Richard Medina

richard-conquers-makapuuRichard Medina was the IT Specialist at the Center for Language and Technology at the University of Hawaiʻi from August 2008 until July 2015. He also served as the Assistant Director of Technology at the National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawaiʻi. His  energies were primarily directed at co-developing online learning environments for language instruction and research and supervising software development projects and information technology systems for the CLT and the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature. He has published extensively on the topic of technology mediated representational practices in computer supported collaborative learning settings. His PhD dissertation examined how inscriptions in online environments become representations through participants’ emerging practices.



CLT Online Course Review system

CLT Badge administration system

CLT Online Language Labs – next generation online language learning environment

Kaipuleohone Digital Language Archive – web-based access portal to the UH ScholarSpace repository

Near Retirement

Web Audio Utility – Voice enabled online discussion threads

BRIX – Online language learning environment

Selected Publications

Medina, R. (2013). Cascading inscriptions and practices: Diagramming and experimentation in the Group Scribbles classroom. In D. D. Suthers, K. Lund, C. P. Rose, C. Teplovs, & N. Law (Eds.), Productive Multivocality in the Analysis of Group Interactions. New York: Springer.

Medina, R., & Suthers, D. D. (2013). Inscriptions becoming representations in representational practices. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 22(1), 33–69.

Medina, R., & Suthers, D. D. (2009). Using a contingency graph to discover representational practices in an online collaborative environment. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 4(3), 281–305.

Medina, R., Suthers, D. D., & Vatrapu, R. (2009). Representational practices in VMT. In G. Stahl (Ed.), Studying Virtual Math Teams (pp. 185–205). Springer.

Medina, Richard, & Suthers, D. D. (2008). Bringing representational practice from log to light. In P. A. Kirschner, F. Prins, V. Jonker, & G. Kanselaar (Eds.), International Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a Learning World: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2008) (Vol. 2, pp. 59–66). Utrecht: International Society of the Learning Sciences.

Suthers, D. D., Dwyer, N., Medina, R., & Vatrapu, R. (2010). A framework for conceptualizing, representing, and analyzing distributed interaction. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 5, 5–42.

Suthers, D. D., & Medina, R. (2010). The temporal development of representational practices: Implications for theory and analysis of situated learning. Proceedings of the Forty-Third Hawaii International Conference on the System Sciences (CD-ROM), January 5-8, 2010. Computer Society Press.

Suthers, D. D., & Medina, R. (2011). Tracing interaction in distributed collaborative learning. In S. Puntambekar, G. Erkens, & C. Hmelo-Silver (Eds.), Analyzing Interactions in CSCL: Methodology, Approaches and Issues, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Series (pp. 341–366). Springer US.

Suthers, D. D., Vatrapu, R., Medina, R., Joseph, S., & Dwyer, N. (2008). Beyond threaded discussion: Representational guidance in asynchronous collaborative learning environments. Computers & Education, 50(4), 1103–1127.

Tschudi, S., Medina, R., & Hiple, D. (2011). Interactive tag clouds: A tool for supporting new possibilities for dialog in online language learning. Presented at the The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium, University of Victoria, BC, Canada.