Prof. Susan Gallagher-Lepak is the third speaker in the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s “Last Lecture Series” line-up. Gallagher-Lepak will present, “E-learning: The Train has Left the Station,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 18.
The Last Lecture Series is part of the celebration of UWGB’s 50th Anniversary. Each month of the fall and spring semesters, a UW-Green Bay faculty is chosen to give a public presentation on a topic of his or her choice. They are to convey what lecture they would give if it was to be their last. The monthly lectures take place in the University Union’s Christie Theatre, at 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay. The lectures are free and open to the public.
“Higher education has changed dramatically since UW-Green Bay began in 1965,” Gallagher-Lepak says, as to why she chose this topic. “A major transformation has been the introduction and growth of e-learning. E-Learning is ubiquitous and a desired format for many learners. It allows for anytime/anywhere learning. As a faculty member heavily involved in teaching online courses, I have a perspective to share about why I ‘jumped on the train.’ “
Her lecture will focus on several pivotal e-learning influences that have shaped her thinking and application of e-learning. The lecture will specifically address the questions:
- What is e-learning? How much e-learning is going on?
- What influences and experiences led me (and excited me) to teach online courses?
- What’s ahead for e-learning in higher education (includes some areas we need to be concerned about)
Gallagher-Lepak is both a licensed psychologist and a registered nurse for the State of Wisconsin. She has been an instructor at UW-Green Bay since 2003, and was promoted to full professor in 2015. She serves as both Chair and Director of the UWGB’s Nursing program. She earned a B.S. in Nursing from Marquette University, a Master of Science in Nursing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Ph.D. for Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology with a minor in Educational Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The following are the remaining Last Lectures:
- Feb. 17- Lucy Arendt, Associate Dean, College of Professional Studies, “Made to Serve: The Tragic Corruption of America’s Founding Values”
- March 23- Steve Meyer, Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences, “Forget the Three T’s: Focus on the Six C’s”
- April 13- Phil Clampitt, Professor, Information and Computing Science, “The Magical Connection between Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Human Spirit.”