As an educational technologies specialist, I provide consultation and instruction about best practices for using technology, and web tools in particular, for teaching and learning. I work as a member of the academic and technical support team for UM-sponsored educational technology tools, including CTools, UMSitemaker, UMLessons, Qualtrics, and others. Â I teach workshops for faculty, instructors and staff on how and why to use these tools.
I enjoy consulting with faculty and departmental academic staff to establish best practices for meeting curricular goals using educational technologies. I also collaborate on pilot projects, both large and small, to explore and validate innovative academic uses of web tools. Â Part of my job is to work with software developers to help set priorities for improving functionality based on trending expectations, emerging best practices, and results from pilot projects.
I sometimes serve as a representative of the MLibrary teaching and learning team in campus-wide initiatives to explore and advance cross-disciplinary applications of educational technology tools, techniques, and lessons learned.