“Learning and Writing in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs),” CCCC Research Network Forum, Las Vegas, NV (March 13, 2013)
“Digital Invention” (poster). Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium, UC Davis (April 26-28, 2012)
UC Online & the University Writing Program, September 2011-present
PI: Carl Whithaus. Our team developed the curriculum and created course shells for hybrid and online versions of UC Davis’ first-year composition course. We are currently developing assessment strategies for the courses and program.
GetUp Project, March 2014 – present
PI: Cynthia Carter Ching. The GetUp Project is investigating the ways wearable technologies (i.e., FitBit) can motivate middle-school age children to be more healthy and active. In conjunction with a video game design company, this research team also looks at the motivational potential of playing a video games that draws data from the wearable technology.
Instructor (UC Davis), 2012-present
UWP 1 (face-to-face first-year composition course in a computer classroom)
EDU 185: Learning in the Digital Age (face-to-face; instructor: Cynthia Carter Ching)
Associate Faculty Member (Ashford University), 2010-2012
ENG 121 Introduction to Composition (fully online)
Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (UC Davis), 2014
Supervisors: Dan Comins and Cara Harwood-Theisen. Based on faculty development literature and interviews with faculty development specialists at other institutions, Jenae Cohn and I are writing a report and creating the framework for a “faculty hub,” an online resource for faculty who want to learn more about hybrid and online teaching, and who want to connect with other faculty across the campus who are already involved with such projects.
Supervisor: Andy Jones. I wrote Davis’ instructional technology blog, The Wheel, helped organize bi-monthly faculty meetings about teaching with technology, and participated in many cross-campus initiatives to support educational technology at UC Davis.
Reviewed, updated, and maintained public-facing websites for correct content and language use. Conducted interviews and wrote student success stories, faculty spotlights, and employee testimonials. Edited and formatted monthly online diversity articles. Editor of semi-annual print and online alumni magazine.
Curriculum Coordinator (University of the Rockies), 2009-2010
Built and maintained courses in Blackboard and eCollege.
Campus Council on Information Technology/Educational Technology Subcommittee Graduate Student Representative (2012-present)
Steering Committee for LMS Transition Initiative at UC Davis (2013-2014)
Co-Chair, School of Education Graduate Student Association (2013-present)
Planning Committee for 2013 University of California Writing Program Conference (2012-2013)
Review Committee for Provost Hybrid Course Award (2012, 2013)