eLearning Team

eLearning Team

Dr. Patricia Abrego | Marianita Hernandez | Juan Antonio "Tony" Ramirez
Julio Tovar | Carlos Vallarta | Eloisa Mascorro

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

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on the use of interactive videoconference for the delivery of Algebra I in selected high schools in South Texas,” unpublished dissertation, 2009.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

Trainings

Course completion of "Applying the QM Rubric" through Quality Matters
Course completion of "Peer Reviewer Course" through Quality Matters

Memberships

Area 1 Director, Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)



Marianita RosalesMarianita Hernandez
Instructional Technology Coordinator
KL 259B
956.326.2295

Marianita assists faculty, students, and staff with their videoconferencing and webconferencing needs, questions regarding ANGEL. She also provides trainings related to ANGEL, videoconferencing, SMART Technologies, Adobe Connect and Presenter.

Academic Background

M.Ed. in Educational Technology, Texas A&M University, 2011
B.B.A. in Management Information Systems, Texas A&M International University

Professional Experience

Instructional Technology Coordinator since 2007

Certification

Distance Education Certification Program, Texas A&M University Center for Distance Learning Research, College Station, Texas
SMART Trainer Certification
Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop

Trainings

Course completion of "Applying the QM Rubric" through Quality Matters
Course completion of "Peer Reviewer Course" through Quality Matters



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 since 2003

Certification

Adobe Certified Associate in Photoshop
Adobe Certified Associate in Flash

Trainings

Course completion of "Applying the QM Rubric" through Quality Matters
Course completion of "Peer Reviewer Course" through Quality Matters

 



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 since 2006
11+ years as a Computer Programmer and Database Analyst

Certification

Certified Distance Educator from Texas A&M University (2008)

Trainings

Course completion of "Applying the QM Rubric" through Quality Matters
Course completion of "Peer Reviewer Course" through Quality Matters

Awards

Recipient of the Outstanding Employee Service Award at TAMIU (2010)

Memberships

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



Carlos VallartaCarlos Vallarta
Instructional Technology Coordinator
KL 257C
956.326.2298

Academic Background

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

Certification

Virtual Instructor Certificate Program, College of Education & Human Development, Texas A&M University

Trainings

Course completion of "Applying the QM Rubric" through Quality Matters
Course completion of "Peer Reviewer Course" through Quality Matters

Memberships

Member, Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA)



Eloisa MascorroEloisa Mascorro
Staff Assistant
KL 259
956.326.2792

 

 

 

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Instructional Technology & Distance Education Services
Killam Library 259 • Regular Hours: Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
TEL 956.326.2310FAX 956.326.2299 • elearning@tamiu.edu
5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100