FSC Education Professor Earns Prestigious National Recognition for Technology Innovation
LAKELAND (Nov. 7, 2011) – Dr. Jennifer King, associate professor of education and director of instructional technology at FSC, has been recognized as one of the top 50 “Innovators of Technology in Education” in the nation by the prestigious Center for Digital Education. The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute specializing in K-12 and higher education technology trends, policy and funding.
Dr. King’s national distinction is highlighted in the newly-released 2011 edition of the Center’s Converge Yearbook. For more than 10 years, the Center’s Converge publications have documented the technology revolution that is sweeping modern education. Through its award-winning articles, Converge chronicles policy drivers and trends as well as technology achievements.
Dr. Tracey Tedder, dean of the School of Education at Florida Southern College stated, “Dr. King's influence in our Education programs in technology will have a lasting impact on our students.”
Dr. King studied journalism and graphic design at New York University and began teaching high school English in 1994. In 1999, Dr. King completed a master's degree in English Education at the University of South Florida. She went on to earn her doctorate in Instructional Technology and Education Measurement and Research in 2003 from that same institution.
For many years, Dr. King has worked to develop an instructional technology course that equips students to serve as coaches for teachers who receive new technology for use in their classroom but who then need assistance in integrating that technology into their curriculum. She has developed a program, Exponential PD, to assist teachers with technology integration, and has written two books on the importance of integrating technology into teaching, learning and assessment.