Information Systems & Technology
Center for Learning with Technology (CLT)
Meet our Staff
The Center is staffed primarily by Naomi Valentine. Working alongside the staff at the Center are Keith Cronk, Paula Kirby, Allison Case, and a fluid group of student workers.
Naomi has been in higher education for over 10 years, working with Harding's MBA, Adult and Online Studies programs, and IS&T. Naomi provides assistance in online monitoring, development and instructional design. She is a QM Master Reviewer, Certified Instructional Designer and Peer Reviewer. Naomi received her M.B.A from Harding University in 2014 and is currently working in the Center for Learning with Technology, in the IS&T department. In this role, she assists faculty and staff with their design needs, using Quality Matters standards as a giude. She is also an Adjunct Business instructor and teaches online. Naomi's motto is: "strive for excellence in all that you do!"
Maren Patterson, M.A.
Maren Patterson has been a digital content developer for 18 years and has guided teams to successful publications of various projects. Mr. Patterson is highly recommended from several of his most recent employers and is recognized as having achieved advanced knowledge and skill set in every subject matter that he is presented with. He is a quick learner, focused performer, and goal achiever. His experience with applications ranges a wide spectrum of use relating to varying projects developed, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Black Magic’s DaVinci, Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro, Avid’s ProTools, as well as Microsoft’s Office Suite, and Apple’s Office Suite, just to name a few. Additionally he has experience with HTML, CSS, WordPress, and several design methodologies applied to his work. Mr. Patterson is a courteous, kind, and motivational person continuing to progress to positively affect his community. Several examples of brief projects and a more in-depth depiction of his experience may be reviewed at www.marenpatterson.com
Débora Rodrigo, Ph.D.
Débora has been teaching and developing materials for higher education for several years and has repeatedly participated as a lecturer in teacher training programs. She completed her Ph.D. in Education from UNED University in Spain, where she is also a native. Currently, she teaches undergraduate and graduate online classes in Education and Neuropsychology in various universities in Spain. Débora is also an active member of the Emotional Intelligence Laboratory of National Distance Education University (UNED) in Madrid. Her work in the Center for Learning with Technology consists of supporting Harding University faculty in the development of quality online courses, to promote effective learning amongst students.
Goals and Mission
• Partner with teachers to assist in the effective use of technology in the classroom
• Use establised quality design metrics in the design of learning materials
• Research emergent educational technologies for possible implementation
• Improve faculty awareness and adoption of beneficial educational technology tools to improve teaching and learning
The Center for Learning with Technology (CLT) exists to enhance the learning experience and success of students through the use of appropriate learning technologies.
The Center strives to:
• Keep abreast of current best teaching and learning practices
• Incorporate current teaching and learning best practices into Harding programs
• Undertake ongoing and focused professional development
• Be fully engaged in using technology to its potential
Faculty Technology Showcase Events
8th Annual Faculty Technology Showcase Details
The purpose of the FTS is to highlight faculty who utilize technology in the classroom, and provide them an opportunity to share, peer-to-peer, from their experiences. This has proven to be a great way to collaborate, educate and expand the use of technology on campus. Today’s classroom is a dynamic environment that engages the student in a variety of learning experiences; many of those experiences make use of technology. Several of our faculty members are already using creative methods to allow students to achieve success and we proudly display their hard work at the annual Faculty Technology Showcase.
This year’s showcase will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2019. Our Keynote is Mr. Joe Ruhl, renowned Biology instructor and motivational speaker, from Layfeyette. We look forward to seeing you!