Janine Lim, PhD
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 and International Partnerships at Andrews University.

This blog also contains the archived posts of two past blog sites. I’ve collected 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 (2007-2010. 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, serves as associate dean for online higher education in the School of Distance Education at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, MI. She is also Professor of Educational Technology in the School of Education. She and her team support over 60 online degrees, provide training for faculty teaching online, and work with the campus infrastructure support of online and digital learning. Her department also provides educational technology and Moodle support for faculty and students. In addition, Janine serves as Chair for the Consortium of Adventist Higher Education Online (CAREOnline). Janine has taught over 15 unique graduate educational technology classes online numerous times over the past 20 years, with some classes attracting participants from all over the world. Janine served on the board of the United States Distance Learning Association from 2015 to 2019, and serves on the advisory board of USDLA since 2019.

Prior to her work at Andrews University, Janine coordinated distance education for 22 K12 school districts in southwest Michigan from 1997 to 2011. In that position, as one of the co-founders of TWICE, Michigan’s K12 Videoconferencing Organization, Janine 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 website for collaborative videoconference projects. Janine also served on a team of Michigan educational technology trainers providing a workshop called ATA Technology Academy.

Her current online learning research interests include successful teacher behaviors, quality online discussions, and student activity patterns in self-paced courses.

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2 replies on “.About”

  1. 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,

      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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