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Melissa A. Venable
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Attended University of South Florida
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Celebrate National Library Week (April 13-19) by exploring related resources and activities for your online class. [New post!] #NLW14 #onlinelearning 
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Do you teach online? The options for professional development seem to be increasing. What are your thoughts about online teaching certificates? #edtech #profdev #onlineteaching [new post]
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Designing learning spaces - "What would you do if money was no object? Assuming that money is an object, what are some changes you could make now, or soon?"
 
We talk endlessly about content. But what about your learning spaces? 
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There are a few advantages to low-enrollment online. Ideas from my experience teaching very small classes. #edtech #classsize #onlineteaching
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What is a #makerspace and how can you bring a maker culture into your online course? [New Post] Resources for hands-on, collaborative opportunities to create physical and digital projects.

#MakerMovement #Maker  
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The new Serious eLearning Manifesto challenges us all to (re)think our approach to design, development, and delivery. [New Post] A few ideas with higher education and online classes in mind. #elearning #edtech #elearningmanifesto  
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Helpful reminder about the basics, and a few more advanced tips re: #LinkedIn profile options. Do you post updates daily?
 
Don't forget about the details! How to Build the Perfect #LinkedIn Profile [infographic]: http://pysc.al/vu2ST
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How can student feedback improve online classes? [New post] Tips from my students include items related to curriculum design, usability, and engagement. #highered #onlinelearning #instructionaldesign  
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Check out the TCC Worldwide Online Conference!  #2014TCC  I'm part of the free pre-conference session next week (3/25) - RSVP at this link. Join us to find out more about TCC and the roles social media and digital badges play in conference engagement. #elearning #onlineeducation #edtech
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Don't forget to add  #OpenEducationWk  events to your schedule this week! Choose from a list of daily webinars, and browse video projects online. #OER 
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  • OnlineColleges.net
    Education Writer/Blogger, 2011 - present
    The Inside Online Learning blog and #IOLchat
  • Kaplan Higher Education
    Curriculum Manager, 2009 - 2011
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
    Insructional Designer/Manager, 2008 - 2009
  • KnowledgeTech, Inc.
    Instructional Designer, 2006 - 2007
  • University of South Florida
    Academic Advisor/Instructor/GA, 2004 - 2007
  • U.S. Army
    Protocol Officer, 2001 - 2003
  • Syracuse University
    Career Development Coordinator, 2000 - 2001
  • Army Career & Alumni Program
    Outplacement Counselor, 1998 - 2000
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Education Writer/Online Instructor - Instructional design, Online learning, Career and academic resources
Introduction

I am an instructional designer with experience in industry and higher education (public, private, and for profit). My background also includes working in higher education student services as a career counselor, academic advisor, and instructor (graduate and undergraduate).

I earned my doctorate in 2007, in curriculum and instruction - instructional technology, focusing on the online delivery of career services. As a freelance instructional designer I am currently working on a project to create self-paced online courses for career counselors interested in social media.

But mostly I write... about instructional design and technology at Design Doc, and about online learning trends and resources at Inside Online Learning with OnlineColleges.net. I also currently teach instructional design and project management topics at the University of South Florida and Saint Leo University.

Education
  • University of South Florida
    PhD, Curriculum & Instruction - Instructional Technology (Adult Ed/Career Counseling)
  • University of Oklahoma
    MEd, Instructional Psychology and Technology
  • Central Michigan University
    MSA, Administration
  • Wake Forest University
    BA, Psychology