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Limited Edition - Dr. James Laffey Presents Open Access, Open Source, Open Sesame at the Scholarly Communications Conference  -  February 22, 2006 Limited Edition Webcast

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Dr. James Laffey
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University of Missouri - Columbia, School of Information Science and Learning Technologies


Dr. James Laffey's teaching and research interests are in developing technology innovations to facilitate learning and support performance. He provided the leadership for the University's mission enhancement for networked learning systems, co-founded the Center for Technology Innovations in Education, and is the lead faculty member for the Networked Learning Systems curriculum. He has been the principal investigator for several NSF awards to study and advance understanding and practice for bring technology to bear in education.

His current research includes building new knowledge about social computing and sociability in educational computing, and developing new systems for computer supported collaborative learning and work. He also leads a project to implement networking technology in support of after-school programs for underprivileged children in St Louis.

Before coming to MU he worked for six years at Apple Computer, Inc. conducting research and development for learning and support systems. While working at Apple he was responsible for developing award winning interactive learning systems, and designing innovative systems that have enabled Apple to better meet customer requirements.

Dr. Laffey earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and has worked at the University of Washington and San Francisco State University.

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Dr. Laffey presents a talk titled "Open Access, Open Source, Open Sesame" to the Scholarly Communications Conference.

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