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James E Osler

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Associate Professor, Educational Technology Program
(919) 530-7539
(919) 530-7681
2129 H. M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building


James Edward Osler II is an artist, has been a K–12 teacher, is an active researcher, an innovative technologist, and is currently a faculty member in the School of Education (SOE) at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). Osler is also the author of many influential refereed journal articles, books, and papers on topics as diverse as: 1.) applied educational science; 2.) inventive instructional design; 3.) empowering neuromathematics concepts; 4.) algorithmic online learning; 5.) innovative statistical methods; 6.) novel fields of learning; and 7.) ideal technology engineering. He is a licensed North Carolina (NC) Preacher, K–12 Art Educator, and Instructional Technology Specialist with a Technology Endorsement. Dr. Osler is also certified in digital literacy, research, and visual programming. He has served on multiple refereed journal review boards and has authored graduate-level degree and certificate programs. North Carolina State University (NCSU) has recognized him as one of its 100 Most Influential Black Alumni. He has received three of the highest and most respected honors at NCCU: “The Employee Recognition Award for Outstanding Service”; “The University Award for Teaching Excellence”, and the first “Chancellor’s Award for Innovation”. He is also the recent recipient of the 2017 IGI Global Outstanding Scholars Award.

Research Interests

Novel Statistical Metrics
Instructional Design Analytics
Distance Education Course Design and Measurement
Innovative Problem-Solving and Inventive Solutions
K-20 Teaching Efficacy
Interactive Courseware for Teaching and Learning
Community-Based Empowering Solutions
Preparation of Next Generation Research Professionals
Collaborative Faculty Research Design and Publication
E-Book Design, Interactivity, and Accessibility
Online and Standalone E-Portfolio Design and Engineering
Learner Self-Growth Measurement and Analysis
Engaging and Empowering Learning through Interactive Systems


EDD North Carolina State University 1996
MA North Carolina Central University 1991
BA North Carolina Central University 1990


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Selected Publications

1. Osler, J. E., & Mansaray, M. A. (2014). Educational Technology Assessment: Analyzing Online Psychometric Tests via the Trichotomy–Squared Advanced Statistical Analysis of Student Ratings of Instruction. Handbook of Research on Educational Technology Integration and Active Learning, 1.
2. Osler, J. E. (2014). Triostatistics: The Application of Innovative In–Depth Advanced Post Hoc Statistical Metrics for the Assessment and Analysis of Statistically Significant Tri–Squared Test Outcomes. Kentucky Journal of Excellence in College Teaching and Learning, 12.
3. Osler, J. E., & Mansaray, M. A. (2014). A Model for Determining Teaching Efficacy through the Use of Qualitative Single Subject Design, Student Learning Outcomes, and Associative Statistics. Journal on School Educational Technology, 10, 22-35.
4. Osler, J. E., & Mansaray, M. A. (2014). Journal on School Educational Technology. A Model for Determining Teaching Efficacy through the Use of Qualitative Single Subject Design, Student Learning Outcomes, and Associative Statistics, 10, 22-35.
5. Osler, J. E. (2014). Calculating Tri–Symmetrical Analytics: A Guide into the In–Depth Processes Associated with the Post Hoc Advanced Statistical Metrics Used to Determine the Value of Significant Tri–Squared Tests. Journal on Mathematics, 3, 14-26.
6. Osler, J. E. (2014). Tri–Center Analysis: Determining Measures of Trichotomous Central Tendency for the Parametric Analysis of Tri–Squared Test Results. Journal of Educational Technology, 11, 23-30.
7. Mutisya, P. M., & Osler, J. E., & Bitting, P. F., & Rotich, J. P. (2014). The Need for a Conceptual Framework for Leadership and Shared Governance between Faculty and Administrators. The International Journal of Process Education, 6, 43-52.
8. Osler, J. E., & Mansaray, M. A. (2013). The Application of Online Psychometric Tests: An Analysis of Student Ratings of Instruction (submitted). Journal on Educational Psychology.
9. Osler, J. E., & Mansaray, M. A. (2013). Applied Mathematical Statistical Modeling to Determine the Validity and Reliability of Independent Instructional Measures (submitted). Journal on Mathematics.
10. Osler, J. E. (2013). The Mathematics of the Tri–Squared Triangulation Algorithmic Model (submitted). Journal on Mathematics.
11. Osler, J. E. (2013). An Algorithmic Engineering Model for Application Testing Metrics (submitted). Journal on Software Engineering.
12. Osler, J. E., & Mutisya, P. M. (2013). A Tri–Squared Analysis to Establish the Need for a Statistical Framework for K–20 Faculty as Academic Leaders. Special Edition: “Instructional Technique and Technologies”. The Journal of Creative Education, 4.
13. Osler, J. E. (2013). Proximal Positive Parallel Notation: A Novel Method of Expressing Mathematical Complements, Collaborations, and Combinations. Journal on Mathematics, 2, 21-31.
14. Osler, J. E. (2013). Tri–Squared Mean Cross Comparative Analysis: An Advanced Post Hoc Qualitative and Quantitative Metric for a More In–Depth Examination of the Initial Research Outcomes of the Tri–Square Test. Journal of Educational Technology, 10, 35-41.
15. Davis, C. E., & Osler, J. E. (2013). Investigating Pre-Service Candidates’ Images of Mathematical Reasoning: An In–Depth Online Analysis of Common Core Mathematics Standards. Journal on School Educational Technology, 9, 29-39.
16. Osler, J. E., & Mansaray, M. A. (2013). Technology Engineering Online Learner Metrics to Analyze Instructional Efficacy. Journal of Educational Technology, 10, 43-59.
17. Osler, J. E. (2013). Transformational Research Engineering: Research Design Metrics for In–Depth and Empowering K–12 Teacher Professional Development. June–August Journal on School Educational Technology, 9.
18. Osler, J. E., & Russell, S. (2013). An Investigation on the Impact of the Socio–Psychological Effects of Teacher Disposition on the Academic Performance of Students in a Diversely Populated Elementary School. May–July Journal on Educational Psychology, 7.
19. Osler, J. E. (2013). The Triangulation Algorithmic: A Transformative Function for Designing and Deploying Effective Educational Technology Assessment Instruments. April–June Journal of Educational Technology, 10.
20. Osler, J. E. (2013). Algorithmic Triangulation Metrics for Innovative Data Transformation: Defining the Application Process of the Tri–Squared Test. April–June Journal on Mathematics, 2.
21. Osler, J. E., & Waden, C. (2013). Determining the Outcomes of an Innovative Solution for At Risk Students: Using Tri–Squared Statistical Analysis to Verify the Impact of Ninth Grade Freshman Academies, Centers, and Center Models upon Minority Student Retention and Achievement. March–May Journal on School Educational Technology, 8.
22. Osler, J. E. (2013). The Psychological Efficacy of Education as a Science through Personal, Professional, and Contextual Inquiry of the Affective Learning Domain. February–April Journal on Educational Psychology, 6.
23. Osler, J. E. (2013). The Psychometrics of Educational Science: Designing Trichotomous Inventive Investigative Instruments for Qualitative and Quantitative for Inquiry. December–February Journal on Educational Psychology, 8.
24. Osler, J. E., & Waden, C. (2012). Using Innovative Technical Solutions as an Intervention for at Risk Students: A Meta–Cognitive Statistical Analysis to Determine the Impact of Ninth Grade Freshman Academies, Centers, and Center Models Upon Minority Student Retention and Achievement. iManager’s Journal on School Educational Technology, 8, 11-23.
25. Osler, J. E. (2012). Interactive Statistics Methods. Interactive Statistics Methods, 1, 1-472.
26. Osler, J. E. (2012). Introducing: Trichotomy–Squared – A Novel Mixed Methods Test and Research Procedure Designed to Analyze, Transform, and Compare Qualitative and Quantitative Data for Education Scientists Who are Administrators, Practitioners, Teachers, and Technologists. iManager’s Journal on Mathematics, 1, 23-32.
27. Osler, J. E., & Hollowell, G. P., & Nichols, S. M. (2012). Technology Engineering in Science Education: Where Instructional Challenges Interface Nonconforming Productivity to Increase Retention, Enhance Transfer, and Maximize Student Learning. iManager’s Journal of Educational Technology, 9, 31-39.
28. Osler, J. E., & Bull, P. H., & Eaton, D. (2012). Dynamic Educational Collaboration between University and High School Faculty Promoting Partnership in Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century. iManager’s Journal on Educational Technology, 7, 34-48.
29. Osler, J. E. (2010). INFOMETRICS: The Systemic Strategic Practice of Empowerment through the Creation of an Ideal Learning Environment via Optimal Instruction . Book, 1-304.
30. Osler, J. E. (2010). TECHTONICS: Optimal Learning via Instructional Solutions Developed through the Methodology of Technology Engineering . Book, 1-300.
31. Osler, J. E. (2010). INNOVATA: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia and Dictionary of the Terminology of the Science of Innovation . Book, 1-344.
32. Osler, J. E. (2010). TRIOMETRY: The Mathematical Process of Measuring Three Dimensional Order Using Infometrics and Perspectology. , Book, 1-290.
33. Osler, J. E. (2010). INTERACTIVE INFORMATIVE INQUIRY: The Process of Investigating the Ergonomic Ideation of Technology Engineering and Optimal Instruction. Book, 1-255.
34. Osler, J. E. (2010). The Metagraphic User Interface Digital Learning Laboratory ©. E-Book, 1-33.
35. Osler, J. E. (2010). The Advanced Interactive Interelectronic Inventory Ideation Laboratory ©. E-Book, 1-46.
36. Osler, J. E. (2010). The Vision Finder ™ ©: The Handheld Edition . Book, 1, 1-178.
37. Osler, J. E. (2010). Simply Statistics ™ © the Hardcover Handheld Edition. Book, 1-468.
38. Osler, J. E. (2010). VISUALUS Visioneering Volumetrically: The Mathematics of the Innovative Problem–Solving Model of Inventive Instructional Design. Book, 1-302.
39. Osler, J. E. (2010). PERCEPTOLOGY: The Science of Comprehension that is Universal Instructional Design through Visualus, Metacognetic Mechanics, Technology Engineering, and Optimal Instruction . Book, 1-274.
40. Osler, J. E. (2010). TRIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS: The Three Dimensional Analytics of Visualus Solution Metrics . Book, 1-218.
41. Osler, J. E. (2009). Simply Statistics ™ © the Handheld Edition. Simply Statistics ™ © the Handheld Edition, 1, 1-468.
42. Osler, J. E., & Hollowell, G. P., & Palmer, C. (2008). Technology Engineering Science Instruction in the Information Age: Integrating Instructional Technology in K12 Education . iManager’s Journal on School Educational Technology, 4, 12-17.
43. Osler, J. E. (2008). Technology Engineering Educational Solutions for the Hurricane Katrina Region. The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: Educating Traumatized Children PreK through College, 104-120.
44. Osler, J. E. (2008). Simply Statistics . Simply Statistics, 1, 1-447.
45. Osler, J. E. (2008). The Vision Finder ™ ©: An Assessment Designed to Determine Purpose and Fulfill Destiny by Unlocking Unlimited Potential.. The Vision Finder ™ ©, 1, 1-64.
46. Osler, J. E. (2008). An Introduction to The Vision Finder ™ ©: An Interactive E-Book on DVD.. An Introduction to The Vision Finder ™ ©: An Interactive E-Book., 1, 1-70.
47. Osler, J. E. (2006). Technology Engineering: A Paradigm Shift to Promote Academic Freedom In The Information Age. 2006 South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society Yearbook .
48. Osler, J. E. (2004). The Crisis: Classroom Culture, Identifying and Analyzing Seven Factors That Disable An Effective Collegiate Teaching Methodology. A Long Way to Go: Conversations About Race By African American Faculty and Graduate Students, 141-151.
49. Bull, P. H., & Eaton, D. B., & Osler, J. E. (2004). Faculty Technology Development and Integration: Perceptions of HBCU School of Education Faculty to Technology Integration and Faculty Technology Development. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference, 1, 1986-1991.
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