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Once an educator...always an educator!
  • Purdue University
    Professor of Computer & Information Technology, 1978 - 1990
  • Carnegie-Mellon University
    Director, Information Networking Institute, 1990 - 1992
  • National University of Singapore
    Senior Fellow, 1993 - 1995
  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
    Professor of Computer & Information Technology, 1995 - 2010
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Honolulu, HI - West Lafayette, IN - Singapore - Pittsburgh, PA - Indianapolis, IN
Trying to be "back home again in Indiana"
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THOMAS I. M. HO was Professor of Computer and Information Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Previously, he was a Senior Fellow inInformation Systems and Computer Science at the National University of Singapore from 1993-1994. From 1990-1992, he was Director of the Information Networking Institute atCarnegie Mellon University. From 1978 to 1988, he was Head of the Department of Computer and Information Technology atPurdue University which was recognized by the Data Processing Management Association for its Four-year Institution Award for undergraduate computer information systems programs. From 1986-1988, he was on loan from Purdue to serve as Executive Director of the INTELENET Commission which pioneered the INdiana TELEcommunications NETwork. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Purdue University. 

Dr. Ho has always been in the forefront of innovating on the World Wide Web. During the aftermath of the disputed election in Iran in 2009, his contribution was featured in The Washington Post. Dr. Ho has been actively involved in distance education experiments with real-time streaming to add instructional value to Web-based training. He is one of the founders of IUPUI's CyberLab. Until recently, he was also involved in electronic commerce with particular emphasis on commercial activities on the Internet. He was an early pioneer who recognized the potential of electronic commerce when he gained global recognition for his Web resource 
Thomas Ho's favorite Electronic Commerce WWW resources in the mid-1990s.

He is also engaged in efforts to motivate primary and secondary students to study information technology. While in Pittsburgh, he served as External Liaison for Common Knowledge: Pittsburgh, a project to provide Internet access to the Pittsburgh Public Schools. In Singapore, he was a consultant to the IT2000 Education Sector Programme of the National Computer Board. Currently, he is engaged in experiments to apply “Web 2.0” tools to improve teaching and learning through information technology. In the social media space, he is most engaged in helping non-profit organizations to harness social media to build community. Especially, he is a strong proponent of "personal branding via an online identity" as demonstrated by this page. Also, he is bullish on mobility and is currently using an Android tablet as well as an Android phone. Finally, he is a proponent of cloud computing and uses a Chromebook as his primary device when neither his tablet nor his phone is more productive.
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    computer science, 1966 - 1974
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    1963 - 1966
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Going on right NOW #badges   #education  
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This is going to be an amazing roundtable on how we are Actually Shifting Practice using badges for Professional Learning. This is a follow up to our previous roundtable on Badges for Learning (

Roundtable purpose:
This roundtable will help to identify the ways in which we can use Outcome-based Badges (rather than badging for seat-time) to shift practice for teachers and leaders.

Roundtable audience:
Teachers and Leaders who are looking to create and/or use a badging system within professional learning environments
Organizations who are looking to help teachers and leaders to create micro-credentials for professional learning

Essential Questions:
How do we eliminate badges for seat-time?
What are the tools to implement badges for professional learning?
What are the models for professional learning that are best supported by badges?
What does the “back of the badge” look like for adult learners?
How does self-reflection become a part of a badging system?
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Ben Wilkoff. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Shifting Practice: Outcome-Based Badges Roundtable
Wed, March 5, 3:00 PM
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where do I go to redeem the offers which came with my Chromebook...I think they are expiring SOON
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They are only there to be used as you are on the plane. You cannot "Activate" them and keep them for whenever you want to use them. Also, they are assocaited with your CB, so you can't use them with a tablet or other laptop.
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+Tabitha Ho & her competitive cheerleading teammates at The Master's Academy will defend their title at today's #FHSAA  state championship. Wish them well! #TMAupdate  
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They made it to the FINALS of class 1A medium varsity division so they will perform again later tonight 
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Ha. PLEASE sue me for my negative review. Amy's Baking Company ring a bell?
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I'm wondering whether I should just post these items here (on my G+ profile) rather than on a G+ PAGE as I have been doing:

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What's frustrating is how google forces you to add 'people' to your circles. But then your forced to create a page if you want to automate the sharing of content. 
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You guys didn't tell me about this!
Join colleagues from across the Midwest and beyond in this multi-site symposium to consider both "the end" of the university and our individual and collective role in its future. You can find out more information at
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Ohio Valley Symposium. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Faculty Symposium with Dr. Santa Ono
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Isn't she lovely? My Valentine! Laura Ho 
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Yes, Happy Valentine's day to you both!
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I have created a Google+ page which I hope to evolve into my professional blog. I welcome your engagement!
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