Tanya Joosten (tanyajoosten.com) is the Interim Director at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Learning Technology Center where over 1600 faculty and teaching academic staff are supported in their use of digital technologies to facilitate teaching and learning. UWM offers 40 online and blended degree programs to its 30,000+ students.
At UWM, she co-chairs the online program council and is the campus liaison for online and blended programming. In leading the LTC, she oversees the recognized faculty development team for online and blended teaching, UWM Certificate in Blended and Online Teaching, online and blended teachers users group, and Sloan-C blended faculty development program.
Tanya teaches in the Department of Communication and has taught online and blended classes for over 10 years.
Tanya is the author of Social Media for Educators published by Jossey Bass, which will be out in March/April of 2012. Her work and expertise on social media has been highlighted by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Ed Tech Magazine, eCampus News, and EDUCAUSE Quarterly. Tanya's social media efforts were supported by several UW System grant funded projects from 2008 - 2011. Much of her work is documented on her blog, http://professorjoosten.blogspot.com.
Tanya leads up the EDUCAUSE social media constituent group with Shannon Ritter (Penn State), and together, they started started the #edusocmedia hashtag last year.
She is helping develop plans for the future of education as she is a member of the UWM digital future steering committee, State of Wisconsin Superintendent's digital learning advisory council member, EDUCAUSE Evolving Technologies Steering Committee, and Sage Publications digital media advisory board member.