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Christopher D. Braster
Chris Braster is the Assistant Director of Educational Technologies. Educational Technologies is responsible for server administration, database development, administration of the Blackboard learning management system, administration for the campus-wide lecture capture system and software & web development. Development includes production of TJU's distance learning courses, iOS application development and development of online resources for campus-based courses.
Interests & Expertise
Chris can usually be found in his office coding in ColdFusion and drinking lots of coffee.
Some of his interests are cooking and being a CSA (community supported agriculture) member.
Background & Training
Chris obtained a bachelor's degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia. His field of study was Instructional Technology and Design. Chris' final two co-op experiences were at AISR and he has continued to spend his Mondays through Fridays here since graduation in 1996.
Awards & Certifications
TJU New Leader Fundamentials Certification (December 10, 2013)
Jefferson School of Health Professions, Outstanding Service Recognition Award (June 1, 2010)
Introduction to Clinical Medicine II Course & Second Year Medical School Education, Outstanding Service Award (2009)
Blackboard Server Administration Certification (April 2008)
"Peer Assessment Among First Year Medical Students in Anatomy" (2013)
Thomas Jefferson University
"Symptom Assessment Study" (2011)
"An Online Commitment to Change Project: Report on Initial Experience" (2011)
"How Online Evaluation Supports An Academic CME Program" (2010)
"Eastern Pennsylvania - Delaware Geriatric Education Center" (2008)
"Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center" (2008)
"Jefferson Clinical Images" (2008)
"Resident Resources: Cardiovascular Medicine; Vol. 4" (2007)
"AISR Learning Resources Media Server" (2005)
"Jefferson Multimedia Database" (2004)
"Infant Patient Encounter" (2003)
A majority of Chris' free time is spent with family. When Jackie and Kara are asleep for the day, he likes to watch Philly sports, spend his time immersed in a good book, or play on his iPad.
Over the last couple years, Chris has discovered a love of cooking.