Professional Profile

Conference Presentations

February 2020
Ohio Undergraduate Education: Achieving Student Success in Undergraduate Education
“Adult Learners with Confidence: Engagement for Academic Self-Efficacy”

February 2019
Ohio Undergraduate Education: Inspiring Practices for Student Success
“Engagement for Deep and Meaningful Learning in the Virtual Environment”
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June 2016
Innovations in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Conference
Franklin University
“Free, Pre-designed Interactive Learning Objects: an Exploration of Open Educational Resources”
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June 2016
CREATE! Conference
Anthony Wayne High School
“An Exploration of Open Educational Resources”
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June 2015
Teaching & Learning in Higher Education Conference
Franklin University
“MOOC Assessment: A Tool for Measuring Institutional Outcomes and Student Learning Outcomes”

May 2014
Ohio QM Consortium Members Meeting
Columbus State Community College
“Best Practices for QM Standard 5: Forms of Interaction Incorporated in the Course Motivate Students and Promote Learning.”
-Short Talk Showcase

March 2011
Innovate! eLearning in Action
Ohio State University
“Riding the Waves of Web 2.0”
-Pecha Kucha Showcase

May 2010
Innovate! eLearning in Action
Ohio State University
“Animate the Brain: Getting Students Ready to Learn”
-5-Minutes of Fame Showcase

November 2009
EDUCAUSE National Conference
Denver, Colorado
“Hey, Check Out My Wiki! Faculty Wikis Created for Us, by Us”
-Teaching and Learning Showcase

March 2009
EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference
Chicago, Illinois
“Faculty Wikis: Created for Us, by Us”

March 2009
Learning, Libraries, and Technology Conference
Columbus, Ohio
“Faculty Wikis: Created for Us, by Us”

Webinar Presentations

November 2018
OCUOnline Plus – Live Virtual Open House
Presented for Ohio Christian University

November 2016
Ready, Set, Engage! Interactive OER for Student Engagement
Presented for OIDA: Ohio Instructional Designers Association
View the archived webinar (first two minutes not recorded)
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January 2016
TILO Presents: Free, Pre-designed Interactive Learning Objects (with Lynn Lease) – #007
Presented for TILO: Technology Integration Leaders of Ohio
View the archived webinar on YouTube
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Ebook Feature

How to Become an Instructional Designer, by Lynn Lease


Community College Instructional Designers’ Use of Free, Pre-designed Interactive Learning Objects, by Lynn Lease

Local Presentations

March 2016, April 2015
RACER Leader, Student Ambassador Training @ UNOH
“Communication and Socialization 101”

November 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009
Allen Lima Leadership
“Technology in the Classroom”

November 2013
Lima Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Meeting
“Freshen up Your Resume”

April 2011
Lima Regional Information Technology Alliance (LRITA) Annual Conference
“Wikis: An Easy-to-Use Collaboration Solution for Business and Education”

January 2010
Lima Senior High School
M.I. Ready Program Workshop
“Effective Speech Structure and Presentation Technologies”

December 2009
HCF Management Inc.
Annual Conference
“Wikis for Business Communication Collaboration”
-Consultation Presentation

December 2009
Allen Lima Youth Leadership
“Technology in Education”

April 2009
Ohio Adult Basic & Literacy Education (ABLE) Meeting
“Preparing Students for College Success”
-Panel Presentation

University Teaching

Group Dynamics – CO-445

Human Communications – CO-179

Cultural Diversity – UN-220

Basic English – EN-070

First Year Experience – UN-070; UN-110

Portfolio Capstone – UN-292 & UN-490

Primary Teaching

7th Grade Language Arts

Elementary Reading

Sample Online Course Design

OFC-101: Online Faculty Certification is a course that I designed and developed for those interested in teaching online for an institution.

Online Course Design Sample

This course provides an introduction of the following: the institutional mission, the institution’s culture, effective online course design, policies & procedures for online teaching, teaching technologies, and best practices in online teaching.

 Workshop Presentations

  • Teaching Strategies for the Millennial Student Brain – June 2016
  • Motivating Millennials – May 2016
  • #EdTech: Study Tools in the Classroom – February 2016
  • #EdTech: Creator Tools in the Classroom – February 2016
  • #EdTech: Social Media in the Classroom – February 2016
  • The Student Brain – February 2016
  • Student Motivation – November 2015
  • SmartBoard Training – October and November 2015
  • Are you Ready for 90-Minute Class Periods? – August 2015
  • Learning Centers in the College Classroom – August 2015
  • Technology Engagement – August 2015
  • Active Classroom Discussions – July 2015
  • Lesson Planning for Long Class Periods – July 2015
  • Writing Effective Course-Level Learning Objectives – April 2014
  • Instructional Strategies: Teaching with Purpose – November 2012
  • Interactive Learning Objects – November 2012, May 2012
  • Angel LMS Rubrics – April 2012
  • BlackBoard Elluminate Web Conferencing – January 2012, May 2011
  • Quality Matters/Fair Use/Copyright – August 2011
  • Collaboration Tools for Education – July 2011
  • Bloom’s Taxonomy and Carnegie Units – July 2011
  • VoiceThread in Education – June 2011
  • Using an Online Course Design Template – May 2011
  • Web 2.0 Tools and Tips – March 2011
  • Twiducate for Education – September 2010
  • PowerPoint Best Practices – August 2010
  • Clicker Training – June 2010
  • Adding Audio Files to Aid Student Learning – April 2010, September 2009
  • SmartBoard How-To’s – May 2009, March 2010
  • Online Course Design – November 2010-March 2011
  • Embedding Videos into PowerPoint – January 2010
  • Angel LMS Web-Enhanced Tools – December 2009
  • Narrated PowerPoints – November 2009
  • Basic and Advanced LMS Training – October 2009
  • Using Video to Aid Student Learning – October 2009
  • Using Audio to Aid Student Learning – September 2009
  • Introduction to the LMS – February 2009
  • Virtual College Course Readiness – February 2009
  • Angel LMS Gradebook Training – February 2009
  • Creating Screenshots for Learners – January 2009
  • What is Quality Matters? – January 2009
  • Angel LMS Training/Workshop – February 2008
  • Creative PowerPoints – January 2008

Other Accomplishments

  • Improved Curriculum: Implemented USA Funds Life Skills to add financial literacy component to First Year Experience course – UNOH Recognized by USA Funds in 2014 with Certificate of Achievement for excellence in financial education with the largest number of unique student-users and Life Skills courses completed
  • MOOC Design and Development: Project Manager partnering with Canvas Network, UNOH Marketing, UNOH Instructional Design Team, and UNOH Academic Dean to design and develop UNOH’s first MOOC, Oil 101: Fact or Friction – 2014
  • Online/MOOC Assessment: Convener of AICUO (Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio) Online/MOOC Assessment Task Force – Partnering with professionals from two other institutions to develop an OOC/MOOC Assessment Tool for AICUO member institutions across the state – 2014-2016
  • Book Publishing: Partnered with Dr. Carmel Morse, faculty member to internally publish her authored book, “Publishing Academic Writing” as a service for UNOH faculty who wish to pursue publishing opportunities – 2014
  • Course Design: Redesigned over 50 online and hybrid courses into a new and improved course design template in 3 quarters – 2011
  • First in the State of Ohio: Designed and developed an online course that was the first course in the state of Ohio to meet Quality Matters standards – 2010
  • Second Life: Conducted an online course project with students in Second Life – 2009

Professional Affiliations

AICUO (Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio)
Convener for Online/MOOC Assessment Task Force

Quality Matters
Master Reviewer