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Dr. Patricia Abrego
Director of Instructional Technology and Distance Education Services
Quality Matters Coordinator
KLM 259A
(956) 326-2302

Dr. Abrego provides vision, leadership and coordination in the effective use of instructional technologies used in distance education, interactive media, classroom instructional technologies and web-based instruction. She supervises the Instructional Technology and Distance Education Services staff including the instructional technology coordinators and the media services groups.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. Educational Administration, Texas A&M University, 2009
  • M.S. Educational Administration, Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2001

Publications & Presentations

  • “Rapid Assessment of Assignments Using Plagiarism Detection Software,” (with Whitney R. Bischoff, DrPH, RN), Nurse Educator, 36, 2011.
  • “Meeting the needs of rural communities through the use of interactive collaboration,” USDLA conference, 2010.
  • “Perceptions of campus administrators, teachers, and students on the use of interactive videoconference for the delivery of Algebra I in selected high schools in South Texas,” unpublished dissertation, 2009.
  • “Technology on the U.S./Mexico Border: Improving Teaching, Improving Learning,” Multimedia Schools, October, 2003.

Awards

  • Recipient, Outstanding Employee Service Award at TAMIU, 2013

Certifications

  • Peer Reviewer Course, Quality Matters
  • Master Reviewer Certification (MRC), Quality Matters

Trainings

  • Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR), Quality Matters
  • Creating A Foundation With Learning Objectives (Standard 2), Quality Matters
  • Connecting Learning Objectives and Assessments (Standards 2 & 3), Quality Matters

Memberships

  • Area 1 Director, Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)
  • Member, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Member, Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA)

Office of Information Technology
Instructional Technology & Distance Education Services
Killam Library, Room 259
Phone: (956) 326-2792
Fax: (956) 326-2299
E-mail: elearning@tamiu.edu