Tonia A. Dousay is a Google for Education Certified Innovation and assistant professor of instructional technology at the University of Wyoming. Her teaching and research focus on design-based learning activities and the knowledge and skills acquired and reinforced through these opportunities. Dr. Dousay received the 2014 Mary Garland Early Career Fellowship Award from the University of Wyoming, 2013 AECT-MPD Immersive Learning Award, and 2013 AECT-IAP Distance Education Best Practices Award. She is an active member of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Dr. Dousay has 15 years of instructional design and project management experience, but began her career in the secondary agricultural science classroom. She specializes in preservice teacher education, multimedia design and development, and designing learning activities to stimulate the situational interest of learners. Tonia is the founder of the WyoMakers makerspace at the University of Wyoming and encourages interdisciplinary making activities in K16. Dr. Dousay is an avid user of social media, encouraging the shift from consumers of media to producers. Her teaching and research philosophies include the phrase, “let’s make something!” She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @tadousay.
Instructional design Multimedia design Message design Makerspaces Maker movement Situational interest Motivation Digital literacy Media literacy Visual literacy