Albany, New York
"I am most passionate about working with faculty to translate their pedagogical approaches into unique online learning environments outside traditional course management systems."
Phylise Banner is an information designer currently working in instructional design and distance education for the American Public University System. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with faculty, staff, students, and IT managers to design, develop, and deliver technology-based solutions across departments and disciplines. She regularly embraces opportunities to experiment with emerging online technologies in order to best serve adult students, and to create communities of lifelong learners. Along with her acheivements in adult learning and distance education, she has over 18 years of experience in information visualization, with special expertise in the visual representation of financial and economic data.
Her career as an informational graphics specialist with the Federal Reserve in the 1980s allowed for early access to Internet technologies, sparking her interest in hypertext and the integration of technology into teaching and learning. Banner presents regularly at regional and national technology and communication conferences on the topics of information design, experience design, creative hypertext, Web 2.0 applications, instructional design, information visualization, and GIS technologies. She also teaches digital storytelling online for Empire State College. Her current research focuses on the use of Web 2.0 and information visualization applications to establish community and visual presence in the online classroom.
She holds a BA with honors in Information Analysis and Design from New York University and an MS in Instructional Technology and Distance Education from Nova Southeastern University. Adobe tools she uses and loves: Adobe® Dreamweaver®, ColdFusion®, Fireworks®, Flash® Professional, Illustrator®, Photoshop®, Flash Catalyst®, Acrobat®, Buzzword®, Adobe AIR®, FrameMaker®, RoboHelp®, and Adobe Captivate® software.