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Instructional Designer and Faculty Support Coordinator

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She oversees the daily operations of the Instructional Media Lab, which provides front-line support for the instructional technology used by instructors and teaching assistants. She is also passionate about learning new technologies and ways to use them to create more engaging and interactive learning experiences, and to make education more accessible to all students, regardless of their background or abilities.

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Instructional Technologist

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Ryan Scott has been with the University of Massachusetts since the mid-1990's starting as a student and upon receiving his BA in Political Science joined the Continuing Education department as an LMS system administrator. Currently Ryan is the administrator for both the Blackboard and Canvas LMS'. His primary focus is on system setup and integrations. In his off time he serves as the official replay coordinator for the UMass Men's and Women's Basketball Teams as well as the UMass Hockey team.

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Faculty Instructor Support Coordinator

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Purple Flowers in front of UMass Chapel

Instructional Designer and Faculty Support Coordinator

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I'm Jia, and my journey at UMass was way back to 2017 when I first came to the United States from China as a graduate student. I got my first job as an Instructional Designer at UMass and I have enjoyed my work ever since. I hold a deep belief in the power of resource sharing. Sharing is caring, and knowledge is more meaningful when you share it with others. Beyond my 9-5, I enjoy making miniatures, building my dollhouse, working on my scrapbooks and contributing to my recipe website.

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Instructional Media Lab Consultant
 

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Mirriam is a Ph.D. student in Teacher Education and School Improvement, drawing from a rich background of experience in both high school and international kindergarten teaching. Her research is a testament to her passion for equitable education, as it delves into the transformative potential of mobile learning technologies within the unique context of low-income developing countries. Through her academic journey, Mirriam aspires to drive positive change in educational practices, making learning more accessible and impactful for students in underserved communities in the global south.

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Instructional Media Lab Consultant
 

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Purple Flowers in front of UMass Chapel

Isenberg School of Management

 

Susan Boyer

Susan Boyer is a Lecturer in the Operations and Information Management Department at the Isenberg School of Management. She teaches courses using a Flex model, combining face-to-face and online learners. Additionally, she is Isenberg’s Director of Instructional Technology where she cultivates and supports technologies and best practices in instructional design for the purpose of improving better learning outcomes for students. As an IIF fellow, she will present on her experiences and approach to using various technologies, such as gifs, to increase student engagement in both in person and

Susan Boyer

Associate Director of IDEAS

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Tamarin has been with IDEAS since April 2022, serving first as a Team Lead, then Acting Manager, and now the Associate Director. Tamarin has been a driving force behind the Canvas LMS initiative, and oversees the identification and implementation of new technologies and instructional design practices to enhance the academic learning environment.

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Manager, Instructional Design and Technology

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Dan Cannity is currently a Manager of Instructional Design and Support at UMass Amherst. His graduate work in Sociology focused on digital literacies and digital skill acquisition, with a lens toward equity. He believes that digital technologies provide the opportunity for enhancing learning, and community participation, as long as we put in the energy to make it work for everyone.

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Instructional Designer and Faculty Support Coordinator

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Nyaradzai is a dynamic instructional designer with a passion for education and working collaboratively with people. She loves to work with instructors/educators to create effective in-person, online, hybrid, & flex courses that cater to diverse learner needs. Additionally, she is dedicated to enhancing the professional experiences of educators through various faculty development initiatives aimed at promoting teaching excellence and innovation.

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