John F. Moore, retired associate professor and senior director of learning technologies at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of “managing director emeritus of Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies” by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The title of emeritus may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board of visitors by Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board of visitors receive an emeritus certificate from the university.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 1971, Moore has served the university as a leader in a variety of positions within Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies and its previous organizational incarnations.

Moore founded, and for 14 years led the award-winning Faculty Development Institute, which created and supported environments for teaching, learning, and discovery grounded in the principles of learning and promoted the integration of technology to increase effectiveness and efficiency in the classroom.

He provided vision and leadership for the implementation of a number of crucial technologies, systems, and services at Virginia Tech, including transitioning the institution to Scholar as its learning management system.

He also served as an early pioneer in investigating and launching distance education at the university through interactive, televised courses offered via satellite. Moore also championed the introduction of university-wide web collaboration and lecture capture systems, and led far-ranging initiatives in ePortfolios and online learning.

Moore played a key role in the unification of Learning Technologies, Video Broadcast Services, and the Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning into the new Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies organization, which supports effective distance learning programs, online content for on-campus courses, and hybrid courses.

He was co-director of the Sloan Foundation-funded ACCESS project to study the effects of asynchronous learning on students and faculty. He also directed a Melon Foundation grant on collaborative technology and was co-principal investigator on several NCI and NSF-funded grants.

Moore has developed 94 publications, technical reports, conference presentations, and workshops, and has engaged in a variety of nationally recognized professional service committees, boards, task forces, and consulting opportunities in the field of learning technologies and for the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia.

At Virginia Tech, he received the President’s Award for Excellence in 1997.

Moore received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Ohio University and an Ed.D. from Virginia Tech.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

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