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Cynthia Sistek-Chandler, Ed D is an Associate Professor for National University where she has been teaching online since 1999. Her Ed D is in Educational Technology, jointly from University of San Diego and San Diego State. Cynthia has been teaching EdTech since 1993 and prior to coming to higher ed, taught elementary grades 1 & 2. During the last 17 years she has actively been engaged in the online teaching community, both for higher education and in K-12 education. A publication Journal of Research in Innovation Teaching, Connecting the Digital Dots with Social Media and Web 2.0 Technologies explores the relationship between learning theory and web-based technologies. Other publications and presentations, Teach, Tutor and Assess with Screen Capture and Recordings (ISTE, 2012) Instructional Design (CUE, 2011), Analysis of Instructional Design (AECT, 2011), Best of Web 2.0, Using Screen Capture for Teaching, Training and Learning (CA Consortium for Independent Study, 2011). Dr. Chandler has also researched portals, made comparisons of online learning systems, presented on the topic of authentic assessment and assessment systems, and has conducted trainings on the use of the iPad and integration of technology systems in the online environment. Currently she is working with NGSS and the application of the Five E Model into the curriculum.


Cynthia is passionate about EdTech! As a board member and Past President for the SD Computer Using Educators Affiliate, she has helped to make connections in the EdTech Community. A member of CUE for over 30 years, awared the Gold Disk and Platinum Disk from the CUE organization.

On the local level, Dr. Chandler is actively involved in iVIE, Classroom of the Future Foundation, and in promoting programs throughout San Diego County and with the San Diego County Office of Education. Over the past decade, she has trained over 500 school administrators in integrating technology into their practice. Keeping current is a challenge but through her recent appointment to the Horizon Report Higher Education Advisory Board, her work on trends will continue. (Cynthia served NMC as an advisor, 2013-2015).


Twitter: @cynthiachandler


Curriculum Projects in My eCoach

SET Project, Science Engineering and Technology CMSP Consultant (2016)


Copyright or Copywrong, You Be the Judge (2013)

What Works in Online Instruction (2015)