Book Chapter

Sum, Brenda. (1998). Chapter 1. Introduction to Communication Skills. In Sng, C.T., & Chew, S.C. (Ed.). Communication Skills. Singapore: Simon & Schuster. (Brenda Sum – maiden name used in Singapore professionally.)


Blog Posts

Kreher, Y.W. (2015, December 2). In Perth Again, Virtually: ASCILITE 2015. [Guest blog post] Retrievable from

Kreher, Y. W. (2015, November 3). Inclusive design: It’s not all or nothing. [Guest blog post] Retrievable from

Kreher, Y. W. (2015, May 19). There’s a place for us. [Guest blog post] EdConteXts, retrievable from

Published Media

SkyTutor Secondary 1 English Series. (1997). (Published Commercial Media Title 5 CDROMs).  Singapore: SkyMedia PL.


Unpublished Media

Self-directed learning CDROM created using Authorware for Central Baptist Church, Syracuse, NY, Training of New Nursery Workers, Aug-Dec 2004; implemented Feb 2005.


Unpublished Dissertation

Kreher, Y. W. (2013). Crossing from hearing to deaf worlds: Hearing border crossers as participatory designers in healthcare instruction. Abstract:


Refereed Papers & Presentations
National & International

Kreher, Y. W.,  Anamuah-Mensah, S.  & Kincannon, J. (2015). When graduate students become online instructors: A first-time online instructor’s teaching toolbox. Presentation at 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium 2015, April 22-24, 2015, Dallas, Texas.

Webb, L. & Kreher, Y. W. (2014). Critical conversations: Reviewing the Community of Inquiry framework in online course design. 2014 Association on Higher Ed and Disability Conference, Sacramento, CA. (Under review,  not accepted).

Kreher, Y. W. (2014). Educating healthcare professionals to work with deaf people.  Panel presentation at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Baltimore, MD. (Unavailable to present).

Kreher, Y. W. (2014). Innovating healthcare instruction: Integrating cross-cultural strategies in a F2F and open online course. Roundtable discussion for 2014 AERA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (Paper in 2014 AERA repository).

Kreher, Y. W. (2013, November 7). Healthcare professionals as border-crossers: Integrating cross-cultural strategies into healthcare instruction. Interactive poster for SIETAR-USA Annual Conference, Arlington, VA.

Reid, C., Webb, L., Washington, Y., Kreher, Y. W. & Edwards, P.  (2013). Counseling services and education in the digital age: Are we unintentionally excluding people with disabilities? Proposal submitted for 2014 American Counseling Association Conference. (Submitted, not accepted).

Kreher, Y. W. & Webb, L. (2013). COI + UDL: Designing utopia in online learning. Presentation accepted for 2013 Sloan Consortium International Conference, November 20-22, 2013, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Webb, L., Edwards, P. & Kreher, Y. W.  (2013). Simulating the experience of online learning for a student with physical and/or sensory disabilities. Presentation accepted for 2013 Sloan Consortium International Conference, November 20-22, 2013, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Kincannon, J., Huebner, J. & Kreher, Y. W. (2013). Direct from the source: Faculty learning community perspectives on blended course development. 10th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop. July 8-9, 2013. Milwaukee, WI.

Kreher, Y. W. (2010). Creativity in structured learning environments: A case study of a community of student knowledge producers. Concurrent session. AECT 2010 Annual Conference, October 26-30, 2010, Anaheim, CA.

Lu, Liangyue, Kreher, Y. W. & Lei, J. (2010). Learning by design: Technology preparation for preservice teachers. Paper accepted by Division K – Teaching and Teacher Education / Section 7. AERA 2010 Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

Kreher, Y. W. (2009). Designing for digital excellence, entrepreneurship and sustainability: A pilot ICT afterschool program for inner city middle school students. Reflective paper and poster presented at the AECT 2009 Annual Conference, October 27-31, 2009, Louisville, KY.

Kreher, Y. W. (2008). The affordances of synchronous web conferencing technology for research-focused universities: A pilot study. Paper presented at the 2008 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education’s Ed-Media World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, June 30-July 4, 2008, Vienna, Austria.

Sum, Brenda & Chan-Tan,Yuek Wee. (1998). Asia-Pacific Sub-regional Conference Presentation, ‘Singapore ONE (One Network for Everyone)‘ at ‘Interactive Instructional Materials Development on CD-ROM and for Use on Web’ Training Conference, April 5 – 18, 1998, Chiang Mai, Thailand, organized by Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education in collaboration with the Dept of Technical & Economic Cooperation(DTEC) and Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation(CFTC), UK.
(Note: Brenda Sum was the name I used in Singapore professionally.)


Regional & Local

Edwards, P., Webb, L. & Kreher, Y. W. (2013). Simulating the experience of online learning as a student with physical and/or sensory disabilities. Concurrent session. Virginia Commonwealth University Online Learning Summit, May 14, 2013. 

Kreher, Y. W. (2013, May 8). Campaign for Deaf Access: Research update. Syracuse University, Open House, Jacquet Education Commons, Huntington Hall. Poster presentation.

Kreher, Y. W. (Nov. 13, 2009). Syracuse University, Instructional Design, Development & Evaluation (IDD&E) Brown Bag Seminar Presentation,  12-1.30 pm. Student interactions with digital Video: A pilot ICT afterschool program.

Kreher, Y. W. (2008). What are the best ways to ensure the quality of an evaluation study? Paper presented at Edward F. Kelly Regional Evaluation Conference, March 27, 2009, State University of New York at Albany.

Invited Speaker & Outreach

Invited speaker, The Dissertation Experience, EDU 815/SOC 812 Advanced Seminar in Qualitative Research, Tuesday March 20, 2012. (Instructor: Marjorie DeVault, Ph.D.)Guest panel speaker, Cross-Cultural Experiences, (Instructor: Ardyth Watson) SED 522 The Study of Social Studies, February 3, 2010.

Kreher, Y. W. Introduction to Blackboard. All-University Teaching Assistants’ Orientation, Syracuse University, two concurrent sessions, Aug 15, 2008.

Kreher, Y. W. & Morrison, M., co-presenters at the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Orientation, organized by the Graduate School, Syracuse University, Distinguishing Novelty from Usefulness: Good Uses of Technology in Classroom Teaching. Aug 14, 2008.

Kreher, Y. W. & Morrison, M., co-presenters at the 17th Annual Future Professoriate Program/Preparing Future Faculty 2008 Minnowbrook Conference organized by The Graduate School of SU from May 14-16. Co-taught three sessions, Blogging as a Teaching Tool (2 concurrent sessions), and Use of Media in Classroom Teaching (1 session), and participated in the various interdisciplinary and interinstitutional discussions and activities with the graduate students, colleagues and faculty from SU, LeMoyne, and SUNY colleges.

Kreher, Y. W. & Morrison, M., Technology-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education, co-guest presenters, School of Education’s graduate class on Higher Education, HED.849.Seminar in College Instruction, on April 21, 2008.

Kreher, Y. W. & Morrison, M., Electronic Portfolios Using OSP-Sakai, and Electronic Teaching Tools, Future Professoriate Program (FPP) Minnowbrook Conference, spring 2007.

Kreher, Y. W., co-presenter with Aggie Kwiatkowska, The Digital You: Electronic Portfolio Workshop, Syracuse University, Professional Development Program of the Graduate School, Wed. Jan 30, 2008, 9:30 – 10:30 AM, Hinds Hall 013.

Kreher, Y. W. Faculty Development Program Focus Series, Blogging with Blogger, Wed April 11, 2007; Social Bookmarking: Tools to Manage and Leverage Web Resources, April 18, 2006; Motivating Learners with PowerPoint Quizzes, Nov 14, 2005, and spring 2006

E*LIT 2006, Enriching Literacy through Information Technology, (intended to help K12 students in New York State and beyond understand the synergy between technology and literacy), organized by Syracuse University’s Center for Digital Literacy. Role: Created Pre-Award Presentation Slides showcasing featured artist, Joanne Shenandoah, and award winners; and video-recording of awards show on April 28, 2006.

E*LIT 2006, Enriching Literacy through Information Technology