First and foremost, I am an educator. I have been in education since 1996, teaching originally in K-12, after earning a BS in Elementary Education at UAB. In 2003, I began the MA in Higher Education Administration Program at UAT and entered the higher education arena in 2004. On online course in that program spurred my interest in this mode of instruction. I earned a PhD in Instruction Leadership/Technology in Spring 2009 from UAT.
Since then, online education has been my focus. I have experienced online education from multiple perspectives--student, designer, reviewer, researcher, administrator and faculty. My current position allows me to collaborate with faculty, deans, associate deans, chairs, in online program planning, strategic planning, policy and procedure and quality curriculum development and quality assurance; manage the instructional design team; provide pedagogical support to faculty via an online training course. I also serve as UAB Quality Matters' Institutional Representative and Master Reviewer, JOLT Reviewer, .
Customizable field No.5
Usability, learning theory, instructional design, universal design, online education, faculty development and support
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Instructional design, technology integration in education, instructional leadership, effective teaching, learning theory
Proficient in the following applications: Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), multiple Google applications, SharePoint, Prezi, Survey Monkey, Qualtrics, multiple Web 2.0 and social media applications (e.g., Diigo, Doodle, VoiceThread, PBWiki, Skype, iCloud, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) HTML, Learning Management Systems (Canvas, Blackboard Learn 9.1, Blackboard/Vista 8, Web CT, and eCollege), Adobe CS5 (Dreamweaver, Acrobat, and Photoshop), Respondus, Camtasia, Blackboard Collaborate, Snag IT