University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Instructional Design and Technology @ PWSC

    We are committed to providing services, support, and education to the PWSC community in order to effectively integrate innovative instructional strategies and technology into the teaching and learning process.

 Our Services 

 

Our team is always ready to support excellence in teaching and learning for the PWSC community. Our instructional design services focus on the development and enrichment of:

  • Course organization and design
  • Integration of instructional technology
  • Learning management system (Blackboard) administration
  • ADA compliance for courses and materials
  • Best practices in teaching and learning application
  • Culturally responsive education
  • Interactive media development
Contact us for a private consultation, or inquire about upcoming group training sessions!

We are committed to maintaining a teaching, working, and learning environment that provides technology and resources responsive to the needs of the PWSC community. IT Services include:

  • Hardware management
  • Software installation and implementation guidance
  • Infrastructure support
  • Employee equipment check-out
  • User account assistance
  • Video conferencing
  • IT Help Desk troubleshooting assistance
  • Group training sessions and workshops

Contact us for IT help desk assistance, or inquire about upcoming group training sessions!

The Instructional Design and Technology department also provides technology support for students. Common student support topics include:

  • User account assistance
  • Blackboard course access
  • UA email account assistance
  • Software access and installation
  • Distance education consultation
  • Video conference set up and use

Contact us today for academic technology support.

 

Knowledge Base

 

PWSC IDT is creating a knowledge base of articles, video tutorials, and how-to guides for asynchronous, DIY instructional design and technology professional development.

Check back often for new content!

 

  

 

 

Contact Us

 

Help Desk Support

PWSC Help Desk UAA Technical Support Center

(907) 834-1650

uaa_pwscitservices@alaska.edu

(907) 786-4646

uaa.techsupport@alaska.edu 

Monday - Friday 7:30am - 6pm Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday 10am - 2pm

 

PWSC IDT Staff

Don Bickley Megan Gunderson
 
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Instructional Design and Technology Specialist
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Phone: (907) 834-1646
Email: dlbickley@alaska.edu

Don Bickley has played some role within PWSC's IT team for over 11 years. Armed with degrees in communications and art and design, and experience as a professional game designer, Don continues to refine and build upon his wide set of highly technical skills. He can translate any idea of any complexity into any format for any audience.

His professional focuses include: ADA compliance, LMS organization and administration, interactive digital media development, game design, training simulations, and unmanned aerial systems.

His off-time includes media creation, sound design, 3D design and engineering, modular electronics, glacial exploration, and freestyle alpine hiking and climbing.

  •  2012 US Army Research Lab Federal Virtual Worlds Global Challenge: First Place, Distributed Learning Category.
  • Best-in-Class Virtual Reality Medical Training: Speech and Hearing Disfluency Clinic.
  • Best-in-class Virtual Reality Science Training: Biology and Chemistry Lab system.
  • TAACCCT funded Virtual Reality Heavy Machinery Operations for Mine Operations, Unity 3D based.
  • Part 107 Commercial Drone Operator.

 

 
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Instructional Design and Technology Specialist
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Phone: (907) 834-1648
Email: mbgunderson@alaska.edu

Megan Gunderson served as an IT intern with the United States Coast Guard for three summers, worked as a K-12 educator in rural Alaska for 10 years, and recently joined PWSC in June 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education (Oklahoma Christian University) and a Master of Science in Instructional Technology (Fort Hays State University). 

Her professional focuses include: instructional technology, culturally responsive education, best practices in teaching and learning, curriculum design, pedagogy, and effective assessment strategies.

When not at work, Megan enjoys exploring beautiful Valdez with her husband and two young sons. She is also an avid reader and aspiring writer.

  • Alaska Professional Teacher Certification, 2009-present
  • Google for Education Certified Trainer, 2019-present
  • Google Certified Educator, Levels 1 & 2, 2017-present
  • UAA Staff Council, 2020-2022
  • Certified Applying the Quality Matters Rubric, 2020
  • Alaska Society for Technology in Education Member, 2009-present
  • Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, 2017-2019
  • Polar Educators International, American Executive Committee Member, 2017-2018