Viktoriya Oliynyk

Last Updated: 12/29/2014

Viktoriya joined the Academic Technology Design team in February of 2011. Her previous professional background includes planning and facilitating faculty development programs, conducting research projects on the impact of instructional technologies on student learning, and teaching academic success courses.

During her first three years at CU, Viktoriya consulted with more than 200 faculty members on how to effectively integrate technology into teaching and learning. She also delivered more than 30 workshops on various topics related to using academic technologies to enhance teaching and learning.

Now she’s working on exciting, innovative, and transformative ATD projects. Some of the recent projects she has worked on include: designing, prototyping, and evaluating two offerings of a Coursera course on Comic Books and Graphic Novels, one of CU-Boulder’s first MOOCs; designing and implementing in-class online exams for an undergraduate class of 400 students; and redesigning, flipping, and assessing a large graduate level engineering course.

Viktoriya enjoys working with instructors to find innovative ways to use technology to achieve their teaching goals. With a background in student affairs, she brings a student development perspective to integrating technology into teaching and learning. She’s particularly interested in leveraging technology to facilitate active student-centered learning, support collaborative activities, and implement comprehensive assessment activities.

Viktoriya is originally from Ukraine, where she earned her B.S. in Documentation and Information Technology and M.S. in Education Management from Lviv Polytechnic National University. Viktoriya also has an M.Ed. in College Student Services Administration, with a minor in Business Administration, from Oregon State University.

Outside of work, Viktoriya’s passions are mountaineering, downhill skiing, and travelling. Among many high mountains that she has summited are Mt. Whitney, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Orizaba in Mexico (18491 feet).