Through my role as Coordinator for Educational Technology, I am responsible for the development, assessment, and management of the Educational Technology Certificate Program. Educational technology involves the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning through the development, integration, and management of developmentally appropriate technological resources. My commitment to the expansion of professional knowledge is demonstrated through scholarship and research endeavors incorporating a wide range of themes in response to emerging technologies, the way children and adults learn in the 21st century, and methods for the delivery of online instruction. As an educator, I strive to engage, challenge, and inspire professional excellence in my students. It is my belief that all students are capable of acquiring and refining knowledge, proficiencies, and dispositions that will equip them for life in an ever changing world. A current grant-funded project titled DISCOVER the Future with Robotics enables me to conduct site-based research as I align the math, science, and language arts curricula to the field of robotics and pilot new teaching methodologies in Grade 5-6 classrooms. Ph.D. 2006, Nova Southeastern University, Computing Technology in Education -Educational robotics, STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics), educational game design, & online learning environments. -2011 Connecticut State Department of Education Interdistrict Cooperative Grant -Reviewer - Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics -Reviewer - Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education Conference
A Model Taxonomy of Learning Objectives for the Online Learning Environment, Education Faculty Publications (2013)
Although course content at institutions of higher education is delivered through a variety of ways...
Integrating Multimedia into Moodle: Resources, Education Faculty Publications (2010)
Create and share multimedia learning materials in your Moodle courses. This presentation introduces methods for...
Using a Robotic Arm to Evaluate the Programming Ability of K-12 Educators, Education Faculty Publications (2006)
This usability study measured the ability of educators to master advanced computer programming concepts through...
Development and Implementation of a Plan for an Online Educational Technology Program Leading to Cross Endorsement for Connecticut Educators, Education Faculty Publications (2005)
Thesis (Ph.D) -- Nova Southeastern University, 2005.
Methods for Marine Ecosystems Research through the Use of PDAs with Preservice Teachers (with Maria Lizano-DiMare), Education Faculty Publications (2005)
Science teachers are charged with the task of providing students in grades K-12 with opportunities...
Elementary School Students D.I.S.C.O.V.E.R The Future With Robotics at SHU, Sacred Heart University News Story (2010)
D.I.S.C.O.V.E.R. the Future with Robotics, a state-funded grant that aims to foster collaboration between students...
Increasing Peer Collaboration in Digital Learning Environments (with Maria Lizano-DiMare), Education Faculty Publications (2013)
Presentation made at the Fall Faculty Institute Sacred Heart University October 15, 2013.