Technology eight bits at a time is the personal blog of Jodi Barnhill. Every day I am learning nifty new technology techniques and tools. I would like to share these with other professionals in international education. I am dedicating myself to writing at least one blog entry per week to report on latest available technology tools and to force my generation X self to jump off the 21st technology-cliff. I’d like to network with other colleagues so that we can all help one another join the 21st century before the 22nd century.
I believe wholeheartedly in the following John Naisbitt quote “The new source of power is not more money into the hands of the few, but more information into the hands of many.”
Jodi is a leading functional business expert in database management related to immigration software in higher education. At NAFSA 2012 in Houston, she will co-present: Use Technology to Enhance International Student and Scholar Services Efficiencies and SEVIS Reporting. She received Sungard Higher Education’s 2011 Community Leadership and Impact Award for her work with over 300 higher education professionals in international student and scholar services offices in the United States. She has more than eight years of experience in higher education related to immigration law, human resources and international education. Currently, she is an International Data Coordinator (aka SEVIS Coordinator) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her past professional positions include: human resources specialist for University of Illinois and immigration paralegal for Thomas J. Arkell. She plans to pursue a Master’s of Science degree in Library and Information Science with a focus on information technology and database management. She speaks and writes Mandarin Chinese at an intermediate level. She received her bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Arizona in Tucson.