Emerging Classroom Technologies Showcase to Feature HU Professor
Sep 9, 2010
Andy Petroski, Director of Learning Technologies at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, will be a presenter at the 2010 UCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Annual Conference: Changing Minds, Changing Lives: Revising the Continuing Education Playbook.
He will present on emerging classroom technologies at the conference, which is set to occur at Penn State, on September 29-October 1, 2010, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania.
Petroski, who is the 2010 TECHQuest PA Technology Education of the Year and director of the Learning Technologies Master of Science (LTMS) at Harrisburg University, will present with Lawrence C. Ragan, Director of World Campus Faculty Development at Penn State.
Participants of the session will have the opportunity to review a variety of new technological tools that can be employed in their continuing education units. This session will offer a “2-minute overview” of a variety of new Web 2.0 tolls as well as provide for a hands-on experience using a select number, including YouTube, Jing, and VoiceThread.
Petroski is an award-winning instructional technologist with more than 13 years of eLearning design and development experience in multimedia production firms, independent consulting, corporate learning and education.
He has played various roles in eLearning implementations including project manager, multimedia producer, instructional designer, graphic designer, writer, and developer. Prior to joining the University, Andy was Sr. Instructional Designer with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield where he managed, designed, and developed performance improvement solutions, established Corporate Learning best practices for design and development, and researched and implemented new approaches to delivering performance support solutions to Highmark employees.
Petroski's past work has included efforts in edutainment, using characters in multimedia and eLearning, games, simulations, and web design and development for marketing and entertainment, storyboarding best practices, web conferencing implementation and instructional design toolkit development.
As Director of Learning Technologies at Harrisburg University, his work has included efforts in the areas of educational technology strategy, games and simulations, classroom technology, web 2.0, patient education, social learning and faculty development. He has written multimedia and eLearning articles for national and regional publications and presented on various eLearning, educational technology, multimedia, and web topics at international, national, and regional events. He is a member of National ASTD, central PA ASTD and the eLearning Guild.
UCEA is the international professional association for those in higher continuing education and lifelong learning. More information on the conference is found online at http://www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/ucea-mid-atlantic/index.html
The LTMS program at Harrisburg University is the only one of its kind in Central Pennsylvania. A key element of the University's LTMS program is the use of technology to integrate and develop new ways of learning and ways to assess learning, as well as explore new approaches to work with an emphasis on collaboration. The degree is a blend of theory and practice which develops skills that can be applied to complex education and training issues.
The 36-semester credit hour program which provides educators and trainers with the leading edge approaches and skills to help them understand and integrate existing and emerging learning technologies into a variety of learning environments.
For more information on the LTMS degree program contact program director Andy Petroski at 717.901.5167 or Apetroski@HarrisburgU.edu or go online to www.HarrisburgU.edu/learningtechnologies
Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need to meet the demand for careers in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution. It has begun to produce graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines for Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for under-represented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email Connect@HarrisburgU.edu.