2017 Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium

The 8th annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium (TLT) was held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at WilmU's New Castle campus.

WilmU faculty and staff members were invited to register for free. Non-Wilmington University attendees may register for $30.

This conference featured 21 sessions and a Keynote speech.  The speaker schedule is now available! Topics will be beneficial to faculty, instructional designers, LMS administrators, leaders in online learning, and educational technology specialists.

Theme: "Finding Your Way Through Today's Technology"

It seems like there's an app or for everything these days. Blue books were replaced with Blackboard exams.  Pens have gone by the wayside in favor of keyboards. And now instead of passing notes, students send texts and IMs.

It can be overwhelming to keep up with the latest and greatest technologies. Regardless, there's one thing that technology can never replace: teachers!

This conference will feature sessions on practical ways to use technology to improve your teaching. Topics include:

  • Accessibility
  • Audience response systems
  • Data-driven instruction
  • Flipped classroom
  • Online examinations
  • Mobile apps
  • Presentation tools
  • Gamification
  • Scenario-based learning
Sponsors:Special thanks to our sponsors for their support of the 8th annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium.Select SponsorPortfolioumIn-Kind SponsorKaltura logoSpeaker ScheduleDownload a PowerPoint version of this SlideShare9:00 – 9:50am sessions: 10:00 – 10:50am sessions: 11:00 – 11:50am sessions: Keynote and Lunch from Noon - 1:30pm:Video Killed the Radio Star:  How Video and Multimedia Has Changed Everything in EducationIn the last 5 years, use of video and multimedia technologies at Wilmington University has exploded.  All modalities of courses utilize synchronous and asynchronous video and multimedia tools to create dynamic, engaging course content.  This session will take a journey through some of the different technologies in play at WilmU that allow students and faculty to interact with one another using video and multimedia.  Direct correlations between leveraging technology and successful pedagogical applications will be explored, with emphasis on the most successful tools used in online and face-to-face learning.  Quality teaching applications, tips and tricks, and common pitfalls of students and instructors alike will be addressed.  Benefits of video and multimedia to faculty, students, and the overall institution will be included, as well as where to find training and support for the available tools.  Finally, a glimpse into the likely future of video and multimedia technology at WilmU and beyond.Watch the Video Recording on WilmU TubePresenter information:Russ Lichterman, a Philadelphia-area native, began studying film and television technology at Temple University earning a bachelor's degree in Film and Media Arts.  Russ also holds a master's degree in Applied Educational Technology from Wilmington University and has worked as an adjunct instructor of film, television, and multimedia at Wilmington University and the Art Institute of Philadelphia.  Russ spent more than thirteen years working in Philadelphia television production for Comcast and NBC Universal, and in 2012 left the television industry to work full-time in higher education for Wilmington University.  Russ has produced 2 feature films, a feature length documentary and several short films, and has won two “Best Feature Film” awards.  Russ has also served on the judging panel for multiple film festivals including the Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival in October 2012.  In 2017 Russ led the Multimedia Team to win two Telly Awards for video content produced at Wilmington University.  Russ regularly presents on Educational Technology and Multimedia topics at industry conferences related to higher education and technology.Session Details:Stop the Snoring, Make Class Less Boring! Gamify!Gamification is an up and coming theme in not only educational settings, but corporate trainings as well as the world around us. It has shown to increase engagement and buy-in from those who participate. Gamification is not turning the content into a game, it is using game mechanics to support the existing content and build a stronger connection between it and the users. When applied in an educational setting, students tend to feel more connect and intrinsically want to learn. It utilizes the same theories that drive people to play board games, video games, use frequent buyer cards and credit cards, and participate in events like lotteries. This session would introduce participants to some easy things they can do in order to add gamification to their courses.Presenter information:A 2008 graduate of Agricultural and Technology Education from the University of Delaware, Scheib began his career by teaching several science contents in the secondary setting with certificates in Agriculture, Biology, Integrated Science, and Physical Science. He returned to earn his master’s in education from Wilmington University in Instruction: Teaching and Learning in 2013. Through his experience he has taught both adolescents and adults. He has trained many educators throughout the State of Delaware and worked on state-level committees to better the educational experience for all learners. In 2016, Scheib came to Wilmington University as an Instructional Designer, where he designs and builds courses with Subject Matter Experts. He is also an adjunct, teaching courses in Training and Development as well as Universal Design in E-Learning.Engage Students and Expand Collaboration Skills with Breakout.EduThis sessions introduces you to Breakout EDU, an ultra-engaging learning concept for students of all ages. "This new concept brings gaming into the classroom to get students engaged in their learning and develops the 4C's: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration." Breakout teaches teamwork, and challenges participants to problem solve by looking at web resources, materials, and clues. Bring your mobile device to play a scenario and see how to get started in Breakout.EDU. Learn some engaging methods to compel your own classroom to think out-of-the-box!Presenter information:“Guide” Students In Using Library ResourcesThe WilmU Library Course Guides can assist students by providing an online entry through Blackboard to the vast amount of information resources the library has to offer. Course Guides are a collaboration between the faculty and librarians to showcase specific content related to the learning objectives of a course. These guides can be used for F2F and online courses with a variety of content including articles, eBooks, web resources, videos and documents. The guides can also contain stand alone or embedded tutorials as learning tools to help students learn effective methods of conducting research.Presenter information:Flipping a Distance Learning ClassHow do you flip a Classroom online? This presentation will include assignment ideas that will require students to become experts on topics with-in the course, through oral, visual and video presentations using the latest technology Kaltura, PowerPoint, and Prezi. How to use videos to promote discussion in an online format.Presenter information:Creating ADA Compliant ResourcesOnline courses are incorporating more complex pieces of multimedia than ever before. The use of multimedia presents a challenge at times for accessibility and it is recommended that instructors make their materials accessible.This session will provide information on designing ADA (Americans for Disabilities Act) compliant content for online courses. This session will also demonstrate simple ways on how you can transform your courses to be more ADA compliant. We will explore areas such as creating accessible PDF documents, appropriate font, style, and color choices, video captioning, and graphics considerations.  Participants who attend this session will receive credit on the Pathways to Instructional Excellence.Presenter information:Be Incredible with Video Let’s have a quick discussion and overview of making your courses even more incredible through the easy, intuitive Kaltura tool on your Blackboard courses. Learn how to easily create, share, and quiz using videos and how to measure just how engaged your students are. Bring your own stories about your success using video for us to learn from and what ideas you have to help us improve our products!Presenter information:The Assault on Academic Integrity through the Internet and Social MediaThis will be a high level presentation examining the use of the Internet and Social Media that impacts academic integrity. Using four presentation modules (Integrity Perspective, Ethical Dilemma, The Sites, and Solutions), this discussion highlights the basics with examples and introduces the threats to institutional integrity. Each presentation segment contrasts shifting values between the students and academia. In conclusion, solutions will be proposed to help ensure the institution's reputation.Presenter information:Discussion Boards for the Rest of Us
Frustrated by students who treat discussion boards as a chore, or students who respond to discussion board questions as if they were brief essay assignments? Discussion boards can bring out the best in us or the worst, depending on how they are designed, facilitated, and graded.

Join us to explore a “different” kind of discussion board, one that feels more like a class discussion - creative, flexible, responsive, and a bit edgy; one that makes students want to check back in to see who has responded. You’ll leave this workshop with some new ideas of how to wiggle your discussion boards to reflect current events while still meeting your course Learning Objectives, and how to build and facilitate online discussions that keep students coming back for more.Presenter information:Dr. Sosnowski earned her doctorate in Higher Education Leadership at Nova Southeastern University and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University. She is a licensed marital and family therapist and, before moving to New Jersey in 1997, she had a private clinical and training practice that included seminars and presentations in conflict management, interpersonal communication, systems quality enhancement, student behavior management, parenting, relationships, and other human dynamics issues.  She has also taught Social Science courses at colleges in Connecticut and New Jersey.
 
Cynthia and her husband lives in southern New Jersey on the edge of the Wharton State Forest, where she gardens to provide the deer with specialty deli food and puts out thousands of pounds of bird seed, for the squirrels. She also enjoys visiting their daughter and grandson in Hawaii and traveling anywhere the wind takes her.Download a copy of the PowerPoint PresentationHow to Personalize Your Blackboard Course to Advance Online TeachingOnline courses bring advantages to students in terms of flexible scheduling and self-paced materials, while the course format gives the responsibility of locating information and learning on students. This presentation focuses on how we can use Blackboard (BB) to help students locate information on BB via personalizing courses within each program. It is apparent that students cannot learn the material if they cannot find it. On such a case, students get demotivated and struggle with BB's technology. This works against engaging students in online classes and decreases the effectiveness of teaching. Using the same personalization in each course of the same program eases students' navigation through BB to make sure they can find the lecture material and assigned activities straightforwardly. This presentation includes a sample course organization together with lessons learned from online course development and teaching. BB tips about grading, feedback, and assessment in relation to course organization will be shared with audience.

Presenter information:Dr. Gulbin Ozcan-Deniz, Assistant Professor at Philadelphia UniversityEmail: denizg@philau.eduDr. Deniz researches on hybrid/online course delivery, active teaching/learning, and Virtual Realty in education.Download a copy of the PowerPoint Presentation OneNote for Higher Education: A Tool for Teaching, Advising, and AdministrationThis presentation will demonstrate the uses of Microsoft OneNote in higher education. OneNote Class Notebook is an online space where instructors can post course materials for students, where students can work together, and where students can hand in individual assignments. This tool can be used as a digital whiteboard during class, a collaborative space for student work in a flipped classroom, and a class space to use in asynchronous or synchronous online classes. Class Notebook is also an excellent tool for advisors to post degree requirements for their students, offer them a space to share work or ideas online, and keep track of students’ degree progress. OneNote Staff Notebook is a useful tool for program administration. Program directors can post meeting agendas and minutes, ask faculty to share input on program initiatives, and keep track of individual faculty/staff evaluations and progress reports. OneNote can be used on PCs or Macs, on any device (computers, tablets, or phones), and is included in the Office 365 for Education package, which is free for educators and their students. This presentation will show examples of all the scenarios mentioned above and will demonstrate how to set up and start using OneNote.Presenter information:Dr. Valentina DeNardis, Director of Classical Studies at Villanova University Dr. Valentina DeNardis is Director of the Classical Studies Program at Villanova University where she oversees the B.A. and M.A. degrees in Classics.  She teaches all levels of ancient Greek and Latin as well as ancient Greek and Roman culture.  She has designed and taught online undergraduate and graduate courses and developed a fully online M.A. Program in Classical Studies which launched in fall 2016.  She is in her second year as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and enjoys sharing how she uses a variety of Microsoft tools, especially OneNote, to enhance her teaching, advising, and program administration.Transforming education with the Microsoft Hololens (VR/AR, and Mixed reality)One of the most sought after technologies from one of the most known technology companies- the Hololens has completely taken the Virtual and Augmented Reality movement to the next level. The College of Technology has partnered with Microsoft to bring this demo to this event and explore ways of how gamification, new disruptive technologies, and Scenario-based learning can all come together in this amazing piece of technology. Talk with experts on how you can implement the Hololens (and the new Holographic systems) and gamification into your classroom, and into your students' learning experience.Presenter information:Scott Shaw, Chair of the Game Design and Development Program at Wilmington UniversityEmail: scott.r.shaw@wilmu.edu Twitter  LinkedIn  Scott has been involved in teaching game design and development, multimedia design, video production, motion graphics, and interactive for over a decade. His work includes visual effects shots for local films, editing, encoding, content creation, and website design and development.Scott has over 20 years of experience in video, motion graphics and production, and interactive. He currently is Chair for the Game Design and Development Program, Maker Certificate, and Video and Motion Graphics Programs.Nick Christine, Community Development Specialist at MicrosoftReal-Time Assessment Data Collection
This workshop shows participants how to utilize plickers as a simple audience response system to collect real-time assessment data without utilizing devices such as clickers. During this workshop, the presenter will demonstrate the steps required to create a plicker account, create and edit a class, develop a library of questions to use during class, and how to display and interpret reports real-time in the classroom. Participants should bring their (Windows, Android, or Apple) smartphone or tablet device to this workshop.Presenter information:Tell Your Story with Gamification or ScenariosGamification and scenario-based learning are related in many ways. It either case, you are telling a compelling story that leads the learner through experiences to help the player change behavior. The main reason for using either gamification or scenario-based learning is engagement. You want the learner to repeat the course and learn through the experiences. It may even be beneficial for the learner to fail or at least discover the negative consequences of wrong behavior. After all, in the game, they are in a safe environment.

We all know that learning is not one and done. Learning takes repetition and learners need something that keeps them involved in the process. Do you know what is involved in gamification or scenario-based learning?Presenter information:EDpuzzle - It's No "Puzzle" to Increase Student EngagementEDpuzzle is a free tool that allows teachers to "make any video your lesson." Whether you have created your own videos or have found something great online you want your students to watch, you can use it in EDpuzzle. How do you know students are watching the lessons? Moreover, how do you know they understand the content? That's the beauty, because EDpuzzle allows you to easily add questions and comments at any point during the video, and the gradebook lets you track student progress. I've used EDpuzzle for many of my courses and created dozens of video lessons. Along the way, I have learned a few tips and tricks I'd like to share with you to make it even more user friendly for instructors. Whether you're flipping your classroom or teaching online, this tool is great to increase student learning.Presenter information:Using Instructional Technology Tools to Activate, Motivate and Engage Student LearnersUsing GoFormative, Plickers and Quizziz , colleagues will explore and learn how to effectively and efficiently use instructional technology tools to address students' weaknesses and strengths in a timely and efficient manner; in addition, motivate and engage students in the learning process. Colleagues will walk away from the instructional technology presentation with a few instructional technology tools that work directly with their curriculum. This instructional technology presentation is for all subject areas.
  • GoFormative: Create incredible online assessments, class work or homework.
  • Plickers: Powerful simple tool that collects real-time formative assessment data without the need of student devices
  • Quizziz: It is an awesome multiplayer quiz game for classrooms and collects real-time formative assessment data.
Presenter information:OLET Live!
Watch and participate in the monthly OLET Live event.  Each session is powered by Facebook live.  Typically viewers tune in from home, but this is the first time there will be a live audience – the TLT attendees!  Join us for an energetic discussion about the latest Blackboard news and happenings in higher education.  Best of all, the speakers will see your comments and reply in real time if you attend virtually!View the Video Archive on Facebook Live Co-presenter information:A 2008 graduate of Agricultural and Technology Education from the University of Delaware, Scheib began his career by teaching several science contents in the secondary setting with certificates in Agriculture, Biology, Integrated Science, and Physical Science. He returned to earn his master’s in education from Wilmington University in Instruction: Teaching and Learning in 2013. Through his experience he has taught both adolescents and adults. He has trained many educators throughout the State of Delaware and worked on state-level committees to better the educational experience for all learners. In 2016, Scheib came to Wilmington University as an Instructional Designer, where he designs and builds courses with Subject Matter Experts. He is also an adjunct, teaching courses in Training and Development as well as Universal Design in E-Learning.“Actively Engage Every Student" Utilizing Audience Response Systems in and out of the classroomI will review the top trending audience response tools and demonstrate how they can be used as formative assessments, summative assessments, and how they can be embedded into currently available presentation tools. I will discuss the differing platforms that these tools can be used with and the ways to implement them in the face to face as well as the online formats. Furthermore, I will share a Likert scaled grading system based on personal and researched reviews of each product. I will also create resources that can be accessed after the presentation to assist with online and classroom implementation of these tools.Presenter Information: "Show What You Know" Effectively using presentation tools to enhance learningI will review the top trending presentation tools and demonstrate one presentation across several available softwares to show the pros and cons of each. In addition, I will share documents that have links to the tools with explanations of the platforms for which the software is available. We will discuss the cost of the software and how it can applied in a face to face as well as the online formats. Furthermore, I will share a Likert scaled grading system based on personal and researched reviews of each product. I will also create resources that can be accessed after the presentation to assist with online and classroom implementation of these tools.Presenter Information: Advancing Student Engagement Using MultimediaThis workshop will review pedagogical and technological styles to advance student engagement in your courses. It will explore the various multimedia tools that are available to create social, cognitive, and teaching presence. This workshop briefly covers Kaltura, VoiceThread, and Collaborate Ultra and their use in creating presence in an online course.Presenter Information: This is your brain… This is your brain inside the flipped classroom… Any questions?This session focuses on why faculty should employ flipped classroom techniques more so than the how to approach flipping your classroom. Basic principles of learning, memory, and information retention will be presented, with the flipped and traditional classrooms compared and contrasted on these factors. Participants will quickly recognize the predicted differences in these approaches in terms of student engagement and student learning.Presenter information: The Importance of Faculty Having a Higher Level of Emotional IntelligenceThe presentation covers three primary areas. First, educate on what Emotional Intelligence is and how to become more aware of our emotions and those of others. Second, share best practices on how to recognize our emotions and the emotions of the students. Plus, how to use this to create a more positive environment in the classroom. Third is how to create and develop strategies in the classroom to increase the students’ feelings that their knowledge and experience is valued and appreciated as a student of the University. With the student feeling valued and appreciated it should increase engagement and retention.

The first learning outcome provides faculty with an opportunity to become more aware of their own emotions, which could better prepare themselves personally to handle certain situations. The second learning outcome provides faculty with an opportunity to understand the importance of recognizing the emotions of the students and assist them in finding coping mechanisms to deal with challenging situations and to remain as positive as possible.Presenter information: Mrs. Businsky’s most recent speaking opportunity was with the Maryland Male Student of Color Summit in Germantown, MD where she provided a presentation on the Benefits of the Male Student Having a Higher Level of Emotional Intelligence. She is currently serving as the Professional Development/Diversity Director for the Delaware Chapter of SHRM and the Workforce Readiness Director for the Delaware State Council of SHRM.

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Russ Lichterman, Multimedia Manager and Adjunct Instructor at Wilmington University

Email: russell.j.lichterman@wilmu.edu

LinkedIn: Linkedin.com/in/russ-lichterman-5240048/

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Stephen Scheib, Adjunct Instructor and Instructional Designer at Wilmington University

Email: stephen.c.scheib@wilmu.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-scheib-466a262a/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StephenScheib

Instructional Designer by day, Adjunct by night. I am a certified level 2 Gamification Journeyman through Sententia Games.

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Mary Beth Youse, Adjunct Professor and Instructional Technology Manager at Wilmington University

Email: marybeth.-.youse@wilmu.edu

​Mary Beth Youse is an Instructional Technology Manager in the Online Learning & Educational Technology Department at Wilmington University. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Wilmington University. She was previously employed with the Brandywine School District as an elementary computer technologist from 1995-2010. She also served as a facilitator for the Delaware Center of Educational Technology's eLDE's online workshops facilitating Digital Storytelling and Virtual Fieldtrips for K-12 educators.

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Melissa Jones, Learning Commons Librarian at Wilmington University

Email: melissa.j.jones@wilmu.edu

Melissa Jones is the Learning Commons Librarian at the Dover Wilmington University location. Melissa has been with the University since 2007 and part of the library staff for seven of those years. Her library experience also includes working at the Newark, Middletown and Dover public libraries.  Melissa has a background in education as a pre-K and middle school teacher and as daycare owner. She is serving as an officer for the Academic and Research Library Division of the Delaware Library Association and is the co-chair of the eLearning, Technology & Outreach Interest Group for the Tri-State College Library Cooperative.

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Dr. Janice Wardle 

Email: janice.e.wardle@wilmu.edu

Dr.  Janice E. Wardle has a B.S. in Business Administration, University of Delaware, MBA, Wilmington University, and a PhD. in Business Leadership with a concentration in Sports Leadership, Northcentral University Dr. Wardle is the Chair of Sports Management for Wilmington University. Dr. Wardle has over 15 years of teaching experience in an online and hybrid format. She has developed several on-line courses in sports economics and finance at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Her area of expertise is in youth sports coaching and experiential experiences. Dr. Wardle has presented many workshop presentations on Experiential Learning; Preparing High School Athletes for Collegiate sports at various High Schools, Universities and the national Sports Marketing Association annual conference.  Dr. Wardle has over 20 years of experience coaching youth sports. Currently she is the Head coach for the Glassboro Park & Recreation Track & Field team. She is a resident of Glassboro NJ.

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Sandra Bennett, Adjunct Professor and Educational Technologist at Wilmington University

Email: sandra.l.bennett@wilmu.edu

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sandybennett121

Sandy Bennett is an Instructional Technologist in the Online Learning & Educational Technology Department at Wilmington University. She is also a newly promoted Adjunct Professor. Sandy is the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course. She has 26 years as an educator and over 15 years as an instructor at Wilmington University.

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Ken Taylor, Head of Sales - Higher Education & Federal Government at Kaltura

Email: ken.taylor@kaltura.com

Ken Taylor leads Kaltura’s Education Sales Group and has been with the company nearly three years after spending eight years with Blackboard. His team is responsible for advocating the use of video on campuses around North America. Ken lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife (Meredith) and two young children (Wyatt and Scarlett).

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Michael DiDiego, Adjunct Instructor at Wilmington University

Email: michael.j.didiego@wilmu.edu

DiDiego is an adjunct instructor for the college of business.  He has taught several courses in both face-to-face and online format. A few of the courses he’s taught include: Tax Accounting, Accounting Information Systems, and Accounting Information Systems. His online course are Accounting Information Systems and Federal Taxation, Policy, and Research.

He has his Master's in Information System Technologies from Wilmington University, with a concentration in Internet/Web Design.  His undergraduate course work was complete at University of Delaware, in Accounting.

DiDiego is a sole proprietor providing tax services and IT technology at Crystal Computer Concepts (www.CrystalComputerConcepts.com).   Previously, he retired in 2001, from the Department of the Treasury with over 21 years of service.

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Dr. Cynthia Sosnowski, Adjunct Instructor and Psychology Adjunct Program Coordinator at Wilmington University

Email: cynthia.b.sosnowski@wilmu.edu

Cynthia Sosnowski is the NJ Adjunct Program Coordinator/Psychology. She is formerly the interim Psychology Assistant Chair, and also teaches f2f and online.
 

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Larry Strange, Technology Strategist at Microsoft Hololens

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hololarry

Larry Strange is an Enterprise Technology Strategist focused on the nascent Windows Mixed Reality platform and the Microsoft HoloLens. He is a 10 year Microsoft veteran with longstanding connections to the Mid-Atlantic marketplace and holds an undergraduate degree from Drexel University. Larry is also a Microsoft Certified Professional with dual certifications in Office 365 and the Microsoft Azure Platform.

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Jeffery Cousin, Adjunct Instructor at Wilmington University

Email: jeffrey.c.cousin@wilmu.edu

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jefferycousin

Jeffery Cousin has been an Adjunct Instructor at Wilmington University for three years in the College of Business and two years in the College of Technology.  Presently, he is a Continuous Improvement Supply Chain Consultant, in Electronics & Communications business, at DuPont Company, in Wilmington, DE.

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Jeffery Riley, Elearning Contractor at Practical Learning Concepts

Email: jeffrey.riley@practicallearningconcepts.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreylriley/

Jeffrey Riley has over 30 years’ experience in the learning industry as an educator and in the business world. After teaching in the Illinois school system for nine years, Jeffrey began working in business as an instructor and designer for two large insurance brokers, Wachovia, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Sunoco. As a one-person training department or part of a team, he realized technology was the only way to deliver learning to a geographically growing company. He was an early adopter of technology investigating and using various software programs to create and deliver learning through the Internet and learning management systems. Software experience includes Adobe Captivate, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, Doc to Help, Articulate Presenter, and Articulate Storyline as well as various web meeting software, screen capture, and image editing software. Most recently, Jeff completed levels one and two for a gamification certification with Sententia. Jeffrey is now working in his own business, Practical Learning Concepts, consulting with businesses implementing eLearning.

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Dr. Sherry Kull, Senior Instructional Designer and Adjunct Instructor at Eastern University

Email: skull@eastern.edu

Dr. Sherry Kull is the Senior Instructional Designer in Eastern University's Chalk & Table Learning Collaborative. She earned her PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. This was one of the earliest online programs, and it gave her a vision for high quality distance learning. She has designed a successful non-traditional master's degree program built on a blended and online model. In her current role, she advises and trains faculty on course design and pedagogy for online and blended courses.

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Sue Yavor, Assistant Brightspace Administrator at Eastern University

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Joe Evans, Adjunct Math Instructor at Wilmington University

Email: joseph.e.evans@wilmu.edu

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/joe-evans-7958a165

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joeevans1827

Joe Evans is a native of Baltimore, MD. Mr. Evans joined the Army 82nd Airborne division as a paratrooper, where he served for four years, 1990-1994, during the Desert Storm war. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematics (Fayetteville State University), Master’s degree in Applied Educational Technology (Wilmington University) and is currently 7 courses and a dissertation from earning his Doctorate Degree in Innovative Educational Leadership. He is a co-business owner of Evans Math and Music Instruction and formerly CEO for over 10 years of Math Works Tutoring Program. Mr. Evans is a Delaware Certified educator who holds certifications in Mathematics, Principal/Assistant Principal and School Leader I; in addition, has a Blackboard online certification to teach online college math courses. Mr. Evans is currently a Math Instructor, Digital Teacher Leader (Instructional Technology Team), BRINC and part of the Professional Development Team for the New Castle County Technical School District at Delcastle Technical High School. He is also a Math Adjunct for Wilmington University, where he teaches face-to-face and online instruction. Mr. Evans is also a member of The Rodel Teacher Council. He resides in Bear, DE with his wife, Kelly Evans and three children, Bria, Tobais and Trinity.

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Dr. Sallie Reissman, Assistant Vice President, Dean of the College of Online and Experiential Learning at Wilmington University

Since 2000, she has guided Wilmington University as the institution first implemented online course work, leading to fully online courses in 2007 and then the fully online degree programs that Wilmington University offers today.     She truly loves teaching and started her career in the K-12 school system. In 1999, she received the “First Class” Teacher Award for the State of Delaware. The following year she passed the boards for Nationally Certified Teachers. She has taught online courses at the college level on education technology, as well as international food and culture. Her doctoral degree is from the University of Delaware in Education Leadership with a focus on Curriculum and Technology.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sallie-reissman-83603a40

Email: sallie.a.reissman@wilmu.edu

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Christian Broderick, Adjunct Instructor and Instructional Technologist at Wilmington University

Email: christian.g.broderick@wilmu.edu

Christian Broderick is an Instructional Technologist at Wilmington University.  Christian has been in the world of Higher Education since he graduated from The University of Scranton in 2008 with a degree in English and Philosophy.  He would continue his career in the world of education at Saint Joseph’s University where he would go on to receive his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.  All throughout his career Christian has had an affinity for technology and its uses inside the classroom and in a Higher Education environment.

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Stephen Scheib, Adjunct Instructor and Instructional Designer at Wilmington University

Email: stephen.c.scheib@wilmu.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-scheib-466a262a/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/StephenScheib

Instructional Designer by day, Adjunct by night. I am a certified level 2 Gamification Journeyman through Sententia Games.

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Christopher Lenhart Sr., Adjunct Instructor at Wilmington University and Professor at Delaware State University

Email: christopher.a.lenhart@gmail.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-lenhart-26701368

Christopher is an 8th grade science teacher, adjunct professor for Delaware State University and Wilmington University.  Chris has been a professor for WilmU for 12 years and spent many years before that as a student.  With a Bachelors in Elementary Education, Masters in Ed Tech, Masters in Teaching the Gifted and Talented, and a Masters in  Administration, Chris is ready to finish his educational career with a PhD in Educational Technology.  His PhD dissertation is focusing on how eLearning and augmented reality can be used to teach Autistic Individuals social reciprocity and he will be completed by the end of the year!  Being a child of an IBMer, technology has been a major part of Chris' life and he fully embraces tech and the benefits of it in our daily lives.

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Christopher Lenhart Sr., Adjunct Instructor at Wilmington University and Professor at Delaware State University

Email: christopher.a.lenhart@gmail.com

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-lenhart-26701368

Christopher is an 8th grade science teacher, adjunct professor for Delaware State University and Wilmington University.  Chris has been a professor for WilmU for 12 years and spent many years before that as a student.  With a Bachelors in Elementary Education, Masters in Ed Tech, Masters in Teaching the Gifted and Talented, and a Masters in  Administration, Chris is ready to finish his educational career with a PhD in Educational Technology.  His PhD dissertation is focusing on how eLearning and augmented reality can be used to teach Autistic Individuals social reciprocity and he will be completed by the end of the year!  Being a child of an IBMer, technology has been a major part of Chris' life and he fully embraces tech and the benefits of it in our daily lives.
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Christina Asroff, Media Technologist and Adjunct Instructor at Wilmington University

Email: christina.l.asroff@wilmu.edu

Christina Asroff is a Media Technologist in the Online Learning and Educational Technology Department at Wilmington University. She is also an adjunct instructor at Wilmington University and The College of New Jersey. Christina is currently pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Wilmington University. Her dissertation topic is the effect of instructor-generated multimedia on student engagement and performance in online courses.

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Dr. C. Josh Simpson, Manager of Faculty Development and Adjunct Professor at Wilmington University

Email: charles.j.simpson@wilmu.edu

C. Josh Simpson is the Manager of Faculty Development for Wilmington University’s Center for Teaching Excellence, and an Adjunct Professor in the College of Social and Behavioral Science.  Dr. Simpson earned his Ed.D. in Innovation and Leadership at Wilmington University, and has an M.S. in Cognitive Psychology from Villanova University.  Josh has been teaching at Wilmington University, both face-to-face and online, for 10 years, and is passionate about improving the learning experience for students in all course formats.

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Reba Businsky ABD, Adjunct Instructor at Wilmington University

Emails: Reba.A.Businsky@wilmu.edu and RebaBusinsky@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RebaBusinsky

Reba Businsky is the President/Co-Founder of Alexander Businsky Consulting where she provides Human Resource expertise with employee relations, succession planning, recruiting and onboarding best practices. Mrs. Businsky is also an Adjunct Professor at American Public University Systems, Harford Community College and Wilmington University where she teaches Accounting, Human Resource Management and Transportation and Logistic Management classes. Her research focuses on the many diverse areas of Emotional Intelligence and its benefits.