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James Frazee, director of Instructional Technology Services. James Frazee, director of Instructional Technology Services.

James Frazee Named a Technology Trailblazer

The director of Instructional Technology Services was one of 30 recognized nationwide.
By SDSU News Team

San Diego State University’s academic technology chief was among 30 “transformers and trailblazers” recognized this year by the Center for Digital Education.

James Frazee, director of Instructional Technology Services (ITS), received the award for “improving the learning environment through effective implementation of technology rich solutions…that have impact on student outcomes.”

His team built the first one-button Learning Glass studio within an active classroom. The environment allows professors to interact with students and record the session, as well as live-stream it to remote learners. The classroom is a real TV studio, but one that is operationally simple to use.

“We have a laser focus on helping faculty use technologies for teaching and to leverage what we know about how people learn in using mature and emerging technologies,” Frazee said.

He and Learning Glass inventor, SDSU physics professor, Matt Anderson, were recently invited to provide a feature presentation, "Learning Glass: Moving from High Risk to High Engagement," for the Directors of Educational Technology/California Higher Education Conference later this month.

Frazee has also taught graduate classes at SDSU and the University of San Diego, where he earned his joint doctoral degree in educational technology. He is a member of the California State University (CSU) Academic Technology Advisory Commttee as well as the Chancellor's Office Learning Platforms and Services Taskforce, which is surveying the state of learning management systems and services inside and outside the CSU.

More about this year's digital transformers and trailblazers can be found at the Center for Digital Education's website.