professional experience

Retired 2018
Adjunct Asst. Professor, University of Alaska School of Education (Instructional Technology)


M.Ed., Social Studies/Special Education. University of Washington, 1978.
A.B., Religion/Art. Oberlin College, 1974.


2013 - presentFellow, Chancellor's Program for Innovation in Technology and eLearning (CITE).
2010 - 2012Member, Alaska Virtual Schools planning committee
2008 - 2011Technology Liaison, Alaska State Writing Consortium
Create and manage web presence, provide professional development for board and members
2003 - presentInstructor, UAF School of Education
Develop and implement post-secondary teacher preparation classes;
provide professional development for faculty and staff; create and maintain departmental web presence; grant writing and management
2003 - presentdba Viable Alternatives
Multimedia designer, web designer, video producer
1994 - 2003Webmaster, FNSB School District
Site design and maintenance, school home page development,
instructional material development and design
1994 - 1997Member, Alaska Goals 2000 Technology Planning Committee
Developed state-wide technology infrastructure plan
1994 - 1996Member, Apple Computer National Education Advisory Board
Apple Consultant in Education (ACE)
1993 - 2003Instructional Technology Specialist, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Professional development, technology planning, school restructuring,
distance delivery of teacher instruction, grant writing and management
1993 - 1996Co-Chair, Alaska Technology Standards Committee
Developed state technology standards and assessment tools
1989 - 1994Teacher, University Park Elementary, FNSB School District
Fourth grade, fifth grade, Gifted/Talented, technology specialist
1983 - 1986Adjunct Faculty, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Developed and delivered educational technology classes
1979 - 1988Special Education Teacher, FNSB School District
Pearl Creek Elementary, Ft. Wainwright Elementary

print and multimedia publications

Caribou mysteries: Arctic national wildlife refuge. (2003). [CD ROM]. Fairbanks, Alaska: US Fish and Wildlife Service

Denali borough school district one to one teaching and learning. (2006). [CD ROM]. Fairbanks, Alaska: Self-published

Rescued and reincarnated. (2006). [CD ROM]. Fairbanks, Alaska: Self-published

Standley, M. and Via, Skip. (2010, March). Digital storytelling with iMovie, 2nd edition. Springfield, OR: 2010

Standley, M. and Via, S. (January 2000). Technology standards: A leader’s manual. Springfield, OR: 2000

Wetland functions in the landscape: A tool for planners, managers and property owners. (2002). [CD ROM]. Juneau, Alaska: Alaska Department of Fish and Game

“What if they rang the bell and no one showed up?” in Ohler, J. (ed), Future courses: A compendium of thought about technology, education, and the future. (2001). Bloomington: Technos Press

presentations, keynotes, workshops

Creating an iTunes U course. UAF TechFest 2013.

iTeach Podcast 002 – Why didn’t my tenth grade teacher make me start a blog? Podcast interview by Chris Malmberg, UAF eLearning; November 2012.

Web Presence presentation; UAF TechFest, October 2012.

Co-Presenter, Alaska Space Grant Higher-Ed Workshop: Distance-Delivery of Laboratory-Based Science Courses for Students in Alaska; October 1-2, 2010 (Project wiki)

Wicks, D., Via, S., & Rhode, J. (2011, January 27). Using Twitter for Teaching, Learning and Professional Development in Higher Education. Presented online for the Northwest eLearning Community.

Beyond Blackboard: Online Learning with Google Sites. Workshop for the Alaska Society for Technology in Education, Anchorage, AK. February 19. 2011.

Professional Uses of Social Media. Presentation for UA Statewide Administrative Professionals Day; April 25, 2011.

UAF Tech Fest 2011; Co-Planner, Faculty Strand. Sessions presented:

  • Mobile Teaching and Learning
  • Podcasting, ScreenCasting, Video and iTunes U
  • Evolution of the ePortfolio

Alaska Society for Technology in Education 2012; Disrupting the Institution Special Interest Group. Strand Co-Planner and Leader, Sessions presented:

“Web Presence and Your Digital Footprint.” Presentation for the Alaska Society for Training and Development. February 13, 2013.

Alaska Society for Technology in Education, Feb 23-26, 2013; Disrupting the Institution Special Interest Group. Strand Co-Planner and Leader. Sessions presented:

UAF Mobile Technology Showcase, April 22, 2013

Tools for Open Learning Environments, June 1, 2013. Web seminar presented to OLTAK MOOC.

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