DETC 84th Annual Conference
April 11-13, 2010
The L'Auberge Del Mar * Del Mar, CA
Top Ten Tech Tips for 2010
The DETC Technology Subcommittee:
Ms. Erika Yigzaw, Vice-President, American College of Healthcare Sciences
Mr. Don Kassner, President, Andrew Jackson University
Ms. Kristi Bordelon, Chief Executive Officer, Teacher Education University
Ms. Cindy Mathena, Director of Online Education, University of St. Augustine
Tuesday, April 13th *
9:30 - 10:15 a.m. * Platinum Ballroom
The DETC Technology Committee will demonstrate their Top Ten 2010 Tech Tips during this highly interactive session! Follow along as they show you the ten most useful tips to get the most from your technology this year.
Have more questions? This afternoon, members of the Technology Committee will be staffing the DETC Tech Genius Bar! Stop by the registration table after the session to make a reservation for a 10-minute one-on-one session to get your tech questions answered. They'll have you tweeting in no time!
Ms. Erika Yigzaw
Erika Yigzaw joined the Australasian College of Health Sciences in 1997 and is the Senior Vice President in charge of business development, accreditation and legal issues as well as moving the schools programs online. Before joining the College, she practiced corporate law with Bell Gully Buddle Weir, New Zealand's leading commercial law firm. While practicing law, she was involved in the natural health industry in corporate establishment and development, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and product development. In addition to her many responsibilities at ACHS, Ms. Yigzaw serves as an advisor to the Aromatherapy Registration Council in the U.S. She is an Oregon state licensed teacher. Ms. Yigzaw graduated with a first class honors degree in law from the University of Otago Law School in Dunedin, New Zealand and was admitted to the New Zealand Law Society in 1995. She also holds a Bachelors in Commerce degree from the University of Otago with a major in Education and Health Care Economics.
Mr. Don Kassner
Don Kassner has been the President of Andrew Jackson University, located in Birmingham, AL, since 2007. He joined the University in 2005 and led the effort to convert the University’s programs from correspondence to being delivered 100% online. As President, Mr. Kassner spends his time focused on students, social media, and marketing the University. In addition, Mr. Kassner has served on various DETC accreditation review committees since 2007 as a business standards evaluator. As part of his duties at Andrew Jackson University, Mr. Kassner is the general manager of ProctorU, an online proctoring service that was launched in early 2009. Mr. Kassner earned a BA in Economics and Accounting in 1994, and went on to complete his MA in Economics in 1996, both at San Jose State University where he served as a member of the economics faculty from the fall semester of 2003 to the spring semester of 2009.
Ms. Kristi Bordelon
Ms. Kristi Bordelon currently serves as the Chief Education Officer for Teacher Education University in Winter Park, Florida. Ms. Bordelon is responsible for all academic aspects of the university. Ms. Bordelon has also served as the Director of Educational Technology at Teacher Education University and as the Director of Online Training at the Teacher Education Institute. She received her B.S. and M.A. from the University of Central Florida. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Northcentral University.
Dr. Cindy Mathena
Cindy Mathena has been teaching at the University of St. Augustine since January of 1998. She currently serves as the Dean of Post-Professional Studies, which includes Online Education, IT, Transitional Occupational Therapy Doctoral Programs, and the Doctor of Education (EdD) Program. 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 dozen years with the university. 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".
Training Faculty and Students with a WebQuest
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