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Academic Technologies - Rays of the Future

Academic Technologies Staff

Larry Hess, BSIT
Instructional Technologist

Larry has a strong multimedia background and brings in expertise from web design, photography, video, audio, and instructional technology usage. He enjoys finding solutions with technology and helping others use technology to solve real world problems. His goal is to make the learning experience more powerful and immersive for the students.

Audra Hilterbran, MA, BA
Instructional Technologist
Russ College of Engineering

Audra’s background is in applied linguistics with an emphasis on computer assisted language learning and second language acquisition. She likes to travel, and tries to find opportunities to teach and do research wherever she goes. She's at the dissertation stage in her doctoral program. She enjoys the meticulousness involved in instructional design. To see some of her projects, you can check out her portfolio at www.audrahilterbran.com

Hope E. Moore, B.A, A.A.S.
Instructional Technologist
Scripps College of Communication
Schoonover 312

Hope has a varied background in a wide range of areas related to communication and multimedia including journalism, photography, photojournalism, broadcasting, digital filmmaking, instructional, software, print, mobile app, web design and development. She plans to bring this extensive background to help the College of Communication with their learning needs.

Paa Kwesi Nyarko-Krampah, MCTP, BSc
Instructional Technologist
College of Health Sciences and Professions
Instructional Technologist
Grover W317

Paa Kwesi is a 10 year seasoned information and telecommunication systems professional with work experience in industry and academia. He is working on his PhD in Instructional Technology. He’s manned the roles of IT Specialist, Systems and Operations Tech, IT Support Analyst and Mobile Solutions Engineer and will be using this experience to help the College of Health and Human sciences.

Candi Morris, M.Ed
Interim Director Academic Technologies
Alden 301N

Candi has a Master's in Higher Education and has begun working on a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology. She has worked at Ohio University for 19 years and in the Office of Information Technology for 16 years. She has been an Instructional Designer for 3 years. Her strengths include working with faculty to transition from face to face teaching to hybrid/blended/online. 

Laura L. Patch, MTS, MLIS, BA
Instructional Technologist
College of Arts and Sciences
301 Hanning and 209 Wilson
3-2849 until 1 pm

Laura is the instructional designer dedicated to the College of Arts & Sciences. In this role she consults with faculty to develop high quality, online courses according to best practices and national standards in distance education. She assists faculty in converting traditional, face-to-face courses into an online format and in developing new online courses from scratch. She reports to the Associate Dean for Students, Instruction and Curriculum, the Associate Dean for Strategy, Finance, and Administration, and the Vice Provost for eLearning and Strategic Partnerships in E-Learning OHIO.

Michael Roy, MS, M.Ed
Instructional Designer/ Web & Multimedia Developer
Alden 301H

Mike enjoys learning. He taught secondary math, English and humanities for 10 years. He has worked in higher education for the past 17 years. He has enjoyed collaborating with faculty on long-term course design projects. He is enthusiastic about design and creative activity. Some of his goals in instructional design include identifying evidence-based methods for helping people learn, exploring the potential of multimedia learning modules applied in various subject areas, and investigating the role that motivation and meta-cognition play in how learning happens. 

Becky Simons, M.Ed
Instructional Designer
018C Hanning

Becky works as an Instructional Designer in Academic Technologies. Before working in Academic Technologies she worked 8 years in E-Learning designing independent study online courses. She also worked as Blackboard support as the co-team lead for 2 years. She enjoys working with Faculty and instructors who are developing and redesigning online/blended courses while incorporating the Quality Matters Standards. 

 Want to talk to us about a project idea or learning need? Contact us at at@ohio.edu or (740)597-0451.

 Where to Find Us

Faculty Commons
3rd Floor, Alden Library


Upcoming Faculty Events

Turnitin Advanced Features

Do you teach online or blended classes? Are you interested in a paperless classroom and online grading? Looking for a better system for addressing plagiarism?

Please join Academic Technologies on Thursday, March 27 from 10:30am-12:00pm in the Friends of the Library Room (319 Alden) as Professor Aaron Wright discusses the benefits of using the plagiarism tool, Turnitin (www.turnitin.com) online grading and peer review features.
Online grading provides instructors the ability to grade and provide feedback directly on student written assignments (i.e. papers, essays, thesis, powerpoint files), and non-written work (including images, videos, music files).
Peer review allows students to evaluate each other's course assignments and learn from their classmates.
Turnitin is currently available to Ohio University faculty and is integrated with Blackboard.

This brown bag session will include:

  • An overview of Turnitin
  • Creating Turnitin assignments in Blackboard
  • Using the Turnitin online grading (Grademark) feature
  • Creating rubrics in Turnitin
  • Creating peer review assignments
  • Tips and tricks for using online grading (Grademark) & peer review

Previous experience with Turnitin is not required for this session. However, if you have not used Turnitin, we recommend that you visit the Turnitin website ( www.turnitin.com ) for an overview of the system and its features before the session.
A laptop is recommended, but not required.

Please send email (at@ohio.edu) if you are able to attend.