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 

Awards

  •  2005
    Service Award - International Society for Performance Improvement
  • 2008
    Graduate Faculty Mentor Award
  • 2006
    ibstpi Fellow. International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction

 

Grants

  •  Knowledge Capture and Training Development
    2008 - 2008
  • Professional Development for Science Teachers
    2009 - 2009

 

Presentations

  •  Using Competencies for Performance Improvement
    *Spannaus, T.W.* 2005 Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators (SITE). Seattle. June
  • Instructional Design for Video
    *Spannaus, T.W.* & Franetovic, M. 2005 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Miami University, Oxford, OH. November.
  • Web Tools for Collaborative Writing
    *Spannaus, T.W.* 2005 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Miami University, Oxford, OH. November.
  • Competencies for Online and Face-to-Face Instructors
    *Spannaus, T.W.* 2006 Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators (SITE). June, Jersey City, NJ.

 

Publications

  •  Creating Video for Teachers and Trainers
    Spannaus, Timothy W. 2012 San Francisco: Pfeiffer
  • 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
  • Iris Daniels
    *Spannaus, T.W.* & Jones, T.S. 2013 The ID Casebook: Case Studies in Insructional Design
  • Training Manager Competencies: The Standards
    Foxon, M., Richey, R.C., Roberts, R. & *Spannaus, T.W.* 2003 Training Manager Competencies: The Standards
  • 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