think. innovate. do.
EVANGELINE S. PIANFETTI, PhD
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Development / Adjunct Faculty
- modeling innovative practice through research and teaching which includes the design and development of blended and online learning spaces, and the integration of mobile learning resources;
- enhance efforts in online learning and programs through 1) the research on how technologies enhance / bolster instructional delivery, and 2) the direction of the new elearning concentration (CTER redesign).
- expanding research efforts that focus on three key areas: a) learning spaces; b) mobile learning; and c) cloud computing which includes seeking grant funding and conference opportunities;
- engaging faculty and students in the pursuit of digital perspectives to research, teaching, and service which includes the development of webinars and/or seminar that highlights the engagement of faculty and graduate students;
- providing leadership in mobile learning and its impact on research, teaching, and service which include app development (to push out research / literature / and other ubiquitous aspects related to online efforts (Moodle? QR Codes);
- partnering with College initiatives and campus efforts to make more visible professional and scholarly efforts
Assistant Dean, Learning Technologies 2007-2011
College of Education, University of Illinois
As the Assistant Dean for Learning Technologies, I support the mission and vision of technology integration, communication, and innovation for the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Working out of the Office of the Chief Information Officer, my responsibilities include collaborating with the Associate Dean for Online Learning and CIO to provide leadership for the three units associated with technology in the College: Communications/Media Relations, Learning Technologies, and Information Technologies. Additionally, I also provide administrative and budget support for the Office of the Chief Information Officer and its related units. Specifically, the Assistant Dean for Learning Technologies provides leadership in the following areas:
- Assist in the development and implementation of a strategic vision for technology for the College..
- Assist in the development policies and procedures as they relate to teaching and learning, with a particular emphasis on the Education Online initiative.
- Provide leadership for the transformation of the Curriculum, Technology and Educational Reform (CTER) online program to a certificate, endorsement and masters initiative
- Establish a plan for 1:1 computing for the College
- Assist in bringing financial stability to technology related activities for the College
- Expand college’s research portfolio in technology
- Provide leadership for innovation in technology-related area including the development of the Ubiquitous Learning Institute, collaborating with faculty on technology-related grants and projects; providing awareness of technological tools, best practices, and other resources to the College
Director, Office of Educational Technology 2003-Present
College of Education, University of Illinois
As Director of the Office of Educational Technology, I am currently facilitating the transition of many of our services and activities to realign with our College’s new strategic plan and initiatives. Previously, my responsibilities included providing visionary and budgetary leadership for five units: Administration, Educational Computing and Media, Information Technologies, P-16 Outreach and Professional Development, and three subunits: Technologies Lifeline Center (Tech Support), Instructional Computing Lab and The Center for Technology for Teaching and Learning. Additionally, I was responsible for the following:
- Coordination of a statewide professional development institute, A Moveable Feast.
- Securing and administering the following grants:
- TIMeS Project: Technology-Intensive Mathematics & Science: Improving Student Performance in High Needs Schools, Principal Investigator
- Innovative Teacher Grant, Co-principal Investigator
- PT3: TALENT: Technology Across Learning Environments for new Teachers, Faculty Development Coordinator
|Associate Director, Office of Educational TechnologyCollege of Education, University of IllinoisUrbana, Illinois||
As the Associate Director of the Office of Educational Technology, my key responsibilities included:
UIUC COMMITTEE PARTICIPATION
|eLearning Committee, PresentThis committee convened by the Provost and Chancellor brings together technology and academic leaders from across campus to define and envision eLearning for the UIUC campus. 1:1 Laptop Initiative, Chair, 2005-PresentThis committee is exploring the efficacy of a campus wide laptop program in which all incoming students would be required to have their own laptops and instructors would integrate technology more in their courses.Learning Commons Council, 2006 -PresentThis council serves as an information resource sharing network for learning, teaching and collaboration and as an advisory body to the Head of the Undergraduate Library and its Learning Commons Coordinator. The Council provided input on matters related to the student needs, innovations in teaching and learning, and the evolution of programming.
Global Campus Faculty/Student Support Subcommittee, 2005 – 2006
I served on a subcommittee that drafted the portion of the Global Campus initiative that dealt with faculty and student support for online learning and instruction.
Information Technologies Assistance Board (ITAB), 2004-2007
This committee reports directly to CIO Paula Kaufman and advises the campus on technology related issues, in particular those that impact CITES
Education and Educational Technologies Working group, 2006
This is one of the key campus strategic planning committee that advise the campus on issues pertaining to technology integration and pedagogy.. Ken Spelke, Associate Dean for Info. Tech and Research for GISLIS and interim assist CIO for Ed Tech for campus, provides oversight to this initiative.
eLearning Task Force, 2006
This task force was one of nine established by Dean Kalantzis. Our charge was to develop an Institute that would be a hub for research and development on elearning, the Ubiquitous Learning Institute.
Office of Continuing Education Review Committee, 2006
This committee informed campus on key issues ….
Learning Commons, 2005
This is an initiative in which the undergraduate library will be redefine to meet the needs of 21st Century Learners. It is an innovative approach to knowledge acquisition and resources.
|Analysis of Advanced Instructional TechnologyEducational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;CTER Online Master’s Program (Curriculum, Technology, Education Reform) – http://cter.ed.uiuc.edu/Developed indepth online course focusing on digital resources for teacher; Taught Fall 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009Educational TechnologyCurriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Secondary Education course for eportfolio and digital media development
Foundations of Online Teaching and Learning
Human Resources Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Developed for UIUC Global Campus Partnerships
First course to be taught in breakthrough Master’s of Education Program for Global Campus
Introduction to Educational Technology
Special Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Developed survey course on educational technology for undergraduate students; Taught during Spring 2004, 2005, 2006; 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Named as Excellent Instructor by students during each semester taught
Teachers and Technology: Integration in the P-12 Classroom
Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Developed and taught online learning technologies course for Masters level students during Summer 2004, 2005, 2006; 2007
Teachers Teaching Technology: Developing the Digital Curriculum
Educational Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Co-taught course to four sections across two semesters as part of an online Master level course
GRANT & CONSULTING EXPERIENCE
|I-LLINI Partnerships: Lifelong Learning IN Illinois for 21stCentury Teachers,August 2007-September 2010
KeyNote Address Purdue University: Teaching and Learning for the Digital Generation
TIMeS Project: Technology Intensive Math and Science: Improving Student Performance in High Needs Schools, 2004-2006
PT3 TALENT: Technology Across Learning Environments for New Teachers, 2001-2004
AACTE-Microsoft Innovative Teacher Program, 2000
Teaching with Digital Content–Describing, Finding and Using Digital Cultural Heritage Materials, 2001
Unity in Community
|Pianfetti, E.S. & Reese, G. (in Press – 2011). Transforming Technology Education: Learning in A Digital Work in Fostering Human Development Through Engineering and Technology Education (ETE), Barak, M. and Hacker, M (eds.) Rotterdam: Sense Publishes.Pianfetti, E.S. (2009). Ubiquitous Learning: Educating Generation Iin Ubiquitous Learning, Cope and Kalantzis (eds).Ching, C. C., Basham, J., & Pianfetti, E. (2005). Technology in education/technology in life: Toward a holistic perspective on integration in preparing tomorrow’s teachers at the University of Illinois. In C. Vraisidas & G. Glass (Eds.), Current perspectives on applied information technologies: Vol. 2. Preparing tomorrow’s teachers to use technology (pp. 225-240). Greenwich, CT: Information Age. Bennet, N.,Sandore, B., & Pianfetti, E. (2002) IllinoisDigital Cultural Heritage Community: Collaborative Interactions Among Libraries, Museums and Elementary Classrooms. D-Lib Magazine vol. 8(1). Available online: http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january02/bennett/01bennett.html|Pianfetti, E. S. (2000). Teachers and Technology: Digital Literacy through Professional Development Language Arts, v78 n3 p255-62 Jan 2001
Pianfetti, E. S. (1999). Tools for the 21st Century: How digital video and the Internet can engage learners in math and science. SITE 2000 Proceedings.
Pianfetti, E.S. (1999). From the abstract to the practical: How the Motion Media Grapher helps students understand and interpret abstract mathematical concepts. M/STE 2000 Proceedings.
Thurston, C., Secaras, E., & Levin, J. (1996). Teaching Teleapprenticeships: An Innovative model for technology integration in teacher education. Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 28(5).
|Computer Consultant Support Program, CCSP (November, 2007) Moderator, Global Campus IT PanelSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education (March SITE, 2004)Technology & Identity: Connecting Value Orientation, Personal History, and Culture to Computers in Education, Part I & 2 SymposiumSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education (March SITE, 2004)Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology: Differences between Skills and Values Brief Paper
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (March SITE, 2004)
American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (February, AACTE 2004)
American Evaluation Association (October, AEA 2003)
A Look Within: Faculty Experiences in Technology Classrooms, Paper
Cost-effective videoconferencing: Building collaborative learning environments American Education Research Association (April, AERA 2002)
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (March, AACTE 2001)
21st Century Professional Development : Empowering Faculty to Integrate Technology into the Teacher Education Curriculum – Panel Discussant
National Educational Computing Conference (June, NECC 2001)
Faculty of the Future: Support for Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers – Panel
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference (SITE 2000)
Tools for the 21st Century Classroom: How digital video and the Internet can engage learners in mathematics and science – Paper
Mathematics/Science Educational and Technology (M/STE 2000)
From the abstract to the practical: How the Motion Media Grapher helps students understand and interpret mathematical concepts
HONORS & AWARDS
Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Technologies for Learning.
1994-1998 University of Illinois Urbana, Illinois
E.D.M Curriculum and Instruction
B.S. Communications, Broadcast Journalism
Minors: English and Comparative Literature
Available upon request