Image of robot stacking cardsInstructional Designer & Academic Technologist

Lancaster PA area – lisa.dise@gmail.com

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2018 – 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

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


Work Experience

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

PA College LogoFebruary 2015 – Present : Coordinator, Academic Technology and Instructional Design 

  • Lead a team to evaluate and recommend a collaboration technology to be used in new technology rich learning spaces
  • Lead the instructional design team
  • Consult in the design of accelerated nursing 101 and 201 courses
  • Research, evaluate and recommend academic technologies to be implemented in campus learning spaces as well as online
  • Guide faculty in the creation of quality online courses and modules
  • Assist faculty in choosing appropriate technology to be used for classroom and online activities
  • Create, offer and facilitate 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 Classroom, Copyright Basics

Committees 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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