Dr. Lisa Johnson
(Updated April 2017)
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Participation in proactive challenge solving with teams to design and facilitate effective, engaging, and empowering learning experiences for adult learners utilizing technology-enhanced strategies and to advance human potential through reflective service, practice, and publication.
Learning is most substantial when it occurs within a framework of affectively engaging, authentic, and reflective practice. My experience in formal and informal educational environments provides evidence that all learners have something to contribute. My role as a learning experience designer and facilitator involves assuring achievement of the determined outcomes while integrating the unique expertise and interest of learners as participants in their learning process. I accept as true that anyone can learn in a formal learning environment provided the individual has sufficient amounts of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and an awareness of personal and situational affordances. I am confident that effective learning occurs most often when curriculum is multimodal and highly relevant to the learner. Moreover, I strongly believe the most effective learning designers, developers, and facilitators are lifelong learners, which I am.
A selected list of moderate to advanced technical aptitudes relevant to learning design.
- Print & Web Design/Publishing (advanced)
- Multimedia & Web Design (moderate to advanced)
- Virtual Learning Environments (advanced; instructor/designer/learner experiences)
Expertise & Skills Summary
Instructional Design & Technology
Certified in Quality Matters Rubric as Peer Reviewer; proven aptitudes in the 105 performance measures for the 22 internationally validated instructional designer competencies published by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (IBSTPI, 2012); professional practice for over 15 years in multiple learning industry sectors; deep expertise in business and classroom needs assessment and application of learning theories and design frameworks for adult learners, including design, development, and evaluation of learning materials using standard industry and desktop and cloud-based software, including Apple, Adobe, Articulate, Microsoft, Techsmith and a variety of Web-based tools; experience as learner, instructor, and designer for common learning management systems (LMSs), including extensive skills with Pearson Learning Studio (eCollege), Desire2Learn (D2L), Blackboard and Moodle.
Strategic Planning & Project Management
Served on advisory boards and participated in steering groups with shared responsibility for determining strategic directions and selection of technologies for organizational operations and needs; served on taskforces, committees, and workgroups with shared responsibility for developing and revising organizational policy and procedures; individually and collaboratively developed and implemented strategic plans for departments and programs meeting internal and external regulatory expectations; applied proven evaluation measures for determining project success through outcomes-based assessment (e.g., Kirkpatrick’s, Success Case Method); applied project management principles to workgroup functions and in specific initiatives, including program and course-level designs.
Research, Writing & Publishing
Published in print and online publications, including peer reviewed books and journals, blogs, university/company publications, and social media; Published numerous online curriculum and training materials, including supplemental and supporting materials for trainings and traditional classroom use in place-based and online contexts; co-authored and edited taskforce, program, department, and specific initiative-related reports and executive summaries; multi-method research skills with expertise in ethnographic and participatory analysis employing observation, focus groups, surveys, and interviews; conducted data analysis and visualizations, including infographics; frequently invited peer reviewer for Journal of Applied Instructional Design and Journal of Computing in Higher Education; peer reviewer and member of editorial review board (3 year term starting 2017) for the Online Learning Journal.
Training, Instruction & Facilitation
Taught and designed for online accelerated (5-6 week) and semester-based (8-16 week) courses for adult learners at undergraduate and graduate-levels; taught and designed for place-based/in-person workshops ranging from half-day to 2 weeks in duration and conducted webinars in Adobe Connect, WebEx, Blackboard Collaborate, and web-based services, including Google Hangouts and Skype (for Business); have applied asynchronous and synchronous design and facilitation strategies with success.
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