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Rona Tyger, EdD
Works at Dillard University
Attended Georgia Southern University
Lives in New Orleans, LA
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  • Georgia Southern University
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Instructional Technology/Design and Distance Education for Authentic Learning
  • Dillard University
    Director of Inst Tech and Distance Education for Authentic Learning, 2015 - present
    Provide leadership in distance education programming through collaboration with faculty and department chairs. • Assist faculty and curriculum design experts with course design, course development, authentic learning and assessment methods and other strategies that focus on online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses. • Develop, coordinate and assess structured faculty and professional development activities related to distance education and instructional technologies. • Develop, coordinate and assess structured student readiness activities related to distance education, instructional technologies and digital skills. • Coordinate faculty and staff online course design certification program (Quality Matters rubric). • Coordinate the scheduling, review and assessment of online classes (Quality Matters rubric. • Serve as Jenzabar Advising Module manager. • Provide technical pedagogical expertise to faculty who are integrating technology into traditional, online, and hybrid courses. • Assist faculty in the use of technologies for lessons and instructional modules. • Be a leader on campus with a shared sense of accountability, authority, and responsibility for the identification and attainment of goals for distance education and technology integration and success of the distance education program. • Maintain currency in knowledge and trends related to teaching and learning and application of technology to enhance teaching and learning of diverse populations. • Provide broader instructional design and instructional technology support projects and learning resources as needed. • Implement creative approaches and innovative uses of technology and pedagogy to address a variety of course content, different learning styles, accessibility guidelines. • Advise on retooling of courses and course segments for traditional and web and web-enhanced delivery. • Consult with faculty, curriculum design experts and instructional staff on design, development, and evaluation of technology for instructional programs, materials, methods, and student support systems. • Perform related duties as required.
  • Dillard University
    Coordinator of Instructional Technology, 2013 - 2015
    Significant Accomplishments: Developing and launching the Distance Education for Authentic Learning Program (DEAL); Used existing technologies to launch blended learning R.N. to BSN program at DU (Summer 2015). Responsibilities: Coordinate the Distance Education for Authentic Learning Program (DEAL); Faculty development for the blended learning R.N. to BSN program at DU (Summer 2015). Instructional design and evaluation for learner-centered curriculum design; Online course reviews based on Quality Matters organizations rubric; Instructional technology integration; Learning Management System Administrator (Blackboard Learn System Administrator); Fully online, hybrid and “flipped” course research and development, and faculty professional development; Student readiness for online learning assessment, analysis and preparation; Faculty professional development and collaboration for all academic technology integration. LiveText Administrator for institutional assessment of QEP: data collection and analysis. eAdvising Administrator for Jenzabar EX Advising Module Manager. - I created and facilitated the birth of hybrid and online learning, based on authentic learning pedagogy and 21st century skills, at Dillard University. The resulting DEAL program is coordinated by me and includes all online and hybrid courses and programs.
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University
    Assistant Professor, 2009 - 2013
    Assistant Professor – Adult Education and Community Leadership Relevant Undergraduate and Graduate courses taught: ADED 7300, Instructional Technology Theory and Practice; ADED 7310, Online Learning Environments; ADED 7320: Multimedia Design; ADED 7330, Current Topics in Instructional Technology Assistant Professor – Adult and Adolescent Education Undergraduate courses taught: Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education; Current Health Education Issues; Motor Development and Learning; Athletic Health: Prevention Recognition and Care of Injuries; Concepts of Fitness; Safety, First Aid and CPR; Weight Training; Water Aerobics and Exercise; Beginning Golf; Bowling; Scuba.
  • Waycross College
    Assistant Professor, 2003 - 2009
    Relevant courses taught: Steps to Student Success, Issues in Education, Personal and Community Health, Fitness and Wellness, Beginning Tennis, Beginning Golf, Racquetball, Recreational Sports, Physical Conditioning Survey, Bowling and Team Sports. - I brought fully online learning to the health education department of Waycross College I attended an intensive Blackboard certification program and designed and instructed health courses in the web environment using the WebCT/Vista learning management system. Consequently, the fully online health courses filled every semester. In response I designed and initiated the fully online option for a two-credit first aid, cpr, and safety course in 2007 and the required Steps to Student Success course in 2009.
  • Savannah State University
    Instructor, 2001 - 2003
    Instructor, Dept. of Recreation and Health Education Relevant courses taught: Concepts in Healthful Living, Physical Activity and Body Composition, Physical Fitness for Life, Swimming I. and Swimming II., Aqua Dynamics, Tennis I, Physical Conditioning, Weight Training.
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New Orleans, LA