Scott Carter has worked as an Instructional Technologist at Western Oregon University for over ten years, helping faculty, staff and students improve teaching and promote student learning through the use of technology. In addition to overseeing the Technology Resource Center, Scott provides one-on-one and group training on a variety of topics, including Web pages, digital video, and many other software applications. He is also the principal administrator and support person for the campus online learning management system, WOU Online (Moodle). Scott received his B.A. from the University of Oregon, and before coming to WOU had five years of experience in the private sector training industry, both with computer training and other business-related topics. He lives in Salem with his wife and two children.
In his other life, he is also an award-winning fiction writer. The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys was hailed by Publishers Weekly as a "touching and impressive debut" and won the prestigious Oregon Book Award. His fantasy chronicling the untold story of Pinocchio, Wooden Bones, is due out from Simon and Schuster in August, and was a Spring 2012 selection of the Junior Library Guild. Find out more about his writing at www.scottwilliamcarter.com.
As an Instructional Technologist with Western Oregon University, some of what Scott does includes the following:
Office: Technology Resource Center