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UHPA members of Department of Learning Design & Technology stepping up

Submitted Nomination:

NameDepartment of Learning Design and Technology
Campus, DeptLTEC
CategoryProviding Professional Development Regarding Online Learning Across the State
Why is this faculty member worthy of your nomination?The LTEC department has risen to the occasion by providing training and resources to both the UH System and K-12 Schools across the state. Examples include: Open and live training on Zoom, Laulima, Flipgrid, and other tools staffed by both Department faculty and volunteer LTEC students; Michael Menchaca collaborated with Hanahau’oli and Lili’uokalani Trust to provide live, online professional development training for online teaching to K-12 teachers across the state; Technology and Distance Programs (TDP) unit headed by LTEC’s Paul McKimmy developed an emergency online teaching resources handbook to the University system; Michael Menchaca and Paul McKimmy facilitated a collaboration with Hoonuit, Inc. to make thousands of training videos available for free including best practices in online learning to UHM (recently announced by Michael Bruno); Peter Leong designed and developed a virtual reality based live graduation for LTEC graduates; Adam Tanare collaborated with the College of Education to develop a live-streaming convocation so students can celebrate their graduation with family and friends online; Curtis Ho and Kitty Hino collaborated with the Teaching Colleges & Community (TCC) conference to offer live, online presentations provided for free for 24 hours; and all LTEC faculty have donated time to either volunteer live or participate in planning sessions to help provide our expertise to the state of Hawaii.

Please note that this published nomination has been minimally edited, if at all, and strictly reflects the views of the submitting author and not UHPA.

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