Lecturer in Distance, Continuing and Executive Education
University of Florida
Judith V. Boettcher is a consultant and author in the areas of designing for learning, development of faculty, and future trends of technology in teaching and learning. She is a lecturer at the University of Florida in distance, continuing, and executive education and an independent consultant with Designing for Learning. Boettcher has consulted with a wide range of major universities and organizations; has been a Syllabus Scholar since 1996; serves on a number of editorial boards, including conference boards; and is a member of the academic advisory committees of ICUS, an e-learning company based in Singapore.
Boettcher was the executive director of the Corporation for Research and Educational Networking (CREN) from 1997-2003 and served as the program director and cohost of their first-ever series of audio webcasts, called the CREN TechTalks, for six years. Prior to joining CREN, she was the director of the Office of Interactive Distance Learning at Florida State University and the Director of Education Technology Services at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania. While at Penn State, she chaired the university-wide Technology Classroom program that designed and developed over 50 technology classrooms. While at Control Data Corporation from 1979 to 1989, she served on the League for Innovation for Community Colleges task forces on strategic planning for technology integration into the teaching and learning process and on library automation. She served as the project leader for the Educational Uses of Information Technology’s (EUIT) Joe Wyatt Challenge EDUCOM project from 1990 to 1992, editing the publication 101 Success Stories of Information Technology in Higher Education: The Joe Wyatt Challenge (McGraw-Hill 1993).
Boettcher has also authored many features and columns for higher education magazines, including The Technology Source, Syllabus, Change, and EDUCAUSE and co-edited a number of books addressing design and implementation issues of higher education technology and distance and online learning, including the costs associated with such programs. With Rita Marie Conrad she authored the Faculty Guide for Moving Teaching and Learning to the Web, which is now in its second edition (2004).
Boettcher has a PhD in education and cognitive psychology from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in English from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.
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