VLC Spotlight: Rebecca Morrison

Rebecca Morrison is the Program Coordinator for the New Links (distance learning/ videoconferencing) program in the Virtual Learning Center and the Social Media Manager for the department. Rebecca is approaching her seven-year anniversary at Cooperating School Districts.

Rebecca graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a related field in Religious Studies. After completing her coursework at Mizzou, she began work for the St. Louis office of the Missouri State Archives as an archives clerk on the St. Louis Circuit Court Project. While there, she assisted the archivist with record preservation by processing documents for microfilm and digitization; this project provided access to traditionally unavailable case files of the St. Louis Circuit Court from 1804-1875 (including Freedom Suits). Later, while working as the New Links coordinator at CSD, she helped connect several HEC-TV videoconferences that took place live from her old office at the archives.

Since December 2004, Rebecca has worked in the Virtual Learning Center as support, and then shortly thereafter, as the videoconference coordinator. In her time at CSD, she has connected students and teachers in the St. Louis metro area to sites all over the world, including Australia, India, Iraq and the United Kingdom. She has enjoyed getting to know authors and experts all over the United States, and growing her global professional learning community. Rebecca also conducts professional development on incorporating distance learning into K-12 classrooms. She also maintains the VLC blog, Facebook page, Flickr account and the Twitter feeds for the Virtual Learning Center and the Midwest Education Technology Conference (you can find links to these pages in the blog’s sidebar).

In her free time, she spends time with her husband and toddler son. She also volunteers at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center. When time permits, Rebecca enjoys cooking and watching those History Channel documentaries that continue to be added to her DVR.

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