Patricia Nolde is the Coordinator of the Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) for the Department of World Languages & Cultures. With an MA in Spanish and in the final stages of completion of a Ph.D. in Instructional Technology, she has extensive experience in teaching Spanish, leading technology workshops for both faculty and students, instituting mobile learning initiatives, and designing blended instruction. Her research interests include the systematic adoption and diffusion of technology in higher education and the relationship between student learning styles and technology use. She has co-authored two book chapters and published several articles on Computer Assisted Language Learning. Patricia has presented extensively at regional and national professional conferences and has led multiple workshops on mobile learning, digital authoring, and media creation. Whenever she has the chance, she enjoys travelling, gardening, and textile arts.