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Alumna Phoebe Ballard to present “MOOCs, Kooks, and Flukes” talk Oct. 8

The College of Communication and the Arts recognized and honored Phoebe Ballard as its Outstanding Emerging Alumna during 2013 Homecoming Week at the University of Toledo.

Ballard will present a lecture called “MOOCs, Kooks, and Flukes,” on Tuesday, October 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the CVA’s Haigh Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public. She will talk about her work at the intersection of the arts, communication, and education.

Her work is helping to shape education in the digital era. She works at the University of Toledo’s Learning Ventures, where she is Sr. Instructional Designer and Coordinator for Special Projects. She is also an Adjunct Instructor in the Departments of Art and Communication at UT. She is a recipient of two degrees from the University of Toledo: a B.A. in Art and an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology.

This year, Ballard was recognized by Blackboard, the online course management company, with two awards honoring her talent in course design. She and former UT Lecturer Seder Burns were honored for their class ART 1070:901 – Fundamentals of Digital Media. It was chosen as a winner of 2013 Blackboard Catalyst Award – Exemplary Course as well as a Directors’ Choice for Courses with Distinction.

She has also been recognized with a Shining Star Award by the University of Toledo for her focus on students. This recognition is given to faculty and staff who have demonstrated above and beyond commitment to student-centeredness by making outstanding contributions to the student experience.

Ballard is also a Trustee of the Collegian Media Foundation Board, a Sustaining Member of the Toledo AIGA, and a Member of the University Women’s Commission.

For more information:

Kelly McGilvery
College of Communication and the Arts
University of Toledo
kelly.mcgilvery@utoledo.edu
419-530-8353