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Chris Lupton

Al Barnicle
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Jonghun Kim
Luiz Lopes

David Gagnon

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Program Manager

Chris Lupton, M.S.
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Christine Lupton is the manager of the Engage program in the Department of Academic Technology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The program provides support to faculty and instructors for transforming teaching and learning through technology, by exploring, evaluating and disseminating methods of good practice in the framework of 2 awards programs: Adaptation Awards and Innovation Awards.

Recent Engage projects include award programs focused on podcasting, streaming media, group collaboration tools, and teaching with digital media-based assignments to help solve teaching and learning challenges identified by the Engage Faculty Advisory Group and campus. A new multi-year Innovation Award project is Engaging Data Visualization for Teaching & Learning, which involves campus faculty and instructors in a learning community with collaborative design & development teams including project managers, instructional designers, graphic artists, developers and an evaluator to solve difficult teaching and learning challenges. A recently completed Innovation Award program is Engaging to Learn: Simulations & Games. The first year's lessons learned in this program were presented at Midwest Educause in 2008 in a workshop featuring the collaborative card game, GameQuest.

Chris holds Master's Degrees in Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration (from Western Illinois University, 1987) and Continuing & Vocational Education (from UW-Madison, 2001). Her research interests are experiential learning and adult learning. She also teaches a capstone course, "Managing Change", to returning adult students in an accelerated Business Degree program at Concordia University, and an Integrated Liberal Studies course to freshmen in a residential community-based course at UW-Madison to keep her hand in teaching and learning.


Project Assistants

Luiz Lopes
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Luiz is a Ph.D. student in Educational Communications and Technology in C&I and a Project Assistant at DoIT Academic Technology. He is interested in using technologies that can be accessed via the Web for teaching and learning. He taught ESL for over 11 years in Brazil and was a Teaching and Project Assistant while pursuing his Master's in Instructional Technology at Northern Illinois University. His skills include teaching, Web design and development, database design, image, audio and video editing as well as working with different file formats for these media. Luiz has had experience working with Adobe's Photoshop and Acrobat, Macromedia's Dreamweaver, Flash and Authorware, Studio 8, iMovie, Vegas, and Audacity.


Program Staff


David Gagnon