UMass Boston

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Paula Thorsland

Title: Dir, eLearning & Instr Support

Phone: 617.287.3147


Department: IT Ed Tech & Learning Commons

Additional Information

Paula Thorsland holds a BA in English and education, and an MEd in instructional design. She has worked in the education field for 18 years as an instructor and more recently as an instructional designer at UMass Boston. Her focus is to help faculty learn to use technology successfully in their online and face-to-face courses, while ensuring that course objectives are being met. She supports Atomic Learning and works to develop faculty training in Blackboard for online courses. In her free time, Thorsland is an avid sailor and mother of two teenage daughters.