Ed Schwartz Associate Director for Classroom Support and Learning Spaces
Ed Schwartz is the Associate Director for Classroom Support and Learning Spaces within the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia where he manages classroom technology support services across campus. His team includes engineering and instructional technology support staff dedicated to ensuring over 500 classrooms are working on a daily basis and are upgraded regularly.
Ed has over 30 years of experience in supporting faculty with instructional technology and is the author of several books on the laser disc technology. Prior to coming to UGA, Ed managed the Award Winning Faculty Development Initiative at Virginia Tech. He also spent 15 years directing the New Media Center (now InnovationSpace) at Virginia Tech which was a public center for the development of digital media. In that role, he assisted numerous faculty in the design and development of instructional materials using digital media. Prior to Virginia Tech, Ed was at the University of Delaware where he was the Instructional Designer for the University of Delaware Video disc Music Series. He has authored three books on video discs in education and numerous papers and articles on technology and education.
Ed is a current member of InfoComm International and Consortium of College and University Media Centers and has previously been a member of The New Media Consortium, Association of Educational Communications and Technology, Association for the Development of Computer-Based Instructional Systems (Vice President, 1992-94), Music Educators National Conference, and Society for Applied Learning Technologies.
With degrees in music education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ed continues to share his passion for music as the co-creator and editor of the OnMusic Dictionary (formerly the Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary), a popular online music dictionary that is used by hundreds of thousands of amateur and professional musicians world-wide. He has also been active in community music for his entire career. He was the founder and first music director of the Newark Community Band, Newark, Delaware, the founder and first music director of the Blacksburg Community Band, Blacksburg, Virginia, and is currently a member and occasional guest conductor of the Classic City Band in Athens, Georgia. Whenever possible, he also plays with Dixieland bands, German bands and swing bands in the area.