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Institution: Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Address: Feueraeckerweg 2
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Institution website: http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/en/
Own website: http://lisamarieblaschke.pbworks.com
My EDEN portfolio
Membership type: individual
EDEN Annual Workshop: 2011: Dublin, Ireland
EDEN Research Workshops:
Blaschke, L.M., & Porto, S. (2012). Adopting emerging technologies: Bridging the gap in preparing distance educators for the 21st century. European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) Annual Conference, June 6-9, 2012. Presentation: [in progress]
Blaschke, L.M. (2011). Sustaining lifelong learning: A review of heutagogical practice and self-determined learning. European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) Conference, June 19-22, 2011. Dublin, Ireland. Presentation: http:/
Blaschke, L., & Brindley, J. (2010). Establishing a foundational framework for development of reflective thinking: Learning journals in the MDE. European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) Research Workshop, October 25-27, 2010. Budapest, Hungary. Best Research Paper award. Conference Presentation.
Blaschke, L., Porto, S., & Kurtz, G. (2010). Assessing the added value of Web 2.0 tools for e-learning: The MDE experience. European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) Research Workshop, October 25-27, 2010. Budapest, Hungary.
Brindley, J., Blaschke, L.M., & Walti, C. (2008). Creating effective collaborative learning groups in an online environment. European Distance and E-learning Network (EDEN) Research Workshop, October 2008.
Blaschke, L.M., Dudink, G., Fox, B., Schuster, C., Smith, L.J., & Templeton, C. (2004). In search of the ideal classroom in a blended learning environment. [Presentation]. 3rd EDEN Research Workshop, March 4-6, 2004.
Blaschke, L.M. (2004). Sustaining online collaboration in the global workplace: Seven lessons for application in the Volkswagen AutoUni. In U. Bernath & A. Szucs (Eds.), Proceedings of the Third EDEN Research Workshop, March 4-6, 2004, Oldenburg, Germany, pp. 388-394: BIS-Verlag. Available from: http:/
Blaschke, L., & Brindley, J. (2011). Establishing a foundation for reflective practice: A case study of learning journal use. European Journal of Open, Distance, and E-Learning (EURODL), Special Issue. Retrieved from: http:/
EC member: 2012-2015
EDEN Fellowship: 2012
Conference Committee member:
EDEN Annual Conference: 2011, Dublin, Ireland
EDEN Research Workshops:
EDEN NAP profile
Position, Work experience:
Assistant Professor – Adjunct Faculty (May 2007 – Present)
University of Maryland College (College Park, MD, USA) / Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (Oldenburg, Germany)
Teaching online graduate-level courses for the Graduate School of Management and Technology as part of the Master of Distance Education and E-Learning (MDE) program: OMDE601 Foundations of Distance Education, DEPM622 The Business of Distance Education, and OMDE670 MDE Capstone.
Communications Consultant (September 2005 – Present)
Kreative Kommunikation (Reichartshausen, Germany)
Developing and designing e-learning and blended learning content, as well as certification testing questions, for international sales force within the IT industry (e.g., SAP Business ByDesign); topics include small and midsize enterprises (SMEs), total customer experience (TCE), sales strategies and tools, and customer value framework
Designing and developing extensive product-related marketing collateral, such as white papers, positioning and messaging document, and business blueprints, as well as customer website content
Redesigned and rewrote customer’s internal statement of direction for its latest software solution (SAP Business ByDesign)
Services Product Manager (March 1999 – August 2002)
SAP AG (Walldorf, Germany)
Designed workplace intranet sites, online service processes, and marketing collateral. Participated in design and delivery of virtual classroom and e-learning solutions for service subsidiaries. Responsible for positioning and marketing of services software products.
Development Manager (May 1996 – February 1999)
SAP AG (Walldorf, Germany)
Directed the design and development of SAP information products enterprise-wide, as well as developed training and recruitment programs for SAP’s over 400 information developers. Co-authored and implemented SAP’s integrated, learning-object based information design solution for training and online documentation. Directed the implementation of global quality improvements, including quality processes such as copyediting, quality reviews, and usability testing of training and documentation in English and German. Designed, developed, and delivered courses on topics such as user-centered information design and development, copyediting, and developmental editing.
Manager, SAP Services Documentation and Translation (April 1995 – April 1996)
SAP AG (Walldorf, Germany)
Directed design, development, production, and translation of services CD-ROM training products, marketing collateral, and documentation. Led and designed SAP’s information architecture project. Presented at international SAP conferences on service-related topics. Managed special projects for SAP executive board, such as service globalization, and served as the board’s service liaison to subsidiaries worldwide.
Information Developer/Coordinator (April 1990 – March 1995)
SAP AG (Walldorf, Germany)
Wrote technical documentation for financial software packages (R/2 and R/3). Coordinated documentation and training projects for Financial Software Division. Provided technical support, consulting services, and training for internal employees and software customers. Co-authored SAP’s first Standards and Guidelines for Information Development (winner of the 1992 Society for Technical Communication International Distinguished Award). Taught business English courses to software developers.
Documentation Supervisor (February 1988 – March 1990)
Higher Education Assistance Foundation (St. Paul, MN, USA)
Directed and managed staff of documentation and production groups. Coordinated documentation and training projects and project schedules for the company’s new multi-million dollar student loan processing system.
Documentation Specialist (June 1987 – January 1988)
Excel Instruction, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
Designed and developed technical documentation and training materials for financial and banking customers.
Reviewer Panel, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT), 2012 – present
Editorial Review Board, IGI Global, 2009-present
Peer Reviewer, International Review of Research in Online and Distance Learning (IRRODL), 2008-present
Member, European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN), 2000-present; Network of Academic Professionals (NAP), 2010-present.
Senior Member, Society for Technical Communication (STC), 1987-present
Member, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), (1984-1987); President (1986)
Editorial Advisory Board, Minnesota Technolog, Undergraduate Publication of the Institute of Technology at the University of Minnesota, 1985-1987
Education and training, degres, academic qualifications:
Doctoral Student (January 2011 – Present), Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany
Master of Distance Education (2004), University of Maryland University College, Graduate School of Management and Technology, College Park, MD, USA
Teaching and Training at a Distance Certificate (2003), University of Maryland University College, Graduate School of Management and Technology, College Park, MD, USA
Distance Education and Technology Certificate (2002), University of Maryland University College, Graduate School of Management and Technology, College Park, MD, USA
German Language Certificate (1992), Goethe Institute, Frankfurt, Germany
Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication (1987), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, USA
Advanced Certificate (2010), Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Maryland University College, College Park, MD, USA. Workshops included:
Best Instructional Practices: Rethinking Your Online Teaching (March 2009)
Rubrics: Grading Effectively and Efficiently (February 2009)
Working with Wimba (September 2008)
Academic Policies (October 2008)
Beyond Library Basics: Choosing, Using, But Not Abusing Information (November 2008)
Google Universe: How to Make the Most of our Students’ Favorite Resource (June 2009)
Certificate of Completion: Developing Procedures, Policies, & Documentation (1993), Information Mapping, Inc, Waltham, MA, USA
Personal skills (incl. languages) and additional information:
English (native), German
Nordic walking, yoga, scuba diving, reading, gardening, Italian cooking.
Area of expertise and field of interest (education and training): Andragogy, Pedagogy, Teaching & Learning Development, E-learning, Lifelong learning, Adult Learning, Open and Distance Education/Learning, Higher Education, Corporate Education/Training, Collaborative learning, Non-formal and informal learning, Knowledge Management, International Education, Virtual universities, E-Portfolios
Publications, articles, papers, studies:
Blaschke, L.M. (in press, 2013). Using Web 2.0 to support development of self-determined learning skills. In Hase, S., & Kenyon, C., Self-Determined Learning: Heutagogy in Action. London, United Kingdom: Continuum Publishing Company.
Blaschke, L.M. (2012). Heutagogy and lifelong learning: A review of heutagogical practice and self-determined learning. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 13(1), 56-71. Retrieved from: http:/
Blaschke, L., Porto, S., & Kurtz, G. (2011). Online teaching and learning with social media: The MDE perspective. Distance Education Quarterly, 8(11), 2-3. Available from: http:/
Blaschke, L., & Brindley, J. (2011). Establishing a foundation for reflective practice: A case study of learning journal use. European Journal of Open, Distance, and E-Learning. Available from: http:/
Porto, S., Blaschke, L., & Kurtz, G. (2011). Creating an ecosystem for life-long learning through social media: A Graduate experience. In C. Wankel (Ed.), Educating Educators with Social Media: Cutting-Edge Technologies in Higher Education series. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing.
Porto, S., Walti, C., Blaschke, L., Brindley, J., Foster, A., Frank, I., Fresen, J., Suarez, C., Marciel-Rozzi, J., Kipta, A., Ledford, B. (2010). Circles of discovery: Building and sustaining e-Relationships at a distance. [Conference presentation]. United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA): 4th International Forum for Women in eLearning Conference, December 1-3, 2010 in Albuquerque, N.M.
Brindley, J., Blaschke, L.M., & Walti, C. (2009). Creating effective collaborative learning groups in an online environment. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10(3). Available from: http:/
Blaschke, L.M., Dudink, G., Fox, B., Schuster, C., Smith, L.J., & Templeton, C. (2004). In search of the ideal classroom in a blended learning environment. [Conference Presentation]. In Proceedings of the Third EDEN Research Workshop, March 4-6, 2004, Oldenburg, Germany. Available from: http:/
Hackos, J.T, Blaschke, L., MacKay, B., & Rosenquist, D.J. (1998). Assessing publications process maturity: Experiences of two organizations at different levels of process maturity. [Panel Discussion]. In Proceedings of the 45th International Technical Communication Conference, Anaheim, California, May 17-20, 1998, p. 135. Society for Technical Communication: Washington, D.C. Available from: http:/
Blaschke, L.M., & Oswald, G. (1996). Support- und Service-Systeme bei SAP (SAP Support and Service Systems). HMD, 187. Retrieved July 18, 2004 from: http:/
Blaschke, L.M., & Oswald, G. (1995). SAP R/3 Services: Dienstleistungen für alle R/3 Projektphasen (SAP R/3 Services: Services for All R/3 Project Phases). Management & Computer, 3(3), 215-220.
Blaschke, L.M. (1992). Writing documentation for an international audience. In Proceedings of the 39th International Technical Communication Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, May 10-13, 1992, pp. 92-95. Society for Technical Communication: Washington, D.C.
Blaschke, L.M. (1992). Using levels of editing. [Conference Workshop.] In Proceedings of the 39th International Technical Communication Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, May 10-13, 1992, p. 187. Society for Technical Communication: Washington, D.C.
Michalski, L.M. (1989). The centralized documentation project plan. In Proceedings of the 36th International Technical Communication Conference, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., May 14-17, 1989, pp. WE-119-WE-122. Society for Technical Communication: Washington, D.C.
Numerous public relations and newspaper articles, 1981-1985.
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