Staff Published Works
  • Abdous, M. & C.-J, Yen,. (2011, April 8-12). A Predictive Study of Faculty Engagement, Learner Satisfaction and Outcomes in Multiple Learning Delivery Modes. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting - New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Abdous, M. (2011). A process-oriented framework for acquiring online teaching competencies. Journal of Computing in Higher Education , 23, 60-77.
  • Abdous, M. & Yoshimura, M. (2010). Learner outcomes and satisfaction: A comparison of live video-streamed instruction, satellite broadcast instruction, and face-to-face instruction. Computers and Education, 55(2), 733-741.
  • Abdous, M. (2010). Operationalizing Quality Assurance in E-learning: A Process-Oriented Lifecycle Model. In Z. Abas et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010 (pp. 731-736). Retrieved from
    http://www.editlib.org/p/34256
  • Abdous, M. & Yen, C. (2010). A predictive study of learner satisfaction and outcomes in face-to-face, satellite broadcast, and live video-streaming learning environments. The Internet and Higher Education, 13, 248-257.
  • Abdous, M., Facer, B., & Camarena, C. (2009). MALL technology: use of academic podcasting in the foreign language. Journal of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning, 21(1), 76-95.
    http://journals.cambridge.org/article_S0958344009000020
  • Abdous, M. & He, W. (2009). Implementing a large-scale integrated information system to reengineer and facilitate business functions in a distance learning unit. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 13(2). Retrieved from
    http://www.sloanconsortium.org/node/142
  • Abdous, M. & He, W. (2009). Using text mining to uncover students' technology-related problems in live video streaming. British Journal of Educational Technology, doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2009.00980.x. This paper received the NUTN 2010 Research Paper Award.
    http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/122473189/abstract
  • Gordon, S., He, W. and Abdous, M. (2009). Using a web-based system to estimate the cost of online course production. Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 12(3). Retrieved from
    http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/fall123/gordon123.html
  • Abdous, M. (2009). E-learning quality assurance: A process-oriented lifecycle model. Quality Assurance in Education , 17(3), 281-295.
    http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/ViewCon...eraldFullTextArticle/Articles/1200170305.html
  • He, W., Wang, F., Means, T., & Xu, L. D. (2009). Insight into interface design of web-based case-based reasoning retrieval systems. Expert Systems with Applications, 36, 7280-7287.
    http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1498260
  • Abdous, M., & He, W. (2008, June 22-25). Streamlining forms management process in a distance learning unit. Presentation at the Distance Learning Association Conference, Jekyll Island, Georgia. This paper received the DLA 2008 Best Paper Award
    http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/summer112/abdous112.html
  • Abdous, M., & He, W. (2008). A design framework for syllabus generator. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 19(4), 541-550.
  • Abdous, M., & He, W. (2008). Project management solution for design and production of online courses. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 9(2), 181-188.
  • Abdous, M. & He, W. (2008). A framework for process reengineering in higher education: a case study of distance learning exam scheduling and distribution. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 9(3). Retrieved from
    http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/535/1138
  • Abdous, M., & He, W. (2007). Project management solution for design and production of online courses. In Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), Anaheim, CA.
  • He, W., Abdous, M. & Holden, R. (2007). An online searchable bilingual database for learning about Central American political history. Journal of the Association for History and Computing, 10 (2). Retrieved from
    http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=jahc;idno=3310410.0010.202;cc=jahc;rgn=main;view=text
  • Abdous, M., & He, W. (2007). Streamlining forms management process in a distance learning unit. Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 10(2). This paper received the DLA2008 Best Paper Award.
    http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/summer102/abdous102.htm
  • Moore, J.L., Erdelez, S. & He, W. (2007). An examination of the search experience variable in information behavior research. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 58(10), 1529-1546.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.20635/full
  • Abdous, M. & He, W. (2006, March 18-26). A learner-centered online syllabus generator system. Presentation at the 2006 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, Orlando, FL. This paper received the SITE 2006 Outstanding Paper Award.
  • Abdous, M. & He, W. (2006). A learner-centered online syllabus generator system. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (pp. 1095-1101). Chesapeake, VA. This paper received the SITE 2006 Outstanding Paper Award.
  • He, W. & Erdelez, S. (2006). The effects of conceptual text_description and search practice on users' mental models and information seeking in a sase library with a best match search mechanism. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
    http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1315089
  • Moore, J., Erdelez, S., and He, W. (2006). Retrieval from a case-based reasoning database. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 10(4) 2006, 65-68.
    http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Retrieval+from+a+case-based+reasoning+database.-a0159921044
  • Abdous, M. & He, W. (2006). A learner-centered online syllabus generator system. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (pp. 1095-1101). Chesapeake, VA. This paper received the SITE 2006 Outstanding Paper Award.
  • Abdous, M. (2005, August 3-5). Designing a faculty development portal and architecture. In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning 2005, Wisconsin, Madison. Retrieved from
    http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/Resource_library/proceedings/05_1966.pdf
  • Yen, C. & M. Abdous, (Accepted). A study of the predictive relationships between faculty engagement, learner satisfaction and outcomes in multiple learning delivery modes. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies.
  • Abdous, M. (Accepted). Toward an alternative learning environment interface for learning management systems. International Journal on E-Learning.

  • Facer, B., & Abdous, M. (2011). Academic podcasting and mobile assisted language learning: Applications and outcomes. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

  • Facer, B., Abdous, M. and Camarena, M. (2009). The impact of academic podcasting on students: Learning outcomes and study habits. In P. T. Lupion & R. C. V. Marriott (Eds.), Handbook of research on e-learning methodologies for language acquisition (pp. 339-351). IRM Press: Cypertech Publishing.
  • Abdous, M. & He, W. (2009). Streamlining the online course development process by using project management tools. In A. Orellana, T. Hudgins, & M. Simonson (Eds.), The perfect online course: Best practices for designing and teaching (pp. 389-399). Charlotte, NC: IAP-Information Age Publishing.

  • Abdous, M. (2010, April 6-8). Beyond the Hype: How to Use Web 2.0 to Engage Students. Keynote presented for the Third International Conference & Exhibition for ZAIN e-Learning Center, Manama, Bahrain.
  • Abdous, M. (2008, April 27-30). A Lifecycle Model for Quality Assurance in e-Learning. Keynote presented for the Second International Conference & Exhibition for ZAIN e-Learning Center, Manama, Bahrain.

  • Abdous, M. (2011, April 8-12). A Predictive Study of Faculty Engagement, Learner Satisfaction and Outcomes in Multiple Learning Delivery Modes. Poster at the 2011 Annual Meeting - New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • . (2011). Education policies that reduce exclusion . Presentation at the meeting of the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children, UNICEF, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • . (2011). Exploring cloud computing for Distance Learning. Presentation at Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Abdous, M. (2010, May 17-20). Operationalizing Quality Assurance in E-learning: A Process-Oriented Lifecycle Model. Presentation at the Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010 Global Conference on Learning and Technology, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Abdous, M. (Ed.). (2010, April). Foundational Strategies of Effective Online Teaching. Presentation at the Second International Conference & Exhibition. ZAIN e-Learning Center, Manama, Bahrain.
  • Abdous, M. (2009, June 9-13). Using Text Mining to Support Learning in Live Video Streaming. Presentation at the New Media Consortium (NMC) Annual Conference, Monterey, CA.
  • Abdous, M., Cooley, N., & R. Waterfield. (2008, December 6-9). Using video streaming to expand access. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, San Antonio, TX.
  • Gordon, S., He, W., & Abdous, M. (2008, November). A Web-based Cost Estimation System for Online Course Development. Presentation at the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Las Vegas.
    http://www.editlib.org/p/30200
  • He, W., & Wang, F. (2008, November). An Online Lesson Planning System Using the 5E Instructional Model. In: Proceedings of the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Las Vegas.
    http://www.editlib.org/p/30202
  • Abdous, M. (2008, November 3-8). Management of Educational Software Development: Lessons Learned from a Video Streaming Project. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), Orlando, FL.
  • Abdous, M., Facer, B., & Camarena, M. (2008, March 18-22). The impact of academic podcasting on student learning outcomes. Presentation at the CALICO-IALLT 25th Annual Conference, University of San Francisco, CA.
    https://www.calico.org/p-400-.html
  • Abdous, M., & He, W. (2007). Project Management Solution for Design and Production of Online Courses. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), Anaheim, CA.
  • He, W., Abdous, M. & Holden, R. (2007). An online searchable bilingual database for learning about Central American political history. In Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), Anaheim, CA.
  • Hackworth, J., Hsiung, S., Jones, R., & Ritchie, J. (2007). Managing a Distance-Learning EET Laboratory Course Using Collaboration Software, Paper presented at the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Honolulu, HI.
    http://www.icee.usm.edu/icee/conferences/asee2007/papers/1317_MANAGING_A_DISTANCE_LEARNING_EET_LABORAT.pdf
  • Abdous, M. (2006, August 2-4). Operationalizing Quality Assurance in Online Course Design. Presentation at the 22nd Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
  • Abdous, M. (2006, June 7-10). A Learner-Centered Online Syllabus Generator System: Five Minutes of Fame. Presentation at the New Media Consortium (NMC) Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH.
    http://www.editlib.org/p/22198
  • Ulmer, L. (2006). Increasing Student Interaction in Online Courses: Development of an Online Tool for Faculty Use, Eastern Educational Research Association.
  • Ulmer, L. (2006). Increasing Student Interaction in Online Courses: Development of an Online Tool for Faculty Use, Old Dominion University Research Day.
  • He, W. (2006). SIGUSE Interdisciplinary Conference Travel Award. Presentation at the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
  • Abdous, M. (2005, November 17-19). Operationalizing Quality Assurance in Online Course Design. Presentation at the 11th SLOAN-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, Orlando, FL.
  • Abdous, M. (2005, August 3-5). Designing a Faculty Development Portal and Architecture. Presentation at the 21st Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, Madison, WI.
    http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/Resource_library/proceedings/05_1966.pdf
  • . (2005, July 24-28). Designing effective learning environment using flash communication server. Poster presented at the Syllabus 2005, Los Angeles, California.
  • Abdous, M. (Ed.). (2005, June). Institute on Course Design: Workshop for the National University Telecommunications Network Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Abdous, M. (2005, April 6). Emerging Trends in E-Learning. Panel discussion about E-learning and E-research at Old Dominion University Research Day, Norfolk, VA. [Invited]
  • Abdous, M. (2005). Designing Effective Learning Environment Using Flash Communication Server (Poster Session). Presented at the Syllabus 2005, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Abdous, M.(Ed.). (2004, June). Designing Quality Online Courses: Workshop presented at the National University Telecommunications Network (NUTN) Conference, Kennebunkport, ME. [Invited].
  • Abdous, M. (2003, June 1-3). Using a Project-based Approach as a Pedagogical Framework in Distributed Learning. Communication presented at National University Telecommunications Network (NUTN) Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Abdous, M. (2003, April 23). Professionalization of the School Inspectorate. Communication presented at National Colloquium of Inspectors, El-Kef (Tunis). [Invited]
  • Abdous, M.(Ed.). (2001, March). Visual Literacy for the New Millennium: Workshop conducted for Virginia Society for Technology in Education, Norfolk, VA. [Invited].
  • Abdous, M. , Lafaerriere, T., Legualt, F., Benoit, J. (1998, November 14-17). The Telelearning Professional Development School (TLP-DS) Activities. Poster presentation at the Third Annual Conference of TeleLearning Network of Centers of Excellence, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Abdous, M. & Laferriere, T. (1998, March 11). Scénario d'animation d'une communauté virtuelle apprenante. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Information technologies and Training, Laval University.
  • Moisset, J. (1997, August 18th-20th). Nouvelles technologies de l'information et des communications et gestion administrative: le cas de l'Université Laval. Paper presented at the Fifth Congress of French Language Edication Science, Moncton, New Brunswick.
  • Abdous, M. Eddoubi, A., Plante, J. (1997, August 18th-20th). Le financement du systéme scolaire québécois face à l'équité: étude empirique. Paper presented at the Fifth Congress of French Language Educational Science, Moncton, NB.
  • Abdous, M. , Laferriere, T. (1997, May 14). Les pratiques pédagogiques à l'ére du télé-apprentissage: le cas de l'Université Laval. Paper presented at the ACFAS Congress, University of Quebec at Trois-Riviers, Canada.
  • . (1997, May 19th). La Banque mndiale et l'éducation au Maroc: crise, réforme et enjeux. Paper presented at the Conference of the Interdisciplinary Group of Research on Education in Morocco, Quebec, Canada.
  • . (1992). Attitudes langagiéres et identité culturelle des étudiants arabophones au Québec. Journées de Linguistique. Presentation. Laval University.
  • Abdous, M. , Hamers, J. (1992). Attitudes langagiéres et identité culturelle. Presentation. Canadian Psychological Association. Quebec, Canada.

  • Abdous, M. (Ed.). (2009, October). Operationalizing Quality Assurance in E-learning: Pre-conference workshop at the 15th SLOAN-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, Orlando, FL.
  • Abdous, M. (Ed.). (2009, June). Operationalizing Quality Assurance in E-learning: Pre-conference workshop for the New Media Consortium (NMC) Annual Conference, Monterey, CA.
    http://www.nmc.org/node/6724
  • Abdous, M (Ed.). (2008, April). Operationalizing Quality Assurance in Online Course Design: Pre-conference workshop presented for the Second International Conference & Exhibition for ZAIN e-Learning Center, Manama, Bahrain.
  • Abdous, M. (Ed.). (2006, June). Institute on Course Design: Pre-conference workshop for the National University Telecommunications Network Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Abdous, M. (Ed.). (2006, June). Operationalizing Quality Assurance in Online Course Design: Pre-conference workshop for the New Media Consortium (NMC) Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH. [Invited].
  • Abdous, M. (Ed.). (2005, June). Operationalizing Quality Assurance in Online Course Design: Pre-conference workshop for the New Media Consortium (NMC) Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI.

  • Ulmer, L. (2007). Increasing Student Interaction in Online Courses at Old Dominion University (Doctoral dissertation, University of Delaware, 2007) ProQuest Information and Learning Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    http://gradworks.umi.com/32/67/3267183.html