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Meet the S&T Instructional Design team!
- Instructional Designers offer:
- Consultations on student learning, classroom dynamics, effective content delivery, course design, management, etc.
- Course design and redesign services to transform an existing course to meet your desired learning goals and objectives, or to address an online/blended audience.
- Advice and support when you apply for a teaching or educational research grant. You can be paid to transform a course to a blended/online/flipped model or to investigate an academic educational research question.
- A lending library with a large number of useful resources for helping with cousre design and pedagogy.
- Instructional Technologists offer:
- Assistance with resolving technical issues with the technology used to support a course (e.g. Tegrity, TurningPoint, Kaltura, etc.)
- Advice and support when deciding which technology will be best for a given instructional situation (e.g. lecture capture, virtual classrooms, etc.)
- Reporting and analysis on how students are responding to your teaching through the use of mid-term evaluations and other analytical tools.
- Instructional Developers offer:
- Content creation for courses, as well as assistance when moving a course to an online/blended format.
- Technical support for many of the tools that are used in a course (e.g. Canvas, TurningPoint, general troubleshooting).
- Implementation of your course redesign process to transform your vision of a redesigned course into reality.
Angie Hammons is the manager of EdTech and the instructional design team. She holds an M.A. in educational administration from Lindenwood University and a B.A. in History with a minor in Education from Drury University. Angie is an eMINTS certified teacher and trainer who has been involved in teaching and administration for seventeen years. As manager she leads a team of instructional designers, technologists, and developers in helping faculty to construct modern, innovative courses for today’s students.
Julie Phelps is an instructional designer and former teacher who was an early supporter of blended learning. She holds an M.A. in information & learning technologies from the University of Colorado, Denver, and a B.S. in education from University of Missouri, Columbia. Julie is certified in a range of programs and disciplines including cognitive coaching, Quality Matters, gifted education, and Activities Integrating Math & Science (AIMS), and served as an Instructional Specialist for the eMINTS National Center where she delivered over 150 annual hours of professional development. As an instructional designer in EdTech, Julie enhances and redesigns courses to meet desired outcomes using the latest developments in teaching and technology coupled with sound educational principles and pedagogy.
Barb Wilkins is an instructional designer who loves technology and could be described as a lifelong early adopter of the cutting-edge. She holds an M.Sc. for teachers in mathematics and a B.A. in history with a minor in math from Missouri S&T. Barb has over fifteen years of experience teaching face-to-face and online at both the high school and college level, and received her Quality Matters certification in 2010. As an instructional designer in EdTech, Barb enhances and redesigns courses to meet desired outcomes using the latest developments in teaching and technology coupled with sound educational principles and pedagogy.
Amy Skyles is an instructional designer who also teaches for the Canvas Network and takes pride in being a lifelong learner. Amy specializes in transitioning courses to online and blended models and has conducted research in online lab delivery. As a part of the instructional laboratory redesign project, Amy is creating DELTA lab courses, which aim for the goal of Delivering Experiential Labs to All. She holds a B.S. in biological sciences from Missouri S&T, an M.Ed. in middle school education from Drury University and is a certified online educator through the University of Missouri, Columbia. Amy has also completed additional graduate studies in public health. Amy has served in the field of education since 2003.
Jeff Jennings is an instructional designer for Missouri University of Science and Technology and a youth soccer coach who is passionate about teaching and learning. He holds a B.S. in middle childhood education (science and mathematics) from Georgia State University and a M.Ed. in educational leadership from Trident University International. Jeff has taught middle school and served as a Functional Course Manager in his last duty assignment prior to retiring from the United States Army. As an instructional designer in Educational Technology, Jeff assists instructors in redesigning their courses to an online or blended format. He believes that a good foundation in course design and alignment closes the gaps between course goals, student learning objectives and the assessment of the objectives leads to an engaging course for students.
Malcolm Hays is an instructional technologist who enjoys scientific humor and specializes in resolving particularly difficult software and implementation issues. He holds a B.A. in English literature with a minor in technical communication from Missouri S&T and has completed additional studies in mathematics and physics. Malcolm regularly gives talks on instructional technologies and co-authored a paper on generating and automatically grading tests with randomized values within questions. As an instructional technologist in EdTech, Malcolm provides expert knowledge on instructional technologies from an IT perspective, ensuring smooth implementation and fast support.
Razmus Kerwin is an instructional developer and technical communicator who especially enjoys working with new Graduate Teaching Assistants. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in technical communication, both from Missouri S&T. Razmus has served as a Navy Quality Assurance instructor and as an undergraduate-level technical writing instructor. As an instructional developer in EdTech, Razmus provides expert-level knowledge on instructional tools and technologies, ensuring smooth implementation and fast support.
Victoria (Tori) Hagni is an instructional developer who specializes in media production. She holds a B.A. in Digital Film Production from Grand Canyon University and a Teachers Certification for secondary education in English Language Arts. As an instructional developer in Educational Technology, Victoria helps instructors produce media content for their blended, hybrid, or fully online courses.
Nicholas Oswald is an instructional developer who has many years of experience support Apple Macintosh systems. He holds an M.S. in Information Science and Technology with an emphasis in Human-Computer Interaction and a B.S. in Psychology both from Missouri S&T. Beyond supporting Canvas and other technologies that instructors use, he also teaches courses at Missouri S&T for the IST department.