2016 TxDLA Conference

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
11:10 AM - 12:00 PM: Breakout Sessions
Utilizing Professors of Practice and Industry Partners within Course Creation
Academic course design often involves subject matter experts and instructional designers, but this team may need additional assistance. Professors of practice and industry partners are sidekicks few expect to aid creation/instruction of distance education courses. In a world where collaboration is the goal, this new dynamic team develops one-of-a-kind courses.
Track: Innovative and Best Practice
Room: Travis C (Floor 3)
Amber Muenzenberger, Texas A&M University, Director of Remote Learning & Outreach Education
Amber Muenzenberger is the Director of Remote Learning and Outreach Education within the college of engineering at Texas A&M University (TAMU). In this role, Amber assists faculty with distance education program development, technology implementations both in and out of the classroom, as well as creating distance education, flipped/inverted, and blended/hybrid courses. In her previous role as the Director of Digital Learning Technologies in the Department of Health & Kinesiology at TAMU Learning Technologies, Amber developed, implemented, maintained, and evaluated a variety of distance education courses, technology training, and served as a distance education liaison to the College of Education and Human Development. Amber has has over 10 years of experience with distance education and technology-mediated instruction. She is interested in use of technology to increase the accessibility of educational materials and courses, using current technology to facilitate learning, and creating new technologies for learning.
Mr. Gerry Pedraza, Texas A&M University, Instructional Designer & Technology Specialist
Gerry Pedraza, has worked in in the Information Technology field and in the Educational Technology field in Mexico since 1998 and the US since 2010. In Mexico he was partner at Omnimedia Studio, an eLearning consulting studio that collaborated in diverse projects with several educational institutions, private companies, government organizations, and non-profits such as: The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, CEMEX, BBVA, Praxair, UNIDOS, The Inter-American Development Bank, Multilateral Investment Fund, The World Bank, The Nature Conservancy Group, The Harbinger Foundation, ICMA, OSHA, TG, among others. In the US he has worked for The University of Texas Pan-American, South Texas College, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, at Texas A&M University, where he is now working for the Dwight Look College of Engineering as an Instructional Design and Technology Specialist.
Mr. Armanto Sutedjo, Texas A&M University, Graduate Assistant
Armanto Sutedjo is a second year PhD student at Learning Sciences Department within College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University (TAMU) and a Graduate Assistant for Remote Learning team within college of engineering. In his role, he worked closely with instructional designer to build distance courses, flipped/inverted, blended/hybrid courses, and technology integration into classroom. In the past, he worked in publishing industry that create and distribute science comic for elementary students. His research interests are technology integration within classroom and game based learning.