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Instructor Engagement: Building Trust with Innovative Technology

Date: April 21, 2014

Time: 1:00 p.m. ET (UTC-4) runs one hour; convert to your time zone

Special Guests

Cody ConnorCody Connor

Cody Connor is an instructional technology educational specialist at the University of Wyoming Outreach School. He works as part of the UW instructional design team in the development, design, and support of distance courses, as well as preparing professional development opportunities for educators including the e-Volution Technology Forum, Tech Boot Camp, and more.


Athena KennedyAthena Kennedy

Athena Kennedy completed a BA in communication and a BA in Spanish at the University of Wyoming and an MA in communication. She is currently earning a PhD in higher education administration at the University of Wyoming. She is an instructional technologist at the University of Wyoming Outreach School. Additionally, she teaches communication courses at the local community college.



Join Malcolm Brown and Veronica Diaz as they moderate this webinar with Cody Connor and Athena Kennedy. Encouraging pedagogical innovation can be a challenge. This presentation will show tech tools to hook instructors on using technology, creating an environment for sustainable technological adoption, and establishing trust that is transferrable to students in online classes. The presenters will demonstrate multimedia technologies such as Popcorn Maker, Pinterest, and TED-Ed. They’ll show how fostering a learning group of tech ambassadors among instructors is critical in the sustainability of technology adoption. The presenters will discuss professional development endeavors at the University of Wyoming and their successes with Tech Boot Camp, the e-Volution Technology Forum, and more.

Trust is important between students and instructors, and it's integral between instructional designers and instructors. From their perspective, in working with faculty and experience with distance education, Athena and Cody will demonstrate ways to encourage instructors to employ technology to build trust online among students. Participants will leave this session empowered to integrate trust-building technologies into their online classrooms.

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