About My Work
Through my career in higher education, I have gained professional experience as a manager, an instructional designer, an educator, and a consultant. This is where you will find links to some of my related projects and publications.
Projects and Presentations
The Productivity Paradox
NWeLearn Conference, Olympia, WA, 2015
20 technology tools along with tips and best practices for increasing productivity while minimizing cognitive overload and expense.
Smart Social Media: Learning Networks
ASCD Future Teachers Conference, Monmouth, OR, 2015
This group presentation guides pre-service teachers through the challenges of using social media personally and professionally.
Improving Collaboration and Efficiency
NWeLearn Conference, Boise, ID, 2014
This three-part presentation showcases technology tools and productivity tips to help instructional faculty and staff save time, increase efficiency, and foster collaboration. Presenters also describe their experiences creating professional productivity networks and solicit audience feedback and contributions.
The Importance of Visual Appeal Online
WCET Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2012
This poster presentation examines research on the link between learner motivation and interface attractiveness, showcases best practices, and employs design principles to make recommendations for change.
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR, 2012-2015
With my colleagues at Western Oregon University, I work to promote technology literacy among our students and faculty, primarily in the College of Education. Our presentations have included faculty workshops as well as student technology fairs.
Posts and Publications
EdTechWomen Blog, May 2014
Finding a Better and More Productive Project Management System
EDUCAUSE Review, February 2013
Relevant Technology: Asana
Association of Teachers of Technical Writing: Relevant Technology, November 2012
Can assessment technologies make standardized testing obsolete?
Learning and Leading with Technology, August 2011
Should schools go paperless?
Learning and Leading with Technology, February 2011