Robinson Hired to Direct Digital U Initiative

Drew Robinson CMU's New Director of Digital Learning

Robinson Hired to Direct Digital U Initiative

Central Methodist University is continuing its investment in the Fayette campus’ mobile initiative known as Digital U, and this week announced the hiring of Drew Robinson, a multi-talented individual who will coordinate all aspects of digital learning for CMU.

Robinson is a passionate and dynamic educator with extensive experience in technology integration best practices and innovative instructional models. She comes to CMU from Tulsa Public Schools, where she served as lead designer in the design and innovation lab. She also has experience in online content coordination and has served as an instructional technology coach.

“Drew’s experience with a one-to-one initiative in one of Oklahoma’s largest public school system coupled with a deep understanding of how technology can enhance the teaching and learning process makes her a natural fit,” said Chad Gaines, vice president for technology and planning. “We are absolutely thrilled she is joining the University.”

Drew Robinson

 Gaines said Digital U is the largest technology-enhanced initiative in CMU’s history, and as director of digital learning, Robinson’s “coordination of all facets will be key moving forward.”

 Robinson earned her MAT in social studies in 2011 from Georgia State University, after attaining her BA in sociology at the same school in 2007. She is a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and a Google Certified Educator. In 2014, she completed MakerSquare Web Development Boot camp that focused on programming languages like HTML/CSS/JavaScript and Ruby on Rails.

 “I’m super excited to be joining the team,” Robinson said. “We have a great opportunity to build out an initiative from the ground up. And everyone here is so committed to succeeding and making great change for our students’ benefit.”

 At CMU, Robinson’s primary duty will be to serve as coordinator for Digital U-related activities, facilitating the use and assessment of existing and emerging technology by faculty, staff, and students.