Paige Normand, CSM
Educator and Project Manager
I am passionate about empowering learners and leveraging technology to solve complex problems.
I have over ten years of experience teaching and consulting in Higher Education and five years experience in program and project management.
I founded and coordinated James Madison University's Digital Communication Consulting (DigiComm), where I trained undergraduate tutors to help students develop skills to produce more sophisticated and professional online content that extend beyond the classroom.
We emphasizes collaboration and teamwork through partnerships with faculty across campus, one-on-one peer consultations, and workshops.
As an instructor, my top priority is empowering learners to create ethical, meaningful, and innovative digital composition. I do this by structuring courses to include many stages of drafting and revision, offering extensive, formative feedback, focusing on hands-on creation and problem solving, and setting high standards and the means and resources to achieve success.
I stay up to date with new tools, digital strategies, and platforms by regularly producing my own digital work.
I employ the tactics we promote in DigiComm: I collaborate with my team, I regularly ask for their feedback, and continually strive to improve my design, aesthetics, and video production. My hands-on experience prepares me to discuss common pitfalls, timelines, and best production strategies with faculty and students.