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Janine Lim, PhD
janine@andrews.edu
Twitter: outonalim

Out on a Lim, this blog, contains my reflections on learning at a distance. As of July 1, 2011, I serve as Associate Dean for ONline Higher Education in the School of Distance Education at Andrews University.

This blog also contains the archived posts of two past blog sites. I thought it appropriate to collect all my blog reflections in one place. One blog,  Videoconferencing Out on a Lim was about my distance learning coordinator experiences, curriculum thoughts, and technology rants related to k12 videoconferencing, mostly H323 videoconferencing. I wrote this blog while I coordinated videoconferencing for 18 school districts in southwest Michigan. In that position, I supported  70 Polycom units and Tandberg infrastructure (MPS, Gateway, Gatekeeper and TMS) from 1999-2011.

The other blog, Leadership Out on a Lim, was my learning blog while participating in a job-embedded, competency based, distance Leadership degree from Andrews University. That blog’s posts have also been imported here for archival.

Disclosure: The opinions on this blog are my own and not necessarily those of my employer, Andrews University.

Why out on a lim? It’s a play on my name (Janine Lim).

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Bio for Presentations
Janine Lim, PhD, currently serves as associate dean for online higher education in the School of Distance Education at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, MI. She and her team support over 200 online courses, provide training for faculty teaching online, and work with the campus infrastructure support of online learning. Her department also provides educational technology and Moodle support for faculty and students. In addition, Janine is responsible for the faculty and courses of the Consortium of Adventist Colleges and Universities. Prior to this position, Janine coordinated distance education for 22 K12 school districts in southwest Michigan for 14 years. In that position, as one of the co-founders of TWICE, Michigan’s K12 Videoconferencing Organization, Janine has spearheaded popular international K12 videoconference projects such as Read Around the Planet and MysteryQuest. While still serving on the board of TWICE, she was instrumental in designing and implementing the CAPspace website for collaborative videoconference projects. Janine has taught 15 unique graduate educational technology classes online numerous times over the past 15 years, with some classes attracting participants from all over the world. Her current research interests include teacher behavior in successful online courses, intersubjectivity in quality online discussions, and student activity patterns in self-paced courses.

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2 comments

  1. Adriana Reza

    Janine,

    Congratulations on your move! It seems like a good fit for you. You and I have talked briefly through the years and I have brought up before how I am working on my masters. I wanted to ask if you have ever done research in the evaluation process through distance learning? I want to create an effective way to increase the number of teachers that respond to evaluations for programs done through my Aquarium. Have you found anything that worked well? I know you are busy settling in and getting oriented with your new job. When you have a brief moment I would really appreciate it.

    Thank you,
    Adriana

    1. Janine Lim

      Adriana,

      This sounds like a great research project. If you look at the research tab on my you’ll find my dissertation – and in my bibliography are a couple content provider articles based on evaluation. This should help you. But I haven’t done any research on that… you might want to have a drawing or something to help increase response rate. I heard a presentation last week about course evaluations and the presenter gave out 5 $40 gift certificates a semester to get students to do course evaluations. That raised their response rate significantly. Hope this helps!

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