Dr. Manisha Javeri

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Charter College of Education
Department of Educational Foundation & Interdiv Studies
Office Location: KH A 2047
Phone: 323-343-6142 Email: mjaveri@calstatela.edu
  1. Blog: http://manishainafrica.blogspot.com
  2. Environmental Education and Sustainability Learning Community: http://www.eelearningcommunity.org
  3. Global Peace Campaign: http://www.womenseriously.com
 
INTRODUCTION

I am a Professor in the Instructional Technology program at CSULA. 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. 2014 (Oct). M. Javeri, C. Johnston, I. Osisioma, C. Sandoval, X. Qin, L. Salamanca, X. Qin & M. Hiremath. Campus as a Living Lab: Learning Community of Environment and Sustainability Educators. North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Ottawa, CA.
  2. 2014 (Oct). M. Javeri, C. Johnston, & I. Osisioma. Engaging College Students Using Environmental Sustainability In Diverse Content Areas. North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Ottawa, CA.
  3. 2013 (Oct). M. Javeri, C. Johnston, I. Osisioma, E. Arias, & A. Almarakshi. Educating for informed participation in the move towards environmental sustainability. North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Baltimore, MD.
  4. 2013 (Oct). M. Javeri, C. Johnston, I. Osisioma, E. Arias, & A. Almarakshi. Creating an online community supporting environmental issues in diverse curricula. North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Baltimore, MD.
  5. 2013 (Oct). M. Javeri, C. Johnston, I. Osisioma, E. Arias, & A. Almarakshi. Building a Learning Community of Educational Technology, Environmental and Sustainable Energy Educators. Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim, CA.
  6. 2013 (Oct). M. Javeri. Synergistic Integration of Educational Technology, Peace and Environmental Studies for Post-War Reconstruction-Redevelopment in Africa. Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Anaheim, CA.
  7. 2013 (May) M. Javeri. Can Educational Technology Help Create Peace and Sustainable Environment? Chi State Convention, Burbank, CA. International Society for Key Women Educators, Kappa, Delta, Gamma.
  8. 2012 (September). M. Javeri. Embedding Environmental Education in our Schools and Communities. Panel Presentation. Conference by North American Association of Environmental Education. Oakland, CA.
  9. 2012 (August). M. Javeri. Role of Educational Technology and Peace Studies in Post War Reconstruction and Redevelopment in Africa. Conference on Learning. University of London. U.K.
  10. 2012 (May). M. Javeri. Technology Interventions in Africa. Chi State Convention, Irvine, CA. International Society for Key Women Educators, Kappa, Delta, Gamma.
  11. 2011. M.Javeri. My Life Before and After Bangkok and Mozambique. Rotary Colorado District Conference, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley.
  12. 2011.M. Javeri. My Experiences as a World Peace Fellow. Rotary Club of Los Angeles District 5280. Los Angeles Club, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA.
  13. 2010. M. Javeri.  Post Conflict Redevelopment in Mozambique: Using Technology to Design Humanitarian Interventions (Focus on HIV/AIDS) Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. Javeri, M. (2008). Technology Integration: Best Practices in Higher Education. Mapping Technology Integration Fidelity Levels Using Innovation Component Configuration Maps. VDM. Verlag. Germany.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
CURRENT GRANT AND RESEARCH PROJECTS
  1. Fall 2014-Spring 2014 California State University Los Angeles. California
    Program Investigator for Grant Sponsored by So Cal Gas Company: Campus as a Living Lab: Environmental and Sustainable Energy Educators
    Fall 2012- Spring 2013        California State University   Los Angeles. California
     
  2. Program Investigator for two Grants on Service- Learning Energy Efficiency and Education (Grant Sponsored by CSU Vice Chancellor and Southern California Gas Company)
  • Using Technology for Sustainable Energy Education within Teacher Preparation Program
  • Building a Learning Community of Environmental and Sustainable Energy Educators. This grant will implement 4 training workshops for use cloud and social media technology to bring together faculty, K-12 teachers and non-profit organizations working in the area of Environmental Education.