Wednesday, May 13, 2:00-3:15
Engaging the New Classroom Conversation
Thursday, May 14, 2:00-3:15
Course Redesign, Redesigned
Currently, Mr. Camplese serves as the Director of Education Technology Services at the Pennsylvania State University. As Director, it is his responsibility to oversee University-wide initiatives with a focus on impacting teaching and learning with technology. He guides teams in the appropriate uses of technologies in the contexts of teaching and learning. His primary area of focus is the integration of emerging technologies into learning spaces. At Penn State, the overwhelming challenge is providing scalable solutions that the 93,000 students and 5,000 faculty can successfully use to enhance their teaching and learning environments. Camplese has recently worked to integrate several new emerging technologies into curricular activities at Penn State to support digital expression. He and his team have lead the creation of the Blogs at Penn State, Podcasts at Penn State, and the Digital Commons. Camplese oversees the annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium, several community development events, and numerous other initiatives designed to support the adoption of technology for teaching and learning.
Prior to accepting this position, Camplese served as the Director of the Solutions Institute in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology. The Solutions Institute is an applied research and development institute with a focus on the innovative uses of technology for education and training. Camplese designed the Online IST program that has been used to serve as the foundation for both resident and distance deliveries of the College of IST’s core undergraduate curriculum. This program was built on a custom instructional design and development methodology and toolset envisioned and crafted by Camplese.
Camplese was also the principle investigator and chief administrator for the Pennsylvania Governor’s School in Information Technology, an outreach program designed to enrich 75 of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s best and brightest high school juniors in the areas of information technology management.
Camplese teaches courses in the College of Education with a focus on the integration and implementation of disruptive technologies into teaching and learning. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, selected for his innovative uses of technology in and out of the classroom. Camplese has served on several industry and higher education advisories boards ranging from data storage management to the Apple Digital Campus.
Camplese is an established consultant, helping organizations integrate technology into their business practices, education and training programs, and their internal and external communication processes. He is a published author and has presented both practical and theoretical concepts at regional and national conferences.
He received a Masters of Sciences in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from West Virginia University.