Master of Education, Instructional Design &Technology, Post University, Waterbury, CT
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Post University, Waterbury, CT
Associate in Science, Business Administration, Computer Science, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT
Marketing & Distribution Certificate, Naugatuck Valley Community Technical College, Waterbury, CT
Post University, Waterbury, CT
2010 - Present: Online Adjunct Faculty, Computer Information Systems
Naugatuck Valley Community College
2010 - Present: Adjunct Faculty (On campus and Online), Computer Information Systems.
Claude is currently a Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Learn "Mobile App" Faculty Pilot Team member in the Connecticut community college system. With an emphasis on instructional design and technology, Claude studies the process of teaching and learning, applying new methods to both traditional and online education. Her courses utilize a blend of learning techniques, designed to enhance the educational experience as well as improve the student's results.
Claude has a love of learning and a passion for people. She enjoys learning new technology applications and teaching them to others. She helps learners "make sense out of the chaos of technology." As someone who finished her undergraduate education as a mid-career professional, she has a deep understanding of what it means to be a student while managing a career and family obligations. Because of her background as an online student, she knows what it takes to be successful in that environment and helps her students achieve their own success. In keeping with that experience, she knows what students expect from their teachers and is committed to guiding the student through the learning process.
LINGOs (Learning in Non-Governmental Organizations) Global Giveback 3 Finalist, March 2012
In collaboration with a partner, Claude developed and delivered an e-learning course for Save the Children, the worldwide child welfare organization. Working with the Save the Children UK office in London, the course Claude developed with Bonnie Solivan entitled "Becoming One" is used by over 10,000 Save the Children employees and volunteers worldwide. The course was chosen as a finalist in the Global Giveback 3 Competition and was featured at the2012 e-Learning Guild Conference.
The following is a list of her most recent presentations at Academic Conferences:
LINGOs eLearning Showcase - eGuild Learning Solutions Conference & Expo, Orlando, FL, March 2012 - Demonstrated the "Save the Children - Becoming One" eLearning course to the Learning Solutions conference participants.
Being Present in Your Class: Increasing Student Engagement Using Rapid Authoring and Audio Visual Content, Post University's Second Annual Online Learning Conference "Shaping the Future: Driving Innovation in Online Higher Education, April 2012
Claude is an experienced professional with a long background in project management and the use and implementation of information systems, particularly in large organizations with multiple user requirements. She has developed and delivered countless training sessions in systems and software applications in her career. This real-world experience in training groups and individuals is important as it allows Claude to help her students develop both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the use of information technology. Her business and professional background includes the following positions:
Kuehne + Nagel, Inc., Naugatuck, CT, Systems Support Analyst
Chemtura Corporation, Middlebury, CT, Quality & Technology Analyst, Global Logistics
Lewis & Peat LLC, Middlebury, CT, Customer Service & Transportation Manager
Professional and community activities:
As an alumna of Post University, Claude can frequently be seen around campus participating in school events. She and her husband Tom (an Academic Program Manager and Assistant Tennis Coach at Post University) enjoy playing golf at different courses around New England. She also enjoys taking long walks with Tom and their long-coated German shepherd, Liesel.