In order to best serve my students, program, and university, 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 tutors, 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.
Web & Video Production
I created and maintain DigiComm's responsive website through JMU's CMS, Cascade.
Media Fellow Effect
After our first year, I produced a series of interviews with our faculty partners. Edited by Holly Warfield.
For the 2016 ACTLA conference, DigiComm tutors and I created this website for our three presentations.
Design & Promotional Work
Academic Publications & Conferences
Normand, A. P., Senio, A., & Luciano, M. (2017). Best strategies for implementing digital assignments. Deconstructing the educational-industrial complex in the digital age, IGI Global.
Normand, A. P. (2016). Digital assignments across the curriculum: experiences from course-embedded peer tutors. Invited speaker, Virginia Association of Writing Center Meeting, Lexington VA.
Normand, A. P. (2016). Three apps to improve the function of your tutoring center. Presented at the Association of Colleges for Tutoring and Learning Assistance Conference, Las Vegas NV.
Normand, A. P. Harner, A., Lundberg, S., & Dominick, J. (2016). Free content tools for digital creation. Presented at the Association of Colleges for Tutoring and Learning Assistance Conference, Las Vegas NV.
Normand, A. P. Harner, A., Lundberg, S., & Dominick, J. (2016). Embedding digital tutors across the curriculum. Presented at the Association of Colleges for Tutoring and Learning Assistance Conference, Las Vegas NV.
Normand, A. P., O'Shea, M., Vucci, M., & Senio, A. (2015). Leading change from the middle: Media Fellows across the curriculum. Presented for the Idea Lab at the New Media Consortium Conference, Washington DC.
Normand, A. P., O'Shea, M., & Vucci, M. (2015). Integrating digital media in the classroom: advice from peer tutors. Presented at the James Madison University May Symposium, Harrisonburg VA.
Normand, A. P. & Vucci, M. (2014). Digital portfolios: fostering reflection and engagement. Presented at the Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, Harrisonburg VA.
Normand, A. P., Prendergast, C. & Stacy, S. (2013). Integrated spaces: avenues for new media consultations. Presented at the Undergraduate Writing Center's 20th Anniversary Symposium, Austin TX.
Normand, A. P., Prendergast, C. & Stacy, S. (2012). Changing writing pedagogy through campus outreach. Presented to the Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Association Conference, Shippensburg PA.
Normand, A. P. (2012). Narratives, personas, and teaching user-centered design. Presented at the Broadcast Education Association Conference, Las Vegas NV.
Moreau, M. & Normand, A. P. (2012). Technology tutoring: communication centers take the lead. Communication centers and oral communication programs in higher education, Lexington Books.
Normand, A. P. (2011). Adapting narrative for new media. Presented at the Broadcast Education Association Conference, Las Vegas NV.
Normand, A. P. (2011). Multimedia learning: theory in the communication center. Presented at the National Association for Communication Centers Conference, Richmond VA.
Normand, A. P. (2009). Translating the writing process through podcasts. Presented at the Conference of College Teachers of English, Austin TX.
Normand, A. P. (2008). Pagecasting in the UWC: writing, digital media, and community outreach. Praxis: A Writing Center Journal 6(1).
I pursue scholarship that not only capitalizes on my hands-on work as a tutor, Coordinator, and Instructor, but is also offers professional development opportunities for my team of tutors. They are my co-authors, co-presenters, and essential to my personal and professional mission.