Timothy W. Spannaus

Timothy W. Spannaus
Sr. Lecturer - Learning Design and Technology
381 College of Education

Spring-Summer: By appointment

(313) 577-1741
(313) 577-1693

Education
  • PhD, Instructional Technology, Wayne State University
  • MS, Radio-TV, University of Illinois at Urbana
  • BS, Radio-TV, University of Illinois at Urbana

Biography

Tim returned to WSU in 2001 after twenty years in business. He has been president of two professional associations, the Association for Development of Computer-based Instructional Systems and the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction.

Responsibilities

Dr. Spannaus teaches interactive technologies classes. He is also director of the Certificate in College and University Teaching.

Academic Interests

Message Design, Design and Development of e-learning, Digital Games for Learning, Multimedia for Learning, Digital Video, Learning Management Systems, Project Management, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Area Of Expertise

e-Learning/Online learning, instructional design and development, competency development, project management, scholarship of teaching and learning.

Research Interests

Online learning, multimedia, teaching and learning.

Courses Taught

  • ¬†Multimedia design and development
  • Teaching in higher education
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Background, Issues and Trends in LDT
  • Internship and Practicum

Community Engagement Activities

  • Southest Michigan Red Cross
  • Episcopal Diocese of Michigan¬†

Grants

Professional Development for Science Teachers
2009 - 2009

Knowledge Capture and Training Development
2008 - 2008

Awards & Honors

2008
Graduate Faculty Mentor Award

2006
ibstpi Fellow. International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction

2005
Service Award - International Society for Performance Improvement

Presentations

Competencies for Online and Face-to-Face Instructors
*Spannaus, T.W.* 2006 Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators (SITE). June, Jersey City, NJ.

Web Tools for Collaborative Writing
*Spannaus, T.W.* 2005 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Miami University, Oxford, OH. November.

Instructional Design for Video
*Spannaus, T.W.* & Franetovic, M. 2005 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Miami University, Oxford, OH. November.

Using Competencies for Performance Improvement
*Spannaus, T.W.* 2005 Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators (SITE). Seattle. June

Publications

Iris Daniels
*Spannaus, T.W.* & Jones, T.S. 2013 The ID Casebook: Case Studies in Insructional Design

Creating Video for Teachers and Trainers
Spannaus, Timothy W. 2012 San Francisco: Pfeiffer

New online learning technologies: New online learner competencies. Really?
De la Teja, I. & *Spannaus, T.W.* 2009 Learners in a changing learning landscape: Reflections from a dialog on new roles and expectations

Training Manager Competencies: The Standards
Foxon, M., Richey, R.C., Roberts, R. & *Spannaus, T.W.* 2003 Training Manager Competencies: The Standards

Jim Huggins
*Spannaus, T.W.* 1998 The ID Casebook: Case Studies in Insructional Design

Instructional Technology and Training Series
Rothwell, W., Richey, R.C. and *Spannaus, T.W.* Instructional Technology and Training Series

150 years in the heart of Detroit