Friday, November 13, 2015 - 8:15am - 9:00am
For the last several years, Kae Novak has been an instructional designer with Online Learning at Front Range Community College focused on design for student engagement and success. She has been the coordinator and training developer for the campus-wide annual Teaching with Technology conference for all college faculty. She has also designed and taught campus and online faculty professional development courses on serious games, virtual worlds, new media literacy and an introduction to mobile learning.
Farah Bennani is a Microbiology faculty and chair for online Science, Math and Allied Health courses at Front Range Community College. She holds a patent from her Doctoral research in Sciences in Microbiology, an Advanced Studies Certification in Nutrition and an Analyst-Programmer Computer Sciences Degree. She serves as the Allied Health Curriculum Expert at the North American Network of science labs online (NANSLO) developing remote-web based science labs (RWSLB) and on the board of the Colorado Distance Learning Association. She is the recipient of the Immersive Learning and Game-based Learning grant for her microbiology Project Outbreak. She teaches across the Biology curriculum face-to-face, hybrid, flipped and fully online courses using adaptive, project-based, game-based learnings, augmented reality and apps.
As associate vice chancellor for mobilization and emerging technology for the Tennessee Board of Regents, Robbie Melton oversees mobilization strategies and initiatives for the sixth largest statewide system of public higher education in the country. A key part of Melton's role is keeping an eye on the future of mobile and organizing cross-disciplinary teams to study its education applications. She is known as the first ‘App-ologist’ with her development of an Education and Workforce Mobile App Resource Center for PreK-Ph.D.