Portfolio

Projects:

TEDxVirginia Tech

  • served on founding board/steering committee to create inaugural on-campus event; created promotional/marketing materials & directly supported event promotion via social media & local/campus outlets (class listservs); served on Nomination Review Committee; and, providedevent coverage through social media (live Tweeting & Facebook)
  • Created a Skype Q&A Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi

    • recorded & edited initial video requesting the interview; created promotional/marketing materials & directly supported event promotion via social media & local/regional/campus outlets (class listservs, local news, Radio Free Asia); organized, coordinated, marketed, & found accommodations; planned & set up all technology in the space; worked through technical difficulties on the spot & improvised; non-profit (operating budget = $0.00)
    • press: Storyful, Hack Education, WDBJ7, EdTech Digest, Skype

    Red Bull “Bouncing Cats” film screening and Q&A with the stars of the film

    • promotion of event via social media & local/campus outlets (class listservs); coordinated technology & filming of the event; non-profit (operating budget = $0.00)
    • press: Red Bull, Collegiate Times

    Invisible Children, “Tony” film screening and Q&A with co-founder Jason Russel

    • organized event with local chapter of Invisible Children; coordinated, marketed, & found accommodations; planned & set up technology in the space; non-profit (operating budget = $0.00)
    • press: Collegiate Times

    The Way film screening and Q&A with the producer David Alexanian and stars Emilio Estevez & Martin Sheen

    • recorded & edited initial video requesting the screening; promoted initial video through social media; organized, coordinated, marketed, & found accommodations; organized ticket sales; promotion of sold out event solely through social media; non-profit (operating budget = $0.00)
    • press: WSLS10, Roanoke Times, Collegiate Times, WDBJ7

    Gary Vaynerchuk came to Virginia Tech on April 27, 2011. Gary V at Virginia Tech

    • recorded & edited initial video requesting the lecture & to wave speaking fee; promoted initial video through social media; organized, coordinated, marketed, & found accommodations; organized ticket sales; social outreach to have sold out event; recorded video for his web show Daily Grape; non-profit (operating budget = $0.00)
    • press: Collegiate Times, ForbesHandshake 2.0
    “Merlove” film screening with the director/producer, Rudy McClain on May 5th, 2010.
    • contacted the director/producer to set up screening; organized, marketed & coordinated with the local theater; produced market materials; promotion via social media (operating budget = $2000)

    Presentations:

    Invited speaker along with John Boyer: Virginia Tech CIDER Pedagogy in Practice Seminar Series, October 30, 2012
    Topic: Building Community in Online, Blended, and Face-to-Face Environments

    Invited speaker along with John Boyer: Virginia Tech Geography Colloquium. September 28, 2012
    Topic: Digital & Social Media Communication Tools

    Invited keynote speaker along with John Boyer: Southern Polytechnic and State University in Marietta, GA. September 24, 2012
    Topics: Flipping the Syllabus
    Bringing the World to Your Classroom and Your Classroom to the World

    Invited speaker: The Virginia Women in Technology Conference, Women ETC. Richmond, VA.
    Topic: Supersizing the Classroom: 3000 Students & Beyond

    Invited keynote speaker along with John Boyer: SIM University in Singapore, Faculty Learning Day. July 28, 2012
    Topic: Building Community in Online, Blended, and Face-to-Face Environments
    http://tlc.unisim.edu.sg/tl_repository.htm

    Invited keynote speaker along with John Boyer: SIM University in Singapore, pre-Faculty Learning Day workshops. July 26-27, 2012
    Topics: Integrating Specialists into Teaching
    Bringing the World to Your Classroom, and Your Classroom to the World
    Flipping the Syllabus
    Digital Communication Tools

    Invited speaker: Skype technology (application session). University of Lethbridge’s Curriculum Re-Development Centre.
    Topics: Digital Communication Tools for Education.

    Invited lecturer along with John Boyer: Virginia Tech Leadership in Popular Culture Class, (Joe Wilder, Residential Learning Coordinator). March 19, 2012
    Topic: Social Media impacts on Society

    Conference Presentation with John Boyer: South by Southwest Interactive Conference (SxSW) in Austin, TX. March 10, 2012
    Title: Supersizing the Classroom: 3000 Students & Beyond
    http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP10043

    Conference Presentation with John Boyer: South by Southwest Education Conference (SxSWEdu) in Austin, TX. March 6, 2012.
    Title: Supersizing the Classroom: 3000 Students & Beyond
    http://audio.sxsw.com/2012/podcasts/edu/06_Supersizing_the_Classroom_3000_Students.mp3

    Conference Presentation with John Boyer: Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting in New York, NY. February 16, 2012
    Title: Expanding Geographic Horizons: Tools and Tips for Large Geography Classrooms 

    Conference Presentation with John Boyer: Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy (CHEP) in Blacksburg, VA. February 2, 2012.
    Title: Expanding Engagement to Thousands: Communication Tools for Large Classes

    Conference Presentation with Peter Doolittle, Noel Byrd, and John Boyer: International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL) Conference. San Diego, CA.
    Title: Learner-Centered Teaching in Large and Ultra-Large Classes.