My Piece of the Puzzle:
Ana Laura is an Instructional Applications Support at the Office of Instruction and Assessment (OIA).
As a member of the ‘Desire 2 Learn’ (D2L) Support Team Ana Laura’s responsibilities, among others, include:
- Course setup and technical support of instructors and students as it relates to D2L.
- Train/support/orient UA faculty and staff, test functions of specific tools and help develop workarounds within D2L.
- Consults with faculty and TA’s on appropriate use of technology in instruction including instructional design principles.
- Provides input in the process of implementation and support of tools, documentation, and materials that promote and support online learning.
Background & Education:
Ana Laura’s undergraduate studies were in Psychology, focusing on learning theories. She did her graduate work in Educational Technology at the University of Arizona, which focused on the instructional and technical aspects of computer technology to design, create, present and evaluate instructional and training content for higher education.
Ana Laura’s academic interests include learning theory, instructional technology, and the impact of instructional design in Higher Education and Disability, as she previously worked for the University of Arizona Sonoran UCEDD assisting in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service.