Tanya Joosten

Tanya Joosten
Director eLearning Research and Development
Co-Director National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA)

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3230 E Kenwood Ave.
PO BOX 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Ph.D., Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Ph.D., ABD, Interdisciplinary, Arizona State University
M.A., Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.A., Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Tanya Joosten is the director of eLearning Research and Development at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) where she works to guide strategic eLearning efforts at the campus, state, and national levels, to develop innovative programming for the UWM campus, and to lead a team of researchers to advance the field of eLearning. She is the co-director of the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements supported by the U.S Department of Education.

Tanya has been recognized by the Sloan-Consortium (now OLC) as a fellow for her work in blended and online learning. She is a teacher of tech-enhanced, blended, and online courses in the field of communication for over 15 years, including online courses in human communication and technology and organizational communication at UWM, published author in communication technology in teaching and learning, including her recent book, Social Media for Educators, and chapter in, Blended Learning: Research Perspectives, a social scientist researching technology-mediated pedagogy and its impact on student outcomes, and a well-known speaker and consultant across the globe.

As a practitioner, Tanya Joosten previously led the Learning Technology Center, including efforts in faculty development for online and blended teaching, development of UWM’s blended and online faculty development program, supervised administration of the campus LMS, including faculty training and support, and led campus efforts for certification, recognition, and engagement initiatives for blended and online teaching. She has worked together with the Provost’s office, schools, colleges, and units to help in the development of over 40 blended and online degree programs at UWM over the last decade.

Tanya Joosten’s efforts have been highlighted in many national news and media outlets, including the Chronicle of Higher Education, Ed Tech Magazine, eCampus News, and have led to her involvement in planning for the future of education, including the UWM Campus and Digital Futures Planning, State of Wisconsin Superintendent’s Digital Learning Advisory Council, NMC Horizon Project Higher Ed Advisory Board, EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Steering Committee, and EDUCAUSE IT Status committee.

Selected publications:

Joosten, T., Barth, D., Harness, L., & Weber, N. (2013) Impact of blended instructional development. In Research perspectives in blended learning (Eds . Anthony G. Picciano, Charles D. Dziuban, and Charles R. Graham). Taylor and Francis.

Joosten, T., Pasquini, L, & Harness, L. (2013). Guiding institutions use of social media. Planning for Higher Education, 41, 2.

Joosten, T. (2012). Social media for educators. Wiley/Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.

Kaleta, R., & Joosten, T. (2007). Clickers in the classroom. ECAR Bulletin. EDUCAUSE.

Kaleta, R., Skibba, K., & Joosten, T. (2006). Hybrid teaching experiences and faculty development. In Blended learning: Research perspectives (Eds . Anthony G. Picciano and Charles D. Dziuban). Sloan Consortium: Needham, MA.

Selected featured presentations:

2014, December 8th, Social media: Transforming the digital future. Keynote. SACS COC President’s event. Nashville, TN.

2014, April 1st, Ensuring Quality and Determining Effectiveness. Plenary/opening presentation. EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Spring Focus Session. Online. Retrieved from: http://www.educause.edu/events/online-spring-focus-session-faculty-engagement-and-development

2013, December, 6th, What Happens Next? Post-MOOC Hype. Keynote Panel with Bonnie Stewart, University of Prince Edward Island, and Amy Collier, Stanford. MOOC Research Conference. Arlington, TX. Recording Retrieved from: http://compass.uta.edu:8080/ess/portal/section/ec5e4a97-5396-4bf6-a398-5815a8d46e18.

2013, October 18th, Social Media for Educators. Social Media for Teaching and Learning. Keynote presentation. Pearson. Boston, NY.

2013, February 17th, Transforming Higher Education: Using Social Media to Ignite Students. Keynote. Presented at eLearning 2013. San Antonio, TX. Retrieved from: http://www.itcnetwork.org/elearning-conference/general-session-speakers.html.

2012, May 7th, Social Media for Educators. Keynote presentation. Presented at Ed Tech Academy at Roane State Community College, Harriman, TN.

2011, June 8th, Social Media for Teaching and Learning. Keynote presentation. Presented at eLearning Asia in Singapore.

2011, March 28th, Plenary panel with Stephen Laster, Harvard, Anthony Picciano, CUNY, and Joel Hartman, UCF. Blended Learning: Past, Present, and Future. Presented at the Sloan-C Blended conference in Oak Brook, IL.

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