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Academic Technology and Extended Learning (ATEL)

University of Colorado Denver, Office of the Chancellor
 

Academic Technology and Media Production


The Academic Technology and Media Production team provides support for academic technologies, multimedia and faculty training including training and end-user support for eCollege and Blackboard, video conferencing, web-conferencing, video production and streaming video.

David Thomas  

David Thomas

Manager
303-315-3704
David.Thomas@ucdenver.edu

After leaving a career in corporate training, technology and product development, David happily returned to the university. He found a home at CU Online, supporting faculty and helping build out the various training and support offerings CU Online provides to faculty. When not heading up the able academic technology services team, David works on his PhD in planning and design in the College of Architecture and Planning where he researches the question, "What makes a place fun?"

Crystal Gasell  

Crystal Gasell

Academic Technology Coordinator
303-315-3687
Crystal.Gasell@ucdenver.edu

Before joining CU Online, Crystal worked in K12 as an Integration Technology Coach and middle school English teacher. Her experience with teaching and mentoring provides an excellent foundation for assisting faculty in developing and enhancing their online courses. In 2009, she earned a Master of Educational Technology from Boise State University and has a BA in English Education from Florida State University. Her interests include research in the areas of online course quality and student engagement. Crystal is also a Google Certified Teacher. During her time outside the office, Crystal spends the winter skiing and ice climbing and the summer hiking, biking and rock climbing.

Michael Edwards  

Michael Edwards

Academic Technology Coordinator
303-315-3689
Michael.I.Edwards@ucdenver.edu

Michael moved to Colorado to join CU Online from Ohio, where he has experience working in instructional design, web development, and multimedia production. He earned his M.Ed. in Career & Technology Education from Bowling Green State University. He worked for two years at Rhodes State College, supporting their Allied Health Program to improve their online and blended courses. He is interested in researching and building better, more learner-centered tools for online learning. In his spare time, Michael is a musician, writer, gamer and gadget 'geek'.

David Lyons  

David Lyons

Academic Technology Coordinator
303-315-0053
David.Lyons@ucdenver.edu

David comes to CU Online from Florida. He received his Masters of Information Science from Florida State University and has worked in online education at Florida State University, University of Central Florida, and Seminole State College. A lifetime geek, David wants to see technology not just improve education, but completely revolutionize it. When away from his (standing) desk, David enjoys Kung fu, gaming, and all manner of outdoor activities.

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