Amando R Boncales, BA, RBP, GCDE, MSEd, MA, GCMS, PhDc.
Full Professor of Practice
Department of Blockchain Studies, Program Chair.
Registered Blockchain Professional
Continuing & Professional Studies Faculty Member
Program & Courses Developed and/or Taught
CSc Blockchain Studies
CSc Decentralized Applications
CSc Cryptocurrency Analytics
CSc Smart Contract
Collective imagination is something I see as essential to the human experience. After all, we humans are equally imaginative, creative, and social. We want to explore and discover, but we want to do it together.
I believe our common aspirations, goals, and experiences will guide the movement and advancement of “decentralized technology” in the blockchain environment. As a blockchain evangelist, my goal is to deliver, through Althash Blockchain and Htmlcoin, innovative distributed ledger-based products and services.
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Instructional Technology at Northern Illinois University. I have completed the defense of my dissertation and am currently engaged in the revision process.
International Exchange Alumn of U.S. Department of State, 2006
Ph.D. Instructional Technology, (Mobile Technology in Higher Education) May 2020, Northern Illinois University.
M.S.Ed Instructional Technology, (Learning Management System) December 2012, Northern Illinois University.
M.A. History, (US Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia) May 2013, Northern Illinois University.
GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
Registered Blockchain Professional, August 2021, International Coiuncil of Registered Blockchain Professionals.
Graduate Certificate in Distance Education, May 2015, Northern Illinois University.
Google Online Professional, July 2014, Google Web Academy.
Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies, December 2009, Northern Illinois University.
Graduate Concentration on Southeast Asian Studies, December 2013, Northern Illinois University.
CRYPTOCURRENCY & BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY
ALTHASH BLOCKCHAIN – March 2014, Aims to be the preferred cryptocurrency for business transactions and in various monetary communities of the world by tapping the potentials of blockchain technology and to provide the teeming technology users with a fast, reliable and flexible medium of exchange.
COURSE DEVELOPED ONLINE
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - Identify key common clinical signs and symptoms of IPF; Define IPF from an epidemiological, pathophysiological and histological viewpoint; Demonstrate pulmonary tests including Spirometry, 6MW & HRCT; and List potential "road blocks" in the accurate evaluation of IPF.
23rd Annual Assembly of the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, 2015 - Identify the primary reasons for dyspnea related to COPD; and Ascertain the ideal patient for LVRS.
A Case-Based Review of Cutting-Edge Critical Care: What's Happened Since You Left Fellowships (Maintenance of Certification eligible) - Learn massive transfusion, modern hemodynamic monitoring, care of the obese patient, endocrine and metabolic disorders in the ICU.
Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography (Maintenance of Certification eligible) - Describe methods for measurement of stroke volume relevant to the frontline intensivist; and Describe methods for measurement of intracardiac pressures including left sided filling pressures.
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET): An Evidence and Case-Based Update (Maintenance of Certification eligible) - Review basic and advanced physiologic concepts, the important differential diagnosis points of single and multisystem disease, and the current issues involving CPET in the literature.
Pulmonary Medicine 2015: Year in Review and Clinical Update - Review eight key pulmonary topics and the key articles published in the literature over the last year. Experts in each area will present, incorporating interactive questions into their presentation.
Sleep Medicine 2015: Year in Review & Clinical Update - Review the new findings published in the medical literature over the past year, along with clinical areas commonly encountered by practicing pulmonary and sleep physicians.
22nd Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Fellows Conference - Demonstrate skills of intubation, bronchoscopic management of bleeding, management of mechanical ventilation, and ultrasound assessment of cardiopulmonary failure in a simulated environment.
Critical Care Ultrasonography: Integration Into Clinical Practice - Learn new skills and refresh your knowledge with experts in bronchoscopy and procedure-related training. This 3-day intensive and highly interactive course will address essential and advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy techniques.
PREP: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - Identify key common clinical signs and symptoms of IPF; Define IPF from a epidemiological, pathophysiological and histological viewpoint; Demonstrate pulmonary tests including Spirometry, 6MW & HRCT; and List potential "road blocks" in the accurate evaluation of IPF.
PREP: Atrial Fibrillation and Venous Thromboembolism - Analyze total patient management of patients with (non-valvular) AFIB and top 3 comorbidities; Analyze total patient management of patients at risk for VTE; and Identify what quality metrics are used by the healthcare provider in making clinical.
Ultrasonography: Essentials in Critical Care - Discover key elements of critical care ultrasonography; and Use ultrasound machines to practice image acquisition on human models.
PREP: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Understand the pathophysiology of COPD and Asthma; Understand current methods, techniques and procedures used in diagnosis; Understand current treatment options; and Understand the clinical decision-making process in diagnosis & management of COPD.
PREP: Women's Oncology (Metastatic Breast Cancer) - Understand basic pathophysiology and risk factors for metastatic breast cancer; Understand the clinical presentation of metastatic breast cancer; and Understand diagnostic modalities and their sequence in the work-up of a patient with a breast mass.
Critical Care Board Review on Demand (CME & MOC) 2016 - Use Critical Care Board Review On Demand to review the information you should know for the ABIM Critical Care Disease Certification Examination. Course content is exam-focused, mirroring the content of the exam as outlined by the ABIM.
Pulmonary Board Review on Demand (CME & MOC) 2016 - Use Pulmonary Board Review On Demand to review the information you should know for the ABIM Pulmonary Disease Certification Examination. Course content is exam-focused, mirroring the content of the exam as outlined by the ABIM.
Sleep Board Review on Demand (CME & MOC) 2016 - Use Critical Care Board Review On Demand to review the information you should know for the ABIM Critical Care Disease Certification Examination. Course content is exam-focused, mirroring the content of the exam as outlined by the ABIM.
PREP CE: Prostate Cancer - In this session, you will gain insight into three relevant journal articles published in Prostate Cancer. During this 2-hour webinar, two experts will present notable cases that will walk you through each of the journal articles.
Mechanical Ventilation: Advanced Critical Care Management - This course will assist learners in acquiring extensive knowledge in advanced techniques and skills for mechanical ventilation in the critically ill patient—including the latest advances in ventilator technology.
Comprehensive Bronchoscopy with Endobronchial Ultrasound - Learn new skills and refresh your knowledge with experts in bronchoscopy and procedure-related training. This 3-day intensive and highly interactive course will address essential and advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy techniques.
Question Writing Webinar 2016 - This Webinar will help you prepare for your role as Board Review faculty and provide guidance in developing the challenging pre-and post-test questions.
EBUS-TBNA Guildelines (WEBINAR) - Review practical aspects of EBUS-TBNA: utility of ultrasonographic features, optimal type of sedation, use of suction, needle size, number of aspirations, and the role of rapid on-site pathologic evaluation; and Discuss yield of EBUS-TBNA in conditions other than lung cancer: lymphoma, TB, and sarcoidosis.
Instructional Technology preparation includes: Proseminar in Instructional Technology; Instructional Design; Instructional Media & Technology; Digital Imaging / PodCasting; Visual Literacy; Instructional Technology Administration; Developing Education Software; IT Program Development: Special topics in Instructional Technology; Survey Research Methods; Online Searching; Web-Based Learning; Instructional Technology Tools; Educational Research; Distance Education: Design & Delivery; Media Design: Multi-Media; Advance Media Design Project; Program Evaluation; Qualitative Research in Education; Professional Standards & Ethics in Educational Technology; Foundations in Educational Technology; Seminar in Educational Technology Theory; Independent Research for Instructional Technology; Seminar in Instructional Technology Research; and Doctoral Research & Dissertation.
U.S. Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia preparation includes: United States and South Asia, Reading Seminar in History, History of Indonesia, America Since 1960, Research Seminar Asian History, Independent Study in Asian History, Independent Study in U.S. History, Directed Research in US History, and U.S History Immigration & Ethnicity.
Museum Studies preparation includes: Introduction to Museum Studies, Ethno-history, Internship in The Anthropology Museum, Preventive Conservation Seminar, Introduction to Public History, Introduction Field Production, Museum Methods, and Museum Exhibitions and Interpretation.
Boncales, A. R. & Butler, R. P. (2012).TechTrends: The Argus PA-200 Projector.Volume 57, Issue 2 , p 10.
Boncales, A. R. (2008). The United States’ Image Construction in the Colonial Philippines. GraduateSchool Journal of Research 6 No. 3&4. (Nov.2008-March 2009): 11-21.
Boncales, A. R. (2008). Bates Treaty: An Encounter with the Sulu Sultanate. GraduateSchool Journal of Research 6 No. 3&4. (Nov.2008-March 2009): 35-48.
CONFERENCE INVITATION & PRESENTATION
Boncales, A. R. (2014). The Political and Historical Discourse of The Philippine Claim Over Sabah. Oxford University, United Kingdom.
Boncales, A. R. (2012). Transitional Change: A Concept in Emerging Technology. 2012 IAECT Fall Conference. City Colleges of Chicago, Malcolm X College –Harold Washington Cultural Center.
CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP ATTENDED
Illinois Computing Educators Conference, February 26 – March 1, 2013.
Digital Media and the Common Core by Colene Brockman- Using digital media to meet common core standards.
Mobile Device Management by Tom Mohr- Finding the right device management solution for schools.
How to Setup Distance Learning Classroom by Deborah Balayti- Learning how to setup remote classroom that will maximize student learning at a minimal cost.
Cybercrime and the World We Live In by Mark Villinski- Security and system management using anti-malware.
Travel Around the Curriculum with Google Earth by Jodi Greenspan- How student can connect their learning to people, places and events in the world.
2013 Tech Talk Conference, February 1, 2013.
Transformational Teaching with Technology by Ken Shelton- Provide students with rich learning environment; Examine variety of methodologies & strategies for effectively implementing & integrating technology into the curriculum.
Practical Guide to Network Security by Isaac Perez- Discussed the best practices & advice for online safety & security.
Safari Montage by Martin McGuire- Highlights on all the latest benefits of teaching with Safari Montage & learn about other features.
Technology Management by Gabriel Sterritt- Implementing device management strategy; District Technology Landscape; Desktop reimaging; Classroom management applications; Scripting & automation; troubleshooting; Anti-Virus; and Asset management.
Boncales, A. R. (2012). Transitional Challenge: An Issue of Trust and Faith in Emerging Technologies. A graduate paper as a requirement in ETT – 571 Instructional Technology: Promotion and Integration class, Spring 2012.
Boncales, A. R. (2007). The Gurler House: The Composition and Structure of DeKalb’s Historic Site. A graduate research paper presented in Introduction to Museum Studies Class, Fall 2007.
Boncales, A. R. (2002). The Preliminary History of Tukuran. An undergraduate thesis presented to the History Department, MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines, Second Semester 2002.
Boncales, A. R. (2009). Moonlight Cocktails are the Thing: An exhibition of prints by David Driesbach. This exhibition received the Illinois Association of Museums Award of Excellence in the Exhibits Category in Spring, 2009.
- Exhibition Design
- Conducted and facilitated research, writing, and text panels.
Learning Management System & Online Services Specialist, American College of Chest Physicians, Fall 2015 – Spring 2016.
-Develop engaging technologies for online education for CHEST. Integrate innovative learning technologies in support of the organization’s mission. This position works closely with Instructional Designers, the Learning Management System (LMS) Specialist, and other staff to create the best possible learning experience for users.
-Manage the visual design, development, production and delivery of learning programs and related materials, after the storyboard is developed by the Instructional Designer.
-Utilize eLearning authoring tools (such as Adobe E-learning Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Captivate, Final Cut Pro and/or other programs) to create and maintain an attractive, easy to navigate learning environment.
-Produce multimedia learning objects, such as audio, video, 2D/3D animations, and simulations, and develop and employ gaming techniques to enhance learning.
-Provide feedback to storyboard developers on options to improve and incorporate interactivity into the eLearning course design to increase participation and educational retention.
-Ensure deliverables are approved, tested and deployed on time and within budget.
-Contribute to project plans and course documentation as requested. Contribute pertinent LMS expertise to stakeholders such as course managers/owners/SMEs, instructional designers, course developers and PREP clients. As an example, provide advice in the development of skills assessment checklists.
-Provide reports and updates as needed.
-Contribute to the implementation of the learning solutions evaluation strategy.
-Analyze, identify, and communicate LMS system and business requirements to LMS vendor. Work with the project manager to manage the LMS vendor relationship, especially with any updates or improvements to the system.
-Provide advanced troubleshooting and technical support to LMS users and staff.
-Help create, manage and enforce LMS system standards, policies and procedures.
Instructional Technologist, Morton College, 2015.
-In conjunction with Morton College's Teaching and Learning Center the
Instructional Technologist supports faculty in the effective use of technology in teaching and learning. This includes conducting training workshops for faculty and providing group and one-on-one consultations with faculty seeking to incorporate educational technology into the curriculum. The Instructional Technologist is also available to assist faculty in detecting and eliminating electronic plagiarism as well as incorporating online information literacy resources into instruction.
-Support faculty in the effective use of technology in teaching and learning.
-Conduct training workshops for faculty and students.
Provide small group and one-on-one consultations with faculty.
Support faculty in the development and maintenance of online courses, hybrid courses,
Web-enhanced courses and multi-media presentations.
-Advise faculty on the incorporation of online information literacy resources
-Assist faculty in research and selection of hardware and software.
-Work collaboratively with all academic areas.
-Serve a liaison to the College’s Management Information Systems area.
-Serve as a member of the College’s Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable.
-Develop and maintain an instructional resource library.
-Stay abreast of ongoing developments, trends, and issues in educational technology.
-Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Library & Hawthorne
Technology Coordinator (Consultancy), Elmhurst Academy, 2015.
-Teach technology courses, as prescribed in the state curriculum
-Technology at Elmhurst Academy is integrated into the daily curriculum right along side its STEM counterparts; Science, Engineering, and Math.
-Designing and implement technology curriculum for Preschool and Kindergarten Classrooms.
-Working with teachers to enhance project work using technology.
-Oversee school website.
-Graphic design for school promotional and marketing purposes.
-Store, maintain and update school technology equipment.
-Video editing and recording
Technology Coordinator, Chicago Public School, Marvin Camras Children’s Engineering School, Fall 2012.
-Teach technology courses, as prescribed in the state curriculum
Integrate technology across content areas
Collaborate with fellow teachers in developing learning units
- Assist teachers as they use technology resources and strategies to support the diverse needs of learners including adaptive and assistive technologies
Participate in online course development to partner institutions
Development of online courses base on ADDIE or other models
Tool selection and recommendation
Design, develop, manage, utilize, and evaluate distance education environment
-Provide teachers with a variety of strategies to use to manage student learning in a technology-enhanced environment and support them as they implement the strategies
Identification of innovative educational tools to help enhance teaching and learning
Develop job aids
Create tutorials to game makers
Documentation and technical writing
- Assist others in locating, selecting, capturing, and integrating video and digital images in varying formats for use in presentations, publications and/or other products
Content conversion in video
Content conversion in video
Image conversion and enhancement
-Work with technology support personnel to maximize the use of technology resources by administrators, teachers, and students to improve student learning.
Collaborate with Digital Convergence Laboratory Staff
Help facilitate elearning event and workshops
Internship, Digital Convergence Laboratory, Northern Illinois University, Fall 2012.
-Participate in online course development to partner institutions
- Development of online courses base on ADDIE or other models
- Tool selection and recommendation
- Design, develop, manage, utilize, and evaluate distance education environment
- Identification of innovative educational tools to help enhance teaching and learning capabilities
- Develop job aids
- Create tutorials to game makers
- Documentation and technical writing
- Content conversion in video
- Content conversion in video
- Hardware task
- Image conversion and enhancement
- Collaborate with Digital Convergence Laboratory Staff
- Help facilitate elearning event and workshops
- Project management
Museum Volunteer, The Anthropology Museum, Northern Illinois University, Fall 2008.
-Assisted the director in collection management.
Museum Intern, The Anthropology Museum, Northern Illinois University, Summer 2008.
-Refined the database system of the museum.
-Developed a theme and mounted an exhibit titled, “Cambodia Born Anew.”
-Interpreted exhibit to visitors.
-Demonstrated techniques to properly document, package and transport artifacts between NIU to Chicago museums.
-Worked on reinstallation of the exhibit.
Graduate Outreach Coordinator, Asian American Center, Northern Illinois University, Fall 20011 – Spring 2012.
-Coordinate and conduct High School Visits; schedule student panel; speakers, lunch; Communicate with high school representatives regarding logistics; adapt to changing schedule when necessary.
-Establish familiarity with protocols, materials, and process for conducting high school visits. Prepare any materials necessary for high school visits. Keep check list for high school visits.
-Host High School visits; Host at least one program at the Asian American Center in collaboration with residence Hall CA’s, student organizations, or departments.
-Participate in weekly staff meetings, NIU Open Houses, and departmental activities when applicable, such as Asian American Welcome Night, Asian American Heritage Month, and Alumni Banquet.
-Work with Asian American student leaders and expected to enhance cultural/diversity competencies to promote an inclusive environment for all regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, and non-traditional status (including veterans).
-Develop and submit an updated transition manual/work portfolio.
-Develop materials and maintaining the departmental web page.
-Design and maintain website.
-Assist with monthly audits to insure accuracy and currency of website.
-Report the center’s computer and technological needs.
-Suggest new solutions and ideas for the website to make it more user-friendly.
-Develop a vision of how the department could utilize technology more effectively. --Responsible for conducting monthly web site audits, submitting weekly reports, and attending technology quarterly review meetings.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, Fall 2007 - 2015 Spring.
-Taught Tagalog Foreign language classes.
-Assisted the language professor in the classes.
-Graded papers, assignments, and home-work.
-Tutored students in Tagalog Language.
Graduate Training Assistant, International Training Office and Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, Fall 2007 – Spring 2011
-Assist program implementation.
-Developed and maintained the office website.
-Archived university records which are of permanent historical and administrative value.
-Facilitated the implementation of training programs.
-Maintained audio-visual equipment.
-Develop and maintain Program Resource Booklet Resource (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011)
Graduate Museum Assistant, Blackwell Museum& Research Collection, Northern Illinois University, Fall 2008 – Present.
-Utilized Pastperfect software to record accessions, documentations, and donations for the museum at http://www.cedu.niu.edu/blackwell/aboutus/staff.shtml
-Managed the organization and conservation of artifacts.
-Participated in monthly Executive Committee meetings and community outreach activities.
-Served as the One Room School docent and conducted reenactment for visitors.
-Provided assistance and coordinated visits to the museum and the one-room school.
-Supervised and trained undergraduate museum assistants.
-Assisted and aided the museum director with day-to-day problems and concerns.
Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, Fall 2006 – Spring 2007.
-Assisted in designing Tagalog Language Module
-Used Java and Frontpage Programs to design a Bilingual Interactive web page in Philippine Commerce and Business Culture at http://www.seasite.niu.edu/SEABusiness/Tagalog_Business_Materials/businessvocabs/Business_lessons_list.htm
Graduate Library Assistant, University Library, Northern Illinois University, Summer 2007.
-Archived official historical documents.
-Coordinated with Government Publication
-Arrange materials in numerical sequence.
Online University Faculty, Mindanao State University, History Department, Philippines, Spring 2004- Fall 2006.
-Taught World History, US History, Museum Methods, Civic Welfare Training Services, and related courses as assigned by the dean of the college.
Special Assistant, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension, Mindanao State University, Philippines, 2005-2006.
-Coordinated the museum activities of the university.
-Monitored programs on culture and heritage of the university.
-Assisted and aided the Vice-Chancellor in program and project implementation.
-Learning Management Systems
-Web 2.0 Properties
History and Museum Studies
-US Foreign Policy
-Peace and Security in Southeast Asia
MEDIA DESIGN & SOFTWARE INTEGRATION
Google Apps for Education
-Planed, deployed, and supported Google Apps for Education
-Integrated Google Classroom, an app that is available only with Google Apps for Education.
-Deployed professional school's domain (Ex: @yourschool.edu / Elmhurst.academy instead of @gmail.com)
-Shared access to Drive, Calendars, Docs, and other available applications within Google Apps.
Software and Applications
-IBM SPSS Statistics (Data Analytics and Statistical Analysis, SPSS 20)
PROGRAM ASSISTED AND FACILITATED
Philippine Youth Leadership Program (PYLP): 2006-2011
-A five-week State Department Funded Exchange Program
-Build knowledge and skills in civic responsibility
-Introduce the participants to the broad nature of civil society and diversity in the United States.
- Empower the participants to become catalysts for social change.
NIU-Bordeaux Law Program (2007 & 2008)
“Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering for Students from KyungnamUniversity –Korea” 2007 & 2008)
Cultural Citizens and North-South Dialogue: Building the National Identity & Civic Participation in the Philippines(2008)
-Promote mutual partnerships between key professional groups in the U.S. and counterparts in the Philippines
-Transform individual understanding of issues related to ethnic/racial and religious diversity
-Integration of minority and immigrant into a modern democratic society
-Create a cadre of young Filipino leaders from minority communities
“Bridging the Gap: Engaging a New Generation in the Southern Philippine” (ACCESS – Access to Community and Civic Enrichment for Students)(2006)
The ARMM and Majority-Minority Relations in the Philippines: Religion, Education, Community, and Political Process (2006)
Illinois Computing Educators, Member, Spring 2012 - Present
Mindanao State University Faculty Association, Philippines, Faculty Member, June 2002 – Present.
NIU-Southeast Asian Club, Member, Fall 2006 – 2010.
NIU-Graduate Historical Society, Member, Fall 2006 – 2010.
College of Social Sciences and Humanities Graduate Student Association, MSU, Philippines, President, June 2004 – May 2006.
National Historical Institute, Philippines, January 2002 – December 2003.
Philippine Association of Extension Program Implementers, Board of Directors Ranao Chapter, January 2002 – 2003.
Alliance of Volunteer Educators (AVE), Board of Director MSU Chapter, January 2002 – Present.
College of Arts and Social Sciences Executive Committee, Iligan City, Philippines, Vice Governor, June 2001 – March 2002.
AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Museum Exhibit. Moonlight Cocktails are the Thing: An exhibition of prints by David Driesbach. This exhibition received the Illinois Association of Museums Award of Excellence in the Exhibits Category in Spring, 2009.
Adult Leader, Access to Community and Civic Enrichment for Students, April – May 2005
-A U.S. State Department Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs Program.
-Program is to promote a better understanding of the United States’ people, culture, values and social institutions.
Proponent of the Mindanao Studies Institute, June 2004, Mindanao State University, Philippines
Proponent of the National Service Training Program-Civic Welfare Training Service, June 2003, College Program, Mindanao State University, Philippines