We welcome at the CTL Dr. Swapna Kumar, Fulbright Scholar 2017

January 25, 2017

The CEU Center for Teaching and Learning hosted Swapna Kumar, clinical associate professor from the School of Education, University of Florida, USA as a visiting Fulbright Scholar in Spring 2017. Dr. Kumar actively engaged in the academic activities of our Center. She taught a course for CEU doctoral students on “Course Re-Design: Blending Online and In-person Teaching Strategies” as part of the CTL Certificate Program for Excellence in Teaching. She led two discussion sessions organized exclusively for CEU faculty. As an experienced researcher and scholar-teacher who has been responsible for creating and leading an innovative doctoral program, she focused on discussing strategies for individual and group mentoring of doctoral students and on ways of engaging students and supporting their learning in digital environments. Dr. Kumar also collaborated with CEU faculty on eliciting end-of-course student feedback and she consulted on teaching innovations involving digital technologies for enhancing student learning.

Dr. Dorner and Dr. Kumar have launched a research project (sponsored by the CEU Research Support Scheme) that explores academic professionalism in the 21st century and its development through programs in teaching and learning.

Dr. Swapna Kumar is a Clinical Associate Professor and directs the professional doctorate in Educational Technology at the School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida, USA. She studies the design, implementation, and impact of online and blended learning in higher education. Her recent research is focused on online mentoring in graduate education and quality assurance in online programs. Dr. Kumar has published several articles and book chapters in leading journals, and proceedings, details of which can be found at http://www.swapnakumar.com.