Lisa Tassinari is currently an Instructional Designer at CTDLC. Prior to that, she was an Instructional Designer in the Office of eLearning at the University of New Haven, and before that was an Instructional Technologist with the Faculty Center for Learning Development at the University of Hartford.
She received her M.S. in Instructional Technology from the University of Hartford and her B.S. in Education from CCSU. She has been in a teaching and training & development role throughout her career in K-12, corporate training, and higher education. During her career, she was instrumental in developing and delivering a 7-week training program for faculty preparing to teach online, designing and developing courses for online delivery, and designing and delivering seminars around online teaching and learning.
Lisa’s research interest is focused on the point of intersection between the science of elearning and instructional design where exemplary courses emerge.
As the Associate Provost for Digital Learning at Middlebury College, Amy Collier provides strategic vision and leadership to position Middlebury as a leading innovator in creating and sustaining a global learning community through the effective use of digital pedagogies and technologies. Working closely with senior administrators who oversee Middlebury programs, Amy identifies and pursues opportunities for Middlebury to create digital learning opportunities that meet the highest standards of academic integrity and pedagogical innovation; enable Middlebury to leverage its intellectual and pedagogical resources, within and across locations of the institution; connect diverse Middlebury programs with each other; and enrich the experience of current and potential Middlebury learners, from undergraduates and graduate students earning Middlebury degrees to a global community of alumni and professionals.
Jason works with his team to create powerful, vibrant, and emotionally engaging environments for learners of all ages. These environments may be apps, educational games, fully online or blended courses, face-to-face workshops, a custom learning management system, or anything else the Six Red Marbles team can dream up with their clients.
Jason works with a diverse pool of clients from diverse sectors, including: K–12 schools, higher ed institutions, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses (including ed tech startups). In his work, he is obsessed with evidence-driven design, the evolution of instructional design, and learning from the learner.
Jason has an MEd in Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Formerly he was an instructional designer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as Simmons College and Boston University. He serves on the advisory board for Brandeis University's graduate program in Instructional Design and Technology.
Aura Lippincott is instructional designer at Western Connecticut State University where she helps faculty design courses using learner-centered pedagogical approaches, research-based course design best practices, and media/instructional technologies that support learner interaction and engagement. Aura has dual master’s degrees in Information Studies (UCLA) and Instructional Design (SDSU). Prior to a cross-country move to New York State, she worked for several years at a California university as an instructional technologist conceptualizing, designing and supporting online and classroom learning environments and services.
Kimberlee Morse Round
Dr. Kim Morse Round leads the Instructional Innovation Center at Saint Anselm College and serves as faculty at Harvard University Extension School, Brandeis University and Saint Anselm College. The Instructional Innovation Center is responsible for instructional design, instructional technology, media services and online faculty development. She holds a Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University with research interests in active learning, design thinking, open learning networks and personal learning environments. Kim is an active Educause member, participating on committees and presenting at conferences. She is a Breakthrough Models Academy alum and has published in Educause Review Online and through ECAR. In addition, Kim runs NERCOMP’s Instructional Design Community of Practice.
Marina Raynis is a recent graduate student of the graduate program of Instructional Design at UMass Boston. As a graduate student she has conducted research on job postings for instructional design positions in various industries; her findings regard the distinct hiring criteria and different roles for instructional designers within each industry. Marina worked in childhood education before returning to school to focus on adult education and instructional design. She has more than ten years of experience designing both mathematics and creative writing curricula. While Marina’s interests span the entire field of instructional design, she is currently focused on designing and developing interactive and discovery-based eLearning.
Katy Tynan is a bestselling author, speaker, and expert on the #futureofwork. In a world where 70% of employees are disengaged, Katy helps individuals navigate the changing expectations of the workplace, and companies create an inspiring and engaging work culture to attract and retain top talent. Katy is the author of Survive Your Promotion, and her upcoming book The Truth About Management from ATD Press. She is also a regular contributor to the ATD Management Community of Practice, the AMA Playbook, and Harvard Business Review. Katy is Managing Director at CoreAxis Consulting.