Lesley

Assistant Professor, Technology in Education (2003-2006) *
Graduate School of Education, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Dr. Mary E. Hopper served as an Assistant Professor of Technology in Education in a national Master’s program that was offered in an intensive face-to-face weekend format to 45 cohorts of teachers in 15 states. Her duties included supervising over 40 adjunct faculty, curriculum development, student advising, and teaching 5 or more intensive weekend courses per year.

Below is a detailed description of her activities.

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Faculty Fellowship

Online Communities for Faculty Support at Lesley University

Dr. Hopper completed a research project supported by the Center for Academic Technology Faculty Fellowship (2004-2005). It was an ethnographic study designed to explore the role that online communities might play in faculty support activities across the range of programs at Lesley University. The most important result of this research was a framework for describing how a range of communication strategies in general, and Blackboard online communities specifically, might be used for the full spectrum of faculty support activities.

This is the final report that was distributed internally. [MS Word]
Online Communities for Faculty Support at Lesley University

Related Presentations

Hopper, M.E. (2005, May). Supporting Course Mentoring Needs Through Online Environments [Workshop]. Center for Academic Technology Faculty Development Day, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

Hopper, M. E. (2005, January). Supporting course mentoring needs across Lesley University through 0nline Environments [Workshop]. 9th Annual Academic Technology Institute, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

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Course Development, Mentoring & Teaching

Click the course titles for more detailed information.

ECOMP 5016: Teaching and Learning with Multimedia &
ECOMP 6010: Educational Uses of Video
Managed the combination of the required course ECOMP 5016: Teaching and Learning with Multimedia and the popular elective course ECOMP 6010: Educational Uses of Video into a single intensive required course.

ECOMP 6016: Teaching and Learning with Digital Media
Served as course mentor for the new required course. Supervised 35 adjunct faculty who taught the course to over 400 students each year. Led all course specific sessions for adjunct faculty who came from across the country to attend a Faculty Development Seminar on the Lesley University campus in July, 2005.

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ECOMP 5018: Introduction to Educational Robotics
Served as course mentor for the very popular elective course in Robotics. Supervised 15 adjunct faculty who taught the course to over 300 students across the country each year. Primary responsibilities included revising course curriculum content and materials, communicating changes to adjunct faculty around the country, managing a large distributed collection of robotics equipment held by adjunct faculty, making decisions about purchasing and distributing expanded course equipment collections and guiding the creation of an online version of the course.

Related Presentations

Hopper, M. E. (2005, July). Getting Started with Robotics: Clubs, Competitions and Communities [Birds of a Feather Session]. National Educational Computing Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Hopper, M.E. & LaFountain, D. (2004, June). Robotics in the Classroom [Birds of a Feather Session]. National Educational Computing Conference, New Orleans, LA.

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Other Courses

ECOMP 6011: Database Management Systems in Education
Designed and served as mentor for an elective course about Database Management Systems and Data Driven Decision Making in Education.

ECOMP 7100: Fundamentals of Computer Structure
Taught a required course that introduced the fundamentals of computers.

ECOMP 6009: Weaving the World Wide Web
Taught numerous sections of a course that introduced web design.

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Teaching

Courses taught in an intensive weekend format (2 weekends):
Fri. 5 PM – 10 PM, Sat. 8 AM – 5 PM, Sun. 8 AM – 5 PM

ECOMP 6016: Teaching and Learning with Digital Media
Savannah, GA, Jan/Feb, 2006
Durango, CO, Jan/Feb, 2006
ECOMP 6010 Video as an Educational Tool
Augusta, GA, Nov/Dec, 2005
Sumter, SC, Nov/Dec, 2005

ECOMP 5018: Introduction to Educational Robotics
Grand Junction, CO Aug/Sept 2003 [Teaching Assistant]
Charleston, SC Dec 2003/Jan 2004
Green Bay, WI Feb/Mar 2004
Las Vegas, NV Apr/May 2004
Conway, SC June/July 2004
Sumter, SC July/Aug 2004
Kent, WA Sept/Oct 2004
Savannah, GA Nov/Dec 2004
Spartanburg, SC Mar/Apr 2005
College Park, GA July/Aug 2005
Cumming, GA May/June 2005 (Ed.S. Cohort)
Savannah, GA Nov/Dec 2005

ECOMP 7100: Fundamentals of Computer Structure
Sumter, SC, Jan 16-18 / Feb 13-15, 2004 [Teaching Assistant]
Sumter, SC, Sep 17-19/ Oct 15-17, 2004
Orangeburg, SC, Nov 12-14 Dec 10-12, 2004

ECOMP 6009: Weaving the World Wide Web
Milwaukee WI, Feb 20-22 / Mar 19-21, 2004

* Program no longer offered — this is the most closely related program.
Instructional Technology Specialist (K-12)