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Smith, G.
Strayer University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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For almost 18 years, G. Mick Smith, PhD was CIO at Smith Consulting where he assisted numerous clients in the Philadelphia-Valley Forge and Delaware Valley area. Prior to his consulting career at an Internet start-up, at universities, in several corporations, and a non-profit, he was a professor of humanities at Hahnemann University where he developed on online History of World Medicine course in 1994; and, in 1997, he earned a Distance Learning Administrator Certificate from Texas A&M University and the Center for Distance Learning Research. He recently completed two certificates at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in their edX component, Design and Development of Educational Technology (2014) and Design and Development of Games for Learning (2015). In addition to his technology background, as an administrator, he earned two more certificates from the Jack Welch Management Institute: Creating a Winning Strategy (2015) and Becoming a Leader (2014).

Smith has published widely in gaming, educational technology, and in the history of computing, in addition to presenting academic papers at international, national, and regional conferences. His educational teaching runs the gamut, from universities to several private schools at the K-12 level. In addition, he publishes in Computing Reviews (of course!), as well as in Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, the Bryn Mawr Classical Journal, and the Medieval Review.

Smith earned his doctorate at UCLA in the history of religions and has been awarded two master’s degrees as well, one in history from UCLA and the other in historical theology from Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA). Also, he was a Johannes Quasten Scholar in Patristics from The Catholic University of America (Washington, DC). He is currently campus dean at the Christiana, DE Strayer University site, and previously he served at the King of Prussia and the Center City, PA Strayer locations.

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  Minitel: welcome to the Internet
Mailland J., Driscoll K.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2017. 240 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262036-22-1)

What country is the most wired? It is perhaps surprising to discover that, at least in the 1980s, it was France. The French welcomed the Internet by wiring Minitel. Minitel anticipated transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP), onli...

Jan 18 2018  
  E-coaching systems
Kamphorst B.  Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 21(4): 625-632, 2017. Type: Article

The digitalization of coaching practices is rapidly changing traditional coaching and self-improvement efforts. These e-coaching systems deliver personalized, timely, and just-in-time coaching. Simultaneously, they raise practical and ethical conc...

Sep 19 2017  
   Technoscience and citizenship: ethics and governance in the digital society
Delgado A.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2017. 189 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319324-12-8)

This volume--edited by Ana Delgado, who also contributed selections to the work--is a follow-up effort from the TECHNOLIFE project that took place in Barcelona, in 2010. The goal of TECHNOLIFE, as funded by the European Commission, was t...

Aug 24 2017  
   Play ethics: values, virtues and videogames
Miguel Sicart. YouTube, 00:56:43, published on Mar 28, 2016, Stanford, Type: Video

Sicart’s groundbreaking work has clarified the ethics of gaming. In this presentation, he notes that he is a scholar of play who, interestingly enough, no longer plays video games....

Mar 30 2017  
  Introduction to the history of computing: a computing history primer
O’Regan G.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2016. 274 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319331-37-9)

In order to understand the author’s focus, this brief history of computing begins with describing what a computer is; as a result, he includes analog historical computers before surveying what often comes to mind first regarding computing: d...

Nov 23 2016  
   ENIAC in action: making and remaking the modern computer
Haigh T., Priestley M., Rope C.,  The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. 360 pp. Type: Book (978-0-262033-98-5), Reviews: (3 of 4)

In this volume, the actions surrounding ENIAC are important in understanding the making and remaking of the modern computer. As such, this is not simply a history per se but it features the circumstances, personalities, and ways in which this earl...

Jul 28 2016  
von zur Gathen J.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 876 pp. Type: Book (978-3-662484-23-4)

At almost 900 pages, this is actually almost two complete books: one on cryptography and cryptanalysis, and the other on the rich history of the subject. Cryptography is the art of making secure building blocks; cryptanalysis is the art of breakin...

May 6 2016  
   Visual cryptography for image processing and security: theory, methods, and applications (2nd ed.)
Liu F., Yan W.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2015. 167 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319234-72-4)

In this slim but overly packed volume, visual cryptography is reviewed along with its fundamental concepts in theory and practice. The area is absolutely critical at this time for counter-terrorism, corporate security, and in international relatio...

Feb 10 2016  
   Smarter than their machines: oral histories of pioneers in interactive computing
Cullinane J.,  Association for Computing Machinery and Morgan & Claypool, New York, NY, 2015. 133 pp. Type: Book

This is a book culled from the Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota, featuring question-and-answer interview sessions with computing pioneers. It is, as a result, a work derived from archives but published to be read by a wider...

Jan 13 2016  
  Anticipation: learning from the past: the Russian/Soviet contributions to the science of anticipation
Nadin M.,  Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, New York, NY, 2015. 520 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319194-45-5)

The best place to start while trying to understand this volume is to define the science of anticipation. In the introduction, the volume provides a definition: “an anticipatory system is a system whose current state depends not only upon pre...

Nov 16 2015  
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