NOTE: This session is one of three that will be offered twice, during an afternoon of concurrent sessions.
Participants will explore a variety of Web 2.0 apps in a laboratory-like environment. Each participant should plan on bringing a wireless-capable laptop (webcam and microphone will also be useful) to this hand-on session. Time will be spent exploring free or nearly free instructional technologies which may be used by educators and student alike. A realm of possibilities will be explored including web conferencing, creating tutorials and streaming to mobile applications. This will be a fast-paced session designed to introduce the user to an array of applications which can be explored upon return to home/work.
About the Presenter:
Cindy Mathena has been teaching at the University of St. Augustine since January of 1998. She attended the Medical University of South Carolina and received her B.S. in Occupational Therapy. She received her M.S. in Health Administration from Old Dominion University and her PhD is in Educational Technology with an emphasis in online learning experiences though Walden University. Her dissertation was titled: "Effectiveness of Online Education for Physical and Occupational Therapy Curricula".
Dr. Mathena is the Dean of Post Professional Studies. She serves as faculty in both entry-level and post-professional programs. Dr. Mathena not only provides patient care in the clinic, but participates in community-based practices as well. These include ergonomic and work-site analysis as well as in-home environmental assessments.
Dr. Mathena oversees the Instructional Technology Department and enjoys the growth and use of technology in education she has witnessed in her 12 years with the university. She serves on the Distance Education and Training Councils site accreditation team and is actively involved in that organization.
In her spare time she is a mother, scuba diver and guitar player.