Hi, I’m Zach Lonsinger and I am enrolled in the Learning, Design, and Technology master’s program through the Penn State World Campus. I work as an Education Program Assistant for Penn State Continuing Education and will soon be merging with World Campus PP&M (Program Planning & Management). My role is working with the colleges within Penn State on obtaining approvals and then working with each individual faculty member in creating their course and publishing it to the Schedule of Courses for students to register for.
I use a lot of Web 2.0 tools, both professionally and personally. Professionally, I work with Survey Monkey, an online survey tool, and Basecamp, an online project management tool. I also work with a few internal systems, one being Destiny One. It is a tool used by World Campus to manage both credit and non-credit courses, including details about the course to instructor information to budgets to student information to textbooks and final exams. I also work with a handful of other systems designed for Penn State, including ANGEL Course Management System and eLion. Personally, I am a social media guru. I am an frequent poster on Reddit. I’m always on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. I manage multiple accounts, including being a page moderator for Christian Memes.
Throughout the semester, I hope to learn more about Web 2.0 tools and how they can be effectively used in classroom learning as well as online learning.