Mike Winiski

Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Furman University

As Associate Director of Furman's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Mike collaborates with faculty to design courses and assignments as well as identify and shape technologies to support strategic and course learning goals. He also teaches interdisciplinary courses including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), First Year Seminars, and E-merging Learning Technologies and supports spatial learning initiatives across the campus. In consultations with faculty and students, through the technology and writing center (the StudioLab), CTL strives to support a community of instructional and technology innovation through experimentation and critical and skeptical evaluation of technology. Campus Technology Magazine recently awarded Furman with the technology innovator award in Interactive, Remote, Learning for the collaborative project between Professor Lloyd Benson's Urban History class, Computing and Information Services, and CTL. Another joint project to implement a bio-organic wiki, in which students are solely responsible for creating their own textbook, was recently recognized through the Innovision Technology Awards. Mike programs and has recently been using Python for creating visualizations for teaching. He's also in the home stretch of his second masters--this one in GIS.