Website of Joe Landsberger

The reward of one duty
is the power
to fulfill another.
George Eliot 1819 - 1880



Publications

2016: West End Neighbors (Beer Garden) Party
Booklet:
A retrospective of eight years, 140 gardens, and thousands of visitors to St. Paul's West Seventh Street neighborhoods as well as a history of West Seventh's breweries and beer gardens, 1854 - 1904.

2014: Featured in This Old House Magazine
on the occasion of 35 years restoring and renovating my Victorian house in Saint Paul. From an editor: "Thanks so much for your entry to This Old House’s Reader Remodel contest, and for sharing your inspiring story. …you so impressed the editors here, we’d love to feature you in an upcoming issue. I hope you’re still interested in sharing your story of hard work and perseverance with This Old House readers."

1995 - 2012: Study Guides and Strategies Website
Research and author of over 250 "guides" for students middle school through returning adult, as well as Website developer (CSS) and content editor. Traffic culminated in 2012 with over one million visitors per month in 39 language translations (by volunteer educators). Sold December 2012.

2012: CSPS125 Commemorative Program
on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the CSPS Hall, 383 Michigan Street, the oldest theater and national hall in Minnesota, and longest serving Sokol and Czech/Slovak Hall in the US. Contains 20 pages of history of the immigrant community since 1868.

2010: Dám Thay Đổi /Dare to Change
Co-authored with Nguyễn Đình Sơn (Tomson Nguyễn) with contributions and Vietnamese translations from my Study Guides and Strategies Website.

2009 -2011: Columnist, Pragyan, newsletter of Tinsukia College, Assam, India
bi-monthly column of translations in Assamese and Bengali of my Study Guides and Strategies Website.

2004- 2010: Editor, Open Directory Project, Berne, Switzerland

2000 – 2008: Tech Trends Columnist "E-Learning by Design"
Magazine for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Guest editor (Vol. 45, No. 5)--Annual Achievement Award

2006 - 2007: Researcher/author/developer
Developing learner-supportive courses and digital resources/learning objects.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU)

2006 - 2007: Author, Cẩm nang và chiến lược dành cho học tập
A print derivative translation of the Study Guides and Strategies website,
Alpha Book Co., Hanoi, Vietnam

2001 - 2003: Author/consultant
Researched and authored research-based strategies for K-12 teachers funded by the No Child Left Behind Act. Commonwealth Center for Instructional Technology and Learning (CCITL), Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling, University of Kentucky

2004: Co-author, co-editor, compiler
Gateway to a New World Building Čech and Slovak Communities in the West End
featuring Czech Slovak family immigrant stories into the West End of St. Paul Minnesota

1999 Web site co-author History of Romani Emigration from India
Discovered, translated with Xu Fie and Zhang Tianhong, and published research on Romani immigration into northwest People’s Republic of China (The Gypsy People in the Yuan Dynasty Luo Li Hui Hui by Yang ZhiJiu, Professor, Department of History, Nankai University)

1982 - 1987: Community Reporter, St. Paul, MN
Chair, Board Member, Production/Advertising Manager, reporter
expanded circulation (150%) and revenue (200%) of the non-profit community newspaper. 

Keynotes/presentations/
workshops/conferences

2012: Facebook journal on two-month, six country journey
researching development of online educational communities.

2000 - 2010: Flash Project Leader for Interactive Media (DHA 4384)
School of Design, University of Minnesota

April 16-17, 2009: Sokol de Paris: Paris, France.
Project to develop an Internet chat and play space for Sokol children around the world.

May 27-28, 2009: Google IO Developers conference
San Francisco, CA

June 26-29, 2007: Learning 2007: The Fourteenth International Conference on Learning, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Presentation: Developing and using digital resources in support of learners

April 23-25: 2007 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Information Technology Conference presentation: Developing and using digital resources in support of learners

October, 2007: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MNSCU),
Presentation: Developing courses and learning objects

June 26-28, 2006: University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, England
Developing Skills for Study in Higher Education:
Keynote and work shops; Developing and using digital learning support materials and learning objects

July 3-5, 2006: Higher Education Academy Conference
focusing on all aspects relating to enhancing the student learning experience, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, England

March 2006: Benefit for street children of Puebla, México
on the occasion of leaving the University of St. Thomas after 29.5 years

January 2005: Winter Institute For Learning Center Professionals
University of Texas at Austin, Texas. Keynote, mentor
University of Texas at Austin: Keynote, mentor: Developing digital learning support materials;

March 2005: Design Intensive: Buenos Aires (DHA 5196),
University of Minnesota & University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

May 2004: Classrooms of the Future Symposium X,
Macalester College, St. Paul, MN Keynote speaker Learner-centered learning

April 2004: The Center for Teaching and Learning and Instructional Technology, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Presentation The Study Guides Website: Developing and using digital learning support materials.

August 2003 Scuola Superiore G. Reiss Romoli
Summer 2003 Conference (SSGRR) Invited plenary address and co-presenter, sponsored by Italian Telecom Learning Services in L'Aquila, Italy. SSGRR is an international conference on advances in infrastructure for e-Business, e-Education, e-Science, e-Medicine, and mobile technologies on the Internet Presentation The Study Guides Website Crossing Institutional and Cultural Boundaries (Content, Development, Usage)

2002 - 2003: School of Continuing Education, University of St. Thomas
Workshops Keys to Effective Learning for adult learners; developing strategies for effective learning

April 2003: Higher education technology speaker series, University of St. Thomas
Presentations How do people find your web site? Writing for the Web.

January 2003: Bush Grant presentation, University of St. Thomas
Inquiry-based learning learner attributes (session presentation)

May 2002: Classrooms of the Future VIII Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Concept and mind mapping (session presentation)

May 2001: Classrooms of the Future VII Symposium
Managing Technology Projects (session presentation) A Road Map for Crossing the Digital Divide

November 2001: Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Developing a Technology Conference (session presentation) Annual International Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

November 2001: AETC-11/10/01 & COTF-5/23/02
Workshop Developing Departmental Web sites

1976 - 1996 大阪学院大学/Osaka Gakuin University, Osaka, Japan and the University of St. Thomas.
Developer/Instructor, English as a Second Language Program,  An intensive reading and writing course with stories developed on family immigrants to North & South America

Web development/Computer applications/Tools

Word processing, website development, desktop publishing, spreadsheet/database management including Microsoft Office Suite of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, FrontPage; Adobe/Macromedia suite of InDesign, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, and Acrobat; HTML. Facility with a broad range of international (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Chinese, Cyrillic) fonts.