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joint research project between UNT and the
Autonomous University of the State of Mexico
(UAEM) examined the effectiveness, usability,
and knowledge acquisition between the real
Leopoldo Flores Museum at the UAEM and a
3D online virtual museum replica. The primary
results show a) students using the virtual
environment first and then visiting the museum
exhibited higher discourse with the guide and
better knowledge acquisition about the museum,
and b) that the virtual museum experience when
used alone was a comparable experience to the
actual museum guided tour in both knowledge
gained and satisfaction. The full research
outcomes, report and movie on the project can
be found at http://courseweb.unt.edu/gjones/
museum/
Regents Professor Gerald Knezek has
been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist
appointment to the University of Twente, The
Netherlands, to carry out collaborative research
and writing, and to conduct three two-week
seminars during the 2011-12 school year. The
collaborative research will be to extend the work
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Landon Ellison,
recruiter for COI since
September 2011, has
strong ties to UNT. His
father and two sisters
received degrees here,
and his mother, a TWU
graduate, is employed
at UNT. He received
his own UNT degree
in General Studies with
a focus on Marketing

Landon Eison
London Ellison

Gerald Knezek, center, with doctoral candidate
Kassimu and his wife.
begun with European colleagues while serving as
co-chair of the International Summit on ICT in
Education at UNESCO, Paris, in June 2011. The
three seminars will be for doctoral candidates
and junior faculty in the areas of psychometric
instrumentation, scaling methods, and research
symposium presentation design. Dr. Knezek
is currently (early October) on the first of the
three, two-week visits, as this edition of Call
Number is in preparation. He previously served
as a Fulbright Scholar to Japan in 1993-94 and
a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Educator during
2006-07

and Advertising in Fall 2010. As a student, he
was involved in several organizations, including
Omega Psi Phi fraternity where he served as
president and was named Omega Man of the
Year in 2009. He reports that he has taken on
many roles in the first month of his new job and
is beginning to schedule and meet with library
directors in the DFW area.
Myrna Orbock, school media advisor, who works
with Toby Faber, did some tandem skydiving
over the 2011 Labor Day weekend at Skydive
Lake Elsinore, CA, home of Southern California's
largest natural lake and next to the beautiful
Ortega Mountains.

Dr. Lin Lin has published three refereed journal
articles, three book chapters, and presented
four papers at three national/international
conferences. The refereed journal articles are:
Lin-Lin, J. Lee & T. Robertson (2011)."Reading
While Watching Video: The Effect of Video
Content on Reading Comprehension and Media
Multitasking Ability, Journal of Educational
Computing Research, 45(2), 183-201; Lin Li &
C. Bigenho (2011), "Note-taking and Memory
in Different Media Environments, Computers
in the Schools, 228(3), 200-216; J. Lee, Lin Lin,
& T. Robertson (2011), "The Impact of Media
Multitasking on Learning;' Learning, Media and
Technology, 36(3), 1-11.
Dr. Kim Nimon
published, with others,
"A Preliminary Field
Test of an Employee
Work Passion Model" '
in Hyman Resource
Development Quarterly.

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Myrna Orbock, skydiving in California.

Victoria Nelson Martinsen

Featured Staff Member
Victoria Nelson Martinsen, COI's newly
appointed development officer, came to UNT in
April 2011 from Austin College, Sherman, TX,
where she served as director of alumni and parent
relations. She came to Texas from southern
California where she worked for a number of
years as an analyst for the Walt Disney Company
before serving as associate director of alumnae

relations for Scripps College, her alma mater. She
holds a degree in theatre from Scripps College
and a master's degree in arts management from
Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College
of Public Policy and Management. Her areas
of expertise include program management,
volunteer leadership development, and major gift
fund raising.
Victoria lives in Argyle with her husband
David and their two cats, Homer and Johnny

(named after David's
grandparents). Her
favorite color used to
be blue, but now it's
green, of course. She
likes cooking, hiking
and traveling; she also
likes movies and the
theatre.
Victoria Martinsen

www.coi.unt.edu

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