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eLearning Team

Organization Chart

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eLearning Staff Members

Dr. Patricia AbregoDr. Patricia Abrego
Director of Instructional Technology & Distance Education Services

Quality Matters Coordinator
KL 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on the use of interactive videoconference for the delivery of Algebra I in selected high schools in South Texas,” unpublished dissertation, 2009.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)

 



Juan Antonio RamirezJuan Antonio “Tony” Ramirez
Instructional Technology Coordinator
KL 257A
(956) 326-2793

Tony is an ANGEL Administrator who assists faculty, students, and staff with their questions on the use of ANGEL. He also consults faculty with the many tools used in the creation and implementation of course content including the converting of video files, or audio files into digital format for online viewing or listening. Tony also administers the list serve used by faculty and staff.

Academic Background

  • M.B.A. in Management, Texas A&M International University, 2005
  • B.B.A. Major in Computer Information Systems, Texas A&M International University, 2003

Professional Experience

  • Instructional Technology Coordinator, Texas A&M International University, 2003-Today

Certification

  • Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate in Flash
  • Peer Reviewer Course, Quality Matters

Trainings

  • Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR), Quality Matters
  • Choosing and Using Media Effectively (Standard 6), Quality Matters
  • Connecting Objectives and Assessments: Proper Alignment (WCCOW), Quality Matters
  • Winter Institute: A Closer Look at Alignment, Quality Matters
  • Assessment Criteria: Clear Instructions (WCACW), Quality Matters
  • Consider Your Instructional Materials: Do I really have to buy the textbook? (WCIMW), Quality Matters
  • Engaging Learning Activities: Increasing Student Interactions (WCLAW), Quality Matters

Memberships

  • Member, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Member, Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)
  • Member, Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA)
  • Member, Quality Matters - Instructional Designers Association (QM IDA)

 



Julio TovarJulio Tovar
Instructional Technology Coordinator
KL 257B
(956) 326-2791

Academic Background

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Southwest Texas State University, 2002
  • Associate’s Degree in MicroComputer Programming, San Antonio College, 1994

Professional Experience

  • Instructional Technology Coordinator, Texas A&M International University, 2006-Today
  • Computer Programmer and Database Analyst, 11+ years

Certification

  • Certified Distance Educator from Texas A&M University, 2008
  • Peer Reviewer Course, Quality Matters

Trainings

  • Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR), Quality Matters
  • Linking Instructional Materials and Learner Engagement (Standards 4 & 5), Quality Matters
  • Connecting Objectives and Assessments: Proper Alignment (WCCOW), Quality Matters
  • Winter Institute: A Closer Look at Alignment, Quality Matters
  • Assessment Criteria: Clear Instructions (WCACW), Quality Matters
  • Consider Your Instructional Materials: Do I really have to buy the textbook? (WCIMW), Quality Matters
  • Engaging Learning Activities: Increasing Student Interactions (WCLAW), Quality Matters

Awards

  • Recipient, Outstanding Employee Service Award at TAMIU, 2010

Memberships

  • Member, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Member, Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)
  • Member, Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA)
  • Member, Quality Matters - Instructional Designers Association (QM IDA)




Carlos VallartaCarlos Vallarta
Instructional Technology Coordinator
Quality Matters Coordinator
KL 257C
(956) 326-2298

Academic Background

  • B.B.A. in Management Information Systems, University of Notre Dame, 2008

Professional Experience

  • Instructional Technology Coordinator, Texas A&M International University, 2011-Today

Awards

  • Recipient, Outstanding Employee Service Award at TAMIU, 2014

Certification

  • Virtual Instructor Certificate Program, College of Education & Human Development, Texas A&M University
  • Peer Reviewer Course, Quality Matters
  • Continuing and Professional Education Accelerated Reviewer Course for QM HE Peer Reviewers, Quality Matters

Trainings

  • Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR), Quality Matters
  • Design that Welcomes Your Students (Standards 1 & 7), Quality Matters
  • Connecting Objectives and Assessments: Proper Alignment (WCCOW), Quality Matters
  • Winter Institute: A Closer Look at Alignment, Quality Matters
  • Assessment Criteria: Clear Instructions (WCACW), Quality Matters
  • Consider Your Instructional Materials: Do I really have to buy the textbook? (WCIMW), Quality Matters
  • Engaging Learning Activities: Increasing Student Interactions (WCLAW), Quality Matters
  • QM Rubric Update 2014, Quality Matters

Memberships

  • Member, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Member, Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)
  • Member, Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA)
  • Member, Quality Matters - Instructional Designers Association (QM IDA)


Phylis ZimmermannPhylis Zimmermann
Instructional Technology Coordinator - Dual Enrollment
KL 259
(956) 326-2294

Academic Background

  • B.S. in Education and Educational Technology, Summa Cum Laude, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2014

Professional Experience

  • Instructional Technology Coordinator (Dual Enrollment), Texas A&M International University, 2014-Today
  • Networking Technologies Instructor, Erie County Technical School, 2005-2014

Certification

  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certification, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

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


Daniel SalazarDaniel O. Salazar
Staff Assistant
KL 259
(956) 326-2792

Academic Background

  • B.B.A. in Management, Texas A&M International University, 2014

Professional Experience

  • Student Data & Information Assistant, 2 years

Certification

  • OSHA Certified

Memberships

  • Member, Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)

 

Instructional Technology & Distance Education Services
Office of Information Technology

Killam Library 259
Phone: 956.326.2792
Fax: 956.326.2299
E- mail: elearning@tamiu.edu

5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100