Carole Turner

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learning technology, digital natives, learning spaces, leadership
Assistant Director, Academic Technology
1401 University Ave Madison, WI 53715

Carole Turner first came to Wisconsin to discover what Madison and the Midwest had to offer. She attended UW-Madison, where she received her degree in English, with a Creative Writing emphasis.

Carole now enjoys working with the Learning Technology staff at the Division of Information Technology and supporting campus-wide instructional technology initiatives for faculty and staff. She previously worked at the UW-Madison International Institute, the UW-Madison College of Letters and Science (Learning Support Services), and also at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, WI.

While working in Academic Technology at DoIT, Carole participates in many initiatives and groups, including the annual UW-Madison Teaching and Learning Symposium, the Teaching Academy, the Community of Educational Technology Support (ComETS), the UW-System Learning Technology Development Council (LTDC), and the CIC Learning Technology Liaison Group.

Carole’s presentations are usually done with very wise colleagues! The presentation topics and colleagues include:

“Classrooms of the Future,” (with Tom Wise, Facilities, Planning and Management and Dan LaValley, Academic Technology at DoIT), where they presented to the campus Information Technology Committee and at the annual teaching and learning 2008 symposium.

“Developing Initiatives with Decentralized and Centralized IT Expertise”, with Lisa Jansen, L&S Learning Support Services, and Jim Kerkhoff, UT-Austin, presented at EDUCAUSE Southwest 2007

Solutions to the Digital Disconnect, with Jim Kerkhoff, UT-Austin, both at EDUCAUSE Seattle 2007 and at ELI, 2007 (co-authors of a strategic white paper)

“Growing a campus-wide grass-roots community of faculty developers” with Catherine Stephens, School of Education, presented at the Learning Technology CIC Conference in 2006; and with Lil Tong, Center for Biology Education, presented at the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Conference in 2005

A poster session with Blaire Bundy, Academic Technology, called “From Strindberg to Gyoto Monks: A Showcase of Simple Streaming Solutions” at the 2004 EDUCAUSE Denver conference; and “Creating a Do-able Vision,” with Erica Laughlin, Information Technology Academy, at the 2002 ELI conference.

Previous to being involved in the field of instructional technology, Carole’s work has included being a freelance writer and journalist for regional newspapers and magazines. Carole enjoys vacationing to her favorite spots –the out-of-the-way places in Wisconsin, the Keewanaw in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the southwestern part of the Montana wilderness, and has also traveled abroad to Finland, France, and Italy. Currently, her weekend pursuits are closer to her home, where she enjoys gardening, canoeing, biking, and visiting with friends and family.

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