Sunay Palsole  | Biography

Sunay Palsole is the Associate Vice Provost and Director of Educational Technology at UTSA, and has been involved in academic technology for over 15 years.  

A geophysicist by academic training, he began to design multimedia applications for teaching and learning in the late 1990’s, developing his first online course 1996.  Since then, he has helped a few hundred faculty from varied disciplines develop hybrid and online courses.  He has also taught traditional, hybrid and online courses ranging in size from 28 to 250.  

He is the co-developer of a Digital Academy which was a finalist for the Innovation Award by the Professional and Organizational Development Network. He has been PI and co-PI on a number of grants related to education, educational technology and online course development.   His current research is focused on mapping techniques and technologies that support student success in alternative delivery environments, with a focus on data modeling.

Sunay is a strong proponent of active learning strategies in the classroom and is involved in designing physical and digital spaces that support active learning.