Bio

Current Role at Stanford


Joe Benfield is a Senior Instructional Technologist and Designer in EdTech, IRT for the Stanford University School of Medicine. He supports a wide range of educational technology operations, projects, and initiatives in support of teaching, learning, and research.

Education & Certifications


  • M.S., California State University, Fullerton, Instructional Design and Technology (2013)
  • B.S., Franklin University, Information Technology (2008)

Professional

Work Experience


  • Instructional Technology Integration Specialist, Stanford University School of Medicine (8/1/2010 - Present)

    I provide support to faculty, students, staff, and administrators in the application of technology to enhance teaching and learning. My role is to provide consultation, training, development, and operational support for educational technologies, including online learning platforms, mobile devices, classrooms, digital media production and management, e-texts, social media, and other existing or emerging technologies. I also participate in the planning, design, execution, and evaluation of educational technology initiatives for the School of Medicine, and manage projects and components of EdTech's operations.

    Location

    291 Campus Dr Palo Alto, CA 94305

  • Instructional Technologist, The College of Wooster (8/1/2006 - 7/15/2010)

    I supported campus-wide educational technology and media initiatives, managed a media lab staffed by student employees, designed and implemented classroom technologies, and acted as liaison to 13 academic departments. My work at Wooster included support for a broad variety of disciplines and projects, including writing with new media, video for self-critique and peer/instructor feedback, lecture capture, digital ink, classroom response systems, social networks for curricular support, and many others. I also supported the campus Moodle, WordPress, and Confluence platforms, and led and participated in a number of technology and educational technology initiatives, including the development of the Instructional Technology Faculty Fellows program, a redesign of the college's media lab, and the development of the BuddyPress platform for collaborative online publishing, among others.

    Location

    1189 Beall Ave Wooster, OH 44691

Publications

Presentations


  • The Third Year of an iPad Initiative at Stanford's School of Medicine

    This workshop and discussion session will review and offer discussion about enterprise iPad distribution, support, and innovation. Facilitators from Stanford University will present results from the School of Medicine's initiative to give iPads to all 91 first-year medical students each year in 2010, 2010, and 2012. The group will discuss recommendations for iPad and mobile initiatives at universities, including support details, faculty development, interactive content creation, and more. Experience hands-on demos on topics of interest like the content delivery system for iPads, apps for organizing content and taking notes, wireless iPad projection, custom e-books, and a game for teaching about patient care.

    Time Period

    11/6/2012

    Presented To

    Educause 2013 Annual Conference

    Location

    700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202

  • Short Instructional Videos: Flipped Classroom and Public Video Courses at Stanford University

    Time Period

    4/2/2012

    Presented To

    WGEA/WGSA/WOSR Conference 2012

    Location

    800 Asilomar Blvd Pacific Grove, CA 93950

  • Reflecting on Two Years of iPad Use at Stanford University School of Medicine

    Time Period

    2/22/2012

    Presented To

    EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference

    Location

    921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204

  • MedApps: Designing a Social Network for Reviews of Mobile Learning Applications

    Time Period

    5/1/2011

    Presented To

    2011 WGEA/WGSA/WOSR/WAAHP AAMC Western Regional Conference

    Location

    291 Campus Dr Palo Alto, CA 94305

  • Using a Blog to Share and Archive a Study‐Travel Expedition to India

    Time Period

    11/8/2008

    Presented To

    Internationalizing the Curriculum: The Role of Technology

    Location

    13406 Philadelphia St, Whittier, CA 90601

  • Faculty Development Abroad: Connecting Campus and Community via Online Writing Tools

    Time Period

    5/14/2009

    Presented To

    Special Topics: Teaching Tools for the Global Age, Delivered online in NITLE MIV Auditorium

    Location

    1189 Beall Ave Wooster, OH 44691

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