Stefanie Panke

Dr. Stefanie Panke
Editor, Social Software in Education
Instructional Analyst
School of Government
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 3330, Knapp-Sanders Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330
Tel: 919.962.0592
Fax: 919.962.2707

Stefanie is the lead instructional designer at UNC School of Government on the Instructional Support team, providing instructional design consultation and guidance for faculty and teaching professionals as well as project management for instructional technology initiatives. Prior to her current position at UNC, she served as Director of E-Learning at Ulm University, Germany. In 2010-2011, Stefanie joined the Institute of Psychology and Education at Ulm University, where she implemented university-wide e-learning projects, consulted with faculty, and taught courses on instructional design, computer mediated communication and webnography. In 2009, she received her PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Bielefeld with a thesis on the information design of educational websites. From 2008 to 2010 Stefanie lived in Austin, TX, where she worked as a freelance e-learning consultant and conducted research on instructional design projects at St. Edward’s University. From 2003 to 2008 she worked with the academic staff of the Knowledge Media Research Center in Tuebingen, Germany, an interdisciplinary institute for research on educational technology. During this time, her team developed an award-winning portal on e-learning in higher education (, and Stefanie lectured media psychology courses at Neu-Ulm University. Stefanie serves as a member of several conference program committees (ED-MEDIA, E-LEARN, SITE, ECEL), as a reviewer for e-journals (MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, Digital Humanities Quarterly) and as editor for social software at the Educational Technology and Change Journal (ETC).

ETC Publications

Remote Proctoring Services: An Interview with PSI Bridge’s Rory McCorkle
CFE 2015 Faculty Showcase at UNC: ‘Teaching Less in More Depth’
New Instructional Design Association in Higher Ed: An Interview with Camille Funk
Wearable Tech on your Preschooler? Technology Education and Innovation for Children
Practical Reasoning – Challenges for Teaching and Assessment
Who Dat? It’s E-Learn 2014! Come, Learn, Share, Connect
SoTL Commons 2014 in Savannah: ‘Teaching Without Learning Is Just Talking’
Oppia: Google’s New, Free E-Learning Tool
#ToRead: ‘It’s Complicated’
New AACE Special Interest Group on ‘Assessing, Designing and Developing E-Learning (ADD)’
ISSOTL 2013: ‘Doing SoTL Means You Never Have to Say You’re Sorry!’
A Conversation with Curtis Ho: AACE E-Learn SIG on Designing, Developing and Assessing E-Learning
10th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference at Elon University: Cutting Edge Without Being Trendy
Stone Soup with Curt Bonk: Armchair Indiana Jones in Action
Time Out at TCC 2013: How Social Media Saved the Day
CFHE 2012 Impressions: My Bumpy Start to a MOOC on Future Trends in Higher Ed – ’505 Unread Discussion Messages’
Teaching and Learning Conference at Elon University: Technology As a Prop – Not at Center Stage with Rob Moore and Greg Whisenhunt
Mahalo TCC 2012: I Have a New Badge Backpack!
An Interview with the 2012 Global TIME Program Chair Theo Bastiaens
AACE Online Conference 2012: The Challenge of Finding TIME
‘Schema Automation Can Kill You!’ – A Review of EARLI 2011 in Exeter (UK)
A Student’s View of an Open University: An Interview with Billy Sichone
Julia Kaltenbeck: How Crowdfunding and Social Payments Can Finance OER
Open Learning at P2PU: An Interview with Jessica Ledbetter
Obrigada Lisboa! ED-MEDIA 2011 Conference or ‘This Is Your Tribe’
Open Educational Resources – An Invitation to Reflect Your Practice
ETC Nominated for Edublog Awards: Polls Open Until Dec. 14
PLENK 2010: Summary of Week 7-10 – The End
Review: iTunes U 2010 Conference in Munich, Oct 13-14
PLENK 2010, Weeks 4-6: Learning Theories, Evaluation and Literacies
‘Web XXO’ – Week Three of PLENK2010 on Emerging Technologies
PLENK2010: Week 2 – Personal Learning & Institutional Learning or ‘A Great Course in Diagram Making’!
PLENK 2010: Just Like ‘Watching Football’
IADIS 2010 – The Gateway to the Black Forest Becomes a Window to E-Learning
Making Sense of Social Networks: An Interview with Zizi Papacharissi
Do You Speak Livemocha? An Interview with Clint Schmidt
Social Networking for Academics: An Interview with Ijad Madisch, CEO of ResearchGATE
Social Networking: Weaving the Web of Informal Ties
Picture the Story: E-Comics as Teaching Tool
Patterns in the Design of Ed Media: An Interview with Christian Kohls
‘Please Prepare for Cross Check’: A Review of ‘Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities’
Meet the Endless Summer – A Review of ED-MEDIA 2009

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