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Jennifer Sparrow

The Pennsylvania State University
Senior Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology
United States of America
Jennifer Sparrow is the Senior Director for Teaching and Learning with Technology where she leads a dynamic team of more than 95 learning innovators. Teaching and Learning with Technology collaborates across the entire institution to transform teaching and learning in positive and enduring ways. The work is grounded in the values of: accessibility for all learners, reliability and credibility of the work, and strong partnerships with faculty, students, staff and vendors that enable new ventures in teaching and learning.

As the senior director of Teaching and Learning with Technology, she champions for the following strategic goals: innovation in teaching and learning with technology, strategic opportunities for faculty development, the advancement of flexible, active learning spaces, research in the scholarship of technology-enhanced teaching and learning, and inspiring excellence in teaching and learning with technology at Penn State and beyond.

Current projects and service includes: Unizin Board of Directors, transition from ANGEL to Canvas learning management system, Unizin Teaching and Learning committee, Global IMS Higher Education board, developing a plan for the next generation computer lab, and exploring the intersection of learning spaces, pedagogy, technology, and learners.

Jennifer received her bachelor's degree from Smith College, her master's degree from Florida Gulf Coast University, and doctorate from the University of Central Florida. Jennifer is the winner of the 2013 EDUCAUSE Rising Star Award.