Sharon Gray, Director of Instructional Technology
Augustana College
 
2001 South Summit Avenue 
Sioux Falls, SD  57197 
sharon.gray@augie.edu 605.274.4907

EDUCATION: 
M.S.S. (Masters of Selected Studies) in Instructional Technology, University of South Dakota - Vermillion, 1994

B.S. in Psychology, cum laude, University of South Dakota - Vermillion (Composite Fine Arts minor), 1983

ADDITIONAL TRAINING: 
Basic Novell Networking, North Metro Technical College, Acworth, Georgia, 1994

EXPERIENCE: 
Director of Instructional Technology/Instructional Technologist, Augustana College, 1999-present

Director of Instructional Technology, Briar Cliff College, 1995-1999

Education Technology Specialist, Educational Technology Center, Kennesaw State College, 1994-1995

Media Production Coordinator, Educational Media Center, University of South Dakota, 1992-1994

Media Specialist, Educational Media Center, University of South Dakota, 1989-1992

Graphic Artist, Educational Media Center, University of South Dakota, 1985-1989

Graphic Artist, Broadcaster Press, Vermillion, SD, 1984-1985

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS: 
Dorothea Weinman Scholarship Recipient (1991, 1992, 1993) 
Phi Beta Kappa (1983)

PUBLICATIONS: 
A Corporate/College Partnership. With S. Warner, E. Robinson, and S. McCann in B. Khan (Ed.), Web-Based Training. http://bookstoread.com/bestseller/khan/wbt.html. Educational Technology Publications, New Jersey, 2001.

Training Faculty, Staff, and Administrators. In B. Khan (Ed.), Web-Based Instruction. http://www.bookstoread.com/bestseller/khan/wbitc.html. Educational Technology Publications, New Jersey, 1997.

ARTICLES 

A Moving Target: eLearning Vendors Take Aim in a Changing Environment. Syllabus. Vol. 16, No. 1, 2002.

Portal-bility: Does Your Campus Need It? Syllabus. Vol. 14, No. 5, 2000.

Making the Choice: Providers for Online Courses. With H. Marcinkiewicz. Syllabus. Vol. 14, No. 4. 2000

Multimedia Across the Disciplines. Syllabus. Vol. 13, No. 9, 2000.

High School Web Portals. Syllabus High School Edition. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2000.

Collaboration Tools. Syllabus. Vol. 12, No. 5, 1999.

Web-Based Instructional Tools. Syllabus. Vol. 12, No. 2, 1998.

Re-Tooling a Small College. College and University Media Review. Vol. 4, No. 2, 1998.

Maintaining Academic Integrity in Web-Based Instruction. Educational Media International. Vol. 35, No. 3, 1998.

Web-Based Instruction. With S. Warner. Solicited article. Journal of Public Service and Outreach. Vol. 2, No. 3, 1998.

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE: 
Editor, Change Connections (Newsletter of Systemic Change Division of Association for Educational Technology) 1994-1996

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: 
Preparing Faculty to Teach Online. Regional Educause, Chicago, Illinois. (2013)

Gender Imbalances and Population Control. 17th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (2005)

Peace in the Womb. 14th Annual University Faculty for Life Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (2004)

Shadow Program. Upper Midwest Academic Computing Conference (UMACC), Rapid City, South Dakota. (2003)

Comparing Web-Based Instructional Tools. Syllabus01 Educational Technology Conference.  Santa Clara, California. (2001)

Web-Enhanced Teaching and Learning. Classrooms of the Future VII. Minneapolis, Minnesota. (2001)

Comparing Web-Based Instructional Tools. Home on the Web: Opportunities and Challenges of Online Learning Communities. The Collaboration Virtual Conference. (2001)

Teaching in the Information Age. Technology and Innovations in Education. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (2000)

Comparison of Web-Based Instructional Tools. Syllabus99 Educational Technology Conference.  Santa Clara, California. (1999)

Corporate Partnerships with Higher Education. Syllabus99 Educational Technology Conference.  Santa Clara, California. (1999)

Re-Tooling a Small College. Iowa Distance Learning Association: Bridging the Distance. Newton, Iowa. (1999)

Web Course Policies. Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Iowa Communications Network, Iowa. (1999)

Corporate Partnerships with Higher Education. Tech Launch 2010. Sioux City, Iowa. (1998)

Online Education Discussion Panel. Tech Launch 2010. Sioux City, Iowa. (1998)

Rolling Out FrontPage in a Distributed Environment. Tech Launch 2010. Sioux City, Iowa. (1998)

Comparison of Web-Course Development Tools. NEB*SAT/NN21Distance Learning Conference. Lincoln, Nebraska. (1998)

Teaching with Technology: Building Web-Based Learning Environments. Association for Educational Communications and Technology National Conference. St. Louis, Missouri. (1998)

Avoiding Information Overload. TechLaunch 2000. Sioux City, Iowa. (1997)

Partnering With Businesses to Provide Educational Opportunities for Employees. Iowa Distance Learning Association Annual Conference. Ames, Iowa. (1997)

Technology in Restructuring Education: Bringing the Community On Board. National School Board Association. Atlanta, Georgia. (1995)

Effective Use of Visual Aids on the Rural Development Telecommunications Network. South Dakota Rural Telecommunications Network, South Dakota. (1994)

Using the Internet. Technology and Innovations in Education. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (1994)

Copyright. Technology and Innovations in Education. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (1994)

How Do We Find the Time To Use This? Technology and Innovations in Education. Rapid City, South Dakota. (1993)

Effective Use of Visual Aids on the Rural Development Telecommunications Network. South Dakota Rural Telecommunications Network. (1993)

MIDI for Educators. Technology and Innovations in Education. Rapid City, South Dakota. (1993)

Funding: Where to Find It! Technology and Innovations in Education. Rapid City, South Dakota. (1993)

Technology in Restructuring Education: Bringing the Community On Board. Technology and Innovations in Education. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (1992)

MIDI for Educators. Technology and Innovations in Education. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (1992)

Subject Matter Experts and Technicians: Communicating. Technology and Innovations in Education. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (1992)

Amiga and the VideoToaster: Affordable Video Production. Technology and Innovations in Education. Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (1992)

MIDI for Educators. Technology and Innovations in Education. Rapid City, South Dakota. (1991)

MIDI for Educators. Technology and Innovations in Education. Rapid City, South Dakota. (1989) 
 

OTHER CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: 
Moodle Administrator, Augustana College. (2006-present)

WebCT Administrator, Augustana College. (2000-2006)

Discussion Leader for Milliennium Project (topic: Cultural Impact of Information Technology on Education), Academy for Educational Development. http://millennium.aed.org/discussion1.shtml (2000)

Web Director, Briar Cliff College Extended Campus, Briar Cliff College. http://www.webized.com. (1996-1999)

Web-Based Instructional Tools Resources Page. World Wide Web, http://www.augie.edu/dept/edtech/WBI.html (1998-present)

Modernization and the Vermillion 13-1 School District. Videotape. Script Writer, Videographer, Video Editor. (1992)

Reflective Decision Making. Videotape produced for InTEC (Interactive Technology in Education and Corporations), University of South Dakota. Computer Graphics Designer, Video Editor, Music Composer. (1992)

Decade of Excellence. Videotape produced for University of South Dakota School of Business. Videographer, Computer Graphics Designer, Video Editor. (1992)

Using SoundDesigner II. Interactive instructional sequence for University of South Dakota Theatre Department. Multimedia Designer. (1992)

Intelligent Computer-Assisted Instruction with Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Joint project with Padma Sriram for University of South Dakota Computer Science Department. (1992)

Distance Learning: Using Computer Conferencing and Telecommunications in K-12 Classroom Environments. Project for University of South Dakota School of Education. (1992)

Introduction to Harvard Graphics. Project for University of South Dakota School of Business. Instructional Designer. (1991) 
 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE: 
Instructional Technology Committee, Sioux City Public Schools, Sioux City, Iowa (1998-1999)

Copyright Committee, Association for Educational Communications and Technology (1994-1999)

Member, Vermillion School District School Board, Vermillion, South Dakota (1991-1994, Vice-President 1994)

Board of Directors, South Dakota Peace and Justice Center (1989-1991, President 1990-1991) 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE: 

Ethical Issues in Technology, (formerly Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues) 3-credit course in the Computer Science Department, Augustana College.

How Now Shall We Live as Digital Natives? 3-credit capstone course in the General Studies Department, Augustana College (team-taught with Elizabeth Babcock)

Web Publishing and Design, 3-credit course in the Computer Science Department, Augustana College

Creative Presentations with Interactive Whiteboards, 1-credit online workshop through the Education Department, Augustana College.

Using Technology in the Cloud, 1-credit online workshop through the Education Department, Augustana College.

iPads and Chromebooks, 1-credit online workshop through the Education Department, Augustana College.

Ethical Issues in the Information Age, 1-credit hybrid workshop through the Education Department, Augustana College.

Introduction to Information Technology, 3-credit course in the Computer Science Department, Augustana College (team-taught with Marcia Entwistle)

Online Courses and Components, 1-credit workshop through the Education Department, Augustana College.

Effective PowerPoint Presentation Techniques, 1-credit workshop through the Education Department, Augustana College.

"Teaching Smarter" with Microsoft Office, 1-credit workshop through the Education Department, Augustana College.

Teaching in the Information Age, 1-credit workshop through the Education Department, Augustana College.

Word Processing Applications, Presentation Software Applications, Spreadsheet Applications, Database Applications, Four 1-credit courses in the Computer Science Department, Augustana College.

Fundamentals of Database Processing, 3-credit course in the Computer Science Department, Augustana College

Information Age and Society, 3-credit online course developed and taught for the Computer Information Systems Department, Briar Cliff College

Computers and Technology in Education, 1-credit Education Department course for pre-service teachers, Briar Cliff College

Introduction to Computers, 3-credit Computer Information Systems Department course, Briar Cliff College

GRANT ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE: 
Title III, Activity One (Main objective: Improving the curriculum through integration of technology) Director, Briar Cliff College (1995-1999) 
 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: 
Association for Educational Communications and Technology Division of Systemic Change (CHANGE)

Association for Educational Technology Division of Instructional Development