ince arriving at Quinnipiac as an instructional designer in 2005, Lauren Erardi has helped faculty integrate cutting-edge technology into their courses, improving every facet of the teaching and learning process.
Her efforts have given students the opportunity to engage in interactive and collaborative experiences and to use their knowledge in innovative ways.
“I help students be creators of knowledge rather than just consumers of it,” Erardi said.
For ensuring that technology is never a barrier, but rather, a tool that creates opportunities for Quinnipiac’s students, Erardi will receive a Center for Excellence in Service to Students Award on Oct. 18.
“In the past, winners have been incredibly impressive people, so I’m thankful for this honor,” she said. “It has been a validating and rewarding experience.”
As director of academic technology, a position she has held since 2011, Erardi has played a central role in deploying much of the university’s core academic technology, including digital whiteboards and interactive projectors. In 2018, she received a Quinnipiac Innovation grant to create a "One Button Studio,” an intuitive technology for students to record video segments and presentations.