Geoffrey Z. Kucera

University of Hawaii, Dept. of Educational Technology
1776 University Avenue - Wist 232, Honolulu, HI 96822
Bus (808) 956-7671 FAX (808) 956-3905



Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1968
Communications, Sociology
Dissertation: Broadcasting in Africa - A Study of Belgian, British and French Colonial Policies

M.A. University of Florida, 1960
Education (Secondary & Junior College Curriculum), Communications Thesis: Television in New Zealand Education.

B.Sc. University of Florida, 1959 (Summa cum laude) Communications, Education


University of Hawaii Professor & Chair, Educational Technology, 1973 - present
Associate Professor and Chair, Educational Communications and Technology, 1969 - 1973
Assistant Professor, Educational Communications and Technology, 1966 - 1969
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, 1965 - 1966 University of Denver
Assistant Professor, Mass Communications, University of Denver, 1962 - 1965 Michigan State University
Teaching Assistant, Communications Arts, Michigan State University, 1960 - 1962 University of Florida
Instructor, Communications, University of Florida, 1959 - 1960


Earlier position included work as a newspaper reporter in former Czechoslovakia and in New Zealand, as magazine editor in New Zealand, and as producer/director of educational television programs in the United States.


Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT); national legislative committee member, 1974-1978 Hawaii Telecommunications Association (HTCA); education committee member, 1989-1990


Technology product evaluation; computer use in education; quantitative methodologies in research on technology usage.


a. Published

Kucera, G. (1998). "Educational Technology Program at UH-Manoa: A Historical Perspective," Educational Perspectives, Vol. 31, No.2 (3 &emdash; 7).

Ho, C. & Kucera, G. (1988). "Interactive Video" Encyclopedia of Educational Media, Communications and Technoloqy (2nd Ed.), New York, Greenwood Press.

Kucera, G. & Balthazar, L. (1986). Accessing Statistical Programs on WYLBUR: Instructional Manual. Honolulu, Data-Write Publications, 1986.

Kucera, G. (1976). Mini-Statistics for Education and Communications. By author, 236 pages.

b. Other scholarly writings (completed)

Kucera, G. (1999). Writing of Research Proposals and Reports: A Mini-Guide for EdTech Students (10th Ed.). 50 pages.

Kucera, G. (1999).

c. Checklists and Related Handouts

Kucera, G. (1998). Nominal and Ordinal Data Analysis of k-Sample Cases.

Kucera, G. (1998). K-Sample Analysis of Interval Data.

Kucera, G. (1998). Reporting of Research Findings. 13 pages.

Kucera, G. (1998). Working with SPSS ® 8.0 for Windows®

Kucera, G. (1998). Statistical Procedures of the SPSS®8.0 for Windows®.

Kucera, G. (1998). Data Collection Techniques and Instruments.

Kucera, G. (1997) Statistical Tests for One-Sample Cases.

Kucera, G. (1997). Statistical Tests for Two-sample Cases.

Kucera, G. (1997). Measures of Correlation.

Kucera, G. (1996). Research Design.

Kucera, G. (1996). Validity and Reliability in Research.

Kucera, G. (1990- ). The Why's and Wherefore's of the GRE Expectations (for admission to graduate program in Educational Technology). (Annual updates).

Kucera, G. (1990- ). The Why's and Wherefore's of the TOEFL Requirements (for admission to graduate program in Educational Technology). (Annual updates).

Kucera, G. (1995).Basic Statistical Terminology: A Narrative Glossary

Kucera, G. and Kucera, Nadia R (1994). Computer Security . (Comprehensive treatment of issues covering accessibility, protection against theft, fire and natural disasters, power protection and temperature and humidity control of hardware, as well as protection of software from theft, unauthorized use, and illegal copying, maintaining software and data integrity, and understanding of and guarding against computer viruses. Also covered are computer insurance basics, establishing and implementing security measures, and taking preventive measures.)

Kucera, G. (1994).Probability and Theoretical Probability Distributions (Basic concepts underlying statistical testing.)

Kucera, G. (1974).Utilization of Television in the Classroom.

Kucera, G. (1970). The Research Basis for Learning through Television.

d. In progress

Ouantitatitive Research: Procedures and Form of Testing for Significance. (Explanation of the purposes of statistical testing, and guide to research problem (question) statement, to formulating appropriate hypotheses and to the selection of appropriate tests.)

Selection and Examples of Statistical Tests. (A guide to test selection, exemplified by 29 educational research situations, with fully-developed step-by-step procedures and manual and computer-based calculations of parametric and non-parametric statistical tests.)

Understanding and Usage of Selected Statistical Tables (Seventeen statistical tables, each with easy-to-understand explanation of its content and proper usage.)

e. In planning stage

Evaluating Technology ProductsPrinting Technologies"... through the medium of senses": Relevance of Comenius to Educational Technology


Gifted Children Computer Networking Project - Principal Investigator, Grant from the Cottington Trust for Gifted Children - in cooperation with the Red Hill Elementary School (January 1989 - May 1993).

Distance Learning-Technology Project Advisory Council (State of Hawaii, Department of Education) member: 1987 - 1990.

Education Access Advisory Group, 'OLELO: The Corporation for Community Television - member: 1989 - 1991.

Developing Critical Thinking Skills Using Data-based Management Apple Computer Grant to Likelike School (Ted Nishijo, Principal Investigator) - Evaluator: 1985 - 1987.

Waikiki Aquarium's projects in developing educational materials (Les Murakami, Principal Investigator) - Consultant: 1984-1986.

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