Image of robot stacking cardsInstructional Designer & Academic Technologist

Lancaster PA area – lisa.dise@gmail.com

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2019 – Master of Arts Information & Learning Technologies (focus: Instructional Design and Adult Learning) University of Colorado Denver

2007 – Bachelor’s of Commerce Laurentian University

Conference Presentations

2017 Lancaster Learns (Elizabethtown PA) – Using Live Streaming to Educate and Engage Students

2016 RECAP (West Chester PA) – Getting your Learner’s Permit: Preparing Faculty to Teach Online

2015 PADLA (West Chester PA) – From an Empty Room to a High Tech Learning Space

2015 Lancaster Learns (Lancaster PA) – Accessibility is Not Your Enemy: Simple Solutions for Accessible Online Course Content

2014 RECAP (West Chester PA) – Creating Online Content for All Users

2012 Desire2Learn Fusion (San Diego CA) – Implementing ePortfolios for Student Teachers

Professional Experience

August 2014 – Present: Lancaster Learns Conference Planning Committee

  • Serve on a committee to plan annual conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • 2018 and 2019 conference chair

Work Experience

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

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July 2017 – Present: Educational Development Coordinator

  • Coach and mentor faculty in the use of instructional strategies and academic technology in online, blended, and traditional courses.
  • Work with faculty to modify and create new course experiences.
  • Perform classroom observations and online course evaluations.
  • Conduct faculty development sessions based on departmental needs.

Faculty Development Sessions Offered: Telling Stories with Microsoft Sway

Committees served: New Faculty Professional Development Group

February 2015 – June 2017 : Coordinator, Academic Technology and Instructional Design 

  • Led a team to evaluate and recommend a collaboration technology to be used in new technology rich learning spaces.
  • Researched, evaluated and recommend academic technologies to be implemented in campus learning spaces as well as online.
  • Guided faculty in the creation of quality online courses and modules.
  • Assisted faculty in choosing appropriate technology to be used for classroom and online activities.
  • Created, offered and facilitated workshops and online courses regarding academic technology and instructional design.Faculty Development Sessions Offered: The Road to Successful Online Teaching, Camtasia Basics, Camtasia Advanced, Using the Technology Rich ClassroomCommittees served: Academic Technology Advisory Group (chair), Online Learning Quality Committee (chair), Faculty Development Committee, State Authorization Task Force, Diversity Task Force

September 2013 – February 2015 : Instructional Designer 

  • Collaborate with faculty subject matter experts to design and develop online courses
  • Collaborate with technology experts to create interactive multimedia applications and learning programs
  • Lead a team in designing and implementing two new learner-centered learning spaces
  • Provide assistance to faculty in the selection of electronic delivery methods and effective uses of multimedia technologies
  • Design, develop, and deliver workshops and online training to faculty and staff in the use of instructional technologies and educational best practices, instructional resources, instructional technologies and multimedia hardware/software to support online teaching and learning
  • Serve as an advocate and support person for the use of technology in teaching and learning in both the face to face and online environments
  • Create and distribute electronic resources for faculty regarding instructional design
  • Serve as an advocate and model for the “Going Paperless” initiative across campus

Faculty Development Sessions Offered: Interactive Whiteboards, The Instructional Design Process, Mobile Devices for Teaching & Learning, Using Blackboard to Enhance Traditional Courses, Blackboard Collaborate Basics, Designing Content for All Users, Camtasia Basics, Camtasia Advanced, The Road to Successful Online Teaching.

Committees Served: Academic Technology Advisory Group (Chair), Online Learning Quality Committee, Faculty Development Committee, Portal Governance Committee, State Authorization Task Force.

West Chester University

West Chester University LogoFebruary 2011 – September 2013: Instructional Design Specialist

  • Provide support via telephone, e-mail and face to face to faculty, staff and students using the D2L system.
  • Provide group and individual technical training to faculty and staff on various D2L tools as well as other learning tools integrated into the LMS.
  • Create and update documentation on various D2L tools used at West Chester University for faculty and students.
  • Consult and assist faculty in the best use of instructional technology for face-to-face,blended and online courses.
  • Develop and deploy short instructional videos for faculty regarding frequent issues or questions regarding the LMS.
  • Develop and implement new training sessions for faculty and staff on new tools inside and outside the D2L LMS.
  • Organize and facilitate a semi-annual D2L boot camp
Laurentian University

Laurentian University LogoNovember 2007 – December 2009: Instructional Technology and Information Administrator 

  • Worked as part of a team to successfully complete a transition from a custom online learning management system to the Blackboard online learning management system.
  • Conducted in-person training sessions to train all instructors on the Blackboard system.
  • Continually trained new instructors on how to fully use an online learning management system.
  • Developed and deployed training videos for students that significantly reduced student technical support calls.
  • Provided technical support to students and instructors via telephone, e-mail and face to face meetings.
  • Re-designed and maintained a Microsoft Access database and database reports that holds over 1500 records.


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