While online and remote education may not be synonymous, today's new remote educators can benefit from the "lessons learned" by experienced online educators to provide high-quality, engaging learning experiences for their students.
Shannon Riggs serves as Executive Director of academic programs and learning innovation for Oregon State University Ecampus. In this role, she supports Oregon State’s land grant mission by providing leadership and direction for online academic programs and learning innovation throughout the division. She directly oversees several units in Ecampus, including the Ecampus Course Development and Training Team, the Ecampus Research Unit, and Ecampus Open Educational Resources.
Since coming to Ecampus in 2011, Riggs has served as an instructional designer, as Director of the Ecampus Course Development and Training unit, and on the University’s Faculty Senate and several of its subcommittees. Active nationally in the field of online and continuing education, Riggs regularly presents at conferences and has written for publication about online course development, faculty development, leadership, and innovation. She is currently serving a three-year elected position for the Quality Matters Instructional Design Association leadership team and a three-year elected position on the WCET Steering Committee.