About Mike

MikeTubaMarch2015Currently, I am working at St. Edward’s University as Computer Training Coordinator where I conduct classes and workshops on a variety of applications. I also help develop documentation for the software we support.

Additionally, I am the Technology Facilitator at Sunset Valley Elementary where I teach kids how to use technology. I also provide technical support for the teachers and maintain the computer lab. For a year I was also at Mills Elementary in a similar capacity.

Previously, I was a part of the Learning Technology Center at the University of Texas for over ten years, guiding students and faculty in integrating technology into their instruction as a learning tool. I was the System Administrator for a FirstClass server in the College of Education called TeachNet and collaborated with professors in the use of this tool for the online component of their courses.

In 2002 I helped develop and acted as lead training specialist for UT’s Laptop Initiative for Future Educators, which required all students seeking teacher certification to integrate computer applications using their personal laptop into their coursework. In this capacity, I provided training for faculty and students to ensure future teachers were well equipped to be effective users of technology.

During my tenure at UT and also for many years as a freelancer I have been involved with audio, video & multimedia production, photography and web site design.

Despite all of my technology career, my real joy is music. I have a bachelors degree in music from East Carolina University and a masters in music from the University of Texas at Austin.  I currently play tuba with the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, Austin Brass Band and St. Edward’s University Orchestra. I also play in a traditional New Orleans jazz group called The Numbers and sometimes play in the Austin Polka Band.

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