Fred T. Hofstetter
I am a Professor of Education specializing in Educational Technology at the University of Delaware.
I have been developing multimedia tools and techniques since 1970.
My career goal is to help make multimedia easy enough for everyone to become
a creator, not just a consumer, of multimedia. Recently, I have been developing
a Web-based educational environment called Serf
that makes it possible to create, deliver, communicate, and assess multimedia
course content over the Web.
résumé summarizes my life's work according to the following
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Doctor of Philosophy, Music Theory, The Ohio State University, August,
Dissertation: A Quantitative Method for the Study of Musical Style
Applied to Differences and Similarities in the Use of Melodic Intervals
During the Mid-Nineteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries.
Master of Arts, Music Theory, The Ohio State University, August, 1971
Bachelor of Arts, Music Education, Saint Joseph's College, May, 1970
Specialties include Multimedia, Internetworking, Java, Music, Educational
Design, Higher Education, Sakai, Canvas, Google Sites, Objective C, Swift, eBook Authoring, MIDI, Ear-Training, and Mountain Biking.
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Positions I Have Held
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- 1995: Full Professor of Education, University of Delaware, 1995 to present
- 1994: Director, Instructional Technology Center, University of Delaware, 1994-98
- 1991: Associate Provost and Director, Instructional Technology Center, University of Delaware, 1991-94
- 1988: Associate Provost for Academic Computing and Instructional Technology, University of Delaware, 1988-91
- 1986: Assistant Provost and Director, Office of Instructional Technology, University of Delaware, 1986-88
- 1984: Full Professor, Music Theory, University of Delaware, 1984 to present
- 1980: Director, Office of Computer-Based Instruction, University of Delaware, 1980-86
- 1979: Associate Professor, Music Theory, University of Delaware, 1979-84
- 1975: Director, Delaware PLATO Project, 1975-80
- 1974: Assistant Professor, Music Theory, University of Delaware, 1974-79
- 1970: University Fellow, Music Theory, The Ohio State University, 1970-74
Primary Grants and Awards
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- 2016: CT Faculty Member in the NSF Project, Infusing Computational Thinking into General Education. Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) grant awarded by the National Science Foundation to PI Lori Pollock and Co-PIs Chrystalla Mouza, Kevin Guidry, and Kathleen Pusecker.
- 2015: IES grant extension, with PI David Coker, to create a generizable version of the app created for the IES literacy grant.
- 2012: Title II grant, with PI Chrystalla Mouza, to revise and teach an iPad Institute for Teacher Professional Development.
- 2012: IES grant, with PI David Coker, to develop a classroom observation iPad app for use by Coker's team investigating the impact of classroom instruction and literacy skills on writing achievement in
reading and writing.
- 2011: Title II grant, with PI Chrystalla Mouza, to create an iPad Institute for Teacher Professional Development.
- 2009: ePortfolio Grant, with Doug Archbald, to create an Educational Leadership Portfolio (ELP) framework using Sakai.
- 2008: Honorable Mention, International Teaching with Sakai Innovation Award.
- 2006: UCEA Applied Research award, with Jim Broomall and Penny Merena, for her EPP doctoral thesis.
- 2004: CHEP grant with Dr. Chrystalla Mouza to design a video case-based strategy for teacher preparation in technology
- 2001: DOE/OSEP/AIR grant to design a virtual community for sharing ideas,
knowledge, and experiences with a national network of technology innovators
- 1999: FIPSE grant to create a Web-based career counseling environment called ACCESS
- 1997: PBS grant to create a TeleWEBcourse entitled Internet Literacy
- 1991: Department of Education FIPSE grant for the GUIDO Music Learning System
- 1991: IBM Multimedia Partnership grant to provide training and multimedia development services in the northeast corridor
- 1989: Digital Equipment Corporation Grant to produce Introduction to
Statistics, winner of the EDUCOM/NCRIPTAL Best Tutorial award
- 1987: Composite materials partnership grant with DuPont and the State of Delaware
- 1986: Gold CINDY Award for Best Videodisc, University of Delaware Videodisc
Music Series, produced under a grant from the National Endowment for
- 1986: Experimental station partnership grant with DuPont and the State of Delaware
- 1982: Atari grant for the AtariMusic Learning Series
- 1981: Control Data Corporation grant for the Lower Division Engineering Curriculum
- 1979: Emergency School Aid Act grant to reduce minority group isolation
in New Castle County
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- 1967: Phi Eta Sigma
- 1969: Delta Epsilon Sigma
- 1970: Pi Kappa Lambda
- 1977: Outstanding Young Men of America
- 1977: Elected a Fellow of Saint Joseph's College
- 1978: Best Paper, Music Educators National Conference
- 1981: Who's Who in the East
- 1983: Who's Who in American Music
- 1984: Elected the 1984 Dean Lecturer
- 1986: Who's Who in Technology
- 1986: Elected an ADCIS Fellow
- 1988: Elected an IBM Consulting Scholar
- 1991: EDUCOM Joe Wyatt Challenge Success Story
- 1998: NUCEA 1998 Credit Program of Excellence Award
- 2000: Distinguished Faculty Award, School of Education
- 2004: Pioneer Award in Distance Education, UD Online
- "The Nationalistic Fingerprint in Nineteenth-century Romantic Chamber Music,"
and the Humanities, 13 (1979), 105-119. Computer software that recognizes
the nationalities of composers based on encoding habits.
- The GUIDO Ear-Training System: Intervals, Melodies, Chords, Harmonies,
and Rhythms (Bellingham: Temporal Acuity Products). A series of research
papers regarding this system appeared in refereed music journals from 1975
- "A Model for Administering Computer-Based Education," Proceedings of
the Third World Conference on Computers in Education, July 27-31, 1981,
Lausanne, Switzerland, 641-648.
- "Computer-Based Instruction: Roots, Origins, Applications, Benefits, Features,
Systems, Trends, and Issues," Proceedings of the 1981 International
Sales Meeting of the Digital Equipment Corporation, November 10-12,
1981, pp. 1-45; ERIC Document 231 343.
- AtariMusic I: Lines and Spaces, Clefs, Ledger Lines, the Grand Staff, Whole
Steps, and Half Steps (San Jose:Atari, Inc., 1983).
- AtariMusic II: Major Scales, Key Signatures, and Hearing Scalewise Melodies
(San Jose: Atari, Inc., 1983).
- "Perspectives on a Decade of Computer-Based Instruction," Journal of
Computer-Based Instruction, 12 (Winter, 1985), 1-7.
- Making Music on Micros: A Musical Approach to Computer Programming
(New York: Random House, 1985), includes textbook and floppy disk. Reviewed
by William R. Higgins in The American Music Teacher (March/April,
- The University of Delaware Videodisc Music Series. Two-volume instructor
guide and four double-sided videodiscs. Newark: University of Delaware
Office of Instructional Technology, 1986. Reviewed by Robert W. Placek
in the Music Educators Journal (May, 1987), pp. 22-24.
- Computer Literacy for Musicians. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall,
- The IBM Music Feature: A Primer. Austin: IBM Corp., 1988.
- "PODIUM: Presentation Overlay Display for Interactive Uses of Media," Academic
Computing (November, 1989), pp. 10-13, 48-50.
- AVC PODIUM, Hypermedia software for the IBM Audio Visual Connection.
Newark: University of Delaware, 1990.
- PODIUM for DOS or Windows. Milford: IBM Corporation, 1991.
- "Institutional Support for Improving Instruction with Multimedia," EDUCOM
Review (January/February 1992), pp. 27-30.
- "Making Multimedia Possible Through Word Processing," IBM Higher Education
Supplement to T.H.E. Journal (March 1992), pp. 38-39.
- "DVI Authoring: A Tutorial for Teachers," T.H.E. Journal (October
1992), pp. 85-86.
- PODIUM for Presentation Manager. Atlanta: IBM Corporation, 1992.
- "Multi Multimedia," T.H.E. Journal (February 1993), Guest Editorial,
- "Design and Construction of a Multimedia Technology Cart for Secure, Efficient,
and Cost-Conscious Classroom Use." Tech Trends (March, 1993), 22-24.
- PODIUM for Windows. Newark: University of Delaware, 1993; marketed
worldwide by several distributors.
- Multimedia Presentation Technology. Textbook and CD-ROM combination.
Belmont: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1994.
- "Is Multimedia The Next Literacy?" Educators' Tech Exchange (Winter
1994), Feature Article, pp. 6-12.
- "Multimedia Patent and Copyright Issues: The Need for Lawmakers to be Multimedia
Literate," What's Fair? A Report on the Proceedings of the National
Conference on Educational Fair Access and the Media (June 1994), Keynote
Address, pp. 13-18.
- "Multimedia Tips & Techniques," Multimedia Solutions (January/February
1994), Expert Viewpoint, pp. 30-31.
- "Patenting Sunlight and Other Foolishness in a Brave New Multimedia World,"
Perspectives (September/October 1994), pp. 27-30.
- Multimedia Literacy. Textbook and CD-ROM combination. New York:
McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 1995.
- Multimedia Literacy. Japanese Translation. Textbook and CD-ROM combination.
Tokyo: ITEC, 1996.
- "Redefining the College Music Infrastructure," College Music Society
Newsletter (January 1996), 1-4.
- Multimedia Literacy. Second Edition. Textbook and CD-ROM combination.
New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 1997.
- Internet Literacy, the First PBS TeleWEBcourse. PBS Agenda
(Fall/Winter 1997-98), 12-13.
- Internet Literacy. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998.
- Internet Literacy CD-ROM. Washington, DC: PBS Adult
Learning Service, 1997.
- Serf's Up! Teaching and Learning with Serf: Your Servant on
the Internet. 1997 AACRAO Proceedings, 123-135.
- What It's Like to Create and Teach a TeleWEBcourse with Serf. PBS
Agenda (Spring/Summer 1998), 6-9.
- Serf Authoring Tutorial. Washington, DC: PBS Adult Learning
- Three waves of Serf, a Web-based teaching and learning environment. College
& University Media Review (Fall, 1999), 99-123. Available from
- Serf 3.0. Newark, DE: Serfsoft Corporation, 2000. Available from
- Internet Literacy. Second Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001.
- Multimedia Literacy. Third Edition. Textbook and CD-ROM combination.
New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 2001. ISBN 0-07-238440-9.
- The Future's Future: Implications of Emerging Technology for Special Education
Program Planning. Journal of Special Education Technology (Fall
2001), 16 (4), 7-13.
- Internet Literacy. Third Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003.
- Advanced Web Design. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2003.
- Internet Technologies at Work. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004. ISBN 0-07-222999-3.
- Internet Literacy. Fourth Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005. ISBN 0-07-226061-0.
- Back to the Future of Educational Technology. Michael Allen's 2008 e-Learning Annual, 59-80. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons, 2008. ISBN 978-0-7879-8743-5.
- Creating Webs with Google Sites. Video tutorial series. Retrieved 31 December 2010 from http://www.udel.edu/edtech/video/google. Contains the following videos: