Senior director for Teaching and Learning with Technology named

Cole W. Camplese, director of Education Technology Services at Penn State, has been named senior director for Teaching and Learning with Technology within Information Technology Services (ITS). He will lead efforts to provide strategic direction to enhance Penn State’s use of technology in teaching, learning and research, oversee classroom and lab design and management, guide ongoing training initiatives, and work to establish innovative approaches to support the integration of emerging technologies into learning environments.

While serving as the director of Education Technology Services, Camplese worked to integrate several new emerging technologies into curricular activities at Penn State to support digital expression as a form of scholarship. He and his team have lead the creation of the Blogs at Penn State, Podcasts at Penn State, the Media Commons, Adobe Connect Pro, iTunes U, ePortfolio and the Educational Gaming Commons.

Camplese has spent more than 12 years at the University working to enhance teaching and learning with technology in higher education. Prior to becoming the director of Education Technology Services, he spent six years in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), as the director of the IST Solutions Institute and as an instructor within IST. Prior to this, Camplese worked two years as an instructional designer with the Penn State World Campus, while the new online initiative was being established.

In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Camplese teaches Disruptive Technologies for Teaching and Learning, a graduate course in Penn State's College of Education. Previously, Camplese taught undergraduates in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a published author, and regularly speaks nationally on the topic of teaching and learning with technology. He received a master of science degree in instructional technology from Bloomsburg University and is a 1994 graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor of arts and sciences degree in psychology.

Camplese is replacing John Harwood, who has been named associate vice provost for Information Technology at Penn State. To read about Harwood's appointment, visit http://live.psu.edu/story/49817 online.

Last Updated November 18, 2010