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John Willingham recognized in the Emory Report

Recently, John Willingham, an educational analyst in Academic Technology Services, was featured in a bio published in the Emory Report called, ‘John Willingham: Building connections through computers and concerts.’ In the article, John discusses his life, his fundraising for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and his thoughts on the links between creative expression and IT. “You’ll […]

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Lee Clontz, Manager, Faculty Services

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Lee Clontz has been promoted to the position of manager of Faculty Services. In that role, he will manage the Blackboard team and the Coursera production group as well as aspects of software distribution. A 15-year veteran of Emory, Lee begin his employment as a faculty web developer. In 2006, he joined Client Technology Services […]

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Learning Analytics at Emory

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In May 2013, Academic Technology Services at Emory University made the decision to begin its investment in the emerging field of learning analytics with a pilot installation of Blackboard Analytics for Learn™. With the pilot now successfully complete, and the product licensed for another year, we look forward to several other initiatives meant to encourage […]

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Chris Smith, Technology Specialist II, Academic Technology Services

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Chris comes to UTS as a Blackboard Administrator. Before Emory, he was at Georgia Perimeter College where he was the Desire to Learn Administrator. Desire to Learn is another learning management system similar to Blackboard and Chris did that work as well as online instructional technology and faculty support for four years. Prior to his work […]

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Athan Gillette, Blackboard Educational Analyst, Academic Technology Services

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Athan moves into the role of Blackboard Educational Analyst, where he will support the Blackboard application as well as its instructional technology tools. He will work closely with faculty, students and academic staff to inform them of the capabilities of the Learning Management System. He comes to Faculty Services after spending 5 years at the […]

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Anthony Hess, Instructional Technologist, Academic Technology Services

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Anthony comes to Faculty Services as the Lead Blackboard Administrator after serving in a similar role for 13 years at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, TX. Anthony went to work at A&M after studying Computer Science and Management Information Systems there. He is also ITIL-certified. A native of Brownsville, TX, he and his wife decided to […]

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Push and Pull

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Pushes and pulls are the basis for moving data on the internet but how about as a metaphor within our own division? I have been thinking a lot lately about about how we push and pull various ideas within UTS and throughout the enterprise. Here are two examples of what I mean. I am excited about […]

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