Instructional Designer and NASA ePDN Instructor
Professional Education
GLC 428
(404) 894-8920
fatimah.wirth@pe.gatech.edu
Bio

Fatimah Wirth is the Instructional Designer for Georgia Tech Professional Education and an Instructor for one of the NASA Electronic Professional Development Network (ePDN) Technology courses. Her in-depth knowledge of how students seek help in an online class from her doctoral research entitled “Help Seeking in an Online Environment” has helped shape and create more robust online courses and more positive learner-based performance outcomes.

She helped successfully write a NASA CAN proposal in 2008. Georgia Tech Professional Education and its partners were awarded the 5 year almost $3 million NASA CAN in early 2009. The NASA ePDN courses were created from this award. She is also a certified Quality Matters Peer Reviewer. She is at present helping to shape and create the NASA Virtual University environment and course design. Her research interest lies in cutting edge technology that can be used in the classroom to enhance the teaching and learning process. 
 
Education
PhD 2005, Ohio University
MEd 1988, University of Washington
BA (Education) 1987, Seattle University
BA (English) 1985, University of Washington