Digital Learning Team Directory

Meet With the Team

We offer a collaborative and consultancy space to meet with faculty, staff, and students regarding curricular initiatives, course-related support, instructional design, and the exploration of emerging learning technologies for teaching and learning purposes.

All team members provide:

  • Course technology integration advice and support
  • Canvas course site design and support
  • Student media and poster project support
  • Grant project planning and support
  • Confidential consultancy about all of the above (brainstorming encouraged!)

Find us

dlc@hws.edu | 315-781-4420 | Rosensweig Learning Commons


Rob Beutner

Rob Beutner, GISP

Digital Learning Consultant

Office Hours

Rob has expert experience using Geographic Information Systems software and related technologies, having earned the designation of GIS Professional (GISP) in 2013. He has a B.S. in Biology (1994) from SUNY Brockport and an M.A. in Physical Geography/GIS (2004) from the University at Buffalo. In addition, Rob has received a graduate certificate in Data Science from the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing (2017). Rob's past teaching experience includes secondary science teaching (Biology, Chemistry and Earth science) and he is a permanently certified New York state teacher (2004). With professional interests including the integration of spatial data and information visualization across the curriculum, you'll find Rob ready to dive in, quickly setting you at ease with his calm reassurance. Rob also collaborates on projects that support programs on campus such as the Finger Lakes Institute and the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning.

Rob and his wife are parents of two. He enjoys running, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, and raising vegetables.

Expertise includes:

  • Expert support for Microsoft Excel
  • Information visualization and map making
  • Geo humanities project support
  • GIS and Spatial IT management
  • Web mapping and app creation support
  • Mobile device spatial data collection
  • Spatial data management
  • Open source spatial software support
  • Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign and Photoshop
  • DataCamp online tutorials support
  • R, Python and Anaconda support
  • Baseline survey creation and data management
Juliet Boiselle

Juliet Habjan Boisselle

Director of Digital Learning

Juliet leads the Digital Learning Team and much of her daily work includes connecting faculty and students with members of the team and its resources. She has worked in small liberal arts environments since 1999 in both librarian and educational technology roles. Juliet has a special affinity for women's colleges having studied or worked thus far at Smith, Scripps, Mount Holyoke and William Smith Colleges. Juliet earned her B.A. in Women's Studies from Smith College and an M.L.S. from the University of Maryland. Spending nine years at Mount Holyoke, Juliet collaborated on a number of initiatives, including the development (and then teaching) of a credit-bearing information fluency course, as well as a peer-based Technology Mentor Program. Here at HWS, she has led a number of technology-based teaching and learning initiatives including Innovative Digital Pedagogies, Innovative Classrooms, and AsiaPod- she enjoys developing programs that catalyze faculty exploration of new terrains to enhance student learning! Juliet's current interests include developing competencies in flipped learning and universal design for inclusive pedagogy.

Juliet spends her free time with her husband and daughter cooking up a storm, meandering the great outdoors and sneaking in the occasional run.

Campus roles and expertise include:

  • Coordinating technology-based teaching and learning initiatives (big and small) to promote assignment and course-redesign, enhancing face-to-face class interactions and leveraging class time effectively
  • Process facilitation for implementing new services and transforming existing practices
  • Facilitator of educational technology adoption readiness and needs assessment
  • IT Services representative to Faculty IT Committee, Writing-Enriched Curriculum, Center for Teaching and Learning, and NY6 Consortium
  • IT Services liaison to the Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs
  • Collaborator with Learning Commons academic support partners: Center for Teaching and Learning, Warren Hunting Smith Library
Rob Beutner

Sarah Kildow

Digital Learning Consultant

Office Hours

Sarah has first-hand experience with using technology to enhance classroom goals. She has more than 12 years of university-level language teaching experience and has always been passionate about integrating technology into her teaching. She earned her B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Emory and Henry College and her M.A. in Spanish from American University. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Modern Language (Spanish/Chinese) from Middlebury College. A member of the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT), she loves to keep current with the latest developments in pedagogy and technology.

Sarah's technological expertise lies in solutions that will increase student engagement and provide differentiated learning experiences to meet students where they are. She believes that educational technology should solve specific problems and help the instructor reach specific goals in their classes - and she thinks there is so much out there that can help students look at course material in new and engaging ways!

Sarah and her husband like to travel, go to art museums, be out in nature, and hang out at home with their three cats.

Expertise includes:

  • Canvas
  • Textbook Websites
  • Flipgrid
  • Edpuzzle
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning
  • Increasing student engagement
  • Differentiated learning
Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Digital Learning Consultant

Office Hours

Andrew has extensive experience in implementing new and emerging technologies into the classroom. He is a graduate of HWS (2010), with a major in History, and minors in Education, Religious Studies, and Russian Studies. After graduating he received a M.A. in American History and a paralegal certificate from George Mason University, while working for the George Mason University Libraries' Reference Department. There he was responsible for developing digital library guides, and teaching courses on effective library research. Andrew also spent several years as a K-12 classroom teacher in Indiana where he taught both Social Studies, Business, and Computer Science. He served on the board of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies, and has been involved with developing professional development webinars, and working with various legislative initiatives that effect classroom teaching. Andrew's professional interests include leveraging technology for better learning outcomes, film and photo editing, and open source software. Andrew is always ready to collaborate on projects big or small. With a student-centered focus, he's ready to help all learners use technology in different and creative ways.

Andrew spends much of his time repurposing and tinkering with old technology, deciding where to put his repurposed technology, attempting to garden, and woodworking. He and his dog also like to hike and take unplanned road trips.

Expertise includes:

  • Integrating technology into existing curricula
  • Arduino and Raspberry Pi
  • Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality
  • Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere
  • LibreOffice Suite
  • Video Editing Tools: iMovie, ShotCut
  • Audio Editing and Podcasting: Anchor, Audacity, GarageBand
 

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