Masters of Science in Instructional Technology
NC State University
Thesis: Use of Online Educational Social Networking in a School Environment
Thesis: Use of Online Educational Social Networking in a School Environment
Oversees the Media and Educational Technology Resource Center (METRC) which provides resources and services to facilitate the preparation of professional educators, counselors and administrators at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to model an exemplary school library media center. Collections and services include books, textbooks, reserves, kits, equipment, technology and instruction in to support these resources.
Coordinates and implements the NELA 2.0 Principal Academy, a one week intensive summer program for current principals in the northeastern part of North Carolina. The focus of this academy is on supporting principals who serve in rural, geographically isolated, high-need schools become instructional leaders for digital learning environments, which are aligned to career and college ready standards.
Facilitates faculty, staff and student use of electronic media, tools and resources towards their teaching and research goals. This ranges from conducting both in-person and distance workshops, one on one instruction, and online resource creation. Example workshop topics include: Moodle, Web 2.0, Ning & Social Networking, Distance Education, Video Conferencing and Google Applications. Conducts professional development throughout the state for K-12 teachers. Designs, maintains and promotes the college website, project websites and class websites. Member and Co-chair of several college and university committees including; University Learning Management System (LMS) Steering, LMS Best Practices & Support (co-chair), Assistive Technologies, College Computer & Technology Committee, and NCATE accreditation SWAT team.
Teaching Technician for the VISE project, a 3 million dollar science education research grant funded by the GSK foundation. Coordinates and facilitates grant objectives.
Developed, delivered and evaluated training needs within the company encompassing soft skills, technical skills, process and procedure, as well as professional development. Clients ranged from educational software companies to major operating systems. Example proficiencies include: Certified Apple Trainer, Lego education specialist and Scholastic Education Instructor.
Designed, implemented and evaluated multiple technical and non-technical training programs for support representatives and other employees.
Printing & Graphics, Journalism and Yearbook instructor. Taught several graphic oriented software applications, focused on Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Pagemaker. Managed computer lab of 13 G3 Macs, networked with Mac OS X server, an Imagesetter and two printing presses.
Participated in the internship program for the Information Technology Department. Designed and wrote orientation materials and presentations as well as designed and maintained an internal web page for the Information Security Department to be distributed throughout the corporation.
Instructor for E115 “The Engineer’s Introduction to UNIX and the NC State Computer System.” Taught one course each semester to incoming freshman of the Engineering curriculum.
ECI 201: Introduction to Instructional Technology for Educators
Introduction to effective technology integration in teaching practices across the curriculum for pre-service teachers. Exploration of different technology-based tools commonly integrated in instruction, including desktop, Internet/Web-based, mobile, and cloud applications. Examination of integration challenges using relevant, real-world examples from current teacher practices. Planning for student-centered, project-based lessons that make use of diverse technologies.
Brown Parker, K., Smith, B. V., Stevens, N. (2015). Moving and Making in Academic Libraries to Enhance Instruction. In E Learning and the Academic Library: Essays on Innovative Initiatives (pp. 89 - 102). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.
Brown Parker, K., Smith, B. V., Hessling, P. (2015). Translating Classroom Interactions in the Virtual Classroom. Presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). Savannah, GA.
Horne, E. T., Maher, M., Smith, B. V., Brown Parker, K. (2015). Investing in the Future: How Teacher Preparation Programs Can Support Beginning Teachers. Presentation at American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV.
Brown Parker, K., Smith, B. V. (2015). Bridging the Disconnection between K-12 School Technologies and Higher Education. Roundtable at American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV.
Smith, B. V., Brown Parker, K. (2014). Organizing your Digital Life: The Personality Test. Presentation at North Carolina Technology in Education (NCTIES) Conference. Raleigh, NC.
Smith, B. V. (2013) Exploring Web 2.0 Tools to Build Collaboration. Presentation at NC Community College Association of Distance Learning (NC3ADL). Raleigh, NC.
Smith, B. V., Brown Parker, K., Stevens, N. (2013). The Future of Curriculum Materials Centers-Bringing it all Together. Presentation at North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Conference. Raleigh, NC.
Smith, B. V., Brown Parker, K. (2013). 1:1 It Doesn’t Take Money it Takes Change. Presentation at North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators Conference. Raleigh, NC.
Smith, B. V. & Maher, M. (2013). How Do Colleges of Education Need to Change? Presentation at Educon 2013, Philadelphia, PA.
Holcomb, L. B., Beal, C., Lee, J. K., Smith, B. V., Pope, C., Pringle, M. (2012, March). Global Literacies Initiative Project: Lessons Learned in Designing and Implementing a Global Learning Collaborative. Poster Session at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). Austin, TX.
Smith, B.V. (2011, October). Using QR Codes in the Classroom and Beyond. Presentation at UNC Cause. Winston-Salem, NC.
Smith, B.V. (2011, June). Using Scratch in the Content Areas:Drag, Drop & Create. Poster session at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Philadelphia, PA.
Smith, B. V., Jeffries, M. (2011, March). Creating content-based video games in the elementary education classroom. Presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). Nashville, TN.
Holcomb, L. B., Beal, C., Lee, J. K., Robertson, A., Smith, B. V. (2011, March). Developing global connections through project based learning: The Global Initiative Project. Presentation at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE). Nashville, TN.
Smith, B. V. (2011, March). Will iPads Replace Laptops? Presentation at North Carolina Technology in Education (NCTIES) Conference. Raleigh, NC.
Dulberg, M., Petherbridge, D., Robinson, G., Schueler, A., Smith, B. V .(2010). Building bridges with Moodle: Connecting an institution. Presentation at EDUCAUSE 2010, Anaheim, CA.
Brady, K, Holcomb, L. B., & Smith, B. V. (2010). The use of alternative social networking sites in higher educational settings: A case study of the e-learning benefits of Ning in education Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 9(2).
Holcomb, L. B., Brady, K., & Smith, B. V. (2010). The Emergence of “Educational Networking”: Can non-commercial, education-based social networking sites really address the privacy and safety concerns of educators? Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 6(2).