Tanya Joosten is an instructional technologist at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee’s LTC and is a lecturer in the Department of Communication. She has many years of experience teaching technology-enhanced, blended, and fully online courses. Also, she has presented several faculty development programs across the country, including Northern Illinois University, Simmons College, Maryville University, Coastal Bend, Eastern Arizona, and Carroll College, focusing on the implementation of technology.
Tanya is an interdisciplinary PhD candidate from Arizona State University where her specialty in evaluating mediated communication and technological implementations developed. She has performed evaluations on several technology projects leading to several conference presentations and publications.
She has presented several papers at national conferences, including EDUCAUSE and Sloan-C Annual Meetings. Also, she co-authored an ECAR Bulletin on student response systems and a chapter on blended learning found in Blended Learning: Research Perspectives published by the Sloan-C. Currently, she is exploring the impact of virtual worlds (Second Life), interactive digital activities, and social presence through rich media (streaming video, podcasting, audio introductions, audio feedback, and Flash-based presentations) on teaching and learning in hybrid/blended and online courses.