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Donna Templeton

Doug Speer

Lecturer

Contact Information

  • Office: 26-205
  • Phone: 805-756-1108
  • Email: dtemplet@calpoly.edu
  • Virtual Office Hours: By Appointment and By Email

Education

  • Master of Arts, Curriculum and Instruction, California Polytechnic State University
    School of Education, With Distinction: Magna Cum Laude
    Electives from Rochester Institute of Technology: Print Media
  • Bachelor of Science, Graphic Communication, California Polytechnic State University
    Individualized Course of Study: Package Design
    Minor: Industrial Technology Packaging

Courses

  • GrC 201 - Digital Publishing Systems
  • GrC 203 Lab - Digital File Preparation and Workflow
  • GrC 224 - Binding and Finishing Processes
  • GrC 318 - Digital Typography for Print and Web

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Currently doing research in the area of higher education pedagogical practices involving differentiated instruction for digital design students
  • Digital printing
  • Digital 3D UV and foil applications
  • Next areas to explore: motion graphics and augmented reality/augmented print. 

Biography

Whether teaching a digital design lab or leading hands-on printing and finishing demonstrations, Donna is always joking with students. She uses the motto “humor and higher education are hand-in-hand.”

Professional Work

She is currently doing research in the area of higher education pedagogical practices involving differentiated instruction for digital design students with the use of LinkedIn Learning tutorials. She believes that student engagement and perception are crucial for effective learning and is open to new ways of reaching and engaging with students. Currently, Donna has students engaged in active learning through the creation of project process learning journals, with peer feedback. She is also working on researching digital printing, digital 3D UV, and foil applications. Testing out and creating motion graphics with Adobe After Effects and was able to present at PRINT19 in Chicago. The next area she plans to explore and incorporate into classes is augmented reality/augmented print.

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