Collaborative Partnership between College of Education and Distance Learning Programs
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The Certificate is administered collaboratively by the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling (EDSRC) and the Instructional Systems Design (ISD) program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (EISD).

Applicants to the EDSRC track should contact Dr. Belva Collins, applicants to the ISD track should contact Dr. Douglas Smith, and cross-disciplinary applicants should contact Constance Baird.

  • Doug SmithDr. Doug C. Smith – Instructional Systems Design Contact
    (859) 257-1824,
    Dr. Doug C. Smith (vita in PDF) joined our faculty in 1987. His primary assignment is in our Instructional Systems Design program where he teaches instructional computing and electronic authoring. His research interests include the roles of education technologists, gender equity, and computer based instruction. Dr. Smith also coordinates the business content core for the master's with initial certification program. Dr. Smith is chair of the business and marketing education program faculty.

  • Connie BairdConstance M. Baird – Cross-Disciplinary Contact
    (859) 257-8135,
    Constance M. Baird (vita in PDF) has served as Director of Distance Learning Programs at the University of Kentucky since 1984 where she has a strategic role in the development, delivery, evaluation and evolution of institutional e-learning.  Within that role, Ms. Baird works with faculty across disciplines to create innovative and collaborative methods to deliver academic programming using a variety of media including emerging web 2.0 technologies.  In addition, she serves on several statewide and national consortia and boards engaged in cooperative programming and research.  Prior to her administrative role, Ms. Baird was academic library faculty and was proud to serve as the first full-time distance learning librarian at UK.