Title: Academic Specialist, Educator Development
Department: Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation (CTLI)
Bio: Jay Loftus (he/him) is an Academic Specialist specializing in Educator Development on the Online Program Management team at MSU’s Center for Teaching and Learning Innovation. Jay is also a member of the Global Health Studies program team in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Jay works with the Online Program Management team to organize and plan events such as the Online Program Director’s Coffee Hour Sessions and Opportunity Discovery Events. He is also responsible for research and works with planning and facilitating sessions for educator development focusing on teaching strategies and design.
Jay holds a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in online education with a focus on instructional design. Jay also holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in educational technology where he studied cognitive load and the neurophysiological impact of learning with various forms of digital media. Jay has taught K-12 mathematics and science, and graduate level courses in instructional design, assessment, and educational technology. Jay worked in Medical Education as an instructional designer and digital learning coordinator for several years at a large medical school in Canada prior to coming to MSU.
- Classroom Response Systems & Pedagogies
- Facilitating Class Discussions
- Curriculum Development
- Course Design
- Self-Assessment, Reflection, and Inner Feedback
- Online Programs: Design & Build
- Online Courses: Quality Review & Improvement
- Learning Assessment