Publications

Thesis

Makos, A. (2017). The Like Button: A Way to explore social interaction in threaded discourse (Doctoral thesis, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada).

Refereed Articles

Oztok, M., Zingaro, D., Makos, A., Hewitt, J., Brett, C. (2016). Socializing social presence: The Relationship between social capital and social presence. Computers & Education.

Makos, A., Lee, K., & Zingaro, D. (2014). Examining the characteristics of liked notes and linked notes in a CSCL environment. British Journal of Educational Technology, Available online.

Houtman, E., Makos, A., & Meacock, H.L. (2014). The intersection of social presence and impression management in online learning environments. Journal of E-Learning and Digital Media, 11(3).

Oztok, M., Wilton, L., Lee, K., Zingaro, D., MacKinnon, K., Makos, A., Phirangee, K., Harwood, C., Brett, C., & Hewitt, J. (2014). Polysynchronous: Dialogic construction of time in online learning. Journal of E-Learning and Digital Media, 11(2).

Oztok, M., Zingaro, D., Makos, A. (2013). What social capital can tell us about social presence. British Journal of Educational Technology.

Other Refereed Works

Rose, J., Brousseau, B., & Makos, A. (2015). A Multi-disciplinary mobile applications project course at the graduate level. Paper accepted to the International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Las Vegas, NV, July, 2015.

Makos, A., & Hewitt, J. (2015). “Like” this: Student engagement and perceived sense of classroom community in a CSCL environment. Paper accepted to the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Conference, Ottawa, ON, May 28 – June 2, 2015.

Xu, Z., & Makos, A. (2015). Investigating the impact of a notification system on student behaviours in a discourse-intensive online course. Paper accepted to the Learning Analytics Conference, Poughkeepsie, NY, March, 2015.

Makos, A., Lee, K., & Zingaro, D. (2015). Facilitating student interaction through liking and linking tools in a computer-supported collaborative learning environment. Paper accepted to the American Education Research Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 16th – April 20th, 2014.

Makos, A., & Xu, Z. (2015). The Impact of a notification system on student behaviours in a collaborative online learning environment. Paper accepted to the American Education Research Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 16th – April 20th, 2014.

Makos, A., & Birch, H. (2014). “My Impact” tool: Increasing student productivity in online discussions by providing private access to their participation data. 25th Annual Edward F. Kelly Evaluation Conference Proceedings, Toronto, ON, November 7th, 2014.

Makos, A., & Hewitt, J. (2014, Sept.). The Like button: What a head-nod looks like in online collaborative discussions. Paper presentation at the Social Media and Society International Conference, Toronto, ON, September 27th– 28th, 2014.

Makos, A., MacKinnon, K., Wilton, L., Hewitt, J., Brett, C., Dahtoo, M., & Birch, H. (2014). Understanding the meaning and value of online metrics: How assessment analytics can be used to support and evaluate collaboration and community in online courses. Panel Presentation at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education Annual Conference, St. Catherines, ON, May 24th – 28th, 2014.

Makos, A., & Hewitt, J. (2014). How a like button acts as an acknowledgement in teacher education online collaborative discourse. Paper Presentation at the Canadian Society for Studies in Education Annual Conference, St. Catherines, ON, May 24th – 28th, 2014.

Makos, A., Zingaro, D., Oztok, M., & Hewitt, J. (2014). Examining the Qualities of Liked Notes versus Non-Liked Notes in a Collaborative Online Learning EnvironmentPoster presentation in the “Instructor-Student and Student-Student Interactions in Online Learning Environments” Session. American Education Research Association Annual Conference, April 3rd – April 7th, 2014. Philadelphia, PA. 

Demmans Epp, C., & Makos, A. (2013). Using simulated learners and simulated learning environments within a special education context. Paper presented at the Artificial Intelligence in Education 2013 Conference Workshop on Simulated Learners, Memphis, TN, July 9th – 13th, 2013.

Brett, C., & Makos, A. (2013, May). Pepper: An online community building educational tool. Presented at the EDTECH Workshop 2013 at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Engineering. May 28, 2013. Toronto, ON. View presentation slides

Makos, A., & Hewitt, J. (2013). Enhancing academic behaviour and personalizing student learning through the integration of an intelligent recommendation system in an online learning environment. Paper presentation at the Annual Dean’s Graduate Student Research Conference, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, March 21st and 22nd, 2013. Presentation date: March 22nd, 2013.

Makos, A., Oztok, M., Zingaro, D., & Hewitt, J. (2013). Use of a Like Button in a Collaborative Online Learning Environment. Poster presentation in the “Online Teaching and Learning Posters: Interaction and Collaboration; Social Media and Mobile Approaches” Session. American Education Research Association Annual Conference, April 26th – May 1st, 2013. Presentation. May 1st, 2013. San Francisco, CA. View poster

Oztok, M., Zingaro, D., Brett, C. Hewitt, J. & Makos, A. (2012). Towards understanding the relationship between social presence and social capital. Paper presented in “New Perspectives on the Community of Inquiry Framework” at the American Education Research Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 26th – May 1st, 2013. Presentation date: April 28th, 2013.

MacKinnon, K., Makos, A., & Harwood, C. (2012). Instructors’ experiences with supporting assessment and feedback in online courses that involve peer-to-peer discussion. Paper submitted, Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2013.

Multimedia

Makos, A., Singh, N., & Wang, Q. WorldlyMobile, a mobile application for Android platform (2014).

Makos, A., Dreezer, R., & Lau, C. EYEdentify: Learning Emotions, a mobile application for Android platform (2012).

Knappett, C. (2011). An archaeology of interaction: Network perspectives on material culture and society. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Makos, A. contributed illustrations to this publication)

Invited Talks and Workshops

Makos, A., Hewitt, J., & Brett, C. (2013, November). The Value of Social Media Use in Online Learning. Presented as a part of the Graduate Student-Led Talks Series hosted by the Education Commons at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. November 11, 2013. Toronto, ON. View presentation

Makos, A. (2013, September). Continuing Education Additional Qualification Instructors Workshop Keynote Address: What role do instructors have in online learning environments? Presented at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. September 21, 2013. Toronto, ON.

Brett, C., & Makos, A. (2013, August). Online Learning and Distance Education at the University of Toronto. Presented to Chinese delegates attending the at the Additional Qualifications program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. August 21, 2013. Toronto, ON.

Makos, A., Hewitt, J., Brett, C., Woodruff, E., Scardamalia, M. (2012). Forum on technology: What will schools look like in 25 years? Panel discussion at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, November 26, 2012.