Published: E-Learning Solutions: Aligning Critical Development Factors, in Pushing the Digital Frontier

While working in the IST Solutions Institute at Penn State a small group of us collaborated to publish a chapter focusing on the approach we created to support the design, development, and delivery of eLearning materials. This chapter appeared in the book, Pushing the Digital Frontier edited by Nirmal Pal and Judith Ray. While it is focused on work done in the late 1990s it is still a relevant framework today.

Clark, S., Camplese, C., Camplese, K., & Thomas, J. (2001). E-Learning Solutions: Aligning Critical Development Factors. In Pushing the Digital Frontier (1st ed., Vol. 1, pp. 263-282). New York: Amacom.

Published: Designing a Mobile and Socially Networked Learning Assistant for a University-level Keyword Advertising Course

Another published outcome to a TLT Faculty Fellowship! I love that nearly all of the Fellowships I was involved with at PSU has yielded scholarship.


An Internet-based learning assistant leveraging the social attribute features of mobile technology is designed and implemented to incorporate updating course content of an upper-level college technology advertising course in real-time. The mobile application offers an online collaborative environment utilizing the inherent social and location-independent features of mobile technology to improve the teaching and learning environment. The application was implemented in a university-level keyword advertising course and integrated with several course-related web tools, including an enterprise-level social network. Aspects of the effectiveness of the application were evaluated using a series of five hypotheses. The results supported three hypotheses testing the relationship between gender and application use, the variations among tool choices, and the identification of frequently used tools. The two hypotheses not supported were the preference of the mobile application and the use of the social network software as standalone services, as most students desired that the social network service be integrated with an existing, university-level, content management system. Research results indicate that the integration of a mobile application with an existing content management system would be beneficial for increased student engagement with course content, which the university has since implemented.

Murkherjee, P., Kozlek, B., Jansen, B., Gyorke, A., & Camplese, C. (2014). Designing a Mobile and Socially Networked Learning Assistant for a University-level Keyword Advertising Course. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 10(3), 351-373. Retrieved December 22, 2014, from

Disrupting the Classroom, 2010

I have no idea how I missed posting this back when my good friend and colleague, Scott McDonald and I published it. Disrupting the Classroom was written based on our experiences in co-teaching our Disruptive Technologies for Teaching and Learning course in the spring of 2008. While some of this seems obvious at this point, some of it still seems in the distance as it relates to the current state of teaching with technology. In the paper we attempt to outline trends that point to emergent themes in supporting new forms of teaching practice.

PDK EDge, March/April 2010, Volume 5, Number 4. Cole W. Camplese and Scott McDonald | Download PDF | Find it on ScholarSphere

Published Op/Ed: Christian Science Monitor: 09/30/2008

I had an Op/Ed published in the print and online editions of the Christian Science Monitor today. The piece looks at the rise of participatory culture fueled by web 2.0.  I use the example of the youtube video, "Charlie bit my finger – again" as the starting point to share thoughts on how these platforms are fueling the potential for global, ongoing conversations.

The piece can be found online here.