Instructional Design: Face-to-Face, Blended, & Online
Best Practices for Teaching & Learning
Integration of Technology into Instruction
The Instructional Designer is a key member of the Instructional Technologies Team, with a leading role in supporting faculty in course redesigns for face-to-face, hybrid, and online delivery. She assists faculty by providing instructional design services and proactive consultation & support integrating technology where appropriate. The designer works closely with multidisciplinary and frontend teams to assist faculty in redesigning courses and producing instructional objects, often providing leadership in design, project management, and production. She monitors current research and best practices in instructional design and instructional technology while collaboratively developing a curriculum of workshops and other learning opportunities for the university community.
Master of Business Administration, University of Missouri in Saint Louis, 2011
Master of Arts, Education Administration, University of Illinois in Springfield, 2007
Bachelor of Arts, Interdivisional, Regis University in Denver, 2002
After holding a variety of positions in the educational field, Dana came to PLU in 2013 as the University’s first Instructional Designer. Her background includes working with universities, public schools, a virtual learning company, and a state board of education. She believes that high quality education is the result of careful design, expert faculty, and an understanding of best practices. The integration of technology into teaching and learning is one way to enhance student engagement, but other strategies and techniques are available to explore. Dana looks forward to working with the PLU community as they strive to provide an exceptional educational experience. A recent transplant to Washington, she would love for you to share insight about living in the area.