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Mr Ben D Zastrocky


zastrocb@msudenver.edu



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Personal Biography

Ben Zastrocky (2002 M.S. Computer Information Systems) is the Director the Educational Technology Center and Online Learning at MSU Denver. He teaches one to two undergraduate CIS courses during both the fall and spring semesters at the main campus or online. He oversees all instructional technology initiatives and is currently leading the college-wide learning management system migration initiative. Current Accomplishments • Designing and managing the migration from an outdated Learning Management System (LMS) to an integrated, enterprise-wide solution utilized by 15,000 students and 700 faculty while reducing annual support costs by 20%. • Facilitating the growth of online education by 40% over three years while transforming online course development through the use of ADA compliant multimedia applications. • Collaborative development of faculty and student training programs relating to educational technology, including the design and implementation of an instructional technology lab. • Implementing single sign-on access to seven disparate systems, including online courses, registration, and faculty evaluations, providing consistent, secure, easy access to all services used by students and faculty. • Creating successful partnerships and providing support to CIOs and other technology leaders from higher education institutions around the globe. Professional Activities • Presentation, “Using Media to Connect with Your Students on a Shoestring Budget,” eLearning Consortium of Colorado Conference • Chair, Learning Management System Task Force • Chair, Educational Technology Advisory Board • Presentation, “Practical Methods for Delivering Accessible and Usable Media,” Blackboard World National Conference • Presenter, “Course Management Principles,” Colorado Librarian Days • Presentation, “Building Accessibility into Your Online Class,” CHECO • Member, Center for Faculty Development Advisory Board • Member, MetroLeads Leadership Forum • Member, Online Strategic Planning Committee • Chair, Web and Portal Advisory Committee • Member, Campus-wide Technology Initiatives Committee • Member, Security Implementation Project Team • Senator, Council of Administrators • Vice President, Classified Staff Council, 2002 • Co-chair, President’s Ad-hoc ADA Advisory Committee

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