Anne Arendt

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Anne Arendt
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This user was certified a Wiki Apprentice Level 2 by Nelliemuller .

My Profile

My web site

Professional Background

I currently work for Utah Valley University as the Web Resource Director in Marketing and Communications. Prior to this I worked in Distance Education as a Resource Manager. Prior to this position I worked for Walden University in Minneapolis as the Director of Web and Application Development, and at Smyth Companies in Saint Paul as a Web Team Manager.

Personal Background

I have a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English - Creative Writing, a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, and a Master of Science (M.S.) in Educational Change and Technology Innovation from Walden University and quite recently a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D) from Utah State University in Higher Education. My dissertation topic was "An Assessment of Utah Resident Incentives and Disincentives for Use of OpenCourseWare Resources" (passed defense and paper in publication process now 6.15.09).

My Interests

How open educational resources affect self-directed learners


My Projects

Currently working to create two articles from my recent dissertation which assesses Utah resident incentives and disincentives for use of OpenCourseWare resources. Actual dissertation is at and first article should be appearing in IRRODL soon (December 2009 I believe).

My Sandbox

My Reflection

Every day I again realize the world will never be the same.

Feedback & Notes from my WikiNeighbours

  • Great to see you in the tutorial, Anne, and to see your user page. Do you have any concerns about the quality of educational resources developed using an open authoring approach? If so, what are your concerns? If not, how does an open authoring approach contribute to high quality learning materials?--Phil Bartle 19:36, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

If you want to you can leave me a message in my discussion area or you can email me directly at

  • Congratulations on a great start. I'm looking forward to "seeing" how your projects develop. --Nellie Deutsch 19:41, 20 June 2009 (UTC)