April 2020: OCI – General Updates

ID Team Members Present at QM 2020 East RegionalMembers of the Instructional Design (ID) team are presenting at the Quality Matters (QM) 2020 East Regional Conference on Friday, April 24. The event will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19. Dr. Matthew Vaughan’s presentation, Accessible Accessibility: Making Sense of Specific Review Standard 8.3 in the APPQMR, will explore the complexities of Specific Review Standard 8.3 … Continue reading April 2020: OCI – General Updates

February 2020: OCI – General Updates

Welcome Camilo IrizarryCamilo Irizarry joins the instructional design team on Thursday, February 13. Camilo holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Delivery from  Manhattan College, and a Bachelor’s Degree History from the University at Albany, State University of New York. He comes to us from NYU’s Center for Academic Excellence and Support, where he previously worked as an Instructional Designer. In his full-time role … Continue reading February 2020: OCI – General Updates

January 2020: OCI – General Updates

Welcome Cassie ScannellaCassie Scannella joins the instructional design team on Tuesday, January 28. Cassie possesses an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration in Adult Education. She comes to us from Saint Peters University, where she previously worked as an Instructional Design Specialist. In her full-time role as an instructional designer, Cassie will collaborate with programs and faculty in the design of online and … Continue reading January 2020: OCI – General Updates

December 2019: OCI – General Updates

Congratulations, John PesantezWe are pleased to announce that John Pesantez has been promoted to the role of Senior Academic Technology Specialist. In this new role, John will continue overseeing the administration of Canvas and other core educational technology platforms that are critical to the mission of online at SPS. Additionally, he will be responsible for developing a technology plan for the OCI team to address … Continue reading December 2019: OCI – General Updates

November 2019: OCI – General Updates

SPS at QM ConnectDr. Matthew Vaughan, Instructional Designer, presented at QM Connect — Quality Matters’ 11th Annual Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning in Grapevine, Texas. His presentation, Visualizing Alignment: Showing How Course Components Work Together, lead attendees in a discussion on the use of visualization to make alignment more explicit within a course. Continue reading November 2019: OCI – General Updates

October 2019: OCI – General Updates

Congratulations, Bryon VaughnWe are pleased to announce that Bryon Vaughn, Director of Innovation and Academic Technology, has accepted a new role at SPS: Director of Analytics in the division of Administrative Affairs. In his new role, Bryon will lead the development and school-wide adoption of a data governance policy and work in collaboration with the Executive Director of Analytics to direct data governance efforts at … Continue reading October 2019: OCI – General Updates