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Clark Shah-Nelson (The Johns Hopkins University)

Clark Shah-Nelson
Sr. Instructional Designer, Team Lead

Baltimore, Maryland

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Since 1993, I have developed, designed, taught, coordinated and managed distance, online and blended learning programs. I am currently Senior Instructional Designer, Team Lead with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. Some past international projects include faculty development at the University of Ghana School of Public Health in blended and online learning technologies and techniques, and facilitating blended learning with the SUNY Online International Learning (COIL) Center with the European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Recently published chapters include: "Synchronous Tools in Support of Teaching and Learning." Learning Management Systems and Instructional Design: Best Practices in Online Education., 2013, & "Open Synchronicity for Online Class Support." Learning Management System Technologies and Software Solutions for Online Teaching: Tools and Applications., 2010.

Past awards include a 2010 Sloan-C Effective Practices Award; a 2006 Excellence in Online Teaching award; and my German learning videos from were one of the top 100 People's Choice Video Podcasts from Apple's iTunes. I was a featured presenter at the New Media Consortium's 2007 Online Conference on the Convergence of Web Culture and Video and recently presented at SLOAN-C, Educause, and numerous other conferences. Aside from fostering rich learning environments, I love biking with my family, dub reggae, rock steady and minimal ambient music, brewing beer, snowboarding, raising hens and lunchtime yoga.

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