Phylise Banner is an information designer currently working as an Instructional Design Project Leader for the American Public University System.
Throughout her career, she has worked closely with faculty, staff, students and IT managers to design, develop and deliver technology-based solutions across departments and disciplines. She regularly embraces opportunities to experiment with emerging technologies in order to best serve adult students at a distance, and to create communities of lifelong learners.
Along with her current acheivements in adult learning and distance education, she has over 18 years of experience in information visualization with special expertise in the visual representation of financial and economic data. Her career as an informational graphics specialist with the Federal Reserve in the 1980s allowed for early access to Internet technologies, sparking her interest in hypertext and the integration of technology into teaching and learning.
She presents regularly at regional and national technology and communication conferences on the topics of information design, experience design, creative hypertext, Web 2.0 applications, instructional design, information visualization and GIS technologies. She also teach Digital Storytelling and Information Design online for Empire State College.
Her current research focuses on the use of Web 2.0 applications to establish community and visual presence in the online classroom.
And, she's the proud owner of a 1967 Amphicar.