Bringing the best To your organization
I am an Agnostic Technology Evangelist. Whether Apple or Android, PC or Mac, GUI or Command Line, Windows server or Linux server, Web application or Desktop one. My multiple years in the IT world provide employers and customers expertise with a variety of applications.
Education & Training
Many colleagues call me a presentation guru. My presentations engage, inform, and entertain attendees at local, regional, state, national, virtual, and international conferences. I also am a certified Blackboard trainer and can teach numerous other technologies.
My background includes a variety of experiences in the Instructional Design process. From the review and development of a course based on design models. To the creation course content and final review to ensure courses meet national and international standards.
Communication & Relationship Building
Many brilliant people understand technology, but lack the ability to explain a concept or concepts to non-technical users. I bridge the communication gap and develop relationships between departments and silos. My objective, in the end, ensures everyone understands the needs and issues each other face when trying to complete a project or task.
A Quick Overview of Terry Patterson
Terry Patterson has over ten years of experience administrating Blackboard LMS environments at various institutions. During that time, he has held numerous leadership roles in Blackboard feedback panels and customer-led user groups. In 2009, he received a Blackboard Catalyst Award for his work in the Blackboard Community. He has given presentations at state, national, and international conferences about emerging and advanced integrations with the Blackboard application. He holds certifications as a Blackboard Trainer and a Blackboard Server Administrator. When not busy in his position as LMS Application Administrator at the University of Missouri and an educational technology consultant, he works to help answer questions from other system administrators and posts the issues he faces on his Blackboard Guru blog at http://www.blackboardguru.com/.
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The Latest From My Blog...
As I was driving Interstate 40 near Maumelle, Arkansas I knew something about this adventure was going to be different. I saw above the road, a huge rainbow coming down from the clouds. I thought to myself that the next 24 hours, no matter what happens, would be important to my life. It was true, […]
Morehead State University February 2005 – September 2007 Morehead, Kentucky Administer all virtual courseware including the Blackboard Learning System used for MSU Distance Learning Train faculty, staff, and students with computer software, multimedia, and various technologies in distance learning applications Oversee delivery of modules for faculty/staff/student development and training Serve as an instructional developer[…]
South Arkansas Community College June 2008 – June 2011 El Dorado, Arkansas Assure that distance education remains congruent with the college purposes and goals Oversee the administration of the institution’s Blackboard Learning System and compressed video classrooms Collaborate with college employees to institutionalize new distance learning practices Develop and implement policies for on-line and distance[…]
Arkansas Blackboard Users Group March 2008 – March 2012 I took the lead to develop a small group of institutions using Blackboard Learn in Arkansas into a internationally recognized organization with the Blackboard Community. Some of the highlights while I served in this position are: Brainstorm and develop new yearly goals for the organization which[…]
University of Missouri January 2012 – Now Columbia, Missouri Provide primary support for the college’s Blackboard LMS environments, including patches, bug fixes, and updates Coordinate LMS activity by acting as a liaison between multiple departments Analyze, integrate and maintain interdependent connections between Blackboard and other enterprise systems Work with internal and external partners to plan[…]
Global Personalized Academics September 2015 – Present Provide just in time support with numerous Blackboard and educational technology products along with recommendations and proven work flows to ensure usage and roll outs of new education technologies meet the organizations goals and needs.
The EdTech world started buzzing when Providence Equity Partners, current owner of Blackboard, was looking to auction off the EdTech giant for three billion dollars which is twice what they paid for the company in October 2011. Since then many have pondered and pontificated about who would buy the company. Some believe Pearson, a major […]
During Blackboard World 2015, Blackboard made many announcements about their products, but none (in my opinion) with more impact than a new community site. I was lucky to provide a t-shirt design which Blackboard printed and gave away to anyone who signed up for the new site. During the conference, over 700 people signed up […]
Greetings friends and admin neighbors. The first day of Blackboard World 2015 has closed. There have been many discussions, good and bad, and a ball of confusion. Some of the topics will be covered in upcoming keynotes, so I won’t steal anyone’s thunder. However I do want to go over some things that I heard […]
Last year marked the fifth anniversary of Blackboard’s step into the mobile realm with it’s purchase of TerriblyClever in 2009. Over the past five years the company has grown in the marketplace with several products. The first was a the creation of a semi-customizable mobile app for organizations using the Blackboard Mobile Central platform later […]