Moving from Instructional Designer to Ed Tech Manager: What I wish I knew before the move

Concurrent Session 6

Brief Abstract

Educational technology managers of various types need to develop additional skills that are quite different from being an instructional designer. What are the key competencies of an Ed Tech manager and how to acquire them? What are the most important changes in your thought process and approaches? How should newbies re-orient their thought process and approaches? What are the key management strategies they should learn to be successful as a manager?

This session will attempt to answer those questions and more, so come ready for a lively discussion.

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Sherri Restauri, Ph.D., Senior Executive Director of the Coastal Office of Online Learning, Coastal Carolina University Sherri currently serves as the Senior Executive Director of the Coastal Office of Online Learning at Coastal Carolina University. She is an Associated Faculty with the Psychology Department at CCU, and specializes in teaching senior-level classes in lifespan psychology, such as Child Development, Adolescent Development, and Gerontology. Sherri has served in academia within the field of online learning for over 20 years in the role of instructional designer, LMS administrator, faculty, and over the last decade plus as a university-level administrator. In addition to her work with Coastal, Sherri also serves the MERLOT organization as the Editor of the Professional Coaching board, as well as an editorial board member and peer reviewer for the Psychology MERLOT board. Her research focuses on methods for improving student success in the academic environment, to include all modalities of learning (online, face-to-face, hybrid, flipped, etc.). She has worked as a consultant for a number of organizations to support the development of online learning initiatives.

Extended Abstract