eLearning and Emerging Technologies Team

The mission of eLearning and Emerging Technologies is to support faculty, contribute to teaching excellence, and to enhance student success through:

We have a team with over 100 years of experience in leveraging technology in teaching and we're here to help!

Eric Kunnen

Title: Associate Director
Email: kunnene@gvsu.edu
Phone: 616-331-9171
Office:  4490h P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)

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We are here to help faculty deliver the next generation of teaching and learning... contact us!

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Instructional Design for eLearning - IDeL

Looking for help in designing high quality instruction by leveraging technology? The IDeL team includes three instructional designers who have assisted faculty in online/hybrid course development and taught online or hybrid courses for over twenty years.  

Individual consultations are available, and the IDeL team provides seminars and web-based resources to support faculty in their work to best leverage technology for teaching and to design high quality media-rich online/hybrid instruction.

Glenna Decker

Title: Instructional Designer
Email: deckerg@gvsu.edu
Phone: 616-331-2598
Office: 4453 P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)

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Kim Kenward

Title: Instructional Designer
Email: kenwardk@gvsu.edu
Phone: 616-331-2131
Office:  268C Richard M. DeVos Center (DEV)

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Matthew Roberts

Title: Instructional Designer
Email: robmatth@gvsu.edu
Phone: 616-331-9085
Office:  4452 P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)

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Teaching with Technology / Digital Studio

Media-rich instruction can help solve instructional problems, enhance learning, and support student success.  The eLearning and Instructional Technology Specialists along with the Digital Studio and our Digital Media Developers provide support in the use of teaching with technology, creation of digital learning experiences through consulting services, project development, and instructional technology exploration for GVSU faculty and staff. 

One of the best ways to contribute to student success and to increase effectiveness and efficiency is to take advantage of technology to solve instructional problems and to create engaging teaching resources.

The eLearning team has assembled a wide array of Teaching with Technology resources that can be used in teaching, including:  Blackboard, Blackboard Collaborate, Ultra, Ensemble, TechSmith Relay, VoiceThread, PlayPosit, and much more!

Sherry Barricklow

Title: eLearning and Instructional Technology Specialist
Email: barricks@gvsu.edu
Phone: 616-331-2324
Office:  4451 P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)

Vince St. Germain

Title: eLearning and Instructional Technology Specialist
Email: stgermav@gvsu.edu
Phone: 616-331-9086
Office:  4477 P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)

Justin Melick

Title: Digital Media Developer
Email: melicjus@gvsu.edu
Phone: 616-331-9744
Office:  4470 P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)

Hunter Bridwell

Title: Digital Media Developer
Email: bridwehu@gvsu.edu
Phone: 616-331-2141
Office:  4470 P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)


Systems Analysts and Blackboard

The Systems Analysts on the eLearning team provide facilitation of the Blackboard environment, including helping to advance the system to better meet faculty and student needs.  In addition to the eLearning Graduate Assistants, Blackboard support and technical assistance is also provided through bbadmin@gvsu.edu.

Katie Clark

Title: Systems Analyst
Email: clarkati@gvsu.edu
Phone: 616-331-2032
Office:  4467 P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)

Colleen Cameron

Title: Systems Analyst
Email: cameroco@gvsu.edu
Phone: 616-331-2121
Office:  4466 P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)


Technology Showcase

Located in room 012 of the Atrium in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons, the showcase is an initiative of the Information Technology department that provides faculty, staff, and students with an immersive and engaging environment to: interactdiscoverlearn, and share how innovative emerging technologies can enhance teaching and improve student learning at GVSU. 

Eric Kunnen

Title: Associate Director
Email: kunnene@gvsu.edu
Phone: 616-331-9171
Office:  4490h P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)

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Graduate Assistants

The eLearning and Emerging Technologies graduate assistants provide a wealth of support and assistance in our work.  The GA's assist faculty with a variety of technology, including Blackboard support through bbadmin@gvsu.edu. Have a technology question or need Blackboard assistance, the GA's are here for you!

Anna Mennenga

Title: Graduate Assistant
Email: mennenan@gvsu.edu
Phone: 616-331-8526
Office:  4450 P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)

Sean Driscoll

Title: Graduate Assistant
Email: driscose@gvsu.edu
Phone: 616-331-8526
Office: 4450 P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)


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