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Doctoral grad named e-learning director at major university

UNCWBoise State EdTech doctoral alumna Sheri Conklin has been named director of e-learning at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, where she has been employed as an instructional designer since 2009.

“Dr. Conklin brings a variety of perspectives to this new position, as a former instructional designer, an online student, a current online and face-to-face instructor, and an expert in the field of Quality Matters,” said Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Distance Education Peter Nguyen. “Her dedication to online learning is evident through her continuous research and faculty support of the design and development of online courses and programs at UNCW.”

Conklin is passionate about designing and delivering quality online courses and researches peer-to-peer and instructor-to-student interactions. She specifically analyzes social and instructor presence in online courses and how that affects student satisfaction and perceived learning.

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