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Jamie Calcagno-Roach

Head of Innovation Instruction
Phone: 540-568-6578

I began my adventure with the Center for Instructional Technology in June of 2008!  As a JMU Alumnus I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Human Resource Development Minor in 2004 and a Master of Science in Education in Adult Education/Human Resource Development in 2006.  I truly enjoy working with JMU faculty as we navigate the world of Instructional Technology together!  My particular areas of interest include Classroom Collaboration and the the idea of using 3D printing to create an environment where students can learn by making. 

Areas of Expertise

In working with faculty I am available to provide assistance with Customized trainings for a department or group, student trainings for a class, or even meeting one-on-one for consultations.  My particular areas of expertise include but are not limited to:

  • Instructional Design
  • Classroom Response Systems "Clickers"
  • Classroom Technology
  • Canvas
  • 3D Printing

Presentations & Publications

Clickers Exhibit - July 24, 2009

Presented by: Jamie Calcagno

February 27th, 2009 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA

Jamie Calcagno, Educational Technology consultant, presented a poster session on Clickers, JMU's Classroom Performance System, at the 5th Annual Teaching & Learning with Technology conference at James Madison University. Jamie presented information on what is a Classroom Performance System, how they are being used in the classroom and some statistics on student perception of clickers at JMU. 

VRA Mid-Atlantic Engaging New Technologies - May 29, 2009

Presented by: Andrea Adams, Jamie Calcagno, Mary Ann Chappel, Sarah Cheverton
May 29, 2009 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA

Andrea Adams, Assistant Director of Faculty Development, Jamie Calcagno, Educational Technology Consultant, Mary Ann Chappel, Educational Technologies Librarian, and Sarah Cheverton, CIT Director, facilitated a 6-hour work session for the VRA Mid-Atlantic Chapter Meeting Participants on Engaging in New Technologies.  The Theme was Speed Dating:  Matching you with the technology of your dreams. Participants worked with CIT technology matchmakers who organized group events to allow them to get better acquainted with social media tools in a safe, no pressure environment.  

Developing JMU Faculty One Click at a Time - October 10, 2011

Turning Technologies User Conference

San Diego, CA

Presented by: Jamie Calcagno-Roach, Nicole Wilson

From zero participants in workshops to fifteen plus in book talks and faculty forums, as Instructional and Educational Technologists at James Madison University, we have found creative ways to reach faculty when it comes to clicker training.  House calls have become the preferred method to obtain one-on-one personalized “how-to” training instead of a workshop that broadly covers everything.  Providing opportunities for the faculty to collaborate and share is in high demand among clicker users.  The switch from the typical workshop environment to more innovative sessions has sparked more interest in faculty use of clickers and more collaboration within departments.  

JMU CIT Technology Demonstrations - February 27, 2009

Presented by: Joshua Mathews-Ailsworth, Jamie Calcagno, Bruce Matthias, D. Lee Beard, and Grover Saunders
February 27th, 2009 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA

Joshua Mathews-Ailsworth, Educational Technology Consultant, Jamie Calcagno, Educational Technology Consultant, Bruce Matthias, Lead Learning Support Specialist, D. Lee Beard, Assistant Director of Media Services, and Grover Saunders, Web Media Design Engineer facilitated a session to spotlight innovative ways to use technologies to enhance courses at the 5th Annual Teaching & Learning with Technology Conference at James Madison University. Demonstrations included:
    * How to Embed and Use Google Applications in Blackboard (Including Calendar, Docs, Forms, Blogger & Picasa slideshow)
    * How to Quickly Add Video to Blackboard from a Flip Camera
    * JMUtube and other Online Video Resources
    * CIT Multimedia Services

Assessing Faculty Needs: A Mixed Methods Approach - October 29, 2012

Library Assessment Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia
October 29-31, 2012

Presented by: Andrea Adams, Nisa Bakkalbasi, Jamie Calcagno-Roach, Jason Kopp, Megan Rodgers, John Sessoms, Donna Sundre, Nicole Wilson

This paper reports on the usefulness of a mixed method research approach to gain an understanding of teaching needs of faculty related to Learning Management Systems (LMS). Instruction using a learning management system (LMS) is a growing practice at institutions of higher education and the technology needs that faculty have for online, blended and face-to-face environments are evolving. The purpose of this study is to investigate and determine faculty needs related to instructional technologies and specifically their needs for a LMS. In an attempt to consider multiple viewpoints, perspectives, and standpoints a mixed method needs assessment approach (that is, qualitative and quantitative methods) was employed.