- Causality: School Libraries and Student Success (CLASS) II Grant Research with American Library Association (2015-2019)
- OLC Innovate – Solution Design Summit Co-Chair 2016
- Inaugural OLC Innovate Conference (#OLCInnovate) Co-Chair 2016
- Emerging Technologies for Online Learning (#et4online) OLC Program Chair 2015
- ACPA Digital Task Force (2014-2015) http://digitaltaskforce.myacpa.org/
- Emerging Tech. for Online Learning (#et4online) Featured Sessions Chair 2014
- NACADA Council Member 2013-2015
- NACADA Advising Communities Division Chair from 2013-2015
- NACADA Technology in Advising Community Chair from 2011-2013
Dr. Pasquini is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Information in the Department of Learning Technologies at UNT. During her doctoral program, she founded and was the inaugural editor of the Learning and Performance Quarterly, an open access, peer-reviewed journal.
My Research Focus and Expertise:
- Social Media Policy & Guidelines Formal/Informal Learning Networks
- Mentoring Early Career Professionals Social Media in Higher Education
- Learning Technology Trends Higher Education Administration
- Digital Ethnographic Methods Networked Communities of Practice
- Podcasts for Learning & Development Instructional Pedagogy & Design
- Networked Scholarship/Practice Digital & Open Learning Practices
You can often find Laura curating a wealth of goodness on Twitter, as @laurapasquini, podcasting with BreakDrink and In Vino Fabulum (#InVinoFab); while writing about organizational development, technology for learning, knowledge management, and current projects on her blog.
Laura recently researched with The Digital Learning and Social Media Research Group at Royal Roads University to investigate the impact of open, online, social, and networked learning.
Her work at @RoyalRoads includes the scripting and producing animation whiteboard videos to explain research, share projects, and disseminate scholarly work via the Research Shorts YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ResearchShorts
Laura’s research area is exploring how networked communities of practice influence and impact professional development and identity, specifically with the emergence of informal learning using social media and digital networks. A number of these online communities and personal learning networks are offering support for graduate students, faculty, and staff in post-secondary education. As a contributing author to Erik Qualman’s book, What Happens on Campus Stays On YouTube, Dr. Pasquini thinks it’s a critical time for colleges and universities to be proactive in how they support and navigate online interactions with all of their campus stakeholders. We need to model and mentor digital identity development for our students, staff, and faculty at our institutions.
Consulting & Presenting Specialties: Learning technology, digital learning & development, organizational change management, team & group dynamics, online academic advising and/or student support, career exploration/development, curriculum design, social media for learning, mentoring, networked practices, learning/performance assessment, and digital storytelling through podcasts, video animations, and blog narratives.
Contact Laura for any requests for consulting, training, speaking opportunities, digital developments, and/or research inquiries by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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