Lauren received her M.A. in English literature from Auburn University, and she contributes her extensive online teaching experience and her effective organizational skills to maximize student learning outcomes and promote the stature of various university writing programs.
Working with multiple universities has given Lauren experience teaching within different learning management systems such as eCollege, WebTycho, Desire2Learn, E-Racer, and University of Phoenix’s “homegrown” LMS.
As an online college instructor, Lauren has hands-on experience with faculty development scaffolding as it affects course design and curriculum development. She has been hand-selected to participate in Quality Enhancement Plans (QEP), in advanced facilitation certification training programs, and to train faculty members for online professional development.
As a subject matter expert, Lauren collaborates with instructional design teams and applies knowledge of adult learning theories to design and develop content for online writing courses. She has provided recommendations regarding all aspects of the content arrangement, sequencing of lessons, use of assessments, and selection of class activities.