Tyler Dockery

GRD & WEB Department Meeting

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At 12:30am on 4/13/2017, I attended the GRD/WEB, presented by Alison Consol, at the 2017 Spring Faculty Professional Development conference in Raleigh, NC.

GRD & WEB Department Meeting

Attended by Gregg Wallace, Michael Schore, George Tsai, Alison Consol, Carla Osborne, Julie Evans, Marsha Mills, and Tyler Dockery.


skillscommons.org ( http://www.skillscommons.org will open in a new window )
THere may be some great material in here or older projects to zoom through. Some of these may be canvas packs, but there could also be BB materials.

Merlot.org ( http://www.Merlot.org will open in a new window )
Slightly less about what we do, but it is a repository for multimedia.

Course >> Tools >> NCLOR object
These are some great resources, but they may be old.

Some of these sources can help us so that we don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

Google academy, hubspot, codeschool, are great places we can also grab materials from. If this introduces something we don’t have time to working with, or something which may inspire a different kind of learner. If you see anything out there which has some relevance, grab it and see what you can bring to the table.

If you find little snippets created that cannot be covered in the class, but the materials already exist, run those as small, one-shot deals

Brackets in the lab

Brackets will be put in the lab. Brackets runs for free. Sublime is roughly $50 per license. We cannot use a cost program when we could also have a free resource. Our hope is to have a cradle-to-grave system of consistent program usage in WEB technologies.

Class Upgrades

GRD142 seems to miss its pace and GRD241 finds many students falling flat.
GRD110 seems to have lots of issues with retention.
WEB140 seem to run into the perrenial problem with retention. Design students seem to split- both top and bottom tier students are graphic design students

Summer schedules

Summer faculty will need to have a single day of the week. Any issues needed by Alison can be fixed by Cindy if needed


Julie’s secret sauce may stop working. Datatel may be able to be updated in a few extra months. Datatel does not like edge


NDLW Closing Keynote: Planning Course Modules: Integrating Backwards Design

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At 12:00pm On 11/11/16 I attended the NDLW Closing Keynote: Planning Course Modules: Integrating Backwards Design presented by Dr. Ryan Rucker at the 2016 USCA NDLW Virtual Conference.

NDLW Closing Keynote: Planning Course Modules: Integrating Backwards Design




In the closing keynote to this successful online conference, Dr. Ryan Rucker returned with another fine presentation. In his discussion he outlined a path to planning your course modules using a reversed series of approaches in order to ensure that all materials and methods would meet the needs of your school as well as those of your team. The slides here were a little hard to follow, but the presentation itself was very good.


Devising a plan to build a quality driven course can be a daunting task. Should you as a teacher begin with learning objectives, lectures, readings, assignments, assessments, etc.? Its a difficult question, and everyone has their own preferred methods. Dr. Rucker went on to explain that one of the best resources to help aid in this process is the use of an instructional designer. Some issues arise when the instructional designer tries to re-integrate the curriculum without being an expert. This causes friction, and it is not normally expressed until the pressure cooker is ready to explode or already has.


Many instructional designers choose to implement a model called backwards design. This model was explained and iterated upon in the Keynote. For some teachers, I could see how this could help them to properly plan each course module/week in your online course. As our courses are already built and updated regularly, this material is somewhat old hat.

Marsha Mills and Tyler Dockery already covered this extensively when building out the new portfolio class. Beginning with the end goal in mind, we simply worked backwards. I thought this was a good resource for some teachers, but I think in terms of necessities, I guess we’re already ahead of the curve on this.

League of Innovation Learning Summit – My thoughts of Arrival

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The 2016 Learning Summit is being held at the Omni Montelucia in Paradise Valley, Arizona, June 12-15 and is hosted by the Maricopa County Community College District. I arrived this morning with my fellow Wake Technical Community College faculty members, Carla Osborne, Instructor of Advertising and Graphic Design, and Angela Becquette, Dean of Computer Technologies.

The Learning Summit is a working retreat for college teams to connect with colleagues and to share experiences, discuss issues, and explore strategies for overcoming obstacles and meeting challenges related to learning. The 2016 Learning Summit theme is Student Success and Completion. 

I hope to examine effective practices in the five topic areas that are the focus of the program, Specifically:

  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Student Engagement
  • Faculty and Staff Engagement
  • Organizational Culture
  • Quality, Inquiry, and Accountability

By the way, if you’re interested, download a copy of the Learning Summit draft program.


After an opening plenary session on the first evening, the summit will devote a half-day to each topic over the course of the conference. An interactive Symposium will kick off each half-day session, and be followed by a set of concurrent Forums and Roundtables led by community college educators and scholars. Summit participants such as myself will be engaged as full partners in the Summit since plenary and concurrent sessions are designed to be interactive. That will be fairly exciting.

Each half-day session should end with Conversations about Learning, time designated for college teams to meet and discuss what they have learned and how it may apply to their institutions. Since I’m here with a small team, this will really be a fantastic opportunity to look at how we’re running with models of student success and engagement, but to take a good, long, look at what we can do to improve.

This is going to be fun. 



How To Teach Graphic Design Online

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On March 9th 2016, I Presented to the NCCIA at 10:30am with Carla Osborne, MA and Julie Evans, Instructors of Advertising & Graphic Design at Wake Technical Community College, in RM235 in the 600 building at Rowan Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, NC.

Tyler Dockery, MAEd, Assistant Professor of Advertising & Graphic Design, Julie Evans, and Carla Osborne, MA present at the 2016 NCCIA Conference in Salisbury, NC
Tyler Dockery, MAEd, Assistant Professor of Advertising & Graphic Design, Julie Evans, and Carla Osborne, MA present at the 2016 NCCIA Conference in Salisbury, NC




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This session was set to be a slight scary one, but the attendees were nice, ready to ask and answer questions, and open to taking notes. Tee experience was very, very positive one. I believe we’ll be doing this again, and I find that these situations seem stressful on the outside, but once you begin… its just as easy as it could be.

This conference opened the door for me.I look forward to presenting more in the future.



Computer Technologies Division Meeting

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PPT files of this presentation can be found at the shared drive, so go ahead and request them if necessary.


Watch the hell out for shingles.

We gave thanks to Connie, Amy and Jean, our 3 staff members. We have really raised the bar for performance with staff. We are also looking to see AMY training administrative staff above our dean.

Benchmarking: Amber johnson and Tyler Dockery recognized in efforts to propose and achieve benchmarking grants and we’re encouraged to continue pushing efforts in monetization within our schools


Our dist-ed support has changed over to E-Learning Support. we have accessibility technologists (2), and instructional technologist and technical assistance. Call or email for assistance at any time

ECU Amy Frank 

Amy Frank is with Program Operations at ECU. She spoke with us regarding transfer options at ECU, department of Technology Systems. Transfer programs included:

  • BS in Design
  • BS in Information & Computer Technology
  • BS in Instructional Engineering Technology
  • BS in Distribution and Logistics

48 new hires in Instructional Engineering Technology in the last 12 months.

  • BS in industrial tech
    • 8 concentrations on main campus
    • 6 concentration available online

Important note here: when you have reached over 140 credit hours, ECU will charge you 1.5 x the standard tuition costs.

Transfer Admission Requirements:

  1. cumulative GPA 2.5
  2. ENG111
  3. 24 hrs of transfer AAS Credits
  4. High School transcript if under age 21

Failing to complete minimum high school requirements means you will need to complete those at ECU before admittance to program

TSYS Graduate Program Options

MS Admission to ECU

  1. Resume and Statement of Purpose
  2. Offical transcripts
  3. GPA
  4. Standardized Exam (GRE waiver for those hlding a Masters Degree. Professional Admission Option (GRE Waiver) if 10yrs+ related work experience).

Graduate Certification Admission to ECU

  1. Resume and Statement of Purpose
  2. Offical transcripts
  3. GPA
  4. Two References

Further information can be garnered at: franka@ecu.edu


Dayna Burton. Sadly, the number of DSS students are on the rise, with 28,000+ active students, and roughly 4% of students self-identified as DSS. PTSD is on the rise, but self-id is bringing mre to the fore, but god, because they could get more help.

What is required for DSS?

  • Must self-disclose their Disability to receive accommodations. no longer have IEP because they are not covered with IDEA. However, the IEP may be included.
  • Post-secondary students are governed under the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, specifically subpart E.
  • Wake Tech community college provides reasonable accommodations for students with the documented disabilities.

The purpose of accommodations: DSS students receive accommodation in order to have equal access to programs, materials and facilities.





reduce online learning abilities for students

faculuty design and deliver online courses in accorance with wake tech standards

  • Quality standards are ready for distribution in fall 2015.
  • Peer review process (pathway 2) approved and ready to move forward FALL 2015
  • Peer review process pilot planned for fall 2015
  • First EPIC PD course (pathway 1) created and In review, ready for launch fall 2015
  • EPIC 101
  • working assessment plan in final stages. First outcomes report will be delivered fall 2015

PATHWAY 1: Planning for online learning: 7hrs

  1. ACC101 intro to accessibility 3h
  2. EPIC 101 Best Practices in course navigation and design 4h  (launch SEP2015)
  3. EPIC 102 Best practices in onliune comm and collab 4h (ct 2015)
  4. EPIC 103 best pract in online assess (Feb 2016)
  5. EPIC 104 capstone course self-eval an online course (april 2016)
  6. TLS 101: intro to univ desing for learning

Epic MUSt use estab qulait


navigation, cmmunication, collaborations, assignments

EPIC Quality eLerning Standards

  • Rubric for use in peer review (path 2 for certification)
  • rubric develped by team

LMS course menu template

  • quiz
  • announce
  • get started
  • faculty info
  • lessons
  • collaboration-discussion
  • course resources
  • tools
  • my grades
  • student support


Make notes on how you will schedule your goals in the following semester or year. Include:

  • EPIC training and/or EPIC prep
  • Applied Benchmarking
  • Professional Development
  • Certifications


  • NCCIA Rowan Cabarrus [ DATE TBA ]
  • CISCO Conference
  • NCCCFA- Wilmington, OCT 14-16


The calendar has changed Fall Break.



Travel requests need 1 month leeway time for reimbursement. Further, costs for traininig need to be given 1 month ahead. Give all information for this, including descriptions, costs, locations, dates, and content.

CBEN (Competency-Based Education)

all 58 community colleges. we are one of the 5 colleges to use Competency Based Education. From the Registrar’s office on down through teachers. The ball is rolling, and we are getting on top of this.



Adobe Education Exchange: Adobe Generation Pro App Design Certification

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Tyler Dockery has completed Adobe Generation Pro Mobile App Developer certification with AdobeAdobe Education Exchange: Adobe Generation Pro App Design Certification

“As a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange, Tyler Dockery has received visible recognition for his level of commitment and participation. Adobe is proud to feature a leaderboard function and badge recognition to members who’s mission is to serve the community of educators by maintaining a high level of activity.”

This badge was awarded for completing a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours of professional development in application development using JQuery and PhoneGap digital creativity within the Adobe Social Community.


Adobe Education Exchange: Trendsetter Badge

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Tyler Dockery; Adobe Education Exchange Trendsetter as recognized by AdobeAdobe Education Exchange: Trendsetter Badge

“As a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange, Tyler Dockery has received visible recognition for his level of commitment and participation. Adobe is proud to feature a leaderboard function and badge recognition to members who’s mission is to serve the community of educators by maintaining a high level of activity.”

I am an ongoing contributor to Adobe’s Education Exchange. In an effort to show milestones and fulfillment as part of this community, Adobe provides rewards and achievements in the form of badges. This badge was awarded for achieving a score of 4,501 points within Adobe EDEX.com for contributions to the online education community within the Adobe Social Community. It represents your willingness to contribute and collaborate as a member of the Adobe Education Exchange. I have no plan to stop anytime soon. 🙂