As a 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. 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. 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.