As briefly mentioned in the About Me section, my areas of interest are broad yet specific. My interest in teaching has been ingrained from a young age, but has been honed with each experience. I would like to investigate technology incorporation for adult basic literacy and education. I have done a little research on the topic of GED preparation for a class project and I am currently investigating the literature available. I also find my self naturally inclined to find solutions for people that are “on the job” but need to fine tune skills to grow professionally and do their job better. For example, my brother works for the post office. He would like to be more involved with the union, but the bylaws and regulations are very tedious and, given his little time off of work, he finds himself unable to learn them. I am working with him to make audio recordings along with examples so that he can listen while he walks.
Association for Education Communication & Technology (AECT) – October 2018
Myself along with Dr. Correia, Dr. Archambault, Cara North, and Natalie Gintert will form a panel to discuss the modern portrait of an online masters student in education. This discussion will cover different topics like how we all felt about each experiences included things that worked well and things that need improvement.
Learning DevCamp – June 2018
– I presented on my first year in Instructional Design. To gather information, I searched the internet, reflected on my own experiences and used twitter, Facebook, slack, and email to gather information from peers. The presentation boiled down the information to four categories: Networking, Exploring, Reporting, and Data.
TEDxPSU 2018 – February 2018
The title of my TEDxPSU talk is Beyond the Numbers: a Data Analysts journey. When doing data analysis, investing time with people and the process of analyzing data, as well as it’s resources, will allow you to better understand the information. It will significantly benefit the data analysis process as well as the results from that analysis. Exploring your mindset and getting to place of neutrality and purpose while working can help clear the mind to do a more thorough and complete study. Look at the big picture and the small; understand the bias and the purpose. Data analytics is as much an art as it is a science. Anyone with any background can be curious and investigate information to tell a complete story.
Association for Education Communication & Technology (AECT) – November 2017
Dr. Ana-Paula Correia, Cara North, Anna Leach and Natalie Gintert
– With a team of 3 other class mates, Cara North, Tim Nunn, and Natalie Gintert and our mentor, Dr. Correia, presented on the evaluation of the Duolingo English Test. The round table was hosted at the 2017 International Convention held in Jacksonville, FL.
Innovate – Impact at the Ohio State University – May 2017
Team TANC: Anna Leach, Cara North, Natalie Gintert, Tim Nunn
– With a team of 3 other class mates, Cara North, Tim Nunn, and Natalie Gintert we presented on formative evaluation of a learning tool prior to implementation. We were mentored by our professor for formative evaluation, Dr. Correia. A recording of the presentation can be found here. My speaking part, on the importance of completing a learning try-out (or pilot) is from minute 16:33 to 23:39. At the end of the presentation, I also participate in responding to several questions from the audience; Questions begin at minute 33:50.
In Spring of 2017, we worked on revising a week of instruction for the College of Nursing at the Ohio State University. The Chief Innovation Office, Tim Raderstorf, sent a letter of thanks – TANC Letter of Thanks