Director of Educational Technology | TCS Education System | 2016 - current
Responsible for the research, evaluation, and facilitation of innovative applications of technology, concentrating on curricular innovation, research, pedagogy, and related institutional priorities for faculty and students.
Adjunct Associate Professor | The Chicago School of Professional Psychology | 2012 - current
Winner of the 2016 Pearson Award for Excellence in Online Teaching. Professor in the BA Psychology, MA Industrial Organizational Psychology, MA Behavioral Economics, and PhD Educational Psychology and Technology programs. Classes taught:
Fundamentals of Psychology
Proseminar in Technology and Education
Leardership and Organizational Behavior
eLearning for Corporate Training
Training: Theory, Design, and Evaluation
Adjunct Professor | Pacific Oaks College | 2016 - current
Course designer and professor in the Organizational Leadership & Change program. Classes taught:
Project and Operational Management
Leadership and Organization Behavior
eLearning Specialist | TCS Education System | 2012-2016
My job as an eLearning specialist was to seek out the best practices, tools, resources, and software within the eLearning community. I trained faculty and staff provide them with resources and tools to ensure student success.
Curriculum and Instructional Designer | TCS Education System | 2010 - 2012
As an instructional designer, I worked with subject matter experts in creating curriculum for online learning. Many of the courses I worked on existed in an on-ground format, and I was able to integrate the material into a blended or purely online environment. I also helped to build many programs from scratch as well. All of the coursework was graduate-level for psychology programs across many campuses within the education system.
Interactive Web Developer | TCS Education System | 2009 - 2010
As an interactive web developer, I helped the institution with their social media initiatives and online presence. This position was within the marketing department, and as such I was involved with marketing-related media placement and general online content, both within the content management system as well as our public facing website.
Research and Development Intern | IPAT, Inc. | 2009 - 2010
My intern position at IPAT, Inc. was originally intended to last for 3 months, but I ended up staying with them for over a year. I conducted validity studies and other forms of assessment research. Additionally I helped to develop, design, implement, and conduct qualifying training courses for IPAT products.
Instructional Designer | TCS Education System | 2008 - 2009
As an instructional designer for my school's Academic Support Center, I implemented a training and development program to familiarize a team of instructional designers with the instruments needed to create and employ online classes, webinars, blended courses, etc. I also provided supervision for the process improvement projects throughout the design and implementation stages.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Camtasia | Snagit
HTML5 | CSS3
Doctor of Psychology, Business Psychology
2012 - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Master of Arts, I/O Psychology
2010 - The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
2005 - Brigham Young University - Hawaii
Certifications and Recognition
Excellence in Online Teaching Award - Higher Education
Advanced Online Teaching Certificate Program
Online Learning Consortium
See Certificate: https://bit.ly/2IFxj5K
Winner - Graduate Research Forum
TheGraduate Research Forum is an annual conference focusing on student scholarship. Research is presented to and judged by a committee of evaluators. My dissertation on Locus of Control and LMX as Predictors of Stress and Burnout received the top marks of the research presented.
16PF Level 3 Certification
Nufer, S. (2017). Making Course Content Glamorous: An Ed Tech Showcase . OLC Accelerate, Orlando.
Newhouse, N., Stott, T., & Nufer, S. (2017) Student eLearning Readiness: Three Years of Survey Results and Next Steps. OLC Accelerate, Orlando.
Nufer, S. (2017). Design for Non-designers: Visual Basics in Canvas. One-Day Conference in EdTech & Instructional Design, Chicago.
Nufer, S. (2017). Integrating Social Media in Canvas. InstructureCon, Keystone.
Nufer, S. (2016) Learning Styles and Study Techniques. Independence School Advisory Council, Orlando.
Nufer, S. (2016). Educational Technology Tools for Online Learning. Saybrook University Annual Residential Conference, San Francisco.
Nufer, S. (2016). Engage your Students with Videos in Canvas. CanvasCon, Orlando.
Nufer, S. (2016). Locus of Control and Leader-Member Exchange as Predictors of Stress and Burnout in the Workplace. APA Consulting Psychology Conference, Orlando.
Nufer, S. (2016). Using Infographics as a Means for Disseminating Data to Clients. APA Consulting Psychology Conference, Orlando.
Nufer, S. (2015). Leveraging the online learning platform. 4-part workshop series for the Saybrook University Annual Residential Conference, San Francisco.
Nufer, S. (2014). How Many Psychologists Does it Take to Change an LMS? Extended information session for the 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference, Orlando.
Nufer, S. (2014). Choosing an LMS in 90 Days; Migrating in 120 Days. 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference, Orlando.
Nufer, S. (2014). Presenting with Prezi. TCSPP Professional Development Workshop, Chicago.
Nufer, S. (2013). Locus of control and LMX as predictors of stress and burnout. APA Convention, Honolulu.
Nufer, S. (2013). Using Infographics in Online Learning. Symposium for Pearson CiTE Conference, Chicago.
Nufer, S. (2013). Best Practices in Creating Infographics for Teaching and Learning. Workshop for Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference, Milwaukee.
Nufer, S. (2012). Locus of control and LMX as predictors of stress and burnout. Poster presentation for the APS Convention, Chicago.
Nufer, S. (2012). Locus of control and LMX as predictors of stress and burnout. Graduate Research Forum, Chicago.
Braden, M., Deis, T., Duffy, S., Giddie, L., Labbett, M., Nufer, S., & Xiques, N. (2011). Instructional design showcase. Workshop for SoTL Institute Conference, Chicago.
Nufer, S. (2011). Creating captivating and interactive web content for eCollege. Symposium for SoTL Institute Conference, Chicago.
Nufer, S. (2011). Beyond the basics: Mastering intermediate and advanced PowerPoint skills. Workshop for SoTL Institute Conference, Chicago.
Nufer, S., Deis, T. (2011). Creating Captivating and Interactive Web Content for the Online Classroom. Symposium for Pearson CiTE Conference, Denver.
Nufer, S., Miller, R. (2005). The Effects of Deindividuation and Self-awareness on Adult Normative Behavior. Western Psychological Association, Portland.
View recorded webinars: https://goo.gl/vtTrSU
Exploring Advanced Panopto Features (June, 2018)
Creating videos in Canvas with Panopto (June, 2018)
Exploring Microsoft Word: Hyperlinking, Bookmarking, and Cross-references (April, 2018)
Creating Videos in Canvas with Panopto (March, 2018)
Ed Tech and Instructional Design AMA (March, 2018)
The Myth of Learning Styles (January, 2018)
How to Create Interesting Pages in Canvas (January, 2018)
Padlet and Sway (January, 2018)
Outlook Tips and Trick (December, 2017)
Embedding Content in Canvas or: How I learned to Stop Being Bland and Make my Content Amazing. (September, 2017)
Strengthen Your Microsoft Word Core. (September, 2017)
Effective Online Learning Strategies. (July, 2017)
Ask a Technologist. (July, 2017)
When High Tech becomes Hot Tech: Educational Technology Showcase, Part 4. (June, 2017)
PowerPoint: Advanced Tips, Tricks, and Techniques. (May 20017)
When High Tech becomes Hot Tech: Educational Technology Showcase, Part 3. (May, 2017)
Overview of the New Office365 Canvas Integration. (April, 2017)
When High Tech becomes Hot Tech: Educational Technology Showcase, Part 2. (April, 2017)
When High Tech becomes Hot Tech: Educational Technology Showcase. (Mar, 2017)
Strategies for Faculty to Create Awesome Online Videos. (Mar, 2017)
Effective Online Teaching Methods. (Feb, 2017)
Canvas MasteryPaths. (Jan, 2017)
What is Atomic Learning? (Oct, 2016)
Introducing Canvas Commons. (Oct, 2016)
What are Office Mix and Microsoft Sway and how can I use them? Webinar for TCS Education System, Virtual, (August, 2016).
PowerPoint: Advanced Tips, Tricks, and Techniques. Webinar for TCS Education System, Virtual (July, 2016).
Learn the Basics of HTML. Webinar for TCS Education System, Virtual (June, 2016).
How to Design Effective Online Group Projects. Webinar for TCS Education System, Virtual (May, 2016)
Exploring the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Webinar for TCS Education System, Virtual (April, 2016)
Strategies for Using Power Point and Prezi to Enhance Lectures. Webinar for TCS Education System, Virtual (March, 2016).
Course Design and Instructional Strategies for Realizing Teaching, Cognitive, and Social Presence in the Classroom. Webinar for TCS Education System, Virtual (January, 2016).
Strategies for Faculty to Create Awesome Online Videos. Webinar for TCS Education System, Chicago & Virtual (November, 2015).