Micro-Collaboration between eLearning Designers
and Instructor Experts
Ph.D., has managed eMedia development for 30 years in private
practice and conducted his doctoral research on increasing
collaboration with experts to enhance online games and
professional development programs.
currently CEO of Web Courseworks, a 23 person eLearning software
development company. Jon also writes "Managing eLearning," a blog
about effective leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities in
eLearning. Jon has helped manage the development of online
learning programs for adult learners, and K-16, including design
and development of courses and serious games, for corporations and
associations such as the Credit Union National Association,
Alliance for Continuing Medical Education, World Anti-Doping
Agency, and McDonald's Corporation, and numerous national
associations' professional development programs.
Ralston-Berg has been designing online courses since 1997.
Her primary research interest is student perspectives of quality
and their impact on the design of online courses.
She is currently an
instructional designer for the Penn State World Campus where she
works with faculty to design and develop courses for the General
Undergraduate Portfolio (GUP) and Labor and Employment Relations
online programs. She also works on special projects related to
process improvement and faculty development.
Ralston-Berg received a BA
with a double major in television broadcasting and studio art and
an MS in Instructional Technology and Telecommunications at
Western Illinois University.