Dr. Bederson will serve from now until August 2014 as Special Advisor to the Provost on Technology and Educational Transformation. In coordination with the Vice President for Information Technology, he will lead efforts during the next year to determine UMD's path forward for the broad set of activities that fall under "online and blended learning." Dr. Bederson will be working with faculty and staff in academic units across campus to create a blueprint for UMD, based on recommendations that will emerge from the BOE commission. This blueprint will include not only where the University should be focused in blended and online instruction, but also how UMD can best position its resources to provide more support for faculty in their use of technology to improve student learning, retention, and graduation.
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