2016 TxDLA Conference

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
10:45 AM - 11:35 AM: Breakout Sessions
Learning Analytics: The Superhero or the Villain
The discourse around data analytics at higher education is often confounded by issues and concerns over ethics and student and faculty privacy. During this session, the presenters will use examples from their work, demonstrating the effective use of analytics to guide instruction, especially for instructional video use.
Track: Cybersecurity and Data Analysis
Room: Travis A (Floor 3)
Ms. Amber Muenzenberger, Texas A&M University, Director of Remote Learning and 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 Design and 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. He presented in 2014 TxDLA Learning Management System Transition Strategies for a Full Service Shop.
Ms. April (Wenting) Weng, Texas A&M University, Graduate Assistant
April Wenting is a doctoral student in the educational psychology program at Texas A&M University. She is also a graduate assistant at the Dwight Look College of Engineering, where she assists in the design and development of digital instructional components.