Congratulations Karla Kmetz-Morris

I wanted to share some exciting news about Karla Kmetz-Morris, lead instructional designer here at USFSP. She received a call last week asking her to serve on the Board of Directors for the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, which also serves as the State Advisory Committee for the Assistive Technology Act.

In this role she will collaborate with other board members and key stakeholders across the state and nationally on issues surrounding funding, awareness, training, programs, device loans, and advocacy for assistive technology and services.

This is amazing news for USFSP and I know Karla is happy to represent USFSP with this important work. As you can see, we have a really impressive team in OLITS! We are very honored and proud of Karla for how she represents USFSP, the Nelson Poynter Library and OLITS!

Karla was also elected as Chair of the Webinar Committee for the Quality Matters Instructional Designers Association. She is working closely with a few other instructional designers in the QM network to develop and facilitate a webinar series that provides professional development opportunities to instructional designers in the areas of design research, strategies, QM implementation, etc.

Congratulations Karla!


AHEAD to You Technology Access Series – Digital Notetaking


The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) is committed to equity and inclusion of persons with disabilities in postsecondary education. Student Disability Services and Distance Learning have teamed together to bring the AHEAD to You Technology Access Series, a seven session series that will enrich the toolkits of novices and seasoned professionals committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities.

Higher Education professionals increasingly need a firm knowledge base in the area of Technology Access. Join us for the first session of the AHEAD to You Technology Access Series, Digital Notetaking, October 22, 2013 from 3:00-4:30pm in POY 234.

Smartpens and tablet apps, or digital notetaking, can revolutionize the way students with disabilities comprehend, understand, and retain lecture information. Learn about popular notetaking tools and how they can benefit students and you.

No registration required.