Rutgers Online Learning Conference

March 12, 2018
LMS Roundtable : Multiple Perspectives
The panel will discuss various perspectives of transitioning to Canvas. The panel members include an assistant dean for instructional support, instructor, instructional designers, and help desk manager who will be sharing their experiences and tips on using and teaching in Canvas. Participants will be encouraged to join in the discussion by sharing their own perspectives and get their questions answered.
Speaker Bio(s): 

Steve Garwood is the Assistant Dean of Instructional Support and Assessment in the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University and has worked over ten years in the field of instructional design and technology in higher education. Before becoming Assistant Dean, Steve was Director of Instructional Design and Technology Services at SC&I, an instructional technology specialist at SC&I, an instructor in the Library and Information Science Department at SC&I

David S. Levine has been teaching at SC&I since Fall of 2003. He founded his consulting agency, Silver Bullet Advisors, to provide high-level strategic & practical tactical advice to business owners, stake holders & leaders to help them achieve their business objectives & goals in small, medium or large enterprises. Being their outside pair of eyes, David provides a specialized, targeted perspective often missed when fully engaged in a business. David holds a BS (Banking/Finance & Marketing) & MBA (Marketing & Finance) from New York University. He has been an officer/board member of industry, educational, & community organizations, as well as several new business startups. David is a US Patent Holder & published author.

Marie Li serves as the Senior Instructional Designer with the Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies at Rutgers. Marie assumes the role of the team lead for the Instructional Design group, supporting Rutgers faculty in designing and developing online and hybrid courses as well as providing faculty with support on various LMSs and educational tools. She is also the coordinator for MOOCs at Rutgers which partners with Coursera. Marie has 15 years’ experience of providing Academic Technology Services and online education for higher education. Prior to joining the team of COHLIT, she worked for Ellucian (formerly known as Sungard Higher Education) and served over 35 client universities/colleges nationwide, and assumed a variety of roles and responsibilities (e.g. Startup Academic Technology Director, Instructional Technology Manager, Instructional Designer and LMS administrator). Marie has a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology as well as a Master’s degree in Teaching.

Kyle Whitmus holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Washington State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing – Fiction from the University of Massachusetts—Amherst. At UMass—Amherst, Kyle taught College Writing in the Writing Program and supported faculty in digital pedagogy and the use of instructional technology as part of the Instructional Media Lab. His responsibilities as an Instructional Designer at COHLIT include collaborating and consulting with University faculty in the migration, conception, development, and refinement of their online and hybrid courses. 

Joe Yankus is an Instructional Designer at the Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT). Prior to arriving at Rutgers, Joe spent eight years at Seton Hall University, where he earned his B.A. in Communication Studies & Sociology and his M.A. in Instructional Design & Technology. Joe’s professional experience includes five years at Seton Hall’s IT department, where he provided on-site and online technical support for the University community and led training workshops for new department hires. He then spent three years at the Seton Hall University Libraries, where his duties included web development, creation of training materials, resource acquisition, art gallery assistance and more.

Steve Garwood, David S. Levine, Marie Li, Kyle Whitmus, Joseph Yankus
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Event Date

RUOnlineCon 2018
12 March 2018
200 Atrium Drive

Somerset, NJ 08873

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