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Ruvi Wijesuriya

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Dir Information Technology Svc
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0101
Dir Information Technology Svc
University Staff, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0101
Biography

Ruvi is the director of the Academic Technology Support Group within the UTO Academic Technologies group at ASU. He is an instructional technologist specializing in web-based teaching and learning. He has many roles at ASU including the following:

  • Director of a cross-departmental team that is responsible for ASU's Blackboard Learning Management system.  He oversees implementation, administration, support, and training for the ASU learning platform.  This includes support for content capture. content authoring, synchronous virtual collaboration, and online assessment tools.
  • Evaluates emerging technologies and makes recommendations regarding potential campuswide deployment and support.
  • Consults on instructional design and multimedia software development for special projects.
  • Consults on effective use, deployment and support of acadmic technologies
  • Develops partnerships with college and deparment level instructional technology support teams.
  • Volunteers with the Conexiones program - a university outreach program for traditionally underserved children throughout the state of Arizona.
  • Volunteers with the Sonia Kovalevsky High School Math Days program at ASU West - a program that reaches out to girls and encourages them to follow careers in mathematics and sciences.
  • Directed support for the IDEAL learning platform products (based on Drupal, Moodle, and Sakai technologies).

Ruvi has been a full time staff member with ASU since 1996. He has a M.Ed in Educational Technology from Arizona State University and a BS in Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Expertise:

  • Instructional Design and Development
  • Online and Hybrid course deveopment and content delivery
  • Web design, interface design, usability , accessibility
  • Training - in person, web-based, just-in-time
  • Support - Support centers, FAQs, online tutorials, train-the-trainers
  • Multimedia authoring and post production