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Courtney Fell

Last Updated: 12/29/2014

Courtney Fell first came to CU-Boulder as a Lecturer for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in 2007 and has regularly taught third semester Spanish in the hybrid format for Continuing Education for the last few years. From 2011-2014, Courtney led ALTEC’s Foreign Language Technology Program, instructing seven technology and teaching workshops each semester and advising CU language instructors in the creation of digital teaching portfolios. In the summer of 2014, Courtney was featured in the Daily Camera for her work as a primary instructor for the STARTALK program for Chinese Language Instruction in the Digital Age. While at ALTEC, Courtney also assisted the faculty of Continuing Education to make the transition to the hybrid format. Courtney is a natural boundary spanner.

Most recently, Courtney has been a key participant in a student success pilot that combines the efforts of OIT and the Arts and Sciences’ Academic Advising Office. In this program, she helped language instructors identify students who need extra support to succeed. She has worked closely with Karen Crouch of International Student and Scholar Services to create an online orientation course for incoming international students. This course was so successful that two other versions of it have been replicated to serve other student populations.

Courtney is an active leader in the national language technology scene. She has served as an Affiliate Representative for the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT). She also served on the Board of Representatives of the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers. She has published articles in the EDUCAUSE Review and the Foreign Language Technology Magazine and has edited an online Spanish textbook. Courtney has presented numerous academic technology workshops on campus, as well as at national conferences. Additionally, Courtney has emerged as a national expert on the use of VoiceThread in teaching hybrid and online courses. Her expertise is sought after at national conferences and she serves as our campus expert in this technology as well.

Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Courtney graduated from the George Washington University in DC as magna-cum-laude with double majors in Hispanic Literature and Latin American Studies. Upon completing her Master’s in Hispanic Languages and Literature, Courtney received the TA of the Year Award from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA.

When not on campus, Courtney likes to read, garden, travel, and support Colorado’s local music scene.