Our Work

Our Passion

Athena and Cody are passionate about technology and education! They have presented at numerous conferences, forums, and engagements about emerging and current technologies. If you are interested in learning more about their presentations, please contact Cody ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and Athena ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) today!

Presentations by Athena Kennedy & Cody Connor

WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), Fall 2013, "Tools for Encouraging Innovation and Engagement" (Denver, CO).

Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT), Summer 2013, “Instructor Engagement: Building Trust with Innovative Technology” (Boulder, CO).

Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT), Summer 2012, “Tech Tools for Engaging Students in Online Learning” (Boulder, CO).

COLTT Presentation Feedback:

  • "I can see myself using many of the tools. Cody and Athena were great. Their enthusiasm was addictive".
  • "Everything- best session of COLTT"
  • "Best so far! Actual tools we can use; great presenters!!"
  • "Very well delivered. I love how you covered the right amount of material in the right depth."
  • "Best workshop yet! All information was useful."
  • "Fabulous! Such great presenters."
  • "I have been fairly resistant to incorporating a lot of technology in my classes- but now I am really excited to do it! great presentations!"
  • "The tools shared were great, but even better were the examples and ideas to show how they can be used effectively- very engaging presentation- they walked the talk!"
  • "Thanks for a very informative engaging session. LOTS of resources and application. One of the best at COLTT!"
  • "Impressive at keeping the audience engaged after lunch when food coma typically sets in. Thanks!"

UW Technology Boot Camp, Summer 2013 "Strategies for Engagement: Tech Tools for Online Learning" (Laramie, WY).

Wyoming Distance Education Consortia, Spring 2012, “From the Student Perspective: Engagement in Online Learning” (Powell, WY).

e-Volution Technology Forum, Fall 2011, “Using Google Voice to Connect with Students” (Laramie, WY).

Language Instructor Technology Training, Summer 2012, "Technology Tools for Language Learning" (Laramie, WY).

Presentations by Athena Kennedy

e-Volution Technology Forum at the University of Wyoming, Fall 2012, "A Tale of Two Technologies: Scrivener and Dragon Dictation” (Laramie, WY).

National Rocky Mountain Education Research Association, Fall 2012, “Community and Engagement in an Online Science Course” with Dr. Suzanne Young and Dr. Mary Alice Bruce (Park City, UT).

National Rocky Mountain Education Research Association, Fall 2012, “Community, Engagement and Trust in Online Courses” with Dr. Suzanne Young and Dr. Mary Alice Bruce (Park City, UT).

American Education Research Association, Spring 2012, “Instructors’ Perceptions of Community and Engagement in Online Courses,” with Dr. Suzanne Young and Dr. Mary Alice Bruce, Distinguished Paper Award (Vancouver, Canada).

National Rocky Mountain Education Research Association, Fall 2011, “Instructors’ Perceptions of Community and Engagement in Online Courses,” with Dr. Suzanne Young and Dr. Mary Alice Bruce, Distinguished Paper Award (Jackson, WY).

e-Volution Technology Forum at the University of Wyoming, Fall 2011, “Introduction to Polleverywhere.com” (Laramie, WY).

Wyoming Distance Education Consortia, Spring 2011, “College Students’ Use of Mobile Technology for Distance Learning and Academic Purposes,” with Dr. Christine Boggs (Riverton, WY).

Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference, Summer 2011, “Mobile Engagement in Online Learning” with Dr. Christine Boggs (Boulder, CO).

UW College of Education Professional Studies Research Symposium, Spring 2011, “College Students’ Perceptions of Mobile Devices for Distance Learning” (Laramie, WY).

Presentations by Cody Connor

Keynote Speaker, WACTE Summer Conference, July 2014, with Dr. Christi Boggs (Sheridan, WY).

University Professional & Continuing Education Association West, Fall 2013, “Using Google Hangouts for Collaboration” with Dr. Christine Boggs (Tucson, AZ).

Blended Learning Faculty Summer Institute at the University of Wyoming, Summer 2013, “Blended Learning: Using Video & Screen Capture" (Laramie, WY).

Wyoming Association of Career and Technical Education Conference, Summer 2013, “Technology Boot Camp” Cody Connor with Dr. Christine Boggs (Casper, WY).

UW Outreach School Retreat, Summer 2013 “Closing the Loop: Why we survey and what we learn from it” with Dr. W. Reed Scull, Lora Steele-Hicks and Pepper Werner (Laramie, WY).

University Professional & Continuing Education Association West, Fall 2012, “Technology Petting Zoo” with Dr. Christine Boggs (Park City, UT).

Wyoming Association of Career and Technical Education Conference, Summer 2012, “Facing Facebook: Web 2.0” Cody Connor with Dr. Christine Boggs (Gillette, WY).

University Professional & Continuing Education Association West, Fall 2011, “Technology Petting Zoo” with Dr. Christine Boggs (San Diego, CA).

Wyoming Distance Education Consortia, Spring 2011, “Audio & Video for Teaching & Feedback,” with Dr. Christine Boggs (Riverton, WY).

Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology Conference, Summer 2011,  “Audio & Video for Teaching & Feedback Using Audacity and Jing” with Dr. Christine Boggs (Boulder, CO).

Research and Publications

Kennedy, A., Young, S., & Bruce, M.A. (2012). Instructors’ perceptions of community and engagement in online courses. The Researcher, 24(2), 74-81.

Kennedy, A., Young, S., & Bruce, M.A. (2012). Community and engagement in an undergraduate online science course: A look at mobile technology. Unpublished manuscript.

Kennedy, A., Boggs, C., Young, S., & Bruce, M.A. (2011). College Students’ Use of Mobile Technology for Distance Learning and Academic Purposes. Unpublished manuscript.