Rob Moore has been selected for a fellowship award from Western Carolina University. Rob is a 2013 graduate of the Masters of Science in Instructional Technology program at ECU. He currently works as an instructional designer with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government. He has worked at UNC since 2004 and joined the School’s Instructional Support team in September 2010. In his current position, he collaborates with faculty on integrating innovative technology to support their work in face-to-face, blended, and online instructional environments. Rob has been instrumental in developing and supporting social media initiatives at the School of Government, including helping to draft the School’s social media policy. Rob is currently applying for PhD programs with the ultimate goal of being the director of a distance education center at a higher education institution. Congratulations, Rob!
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Krista Bond, a 4th/5th grade looping teacher and MAEd student in Instructional Technology was awarded $3000 by the North Carolina Technology in Education Society to implement learning with IPods in her classroom. Ms. Bond writes, “The students will use iPod Touch devices as a method of hands-on instruction that will increase student engagement, provide real world application, and boost inquiry-based learning opportunities. The students will refine their 21st century skills as they use iPod touch devices to build content area skills through tutorials, videos, and iTunes U. The students will also create products through the use of Web 2.0 applications and corresponding apps.” We are excited about this opportunity for Ms. Bond to apply what she is learning in her coursework at ECU directly into her classroom where she is engaging students in the learning process through powerful uses of technology. Congratulations Krista, we look forward to hearing more about the results of this promising project!
Recent MSITE graduate student, Rob Moore, publishes a case study that he wrote about the webinar series delivered at the School of Government, UNC Chapel Hill. It went live on November 4, 2013. Rob Moore is an instructional designer with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government. He received his M.S. in Instructional Technology from ECU in May, 2013.
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Fellow Pirate, Ken Hubbell, received the Nova Southeastern Award for Outstanding Practice by a Graduate Student in Instructional Design. All materials submitted to the competition must have been designed no earlier than 2012, while the nominee was enrolled as a graduate student. Hubbell states: “I applied my own customized version of ADDIE that incorporates spiral development as a means of managing the learning solution..[then] I selected a free, real-time animation tool with automated lip-synchronization to shorten the animated video production cycle-time.” We would like to congratulate Hubbell on this exemplary, yet cost-effective idea. What a great asset he is to our University and the MSITE Department! Hubbell’s work is open to view at the following link: http://bit.ly/operating_leverage.