Digital Faculty Fellow: Jeffrey Longwell

Jeffrey Longwell


Jeffrey Longwell
 My name is Dr. Jeff Longwell, I am a College Professor of Spanish, and I Coordinate the Spanish 1110, 1120, 2110, and 2120 course sequence in the Department of Languages & Linguistics. Additionally, I am the Graduate Director of as the MA in Spanish Programs (On-campus and completely Online). I have been teaching online since 2003, after receiving a grant to develop an online Spanish course. That lead to the development of a completely online MA program, in which I have been teaching since its inception in AY 2008-2009, and directing since 2011. I enjoy teaching online and providing online learning experiences because it provides access to education that otherwise might not be available to working students, rural students, or students that aren’t able to pick up and move to a new place in order to pursue their educational goals. Likewise, I have observed that the online learning environment provides a broader learning experience for students when they are actively participating from where they live, and providing input and insights from where they are at, instead of what happens in the static environment of a formal classroom situation. As a Digital Faculty Fellow, I hope to reach out to instructors, graduate teaching assistants, and professors in all areas of expertise, who have an interest in increasing student learning possibilities through digital learning, and honing their skills to do the same things they do in a face-to-face environment, along with new innovations.