I used to advise CDIT students at SUNY Albany! So nice to see people from SUNY Albany, a place that is so dear to my heart.
I am enjoying the CDIT program very much. Like you, I am interested in the theories and research-based practices of online teaching and learning. I appreciate that I am learning all about them in the CDIT program.
Nice to meet you!
Greetings from Houston!
Here is a little bit about me:)
I am executive director of instruction and faculty development at the University of Houston Downtown's Marilyn Davies College of Business. I began teaching online in 2007 when I was a graduate student at SUNY Albany. This is also when I started delving into the theories and research-based practices of online teaching and learning. In my current position, I am having a hard time finding the time for research and publication, and would love to get back to it again soon. I am open to new collaborations and writing and research partnerships.
I also would like to see what cool things other institutions are doing with online education. Since beginning teaching online in 2007, I have experienced online teaching and learning (as an instructor) at 4 universities: SUNY Albany, UMass Boston, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Lamar University (TX). Currently, at UHD, I am not teaching but I am coordinating online classes and identifying faculty development needs. Prior to my current position, I was assistant professor of teacher education at Lamar University, where I developed the fully online preparation program for ESL teacher certification.
I am excited to connect with old friends (Thanks Alexandra for inviting me to this community) and make new ones while learning more about online teaching!