Nancy J. Evans
Objective: To work as an e-learning instructor in the field of Education for a collaborative, collegial, forward-looking university that will utilize my experience in instructional technology and developing online courses.
Director, Academic Technology Support, Lincoln University
Lincoln University, PA
I administer a range of instructional technology services and initiatives that touch virtually every aspect of teaching and learning, including how processes are designed, developed and delivered to maximize educational effectiveness.
I provide leadership, direction and continued support in support of instruction and understand how these components should fit together.
- Faculty training in technology and pedagogy, for face-to-face and online teaching and learning.
- Development and enhancement of classrooms and other learning environments.
- Instructional improvement and technology integration.
- Academic technology applications, initiatives and support services.
QUALIFICATIONS AND AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Teacher, ESL, La Comunidad Hispana, Kennett Square, PA.
Adjunct, First Year Experience, Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA
Adjunct, Educational Technology, Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA
Adjunct, Educational Media, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Teaching Assistant, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Innovation and Service in Teaching and Learning
- Assist faculty in developing courses and solving instructional problems, particularly in online courses, reflecting best practices in integrating technology, particularly emerging technologies.
- Develop, direct and deliver training in the use of Desire2Learn, use of instructional technology tools and emerging technologies.
- Develop documentation and other resources and tutorials.
Strong Working Relationships
I use a collaborative style that incorporates analytical and team-building skills, as well as strong oral and written communication skills, and is based on careful listening and positive inquiry.
Graduate Certificate, E-Learning and Online Teaching, University of Wisconsin-Stout, currently enrolled.
M.S., Instructional Systems Technology, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
B.A., English, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate, Technology Education K-12 and Elementary Education, Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA
Professional development – seminars, conferences, university graduate courses, and workshops in technology applications, cognition and instruction, technology integration and academic transformation. I am an experienced teacher and occasionally teach at Lincoln University.
INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY RESPONSIBILITIES
My role at Lincoln University is instructional, strategic, and tactical.
Instructional Development Responsibilities
Assist faculty in developing online courses and effectively course tools; provide and direct training in learning management system and tools; and, develop opportunities for faculty to learn about integrating technology, using technology, and applying sound pedagogy to teaching.
- Create instructional materials for use during training and for reference such as slides, Desire2Learn Guide Sheets, 90-second video instruction on D2L tools.
- Develop and promote Faculty Technology Showcases, brown bag lunch talks, iPad Users Group, Desire2Learn workshops, audio editing and digital imaging workshops.
- Develop online courses with Moodle, Desire2Learn and WebCT and oversee image, audio and video editing.
- Research and identify emerging technologies; develop projects around the use of new technologies; act as a trusted resource in assessing new technologies.
The strategic functions of my current job are concerned with improving academic programs and maximizing the impact on those programs. These functions have included the following:
- Provide project management, direction and leadership for academic technology applications, initiatives and services in the support of teaching and learning, particularly as they reflect Lincoln’s students’ needs and our current and planned classroom technology.
- Moodle, Desire2Learn and WebCT integration, implementation, management, training, and support.
- Link-to-Learn Grant. Computer skills training program for which lead to the adoption of WebCT for e- learning.
- Faculty Technology Mentorship Program. To support faculty training and the integration of WebCT and other technologies.
- Consult with academic departments on technology and learning assessment, teaching improvements, and classroom design.
- Build partnerships between faculty, students, and Information Technology in order to solve instructional problems that can be addressed by instructional technology, such as strengthening and collaborating with the Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement, developing a student multimedia lab, and enhancing learning initiatives of the Academic Centers of Excellence.
- Promote instructional technology for instructional improvement.
- Advocate on behalf of faculty and students in campus matters related to teaching and learning with technology and support broad access to technologies.
Tactical responsibilities of the day-to-day management of the academic technology support area include components relating to the staff, operating and capital budget, staffing, classroom technology support, classroom design and installation, media production, faculty technology support, student learning support, and training.
Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society, Charter Member Tau Zeta Chapter
PADLA, Pennsylvania Distance Learning Association
CCUMC, Consortium of College and University Media Centers
Committee Work and Grant Support
Learning Management Systems Evaluation Team (Chair), Information Technology Strategic Planning Committee, Middle States Regional Assessment Steering Committee, Technology Across the Curriculum Committee, Faculty Development Committee, several search committees, including President, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director of Communications, Mass Communications faculty, Information Technology Director.
Link-to-Learn (PA teaching enhancement grant using WebCT), PA Department of Education Student Enhancement Grants, FIPSE, MSEIP (US Department of Education Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program), and the Technology Transfer Project funded by Microsoft.
Moodle, Desire2Learn WebCT; Adobe CS Design Suite, MS Suite; Web 2.0 tools; iMovie, Audacity, Camtasia, Jing; iOS apps; GoToMeeting, Adobe Connect; iOS and Wind