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She earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instructional Systems, while specializing in Educational Technology, from the University of Minnesota in 1991. She joined the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in 1996 to provide leadership in novel ways of integrating technology in the four year medical school curriculum. Dr. Relan has since then been actively serving as a consultant to the medical school faculty to facilitate the development of customized, web based teaching tools including cognitive imaging applications, interactive clinical cases, web based assessments, case authoring tools, and handheld computing modules. Under her leadership, the Unit has successfully organized three Instructional Technology symposia for the medical school and UCLA faculty. She has presented and published actively in professional organizations nationally and internationally. Her scholarship has focused on designing and implementing web based cases, role of cognitive monitoring and metacognition in web based instruction, efficacy of learning management systems, formative and summative assessments, and the potential of handheld computing technologies in clinical education.
Dr. Trelease is an anatomist and neuroscientist who teaches medical gross anatomy, embryology, and neurosciences. He also develops new computer-based learning resources for the entire medical curriculum, as the Associate Director of the Instructional Design and Technology Unit of the Dean's Office, David Geffen School of Medicine. He is a Distinguished Lecturer, 2008 winner of the UCLA Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award. He also served as Acting Director in 2010 and in 2012.
Katherine received her Bachelor's degree in Information and Computer Science in 2000 and Master's degree in Business Administration in 2009 from the University of California, Irvine. She joined Instructional Design and Technology Unit as a full time Programmer in 2000 and became Assistant Director in 2012. She also joined the UCLA Simulation Center in 2012 and serves as the Project Manager.
Skills: Project Planning, Management & Tracking, Data Extraction & Reporting, Operations Management, Budget Development & Management.
Zhen graduated from UCLA with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering. He joined the Instructional Design and Technology Unit full time in 1999 after working here as a part time student worker.
Samuel graduated from Woodbury University with a Bachelor's degree in Animation Arts. He joined IDTU in 2010 after working for several years in the Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, Division of Anatomy. He's been at UCLA since 2004 where he started in the Department of Pathology and Lab Medicine working in the IT department.
Projects Accomplished: Various exam features, course/community rollover, Granular scheduling, Headache module, Global Health cases, Sepsis module
Daniel graduated from UCLA with a bachelor's degree in Biology. He joined the Instruction Design and Technology unit in 2013 after working for several years in the Department of Anesthesiology as a web programmer.
Projects Accomplished: Various features of Gryphon: secure exam mode with Safe Exam Browser integration, bookmark, front page carousel/news management
Jason graduated from UCLA with a bachelor's degree in History and is currently enrolled in UCLA's Ed.D. program. He joined IDTU in 2010 after working several years at other UCLA departments. Jason provides continual support of technology for the curriculum (Podcasting, Gryphon, Examsoft, Audience Response System) and develops instructional materials that utilize innovative and interactive methods of new and existing software. Examples of the type of collaboration with faculty include the design of interactive and engaging PowerPoint templates and the fusion of video content and interactive assessments using platforms such as Zaption.
Jason develops a wide variety of video content for the organization ranging from training videos, event recordings, interviews, and scripted projects and has advanced the level of video production in the unit by utilizing and improving upon many different skills such as directing, cinematography, and editing. His knowledge of the administration, programming, and data analysis features of RedCap (a research application and database) have helped instructors to craft more effective questions and surveys for the institution. Jason is also responsible for training staff and faculty in the various software applications our department supports. This is accomplished through a training program that includes extensive text and video guides as well as workshops and one-on-one training sessions.
Skills: Video production