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Dec 19, 2008

Nancy McCoy-Wozniak became Stony Brook University's first Learning Architect in The Faculty Center where she consults with faculty on the planning and design of courses and effective course management methods.   She received her Masters of Arts in Education, specializing in Instructional Technology from the University of Akron.  She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Hiram College and studied television production and communication at Lorain County Community College.

Nancy has worked as an instructional designer, educational technologist and online learning coordinator for over 10 years, and has been dubbed the Wizard of Woz at her previous academic positions.  She has taught online and traditional courses in computer applications, multimedia design, communication, and business. Currently, Nancy is documenting future technology trends and challenges in Distance Learning and the pedagogy of Web 2.0 and 3.0 technologies in the classroom.

Nancy has shared her experience and stories with us from her work as a Learning Architect.  She discusses her work and research on blending Web 2.0 tools into a traditional, distance, and blended settings through use of applications and devices called clickers.  She also touches upon the issues of having to follow school system standards, the uses and struggles to promote social networking communities like Facebook to creatively connect to students of all ages for lifelong learning.