Veronica Diaz, Ph.D.
Dr. Veronica Diaz has been the associate director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative since 2009 conceptualizing and developing resources that support its 300+ member institutions in integrating teaching, learning, and technology on campus. She provides leadership to various ELI programs: Seeking Evidence of Impact and the 7 Things You Should Know About series and management for EDUCAUSE teaching and learning activities, such as ensuring appropriate participation in regional events and coordination/support of other groups, such as Next Generation Learning Challenges.
Prior to her position at ELI, Veronica supported and led learning technologies and faculty development initiatives at the Maricopa Community College Center for Learning and Instruction serving its 10-college system. While at Maricopa, she served as co-principal investigator for Maricopa’s Technological Literacy National Science Foundation grant, as co-chair to the Instructional Technology Leadership Council responsible for directing the Maricopa Community Colleges’ learning technology strategic plan, and managed the district-wide Teaching and Learning with Technology Grants Program supporting research and development in the areas of emerging technologies, assessment of online learning, and blended learning.
Presenter for the Following Session
- Regional Speaker – The MOOC: What we know and have learned about MOOCs to date
Over the past year, the massive open online course (MOOC) has emerged as a significantly different course model. So, what we have learned about the MOOC and its potential to support learning? In this session Dr. Diaz will review successful practices and examples of how the MOOC is being utilized: instructional/learning models; quality assurance mechanisms; implementation and deployment approaches; and future developments.