Council, Fall, 2002 – Spring, 2006.

CSULB Departmental Committees: Advanced Studies in Education & Counseling (ASEC)

Professional Review Committee, Fall 2013 -- Spring, 2014.

Curriculum Committee, Spring, 2010 – Fall, 2011.

Chair's Advisory Committee, 2002 – 2004; Spring, 2008 – Spring, 2013; Fall, 2016 - present.

Educational Technology Tenure-Track Search Committee, Chair, 2002 - 03,  2004 -05.

Other Professional Accomplishments

Outstanding Paper Award from the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, 2004.

Current Projects