A New Jersey workshop on instructional design gave attendees the opportunity to learn about instructional designers' roles at different institutions and brainstorm good ideas, tips and tricks, important contributions to the field, and how to overcome shared challenges.
BiographyDr. Sandra. L. Miller provides leadership and vision for the departments of the Center for Teaching and Learning with Technology, Media Services, and Broadcast, Production and Support for Cable, Satellite, and Videoconferencing. Miller was the PI for NJVID, an IMLS National Leadership Grant in 2007-2011. Miller's recent conference presentations have included: EDUCAUSE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in 2012 on "Planning for Informal Learning Spaces", EDUCAUSE National Conference in 2010 on "NJVid: A Collaborative Portal for Statewide Video Access" and "Focus Groups as Formative Assessment" at CCUMC in 2008. Miller currently has published a chapter on "Creating a Video Dialogue" in the Plugged-In Professor, Eds., Ferris, S. and Wilder, P., has published with Felson, J. "Student response systems: Are they for large classes only?" in the College and University Media Review 2009, "Faculty Focus Groups" in the College and University Media Review 2007-2008, "Video as process and product" in EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2005 and numerous other technology articles. Miller was awarded the Innovation Technology Award by NJLA-CUS in 2011 and along with NJEDge, the 2012 WOW award from WCET. Miller has served as an NGLC Grant Reviewer, EDUCAUSE Review article reviewer, and presided as President for CCUMC in 2013. Miller received her doctorate in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University.
In January 2003, as the director of Instruction and Research Technology (IRT) at William Paterson University of New Jersey, I was called into a meeting concerning an interesting proposal—to develop a new school called the Russ Berrie Sales Institute.