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Irene Knokh

Gold Level Contributor  MERLOT Author  Member of VSB  Peer Reviewer
Instructional Design Consultant
University of Michigan
Member Type: Staff
Last Login: Jan 27, 2017
Member Since: Apr 26, 2005



Primary Affiliation:
  • University of Michigan System - Ann Arbor (Education, 4 Year/4 Year + Grad, MI, United States)

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Center for Professional Development and Education-Nursing
300 North Ingalls ste 6B12
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

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Member of VSB Since: Feb 03, 2016
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Technical Formats: Chat, Discussion Forums, Email, Online/Video Conferencing
Topics of Expertise: Irene Knokh is the Editor of the Information Technology Board. She’s also a member of the Foreign Languages Board (Russian). Irene is an Instructional Designer and Program Coordinator at the Department of Professional Development and Education for Nursing at the University of Michigan Hospital System. She consults staff, nurses, nurse educators, and nurse specialists, in her home department and at the hospital on anything related to engaging learning, teaching, instructional design and technology. She’s been in instructional technology and design field for over 10 years. Irene co-leads a campus Instructional Special Interest Group and is a volunteer in the Teaching and Learning with Technology group. She regularly teaches workshops through the Teaching and Technology Collaborative at the University of Michigan on anything from Qualtrics to MERLOT! She gives follow up volunteer teaching/tech consultations to her campus workshop attendants. She’s currently engaged in several educational projects with John Okewole (Yaba Technology Institute in Nigeria). Irene received her B.A. from Eastern Michigan University with honors in General Studies, German, and Sociology), and her M.A in Sociology from Eastern Michigan University. She received her M.Ed. with an emphasis on Instructional Technology and a Graduate Teaching Certificate from Wayne State University.


  • English - speaking level (Superior) - reading level (Superior)
  • French - speaking level (Beginner) - reading level (Beginner)
  • German - speaking level (Beginner) - reading level (Beginner)
  • Russian - speaking level (Superior) - reading level (Superior)

Skills & Interests

  • Academic Support Services/Staff Development (Advanced)
    About me: strong skills Ability to offer and carry though innovative solutions Intense and driven to do the best job possible for the client Creative thinking Enthusiasm in teaching and sharing knowledge Teaching informational technology courses Development of professional relationships Writing Presentation Information research and evaluation Cultural competency Languages (Russian, English, basic French, Basic German) Areas of Interest Active Learning Web 2.0 and social technologies, specifically emerging technologies for education Integrating instructional technology into a collaborative environment: from classroom to everyday projects Free technology collaboration tools Portfolio development for students and staff Collaborative teaching and learning Instruction in using various electronic products for education User support for electronic products
  • Education/General (Advanced)
    Instructional Designer with over 10 years experience in faculty and staff support. Teaching, end user consulting, educational technology integration, collaborative learning and collaborative learning technologies
  • Education/General (Advanced)
  • Social Sciences/Sociology (Advanced)

Education History

  • M.Ed (Master of Education); Teaching Certificate for Graduate Students Instructional Technology (12/2006)
    Wayne State University
  • Master of Arts Sociology, Family studies, Qualitative (12/1999)
    Eastern Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Sociology (with honors), basic studies (with honors), German for Business (with Honors); French) (12/1997)
    Eastern Michigan University


  • Instructional Design Consultant (Instructional Learning Senior) (11/2007 - Current) University of Michigan/University of Michigan Hospital System
  • Teaching, Technology, and Research Assistant (01/1997 - 07/2004) Eastern Michigan, Wayne State
  • Ann Arbor Schools Community Education (01/2001 - 07/2003)


  • Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 02/2013 - Current
  • OLC Peer Reviewer
    Reviewer 12/2011 - Current
  • Teaching, Learning, and Technology group (
    Member and frequent participant/presenter 09/2009 - Current
  • Instructional Design Group: University of Michigan (co-lead)
    Member 01/2008 - Current
  • MERLOT: IT section Editor
    Editor 06/2011 - 02/2016
  • Staff Portfolio Pilot
    Participant and Peer reviewer 05/2007 - 02/2013
    Reviewer 09/2009 - 09/2010
  • Merlot at UM -University of Michigan
    Member 07/2009 - 07/2009
  • MERLOT (member since 2005, reviewer since 2007)
    Member and Reviewer 01/2005 - 07/2009
  • VOICES of the Staff: University of Michigan
    Staff participant 05/2007 - 05/2009

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Reviewer Extraordinaire (04/2016)
    Complete 15 reviews in your discipline board Submit 5 learning materials
  • Peer Reviewer Extraordinaire (02/2015)
  • Peer Reviewer Extraordinaire (01/2014)
  • Making a Difference Certificate-University of Michigan Hospital System (01/2013)
    Instructional Technology and Teamwork
  • Making a Difference Certificate-University of Michigan Hospital System (05/2012)
    Instructional Technology and Teamwork
  • Making a Difference Certificate-University of Michigan Hospital System (06/2011)
    Instructional Technology and Teamwork

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching with Techology Collaborative: UM ( Current)
    University of Michigan - Various instructional technology courses for faculty and staff development
    year around teaching of instructional technology courses; year around teaching of MERLOT introduction; currently working on an intermediate course Technology consultations (through the Technology Collaborative and 1:1)


  • Integrating Digital Resources into Your Courses or Non-Academic Projects, 05/03/2015
    Do you want to start integrating digital resources into your online or blended courses or work projects (academic and beyond)? I will share with you how to get started and demonstrate some resources.
  • Collaboration Presentation, 08/10/2010
    Collaborative Learning; What, Why, How, & Let's Do It. Patricia Anderson, Barb Eckstein, Alena Hill, and Irene Knokh
  • Introducing Externship Program, 06/13/2010
  • Enriching Scholarship 2010, 05/04/2010
    Camtasia for Everyday Productivity Introduction to Surveymonkey Decision Points and Key Topics for Choosing a Survey Tool (with Lynne Crandall, Jen Green, Charles Dershimer, Irene Knokh and Diana Perpich Introduction to Acrobat 9 MERLOT
  • 2009 Merlot for Health Literacy, 10/27/2009
  • Baby Steps: Introducing Instructional Technology, 08/14/2009
    MIC 2009 Presentation forthcoming!
  • Enriching Scholarship 2009, 07/30/2009
    Show Me! Introduction to Camtasia • Introduction to Surveymonkey • Introduction to Visio • Doodle your way to an effective meeting
  • Externship “LIVE!”, 10/08/2008
  • Enriching Scholarship 2008, 05/05/2008
    • Digital showcase (MERLOT) • Camtasia vs. Captivate • Camtasia for Everyday Productivity • Introduction to Surveymonkey • Introduction to Visio • Introduction to Gliffy and Picasa
  • Cultural Competency Exchange 2007, 04/30/2007
    MERLOT for Cultural Competency Efforts
  • Lights, Camera, Action! Introducing Central Nursing Orientation, 10/10/2006
    Link to site will be available soon
  • Cultural Competency Exchange (University of Michigan Hospitals-UMHS), 04/26/2006
    Teaching Tolerance: Mini Course on Ctools (2006)
  • North Central Sociological Association, 04/21/2002
    Hundertwasser Haus: Harmonious Living? Sociology on the Internet: A Different Perspective Women and Work in Communist Europe: An Analysis of Female Employment Patterns in the USSR, East Germany, and West Germany They are Returning to Germany