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Academic Technologies - Rays of the Future

Academic Technologies Staff

Fatimah Albrahim, M.Ed.
Instructional Technologist II
College of Arts & Sciences
Haning Hall 018A

Fatimah is the instructional technologist II dedicated to the College of Arts and Sciences. Her background includes years of experience in instructional design, k-12 teaching, and teachers training. She has a Master's in distance teaching and training. Her Master's research investigated the role of systematic design of instruction in promoting deep learning and self-regulation. Currently, she is working on the proposal for her doctoral degree in Instructional Technology. Her goal is to help in exploring the influence of technology on education outcomes in different learning environments.

Matt Dingo, M.Ed.
Instructional Technologist II
College of Fine Arts
Putnam Hall 236

Matt is the instructional technologist II dedicated to the College of Fine Arts. He is an instructional technologist who specializes in digital accessibility and enjoys the challenge of developing activities that enhance student engagement. Before earning a M.Ed. in Educational Technology from James Madison University, Matt taught guitar and jazz improvisation at University of Minnesota, Morris and Juniata College. His Master’s research explored pedagogical applications of networked music performance tools, low-latency, peer-to-peer internet connections which provide near real-time interactions between musicians via distance. More information about Matt can be found at: http://mattdingoportfolio.businesscatalyst.com/.

Larry Hess, M.Ed, BSIT
Instructional Technologist II
College of Business
Copeland Hall 514J

Larry is the instructional technologist II dedicated to the College of Business. 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. More information about Larry can be found at: http://www.larryhessdesign.com.

Audra Hilterbran, MA, BA
Instructional Technologist II
Russ College of Engineering
Stocker Center 130

Audra is the instructional technologist II dedicated to the 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 II
Scripps College of Communication
Schoonover 312

Hope is the instructional technologist II dedicated to the Scripps College of Communication. She 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 II
College of Health Sciences and Professions
Grover W317

Paa is the instructional technologist II dedicated to the College of Health and Human Sciences. 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
Director of Instructional Technology & Research
Haning 029

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.

Michael Roy, MS, M.Ed
Instructional Technologist III
Haning 018B

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 Technologist Manager
Haning 018C

Becky works as the instructional technologist manager in Academic Technologies. Before working in Academic Technologies she worked in E-Learning designing independent study online courses. 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.

 Where to Find Us

018 Haning Hall

Upcoming Faculty Events 

Course Design Studio for Blended and Online Courses

Are you looking for the time and resources you need to design or redesign a blended or online course? Academic Technologies is accepting applications for an intensive Design Studio to be conducted from January 4-8, 2016; 9am-4pm. The studio is a week long opportunity that is intended to provide participants with a tangible and implementable outcome. During the week, participants will be provided hands-on structured workshop sessions, individual assistance, group discussion, and sharing opportunities. Academic Technologies will provide daily consultation and technical assistance to help complete your course (re)design.

All interested faculty are encouraged to apply. Participation is limited to 15 faculty members. To do so, complete and submit the application at 

https://ohio.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0CaYu8RfLufkCZn by December 12, 2015.


CHSP Instructional Technology Events and Workshops

Software Demonstration Events @ Grover E215

Demonstration of Articulate Studio: "Enhancing Power with Articulate Studio", Faculty will be introduced to Articulate to record voice overs, add quizzes and engaging elements into their PowerPoint documents to enhance their student learning with emphasis on teaching ease of use on the following days:

  • October 28th: 3pm-4:30pm
  • November 18th: 3pm-4:30pm
  • December 9th: 3pm-4:30pm

Faculty Showcase Events @ Grover E215

These events are for faculty to interact with other faculty who have been through the course development and share experiences and possibly mentor them.

  • October 29th: 10am-12pm
    Deb Murray
  • December 3rd: 1pm-2:30pm
    Jennifer Yoder