Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 09:12:25 AM Wed, 9 Dec 2009 
 Cathleen A. Norris
 Contact Information
Cathleen A. Norris
Regents Professor-Learning Technologies
Contact address   1155 Union Circle # 310530, University of North Texas/ Department of Learning Technologies, Denton, Texas 76203     Office LocationMatthews Hall, Room No.: 316 
Email  cathie.norris@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-4189    Contact Number: (940) 565-2057   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy College Teaching/ Computer Science North Texas State University 1983
Master of Science Mathematics/ Computer Science Texas Women's University 1979
Bachelor of Science Mathematics/ Spanish Central State University 1970
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2010CECS5580020Readings Seminar in Computer Education and Cognitive S18 
Spring 2010CECS5020020Computers in Education39 
Fall 2011CECS6030001Emerging Technologies in Education  
Fall 2011CECS5580026Readings Seminar in Computer Education and C  
Fall 2011CECS5580020Readings Seminar in Computer Education and C  
Fall 2011CECS5310026Human-Computer Interaction  
Fall 2011CECS5310020Human-Computer Interaction  
Fall 2010CECS6030001Emerging Technologies in Education33 
Fall 2010CECS5580020Readings Seminar in Computer Education and Cognitive S12 
Fall 2009CECS5580020Readings Seminar in Computer Education and Cognitive S21 
Fall 2009CECS5020020Computers in Education57 
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2006-PresentRegents ProfessorDepartment of Learning Technologies University of North Texas
1995-2005ProfessorDepartment of Technology and Cognition University of North Texas
1993-1995Associate ProfessorDepartment of Technology and Cognition University of North Texas
1988-1993Associate ProfessorDepartment of Computer Education and Cognitive Systems University of North Texas
1987-1988Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Computer Education and Cognitive Systems University of North Texas
1982-1987Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Computer Sciences University of North Texas
1976-1982Chairperson and TeacherDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science W. T. White High School, Dallas, TX
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
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Learner-centered design: reflections on the past and directions for the future.” In R. K. Sawyer (Ed.)
Quintana, C., Shin, N., Norris, C., & Soloway, E.
Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences. Cambridge University
Instructional strategies that leverage mobile, handheld computers
Norris, C., & Soloway, E.
Advanced Technology for Learning, ( 4)3, ACTA Press Calgary, Canada
Journal Articles
Educational technology for the mainstream: A Call for designing for simplicity and reliability
Norris, C., Shin, N., Soloway, E.
Educational Technology Magazine, (47)3, Special Issue on Highly Mobile Computing, Mark van ‘t Hooft and Phil Vahey (Eds.)
Journal Articles
Handhelds: The inevitable revolution, August/September
Norris, C., Soloway, E.
EdTech: Focus on K-12, CDW Government Inc. http://www.edtechmag.com/k12/issues/august-september-2007/6-tech-trends-for-the-next-five.html
Journal Articles
One-to-one technology-enhanced learning, An opportunity for global research collaboration.
Chan, T.W., Roschelle, J., His, S., Kinshuk, Sharples, M., Brown, T., Patton, C., Cherniavsky, J., Pea, R., Norris, C., Soloway, E., Balacheff, N., Scardamalia, M., Dillenbourg, P., Looi, CK., Milrad, M.
Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 1(1), 3-29
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2004-PresentThe Journal of Technology, Learning and AssessmentMember, Editorial Boardhttp://www.jtla.org
2002-PresentThe Journal of Technology, Learning and AssessmentMember, Editorial Boardhttp://www.jtla.org
2001-PresenteSchool NewsMember, Editorial Boardhttp://www.eschoolnews.com
2002-2004Communications of the ACMAs-Hoc Manuscript Reviewer 
2002-2003Scholastic AdministratorMember, Editorial Boardhttp://www.scholastic.com/administrator/fall02/index.asp
2000Computers in the SchoolsAs-Hoc Manuscript Reviewer 
1999National Science Foundation, Washington, D.C.Proposal Review Panel, POWRE Program 
1989-1992Macmillan Encyclopedia of ComputingAssociate EditorMacmillan Publishing Company
1989-1992Journal of Research on Computing in EducationAssociate Editor 
1988-1990Artificial Intelligence in Education Special Interest GroupNewsletter EditorAmerican Educational Research Association
1982-1985Educational GerontologyMember, Editorial Advisory BoardInternational Bi-Monthly Journal
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2007 2007 Norris, C., interviewed and featured in: Wong, W. (2007). EdTech: Focus Motivating students with mobile computing, August/September On K-12, CDW Government Inc. http://www.edtechmag.com/k12/issues/august-september-2007/motivating-students-with-mobile-comp.html
2007 2007 Sturgeon, J. (2007). Mobile technology: Talkin’ up a storm, T.H.E. Journal, November 2007, page(s) 16, 18
2007 2007 Norris, C., & Soloway, E. (2007). Mobile learning: past, present, and future, Invited Keynote at the IADIS International Conference, Mobile Learning 2007, International Association for Development of the Information Society, Lisbon, Portugal, July.
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2004Norris, C. Technology Applications in Science and MathematicsLearning Enhancement Grant$8,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2002-2003Norrris, C. KDI-Creating a Corpus of LearningNational Science Foundation$29,486Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2001-2003KDI-Creating a Corpus of LearingNational Science Foundation$29,486Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2000KDI-Creating a Corpus of LearningNational Science Foundation$25,795Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999The snapshot survey service: A website for assessing teachers' and administrators' technologyU.S. Department of Education/ NCREL$17,809Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999Teacher-Researcher conversation project: Project-based sceince teaching and learningMilken Family Foundation$38,200Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1999National Educational Computing Association ResearchAssociation Research$500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1998-1999Teacher-researcher dialogue on writing and technologyMilken Family Foundation$22,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1997Empirical Studies ProfileUniversity of Michigan$3,600Principal InvestigatorCompleted
19971997 Usability Design, Development and TestingCurtis Mathes Holding Company$17,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1994Talent Search ProposalU.S. Department of Education$2,195Co-PICompleted
1992Promoting Achievement and Student SkillsGTE Corporation and the National Football League$3,234Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1990Teacher Stages of Concern/Use with an ILSWICAT$15,650Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1990Texas Center for Educational TechnologyFunded by Texas$800,000OtherCompleted
1990Problem Solving in the Fifth-Seventh Grade Mathematics ClassromTexas Coordinating Board/ Eisenhower Grant Program$33,273Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1990Competitive Travel Grant, American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc.National Science Foundation$1,500OtherCompleted
1989Improving Teacher ProductivityApple Computer Incorporated$140,792Co-PICompleted
1989Smart Software for LaptopsInformix , Inc.$28,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
19891989 Integrating Mathematics Software Into the Sixth Grade Classroom Within the Texas Education Agency's Model For Effective TeachingTexas Coordinating Board/Eisenhower Grant Program$44,121Co-PICompleted
1988IBM PC Laptop ProjectIBM Incorporated$146,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
1988Apple Information CenterApple Computer Incorporated$30,972Co-PICompleted
1988Meadows Research Award $1,500OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Consulting Activities
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)*Company/OrganizationRoleFundingWork Performed
2006-PresentEducational Advisory Board, Leapfrog, Inc.Principal Investigator Educational Advisory Board
2003-PresentData Evolution, Inc.Principal Investigator Educational advisor on Handheld Computers in Education
2002-PresentHewlett-Packard, Inc.Principal Investigator Educational Advisor on Handheld Computers in Education
2001-2006Texas InstrumentsPrincipal Investigator Educational Advisor on Handheld Computers in Education
2003-2005Dell Computer, Inc.Principal Investigator Educational Advisor on Handheld Computers in Education
2002-2004AlphaSmart, Inc.Principal Investigator Educational Advisor on Handheld Computers in Education
2001Sun MicrosystemsPrincipal Investigator Educational Advisor on the Use of Technology in Education
1997-1998uniView TechnologiesOther Design, construct and test home-based medical applications for set-top box use with children
1993Richardson Independent School DistrictOther Consultant
1992GTE and the National Football LeagueOther Consultant
1990Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School DistrictOther Consultant
1984-1989Wm C. Brown Company PublishersOther Consultant
1983-1989Academic PressOther Consultant
1988Richardson Independent School DistrictOther Consultant
1987-1988United States Department of AgricultureOther Consultant
1984-1988International Business MachinesOther Consultant
1984-1988Scholastic PublishersOther Consultant
1986Mary Kay CosmeticsOther Consultant
1985-1986Eagle-Mountain Saginaw Independent School DistrictOther Consultant
1984-1986Region XI Educational Service CenterOther Consultant
1984-1985Computer Showcase, Inc.Other Consultant
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
2000United Arab Emirates University Dubani, UAEMember, Academic Review Board
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2004-PresentInternational Program CommitteeMemberInternational Association of Science and Technology for Development, Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education
2004-PresentPresident’s Council CommitteeMemberInternational Society for Technology in Education
2003-Present2003 International Program CommitteeMemberInternational Association of Science and Technology for Development, Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education
2003-2004International Society for Technology in EducationPast PresidentBoard of Directors
2001-2002International Society for Technology in Education ISTECo-PresidentLargest professional organization for technology in education in the world
2001ISTE/NECA Transition CommitteeCo-ChairConsisted of representatives from both organizationz charged with negotiating a merger between the two organizations
1995-2001National Educational Computing AssociationPresidentProfessional Organization
1996Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) 50th Anniversary Celebration National Educational EventCo-ChairNational Education Event
1995National Educational Computing AssociationVice PresidentCommittee Organization
1992-1995National Educational Computing AssociationBoard MemberCommittee Association
1994(ExCET) Review CommitteeExaminerReview Committee for Examination for the Certification of Education in Texas
1992National Educational Computing ConferenceChairmanCommittee
1988-1992ACM Education Board Pre-College CommitteeMemberCommittee Association
1988-1990Demonstrations CommitteeChairman1990 ACM Computer and Human Interaction Conference, Seattle, Washington
1988National Educational Computing ConferenceProgram ChairCommittee Conference
1985-1988ACM Task Force on Teacher RetrainingMembrProfessional Committee
1985-1987Test Development Advisory CommitteeMemberExamination for the Certification of Education in Texas, ExCET Program
1984-1986ACM Vice President's CommitteeMemberCareers in Computing
1983-1984ACM Task Group on Teacher CertificationMemberCommittee for Teacher Certification
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
1990-PresentInternational Society for Technology in EducationMemberProfessional Organization
1986-PresentACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human InteractionMemberProfessional Organization
1983-PresentAssociation for Computing MachineryMemberProfessional Organization
1995-2002ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science EducationMemberProfessional Organization
2000Academic Review BoardMemberUnited Arab Emirates University, Dubai, UAE
1997Association for Educational Communications and TechnologyMemberProfessional Organization
1985-1996IEEE Computer SocietyMemberProfessional Organization
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2006Regents ProfessorUNT Board of Regents
2003Computer Laureate AwardComputerworld Honors Program
2002Making it Happen In EducationMakingithappen.org
2000Impact 30 AwardeSchool News
2000Learning and Leading With Technology AwardInternational Society for Technology in Education
1999Outstanding Service AwardNational Educational Computing Association
1999NECC Leader AwardNational Educational Computing Association
1993Recipient, Matthews Chair for Research in EducationUniversity of North Texas
19911991 Recipient of the E. Bruce Street Scholar AwardUniversity of North Texas
19861986 Nominee, Presidential Young Investigator AwardDepartment of Computer Sciences
19821982 Recipient, Golden Apple "Outstanding Teacher Award"North Dallas Chamber of Commerce
toggle toggle Field Experience
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Company/OrganizationPosition
1974-PresentPermanent Provisional Secondary Teaching Certificate: Mathematics/SpanishState of Texas
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