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 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 is also Professor of Educational Technology in the School of Education. 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. 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. Her undergraduate teaching includes social media courses for communication and digital media majors. Janine served on the board of the United States Distance Learning Association from 2015 to 2019.
Prior to her work at Andrews University, 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 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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