eLearning Staff

Joni Miller

Joni Miller, associate director of eLearning services, joined the Seminole State eLearning staff in February 2004. Her responsibilities include  providing training, direction, supervision and evaluation of other staff in the department; assisting in the design and implementation of appropriate assessment instruments and studies to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction delivered by distance learning; coordinating distance learning activities on and off campus, including meetings, faculty workshops and seminars introducing different technologies; providing direction and support to instructional technology and appropriate college staff for their development; and assisting in the development and implementation of strategic planning initiatives for a comprehensive eLearning program, including instructional technology infrastructure and its integration and assessment. She also serves as one of the College's Sakai administrators. She is a Quality Matters-certified trainer and an institutional representative for the national Quality Matters Program.

Miller earned her master's degree in technical writing from the University of Central Florida in December 2007 and a graduate certificate in eLearning in May 2010. She has a strong background in faculty support, online course development and Web design.

Michael McCurdy

Michael joined eLearning as an instructional technology specialist in August 2013. His responsibilities include providing Sakai support to faculty and students; responding to inquiries regarding distance learning; providing support, assistance and training for faculty members in the development of online instructional materials; reviewing new and current courses for usability and quality assurance; and providing quality assurance for new and existing online courses.

Before coming to Seminole State, McCurdy taught online for 2.5 years at Full Sail University, where he implemented multimedia learning assets for multiple intelligence learners into his courses. Prior to working at Full Sail University, he spent 10 years in K-12 education implementing technology changes into his classrooms.

McCurdy’s greatest strength lies in using technology to assist learners reach their educational goals. McCurdy earned his Master of Science in education media design and technology from Full Sail University in 2010, where he graduated as both Valedictorian and Advance Achiever with Course Director awards in multiple learning theory applications and media asset creation.

Amy Stuart

Amy Stuart joined the eLearning staff as an instructional technology specialist in September 2010. Her responsibilities include providing Sakai support for faculty and students; responding to HelpDesk inquiries regarding distance learning; providing quality assurance for new and existing online courses; and training and supporting faculty in the development of new instructional materials.

Before coming to Seminole State College, Stuart spent five years working in the online department of the largest print media provider in Arizona, where she served as a project manager and Web developer. She also spent two years working as an online course technical assistant in Seminole State's Distance Learning Department before assuming her role as an instructional technology specialist.

Stuart's greatest strengths lie in Web development, design, user accessibility and problem solving. She graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in industrial technology and is currently pursuing her M.Ed. in instructional technology at the University of South Florida.

Margaret Taylor

Margaret Taylor, Seminole State's distance learning support specialist, joined the eLearning staff in September 2008. She has more than 15 years of experience in customer service and seven years of experience in information technologies.

Taylor is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Data Communication System Technology from ITT Technical Institute. Her areas of expertise include troubleshooting software and hardware issues, data backup and recovery, and in-home wireless installation.

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