Wendy Howard



Wendy Howard

Preferred Name

Wendy Howard

About Me

Education has always been my passion, and after years in the corporate world I joined the Center for Distributed Learning in July 2011 with a diverse background in both corporate training and higher education. In addition to my Doctor of Education degree in Instructional Design & Technology from UCF, I also earned a BA in Mathematics and Secondary Education and an MA in Corporate Communication & Technology from Rollins College. My current research is focused on faculty development, digital learning in STEM disciplines, collaborative online learning and internationalizing the curriculum through technology. I also provide a practitioner’s perspective based on over twenty years of experience in both design and instruction.
As the program director of UCF’s iLab, my primary focus is to strategically align, promote, and provide project management support for initiatives that contribute to the lab’s mission to serve as an incubator for the next generation of digital learning by supporting faculty and staff in piloting, refining, and evaluating innovations that positively impact student success at scale.

Together with Dr. Tom Cavanagh, I also had the honor of serving as the Co-Principal Investigator on the design, development, and implementation of TOPkit. As you can see on the About Us page this was a huge team effort, and I personally welcome any feedback you may have on ways to improve your experience with this site and community.

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