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Meet the Instructional Design Team

SERVICES

Individual Consultation: We work around your schedule to evaluate your course and how the online mode can enhance both the instruction and learning for your students. In collaboration with other instructional units, such as CIE and ITaP, we assist you in learning more about technology tools available at Purdue.

Content Analysis: Our team will work with you to analyze your current classroom content. From this, we offer strategies that will tailor the content for effective online delivery.

Learning Outcomes: We support you in development of clear and measurable learning goals and objectives for your course.

Course Design: Working with you, we offer design strategies that incorporate streamlined content, emerging teaching technologies, effective course organization and communication.

Development of Course Assessments: Our team will collaborate with you to develop authentic learning assessments, which will foster student critical thinking without compromising the integrity of the course assessments.


TEAM

Suzanne Ahlersmeyer, MS

Suzanne Ahlersmeyer, MS
Instructional Designer
765.496.7403
smahlers@purdue.edu

Suzanne Ahlersmeyer is an instructional designer in the Course Design and Development group of ITaP Teaching and Learning Technologies. Prior to joining ITaP, Suzanne managed the training and service desk for the Purdue Student Services TRAX project, developed and delivered instructional materials on the OnePurdue project and provided in-house training for staff and faculty. She also assisted in course development and taught OLS 375 as an adjunct faculty for a number of semesters. She has been active in instructional groups within the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Blackboard World conferences, Purdue accessibility projects, the Purdue IMPACT project, and course design and development for credit / non-credit hybrid and online courses for Purdue University. Suzanne holds a Master of Science in Education Degree in Instructional Design and Adult Education from Purdue University.


Sheree Buikema

Sheree Buikema
Instructional Designer
sbuikema@purdue.edu

Sheree Buikema is an instructional designer on the Course Design and Development team within ITaPís Teaching and Learning Technologies group. Sheree was previously an Educational Technologist on the Innovations in Teaching and Learning team, where she assisted faculty in the pedagogical integration of new technologies, such as the eText Program and LON-CAPA. She has designed and taught several courses for Purdueís GERI program and continues to work with Purdueís IMPACT program, where she assists faculty in redesigning their courses to improve student learning gains through a student-centered learning environment. Sheree holds a Master of Education degree through the Curriculum, Technology, and Education Reform (CTER) program at the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign.


Chad Mueller

Jeff Chicki
Instructional Design Specialist
765.494.6053
jchicki@purdue.edu

Jeff Chicki is an Instructional Design Specialist on the Course Design and Development team within ITaPís Teaching and Learning Technologies. Jeff has previously worked with Purdueís Indiana Science Initiative as a STEM educator, and also served as a technology integration coach. As a technology integration coach, Jeff assisted faculty with redesigning their instruction through implementation of strong pedagogy and integration of technologies that enhance teaching and learning. Jeff has presented at both state (ICE) and national (FETC) educational technology conferences hoping to positively impact teaching and learning over wide spread audiences. In his current position, Jeff enjoys working with faculty to understand the specific barriers they are faced with in regards to teaching and learning, and developing creative solutions to enhance the educational experience for both faculty and students. Jeff holds a Bachelorís Degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from Ball State University, a teacherís license in Biology, and is currently working towards a Masterís degree in Curriculum and Educational Technology.


Mandy Dudley

Mandy Dudley
Instructional Design Specialist
dudley10@purdue.edu

Mandy Dudley is an Instructional Design Specialist on the Course Design and Development team within ITaPís Teaching and Learning Technologies. Mandy has previously served as a technology integration specialist supporting educators as they move their curriculum into the technological realm. She is eager to assist those who are looking to delve deeper into integrating technology in a meaningful way. Mandy holds a Master's of Science degree in Educational Technology.


Debbie Runshe

Debbie Runshe
Instructional Designer
drunshe@purdue.edu

Debra Runshe is an instructional designer in the Course Design and Development group of Teaching and Learning Technologies, ITaP. Deb assists faculty in addressing complex teaching and learning issues relating to teaching methods, assessment, and the use of instructional technology. Her dedication to quality teaching has led to her involvement in many national endeavors. As a member of the Carnegie Foundationís CASTL Program: Scholarly Inquiry about Active Pedagogies cluster group, Deb explored active learning pedagogies in universities across the nation. She has been involved in several grant projects funded by: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Department of Education (DOE) focused on a variety of pedagogical and instructional technology topics. Deb holds a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University.


Erica Vail

Erica Vail
Instructional Designer
765.496.0413
vaile@purdue.edu

Erica Vail is an Instructional Designer in ITaPís Teaching and Learning Technologies unit. She enjoys partnering with Digital Education to expand online course offerings. She has a history of providing support for online faculty and students and for casting a vison for continuous, strategic innovations in the area of distance education. Erica is from Scranton, Pennsylvania. Prior to coming to Purdue, she was the Director of Educational Technology at Baptist Bible College & Seminary of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. She also co-taught the online EDCI672 course for Purdue University. Erica holds a Bachelorís Degree in Human Development from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Education Degree in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University.