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Meet the Team

As part of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching the eLearning team supports the planning and development of the strategic direction of technology-enabled teaching and learning at Ryerson University. The team is charged with supporting technology-enabled learning, including blended learning initiatives across the university, engaging and consulting with the Ryerson community, and advancing approaches for effective and pedagogically sound integration of educational technologies. The team is comprised of instructional designers, instructional technologists, and students.

Wendy Freeman
Wendy Freeman, Director

Email: wfreeman@ryerson.ca
Office: DCC 720
Phone: (416) 979-5000 x. 3299 
Twitter: @wefreeman, external link, opens in new window

Wendy Freeman is the Executive Director of The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and an Associate Professor in the School of Professional Communication, The Creative School. Wendy came to Ryerson University in 1998 as an instructional designer from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She holds an M.Sc. from Syracuse University in instructional design, and a PhD in education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Wendy’s research focus is on digital literacy, technology adoption, and technologies for learning.

Nada Savicevic
Nada Savicevic, Educational Developer/Instructional Design

Email: nadasav1@ryerson.ca
Office: DCC P-715
Phone: (416) 979-5000 x. 543400
Twitter: @nadaTOs, external link, opens in new window

Nada Savicevic is the Educational Developer/Instructional Design, eLearning at Ryerson. She works with faculty and instructors on the design and development of blended courses that support active learning using best technology-enhanced instructional practices and learning technologies. She also teaches Graphic Design and Design for Mobile Devices in the Arts and Media Program, G. Raymond Chang School. Nada holds a Master of Arts in Interactive Design & Game Development from Savannah College of Art and Design, a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture from the University of Belgrade.

Sally Goldberg Powell
Sally Goldberg Powell, Instructional Technologist

Email: sgpowell@ryerson.ca
Office:
 DCC S-715
Phone:
 (416) 979-5000 x. 55-2862
Twitter: @sg_powell, external link, opens in new window

Sally Goldberg Powell is the Instructional Technologist, eLearning at Ryerson. She works on the design and development of multimedia learning materials for blended and online education and leads production for eLearning projects. She also teaches in Ryerson’s School of Journalism. Previously, Sally was part of RSJ’s technical support team specializing in visual storytelling through video, graphics, motion graphics, and infographic design. From 2018 to 2019, she was also involved in designing and producing several FCAD e-Learning initiatives. Sally holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Applied Arts from the RTA School of Media.

Mariam Ahmed
Mariam Ahmed, Instructional Designer

Email: mariam.ahmed@ryerson.ca
Office: DCC 715

Mariam Ahmed is an Instructional Designer at the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, where she supports the design and development of technology-enhanced learning experiences for blended and online courses. Previously, Mariam worked with the Digital Education Strategies team in The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, where she supported the design and development of blended and online courses and e-learning initiatives, as well as the professional development of instructors. Mariam holds a Master of Educational Technology from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.

David Arromba
David Arromba, Instructional Designer

Emaildarromba@ryerson.ca
Office: DCC Q-715
LinkedIn: @DavidArromba, external link, opens in new window

David Arromba is an Instructional Designer at the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, where he supports the design, development, and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences for blended and online courses. Previously, David worked with the inaugural cohort of the Blended Learning Lab initiative and supported faculty and staff with learning technologies in the Faculty of Community Services. David holds a Master of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and a Bachelor of Arts from Western University.

Chloe Hazard
Chloe Hazard, Digital Learning Technologies Specialist

Email: chloe.hazard@ryerson.ca
Office: DCC 715
LinkedIn: @ChloeHazard, external link

Chloe Hazard is a Digital Learning Technologies Specialist at the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching where she produces blended, technology-enhanced learning materials, such as digital audio/video production and editing, web, graphic and interactive design. Previously, as a Ryerson University student, she worked as a Communications Assistant for eLearning, assisting the team in editing material for eLearning projects. Chloe holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ryerson’s RTA School of Media.

Our Students

Tina Huang
Tina Huang, Graphic Design and Multimedia Designer

Email: tzuting.huang@ryerson.ca
Office: DCC 715

Tina Huang is a third-year student in RTA: New Media striving to learn more about the world of media art. She has experience in graphic design, photography, and video production. She is a passionate artist who hopes to one day start her own business within the field of media. As a fellow student, she appreciates online resources/learning and wishes to be able to contribute and help the community of online learners. 

Serina Choi
Serina Choi, Video Multimedia Production Assistant

Email: serina.choi@ryerson.ca
Office: DCC 715

Serina Choi is a third-year student in RTA: Media Production. She has extensive experience in editing, designing, and creating in the Adobe suite. She is excited to expand her skill set as a Video Multimedia Production Assistant for the Department of E-Learning. Serina has been involved with many Ryerson projects in her first-year including theatre companies, magazines, and conferences. As she continues her education, she is always excited to engage in new opportunities. She looks forward to helping improve the student learning experience.

Youdon Tenzin
Youdon Tenzin, Communication and Events Assistant

Email: youdon.tenzin@ryerson.ca

Youdon Tenzin is a second-year student in Ryerson's School of Journalism. She has experience in writing, communication and photography. As a Communication and Events Assistant at the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, she assists the team with writing and working within the Adobe Suite. She is excited to enhance her communication and multimedia skills while helping to improve online student learning.