The #3Wedu podcast hosts with the most are:
Nori Barajas-Murphy (@nononi28)
Nori Barajas-Murphy is the Grant Project Director for the Online Learning Consortium. She heads up the Digital Learning Innovation Award, and award for exceptional work in the nascent field of digital courseware especially where it supports underrepresented student success. Nori’s has worked in higher education for over 9 years before which, she worked in K12 education for over 17 years. She is currently working on her Ed.D. Her research interests include the pedagogical best practices in online synchronous learning environments, teasing apart the reasons students prefer print text over digital text for learning, and the development of a digital text taxonomy advancing the transformation of adaptive and responsive course content. Nori shares her life with a madman who coordinates logistics for festivals and extreme sports events and with their 15-year-old daughter who plays the ukulele and sews her own clothes. None likes schedules or bedtimes.
Tanya Joosten (@tjoosten)
Tanya Joosten is the Director of Digital Learning Research and Development at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and leads the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (@UWMDETA). Tanya is a Online Learning Consortium fellow for her work in blended and online learning, a teacher of tech-enhanced, blended, and online courses in the field of communication for over 15 years, published author in communication technology in teaching and learning, including her book, Social Media for Educators (#edusocmedia), a social scientist researching technology-mediated pedagogy and its impact on student success, and a well-known speaker and consultant. Tanya enjoying festivals and music in the parks, biking, and city walks with her daughter Penelope during the summer, loves football (American), especially the Green Bay Packers, listening to hip hop and ol’ school gansta rap, spontaneous dance parties, opportunities to conversate and drink bubbles and bloodies like brunch-ing and happy hour-ing, and believes her hood in #MKE is one of the top unknown treasures of the world.
Jess Knott, Ph.D. (@jlknott)
When she’s not wrangling, (or being wrangled by) her two rescue dogs, Jess is the Learning Design Manager for IT Services Teaching and Learning Technology at Michigan State University. She guides a team that helps faculty, staff, and academic programs effectively integrate technology into their teaching and research through consultations, demonstrations, workshops, and hands-on development. She has worked in information technology since 1998, spanning the private and academic sectors. She lives in Lansing with her pretty amazing partner Ryan and has spent more perfectly good hours playing Fallout 4 than she’s comfortable admitting in polite company. Video games aside, she loves thinking, reading, volunteering, longboarding, uke-ing, and #3Wedu community.
Laura Pasquini (@laurapasquini)
Laura is Lecturer in the area of Workplace Learning & Performance with Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas and a Researcher with The Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group at Royal Roads University. When she’s not researching mentoring experiences or digital communities of practice that support learning for PD, you can probably find Laura taking a hike, strumming her ukulele, or snapping a few photos while on her latest travel adventure. Learn more about Laura’s work and play at techknowtools.wordpress.com
Patrice Torcivia (@Profpatrice)
When Patrice comes to mind, all things mundane and ordinary are forgotten. With a preferred soundtrack of death-metal, challenges bend like so many blades of grass in the wind before Patrice. She has taught Marketing for SUNY Empire State College Center for Distance Learning and International Programs (with Prague, Panama, Dominican Republic and Lebanon Programs). When she’s not running Ironman Triathlons, Patrice is an instructional designer for Cornell University, leading projects in MOOCs, online course design and development and globally networked learning environments. She currently teaches courses in Adult Learning Theory and Designing Online Learning Environments for SUNY Empire State College School for Graduate Studies. Patrice is passionate about using technology to increase global access to STEM education and support inclusive learning environments. Patrice has led several design-thinking studies to better understand how faculty and students experience learning in the digital age. Her research interests include women and STEM. You can find Patrice on Twitter at @profpatrice or reflecting on leadership, making women’s voices heard and what it means to be human in the digital age on her blog edtechisgorges.