Pat has been interested in the technological impacts on learning for the past 20 years, the last 10 of which she was Principal Investigator for NatureShift, a U.S. Department of Education Technology Innovation Challenge Grant, and Project Director for Hawaii Networked Learning Communities, a National Science Foundation Rural Systemic Initiative grant for the Hawaii Program of Education. Both grants researched technology integration into teacher professional development and curriculum development in science, mathematics, and social studies for rurally isolated, culturally rich schools from the Northern plains states to the six Hawaiian Islands. Pat worked with teachers in developing applications and curriculum for innovative technologies in the classroom. She has taught high school for six years, several university education courses, and published a small town newspaper in Northern California.
Pat recently completed her Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences (CIS) at the University of Hawaii (graduation: May, 2009). The program is an interdisciplinary program and Pat chose emphases in Human Computer Interactions (HCI), Library Information Sciences, and Communications Policy. Her personal research interests are on technology innovations in teaching and learning, cultural impacts in learning, and computer supported collaborative learning environments.
- Donohue, PJ (2009) Cooperative groups in practice: An analysis of affect and productivity in group interactions, a dissertation submitted for the degree Doctor of Philosophy, Communications and Information Sciences, University of Hawai`i.
- Donohue, P (2006 accepted paper, unpublished): Mapping features from student-computer interaction that foster concept learning, Doctoral Student Consortium, International Conference on Computer-using Educators, ICCE, 2006, Beijing, China.
- Donohue, P. (2006). Limits of technology in teaching students effective learning strategies. In T. Reeves & S. Yamashita (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (pp. 1928-1932). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
- Donohue, P., Landry, R., Batson, A. & Hess, C. (2003). Linking Learning to Life: A 5-Year Implementation in Technology Education Innovation. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2003 (pp. 1698-1701). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
- Donohue, P. (2002). Learning Virtually - by Design. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (p. 2112). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
- Donohue, P. & Hoover, J. (2002). The Assessment of Higher-Order Thinking Skills in a Web-based Distance Learning Project. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (pp. 947-948). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
- Donohue, P. & Ison, C. (2001). Real-time Learning in a Virtual World. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (pp. 2701-2705). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
- Jan 07 Co-presenter, “Mapping computer-to-student conversation for learning,” Human-Agent Interaction: Integrating Humans with Intelligent Technologies Symposium, 40th Hawaii International Conference on the System Sciences, Waikoloa, HI
- Feb 07 Paper presentation, "Effects of conversation and the graphing calculator on individual and group Learning of quadratics" Hawaii Educational Research Association (HERA) 2006, Honolulu, HI
- Oct 06 Paper presentation, “Limits of technology in teaching students effective learning strategies,” Best Practices Session, E-LEARN 2006, an Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) conference, Honolulu, HI