Dr. Hongxue (Harris) Wang
Associate Professor - School of Computing and Information Systems
Since I came to AU in 2000, I have developed the following seven online courses:
The eighth undergraduate course on computer and information security is in development, and will be ready by the end of 2011.
As SCIS undergraduate program director, I am currently coordinating COMP495 and COMP496. I am also teaching COMP660 to master students.
Before came to Canada in 2000, I worked as a research fellow in Australia for a year in the area of information security. Since I joined Athabasca University in 2000, I have spent most of my research time on computing technologies for education, or e-learning. I spent about two years on developing EduPalace, an integrated system for Web-based distance education. I have also published many papers and authored two book chapters in the area of e-learning.[top]
During the time I was in China, I worked as a consultant for the well-known Daqing Oil Co., to develop computer systems and to train the personnel for the company.[top]
I am a member of IEEE, Computer Society, and ACM.[top]
I am two times award winner for the Mission Critical Fund at AU.[top]
I was on the university's e-learning advisory board, but I couldn't do much at the time. I have been on SCIS Academic Advisory Committee since it was established few years ago; I am also a member of the provincial IB advisory committee for Alberta.[top]
Other Most Recent Publications
o Hongxue Wang: Cloud Computing-based IT Solutions For Organizations with Multinational Branch Offices, submitted for publication at The International Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (ICIME) , 27-28 April, Toronto, Canada
o Hongxue Wang, towards real virtual classroom, in proceedings of 2010 EDMEDIA conference, Toronto, June 28-July 3, 2010
o Hongxue Wang, Using RSS in Collaborative Course Development, in proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education, Vancouver, Oct. 2009[top]
I supervised the following master students on their thesis essays
1. Peter Brancati, A STUDY OF ENTERPRISE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECTURE PROVISIONING FOR BRANCH OFFICE DEPLOYMENTS, completed in February 2010.
2. Nola Andrew, A STUDY OF SKILL SET FOR NETWORK FORENSICS PROFESSIONALS, completed October 2009.
3. Dipan Das, Learning assessment for online courses, completed February 2010.
4. Dambar Kattel, Access Control for Web-based Enterprise Systems, completed April 2010.
5. Edward Dubrovsky, PROTOCOLS AND METHODOLOGIES FOR SECURITY ASSESSMENT OF ENTERPRISE NETWORKS, completed January 2010.
6. Loran Mackowetzky, Common Body of Knowledge for Network Forensic Science, completed January 2010.
7. Barbara LePage, Towards more effective course design, completed February 2010
8. Evan Wagner, security assessment on base-based computer networks, ongoing
9. Susan D’Silva, learning objective based course design, ongoing
I supervised the following undergraduate students on their COMP495/496 essays:
1. Clove Carneiro Junior, Mobile Web presence for Athabasca University, completed March 2010.
2. Abdi Yusuf, an airplane booking system using Java and database, completed December 2009.
3. Loren Bain, Automating Student Letters at NAIT, ongoing[top]
Virtual Programming Lab to support online education: the objective of the project is to develop a Web-based virtual programming laboratory not only to provide students with an online programming environment, but also to enable collaborations among learners and teachers, so that students can get help from each other, and from instructors more timely.
DigOL - A Web-mining system to mine learning objects from the Web in support of online education. This project was funded by AU's Mission Critical Fund as well.[top]
I like to fix things. If you have something broken please don't hesitate to bring it to me. I also like to read WuXia novels especially those by Jin Yong (金庸). As for sports, jogging, cycling and table tennis are my favourite.