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Eric Palson

Adjunct Lecturer

Director, Academic Technologies
Academic Division: TOIM

Bio

Eric currently holds the position as the Director of Academic Technologies at Babson College where he leads a team of instructional designers, instructional technologists, and graphic designers. His responsibilities for the group include strategic thinking and planning around curriculum and faculty research, creating content for blended and online learning, training faculty, coaching, and implementing innovative academic technologies. In addition to his work as Director of Academic Technologies, Eric is an adjunct instructor at Babson College, where he teaches web and user interface design. Before joining Babson College, he worked for a number of consulting and design firms, including Nextera Enterprises. Eric also co-founded the design firm Drive Thru Designs. Eric holds a BA in advertising and graphic design from Loyola University in Maryland. He is also a graduate of Babson College where he earned an MBA in the Spring of 2009. His postgraduate studies also include media theory at Emerson College. Specialties: Web design/development, graphic design, user interface design, instructional design, design thinking, marketing, branding, video editing, pedagogical analysis, training, management.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Babson College
  • BA, Loyola University

Academic Interests

Educational Technologies; Online and Blended Learning; Innovation; Design Thinking; User Interface Design; Web Design and Development

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • MIS 3635: USER INTERFACE DESIGN

Presentations

  • Blending 10KSB to Reach Small Businesses Nationwide—A Case Study
    Fetters, M., Palson, E. Blending 10KSB to Reach Small Businesses Nationwide—A Case Study Eighth Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium for 2015, Dallas Texas (2015)
  • The New Face of Business: Bridging the classroom Experience & Distance Learning
    Palson, E. The New Face of Business: Bridging the classroom Experience & Distance Learning Campus Technology 2014, Boston, MA (2014)
  • Blended Learning and Faculty Engagement
    Palson, E. Blended Learning and Faculty Engagement NERCOMP Blended Learning, Norwood, MA (2013)
  • Meeting Pedagogical Goals with Blackboard
    Palson, E. Meeting Pedagogical Goals with Blackboard Bb World , Las Vegas, NV (2009)
  • Wikis & Blogs Demystified: A Non-Geeky Exploration of How to Use Them in Your Class
    Palson, E., Garcia Duby, T. Wikis & Blogs Demystified: A Non-Geeky Exploration of How to Use Them in Your Class Bb World , Boston, MA (2008)

Service

  • Teaching Innovation Fund Committee
    (current)
  • Senior Seminar Selection Committee
    (2016)

Media Contributions

  • Brainshark Technology Spreads through Babson College
    Internet (2012)