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Information Technology Services

Matthew Schmitz

Associate Director of Online and Blended Education

Matt helps faculty members devise effective learning strategies for and incorporate technology into their face-to-face, blended, and online courses. One of his occupational interests is the practical application of Kemp's instructional design model, which requires a consistent cycle of design, implementation, and assessment to assist with the blending of pedagogy and technology in teaching and learning. As a member of the IRIS (Interdisciplinary Research and Informatics Scholarship) Center, he is involved in several digital scholarship initiatives at SIUE. Matt has presented on instructional design projects and approaches in higher education at several regional and national conferences and events. Contact Matt at 618-650-5500 or via email at

Wayne Nelson

Faculty Fellow

Wayne is a Faculty Fellow for Online Learning and Assessment at SIUE, having taught educational psychology and instructional technology for more than 25 years as well as serving as a department chairman for Educational Leadership. His research interests have included investigations of the characteristics of learning with various interactive media, and the processes utilized to design learning activities and environments. He has maintained extensive involvement in efforts to integrate technology into the classrooms and curricula of schools and served as a consultant to a variety of companies about learning, training, and design processes. Contact Wayne at 618-650-5500 or via email at

Jennifer Albat

Instructional Designer

Jennifer has a passion for technology tools and enjoys sharing them with others. Her experience includes 9 years of teaching in both online and the classroom environments. She will complete a Master of Education degree with an emphasis in Educational Technology from Lindenwood University, Belleville in December. With familiarity of being in both faculty and student roles, Jennifer has a unique perspective in the development of online or blended courses. Contact Jennifer at 618-650-5500 or via email at

Emily Keener

Instructional Designer

Emily is completing a Master of Science in Education from SIUE with a focus on Instructional Design & Performance Improvement. She has a background in media production and environmental education, with a particular interest in message design and authentic assessment. As an instructional designer, Emily helps faculty develop learning activities that support course goals and engage students. She enjoys finding ways to use technology in this process. Contact Emily at 618-650-5500 or via email at

Laura Million

Instructional Designer

Laura earned a Master of Science in Education from SIUE with a focus on Instructional Design & Performance Improvement. Her professional experiences include web design, graphic design and multi-media development (digital, audio, video, and photograph). She is in her 19th year at SIUE having started in the Audio Visual Services department, moving “across the hall” to the Faculty Technology Center, and now serving in the IDLT Center in the basement of Lovejoy Library. Contact Laura at 618-650-5500 or via email at


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See how SIUE faculty are using technology in their classrooms.



Visit the ITS Faculty/Staff Training page to find software training opportunities that meet your needs.


Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference
Registration is open for the 2014 Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference (FTTC) that will be held Thursday and FridayNovember 13th and 14th, on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus. For program details about the two-day conference, visit the 2014 FTTC site at:


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Interested in learning how Open Educational Resources can be used in higher ed? Read about an OER pilot project underway at SIUE and listen to a WBGZ radio broadcast on the project:


Learn more about Turnitin for grading and feedback, preventing plagiarism, improving writing skills, and engaging students through one of their live webcasts or recorded webinars.  


Blending the Best of Both Worlds summer seminar
Each summer, the ITS Instructional Design & Learning Technologies Center offers a course design seminar that explores the pedagogy and tools of the online and blended environments. Teaching faculty and instructors are encouraged to apply.


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