Save the date, May 31: Susan Smith Nash to keynote SFI 2011

The Summer Faculty Institute will be held Tuesday, May 31 through Friday, June 3.

Keynote presenter: Susan Smith Nash

Involved in the development and administration of online courses and programs since the early 1990s, Susan Smith Nash has made a point to share her experience as well as her research through her Web sites, blogs, and podcasts.

Susan Smith Nash and book cover

The recipient of collaboration and innovation awards for her work in developing innovative and high-quality online and hybrid programs that take advantage of the latest technologies, Nash has been involved with organizations and educational institutions involved in online education and training as well as ground-floor online program development for the University of Oklahoma. She has developed curriculum and programs for e-learning (including mobile learning) for Florida Community College Jacksonville, the Literature Institute, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and Excelsior College.

Over the last 15 years, Nash has developed instructional content for textbooks, audio books (educational mp3 downloads), simulations and educational games, and video (downloadable educational video clips). Content includes Spanish and English language materials.

Having held administrative positions at Excelsior College and the University of Oklahoma, Nash is currently Director of Education and Professional Development for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. She also holds a leadership position at Victoria Resources, a natural resources company. Her role involves research in innovative processes.

She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has made presentations at prominent national conferences. Nash is involved with research into the best ways to use new techniques and technologies (Web 2.0, etc.) for effective e-learning (and training).

Her latest book is Moodle 1.9 Teaching Techniques. Her E-Learner Survival Guide was published in 2009 as a free PDF. In 2007, she co-authored Excellence in College Teaching and Learning: Classroom and Online Instruction with George Henderson. Leadership and the E-Learning Organization was published in 2006. Nash is managing editor of Texture Press, and is also an editor with JELLO - Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects. Her edublog, e-Learning Queen (, has been nominated for several awards.

Dr. Nash blogs at and

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