Aline Click

Title: Co-Director
email: aclick@niu.edu
phone: (815) 753-0673

 

 

Academic Credentials

- B.F.A. Electronic Media
- M.S. Ed. Instructional Technology
- Ed. D. Instructional Technology

Teaching Experience

NIU College of Business, UBUS 485/585 – Business Consulting - Experiential Learning Projects
NIU College of Education, ETT 429 – Microcomputers for Classroom Teachers
NIU College of Education, ETT 590 – Games and Learning
NIU College of Education, ETT 490/530 – Workshop in IT- Kodu for the Classroom
NIU College of Education, ETT 492/592 – Workshop in IT- Minecraft in the Classroom
NIU College of Education, ETT 531 – Visual Literacy
NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, WGST 430 – Topics in Women and Gender Study – Girls and Video Games

Responsibilities

As the Co-Director of the Digital Convergence Lab Aline provides leadership and management for the lab's initiatives. This includes personnel management, budgets, as well as maintaining expertise in technology-based learning solutions, such as learning management systems, desktop video conferencing, animation development, gaming and simulations, mobile apps, virtual environments, and social networking.

Expertise & Interests

Aline has been part of the NIU community since 1979. In 1998 Aline took a leadership position in eLearning Services in order to help launch online education at NIU. Her background is in electronic media, web development, and educational technology. Her goal is to provide the NIU community with access to interactive technology and training that makes NIU first choice for our students.

Aline also presents regularly at conferences such as Distance Teaching and Learning Conference, but can also be found at SLOAN-C, AECT International Convention, and the Games Learning and Society Conference attending sessions and presenting on virtual worlds and game design for STEM education.

What does Aline do when she isn't reading technology magazines?
1) Foster mom for rescued parrots
2) Organic gardening and canning
3) Sci Fi movies
4) Exploring new virtual worlds
5) Sewing

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