• Leonora Bularzik
  • Instructional Designer,
    Center for Teaching Excellence

  • Ryan Rucker
  • Instructional Designer,
    Center for Teaching Excellence

  • Details

  • Wednesday,
  • April 2, 2014
  • 10:50 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511

This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.


Not everyone learns in the same way, as teachers have long known and research continues to prove. In this session you'll find out how easy it is to use Adobe Presenter and other technologies to facilitate learner-centered teaching and provide opportunities for immediate and productive feedback to your students. You can use these tools to enhance your current PowerPoint presentations, from adding recordings of your lectures that students can listen to while they view your slides online, to adding self-assessments they can take independently to check their understanding. These technologies can also make your job easier by allowing you to measure their progress and have their grades automatically added to Blackboard. We'll cover best practices and how to convert your final presentation into a SCORM. If you have Adobe Presenter already installed on your laptop or other device, feel free to bring it to work along with us in the presentation and also receive assistance.

About the Facilitators

Leonora Bularzik, M.S., is an Instructional Designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence. Lenny has over 20 years of teaching experience and has been working as an instructional designer for over seven years, She's been an educational technology trainer for a large school district in Indiana and is a Blackboard Certified trainer who recently joined USC after working as a Blackboard administrator in Abu Dabi, United Arab Emirates. Lenny has a Master's in Instructional Design and Technology from Purdue University.

Ryan Rucker, M.Ed., is an Instructional Designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence who has taught education-related technology as well as worked in technology support and training, including serving as a Desktop Support Technician at the University of South Carolina and at Georgia Regents University, where he was the functional system administrator for Blackboard. Ryan is writing his dissertation for an Ed.D. degree. His primary research interest is learning management systems and the adoption of these systems within the classroom.


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