Bijan Gillani, EdD

Professor

Department of Teacher Education

E-mail:
bijan.gillani@csueastbay.edu
Phone:
(510) 885-2509
Office:
AE 307
Home Page:
http://edtech.csueastbay.edu
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Bijan Gillani, internationally known e-learning expert, received his doctorate from the University of Southern California in Curriculum and Technology. Currently he is a professor of Educational Technology in the California State University, East Bay. For the academic year 2007-08,

Dr. Gillani was awarded the prestigious Professor of the Year for the California State University. Professor Gillani is the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Educational Technology Leadership and teaches courses in Learning Theories and the Design of E-learning Environments, Instructional Content Development, Educational Interface Design, and ColdFusion for Educators. He has been the key player to establish three graduate programs: Educational Technology Leadership, Multimedia, and Online Teaching and Learning for the California State University, East Bay. He was also the Director of two grants for integration of technology into curriculum and was the key player in two highly successful grants at the California State University; East Bay called ProjectDream and ProjectTeach.

For the last fifteen years Dr. Gillani has been a highly sought after speaker for e-learning conferences, both nationally and internationally.  In addition to being a consultant for private agencies and educational institutions, he has been a keynote speaker and presenter at conferences on the integration of multimedia in education and e-learning. He has worked very closely with NASA Ames to design and develop an educational Web site (e.g. Astro-Venture). Most recently, he was identified as the Co-Investigator with NASA to prepare a proposal for “The NASA American Student Moon Orbiter”. Currently he is the principle investigator of the partnership between the California State University, East Bay and Kenya Utalii College.

Most recently, he was keynote speaker at the Back to the Bay conference for CSU East Bay in 2008. He has also presented at IBM Interface Design Conferences at the IBM Research Centers in New York and San Jose (1999-2003) and has been keynote speaker in ITiRA Conferences at Central Queensland University, Australia (1999-2003), The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California Conference (2004-2005), California Science Teacher Association (2006), University of Johannesburg (2007), and others. He is also invited to be the keynote speaker at a conference in Malta in Feb. 2009. He is a prolific author in the field of learning sciences and technology. His recent selected publications include one book (Learning Theories and the Design of E-Learning Environments) and close to twenty chapters in books and refereed journals.  

Professional Focus

Learning Theories and the Design of Elearning Environments

Education

  • BA 1973 Meli University (Iran)
  • MA 1975 San Jose State University
  • EdD 1994 University of Southern California

Courses

Summer Quarter 2014
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
EDUI 689901SPProjectARR ARRHayward Campus View Books
EDUI 690901SPDepartmental ThesisARR ARRHayward Campus View Books
EDUI 691001SPUniversity ThesisARR ARRHayward Campus View Books

Publications

Gillani, B. B. (2006). Problem-Based Learning and the Design of E-Learning Environments. In Stewart, Taylor, & Yu (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with ICT. Idea Group Inc. Hershey, PA 17033, USA.

Gillani B. B. (2006). Cognitive Theories and the Design of E-Learning Environments. In Stewart, Taylor, & Yu (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Developing Regional Communities with ICT. Idea Group Inc. Hershey, PA 17033, USA.

Gillani, B. B. (2005). Developmental Theories and the Design of E-Learning Environments. In Hovenga, & Mantas (Eds.). Global Health Informatics Education. IOS Press. Washington DC. USA.

Gillani, B. (2004). The web as a delivery medium to enhance instruction. In Weigland, C. (Ed). Contributions of academic technology to teaching and learning in the California State University. Long Beach California:CSU Publication.

Gillani, B. (2003). Integrated assessment as the basis of learner-centered design. In Marchall, S., Taylor, W., & Yu, X.( Eds.). Closing the digital devide:Transforming regional economics and communities with information technology. (121-135). Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers.

Gillani, B. (2003). Learning theories and the design of e-learning environments. Lanham,Maryland:University Press of America.

Gillani, B. (2002). Integrated assessment as the basis of learner-centered design. In Marchall, S., Taylor, W., & Yu, X. (Eds.). Transforming regional economies and communities with information technology. (Summer). Greenwood Press.

Gillani, B. (2002). Integrated thematic multimedia learning environments. In Marchall, S.,Taylor, W., & Yu, X. (Eds.). Using IT: Making It Happen. (200-220). Rockhampton, Australia:University of Queensland Press.

Gillani, B. (2002). Using the web to create student-centered curriculum.In Cole, R. A. (Ed.). Issues in web-based pedagogy: A critical primer. (161-181). Greenwood Press.

Gillani, B. (2001). Creating multiculturally responsive educational settings on the web.In Ramirez, L., & Gallardo, O. (Eds.). Portraits of teachers in multicultural setting: A critical literacy approach. (1223-138). Allyn and Bacon.

Gillani, B. (2001). Educational management system. IBM.

Gillani, B. (2001). Integrated learner-centered management system.In Marshall, S. & Taylor, W. (Eds.). Using informatics to transform regions. (451-467). University of Queensland Press.

Gillani, B. (2000). Culturally responsive educational web sites. Educational Media Inernational. (37:3, 185-195). Educational Media Inernational.

Gillani, B. (2000). Student-centered design. In Romm, C. & Taylor, W. (Eds.). Using community informatics for regional transformation. University of Queensland Press.

Gillani, B.B. (2000). Culturally responsive educational web sites. Educational Media International. (37:3, 185-195). Educational Media International.

Gillani, B. B. (2000). Using the web to create student-centered curriculum. In R.A. Cole (Ed.), Issues in Web-Based Pedagogy: A Critical Primer. (pp.161-181). Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

Gillani, B.B. (1998). The web as a delivery medium to enhance instruction. Educational Media International. (35:3, 197-202.) Educational Media International.

Gillani, B.B., & Relan (1997). Web-based information and the traditional classroom: similarities and differences. In B. H. Khan (Ed.),. Web-Based Instruction. (pp. 41-46). Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Educational Technology Publications.

Gillani, B.B., & Relan, A. (1997). Incorporating interactivity & multimedia into web-based instruction. In B. H. Khan (Ed.),. Web-Based Instruction. (pp. 231-237). Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Educational Technology Publications.

Presentations

Using the Web to Create Student-Centered Learning Environments, September 21, 2008, California State University, East Bay, Back to Bay Conference, Faculty and Staff

Activity theory and the design of collaborative e-learning, September 10, 2007, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, 9th Annual Conference on World Wide Web Applications

Pedagogy for collaborative elearning, October 12, 2006, Jamaca, The Fourth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning

Social cognitive theories and the design of elearning environments, May 12, 2006, California, California Science Teacher Association

Integrated assessment as the basis of learner-centered design, September 10, 2004, Keynote Speaker, University of Central Queensland, Australia, Auistralian and other international researchers.

Grant Awards

INFUSION OF ONLINE TECHNOLOGIES INTO THE DESIGN OF E-LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS, CalState University and Kenya Utalii College, CalState University and Kenya Utalii College Partenership, Kenya Utalii College, Received August 1, 2008, $90,000,00, For August 1, 2008 to September 1, 2009, Train Utalii College Professor to use technology and online teaching and learning

The key player in two highly successful grants at the California State University; East Bay called ProjectDream the key player in two highly successful grants at the California State University; East Bay called ProjectDream and ProjectTeach., , Teacher Education, , Received September 21, 2005, $1,000,000, For September 21, 2005 to September 21, 2009, Train crdential teachers to teach math, science, & Technology

Teachers Using Technology to Improve Student Learning (Second), CSU Chancellor's Office, , CSU Chancellor's Office, Received July 12, 2002, $72,100, For July 12, 2002 to July 12, 2003, Teaching and Learning

Teachers Using Technology to Improve Student Learning, CSU Chancellor's Office, , , Received July 13, 2001, $72,100*, For July 1, 2001 to August 30, 2002, Teaching and Learning

Service

IBM, Make It Easy Conference, New York, San Jose. 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. Topics varied.

Kenya Utalii College, Trainer and counsaltant

Other Accomplishments

For the academic year 2007-08, Dr. Gillani was awarded the prestigious Professor of the Year for the California State University.

He has been the key player to establish three graduate programs: Educational Technology Leadership, Multimedia, and Online Teaching and Learning for the California State University, East Bay.

He has worked very closely with NASA Ames to design and develop an educational Web site (e.g. Astro-Venture).

Most recently, he was identified as the Co-Investigator with NASA to prepare a proposal for "The NASA American Student Moon Orbiter". Was not funded due to budget cut.

Currently he is the principle investigator of the partnership between the California State University, East Bay and Kenya Utalii College.

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