OVU faculty member named to council

VIENNA, W.Va. – Ohio Valley University’s Dr. Toni DeVore was recently named to the Learning Assets Management Program (LAMP) Advisory Council.

LAMP is a consortium of 15 eastern colleges and universities, including OVU, who share the learning management system, Sakai. Sakai is an online tool used to create grading systems, assignments, quizzes and tests, online classes, and even class forums. The Advisory Council meets regularly to provide leadership in determining what features need to be added or improved.

DeVore is the chair of OVU’s School of Graduate Education and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. Her participation on the council gives OVU a direct voice into the decision-making and direction of Sakai. OVU uses Sakai as its online learning management system.

“Having a voice at the table is important for OVU because it gives me the opportunity to express what the school needs,” DeVore said.

DeVore’s knowledge and experience with using technology for learning in classrooms and online will benefit all of LAMP’s members. As an Advisory Council member, she will learn of Sakai’s new features and tools first and be able to bring them to OVU to preview.

DeVore completed a doctor of education in curriculum and supervision through West Virginia University. She is active in many national organizations in math and science. She received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Christa McAuliffe Fellowship, and an Ashland Oil West Virginia Teacher Achievement Award. It is fitting that she would continue her dedication to education by being a part of the Advisory Council.