IELOL Springboard: Highlighting Accessibility and Promoting Universal Design for Learning Through Cross-Institutional Sharing

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Have you ever mixed networking with accessibility? This session shares our IELOL story and how it formed the foundation for a lively network of colleagues willing to exchanges ideas and help one another highlight or jumpstart change in accessibility standards at our home university. Now a year later, we’ll provide a snapshot of the institutional impact, as well as the ongoing benefits of this network.


Tim Walker is the Manager of Instructional and Research Technology at Loyola University Chicago. He has 20+ years of experience in higher education supporting traditional, blended and online courses. He currently runs a centralized unit of 10 full-time staff and 10-15 student workers. Prior to joining Loyola, he worked in a similar capacity at National Louis University as the Director of Technology for the McCormick Center. Tim holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Marquette University, a master's degree in human services administration from National Louis University, and a certificate in distance education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a recent graduate of the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) at Penn State University and the Online Learning Consortium. Tim is a regular presenter at local and national conferences, with topics focusing on faculty support, instructional system design, and IT management.
Sheryl Narahara Hathaway, PhD, is the Director, Instructional Technology Support Services, at California State University, Long Beach. Sheryl regularly consults with faculty, staff, administrators & students to find the best strategic blend of instructional technologies and methods to create dynamic and effective learning environments. She has presented her research nationally and internationally, as well as, published in the areas of performance improvement, educational technology and learning & development. In 2014, her presentation "Challenges and Best Practices in Support of Blended, Hybrid, Online and Technology-Enhanced Learning" was awarded the Online Learning Consortium's Best-in-Track for Institutional Leadership and Strategy. Her team recently was awarded the 2017 Excellence in Faculty Development for Online Teaching for their Faculty Instructional Innovation Studio. Sheryl holds a B.S. in Community & Regional Development (University of California, Davis), a Masters in Education (San Francisco State University) and a PhD in Instructional Systems Technology (Indiana University.) Her professional interests are emerging technologies, media design, active and open learning. Her personal interests include oral history and folklore. She is the past Chair of the Instructional Design & Faculty Support (IDFS) Learning Community, whose UC system-wide membership addresses issues concerning the design | re-design of course content for multi-modal (digitally-infused | blended | online) delivery, as well as the challenges and methods of "best practice" faculty support.
Dr. Pazzaglia earned her BS in Nutrition Science at Penn State University, a Master’s Degree in Nutrition at Syracuse University, a PhD in Nutrition with an emphasis in Nutrition Education from Penn State University and a PhD in Education, Policy and Evaluation from Arizona State University. Dr. Pazzaglia has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level in and has particular interest in pedagogy and effective teaching and learning in the online, hybrid and face-to-face formats as well as the flipped classroom approach to teaching. Dr. Pazzaglia is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with experience in clinical nutrition in both acute and long-term care settings, community nutrition and nutrition education for individuals, the public and health professionals. Her other teaching and research interests include cultural competence and diversity skills in nutrition and dietetics and health care, nutrition education for nutrition and other health professions and nutrition education and health in the Latino population.

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Dylan Barth is a Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant in UW-Milwaukee’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), where he coordinates the Online and Blended Teaching Program. Dylan’s areas of focus include online and blended pedagogy, asynchronous discussions, active learning classroom strategies, gamification, and learning analytics. Dylan also serves as the Online Programs Coordinator through the Office of the Provost and teaches courses in Women’s and Gender Studies and the Honors College.

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