Jason Underwood

 

Title: Assistant Director
email: junderwood@niu.edu
phone: (815) 310-0080

 

Academic Credentials

- B.S. Mathematics, Northern Illinois University
- M.S.Ed Educational Technology, Northern Illinois University
- M.S. Educational Research and Evaluation, Northern Illinois University
- Ed.D. Educational Technology, Northern Illinois University

Teaching Experience

Northern Illinois University
Games and Simulations in Education, ETT 592
Instructional Media and Technology, ETT 510
Developing Educational Software, ETT 439
Computers in the Classroom, ETT 429
Field Experience for Integrating Technology in the Elementary Classroom, ETT 401B
Integrating Technology into the Curriculum, ETT 697

Kishwaukee Community College
Mathematics for Nurses, NUR 107

Responsibilities

Jason works with NIU faculty and other clients in developing online courses and interactive learning experiences. He handles projects through the different phases of the instructional design process, interacts with clients, and works with the team’s interface designers, multimedia specialists, and programmers to develop online instructional materials that meet the client’s needs.  Jason also supports our collaborative software users and provides technical and research assistance to faculty and clients writing grants in partnership with eLearning.

Expertise & Interests

Online course development, educational technology, game and simulation design, multimedia software design and development, instructional design, research methods, pedagogy.  Jason balances his eLearning adventures with a career as a Lieutenant/Paramedic for the Rochelle Fire Department.  Every third day, Jason spends his time worrying about sick people, burning furniture, chlorine leaks, and making sure the bathroom floors are clean.  To make life make sense, Jason also designs and conducts training, writesgrants, and develops technological solutions for problems at the firehouse.  This crossover also allows Jason to bring a little something extra to eLearning when working on projects such as homeland security and crisis intervention.

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