Matt Smock

Biography

Matthew Smock is the Director of Northern Michigan University’s Instructional Design and Technology unit, which supports teaching and learning in online and classroom-based environments by facilitating pedagogically sound incorporation of instructional technology. Since joining NMU in late 2007, Smock has developed and facilitated a “Teaching Online @ NMU” online course for faculty, launched a year-long faculty development program, and coordinated technology upgrades for over 75 instructional spaces. During 2010-2011 he led NMU’s transition to a new course management system. He is currently part of a team implementing NMU's Active Learning Catalysts Project, an NSF-funded initiative aimed at increasing adoption of active learning techniques across NMU's STEM curriculum by providing professional development and a technology-rich active learning environment. In his previous position at the University of Michigan, Smock coordinated large change management projects that included hands-on workshops and online courses. His experience also includes instructional design, project management, and technical writing for Ford Motor Company and IBM. Smock holds an M.S. in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University, a B.S. in Scientific and Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University, and a graduate certificate in Human-Computer Interaction from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a 2010 alum of EDUCAUSE's Learning Technology Leadership Program.

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