Charter College of Education

Manisha Javeri
Associate Professor


Office: KH A 2046
Phone: 323-343-6142
Fax: 323-343-5336

Email: mjaveri@calstatela.edu

Blog: http://manishainafrica.blogspot.com


INTRODUCTION
 

I joined CSULA in 2003 after completing my Ph.D in Educational Technology from the University of Northern Colorado. My philosophy of education has evolved over the years of my teaching experience (almost 22 years) and has an influence of both the eastern and western culture. Some of these educational thinkers that have influenced my philosophy of education are, Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, and Rabindranath Tagore (from east) and John Dewey, Plato and Rousseau (from west). My volunteer work in the African continent has been an eye opener in further shaping my philosophy and understanding the true meaning of education and my role in the education system.

Education, I believe should be the one that helps in all round development of body, mind and soul. True education aims at not only intellectual, moral and spiritual development but also makes our life in harmony with all existence. This can happen in an environment where the student and teacher are co-learners. Learning should be meaningful and related to real life situations, which impacts the learner and its surroundings.

 There are two goals of education. One is for self and the other is for the society. Only when the self is enlightened will an individual be able to enlighten the society. To learn to be “human”, I believe is the ultimate goal of education.    
 

TEACHING INTERESTS
 

My life long passion is to teach students' from a diverse cultural background and incorporate the essence of different cultures into my classes. I have taught a wide variety of courses, related to use of computers in education and technology integration in K-12 setting, research methods in education, physical science content and pedagogy, e-learning, human performance technology, graphic design and technology, critical thinking, evaluation and data assessment and hypermedia and multimedia in classrooms. Currently I am teaching a research lab course in the Ed. D program that CSULA has just started.

I also have developed courses (e.g. EDIT 594: Human Performance Technology) where my students participate in solving real world problems and designing technology based interventions. Some of the interventions that my students have developed are: HIV/AIDS training manuals for the teenagers in Mozambique, Micro-financing and business plans for the women caregivers in Africa, E-learning course modules for the University of Unilurio in Mozambique, Solar cooking and training manuals and videos for the women in Mozambique.


 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
 

My research interests are as diverse as my teaching. My dissertation was related to best practices in technology integration both in K-12 and higher education. Other areas of research interests are:

  • Technology Integration and Humanitarian Efforts
  • Technology and Peace Building
  • Technology Integration and Best Practices in K-12 and Higher Education
  • E- Learning
  • Human Performance Technology and it’s applications in designing humanitarian interventions
  • Technology in Multicultural and Diverse Setting
  • Interdisciplinary Application of Technology
  • Visual and Message Design
 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
World Peace Fellow: Certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution (2010)
Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University  Bangkok, Thailand     

Ph.D. in Educational Technology (2003)
Minor in Applied Research and Statistical Methods
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley

M.Sc in Physical Chemistry (1992)
University of Bombay, India

B.Ed in Education (1993)
Minor in Guidance and Counseling
University of Bombay, India

B.Sc. in Chemistry (1989)
Minor in Drugs and Dyes
University of Bombay, India

 
RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
 
  1. M. Javeri. (August, 2012). Role of Educational Technology and Peace Studies in Post War Reconstruction and Redevelopment in Africa. Conference on Learning. University of London. U. K.
  2. M. Javeri. (May, 2012).Technology Interventions in Africa. Chi State Convention, Irvine, CA. International Society for Key Women Educators, Kappa, Delta, Gamma.
  3. M. Javeri.(May, 2011). My Life Before and After Bangkok and Mozambique. Rotary Colorado District Conference, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.
  4. M. Javeri. (2011). My Experiences as a World Peace Fellow. Rotary Club of Los Angeles District 5280. Los Angeles Club, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA.
  5. M. Javeri. (2010). Post Conflict Redevelopment in Mozambique: Using Technology to Design Humanitarian Interventions (Focus on HIV/AIDS) Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  6. Javeri, M., & Persichitte, K. (2010). Use of innovation component configuration map to measure technology integration practices of higher education faculty. Journal of Teacher Education and Technology,18 (4), 607-643
  7. Javeri, M., Junius, P. (2009). Professoriate in America: The Rhetoric and Reality of Higher Education in America. Journal of the World Universities Forum, 2(4), 1-14.
  8. Javeri, M., & Kong, K. (2009). Using Moodle to Create e-Learning Modules for a University in Africa. Paper to be presented at the Technology in Education International Conference and Exposition, TECHED, Ontario, CA
  9. Javeri, M. (2008). Technology Integration: Best Practices in Higher Education. Mapping Technology Integration Fidelity Levels Using Innovation Component Configuration Maps. VDM. Verlag. Germany.
  10. Javeri, M., & Master’s Students CSULA. (2008). Human Performance Technology: Designing Practical Interventions for the HIV/AIDS Caregivers and Activists in Africa. E-Learn 2008 Proceedings—World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education organized by the Association for the organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  11. Javeri, M., & Master’s Students CSULA. (2008). Developing E-learning Courseware/E-Modules for a Medical, Dentistry and Pharmacy University in Africa (Mozambique). E-Learn 2008 Proceedings—World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education organized by the Association for the organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  12. Javeri, M., & Persichitte, K. (2007). Measuring technology integration practices of higher education faculty with an innovation component configuration map (ICCM). International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 3(1), 28-50.
  13. Javeri, M. (2007). Technology Integration: Best Practices, Concerns and Barriers in Urban Schools. E-Learn 2007 Proceedings-- World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) in Quebec City, Canada.
 

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