Frederick Business Leaders Luncheon - Wed., July 11

Sponsored by the Hagerstown and Frederick Chapters:

Alberto Ramirez, Director
Learning Technologies at Frederick Community College (FCC)


Speaker9s Bio:
In the position of Director of Learning Technologies at Frederick Community College (FCC) since August 1998, Alberto Ramirez is responsible for the cooperative planning and development of learning technology programs and practices for faculty. As part of the College’s Center for Teaching and learning, his Office supports faculty in the development of online courses, application of emerging technologies to learning practices across the curriculum, and distance learning. Alberto currently teaches Geography and Oceanography online at FCC, and conducts faculty development workshops on emerging technologies, course management systems, and inquiry-based learning. Alberto is also Past-President of the College of the Air Distance Education Consortium (COADEC), the oldest distance-learning organization in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and W. Virginia.

During 1998, he worked as an Analyst and Developer in the SAP/ERP software Training and Performance Group at RWD Technologies. Working at the short-lived Columbus Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as Director of Public Programs for the Hall of Exploration in 1997, he trained the docents, developed and implemented exhibits, signage, interactive guides, and activities in marine biotechnology. 

Between 1987 and 1996, he was responsible for the design, planning and supervision of youth programs and related activities at the Museum of Science in Miami, Florida. He designed and implemented after-school, weekend and summer programs serving urban minority and female youth to provide them with scientific education, computer, technology, study, and communications skills. He developed and conducted innovative Summer Science and Technology Teacher In-service Institutes that included Intensive field-based marine science and educational technology training for middle and high school teachers in the Miami-Dade and Monroe school districts.

Born in the state of Hidalgo in Mexico, Alberto earned his B. S. in Biology at the National University of Mexico, a M. S. in Biological Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, and conducted postgraduate work at the University of Miami. Between 1975 and 1984 he led the development of the Mazatlan Marine Research Unit for the National University of Mexico in Mazatlan, Mexico, where he conducted research on fisheries oceanography and taught undergraduate and graduate courses.

He migrated permanently to the U. S. in 1984. He has three daughters, and lives with his wife Joan in Westminster, Maryland.


Name Sales End Price
Non-Member: Ended $25
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