2016 TxDLA Conference
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM: Breakout Sessions
Instructor Attitudes Towards Incorporating Distance Learning in Existing Curricula
To remain competitive in the market, it is beneficial for education programs to consider incorporating distance education activities into the curriculum. Education programs may need to introduce instructional components that help prepare educators to implement distance education. This study explores the attitude of educators towards adoption of distance learning.
Room: Travis C (Floor 3)
Harmeet Singh, Texas A&M University Kingsville, Lecturer
Harmeet Singh is an instructor of economics at Texas A&M University-Kingsville in the College of Business Administration. Harmeet is able to bring real world experiences into the classroom with his decade long experience in small and medium enterprises, including employment in the oil field industry prior to joining higher education.
Harmeet incorporates distance learning technologies in both online and traditional instruction. He has earned certifications in instructional technology and instructional coaching along with having completed several instructional design workshops.
Harmeet has been recognized for his research and teaching with several awards. He has published original research in pricing, strategy, operations management, currency valuations and international trade. Harmeet completed Master in Business Administration with concentration in Economics from College of Business Administration, Texas A&M University Kingsville in 2010.
Dr. Michelle Durán, Texas A&M University Kingsville, Director of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology
Michelle Durán is currently the Director of iTech/Distance Learning and Instructional Technology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. She is a native of the Rio Grande Valley. She earned a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Durán also has a Masters in Education in Counseling and Guidance and a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from the University of Texas-Pan American. Durán is an active participant in local, state, national and international professional associations and has been honored with numerous awards for her contributions to distance learning and counseling. She is currently the Chairman of the Texas Distance Learning Association Board, Chair of the South Texas Higher Education Regional Council and a member of the Learning Technology Advisory Committee for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
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