April is a learning designer in the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State. As a member of the Dutton Institute staff, she works in close partnership with the collegeâ€™s academic units to design, develop, and manage online courses and programs that use the latest research in education and technology to develop cutting-edge online educational resources that are unparalleled in their quality. She has over twenty yearsâ€™ experience working with faculty to design, develop, and deliver course materials, information technology training, cocurricular learning modules, and online courses for both undergraduate and graduate students at Penn State.
April is most interested in ensuring that technology is integrated into courses in a sound pedagogical manner to ensure that students have the best possible experience. In the past twenty years, April has presented on a wide range of subjects including copyright clearance in higher education, blended training, mandatory online cocurricular learning programs, the instructional design process, and various education technology tools.
April earned both her masterâ€™s degree in instructional systems and her bachelor of science in education from Penn State.