eLearning Technologies Team

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

We partner with the Atomic Object Technology Showcase to bring innovative emerging technologies to GVSU.

Our eLearning team includes 19 staff (13 full time, 2 graduate assistants, and 4 student assistants in the Digital Studio) dedicated to digital learning.

Find your dedicated eLearning Technologies team members on our eLearning Technologies Support by Colleges website. 

With over 150 years of higher education experience in leveraging technology in teaching - we're here to help faculty deliver the next generation of teaching and learning... contact us!

Kim Kenward

Title: Director eLearning Technologies
Email: kenwardk@gvsu.edu
Office:  268C Richard M. Devos Center (DEV)
Phone:  (616)331-2131

eLearning Technologies, Information Technology | (616) 331-2101 |it@gvsu.edu | 


Instructional Design for eLearning - IDeL

Looking for help in designing high quality online instruction? The IDeL team includes four Senior Instructional Design Specialists (IDSs) who specialize in:

  • Providing curriculum mapping, pedagogical, instructional design, adult learning theory consultation
  • Facilitating the design, development, and delivery of high-quality instruction and rich learner user experiences
  • Identifying the appropriate blend of pedagogy and technology into the curriculum
  • Recommending the selection and development of instructional strategies and materials  

In addition, four Instructional Technology Project Specialists (ITPSs) support faculty in the development of digital learning through: 

  • Transitioning existing content into the digital format
  • Producing digital learning objects
  • Creating learning activities and assessments
  • Assisting faculty in using instructional technologies

Individual consultations are available, and the team provides webinars and web-based resources to support faculty in their work to best leverage technology for teaching and to design high quality media-rich digital learning.   Find your dedicated eLearning Technologies team members on our eLearning Technologies Support by Colleges website. 

Glenna Decker

Title: Senior Instructional Design Specialist
Email: deckerg@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 331-2598
Office: 102 CHS (Center for Health Sciences)

Glenna's Web Site

Matthew Roberts

Title: Senior Instructional Design Specialist
Email: robmatth@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 331-9085
Office:  4437 P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)

Matthew's Web Site

Justin Melick

Title: Senior Instructional Design Specialist
Email: melicjus@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 331-9744
Office:  270 C DeVos

Vince St. Germain

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

David Nivala

Title: Instructional Technology Project Specialist
Email: nivalad@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 331-9091
Office: 412 CHS (Center for Health Sciences)

Stephanie Webber

Title: Instructional Technology Project Specialist
Email: webberst@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 331-9092
Office: 272C Richard M. DeVos Center (DEV)

Kelley Senkowski

Title: Instructional Technology Project Specialist
Email: senkowke@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 331-2324
Office:  4458 P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)

Barbara Stevens

Title: Instructional Technology Project Specialist
Email: stevebar@gvsu.edu 
Phone: (616) 331-9093
Office:  4452 P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)


Teaching with Technology and 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 Support resources to enhance teaching, including:  Blackboard, Blackboard Collaborate, Blackboard Ally, Panopto, and much more!

Noah Campbell

Title: Senior Digital Media Developer
Email: campben1@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 331-9446
Office: 4458 P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)

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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.

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:  4453 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. 

Kim Kenward

Title:  Director eLearning Technologies
kenwardk@gvsu.edu
Office:  268C Richard M. Devos Center (DEV)
(616)331-2131

Kim began a career in higher education in 1992 as an academic library director and then transitioned to instructional design in 1996, joining Grand Valley State University in 2001. Over the last twenty years, she’s worked as an instructional designer consulting with faculty on the pedagogy of teaching and developing online and hybrid courses.  In February of 2021, Kim accepted a promotion and is now the director of eLearning Technologies.  Kim earned her M.I.L.S. from the University of Michigan and has earned additional course certificates in online teaching.  In addition to recently receiving the 2020 miBUG (Michigan Blackboard Distinguished Member Award) she is proud of the work she has done developing online/hybrid faculty learning communities, as well as her contribution in the publication on Creative Instructional Design: Practical Applications for Librarians.


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.

Landon Nalepinski

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

Mai Mohamed Nour

Title: Graduate Assistant
Email: s_nourma@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 331-9767
Office: 4450 P. Douglas Kindschi Hall of Science (KHS)


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