Laura Dell, MEd, Academic Director, eLearning

Laura DellLaura Dell joined the staff of College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services in 2008 as the Academic Director for the online Associates and Bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood Education. Laura has worked as a distance learning consultant for school districts across Ohio and has presented on distance learning topics at numerous state and national education conferences. She holds a Masters in Educational Foundations from the University of Cincinnati and a certificate in distance education from Indiana University, and is a current doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Cincinnati. In her current position as Academic Director for eLearning in the School of Education, she provides support for students and faculty in online degree programs.

Education

  • Ed.M., University of Cincinnati, 2001 (Thesis: Local Environmental Belief Systems of Urban Youth in Middle Childhood)
  • Certificate in Distance Education, Indiana University, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1995, Magna Cum Laude (Majors: Zoology & Theatre)

Peer-reviewed Publications

Dell, L. A. (2005). Connecting K-12 schools and higher education. Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (Vol. I–IV, pp. 374-378). Hershey, PA: Idea Group Reference.

Presentations

Dell, L. A., Griebling, S., Bond, D., & Neal, M. (November, 2009). Designing a quality online early childhood teacher education program: Lessons learned from the University of Cincinnati, National Association for the Education of Young Children National Conference, Washington, DC.

Evaluating Software for the Preschool Classroom, Technology and Data Management Solutions for Head Start Conference, Sponsored by the Ohio Head Start Association in Partnership with the Early Childhood Quality Network (ECQ-net), Columbus, OH. (May, 2009)

Is Online Education for Me? eTech Ohio Educational Technology Conference, Columbus, OH. (February, 2009)

Cultural Programming: One Stop Shopping, American Library Association National Conference, New Orleans, LA. (June, 2006)

Effective Collaboration between Public Libraries and Public Broadcasting, Public Library Association National Conference, Boston, MA. (March, 2006)

Teaching the Underground Railroad through Language Arts and Social Studies, Kentucky Teaching and Learning Conference, Louisville, KY. (March, 2004)

Safe Passage: The Underground Railroad in Ohio, Ohio SchoolNet State Technology Conference, Columbus, OH. (March, 2004)

Teaching the Underground Railroad through Language Arts and Social Studies, National Council for the Social Studies, Chicago, IL. (November, 2003)

Teaching the Underground Railroad through Language Arts and Social Studies, Great Lakes Regional Social Studies Conference, Cincinnati, OH. (April, 2003)

PBS Teacherline: Online Professional Development for Teachers, Ohio Learning Network Conference, Columbus, OH. (March, 2003)

Finding Video Conferencing Content Providers, Ohio SchoolNet State Technology Conference, Columbus, OH. (February, 2003)

Economics in Middle School – Producing Ohio: Creating Our Economy, Ohio SchoolNet State Technology Conference, Columbus, OH. (February, 2003)

Distance Learning Resources, Ohio SchoolNet State Technology Conference, Columbus, OH. (February, 2003)

Connecting K-12 and Higher Ed, Ohio Learning Network Conference, Columbus, OH. (March, 2002)

Behind the Glass: Cincinnati Art Museum, Resource Materials Exchange for Teachers, National Art Educators Association Conference, Miami Beach, FL. (March, 2002)

Internet Resources for Videoconferencing, Ohio SchoolNet State Technology Conference, Columbus, OH. (February, 2002)

Distance Learning: Ohio’s Educational Technology Agency Partners, Ohio SchoolNet State Technology Conference, Columbus, OH. (February, 2002)

Behind the Glass: The Cincinnati Art Museum, 21st Century Learner Conference presented by IMLS, Washington, D.C. (November, 2001)

Local Environmental Belief Systems of Urban Youth in Middle Childhood, Spring Research Conference, Louisville, KY. (April, 2001)

Behind the Glass at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio SchoolNet State Technology Conference, Columbus, OH. (February, 2001)

Behind the Glass at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio Art Educators Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH. (November, 2000)

Behind the Glass at the Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio Conference on Teaching and Learning, Columbus, OH. (February, 2000)

Curriculum Development

  • Joel’s Library Jam Multimedia Language Arts Curriculum for Grades K-2, Project Manager/Editor/Producer
  • Safe Passage Multimedia Social Studies and Language Arts Curriculum for Grades 6-9, Project Manager/Editor/Producer
  • Producing Ohio: Creating Our Economy Multimedia Economics Curriculum for Grades 4-6, Project Manager/Editor/Producer
  • Behind the Glass: The Cincinnati Art Museum Multimedia Arts Integration Curriculum for Grades 4-6, Project Manager/Editor/Producer

Website Development

  • www.SafePassageOhio.org, Content Developer
  • www.ProducingOhio.org, Content Developer
  • www.BehindTheGlass.org, Content Developer
  • www.SchoolVoice.org, Content Developer
  • www.OhioDL.org, Content Developer

Honors & Awards

Behind the Glass: The Cincinnati Art Museum – Multimedia Arts Integration Curriculum for Grades 4-6, Project Manager/Editor/Producer

  • 2001 Post-Corbett Award for Art Education Outreach
  • 2001 Bronze Telly Award, recognizing outstanding non-network film, video and commercial productions
  • 2001 Central Education Network (CEN) Honorable Mention Award for K-12 Instructional Multimedia

Producing Ohio: Creating Our Economy - Multimedia Economics Curriculum for Grades 4-6, Project Manager/Editor/Producer

  • 2003 Gold Telly Award, in the 25th Anniversary Classic Telly Awards, competition for outstanding non-network film, video and commercial productions from the last 25 years
  • 2002 Crystal Award for K-12 Instructional Multimedia, presented by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
  • 2002 Bronze Telly Award, recognizing outstanding non-network film, video and commercial productions
  • 2002 Finalist Wilbur Schramm Award of Excellence cosponsored by the Center for Education Initiatives at the American Telecommunications Group (ATG) and the Center for Instructional Communications at the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)
  • 2002 New York Film Festival Finalist
  • 2002 Columbus Film Festival Honorable Mention

Safe Passage - Multimedia Social Studies and Language Arts Curriculum for Grades 6-9, Project Manager/Editor/Producer

  • Emmy Nomination for Instructional Media at the 41st Annual Midwest Regional EMMY Awards (2005)
  • 2004 Silver Telly Award, competition for outstanding non-network film, video and commercial productions

Committees & Service

  • The Green Partnership for Greater Cincinnati – University of Cincinnati representative on the Environmental Education Project Team, 2009
  • Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Children’s Literature Conference – steering committee member for 2010 & 2011 conference
  • Books by the Banks (Cincinnati’s regional book festival) – committee member in inaugural year, 2007
  • On the Same Page (Cincinnati’s community-wide reading project) – founding partner and committee member, 2002 – 2007
  • Partners in Public Service – test site partner for Penn State study of public broadcasting partnerships with non-profit organization funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS), 2000
  • Science Committee member – Southwest Ohio Regional Professional Development Committee, 2000 – 2001

Professional Development Participation

  • Copyright Compliance for Online Educators, Sloan Consortium, March – April 2009
  • Video Tools for Teaching and Learning Workshop, Sloan Consortium, February – March 2009
  • Fair Use & the Teach Act, Sloan Consortium, November 2009

 

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