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Allow me to introduce myself…
Posted by on 19 May 2015 09:56 AM

Hi! Since I am new here, I think introductions are in order! :) I am Marni Dunning and I started May 1 as the Associate Director of Instructional Services. I am SUPER excited to be here and honored to be part of such a great College!

Marni with Google Glass

Playing with Google Glass :)

In my role, I will assist faculty (and staff) with the use of technology in the classroom, whether it is face-to-face or a blended class using Moodle. I come with 7 years of academic experience as an Instructional Technologist from Minnesota State University Mankato (MSU). At MSU I worked with faculty one-on-one to help them determine what types of technology worked best with their goals and objectives for their course.  I also met with departments and colleges to find where there were gaps in technology training and then facilitated custom classes to bridge those gaps.

I am excited to bring that same type of support to Gustavus. I am a tech tool gal and when you mix that with good teaching methods, the result is engaged students that are enjoying the technology that is integrated into your teaching.

If you would like to meet to talk about how we can integrate technology into your class, please contact me! I would love to brainstorm with you!

Click, click… learn!

~ Marni


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Gone the Way of the JoeJoe
Posted by on 31 May 2012 01:16 PM

There’s no way to sugar coat this. The web team is going to be severely understaffed starting in July.

Personal circumstance has led me to search for, and take employment in Indiana. I have taken a job at Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, IN as the Assistant Director of Web Communications.

The Gustavus community has served me well these past 5 years and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it. I’d like to thank GTS for welcoming me into their family and treating me like their son. You guys and gals are great. I’d also like to thank my colleagues in our shared office: Jerry, Billy and (the departed) Joe. They have contributed immensely to furthering my education in the ever changing environment of the web. Pudding time will be severely missed.

My legacy to the Gustavus website includes:

  • Converting all the javascript sitewide to use Modernizr
  • Contributions to Google Map Maker to make Google Maps for our campus more accurate and more helpful.
  • Reorganization of Telecom and Print and Mail websites.
  • Installation and configuration of the Symfony PHP framework.
  • Rides

If you feel the urge to friend/follow/addtocircle me, my social media profiles are listed below:

And now for no reason, MacGyver converting a casket into a jetski:

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