Gwyn Ann Shelle

Gwyn Shelle

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MSU Extension Specialist
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture



Gwyn is an Instructional Technology Specialist within MSU Extension. Her role is to provide leadership in developing effective technology enhanced learning experiences for MSU Extension programs. She has 15 years of experience in higher education focusing on instructional design, creative online technologies, program evaluation, organizational development, faculty training, and project management. Some specific areas of interest include competency-based education, MOOCs, flipped learning, open educational resources, knowledge platforms/learning management systems, and rapid design technologies. Gwyn received her Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Communications and her Master’s Degree in Agriculture and Extension Education from Michigan State University.

Papers, Publications, and Presentations:

Shelle, G., Powell, E., Pilkenton, A., and Darnall, E. Building Personalized Learning Experiences Through Adaptive Learning Techniques. Online Learning Consortium Accelerate Conference. (2016, November) 

Shelle, G., Earnesty, D., Pilkenton, A., and Powell, E. Adaptive Learning: An Innovative Method for Online Teaching and Learning. Journal of Extension. 

Waitrovich, B., Shelle, G., Eschbach, C., and Nichols, J. Cottage Food Law Program Expands Outreach Through Online Delivery. Manuscript submitted for publication. 

Zavala, E., Shelle, G. and Vignare, K. (2012). Challenges of Developing Open Educational Resources for an International Audience. Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning. Orlando, FL.

Greene, E., Waite, K., Heyboer (Shelle), G., Skelly, C. and Vignare, K. (2011). The Development, Evaluation and Implementation of an Online Safety Course for Youth Working on Equine Facilities. American Society of Animal Science. New Orleans, LA.

Greene, E., Whittle, J., Waite, K., Heyboer (Shelle), G., and Skelly, C. (2010). Development of an Online Curriculum for Youth Safety in Equine Facilities. 6th International Equitation Science Conference. Uppsala, Sweden.

Heyboer (Shelle), G., Kim, L., Bourquin, L., and Thiagarajan, D. (2010). Building Capacity in Developing Countries: OER for Food Safety. Open Education Conference. Barcelona, Spain.

Heyboer (Shelle), G. and Geith, C. (2009). Building an OER Ecosystem: A Community of Learning. Proceedings from the National University of Telecommunications Network. Saratoga Springs, NY.

Skelly, C., Greene, E., and Heyboer (Shelle), G. (2009). Good, Better, Best: Engaging Your CoP Audience through Directed, but Interactive Webcasts. 2009 National eXtension Meeting. St. Louis, MO.

Vignare, K. and Heyboer (Shelle), G. (2008). Creating the RIGHT Learning Experience: Instructional Design for Non-Credit Learners. Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning. Orlando, FL.

Suvedi, M. and Heyboer (Shelle), G. (2004). Perceptions of Recent Graduates and Employers about Undergraduate Programs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University: A Follow-up Study. North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture Journal. Volume 48, No. 1, 22-27.