S. Welsh

Curriculum Vitae

EMPLOYMENT

Learning Experience Designer (2016-Present)

University of Michigan Office of Academic Innovation

Senior Program Manager, Distance Learning (2014-2016)

Columbia University Language Resource Center

Educational Technologist (2013-2014)
Columbia University Language Resource Center 

Educational Technologist (2011-2013)

Columbia University Center for New Media Teaching and Learning

 

Technical Specialist (2007-2011)

Columbia University Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (2007-2011)

 

Network Engineer (2006-2007)

Computer Services Group, Inc. New York, NY

 

EDUCATION

Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY

Candidate, Doctor of Education, Communications

Coursework completed (92 credits) in the Communications, Media, and Learning Technologies Design Ed.D. program. Currently writing dissertation on the topic of “Organizational and technological factors that contribute to digital entropy in online learning environments”.

Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York, NY (2009-2011)

20 credits completed towards Master of Arts, Middle East Studies.

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (1998)

Bachelor of Music (Major in Jazz Studies). Graduated with honors.

GRANT-FUNDED RESEARCH

2014–2016: Shared Course Initiative

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-supported initiative for the sharing of instruction in 18 less commonly taught languages between Yale, Columbia, and Cornell Universities. Designed and implemented IRB-approved research protocol for program evaluation across three campuses, working with 21 faculty and over 200 students. Initial findings from this study have been presented in several recent conference presentations and will be presented in forthcoming articles over the last year of the grant.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2014-16: Distance Learning Training Program (DLTP) for Graduate Instructors

Co-developed and co-taught a curriculum for graduate instructors of languages at Columbia, Cornell, and Yale to orient them to technological and pedagogical challenges to teaching in distance learning environments. The DLTP program issued the graduate instructors a certificate in Instructional Methods for Distance Learning.

JURIED CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

2018

“From MOOCs to Teach-Outs: An Emerging Model,” SXSW EDU Conference, Austin, TX, Mar 5-8.

2017

“Liberating Your Content: Toward Platform-Agnostic Course Design,” Educause Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Oct 31-Nov 3.

“New Frontiers for Open Courses: Designing for a Global Audience,” New Media Consortium Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Jun 12-15.

2016

“Shared Courses, Shared Research: Initial Findings from an Inter-Institutional Distance Learning Program,” Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, May 13-15.

“Extending the LCTL Classroom: The Shared Course Initiative in Practice,” Northeast Association for Language Learning Technologies (NEALLT) Annual Conference, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, March 19.

2015 

“Extending the Language Classroom: Administering Shared Courses Across Distance,” American Council for Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference, San Diego, CA, November 22.

“Mapping the City: Map-based tools for language learning,” Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (GLoCALL) Annual Conference, Pae Chai University, Daejeon, South Korea, November 13-14.

“Seeing and reading the city: Linguistic landscape and the language classroom,” with Stéphane Charitos, Globalization and Localization in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (GLoCALL) Annual Conference, Pae Chai University, Daejeon, South Korea, November 13-14.

“The Columbia-Cornell-Yale Shared Course Initiative: Creating a Collaborative Model of Instruction,” Foreign Language Education and Technology (FLEAT) Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, August 12-14.

“Extending the LCTL classroom: The Shared Course Initiative in Practice,” Northeast Association for Language Learning Technologies (NEALLT) Annual Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, April 24-26.

2014

“Taking it to the streets: Emerging trends in community-based language learning,” with David Malinowski, New England Regional Association for Language Learning and Teaching (NERALLT) Annual Conference, Brown University, RI, October 23.

“Affordances and Constraints of Technology-enhanced Tools for Learning Oriented Assessment

in Second Language Learning,” with Professor Lee Abraham and Paul Stengel, Roundtable on Learning Oriented Assessment in Language Classrooms and Large-scale Assessment Contexts, Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY, October 11.

“Building Bridges: Scaffolding Inter-institutional Collaboration in the ASU/Columbia CIRCLE Partnership”, The Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO) Conference, San Diego, CA, September 19.

“Remapping the curriculum: Emerging techniques in qualitative mapping and critical spatial thinking,” Teachers College Educational Technology Conference, New York, NY, May 17.

 

“Developing Collaborations and Communities in Heritage Spanish Instruction,” with Andrew Ross, International Heritage Language Conference, University of California Los Angeles, CA, March 7.

SELECT LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

 “Social Media Pedagogies and Practice.” Innovative Teaching Summer Institute at Columbia University. NY, NY. June 16, 2016.

“Best Practices for Designing Effective Distance Learning Programs” Workshop for Sustainable Partnerships for Latin American Languages through Distance Learning, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, March 17, 2016.

“Breaking Down the Walls: Teaching in the Distance Classroom,” Teagle Summer Institute at Columbia University, New York, NY, June 15, 2015.

 

“Cityscape: A Tool for Engaging the Multilingual City,” Reading the City: Multilingualism, multiculturalism & urban landscapes symposium, Columbia University, NY, May 1, 2015.

New Media Publishing: Whither the Textbook?,” New Media in Education 2013: Bits to Breakthroughs, Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, Columbia University, New York, NY, February 1, 2013.

“To Flip or Not to Flip: Techniques for Flipping your Curriculum, Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning Faculty Workshop Series, New York, NY. Spring 2013.

“Flipping the Health Sciences Classroom,” Columbia University Medical Center Faculty Workshop Series, Columbia University, New York, NY. Spring 2013.

Conferences, Panels And Seminars Organized

Co-Organizer, Reading the City: An interdisciplinary symposium on multilingualism, multiculturalism and urban landscapes, Columbia University, New York, NY, May 1, 2015.

Co-Chair, Teachers College Educational Technology Conference (TCETC), Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY, May 17-18, 2014.

Co-Organizer, New Media in Education 2013: Bits to Breakthroughs, Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, Columbia University, New York, NY, February 1, 2013.

MEMBERSHIPS

References upon request.