Sharona Ginsberg


Instructional Technology

Since July 2013, I have been working as an Instructional Technology Consultant with Instructional Support Services at the University of Michigan. My team is called the Learning Technologies and Consulting Group (LTC Group).

Primarily, I consult with faculty members who are interested in adding educational technology to their courses or enhancing their pedagogical strategies. I advise instructors on the best approach to accomplish their goals, recommend technologies, perform any necessary training, and assist in carrying the faculty member's project to completion. In some cases, I also work with faculty to help them obtain grants for their projects. These projects can include anything from course blogs/wikis to digital badges to flipped classrooms.

My additional duties include serving as primary support and vendor contact for i>clicker, an audience response system in use throughout the University of Michigan's campus. I am also called upon to give instructional technology workshops to faculty, staff, and students.

I am principally responsible for managing the LTC Group's online presence, including its website/blog, Twitter, and Facebook. I was also instrumental in helping develop a gamification strategy for our office, with which we gamify our everyday work while refining our understanding of the technique as applied to educational settings.

From September 2011 to June 2013, I was employed as an Instructional Technology Consultant at the University of Michigan's Hatcher Graduate Library. My work was spread across three facilities: the Knowledge Navigation Center, the Faculty Exploratory, and the TechDeck.

My primary responsibility was to engage in one-on-one appointments with faculty, staff, and students, during which I guided them in learning computer hardware and software.

I also took part in technology instruction workshops presented by the Faculty Exploratory. Often, I served as a "floater" to provide personalized assistance to workshop attendees who were lagging behind or needed extra help. I was also given the opportunity to co-teach a number of workshops.

As a supplement to my regular duties, I was sometimes called upon to create instructional or promotional content, such as a LibGuide, screencasts, or library ads.

Visit the samples page to view more of my work.