Thomas Janke
Thomas Janke

Biography

Thomas Janke serves as Director for the Center for Academic Technology at Butler University in Indianapolis. Formerly, he served as Assistant Director for the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Center for Teaching and Learning. He was raised in Houston, Texas and completed undergraduate studies in Marketing and Music at Texas Tech University (1993). He earned his Master’s of Science degree in Music Technology from IUPUI (1999). 

Scholarly Activity

His research activity includes cyber-Peer Led Team Learning for which he served on research teams for a National Science Foundation (#0941978) grant and a NGLC grant funded by Educause and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Publications

Feder,E.,  Khan, I., Mazur, G., Vernon, T.,Janke, T.,  Newbrough, J., Shuck, L.,Zhu, L., and Varma-Nelson,P. (2016). Accessing Collaborative Online Learning with Mobile Technology in Cyber Peer-Led Team Learning, April 4,vol. 51, no. 2.

McDaniel, J.,Metcalf, S., Sours, J., Janke, T., Newbrough, R.,Shuck, L., & Varma‐Nelson, P. (November, 2013). Supporting Student Collaboration in Cyberspace: A cPLTL Study of Web Conferencing Platforms. Educause Review Online. 

Mauser, K.,Sours, J., Banks, J., Newbrough, R., Janke, T., Shuck, L., Zhu, L., Ammerman, G., & Varma‐ Nelson, P. (December,2011). Cyber Peer‐Led Team Learning (cPLTL): Development anImplementation. Educause Quarterly,34 (4). 

Conference Proceedings

Janke, T.& Varma-Nelson, P. (2014). Cyber Peer-Led Team Learning (cPLTL). InProceedings of World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2014 (pp.29-34). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Janke, T. (2007). Strategies in Implementing a Hybrid Music Podcasting Course. In C. Montgomerie & J.Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2007 (pp. 2821‐2822). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

Presentations (note: this list is not comprehensive)

Young, J., Janke, T. & Huffman, M. (2015, June). Partnering to Create Effective Online Legal Instruction. 2015 CALI Conference for Law School Computing, Denver, CO.

Al Achkar, M., Janke, T. & Jerolimov, D. (2015, April). EBM Teaching in a Flipped Classroom Model: Implementing a Curriculum. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

Janke, T. & Varma-Nelson, P. (2014, June). Cyber Peer-Led Team Learning (cPLTL). EdMedia 2014 World Conference on Educational Media & Technology, Tampere, Finland.

Janke, T. & Varma‐Nelson, P. (2012, February) Cyber Peer‐Led Team Learning Implementation and Evaluation. Educause Learning Initiative Conference, Austin, TX.

Janke, T. (2010, April) An Overview of Podcasting. A Healthier America: One Community at a Time, A Joint Indiana National Public Health Week Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Singh, J., Tarr, T., & Janke, T. (2009, November). Demonstrating impact of a team-based online course development program. Presented at the Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, IN.

Tarr, T., & Janke, T. (2009, January). Jump start: Evaluating a team-based online course development program. Presented at the Educause Learning Initiative Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Beasley, J., Janke, T., & Tarr, T. (2008, October). Jump start: A tapestry of online course design and technology. Presented at the Professional and Organizational Development Network National Conference, Reno, NV.

Courses Taught

  • Music Business Marketing, IUPUI (3 credit)
  • Introduction to Music Business, IUPUI (3 credit)
  • Social Media and the Musician, IUPUI  (3 credit)
  • Applied Bass Guitar, IUPUI (2 credit)
  • Podcast Music Techniques, IUPUI (3 credit)

Specialties

  • online course design;
  • Online collaboration;
  • music technology;
  • social networking technology;
  • digital media for instruction. 

Maleigha Fuentes
Maleigha Fuentes
Administrative Specialist

Maleigha Fuentes serves as the Administrative Specialist for the Center for Academic Technology at Butler University. She joined Butler in 2016 with University Advancement, Advancement Services. Prior to Butler, Maleigha was the Front Office Coordinator for the Center for Advising and Student Achievement at the University of Indianapolis. 

Maleigha enjoys writing creatively and is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies. 

Megan Grady
Megan Grady
Academic Technology Specialist

Biography

Megan’s background includes an AS in Broadcast Production from Vincennes University, a BA in Anthropology with a minor in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from IU Bloomington, and an MA in English from Butler University. She has worked in higher education for the last fifteen years—first as an English instructor, later as an administrator in advising and registration, and now as an academic technology specialist and co-supervisor of the Information Commons program. Prior to commencing work at Butler, she spent five years focused on delivery of quality academic programs delivered in face-to-face, online, and blended modalities, with responsibilities in faculty development.


Selected Presentations

Grady, Megan, and Nick Wilson. "Mastering Micro-Training." Indiana Library Federation Conference, 18 Nov. 2020

Grady, Megan, and Nick Wilson. "Virtual Programming Know-How: A Technical Perspective." Indiana Library Federation Youth Services Conference, 17 Aug. 2020.

“A Digital Humanities Reading Circle: From Conceptualization to Implementation," 2018 Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference, Bryn Mawr, PA, 23 May 2018.

“Moodle 3.1 Mobile Pilot,” CLAMP’s Moodle Hack/Doc annual meeting, Amherst, MA, 23 June 2017.

"Information Commons: Employment as Experiential Learning," 2017 Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference, Bryn Mawr, PA, 17 May 2017.

"Information Commons 2.0: Transforming Objectives, Training, & Learner Experience," Butler University’s Celebration of Innovation in Teaching and Learning, 18 April 2017.

"Tips and Tools for Literary Mapping in the Digital Age," Indiana College English Association annual conference, Marion, IN, 28 October 2016.

“Soft Skills: A Hard Nut to Crack,” LERN Faculty Development Conference, Savannah, GA, 3 March 2015.


Courses Taught

CME 106: Survey of Digital Media

EN 203: Introduction to Professional Writing

EN 303: Digital Writing and Rhetoric 

GHS 207: Global Women – Resistance and Rights


Specialty Areas

BU Systems: Canvas, Panopto, Turnitin, WordPress, Zoom

Digital pedagogies in the humanities

Digital storytelling (story maps, videos, infographics, & multimedia presentations)

DSLR photography

Information Commons, a student employee partnership between Butler Libraries and the Center for Academic Technology

Photoshop

Podcasting technology

Video editing and post-production

Mary Hinds
Mary Hinds
Senior Instructional Designer

Mary received her graduate degree in Instructional Systems Technology with a cognate in Gerontology at Indiana University, Bloomington. Since then she continues to enjoy  working in academic, corporate and not-for-profit environments.

She has designed and conducted public and corporate seminars in the U.S., Europe, and the Pacific Rim including topics such as Front End Analysis, Instructor Skills, Task Analysis, Curriculum Design, Conducting Productive Meetings, Conflict Management, and Facilitation Skills. She’s taught graduate courses in Instructional Writing, Introduction to Instructional Design, and Graphic Design. She has designed and developed courses for classroom, online, web-enhanced, and blended delivery formats for multiple degree programs and schools, including Strategic Management, Business Ethics, Advanced Composition, and US History.

Mary created and grew a performance improvement and training company to 13 employees with vendor-supplemented relationships serving customers for twenty years within the pharmaceutical, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, restaurant, and publishing industries, as well as museums, arts organizations, and government agencies.

Some of her favorite projects included managing, co-designing, and developing the first Indiana corporate-based certification training and testing program for hazardous waste incinerator operators, meeting EPA and IDEM regulatory requirements; and managing, co-designing and co-facilitating a five-day global leadership/management program, taught quarterly for a Fortune 500 client.

Mary loves assessment of all types. In higher education she enjoys working with faculty to map learning outcomes from the course through curriculum and program/college alignment. With not-for–profits, she likes conducting capacity planning assessments to examine processes and improve outcomes for marketing, personnel, volunteer development and retention, financial planning, fundraising, program development, public relations, and facilities planning. 

In her previous life she was also a newspaper reporter and a graphic artist, and currently serves as board officer for two not-for-profit organizations. To relax she enjoys working around her family’s farm.

Evan Kinch
Evan Kinch
Academic Technology Specialist

Evan serves as an Academic Technology Specialist for the Center for Academic Technology. He primarily serves as the ATS for the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He graduated from Ball State University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in education. Before joining Butler University, Evan worked at Ivy Tech Community College supporting students, faculty and staff with academic technology. 

Kristen Palmer
Kristen Palmer
Academic Technology Specialist

Biography

Kristen (Allen) Palmer serves as an Academic Technology Specialist for the Center for Academic Technology at Butler University. She completed her undergraduate degree at Butler University (2012) in Middle/Secondary Mathematics Education with minors in Business Administration and Business Law. Prior to Butler, she spent time in the Middle East volunteering with a church and teaching English, followed by three years working in client service at a local Indianapolis wealth management firm. Kristen’s education and training experiences include leading or teaching middle/secondary learners in a traditional classroom, corporate trainings with adult learners, English-language learners in non-profit settings, and one-on-one discipleship and small groups in faith communities.

Scholarly Activity

Presentations

MacIsaac, Olivia; Allen, Kristen; and Turner, Tatum. (2020) "Making Cultural Heritage Artifacts into 3D Digital Objects Using Photogrammetry." Poster presented at the iLRN2020 6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning.


Neal, S., & Allen, K. (2019). “QR’ing the Library: Learning about physical and online library resources through a QR-coded tutorial.” Poster presented at the Celebration of Innovations in Teaching and Learning, Indianapolis, IN.


Publications

MacIsaac, Olivia; Allen, Kristen; and Turner, Tatum, "Making Cultural Heritage Artifacts into 3D Digital Objects Using Photogrammetry : Final Report" (2020). Scholarship and Professional Work. 79. https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/librarian_papers/79 


Grants

PALNI 2019 Innovation Grant: Photogrammetry

PALNI 2018 Innovation Grant: Using Augmented Reality for Place-Based Library Instruction


Licenses / Certifications

TESOL Certificate (Wheaton College, 2012)

Courses Taught

ED 245: Integrating Technology

Specialty Areas

BU Systems: Canvas, Panopto, Zoom, WordPress, Poll Everywhere
Digital Literacy
Graphic Design (Photoshop, Canva, Adobe Spark, Piktochart)
ePortfolio & Website Design and Development
Podcasting
Digital Storytelling
Data Analysis & Visualization (R studio, Excel, machine learning with big data)
Photogrammetry
Extended Realities (AR, VR, XR)

Nick Wilson
Nick Wilson
Academic Technology Specialist

Nick Wilson primarily serves as the learning management system (Canvas) specialist with secondary responsibilities of supporting Faculty180 and other academic technologies. Nick formerly served as the Computing Services Coordinator in Washington Township Schools where he was one of the Canvas administrators as well as the Google Domain Administrator. He holds a BA in Electronic Media from Butler and a MS in Curriculum and Educational Technology from Ball State.  Nick also adjuncts for the College of Education instructing ED-245.  


Selected Presentations

Grady, Megan, and Nick Wilson. "Mastering Micro-Training." Indiana Library Federation Conference, 18 Nov. 2020.

Grady, Megan, and Nick Wilson. "Virtual Programming Know-How: A Technical Perspective." Indiana Library Federation Youth Services Conference, 17 Aug. 2020.

Janke, Tom, and Nick Wilson. "Catalog as a Professional Development Playlist." InstructureCon 2020, 29 July 2020. (Canceled for COVID-19)


Specialty Areas

BU Systems: Canvas, Panopto, Proctorio, Turnitin, WordPress, Zoom

Educational Technology Pedagogy

Google Apps

Photoshop

Video editing and post-production