FACULTY

Andrew Tawfik, PhD

Assistant Professor


College of Graduate and Innovative Programs

Dr. Tawfik teaches courses in Concordia University Chicago’s College of Graduate and Innovative Programs. His primary areas of research are computer supported collaborative learning, case-based reasoning, problem-based learning, and human-computer interaction. He became a member of CUC faculty in 2012.

Degrees

  • PhD, Information Science and Learning Technologies. University of Missouri
  • MIS, Master’s of Information Science. Indiana University
  • BS, Management Information Systems. Bradley University

Courses Taught

  • Using Technology to Build Learning Communities
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Analysis and Logical Design
  • Design and Implementation

Awards and Honors

  • 2013 Outstanding Journal Article Award by the Association of Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Design & Development Division

Academic and Professional Highlights

Publications

  • "I don’t have time to dig back through this": The role of semantic search in supporting physician information seeking in an electronic health record. Tawfik, A; K., Kochendorfer; D., Saparova; S., Al Ghenaimi; J., Moore. Performance Improvement Quarterly. 2014, in press.
  • "Engaging non-scientists in STEM through problem-based learning and service learning." Tawfik, A; R., Trueman; M., Lorz. International Journal of Problem Based Learning. 2014, in press.
  • "Hermes in cyberspace: What does it mean to teach foundations online?" P. J., Konkol; S., Frielink; A., Tawfik; I., Nuñez. Educational Studies (special issue). 2014, in press.
  • "Productive failure in STEM education." R., Trueman; A., Tawfik. Journal of Educational Technology Systems. 2014, in press.
  • "Application of the 3C3R method to design a biology problem-based learning environment." Tawfik, A; R., Trueman; M., Lorz. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 4(11-14). 2013 – in press.
  • "The effects of successful versus failure-based cases on argumentation while solving decision-making problems." Tawfik, A. A; D. H., Jonassen. Educational Technology Research and Development, 61(3), 385–406. 2013.
  • "Project management methods for the implementation of an online faculty development course." Tawfik, A; C., Reiseck; R., Richter. In A. D. Benson, J. L. Moore, & S. Williams van Rooij (Eds.), Cases on Educational Technology Planning, Design and Implementation: A Project Management Perspective (pp. 153-168). Hershey, PA. IGI Global. 2013 -in press.
  • "Agile management of a mobile application development project for surgeon workflows." Tawfik, A; J., Belden; J., Moore. In A. D. Benson, J. L. Moore, & S. Williams van Rooij (Eds.), Cases on Educational Technology Planning, Design and Implementation: A Project Management Perspective (pp. 252-273). Hershey, PA. IGI Global. 2013
  • "Why Do We Fall? Using Experiences of Failure to Design Case Libraries." Tawfik, A.; D., Jonassen; C., Keene.  International Journal of Designs for Learning. 2012, in press.
  • "Human-computer Interaction Factors in Designing Educational Video Games." Tawfik, A., J. Moore, Z. He, N. Vo.  Current Issues in Education, 15(3). 2012.
  • “I Know This is Supposed to be More Like the Real World, But . . .” (Student Perceptions of a PBL Implementation in an Undergraduate Materials Science Course). Henry, H., A. Tawfik, D. Jonassen, R. Winholtz, S. Khanna. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 6(1), 43-81. 2012.
  • "Effectiveness of Introducing Problem-based Learning in the Undergraduate Curriculum." Khanna, S., R. Winholtz, D. Jonassen, A. Tawfik, H. Henry.  Proceedings of the ASME International Conference IMECE2012 November 9-15, 2012, Houston, TX. 2012.
  • "Iterative Usability Evaluation for an Online Educational Web Portal." Wang, X., B. Yadamsuren, A. Paul, D. K. Adkins, G. C. Laur, A. Tawfik, et al.  International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management 1(4), 31-49. 2010.

Journal Articles

  • Tawfik, A. (2015 – in press). Case-based reasoning. In M. Spector, T. Johnson, D. Ifenthaler, W. Savenye, & M. Wang (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Educational Technology
  • Tawfik, A. & Kochendorfer, K. (2015 – in press) Implementation of a semantic search technology to support clinical decision-making: A case study. In J. Stefanaik (ed.), Cases on Human Performance Improvement Technologies

  • Tawfik, A., Trueman, R., & Lorz, M. (2014). Engaging non-scientists in STEM through problem-based learning and service learning. International Journal of Problem Based Learning, 8(2), 76-84. 
  • Tawfik, A., Sanchez, L, & Saparova, D. (2014).  The effects of case libraries in supporting collaborative problem-solving in an online learning environment. Technology, Knowledge, & Learning, 19(3), 337-358. 
  • Tawfik., A., Kochendorfer, K., Saparova, D., Al Ghenaimi, S.,  Moore, J. (2014). "I don’t have time to dig back through this": The role of semantic search in supporting physician information seeking in an electronic health record.Performance Improvement Quarterly, 26(4), 75-91. 
  • Cho, Y., Ding, N., Tawfik, A., & Chavez, O. (2014 – in press). Computer-supported collaborative concept mapping for the development of a lesson plan.Journal of Applied Instructional Design.

  • Tawfik, A. A., & Jonassen, D. H. (2013). The effects of successful versus failure-based cases on argumentation while solving decision-making problems.Educational Technology Research and Development61(3), 385–406. doi:10.1007/s11423-013-9294-5 (Winner of 2013 Association for Educational Communications and Technology Outstanding Journal Article Award)
  • Tawfik, A., Trueman, R., & Lorz, M. (2013). Application of the 3C3R method to design a biology problem-based learning environment. International Journal of Designs for Learning, 4(11-14).
  • Tawfik, A., Reiseck, C. & Richter, R. (2013). Project management methods for the implementation of an online faculty development course. In A. D. Benson, J. L. Moore, & S. Williams van Rooij (Eds.), Cases on Educational Technology Planning, Design and Implementation: A Project Management Perspective (pp. 153-168). Hershey, PA. IGI Global.
  • Tawfik, A. Belden, J. & Moore, J. (2013). Agile management of a mobile application development project for surgeon workflows. In A. D. Benson, J. L. Moore, & S. Williams van Rooij (Eds.), Cases on Educational Technology Planning, Design and Implementation: A Project Management Perspective (pp. 252-273). Hershey, PA. IGI Global. 
  • Tawfik, A. & Keene, W. (2013).  Applying case-based reasoning to support problem-based learning. Journal of Applied Instructional Design, 3(2), 31-40.
  • Tawfik, A., Jonassen, D., & Keene, W. (2012). Why do we fall?  Using experiences of failure to design case libraries. International Journal of Designs for Learning, (3)1. 1-12.
  • Tawfik, A., Moore, J., He, Z., Vo, N. (2012). Human-computer interaction factors in designing educational video games. Contemporary Issues in Education, (15)3.

  • Khanna, S., Winholtz, R., Jonassen, D., Tawfik, A., & Henry, H. (2012). Effectiveness of introducing problem-based learning in the undergraduate curriculum. Proceedings of the ASME International Conference IMECE2012 November 9-15, 2012, Houston, TX. 2012.
  • Henry, H., Tawfik, A., Jonassen, D., Winholtz, R., & Khanna, S. (2012) “I Know This is Supposed to be More Like the Real World, But . . .”: Student Perceptions of a PBL Implementation in an Undergraduate Materials Science Course. International Journal of Problem Based Learning (6), 43-81.
  • Wang, X., Yadamsuren, B., Paul, A., Adkins, D. K., Laur, G. C., Tawfik, A. et al. (2010). Iterative usability evaluation for an online educational Web portal.International Journal of Multimedia Data Engineering and Management 1(4), 31-49.  

Conferences:

  • Tawfik, A (moderator), Choi, I., Ertmer, P., Ifenthaler, D., & Glazewski, K. (2014 accepted). Contexualized learning. The role of authenticity when designing for problem-solving. Panel presented for Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Tawfik, A. & Keene, C. (2014 accepted). Comparison of case libraries designs when constructing arguments in support of decision-making problems. Paper presented for Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Jacksonville, FL.

  • Tawfik, A. & Lilly, C. (2014 accepted). Using a flipped classroom model to support problem based learning. Paper presented for Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Tawfik, A. & Trueman, R. (2014 accepted). The effects of case libraries in supporting a problem-based learning in a STEM course. Paper presented for Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Tawfik, A., Sanchez, L, & Saparova, D. (2014 – accepted). 

  • The impact on student collaboration as students use case libraries to solve ill-structured problems in an online learning environment: A mixed methods review.  Paper presented for Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Tawfik, A. & Trueman, R. (2013). Using a case-library learning environments to support problem-solving in online pedagogy. Paper presented at Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning.  Madison, WI 
  • Schank, J, Tawfik, A, & Richter, R. (2013). Applying project management to faculty development. Paper presented at Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning.  Madison, WI
  • Tawfik, A., Richter, R., & Schnack, J. (2013) What Drives Instructional Change and Instructional Design Quality? A Project Management Perspective. Paper to be presented at Campus Technology Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Tawfik, A., Mangan-Turner, M. & Kwon, S. (2013). A Longitudinal Investigation of an iPad Integration: A Teacher's Perspective. Paper to be presented at Campus Technology Conference, Boston, MA. 
  • Tawfik, A., Jonassen, D., Keene, W., & Richardson, B. (2012). How learning from failure supports problem solving (Featured Research Paper Selection). Paper presented at Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, Ky. 
  • Tawfik, A., Henry, H., Jonassen, D., Winholtz, R., & Khanna, S. (October 2012). Using Wikis to Support Problem-Based Learning: A Case Study. Paper presented at Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, Ky. 
  • Khanna, S., Winholtz, R., Jonassen, D., Tawfik, A., & Henry, H. (2012). Effectiveness of introducing problem-based learning in the undergraduate curriculum. Proceedings of the ASME International Conference IMECE2012 November 9-15, 2012, Houston, TX. 2012. 
  • Tawfik., A., Kochendorfer, K., Saparova, D., Al Ghenaimi, S., Moore, J. (2011). Using semantic search to reduce cognitive load in an electronic health record. Paper presented at the IEEE 13th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services Conference 2011, Columbia, Mo
  • Belden, J., Yesis, J., Tawfik, A. & Current., N. (2011) Making of a mobile surgeon app: Methods and madness. Paper presented at the Cerner Health Conference October 2011, Kansas City, Mo.  
  • Tawfik, A., Richardson, B., Kibaru, F.  Longitudinal perspective of web 2.0 system adoption using the technology acceptance model (2011). Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology November 2011 Conference, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Cho., Y., Ding., N. Tawfik, A. Chavez, O (accepted 2011). Collaborative knowledge building with concept maps. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology November 2011 Conference, Jacksonville, Florida. 
  • Cho, Y., Ding, N., Chavez, O., Tawfik, A., Wang, V., Jonassen, D. (2011). Design of collaborative concept mapping activities for mathematics pre-service teachers. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association 2011 Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. 
  • Khanna, S., Winholtz, R., Jonassen, D., Tawfik, A. (2011). Effectiveness of problem-based learning in a materials science course in the engineering curriculum. Poster presented at National Science Foundation Conference in Washington, DC.
  • Dickson-Deane, C., Henry, H., Graber, G., Tawfik, A. (2010). Using case-based reasoning and an ASK system to support small business development education. Paper presented at AECT Conference, Anaheim, LA.
  • Tawfik, A., He, Z., Vo, N. (2009).  Impact of video game experience and gender differences upon informal learning with educational video games. Paper presented at the ADET Conference; Tawain, China.

Publications: Review Boards

  • International Journal of Problem Based Learning
  • Contemporary Issues in Education
  • International Journal of Designs for Learning
  • Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

Presentations

  • "The effects of successful versus failure-based cases on argumentation while solving decision-making problems." Tawfik, A. Lecture presented at Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Anaheim, CA. 2013.
  • "Towards innovation in complex problem solving research: Implications for instructional design & technology." Tawfik, A. Panel presented at Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Anaheim, CA. 2013.
  • "Applying principles of problem-solving and failure to educational technology design." Tawfik, A. Lecture presented at Information Experience Laboratory Conference. Columbia, MO. 2013.
  • "Using a Case-Library Learning Environments to Support Problem-Solving in an Online Pedagogy." Tawfik, A., R. Trueman. Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning. Madison, WI. 2013.
  • "Applying project management to faculty development." Schank, J., A.Tawfik, R. Richter.  Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning. Madison, WI. 2013.
  • "What Drives Instructional Change and Instructional Design Quality? A Project Management Perspective."Tawfik, A., R. Richter, J. Schnack. Paper to be presented at Campus Technology Conference, Boston, MA. 2013.
  • "A Longitudinal Investigation of an iPad Integration: A Teacher's Perspective." Tawfik, A., M. Mangan-Turner, S. Kwon. Paper to be presented at Campus Technology Conference, Boston, MA. 2013.
  • "Introducing Problem Based Learning in the Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum." Tawfik, A., S. Khanna, R. Winholtz, D. Jonassen, A. Tawfik, H. Henry. Paper at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference, Houston, TX. Nov. 9-15, 2012.
  • "How Learning from Failure Supports Problem Solving," (Featured Research Paper Selection). Tawfik, A., D. Jonassen, W. Keene, B. Richardson. Paper to be presented at Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, KY. Oct. 2012.
  • "Using Wikis to Support Problem-Based Learning: A Case Study." Tawfik, A., H. Henry, D. Jonassen, R. Winholtz, S. Khanna. Paper to be presented at Association for Educational Communications and Technology, Louisville, KY. Oct. 2012.
  • "Using Semantic Search to Reduce Cognitive Load in an Electronic Health Record." Tawfik, A., K. Kochendorfer, D. Saparova, S. Al Ghenaimi, J. Moore. Paper submitted to IEEE 13th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services Conference 2011, Columbia, MO. 2011.
  • "Making of a Mobile Surgeon App: Methods and Madness." Belden, J., J. Yesis, A. Tawfik, N. Current. Paper presented at Cerner Health Conference October 2011, Kansas City, MO.
  • "Longitudinal Perspective of Web 2.0 System Adoption Using the Technology Acceptance Model." Tawfik, A., B. Richardson, F. Kibaru. Paper presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology November 2011 Conference, Jacksonville, Fl. 2011.
  • "Collaborative Knowledge Building with Concept Maps." Cho. Y., N. Ding, A. Tawfik, O. Chavez. Paper submitted to be presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology November 2011 Conference, Jacksonville, Fl. Accepted 2011.
  • "Design of Collaborative Concept Mapping Activities for Mathematics Pre-service Teachers." Cho, Y., N. Ding, O. Chavez, A. Tawfik, V. Wang, D. Jonassen. Paper presented at the American Education Research Association 2011 Conference, New Orleans, La. 2011.
  • "Effectiveness of Problem-based Learning in a Materials Science Course in the Engineering Curriculum." Khanna, S., R. Winholtz, D. Jonassen, A. Tawfik. Poster presented at National Science Foundation Conference in Washington, DC. 2011.
  • "Using Case-based Reasoning and an ASK System to Support Small Business Development Education." Dickson-Deane, C., H. Henry, G. Graber, A. Tawfik. Paper presented at AECT Conference, Anaheim, Cal. 2011.
  • "Impact of Video Game Experience and Gender Differences upon Informal Learning with Educational Video Games." Tawfik, A., Z. He, N. Vo. Paper presented at the ADET Conference; Taiwan, China. 2009.

Professional Organizations

  • Society for the Advancement of Management
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology