In my ten years of experience in higher education, I have found that technology changes constantly and it is important to integrate technology into the classroom and other learning environments. I am dedicated to learning more about technology and reaching people where they are instead of waiting for them to come to us. By learning how to develop online instruction, simulations, and virtual reality, the delivery of information can extend beyond four walls of a room.
As an Instructional Design and Educational Technology graduate student, I plan to develop creative ways to engage students prior to their first semester at the University. Through online interactions and visualizations, potential Islanders and their families will be able to experience the Island University at their fingertips.
During the duration of the Instructional Design and Educational Technology degree, courses have allowed me to:
- Design instructional videos in Adobe Captivate
- Re-design the Blackboard course for a five-week summer bridge at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
- Identify a real client and design a technology integration application for students that need reading comprehension assistance
- Assist the Math Department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with modifications to Blackboard and delivery of instruction
- Present with two math faculty at the Digital Symposium Spring Fall 2019
- Create an interactive e-book with Adobe InDesign
I plan to use the knowledge I’ve gained throughout my first year to develop an online portion to a five-week summer bridge for incoming students that feel underprepared for their first year of college. I plan to attend workshops, conferences, and webinars to learn how other professionals incorporate technology into their students’ experiences both in the classroom and outside of the classroom.