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Bob Leneway coordinates the Educational Technology program as an associate professor at Western Michigan University and teaches related online courses. He is also the online manager for EditU, a public and privately sponsored online support learning system for 56 postsecondary institutions and 4,700 students with disabilities. He previously worked as an education and accommodation consultant for the Michigan Department of Education.
As part of a national team sponsored by Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) grants from 2000 to 2004, Leneway helped develop the pre-service teacher ThinkQuest model to promote creation of a web-based educational library. In Michigan, this involved training more than 1,500 students to collaborate using various Adobe web design products. He has also developed and conducted digital design and digital storytelling workshops for teachers, administrators, and students using Adobe software, including Adobe® Contribute®, Flash® Professional, Acrobat®, Adobe Connect™, Dreamweaver®, Fireworks®, Adobe Premiere® Elements, and Photoshop® Elements.
In 2005, Leneway was named Educator of the Year by the Michigan Association of Computer Users in Technology, and was nominated for the ISTE-sponsored National Educator of the Year award. The Michigan Rehabilitation Association and the SkillSoft Educational Learning Foundation have honored him for his work with students with disabilities. And in 2004, his unit received the Presidential award from the Michigan Consortium on Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Technology for its work with pre-service teachers.