Lisa Marie Blaschke has been a faculty member within the Master of Distance Education at the University of Oldenburg since 2007. Lisa received a BS in Technical Communication from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 1987 and the Master of Distance Education from University of Maryland, University College in 2004. She is originally from the United States (Wisconsin) and moved to Southern Germany in 1990 to work for SAP, a computer software company. While at SAP, Lisa’s primary focus was on leading and implementing enterprise-wide knowledge management and training processes and solutions. Her work with SAP led to the establishment of global quality processes and standards for knowledge products, as well as the implementation of an online, learning-object information design that combined the strengths of both training and documentation. Her career experience has been varied, from hands-on practical technical writing and instructional design to global management of e-learning and blended learning projects. After leaving SAP in 2002, Lisa became as an independent e-learning and communications consultant.

In 2007, Lisa joined MDE faculty as an Oldenburg instructor for OMDE601. She later became an instructor for OMDE670 and DEPM622 and was appointed to assistant professor at UMUC in 2008. While in the MDE, Lisa has been involved in the design and development of a variety of MDE projects such as the writing coach program, the MDE library guide, and the recent redesign of the OMDE601 Foundations course. In Since February 2013, Lisa has been Program Director of the MDE at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. Lisa is an executive committee member of the European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN), as well as an EDEN Fellow. She is a member of the editorial board for the European Journal of Open, Distance, and E-Learning. Lisa is also a peer reviewer for distance learning publications such as the International Review of Research in Online and Distance Learning (IRRODL), Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT), the South African Journal of Higher Education, and IGI Global. Her research interests are primarily within the areas of online collaborative learning, pedagogical application of web 2.0 technology, and user interface design.

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