Elissa M. Baker
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Currently, I work in the Center for Distance and Online Learning at Hudson Valley Community College as an Instructional Designer. This position focuses on providing faculty training and support with the colleges Learning Management System Blackboard as well as innovation in online course design and delivery by staying current in technological developments in the field of online education methodology and technology. The position also requires advanced technical knowledge of LMS and integrated tool vendors to provide administration, diagnostics, and troubleshooting support to faculty, staff, and students.

I'm also a part-time faculty member at Hudson Valley Community College for both the Teacher Preparation and Computing & Information Science departments. Currently, I'm teaching "Technology in the Classroom" fully online and "Computer Concepts and Applications I" face-to-face. I also taught "Strategies for Successful Online Learning" fully online through the Individual Studies department.

I hold a Master of Science in Instructional Technology and Media Management (Equivalent to Education Technology Specialist) from SUNY Potsdam and a Bachelor of Science in Technical Communications (Equivalent to Communications) from Clarkson University.

I’ve been working in the fields of academic technology integration, faculty development, and higher education since 2003. I’ve been in the field of web design project management since 2000 and I currently provide website support for a non-profit organization in the Albany, New York region.
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online teaching, online learning, blended learning, effective practices, research, web 2.0, web-enhanced teaching and learning
campus affiliation
Hudson Valley Community College
i teach
fully online, web-enhanced, face to face, i support faculty that teach online
Open SUNY Fellow Role
Expert Online Instructional Designer

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At 3:35pm on March 14, 2016, Andrea Gilbert said…

Hi Elissa, 

We have an online support group on our campus at MCC where we view Open SUNY Exemplary Courses this semester. We are exploring your course for our next meeting so faculty can get some ideas of best practices. I really love your Technology in the Classroom course! Nice work and thanks for having it available for exploration on the Open SUNY site. 


Andrea Gilbert

Instructional Designer at Monroe Community College

At 1:25pm on September 4, 2015, Alexandra M. Pickett said…

Nice to see you! Thanks for adding your photo!

At 8:43am on September 4, 2015, Alexandra M. Pickett said…

Hi Elissa! Welcome to the COTE Community!

Please be sure to set your email preferences and check the new member guide, community guidelines and FAQs. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for the site.

I will look forward to learning from you as you share what you know here
: ) I hope you will add a photo or avatar to your profile when you can and introduce yourself in the Welcome - who are you? forum so we can get to know you a little better. I would love it if you would share more about your experiences and interests. Maybe also a little about what you are looking for in this community, or anything else you want us to know.

: ) thanks for joining!




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