Dale Pike

Biography

Dale Pike is the Executive Director and Associate Provost for Technology-enhanced Learning & Online Strategies (TLOS) at Virginia Tech. TLOS provides support for technology-enhanced learning environments (classroom labs and other physical classroom technology as well as online learning environments including the learning management system and web conferencing platforms), faculty digital fluency (partnering with faculty to help them define and support an evolving professional capacity to thrive in ever-changing environments), and learning experience design (the intentional consideration of required outcomes, faculty expertise, and environment in the design of learning experiences). The nature of our work requires constant exploration of the horizon, so all of our processes incorporate a sandbox/pilot/production methodology to continuously improve both what and how we interact with faculty and students. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Dale was the Director of Academic Technologies at Boise State University. His responsibilities included the coordination of technology-based tools and environments that are used for instruction, including Blackboard Learn, iTunes U, and Student Response Systems (Clickers), as well as the support of faculty professional development in the use of these tools to improve student learning. Before Boise State, Dale was the Associate Dean for Instructional and Information Technology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He started his career in 1995 working at a two-year college in central Utah called Snow College as the Director of their Instructional Assistance Center. Dale attended Utah State University and holds a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences with a minor in Japanese. Professional areas of interest include personalized learning, design thinking/service design thinking, web application programming, database design and development, learning analytics, infographics, graphic facilitation, and the study of creativity and innovation within organizations. Personal interests include photography, theater, Japanese media and culture, painting and calligraphy, guitar, graphic and media design, woodworking, and, of course, his family.

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