Adam Engel

designer / technologist / teacher / researcher / poet / creative problem-solver

Services

Design

Clear, efficient writer and innovator able to craft systems and documentation optimized for specific learners' needs.

Manage

Seasoned organizer with experience shepherding online courses throughout their lifespans and into their evaluative afterlives.

Train

Brings patience, open ears, and a friendly smile to training sessions with faculty, staff, and students.

Support

Lightning-fast, detailed support deployed via ticketing system, phone, email, walk-in, and video conferencing.

By the Numbers

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Years of experience
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Online courses supported
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Satisfied learners/faculty

Favorite Tools

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Canvas
The Panopto logo.
Panopto
The Adobe logo.
Adobe
The Google Drive logo.
Google Drive
The WordPress logo.
WordPress
The Slack logo.
Slack
The Drupal icon.
Drupal
Adam Engel's smiling face. He sits in an office with computers and wears a purple floral shirt.

My story

As an Instructional Technologist, I help manage online learning programs, train faculty and staff to use digital tools, media-hosting platforms, and content/learning management systems, and provide front-line support via a high-volume ticketing system. I’m especially interested in digital accessibility, and over the past two years I’ve helped redesign my team’s workflows for remediating PDFs to use in online courses.

I became interested in technology’s applications to pedagogy while designing the rhetoric, composition, and research methods courses that I taught at UNC-Chapel Hill during my PhD studies in English. My students experimented with new media, pursued term-length custom research topics, and participated in an online peer-review process that spanned several networked classes.

At the same time, I worked at UNC’s Studio for Instructional Technology in English Studies (SITES). Under the tutelage of Dr. Dan Anderson, I branched out into video poetry and open source e-scholarship inspired by Zen Buddhist mindfulness practices. By thinking outside the box about the creative applications of digital tools, I continuously develop new ways to help faculty incorporate technology into their teaching and scholarship.

In addition to these things, I’m the proud dad of an adorably goofy German Shepherd and an avid video/tabletop gamer.

Please enjoy your exploration of my portfolio, the purpose of which is to showcase my growing skills as a designer and record as an educator. The portfolio is divided into “Courses Designed and Taught,” which contains examples of lessons and activities I’ve created, and “Instructional Design and Technology,” which chronicles my creations in the online Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters program by the University of Maryland University College. 

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By Adam Engel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Header image "Sumi-e Mountain Landscape" by BabakoSen.
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