Staff Directory

Terry Durham
Terry Durham
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April Harris
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Kelsey Adams
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Academic Technology

Academic Technology is a mission so deeply ingrained in our teaching, learning, and program administration that it does not and cannot exist as a separate entity housed in an office on one of our campuses. Instead, Academic Technology represents a ubiquitous and tireless commitment by the entire Motlow community to deep integration of emerging technologies into our teaching, learning, and student support services. Academic Technology is a pursuit of academic excellence through the integration of emerging technologies in teaching, learning, and program administration. Academic Technology supports and makes possible the level of learner engagement that ensures the highest possible rates of enrollment, retention, persistence, and graduation.

The Office of Academic Technology provides direct support to faculty, staff, and administrators across the Motlow community. In addition to providing a diverse array of training opportunities and formats to suit the individual style and schedule, the Office is committed to providing just-in-time support, academic technology resources, and best practices from across the higher education landscape. We are prepared to partner with each and every campus, department, team, and individual to develop personalized professional development plans, course design strategies, and academic program planning from the course level up!

In addition to providing support, training, and resources related to academic technology, the Dean of Academic Technology oversees online teaching and instruction and is the primary contact and Campus Liaison for TN eCampus for Motlow State Community College.

Learning Management System

Mrs. April Harris, Learning Management Systems Analyst, oversees all Brightspace/D2L aspects for Motlow State Community College Learning Management System. April assists faculty and Adjunct faculty with training materials, publisher content, publisher resources, and content as it relates to Brightspace. Motlow’s four campuses use the Learning Management System for on-ground courses and the online campus uses the system for their content, discussions, assessments, projects, and communications.

As of 2017:

  • 100% of Motlow's classrooms are smart classrooms equipped with interactive technologies;
  • 25% are computer lab classrooms with a computer for each learner; and
  • 30% are fully equipped laboratories or ITV rooms.

This means that a full 100% of our classrooms make state-of-the-art technology available to Motlow's learners.

Administrative Assistance

Ms. Kelsey Adams, Secretary for the Office of Academic Technology, oversees the processing of Work Made for Hire Agreements, TN eCampus grade appeals, and TN eCampus forms and documents. Kelsey assists in scheduling appointments for the Dean of Academic Technology both on campus and off campus.

Let Us Help

Please feel free to contact us to schedule one-on-one or group training, services, strategy sessions, or consultations on how to integrate Academic Technology into your on-ground or virtual classroom. We don't always know the answers to your questions immediately, but we're always happy to help you find them. We look forward to supporting your efforts to integrate digital technologies into teaching, learning, and program administration.

Contact Us

Terry Durham: Dean of Academic Technology
Home campus location: Smyrna Campus
Office phone: 615-220-7885
Email address: [email protected]

April Harris: Learning Management Systems Analyst
Academic Technology
Home campus location: Moore County Campus
Office phone: 931-393-1717
Email address: [email protected]

Kelsey Adams: Secretary of Academic Technology
Home campus location: Moore County Campus
Office phone: 931-393-1696
Email address: [email protected]