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Expert Q&A’s: What Faculty Need to Know

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2020 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

Curious about the common elements in an online course? Do you also want to make sure that it meets course credit requirements for workload hours? In this session, we’ll be covering the basic process used to develop and online course and outline the items and amounts needed for each course module or weekly session.


Megan Tesene

Associate Director, Personalized Learning Consortium, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Megan Tesene, Ph.D., is the Associate Director for the Personalized Learning Consortium at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. Megan directs the Adaptive Courseware for Early Success grant for the Personalized Learning Consortium. In this role, she supports and collaborates with academic leadership from a variety of four-year universities to effectively adopt and implement adaptive learning technologies. Her work centers on enhancing pedagogy, closing achievement gaps, improving accessibility, and ensuring that students from all walks of life have the support and resources necessary to graduate.

Prior to joining APLU, Megan served as the Adaptive Learning Program Manager at Georgia State University. Based in the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, she managed an interdisciplinary research project leveraging adaptive learning technologies across several gateway undergraduate courses. Megan is a social scientist by training, with expertise in qualitative and mixed-method research. She has taught introductory and upper-level courses at the University of Northern Iowa and Georgia State University. In addition to project management and sociological research, she has extensive experience in program evaluation, faculty development, instructional support, and active learning communities. She has a Ph.D. from Georgia State University and a M.A. from the University of Northern Iowa.

Kayla Jutzi

Instructional Designer, Tulane University
Kayla Jutzi is an Instructional Designer at Tulane University. She started her ID career at Columbia College Chicago Online, from 2016 to 2019. Prior to Columbia she worked at The George Washington University for five years where she worked in both student services and admissions. Kayla holds an undergraduate degree in Organizational Communication from The University of West Florida, a Master’s in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University and a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design from The George Washington University.