Educational Technology Training Experiences

2005 & 2006 Teaching with Technology Institute (TTI) - The Office of Academic Affairs of Long Island University holds an annual summer technology institute for full-time faculty. For the past two years, I have been a member of the TTI planning committee, and I have have served as an intrigal part in the preparation and organization of this four-day long event. I also moonlighted at the TTI as a general technical trouble-shooter, everything from enabling a wireless network card to puzzling out the design of an interactive self-quiz using Flash with a faculty member late into the night. This year I also designed and maintained the 2006 TTI Website.

School of Nursing Faculty Development Sessions - As part of the School of Nursing's faculty development plan at the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University, I co-taught three technology training sessions for the SoN's full-time faculty with Michael Byrne, the Co-Chair of the Department of Educational Technology at the C.W. Post Campus. In Fall 2005, we delivered a training session in PowerPoint best practices, and in Spring 2006, we held two sessions in utilizing the Long Island University's wiki (utilizing the wiki engine Confluence) for the School of Nursing's curriculum revisions. These experiences were my first teaching sessions in a formalized instructional setting versus one-to-one tutoring.

Webmastering and Administrating

Long Island University's Confluence Wiki - I am an administrator for LIU's private wiki, which is run on the Confluence Wiki engine. If a faculty member requests a space on the wiki for any University-related purpose, I create the wiki space for them, add users to that wiki space, and answer any initial questions the uses may have. There are so many excellent ways wikis can be used for educational purposes, and so as part of my educational technology studies, I made a list of wiki-related resources on the internet.