At the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Mark Schneider is best known for his passion for delivering instruction and his ongoing commitment to educational technology research. Since 2011, Mark has delivered mathematics instruction geared toward Engineering Technologies and Academic Upgrading. He was recently seconded to a consulting role to lead a campus-wide initiative to phase out a legacy Learning Management System.
As a polytechnic, NAIT provides career programs in diverse areas. Mark has become actively engaged by providing these areas with assistance in developing an online footprint and crafting computer-mediated assessments to improve faculty and student experiences. Mark graduated with degrees in mathematics and education, with a strong interest in computation and assessment in each area. In part two of this podcast, Mark and Jim Cooper, President & CEO of Maplesoft, discuss using instructional technology to adequately prepare students for industry.