Dr. Melissa Soto
Melissa became an ITS Faculty Fellow in fall 2019 and will promote Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies and use among faculty, and university leadership within academic colleges, departments, campus units, and initiatives focused on teaching pedagogy/course design. She will also co-lead the Ally Learning Management System Initiative.
Ph.D. in Education (Mathematics Education) from the University of California, Davis
Back in fall 2014, Melissa was the first faculty member, from the new faculty orientation, to visit ITS and learn how to make her syllabus accessible. She enjoys traveling and has lived in Shanghai, China and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Soto, M., Gupta, D., Dick, L., & Appelgate, M. (2019). Bridging distances: Professional development for higher education faculty through technology-facilitated lesson study. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 16(3). Retrieved from https://ro.uow.edu.au/jutlp/vol16/iss3/7/
Soto, M. M., & Hargis, J. (2017). What a “Tweet” idea! Teaching Children Mathematics, 24(3), 200-202.
Soto, M. M., & Ambrose, R. (2016). Making students’ mathematical explanations accessible to teachers through the use of digital recorders and iPads. Learning, Media and Technology, 41(2), 213-232.
Soto, M. (2015). Elementary students’ mathematical explanations and attention to audience with screencasts. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 47(4), 242-258.
Hargis, J., Cavanaugh, C., Kamali, T., & Soto, M. (2013). Measuring the difficult to measure: iPad mobile learning.International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 5(2), 60-77.