Tanya Joosten

Co-Director, National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements; Director, Digital Learning Research and Development, Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Dr. Tanya Joosten is a Senior Scientist, Director of Digital Learning Research and Development, and co-PI and co-Director of the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is nationally recognized in her work in blended and online learning as an Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Fellow and works to guide strategic digital learning efforts at home and across the nation. Currently, Dr. Joosten leads a national research initiative to identify key instructional and institutional factors that influence student success with particular attention to underrepresented students.

Dr. Joosten is a(n) researcher, speaker, author, and teacher with a background in the social sciences. Hailing from the field of communication, her book on social media is available from Wiley Publishing, she has authored numerous articles, chapters, and encyclopedia entries on human interactions and digital learning, and she often writes invited blog posts and magazine articles for organizations, such as EDUCAUSE, WCET, Inside Higher Ed, and Pearson. Her notable keynotes include eLearning Asia, ITC eLearning Conference, and SACS COC President’s event, and her ideas have been recently highlighted on plenary panels at the UW-Madison Annual Distance Teaching and Learning conference and the OLC International Conference for Online Learning. You can find her and her work cited in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Forbes, U.S. News World and Report, and more. Recent interviews with Dr. Joosten are available on ResearchInAction and TOPcast available on iTunes.

Dr. Joosten previously worked as the Director of the Learning Technology Center (LTC) leading faculty development and engagement initiatives, pedagogical and technological innovation projects, core learning technology oversight, and blended and online program development.

For more visit her on twitter.com/tjoosten.

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