Lisa Brown 
Educational Technology Consulting
Photo credit: Linda Reynolds and Kathy Lynne Fergione

Welcome to my very old website!   I developed this site in 2011 when I was consulting for Pearson's MyLab online programs, and I've added to it a little along the way. The eLearning Module page is the one I keep the most up to date. If you would like to contact me, please see my contact information below or on my resume page.

I currently develop custom on-line programs, face-to-face workshops, and trainings in culture change with a focus on increasing self-awareness, social skills, emotional and cultural intelligence, communication and collaboration skills.  I also do consult and contract in the design of online courses and curriculum development.  I am finishing my PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of South Florida with a concentration in career and workforce education and intstructional technology.  My work trajectory led me to a more organizational learning focus over the past two years, but my dissertation work is dedicated to determining which pedagogical strategies are the most effective in teaching soft skills in the higher education curriculum.  The intent is to understand the most effective methods to prepare our students for career success.  However, this work applies to leadership and development in HR terms as well.  

Over the years, I have conducted research in effective methods in strategy and design of educational media and online, interactive materials.  Of particular interest to me is social learning and constructivism in the online environment. I'm obsessed with Engestrom's Expansive Learning Theory and applying it to create more deep and meaningful learning environments! 

My goal is to help educators and programs design, develop, and implement the most effective instruction and assessment to inspire motivation in their students for life-long learning.  Some of the materials are appropriate for all instructors, please feel free to peruse the research sections or use any of the learning modules in your courses. 

 As a 20+ year veteran in the educational publishing industry, I have been a part of the exciting world of eLearning as it has developed. I am passionate about educational technology and know how effective using online content can be for student learning, retention, and improving learning outcomes when implemented successfully. 
I strongly believe in the benefits of utilizing eLearning to reach more students by affording accessibility but also in offering customizable and personal learning environments that present materials in multiple platforms.  Education can be available for all, and eLearning does help to facilitate it. However, the basic application of learning theory must be applied for student success. 


I have practical experience in designing training programs in eLearning for publishers' representatives, college professors and instructors, and students as well as personal experience teaching online courses in Instructional Design and Learning Theory (Claremont Lincoln University and Purdue), administrating an online writing lab for Northcentral University, and as an online student myself.  I have designed and developed Writing Labs for over 20 colleges and universities in the United States and have developed the curriculum and courses for three International Master's Degree programs at Claremont Lincoln University.