BiographyAmanda Rondeau is the director of Digital Education and Innovation, an office that collaborates with faculty to design innovative learning experience to diversify teaching practices, increase student engagement, and improve learning outcomes. Digital Education and Innovation offers professional development in a wide-range of topics related to innovative teaching strategies, including Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). The office also supports strategic projects like online program development, interactive digital storytelling, and course redesign.
Prior to this, Amanda was the Director of the Academic Technology Support Services at the University of Minnesota, a central university service unit that provided support for teaching with technology, course development and production, and facilitation of emerging technology exploration. She managed a cross-functional team of academic technologists, instructional designers, multimedia producers, consultants, and business analysts.
She has provided leadership to major university initiatives, including a faculty development program to support instructors teaching flipped courses, ProvostÃ¢Â€Â™s initiatives to transform teaching and learning, the MOOC project, and the investigation and support of emerging technologies.
Amanda began her career at the University of Minnesota in the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. As Director of Emerging Academic Technology there, she co-managed the Digital Campus initiative, with responsibilities for online program development, online student services, quality measurement and assurance in online courses, and marketing, market research, promotion and outreach of online programs.
Amanda received her masters degree in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. She has also developed online learning environments for non-profit organizations like the YMCA of the USA, the Minnesota Orchestra, BlueCross and BlueShield, and the Best Buy ChildrenÃ¢Â€Â™s Foundation.