Cara M Evans

Major: BBA MIS
Graduation: May 2019


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The Center for the Advancement of Teaching at Temple University is a resource for faculty to improve their classes and instructional methods. In my role as in Instructional Technology Consultant, I assist the professors who call or come into our lab with any questions they may have about instructional technology tools such as Blackboard and WebEx and offer them solutions for classroom issues they are having which could be solved with technology.

Since starting in this position at the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester, I have learned how to effectively use many new kinds of technology. As a student, we know how to use Blackboard from our end, but seeing it as an instructor is an entirely different process. I learned quickly how to do the main tasks instructors need to do, such as upload files, create assignments and tests, copy courses from a previous semester, merge multiple CRN courses into one section on Bb, configure the grade center, embed videos from Youtube or Ensemble, and utilize Bb tools such as discussion boards, journals, blogs, and groups. I have also learned more about other tools such as WebEx and greatly improved my skills on Adobe and Microsoft Office applications.

I enjoy this position because I feel like I can make a difference and improve our university by showing professors better ways to utilize the technology at their disposal. I believe the quality of the education we receive can be greatly improved with the proper use of the technical tools that are offered and I like to know that I am a very small part of creating a better education for myself and my classmates.

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Professional Achievements

    • Class project Fall 2017

    • Marka Beach Tags AppSpring 2018

    • Earning an industry recognized certificationFall 2018

    • AIS officerFall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019

    • Assist at a department sponsored eventSpring 2017, Spring 2019

    • Fox IT Career FairFall 2017, Fall 2018

    • Other Career FairFall 2017

    • IBIT small group meeting with industryFall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Fall 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2019, Spring 2019

    • IBIT/CDI Challenge or ConferenceFall 2017

    • National AIS CompetitionSpring 2018

    • Advance to finals of AIS NationalsSpring 2018

    • Active AIS memberFall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

    • AIS Mentorship ProgramFall 2018, Spring 2019

    • AIS Speaker Series TrackFall 2018, Spring 2019

    • AIS Technical Development TrackFall 2018, Spring 2019

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