Sharon Ainsley


Sharon works for Ellucian, Technology Services Division and is the Director of Academic Technology Services at IU. Responsibilities include teaching and learning space design, online courses, course management system oversight, web services, faculty development, video studio, and new media. She has worked in computer programming and information technology for over 15 years and possesses extensive managerial, project management, communications, marketing, and customer relations skills. Sharon co-authored a college level textbook about Learning Styles and Self-directed Learning, and developed the online text e-book supplements. Sharon teaches various web and technology related courses across a spectrum of Business, Communications and Engineering. Educational Background MS in Management of Information Systems, Florida Institute of Technology MS in Project Management, Florida Institute of Technology Bachelor's in Computer Science with Honors, Rollins College Associate of Arts with Honors, VCC Previous Professional Experience: Manager of Web Services, Florida Tech University Webmaster, Sungard SCT Computer Programmer, ATI Research Web Developer & Programmer, Rollins College Instructional Technologist, Compass Knowledge Systems Web Contractor, Intelligent Design Research & Project Interests: Distance Education Integral Learning Theory Learning Styles Artificial Intelligence Computer Assisted Learning Natural Language Processing Current Projects and Research: Semantic Web Technologies Organizational Design Portal Implementation and Intranet Podcasting and Hand held Technology Integration New Media and Emergent Technologies Best Practices in IT Management / ITIL Web Based Marketing