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About Judith Slapak-Barski, Ed.D.

As an Instructional Technology and Design Specialist at Nova Southeastern University, Judith works with subject matter experts to improve the teaching and learning process through student-centered instruction, problem-based learning, and improvement of instruction in all its forms, whether in face-to-face, fully online, or blended environments. Judith specializes in Faculty Development, Online Learning Management Systems, instructional technology, and Teacher Education, among others.
Also, Judith is collaborating with the ExEL-Experiential Education and Learning- team, an initiative presented to the class of 2020 and all undergraduate classes moving forward. The ExEL initiative represents a larger cultural shift at NSU, as a component of a university-wide effort to strengthen experiential education in undergraduate curricula. The ExEL initiative provides students with the opportunity of gaining diverse, meaningful experiences, through learning activities designed to enhance the undergraduate experience and benefit undergraduate students both personally and professionally, by providing them with real world, hands on educational opportunities. This initiative is strengthened by the added focus of adapting experiential learning strategies to online course delivery.
On any typical day Judith's activities may include any or all of the following: working on instructional design projects, teaching a workshop for faculty, helping a professor plan instruction for a course, producing, filming and/or editing an instructional video, conducting program evaluations, organizing faculty meetings, presenting at national and international conferences, collaborating with administration in program development and implementation, and publishing in a variety of media. Those are the main ones, but there are many more! 
Judith enjoys helping educators (and educators in training) discover a variety of instructional strategies to make sure each course reflects best practices in andragogy and instructional technology.

Positions

Present Instructional Technology and Design Specialist, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
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Honors and Awards

  • Dr. Charles L. Faires Dissertation of Distinction Award (2017)
  • Service Learning Faculty Fellowship Award. Broward College (2010-2011)
  • Learning Community Award. Broward College (2010-2011)
  • Academic Excellence Council's Faculty Development Committee Membership VPAA Invitation. B.C. (2010-2011)
  • South Campus Adjunct Professor of the Year Award. B.C. (2009-2010)
  • Civic Engagement-Service Learning Fellowship. Faculty Service-Learning Fellow Service-Learning Advisory Committee member (2009-2010)
  • Endowed Teaching Chair Award nominations. B.C. (2008 & 2009)
  • Classroom Research Award. “Infusing Technology into the Learning Experience of Adult ESOL Students”. Holcombe Institute for Teaching & Learning Excellence, B. C. (2006)
  • Certificate of Outstanding Performance in Teaching. Miami Dade College (2004)
  • Lifetime Membership in recognition of Outstanding Scholastic Achievement and Excellence. Golden Key National Honor Society (1998)

Education

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2017 Doctor of Education - Instructional Technology and Distance Education, Nova Southeastern University ‐ Abraham S. Fischler College of Education
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2007 Master of Education - Instructional Technology, American Intercontinental University - Weston
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2000 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Florida International University
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Contact Information

Nova Southeastern University
8000 North Ocean Drive, Suite 303
Dania, Beach FL 33004

Office Phone: 954-262-3639

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