Manager of Instructional Design Services, Online Learning & Instructional Technology Services


Assignments
Supervise online course development process and caseload Support faculty with design and development of online courses Manage institutional accessibility and universal design initiatives in online learning Coordinate Quality Matters professional development and course review process Conduct research into accessibility, analytics, and emerging technologies in online learning


Education
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Assistive and Special Education Technology, George Mason University B.A. English, Minor in Disability Studies, The Ohio State University


Research Interests
Learning Analytics and Predictors of Learner Engagement and Success Accessibility and Compliance for Education and Information Technology Universal Design for Technology Enhanced Learning Environments.


Personal Narrative
Karla is the Manager of Instructional Design Services with Online Learning and Instructional Technology Services at Nelson Poynter Library and Adjunct Faculty in the College of Education at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Karla also serves as the Chair of the Distance Learning Accessibility Committee and as a Quality Matters Coordinator for the institution. She is a certified Peer Reviewer and workshop facilitator with Quality Matters along with various certifications from the eLearning Guild. Current projects include research on the benefits of closed captioning in online courses to students with and without disabilities.

 

Selected Publications
* Davis, C.J., Morris, K.M., (2015) Student Engagement:The core model and inter-cohort analysis. Information Systems Education Journal, (in publication).
* Kmetz, K., Frechette, C., Dukes III, L.L., Emert, N., & Brodosi, D.(in publication). Closed captioning matters: An investigation examining the value of closed captions for all students. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability.
* Kmetz, K., Davis, C.J., (2014). Access to on-line learning: a SAD case. Information Systems Education Journal, 12(2) pp 10-17.
* Davis, C.J., Kmetz, K.(2014). Software Engineering: accessing IT core concepts. 2013 CONISAR Proceedings.