Educational Technology

As an instructional designer specializing in online learning, Jennifer seeks ways to facilitate learning through effective and efficient uses of technology. She is involved in many educational technology related projects, including the following:

Educational Technology Webcasts
EdTechWeekly on

Overview: EdTechWeekly (at is a weekly live interactive webcast broadcast on the channel of the Worldbridges webcasting network. As a co-host with Jeff Lebow, Dave Cormier, and John Schinker, Jennifer researches current news stories related to education and technology, tests new resources to support learning, and presents reviews during the weekly live webcast. Participants in the live webcast are invited to join the live conversation and to share their bookmarked web links. Nearly 10,000 education and technology related items have been indexed within the EdTechTalk and repositories. Each week, over 1,000 listeners either participate live or download the recorded webcasts.

Educational Technology Website and Blog

Overview: Jennifer has maintained a web site since 2005 dedicated to her ongoing review of educational technology and online learning topics. Thousands of viewers have visited her web site and blog and many have become virtual colleagues within an informal online community of professional educators. The web site catalogues hundreds of resources to support online learning and the integration of technology in educational settings.

Networking with Live Interactive Media
State University of New York (SUNY) Online Learning Summit
by Jeff Lebow and Jennifer Maddrell

Overview: This presentation was delivered during the 2008 SUNY Online Learning Summit in Albany, NY. It highlights means to create learning and professional development networks using live interactive media.

Educating Educators Using Open Educational Resources
Open Education 2007 Conference at Utah State University
by Dr. Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich and Jennifer Maddrell

Overview: This presentation was delivered during the Open Education 2007 Conference at Utah State University in Logan, UT. It highlights instructional methods to support learning using open educational resources within adult and higher education courses. Methods for incorporating open educational resources within instructional presentation, learner practice, and feedback are discussed.

Using the Drupal Content Management System to Support Online Environments
Indiana University Instructional Systems Technology 2007 Conference Presentation

Overview: This one hour workshop highlights the use of the Drupal content management system to support personal and collaborative online environments. Drupal is open source web based software that facilitates web site development and online content management. The target audience for this workshop includes those who are unfamiliar with Drupal, but are interested in creating, supporting or using a personal or collaborative online environment. The workshop provides a high level overview of available features and processes involved with Drupal based web site development, data creation, content storage, and information sharing. The presentation covers basic aspects of the Drupal web site development process, key Drupal content management capabilities, examples of Drupal based online environments, and the steps necessary to begin a basic Drupal installation.

Teaching and Learning with Technology
Media Guide for Students

Overview: This Media Guide was developed for a seminar entitled Teaching with Technology. The seminar is geared toward instructors and provides an introduction to the various technologies available for training. The Media Guide is used during a section of the seminar that focuses on the latest generation of web based resources available for training. The seminar highlights the features and instructional uses of a range of web based tools and provides a high level overview of how to begin trying the tools. During the seminar, an exploration of the training application ideas is covered and a demonstration of the use of each type of web based resource is given by the facilitator.