About Us

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Educational Technology (EdTech) department is a professional development unit dedicated to teaching instructors how to use technology to meet their pedagogical needs and to utilize technology for teaching innovation.

CETL's mission is to support and advance best practices in teaching and learning at the University of Connecticut. The staff of CETL work with individual faculty, teaching assistants, students, departments and the academic administration to create a culture which values teaching and learning, supports and rewards faculty for innovation in teaching, encourages respect for differences in learners and provides an environment where faculty, staff, and students work together to accomplish the learning objectives.

 

STAFF

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Lauren Schlesselman

Executive Director, Learning Initiatives & Program Assessment

Lauren oversees support for departments pertaining to program-level assessment needs, including, but not limited to, defining program and learning objectives, curricular mapping, and data gathering. She also leads the educational technology department in the integration of technology into pedagogy.

860-486-3402
laurens@uconn.edu

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Daniel Facchinetti

LMS Faculty Development Specialist

Dan provides guidance to faculty on learning HuskyCT and using it as a complement to their teaching. He conducts workshops, demonstrations, and individual training sessions for faculty on the use of the learning management system and its application to pedagogy, as well as providing day-to-day LMS support.

860-486-5799
daniel.facchinetti@uconn.edu

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Karen Skudlarek

Educational Technology Specialist

Karen supports faculty in their use, adoption, and integration of a wide array of educational technologies, including Webex, Kaltura, and Collaborate. She also oversees CETL's involvement with UConn's Lightboard, CETL Hi-Tech Video Recording Rooms, iClicker Student Response System, and the double robot.

860-486-0506
karen.skudlarek@uconn.edu

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Jordan Vinikoor

Educational Technologist

Jordan supports faculty in their use and adoption of a wide array of educational technologies, including HuskyCT, Webex, Kaltura, and VoiceThread. 

860-486-1760
jordan.vinikoor@uconn.edu

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Gordon Daigle

Media Producer

Gordon works with faculty and staff to produce custom, high-definition media in support of education and instruction, CETL-based initiatives, and eCampus supported academic programs.

860-486-2472
gordon.daigle@uconn.edu

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Michael Illuzzi

Media Producer

Mike works with faculty and staff to produce custom, high-definition media in support of education and instruction, CETL-based initiatives, and eCampus supported academic programs.

860-486-1759
michael.illuzzi@uconn.edu